lives and works in Milan
Vittorio Bianchi acts within the spatial dimension of the surface of the fabric, his privileged artistic medium. The artist goes beyond its limits through a gestural scraping action that attacks the material, in a way that upsets its structure without betraying it: not an act of rupture, in fact, but of revelation, aimed at supporting the urgency of the underlying layer to break onto the surface from the depth that holds back it.
He investigates the sleeping spaces of memory that flow inside the fibers, reviving them in the relief of a breath that regains possession of its legitimate interlude.
His is a deaf gesture in which the phrasing woven into the voiceless history of the material echoes. The surface becomes sensitive skin, caressed by the revealing vehemence of the action that exposes its filaments, as if they were the rib of the anatomy of the eternal flow of history.
In doing so, he restores a truce in the opposition between tradition and innovation, a calm that invites a delicate reconciliation in the relationship of interdependence between the persistence of a collective cultural identity and the one of the warp that generated it.
born in Busto Arsizio, Varese, IT
After earning a bachelor of Pharmacy degree in Parma (Italy), Vittorio Bianchi moved to Milan where he started working with sound as a medium, among others. In 2014 he was nominated as a finalist for the Fondazione Henraux Prize and in 2019 he attended a course at Fondazione Ratti: “History and textile traditions between Asia and Europe from the 7th to the 17th century”, curated by Chiara Buss; he was selected for VIR Viafarini-in-residence and invited to participate in Panorama #03 exhibition at Galería Fran Reus in Palma de Mallorca. His work was featured in Hystery, Issue 14, launched at Art Basel Miami in December 2019. In 2022 he was invited by StudyForArtPlatform, Stockholm, to participate in Bienvenue Art Fair in Paris and he was the 3rd classified of Prisma Art Prize, winning the ArtRights and Artuu awards and the participation in an exhibition at Contemporary Cluster (2023, Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome).
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
|2023||Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)|
|2022||BIENVENUE Art Fair, Paris with StudyForArtPlatform, Stockholm (G)
ART MATTERS 5, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G, online)
|2019-20||Panorama #03, Galeria Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca (G)|
|2019||VIR Residency, Viafarini, Milan (G)
VIR Residency, Viafarini, Milan (G)
|2018||Vetrina, BPM Bank, Pietrasanta (S)|