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b. 1943, Italy

Claudio Parmiggiani Biography

Claudio Parmiggiani was born in Luzzara, Italy. Over the past 40 years, the artist has been preoccupied with capturing the impressions of objects through dust, soot and smoke. His Delocazione series, inspired by the dust silhouettes of objects left leaning against a wall, leave subtle traces of a history of use. Parmiggiani creates these effects by burning tires, often filling entire rooms with smoke in order to render in negative space everyday objects. Evocative of photograms or the haunting casts of Rachel Whiteread, Parmiggiani's works also reflect the influence of Poverist artists whose use of juxtaposition of everyday objects opposed the social and aesthetic norms of their day.

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Parmiggiani has exhibited extensively across Europe and represented Italy at the 56th Venice Biennale. Recent shows include Claudio Parmiggiani, Bortolami Gallery, New York, 2014; Parmiggiani a San Lupo, Fondazione Bernareggi, Bergamo, Italy, 2014; Claudio Parmiggiani, Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2013; Lo Spazio del Cuore, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium, 2011; and Naufrage avec spectateur, Morsiglia, Corse, France, 2009. 

Claudio Parmiggiani Featured Artworks

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Senza Titolo by Claudio Parmiggiani contemporary artwork
Claudio ParmiggianiSenza Titolo, 2019Smoke and soot on board
92 x 302 x 6.8 cm
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Senza Titolo by Claudio Parmiggiani contemporary artwork
Claudio ParmiggianiSenza Titolo, 2020Smoke and soot on board
50 x 70 cm
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Senza Titolo by Claudio Parmiggiani contemporary artwork
Claudio ParmiggianiSenza Titolo, 2008Smoke and soot on board
150 x 115 cm
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Senza Titolo by Claudio Parmiggiani contemporary artwork
Claudio ParmiggianiSenza Titolo, 1978Bronze, wood, soot and linen on canvas
120 x 120 x 50 cm
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Senza Titolo by Claudio Parmiggiani contemporary artwork
Claudio ParmiggianiSenza Titolo, 1983Black and white print
40.5 x 30.5 x 4.5 cm
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Senza titolo by Claudio Parmiggiani contemporary artwork
Claudio ParmiggianiSenza titolo, 2018Smoke and soot on board
100 x 150 cm
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Senza titolo by Claudio Parmiggiani contemporary artwork
Claudio ParmiggianiSenza titolo, 2008Smoke and soot on board
125 x 120 cm
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Senza Titolo by Claudio Parmiggiani contemporary artwork
Claudio ParmiggianiSenza Titolo, 2017Glass
90 x 70 cm
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Claudio Parmiggiani Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, New Pleasure at Simon Lee Gallery, New York
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1 November–23 December 2017 Group Exhibition New Pleasure Simon Lee GalleryNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Claudio Parmiggiani, Solo Exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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16 March–12 April 2017 Claudio Parmiggiani Solo Exhibition Simon Lee GalleryLondon

Claudio Parmiggiani Represented By

Simon Lee Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, London, New York

Claudio Parmiggiani In Related Press

Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani's Hong Kong show tackles passage of time Related Press Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani's Hong Kong show tackles passage of time 26 July 2015, South China Morning Post

At one end of Simon Lee Gallery's main exhibition space is an assemblage of several hundred plastic heads, which, despite their lack of individual identities, represent a core interest in the 50-year career of Claudio Parmiggiani: the notions of antiquity and iconography juxtaposed against the incessant passage of time. "I have always...

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