Valerio Adami

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Born in 1935 in Bologna, Valerio Adami is a leading figure in the Narrative Figuration movement. His acrylic paintings are characterised by blocks of colour outlined in black evoking the themes of travel, music, literature and theatre. The notion of mystery is expressed in the many literary references that populate the paintings, a notion that always plays a central role in his work, which he defines as a philosophical questioning.






Born in 1935 in Bologna, Italy
Lives and works between Paris, Monte Carlo and Meina, Italy


EDUCATION

1955
Académie des Beaux-Arts de Brera, Milan, Italy


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2018
Adami : lignes de vie, Musée Jean Cocteau, Collection Séverin Wunderman, Menton, France

2016
Valerio Adami, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Transfigurations, Chapelle Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Malo, France
De la ligne à la couleur, Le Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roche, Issoudun, France

2015
Great retrospective Valerio Adami’s 80th birthday, Turin Museum, Turin, Italy ; Mantua Museum, Mantua, Italy
Valerio Adami, Centre d’art contemporain à cent mètres du centre du monde, Perpignan, France

2014
Valerio Adami, Disegnare, Dipingere, Galeria André, Roma, Italy
Valerio Adami, Centre d’art graphique de la Métairie Bruyère, Parly, France

2013
Mosaïques, Ravenna Museum of Art, Ravenna, Italy
Valerio Adami, Aquarelles, Galerie Biasutti, Turino, Italy

2012
Tableaux et dessins, Galerie Hass Ag, Zürich, Switzerland
New Painting – Photographic Work from the Sixties, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Figure nel tempo, Galleria Tega, Milano, Italy
Œuvres graphiques, Nev, Ankara, Turkey
Valerio Adami, les années 1960, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, France

2011
Quadri di lettura, Padiglione Italia, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Drawings, Galleria Usher arte, via della Zecca 15, Lucques, Italy
Paintings, Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea, Lucques, Italy
Watercolours, Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucques, Italy
Opere 1971 – 2010, Museo Provinciale di Lecce, Lucques, Italy
Galerie IUFM, 11th contemporary art biennale of Lyon, Lyon, France

2010
Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca, Locarno, Italy
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Miami, USA
Dessins, Impasse Beaubourg, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2009
Valerio Adami: Postlude, The Mayor Gallery, London, UK

2008
Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany

2007
Jusqu’ici, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2006
Valerio Adami, Galleria Biasutti Giampiero, Turino, Italy
Adami d’après Adami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal

2005
Valerio Adami, Fondation d’Entreprise Espace Écureuil pour l’Art Contemporain, Toulouse, France

2004
Préludes et après-ludes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Valerio Adami – Rétrospective, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece

2002
Marlborough Gallery, New York City, USA
Valerio Adami, Marlborough Monaco, Monaco
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2000
Valerio Adami – Opere 1990–2000, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, Italy

1999
Pop Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Teheran, Iran
La raccolta Spajani, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

1998
Adami, Umberto du marino, Giuliano in Campania, Italy
Museo de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996
Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano, Italy
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

1994
Magazzini del Sale, Sienne, Italy
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Firenze, Italy
Valerio Adami, rétrospective, Bochum Museum, Bochum, Germany

1990
IVAM, Centro Julio Gonzales, Valencia, Spain

1986
Valerio Adami, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy

1985
Valerio Adami, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1984
Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York City, USA

1983
Galerie Maeght, Paris, France
Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1979
Museo d’Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Retrospective, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1978
Dessins, Transgaarden de Hellrup, Copenhagen, Denmark

1976
Galerie Maeght, Barcelona, Spain
CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

1975
Galerie Maeght, Zürich, Switzerland

1973
Valerio Adami – Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

1972
Galerie Maeght, Zürich, Switzerland
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany

1970
Rétrospective, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Galerie Maeght, Zürich, Switzerland

1966
Galleria Schwartz, Milano, Italy
Galleria Marconi, Milano, Italy
Brussels Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

