ALIGHIERO BOETTI
Alighiero Boetti. 1940 - Born December 16 in Turin, Italy. 1967 - Joined the Arte Povera movement in January. 1971 - Discovered Afghanistan and in Kabul had started an artistic collaboration with women embroiderers, creating tapestries such as his political Maps which would evolve according to the world’s political mutations. 1972 - Moved to Rome, where he discovered the pleasure of light and colours, far from the austerity of Turin. 1994 - Died in Rome, Italy.
BIO
Selected Exhibitions: 2010 “Alighiero e Boetti: Insicuro Noncurante,” Sprüth Magers, Berlin (solo) 2010 “Alighiero e Boetti: Insicuro Noncurante,” Sprüth Magers Berlin 2009 “Mappe,” Galerie di Meo, Paris 2009 “Orientamento,” Galleria Cardi, Pietrasanta, Italy 2009 “Alighiero e Boetti: Mappa,” Gladstone Gallery, New York (solo) 2009 “Alighiero e Boetti,” Museo di Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples (solo) 2008 “Order and Disorder,” Museum Ritter-Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Waldenbuch (solo) 2008 “Eurasia: Dissolvenze geografiche dell’arte,” Museo di Art Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto,” Rovereto, Italy 2008 "Red Sky," Luhring Augustine, New York 2007 "Après la pluie," Musée départmental d'art contemporain, Rochechouart, France 2007 "Italian Visions: 40 Years of Art," Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York, New York 2007 "Volare," Corsoveneziaotto Arte Contemporanea, Milan 2007 "Arte Povera," Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein 2007 "Numerica," Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Italy 2007 "Music to my Eyes", esso gallery, New York 2007 Edward Tyler Nahem, New York 2007 “Alighiero e Boetti,” Gladstone Gallery, New York (solo) 2006 “Alighiero e Boetti: Insicuro Noncurante,” La Case D’Arte, Milan (solo) 2006 "Im Anfang war das Wort," Langenscheidt KG, Munich, Germany 2006 "Wrestle," CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 2006 "Italian Modernism: Balla to Boetti," Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York 2006 "Il Buco," Pio Monti, Rome, Italy 2006 “Alighiero Boetti: Un Pozzo Senza Fine, Embroideries,” Ben Brown Fine Arts, London (solo) 2005 "Looking at Words," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York 2005 “Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970,” Tate Modern, June 1- September 18, 2005, London 2005 “Ordering the Ordinary,” Timothy Taylor Gallery, July 14- August 31, 2005, London 2005 “Arte Povera,” Galerie Di Meo, May 20-July 16, 2005, Paris 2004 “Alighiero e Boetti,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (solo) 2003 “Alighiero e Boetti. Ordere et désordre du monde ouvres 1967-1990,” Frac Bourgogne (solo) 2002 “Alighiero Boetti.” Villa Paleotti Isolani, Minerbio, Bologna (solo) 2002 “Alighiero Boetti,” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (solo) 2002 “Alighiero Boetti.” Works 1966/1988, Monika Spruth – Philomene Magers, Munich (solo) 2002 “Simmetria Asimmetria.” Sperone Westwater, New York (solo) 2002 “Alighiero e Boetti.” The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago (solo) 2002 20 years Galerie Steinek, Vienna (group) 2001 “Alighiero e Boetti.” Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva (solo) 2001 “Alighiero Boetti. Niente da vedere niente da nascondere.” XLIX Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Venezia, Venice (solo) 2001 “Multipli 1967-2001: Multiples, Editions and Books by the Arte Povera Artists.” Esso Gallery, New York 2001 “Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972.” Tate Modern, London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 2001 “In Between.” Crestet Centre d’Art, Vaison La Romaine, France 2001 “Green on Greene.” Sperone Westwater, New York 2000 “Open Ends.” The Museum of Modern Art, New York 2000 “Le temps vite!” Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris 2000 “Minimalia: An Italian Vison in 20th Century Art.” PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York 1999 Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN 1998 Alighiero Boetti: Mettere al mondo il mondo, Museum für Moderne Kunst&Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst Frankfurt am Main 1998 Alighiero Boetti, Lindig in Paludetto zeitgenössische Kunst Nürnberg 1997 Alighiero Boetti, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo) 1996 - 1997 Alighiero Boetti, Galleria Civica d'arte Moderna e Contemporanea Turin, Italy (& other cities) 1995 Simply red, Galerie Steinek, Vienna 1994 Sommercocktail, Galerie Steinek, Vienna 1993 Alternating 1 to 100 and Vice Versa, The Museum of Contemp Art (& other locations) Los Angeles, CA 1991 Alighiero Boetti, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo) 1990 Sommerausstellung, Galerie Steinek, Vienna 1990 XLIV Biennale di Venezia, Venice 1989 Arazzi, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo) 1988 Works on paper, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo) 1985 Pinacoteca Comunale Ravenna Ravenna (retrospective exhibition) 1981 Galleria Banco/Massimo Minini Brescia, Italy 1980 La Natura una Faccenda ottusa, Galleria Massimo Minini 1978 Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland 1976 Galleria Banco/Massimo Minini Brescia, Italy Literature 2005 Niente Tutto, exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, essay by Kristin Schmidt and Cordula von Keller, 2005 2005 “L’art du Xxe Siecle: De l’art Moderne a l’art Contemporian 1939- 2002”, Citadelles and Mazenod, Paris 2001 Boetti, Annemarie Sauzeau, Alighiero e Boetti, “Shaman-Showman”, Umberto Allemandi & C., 2001. 2001 "Green on Greene," Sperone Westwater, New York (ex.cat.) 2000 Le Temps, vite, Exhibition catalogue by Jean-Pierre Criqui, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, (Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2000) 2000 da Warhol al 2000, Palazzo Cavour, Regione Piemonte, exhibition catalogue, 2000, p. 64. 2000 Gian Enzo Sperone; Torino, Roma, New York; 35 Anni di Mostra tra Europa e America, 2000, pp. 52, 136-137, 145, 166, 200, 255. 2000 Pugliese, Marina, Le Tecniche e I Materiali Nell'Arte Contemporanea, Arti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, 2000. 1999 Allianz & Kunst, catalogue of the collection of Bayerische Versicherungsbank AG, Allianz Versicherungs-AG, with forewords by Dr. Michael Albert and Harald Szeemann, Anderland Verlag, München, 1999. 1998 Change of Scene XIII, exhibition brochure by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Frankfurt: Museum für Moderne Kunst, 1998).