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CURRICULUM VITAE »

Leonardo Pierro. Born in Biella, where he works and lives with Chiara and his son John.
He graduated in "Painting" at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin.
Since 1987 teaches of "painting" at the local School of Art. Prefers the pictorial language and also other different mediums such as photography and installations. He exhibited since 1982 in solo and group exhibitions.


INTRODUCTION TO THE VISION OF WORKS »

The following sequence is related to the artistic production executed from 1990 to 2012.

"From this multi-faceted fantasy stem the previous cycles of the work of Leonardo Pierro, an artist highly critical of a certain scientific positivism. After the mythology of the Chironi (1999/2001) seized by numbness, thoroughly analyzed in the texts of Dario Salani and Olga Gambari, there are the circular works (2001-2007) triggered by an interpretation of Pop Art, which, as Arthur Danto theorized, in the light of Andy Warhol's work, introduced the chiasma whereby a common object of popular culture, like a bottle of Coca Cola, becomes a work of art and an elite work of art becomes a commodity for mass consumption. Following this, The Cure (2005/2006), a pictorial cycle with references to medieval culture , on the theme of pharmacology and chemistry as a refuge to exorcise physical and psychological pain. Allaroundtheworld (2006/2008) is a sequence in which Blog Art is practised as an instrument of democratization of the message that it may be possible to discover events that have been censored or hidden by instruments of power; the following Ecology for Dummies (2008/2009) consists of common objects in pinewood cases, which conceptually refer to the limits of knowledge and political and sociological themes, followed by the Sweet Decadence cycle (2009/2010) focusing on a short-circuit arrangement of images now seen as too few , now too many: a metaphor for the psychogenic disturbances of anorexia and bulimia. The End is the Beginning (2010) adopts the iconography of the Vanitas of the seventeenth-century Still Life as a metaphor for the precariousness of existence, immediately preceding the cycle that is the subject of the last exhibition entitled "Extra Life" (2011/2012)." Viana Conti

GROUP EXHIBITIONS »
  • 2003 Arte e Ambiente: un’ecologia per la mente, Biella Piazzo
  • 2003 Tanti "Cari" AUGURI, Frenchkiss, Biella
  • 2004 Schiapparelli Arte, Biella
  • 2004 "Oltrelosguardo" Open space performances, Guardabosone
  • 2005 "L’arte e il silenzio" a cura di Silvy Bassanese. Galleria S. Eusebio Oropa, Biella
  • 2005 "Oltrelosguardo" Open space performances ( installazione), Guardabosone
  • 2006 "BI Arteca" Open space performances ( installazione), Rosazza, Biella
  • 2007 "BI Arteca" Open space performances ( installazione), Rosazza, Biella
  • 2008 "Arte del Gusto" Mostra fotografica, Villa Schneider, Biella
  • 2008 "Collettiva" presso il Centro Polivalente di Occhieppo Inferiore, Biella
  • 2008 "Energia buona", Premio Terna, Roma
  • 2009 "La seduzione del nulla" Extreme Gallery, Torino
  • 2009 "L’arte al tempo della crisi" Centro Polivalente di Occhieppo Inferiore, a cura di Leon Ignacio Rado, Biella
  • 2009 "Skating into Revolution", Premio Terna, Roma
  • 2009 "Ecology for dummies" Concorso Eco art project, Roma
  • 2009 "Non tutto fa brodo" Concorso Premio Transiti, Potenza
  • 2010 "The end is the biginning" a cura di - ART WE ARE - Rocca del Boiardo Scandiano, Reggio Emilia
  • 2011 "INCERTE PATRIE" L'Unità d'Italia nel suo 150° compleanno, a cura di Viana Conti
  • 2012 "LIMITED EDITION" – in collaborazione con Biella Rock Festival - KOKO CLUB, Castelletto Cervo, Luglio 2012
  • 2012 "SCIENZA E UTOPIA" – in collaborazione con ESQUELA MODERNA - ATENEO LIBERTARIO – Franzoi Elisa / Massimo Mazzone - UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III, MADRID, Novembre 2012

SOLO EXHIBITIONS »
  • 2010 "SWEET DECADENCE" KOKO CLUB Castelleto Cervo, a cura di L. I. Rado
  • 2011 "EXTRA LIFE" SILVY BASSANESE ARTE CONTEMPORANEA" a cura di Viana Conti. Catalogo disponibile
  • 2012 "HOME SWEET HOME" GLI INTERNI DI NESPOLI, in collaborazione con SILVY BASSANESE ARTE CONTEMPORANEA.

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Artwork

ECOLOGY FOR DUMMIES / DUMMIES FOR ECOLOGY

The dichotomy of the theme of "ecology for dummies / dummies for ecology".. »

Artwork Artwork


Project

PROJECTS AND SITE SPECIFIC

What follows is an essay of installations carried out in collaboration with the.. »

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Photo

UNTITLED

vintage subject, ink jet photograph on Plexiglas pattern of the Virgin’s constellation.. »

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