Mauro Staccioli

By 2 July 2019 Artists

MAURO STACCIOLI

MAURO STACCIOLI

Biography

Mauro Staccioli was born in Volterra in 1937 and passed away in Milan in 2018. He moved first to Sardinia, where he founded together with young Sardinian artists the “Gruppo di Iniziativa”, and later came to Milan. After a first period in which he experimented with painting and engraving, from 1968 he focused on a concept of sculpture closely related to environment, in its physical and social features. His language was characterized by an essential geometry and the use of simple materials such as concrete and iron. At the beginning of the ‘80s this language became less aggressive and sharp to openly challenge the space, and subverting its static and dimensional balance. The artist experimented new forms such as rings, metaphysical spheres, rounds in precarious balance. In more recent years Staccioli’s artistic activity was focused mainly on his native land: in 2009 he made 19 environmental sculptures that, not only on the city of Volterra but also on the surroundings, were exalting a landscape in which history, culture and human work were combined with the artist’s work. Many of the environmental works conceived on the occasion are still installed and have become a real park of open air sculptures.

Several the solo exhibitions in institutions devoted to his work: Terme di Caracalla, Rome (2018), Domaine du Château de Seneffe (2014), MARCA, Catanzaro (2011), Volterra (2009), Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles (2003, 2000), Italian Cultural Institute , Seoul and Brussels (2000), Fondation Européenne pour la Sculpture, Parc Tournay-Solvay and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (1996), Museion, Bolzano (1995), Mudima Foundation, Milan (1992), Kwacheon Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (1990), University of Siena (1989), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (1987), University of Massachusetts Amherst (1984), Pinacoteca comunale, Macerata (1981), Castello Visconteo, Vigevano and Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Suzzara (1977). Among the collective shows in public and private institutions: Mastio della Cittadella, Turin (2018), Foro Palatino, Rome (2017), Badia Camaldolese di Volterra (2015), Palazzo Zenobio, Venice (2011), MART, Rovereto (2011, 2010), Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia (2009),

Accademia di San Luca, Rome (2008), Villa d’Este, Tivoli (2006), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2005), La Triennale, Milan (2004), GAMeC , Bergamo (1999), Parque Metropolitano de Quito, Ecuador (1998), Miramare Castle, Trieste (1996), Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (1994), Centro Luigi Pecci, Prato (1990), Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (1988), Maison de la Culture, Rennes (1984), Stadtische Galerie, Regensburg (1982), National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (1981), Center of Contemporary Art, Lisbon (1979), Institut d’Art Contemporain, Montreal (1977), Palazzo della Ragione, Padua (1975), Maison de la Culture, Grenoble (1971). Mauro Staccioli also took part in international exhibitions: Venice Biennale (1995, 1978, 1976), Rome Quadrenniale (1986, 1965). His collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli began in 2005 with his first solo show, followed by a second personal project in 2006, accompanied by a catalog curated by Marco Meneguzzo and Luca Massimo Barbero.

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Biography

Mauro Staccioli was born in Volterra in 1937 and passed away in Milan in 2018. He moved first to Sardinia, where he founded together with young Sardinian artists the “Gruppo di Iniziativa”, and later came to Milan. After a first period in which he experimented with painting and engraving, from 1968 he focused on a concept of sculpture closely related to environment, in its physical and social features. His language was characterized by an essential geometry and the use of simple materials such as concrete and iron. At the beginning of the ‘80s this language became less aggressive and sharp to openly challenge the space, and subverting its static and dimensional balance. The artist experimented new forms such as rings, metaphysical spheres, rounds in precarious balance. In more recent years Staccioli’s artistic activity was focused mainly on his native land: in 2009 he made 19 environmental sculptures that, not only on the city of Volterra but also on the surroundings, were exalting a landscape in which history, culture and human work were combined with the artist’s work. Many of the environmental works conceived on the occasion are still installed and have become a real park of open air sculptures.

