Carlo Benvenuto

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    Carlo Benvenuto
    Born in Stresa (VB) 1966, lives and works in Milan.
    Carlo Benvenuto © Carlo Benvenuto
    Carlo Benvenuto's research is determined by the desire of communicating as little as possible. The artist works at home, with his furniture and belongings, reducing individual choices to a minimum. Benvenuto photographs what he has available in 1:1 scale, on a neutral background and in a rarefied atmosphere of subtlety and suspense. The absence of surrounding elements transforms such commonplace objects in a mistery: an electric guitar, a tea cup on the edge of a table, all clothed with a soft light of unquestionable pictorial quality. The framing denies any expressive purpose. The minimal approach is pursued with a research on the verge of perfection. In Benvenuto modus operandi, form and composition, along with a skillful light and chromatic balance, perform a fundamental role and declare the artist's admiration for classical painting. His beautiful compositions accuse wisely and gracefully the order that we try to impose on chaos.
    SOLO EXHIBITIONS - Selection
    2016
    Hunky Dory, Galerie Mazzoli Berlin
    Scala 1:1, a cura di / curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, GAMeC - Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo
    2014
    Imageless Seeing, con / with Emanuele Cavalli, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena
    Still Lifes Off, con / with Mario Dellavedova, Galleria Sprovieri, Londra
    Titolo/Senza, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Lissone
    2013
    Border Lord, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milano
    2010
    ABCDEBenvenuto Cucchi Dellavedova, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milano
    2009
    The Fishmonger’s Door, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena
    ABCD Benvenuto Cucchi Dellavedova, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena
    2008
    I Came To Hear The Music, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milano
    2007
    Natura muta, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
    2003
    Carlo Benvenuto, Site Odéon n°5, Paris
    Carlo Benvenuto, a cura di / curated by Gianfranco Maraniello, MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Roma
    2002
    Fuoco pallido, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
    1999
    La mostra di Carlo, Galleria Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano
    Composizione privata, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
    1997
    Carlo Benvenuto, Galleria Gian Carla Zanutti, Milano
    Carlo Benvenuto, Studio Barbieri, Venezia

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS - Selection
    2015
    Il Manichino della storia, a cura di / curated by Richard Milazzo, MATA, ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Modena
    Refettorio Ambrosiano, Teatro Greco, Expo Milano, Milano
    2012
    Rewind, a cura di / curated by Luca Beatrice, Museo Internazionale della Musica, Bologna
    2010
    Ibrido, a cura di / curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio e Francesco Garutti, PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano
    Quali cose siamo, a cura di / curated by Alessandro Mendini, Triennale di Milano, Milano
    2008
    Focus On Contemporary Italian Art, MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna
    2007
    D’Ombra, a cura di / curated by Lea Vergine, MAN, Museo d’Arte, Nuoro; Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena; Compton Verney; Warwichshire
    2006
    Italy Made In Art: Now, a cura di / curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
    Il vento dal Settecento all’Arte Contemporanea, Fondazione Torino Musei, Castello di Castagneto Po
    2005
    Nuove Acquisizioni, MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Roma
    2003
    Italianamente, a cura di / curated by Caroline Corbetta, UKS, Oslo
    2002
    De Gustibus: Collezione privata, a cura di / curated by Achille Bonito Oliva e Sergio Risaliti, Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena
    The Gift, a cura di / curated by Gianfranco Maraniello e Antonio Somaini, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; Block Museum of the Arts, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON
    2001
    Belvedere italiano, a cura di / curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Castello Ujazdowskie, Center for Contemporary Art, Varsavia
    Iª Biennale di Valencia, a cura di / curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Valencia
    Espresso, a cura di / curated by Luca Cerizza e Gianfranco Maraniello, Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Firenze
    Il dono, a cura di / curated by Gianfranco Maraniello e Antonio Somaini, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena; Kunstmuseum, Klagenfurt
    2000
    L’ombelico del mondo, a cura di / curated by Nanni Balestrini, Franza Di Rosa, Paolo Fabbri, Sergio Spina, Lello Voce, Spazio ex Mattatoio, Roma
    Futurama, a cura di / curated by Bruno Cora’, Raffaele Gavarro, Marco Meneguzzo, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato
    1998
    Video Forum, a cura di / curated by Eva Keller, Art 29’98, Basilea
    1997
    IX Triennale internazionale d’arte contemporanea, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
    VII Biennale internazionale di fotografia, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino





    Carlo Benvenuto
  • Untitled, 2016
    C-print, 34 x 34 cm
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  • Untitled, 2008
    C-print, 190 x 150 cm
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  • Untitled, 2016
    C-print, 61 x 58 cm
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  • Untitled, 2016
    C-print, 61 x 58 cm
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    C-print, 68 x 68 cm
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    C-print, 50 x 50 cm
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  • Untitled, 2016
    C-print, 225 x 170 cm
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  • Untitled, 2016
    C-print, 225 x 170 cm
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  • Untitled, 2013
    C-print, 210 x 160 cm
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  • Untitled, 2016
    C-print, 67 x 122 cm
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  • Untitled, 1998
    C-print, 60 x 60 cm
  • Carlo Benvenuto
  • Untitled, 1998
    C-print, 60 x 60 cm
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