Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea

The Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present Thorsten Kirchhoff’s solo exhibition Underground Party.

The exhibition originates from a video inspired by director Emir Kusturica’s film Underground (1995). In Kusturica’s film, the protagonists seek refuge from the war bombings in an air-raid shelter where they will hide for many years, well after the end of the conflict, in an attempt to experience the joy which is impossible to find in the world above. Similarly, Thorsten Kirchhoff’s video hints at the possibility of finding an alternative to the desolate and sterile present reality, one in which the human need to find answers, however vain and illusory, is still alive. 

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May 21 - July 26, 2016

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present Francesca Ferreri’s first solo exhibition.

The sculptures of Francesca Ferreri (Savigliano CN, 1981) originate from everyday objects, or their fragments, which, being reassembled into new formal and chromatic wholes, attain new identities and new boundaries. At the core of her artistic exploration are not the objects themselves, which merely activate a process, but the empty spaces between them. 

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April 7 - May 14, 2016

curated by Francesca Comisso

The title A Trilogy sets the rhythm for three events featuring trios of video artworks by three artists whose evocative visions evolved between 2008 and 2015, the years of "infinite crisis" as they were called by the philosopher and economist Christian Marazzi. Although they come from different latitudes and use different approaches, the artists Mary Zygouri, Eva Frapiccini and Marianne Heier have all chosen – with a perspective that opens to include the past and the present – to confront the issues of history, economics and politics by exploring the many forms and varied rhetoric of power, each offering her own "countermove" as a response to it.

Mary Zygouri, Friday February 5 

Eva Frapiccini, Wednesday February 17

Marianne Heier, Friday March 4

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February 5 - March 25, 2016
December 16, 2015 - January 13, 2016

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present Fatma Bucak’s second solo exhibition.

Born in eastern Turkey and identifying as both Kurdish and Turkish, Fatma Bucak creates art that continues a life-long negotiation and interrogation of the ideological and conceptual conditions of border landscapes. Her films, photographs, and installations emerge from and perpetuate the liminality of borders. The title of her exhibition Nothing is in its own place speaks to her confrontation of the contingency of border spaces and the tenuous interdependency that resides within them.

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September 25 - December 5, 2015

June 26 - September 16, 2015

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of artist Eva Frapiccini.

Frapiccini’s work explores the influence and the lasting effects of political and cultural conditioning in the processes of the creation of memory. Her works often come from knowledge of and personal experience in countries disrupted by political events, to explore the theme of identity and its invisible forms of expression.

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April 17 - June 20, 2015

curated by Clara Sofia Rosenberg

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present Codri Earthquake. The exhibition, which is the solo debut of Moldovan artist Victoria Stoian, is the result of her collaboration with Clara Sofia Rosenberg, who has provided theoretical support to Victoria’s work for several years. Ever since they met in 2009 at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Turin, Victoria and Clara Sofia have successfully managed to complement the former’s pictorial pursuit with the latter’s activity as an art critic. 

Codri Earthquake

The theme of Victoria Stoian’s exhibition is the absence of a stable point of reference. As the title suggests, the works represent the chaos and the instability produced by a natural catastrophe, more precisely the earthquake that hit Moldavia in 2011.

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February 19 - April 3, 2015