Artist

Enrico Baj

Born in Milan, Enrico Baj began studying at the Brera Academy of Art in 1938, only to flee to Geneva six years later in order to avoid conscription to the Italian army under Mussolini. Returning to Italy after the war, Baj pursued law studies, which he duly abandoned, becoming instead a mainstay in the Milanese avant garde art scene by the mid-1950s. Baj had his debut in New York in 1960, as part of the exhibition Surrealist Intrusion in the Enchanters’ Domain, organized by Marcel Duchamp and André Breton at D’Arcy Galleries. The following year, his work was included in the influential exhibition Art of Assemblage (1961), organized by William Seitz at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1964 a room devoted to Baj’s work was presented in the 22nd Venice Biennial, and three major retrospectives followed in 1971, held at Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Musée de l’Athénée, Geneva. Recent exhibitions were held in the following venues, among others: the 55th Venice Biennial (2013), Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan (2013), and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2001-2002).

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
1965-2015. 50 years from Studio Marconi to the Marconi Foundation
Giorgio Marconi celebrates fifty years of activity with a group exhibition featuring the work of twenty-two...
21 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
Fondazione Marconi
Milan
Exhibitions
A “Small-Format” Collection
Marconi Foundation is presenting a group show of small-format works from Giorgio Marconi’s collection. Occupying...
18 Nov 2015 - 23 Jan 2016
Fondazione Marconi
Milan
Exhibitions
Baj at Marconi’s. Plastics 1967 – 1969
Giò Marconi presents the exhibition Baj at Marconi’s. Plastics 1967 – 1969 which takes place in...
24 Nov 2015 - 31 Jan 2016
Giò Marconi
Milan
Exhibitions
The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game investigates a new envisioning of the years in which the Situationist International...
27 Sep 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Berlin
Art Spaces
Galleria Giraldi
Galleries in Versilia, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno
Galleria Guastalla Centro Arte
Galleries in Versilia, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno
Galleria ZetaEffe Arte Contemporanea
Galleries in Florence
Tornabuoni Arte Florence
Galleries in Florence
Mazzoleni
Galleries in Turin
Studio Guastalla
Galleries in Milan
Tornabuoni Arte Milan
Galleries in Milan
Gariboldi
Galleries in Milan
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M
Galleries in Milan