Several the solo exhibitions in institutions devoted to his work: Terme di Caracalla, Rome (2018), Domaine du Château de Seneffe (2014), MARCA, Catanzaro (2011), Volterra (2009), Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles (2003, 2000), Italian Cultural Institute , Seoul and Brussels (2000), Fondation Européenne pour la Sculpture, Parc Tournay-Solvay and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (1996), Museion, Bolzano (1995), Mudima Foundation, Milan (1992), Kwacheon Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (1990), University of Siena (1989), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (1987), University of Massachusetts Amherst (1984), Pinacoteca comunale, Macerata (1981), Castello Visconteo, Vigevano and Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Suzzara (1977). Among the collective shows in public and private institutions: Mastio della Cittadella, Turin (2018), Foro Palatino, Rome (2017), Badia Camaldolese di Volterra (2015), Palazzo Zenobio, Venice (2011), MART, Rovereto (2011, 2010), Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia (2009),

Accademia di San Luca, Rome (2008), Villa d’Este, Tivoli (2006), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2005), La Triennale, Milan (2004), GAMeC , Bergamo (1999), Parque Metropolitano de Quito, Ecuador (1998), Miramare Castle, Trieste (1996), Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (1994), Centro Luigi Pecci, Prato (1990), Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (1988), Maison de la Culture, Rennes (1984), Stadtische Galerie, Regensburg (1982), National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (1981), Center of Contemporary Art, Lisbon (1979), Institut d’Art Contemporain, Montreal (1977), Palazzo della Ragione, Padua (1975), Maison de la Culture, Grenoble (1971). Mauro Staccioli also took part in international exhibitions: Venice Biennale (1995, 1978, 1976), Rome Quadrenniale (1986, 1965). His collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli began in 2005 with his first solo show, followed by a second personal project in 2006, accompanied by a catalog curated by Marco Meneguzzo and Luca Massimo Barbero.

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Works

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and white cement, 49,5x48x8 cm cad.

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and white cement, 49,5x48x8 cm cad.

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and white cement, 49,5x48x8 cm cad.
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Sandblasted steel and grey stone base, 94x91x33,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Sandblasted steel and grey stone base, 94x91x33,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Sandblasted steel and grey stone base, 94x91x33,5 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and red cement, diam. 60×9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and red cement, diam. 60×9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and red cement, diam. 60×9 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Iron and grey cement, diam. 60×9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Iron and grey cement, diam. 60×9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Iron and grey cement, diam. 60×9 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and red cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and red cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and red cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 20×4 cm, base 20,5x24x20 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 20×4 cm, base 20,5x24x20 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 20×4 cm, base 20,5x24x20 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Cement and iron, 29x119x18 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Cement and iron, 29x119x18 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Cement and iron, 29x119x18 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Grey cement and iron, 29x120x14,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Grey cement and iron, 29x120x14,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Grey cement and iron, 29x120x14,5 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel, 29x120x14,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel, 29x120x14,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel, 29x120x14,5 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, 28x120x9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, 28x120x9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and grey cement, 28x120x9 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Iron, 29,5x118x4 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Iron, 29,5x118x4 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Iron, 29,5x118x4 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2004. Corten steel and grey cement, 30×28 cm cad.

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2004. Corten steel and grey cement, 30×28 cm cad.

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2004
Corten steel and grey cement, 30×28 cm cad.

Works

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and white cement, 49,5x48x8 cm cad.

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and white cement, 49,5x48x8 cm cad.

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and white cement, 49,5x48x8 cm cad.
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Sandblasted steel and grey stone base, 94x91x33,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Sandblasted steel and grey stone base, 94x91x33,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Sandblasted steel and grey stone base, 94x91x33,5 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and red cement, diam. 60×9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and red cement, diam. 60×9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and red cement, diam. 60×9 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Iron and grey cement, diam. 60×9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Iron and grey cement, diam. 60×9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Iron and grey cement, diam. 60×9 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and red cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and red cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and red cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 25×5 cm, base 26x31x25 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 20×4 cm, base 20,5x24x20 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 20×4 cm, base 20,5x24x20 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and grey cement, diam. 20×4 cm, base 20,5x24x20 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Cement and iron, 29x119x18 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Cement and iron, 29x119x18 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Cement and iron, 29x119x18 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Grey cement and iron, 29x120x14,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Grey cement and iron, 29x120x14,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Grey cement and iron, 29x120x14,5 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel, 29x120x14,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel, 29x120x14,5 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel, 29x120x14,5 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, 28x120x9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Corten steel and grey cement, 28x120x9 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Corten steel and grey cement, 28x120x9 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Iron, 29,5x118x4 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006. Iron, 29,5x118x4 cm

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2006
Iron, 29,5x118x4 cm
Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2004. Corten steel and grey cement, 30×28 cm cad.

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2004. Corten steel and grey cement, 30×28 cm cad.

Mauro Staccioli, Untitled, 2004
Corten steel and grey cement, 30×28 cm cad.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MAURO STACCIOLI

Opening 18 March 2006
21 March to 18 May 2006

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 20 January 2005

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MAURO STACCIOLI

Opening 18 March 2006
21 March to 18 May 2006

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 20 January 2005

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