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Angelo Bellobono

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wellbeing trip(equador to rome), 2010 Performance Installation Drawing Site Specific © angelo bellobono
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chis'tè o'paese d'o' sole project, 2008 Performance Installation © angelo bellobono
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chis'tè o'paese d'o' sole project, 2008 @ Fondazione Volume Performance Installation © angelo bellobono
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Temporart Civilization, 2006 Videoanimation Frame © angelo bellobono
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frozen democracy(temporary civilization), 2006 Photo © angelo bellobono
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Temporart Civilization, 2005 Installation Photo © angelo bellobono
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sarajevo reasort 10, 2007 Ink and Acrylic on Wood 32 X 23 Cm © angelo bellobono
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sarajevo reasort 12, 2007 Acrylic on Wood 100 X 70 Cm © angelo bellobono
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20140505150733-atla_s_now_territory_8_80x80cm_acrylic_on_canvas
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20140505150853-atlas_community_97x107_carylic_glue_and_minerals_on_canvas
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20140505150944-atlasnow_toubkal_2_130x130_cm_acrylic_glue_minerals_on_recycled_plastic
20140505151103-floating_bank__5_100x150cm_acrylic_on_canvas_2014_2
20140505151111-atla_s_now_sunset_150x150cm_acrylic_on_canvas_2012
20140505151134-floating_pick__2_100x80cm_acrylic_salt_and_glue_on_canvas_2014
20140505151154-inside_out__4_60x80cm_acrylic_on_canvas_2014
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20140505151437-about_freedom__03__julian__120x120_cm_acrylic_on_canvas_2011
20140505151446-about_freedom__01__john__100x100_cm_acrylic_on_canvas_2011
20140505151500-about_freedom__150x150_cm_acrylic_on_canvas_2011
20140505151524-tutto_il_ghiaccio_che_posso_100x100_cm_acrylic_on_canvas_2011
20140505151542-imploded_150x150_acrylic_on_canvas_2010
20140505151624-warm_me_up_acrylic_on_canvas_150_x150_cm_2008
20140505151725-yes_i_am_acrylic_on_canvas_120x120_cm_2007
20140505151747-1x2_acrylic_acrylic_on_canvas_120x120_cm_2005
20140505151834-lowlife_wellbeing_center_bunker_house-_disegno_su_carta_x_videoanimazione-_courtesy_dell_artista_e_galleria_changing_role_low_res
20140505151954-5_-_lowlife_yoga2_21x14_5_drawing_on_paper_2008
20140505152016-untitled-01_24x25_drawing_on_paper
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Rome
Birth year
1964
Lives in
New York and Rome
Works in
New York and Rome
Representing galleries
www.changingrole.com - www.biasaart.com
Tags
gallery installation, video-art, conceptual, exhibition/performance
Statement

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Angelo Bellobono is a visual artist based in Rome, New York and Imlil. Through paintings, drawings, video and performance Bellobono investigates issues of belonging and identity, breaking through stereotypes and decontextualizing people, objects and concepts.

His works explore the constant efforts humans make to seek out an identity and a place in which to belong.

Having traveled extensively for many years around the world, Bellobono has seen how rapid social and geopolitical changes have effected people forced to live in cultures outside of their own. Much of his work investigates individual’s efforts to maintain their identity or create a new one.

A sense of dramatic irony pervades many of his works, which give form to the chemistry of emotion, exploring how biochemistry translates into human behavior. This can be seen most strikingly in his portraits, which evoke the hidden portions of the human landscapes, evoking emotions through what is left unseen.

Having spent two decades as a ski instructor and coach, Bellobono has lived in various mountain ranges around the world. The elements of ice and mountains are frequent metaphorical elements in his work; ice representing the planet’s archival memory, and mountains depicted as hinges and not barriers, connecting different cultures rather than dividing them.

In 2011 he created the Atla(s)now project in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, to develop a community platform where art and skiing are used as a means of economic and social development. The project includes an art residency program that coexists with several other economic activities aimed at supporting and integrating with the local community.

His work has participated in various international exhibitions in various museums, such as Calcutta, New Delhi, Brussels, Cairo and in various Italian and foreign exhibitions.

He participated in the XV Quadrennial of Rome and the IV and V Marrakech Biennale and exhibited in public and private spaces such as the Fondazione Volume and Wunderkammern in Rome, Envoy Gallery in New York and Changing Role in Naples.