1964
Galerie Krugier, Geneva, Switzerland


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2017
Georges Pompidou, Une aventure du regard et de l’art, Domaine national de Chambord, France
La Nouvelle Figuration Européenne : 1964 - 1976, Galerie du Griffon, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Mondalité, Fondation Boghossian-Villa Empain, Bruxelles, Belgique

2016
Juste pour le plaisir (A&B), Centre d’art contemporain à cent mètres du centre du monde, Perpignan, France

2014
Figuration narrative, Adami, Erro, Klasen, Monory, Morteyrol, Velickovic, Atelier Gabrielle, Salernes, France
Estampes et œuvres sur papier, Galerie Atelier 28, Lyon, France

2013
Collection LGR, MAMAC, Nice, France
Foire Européenne d’Art Contemporain, Parc des expositions, Strasbourg, France

2010
Arte Svelata, Palazzo Magnani, Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy

2009
Riccardo Licata e gli amici di Venezia e Parigi, Palazzo della Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turino, Italy
Pop, Polit und Pin ups. Pop Art Grafik aus der Sammlung Beck, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Bietigheim- Bissingen, Germany
Fixsterne: 100 Jahre Kunst auf Papier, Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, Germany
Hot Spots, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; Milan, Turin, Italy ; Los Angeles, USA ; Zürich, Switzerland
Passion d’art, Collection privées Musée Éphémère, Montélimar, France
Italics: Italian Art between Tradition and Revolution 1968–2008, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2008
La Figuration narrative, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Signe écriture signe, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Liège, Belgium
Time & Place, Milano–Torino 1958–1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Camilla et Valério Adami, Elsa Triolet and Louis Aragon’s house, Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, France

2007
Arte italiana 1968–2007 Pittura, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy

2006
Selecció del fons de la galeria, Art Vall, Andorra la Vella, Andora
Italian Pop, Mayor Gallery, London, UK
Artists and Their Models, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany
Marlborough Monaco, Monaco

2005
Anthropography III, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Obras Maestras del Siglo XX en las Colecciones del IVAM, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
Hommage à Matisse, Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium
Bologna contemporanea, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Eye of the Storm: The IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Pop Art Italia, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy

2004
Suggestioni astratte e figurative, Galleria d’Arte 2000 & Novecento, Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy
Walter Benjamin und die Kunst der Gegenwart / Schrift – Bilder – Denken, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Christmas Art Gifts, Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium
Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece

2003
Anthropogeography – The Human Figure at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Marlborough Monaco, Monaco

2000
Une ville – une collection, Centre de la gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louvière, France

1996
Festival de Spoleto, Perugia, Italy
Acquisitions récentes du Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

1995
46th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1989
Une histoire de collection : dons 1984–1989, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada

1988
Gran Pavese, The Flag Project, M HKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium


1987
Hommage à Ferrari, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France

1985
13th Paris Biennale, Paris, France

1978
Le Disque, médium artistique : du futurisme à l’art conceptuel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
From Nature to Art, from Art to Nature, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1977
Documenta IV, Kassel, Germany

1968
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1964
Documenta III, Kassel, Germany
I Massacri privati, Galleria Schwartz, Milano, Italy

1961
Italian Artists, Cambridge Art Association, Boston, USA

1960
Young Italian Painters, Kamakura Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (SELECTION)

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany
Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Musée des beaux-arts, Bruxelles, Belgium
Musée d’art moderne, Liège, Belgium
Museum van Heedendaagse Kunst, Gand, Belgium
IVAM – Museo de Arte Moderno, Valence, Spain
Fondaccion Miro, Barcelone, Spain
Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Pittsburg, USA
Mc. Crory Corporation, New York City, USA
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland
Maija and Urpo Lahtinen Foundation, Villa Urpo, Tampere, Finland
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris, France
Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Musée d’art moderne de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Musée d’art moderne, Saint-Étienne, France
Musée Cantini d’art moderne de Marseille, Marseille, France
Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Musée Picasso, Antibes, France
Musée de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne, France
Frissiras Museum, Athènes, Greece
Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Museo d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Museo d’Arte Moderna Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bergame, Italy
Rotterdam Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Musée Bernardo, Lisbonne, Portugal
Museo de Arte Moderno, Caracas, Venezuela




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