Giuseppe Bergomi

1953 · Italy

Artist biography

Giuseppe Bergomi was born in Brescia in 1953. After attending the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, in 1978 he held his first personal exhibition as a painter in his hometown. From 1981 the artist began to dedicate himself exclusively to sculpture, first to polychrome terracotta and then to bronze castings. He exhibited his sculptures for the first time at the Engraving Gallery in 1982. From that moment on, he began relations with some of the most important Italian and foreign galleries and the consent of the most prestigious critics. In 1984 Mario De Micheli held a solo show at the Corrente Foundation in Milan and the following year Bergomi exhibited in Cortina d'Ampezzo with an exhibition curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, who in 1987 also worked on the Dialoghi di Scultura project (Turin, Galleria Davico ). In 1992, Jean Clair invited him to participate in the prize created by the Château Beychevelle International Center for Contemporary Art: here the sculptor created a large terracotta depicting the allegory of justice, with which he won the Grand Prix Château Beychevelle 1993. In 1996 Roberto Tassi took care of the solo exhibition in Milan and Marco Vallora the one in Pietrasanta and, again in 1996, he was invited to the XII Quadriennale d'Arte in Rome. On this occasion, the Chamber of Deputies purchased its work "Valentina in piedi" which became part of the permanent collection of Montecitorio. The following year he was awarded the "Camera dei Deputati Award" and a personal exhibition was inaugurated at Palazzo Montecitorio. In the same year, the Principality of Monaco purchased two of its large bronze sculptures, exhibited at the VI Biennale of Sculpture in Montecarlo. In 2000 he created a monumental sculpture entitled "Men, dolphins and parallelepipeds" for the entrance of the Nagoya aquarium in Japan. In the summer of 2005 the Chiostro del Bramante hosts a great exhibition of the artist curated by Italian Factory. The same exhibition will be inaugurated at Palazzo Martinengo in Brescia in February 2006. In 2010 he was awarded the "Pietrasanta and Versilia in the world" International Sculpture Award. Among the exhibitions that have taken place since 1978, we remember in 2007 at the Shanghai Art Museum entitled "Italian", in 2011 at the LIV Biennale di Venezia Arsenale and at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, in 2012 at the complex of Sant'Agostino di Pietrasanta, in 2015 at the Milan EXPO in the "Tesori d'Italia" exhibition presents the sculpture "Grande Ellisse" and in 2016 at the Palazzo della Cultura in Catania. Lives and works in Ome, in the province of Brescia.

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