In 2002 he was among the finalists for the Lissone Prize; in 2005 he won the Celeste Prize for painting; in 2009 he won the prize in the Drawing section of the american Artslant Award; in 2011 he is a finalist for the Combat Prize; in 2012 he is among the finalists for the award of Portali dello Scompiglio.

His works are held in various public and private collections.

ANGELO BELLOBONO

abellobono@gmail.com

www.angelobellobono.com

www.atlasnowproject.com

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012

Atla(s)now project. Marrakech Biennal.

2011

And then there was the ice. Wunderkammern Gallery, Roma.

Tutte le lune del mondo. Curated by Silvia Litardi. Space Metropoliz, Roma.

About freedom. Curated by Nicola Davide Angerame. Whitelabs Gallery, Milano.

2010

Eastside - The journey. Biasa Artspace, Semyniak, Bali, Indonesia.

2009

Low Life Wellbeing Center_Bunker House. Curated by Alessandro Facente. Changing Role Gallery, Napoli.

Lower east life. Curated by Serena Trizzino, Envoy Gallery, NYC.

2008

Chist’ è o’ paese d’o’ sole. Curated by Alessandro Facente. Fondazione Volume L’Union, Roma.

2006

Temporary Civilization. Curated by Francesca Franco. Il Sole artecontemporanea Gallery, Roma.

Winner Celeste prize 2005. Italian Consulate London.

Futuro Presente Primordiale. Curated by Gianluca Marziani. Artsinergy Gallery, Bologna.

2005

Osservatorio Bellobono. Curated by Alessio Verzenassi. Il Sole artecontemporanea Gallery, Roma.

2004

Recruitment. Curated by Lorenzo Canova. Altri lavori in corso Gallery, Roma.

2003

Body Life Program. Curated by Lorenzo Canova. Studio d’Arte Fedele, Monopoli (Bari).

Extrasistole e Pace Maker. Curated by Raffaele Gavarro. DAG Art Gallery, Livorno.

2002

Aria Compressa. Curated by Ludovico Pratesi and Lorenzo Canova. Casa Pratesi, Roma.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

Double je. Frank Pages Gallery, Crans Montana, Switzerland.

2012

Quadratonomade. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma.

2011

Crosscurrents. Civic Art Center, Lagos, Nigeria.

2010

Difforme. Curated by Lorenzo Canova. Aratro Museum, University of Campobasso.

Sbandati. Curated by Lorenzo Canova. Ex Gil, Roma.

Under italian eyes. Museum of modern art, Cairo, Egypt.

Impresa Pittura. Curated by R. Gavarro and C.L. Pisano. CIAC, Genazzano (Roma).

2009

Titled/Untitled. Curated by A. Dambruoso and M. Di Veroli. Wunderkammern, Roma.

Incroci. Curated by Lorenzo Canova. Open space contemporary art, Catanzaro.

Gustovagando. Curated by Simona Cresci and Lina Calenne. Macro FUTURE, Roma.

2008

Ambientarti. Curated by D. Sarchioni and C. Antonini. Palazzo dei Priori, Viterbo.

Young blood. Opera Gallery, NYC.

XV Quadriennale di Roma. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma.

Viaggio sul nastro di Mobius. Curated by M. Di Veroli. Dora Diamanti Gallery, Roma.

Experimenta. Farnesina Collection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Roma.

2007

La Bellezza del Mondo. Curated by Lorenzo Canova. Giamaartstudio, Vitulano .

Paesaggi Metropolitani. Curated by G. Calò. Museo laboratorio La Sapienza, Roma.

Ficci Frame festival. Renaissance Hotel, New Delhi, India.

OnThe Edge of Vision. Curated by Lorenzo Canova. Victoria memorial hall Calcutta - Museum of Modern art Mumbay and New Delhi, India.

2006

Art Territory. Curated by Simona Cresci and Dominique Lora. Centrale Montemartini, Roma.

2005

Pasolini e Roma. Curated by Lorenzo Canova and Enzo Siciliano. Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Roma.

Winner Premio Celeste. Final show at Magazzini del sale, Siena.

TEC. Curated by A. Verzenassi and M. Annibali. Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati.

Unmediated. Curated by Matteo Basilè. Tossi Gallery, Firenze.