Grazia Varisco

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GRAZIA VARISCO

GRAZIA VARISCO

Biography

Grazia Varisco was born in Milan in 1937, where she lives and works. She attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and Achille Funi’s courses. In the 60s she took part in the exhibitions of movements “Arte Programmata” and “Gruppo T”, together with Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo and Gabriele De Vecchi. She contributed to the development of the artistic renaissance of the 60s, also working as a graphic designer at La Rinascente and Kartell alongside other professionals of sophisticated culture. Her research focused on space-time, interested in elaborating kinetic structures. In 1961, she created “Variable Luminescent Screens” in which light produced effects of change in perception and in 1963 presents her “3D Variable Modules”, that dynamically changed in space. Grazia Varisco’s work create the space around their own signs, scanning the light and the perception of time through angles, cuts and visual rhythms that continually relaunch the mobility of the whole.

During her career she has been taking part in many personal exhibitions in institutions, such as: Biblioteca dell’Accademia di Brera, Milan (2018), La Triennale, Milan (2017), Ghisla Art Collection, Locarno and MAC, Lissone (2016), Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch (2013), Museo della Permanente, Milan (2012), Rotonda della Besana, Milan (2006), Centro Cultural da PUC, Rio de Janeiro (1991), Centro Culturale Italiano, Zagreb (1987), Teatro Trotter, Milan (1981), State University Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus (1976). Among the collective exhibitions in institutions: Museo Gagliardi, Noto (2018), Palazzo Reale, Milan (2017), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (2016), MACRO, Rome (2014), MAMbo, Bologna (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), MART, Rovereto (2011), Die Neue Sammlung, Munich (2010), ZKM, Karlsruhe (2009), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2008), Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg (2005), Los Angeles County Museum (2004), Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (2003),

Palazzo Pitti, Florence (2001), MACBA, Barcelona (2000), Castello Sforzesco, Milan (1999), Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara (1997), GNAM, Rome (1996), Museo della Permanente, Milan (1995), Liljewalls Konsthall, Stockholm (1991), Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana (1987), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1983), Hayward Gallery, London (1982), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (1970), South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town (1966), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1965), MoMA, New York (1964). Grazia Varisco has been taking part in important international exhibitions, such as: Venice Biennale (1986, 1964), Rome Quadriennale (1999, 1972, 1965), Toyama Triennial (1990), Graz Trigon (1977). Her collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli began in 1996 with the participations in the collective show “Arte programmata” and followed in 1998 with the group exhibition “Insieme oltre una linea d’ombra”.

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Biography

Grazia Varisco was born in Milan in 1937, where she lives and works. She attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and Achille Funi’s courses. In the 60s she took part in the exhibitions of movements “Arte Programmata” and “Gruppo T”, together with Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo and Gabriele De Vecchi. She contributed to the development of the artistic renaissance of the 60s, also working as a graphic designer at La Rinascente and Kartell alongside other professionals of sophisticated culture. Her research focused on space-time, interested in elaborating kinetic structures. In 1961, she created “Variable Luminescent Screens” in which light produced effects of change in perception and in 1963 presents her “3D Variable Modules”, that dynamically changed in space. Grazia Varisco’s work create the space around their own signs, scanning the light and the perception of time through angles, cuts and visual rhythms that continually relaunch the mobility of the whole.

During her career she has been taking part in many personal exhibitions in institutions, such as: Biblioteca dell’Accademia di Brera, Milan (2018), La Triennale, Milan (2017), Ghisla Art Collection, Locarno and MAC, Lissone (2016), Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch (2013), Museo della Permanente, Milan (2012), Rotonda della Besana, Milan (2006), Centro Cultural da PUC, Rio de Janeiro (1991), Centro Culturale Italiano, Zagreb (1987), Teatro Trotter, Milan (1981), State University Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus (1976). Among the collective exhibitions in institutions: Museo Gagliardi, Noto (2018), Palazzo Reale, Milan (2017), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (2016), MACRO, Rome (2014), MAMbo, Bologna (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), MART, Rovereto (2011), Die Neue Sammlung, Munich (2010), ZKM, Karlsruhe (2009), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2008), Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg (2005), Los Angeles County Museum (2004), Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (2003),

Palazzo Pitti, Florence (2001), MACBA, Barcelona (2000), Castello Sforzesco, Milan (1999), Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara (1997), GNAM, Rome (1996), Museo della Permanente, Milan (1995), Liljewalls Konsthall, Stockholm (1991), Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana (1987), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1983), Hayward Gallery, London (1982), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (1970), South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town (1966), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1965), MoMA, New York (1964). Grazia Varisco has been taking part in important international exhibitions, such as: Venice Biennale (1986, 1964), Rome Quadriennale (1999, 1972, 1965), Toyama Triennial (1990), Graz Trigon (1977). Her collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli began in 1996 with the participations in the collective show “Arte programmata” and followed in 1998 with the group exhibition “Insieme oltre una linea d’ombra”.

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Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Insieme oltre una linea d’ombra

1998

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Arte programmata 1962

1996

Exhibition  →

Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Insieme oltre una linea d’ombra

1998

Exhibition  →

Arte programmata 1962

1996

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