Nicola Samorì

1977 · Italy

Artist biography

Nicola Samorì is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Italy, like other prominent artists such as Baricchi Mirko, Catherine Biocca, Gabrielle Croppi, Tindar, and Fabio Giampietro. Nicola Samorì was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nicola Samorì is represented by Monitor | Rome in Italy. Nicola Samorì's work has most recently been exhibited at Rosenfeld Porcini in London (19 July 2018 until 10 July 2018) with the exhibition Verticality. Nicola Samorì's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Stand 1D08 (27 February 2020 - 11 April 2020) at Galerie Eigen+Art | Berlin in Germany and Malafonte (18 October 2018 - 17 November 2018) at Galerie Eigen+Art | Berlin in Germany.

Nicola Samorì in private collections

There are two collectors in possession of works by Nicola Samorì at Artland. These collectors include Pier Luigi Metelli and Walt, who also has works by other artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Sarah Derat, and DUSKMANN.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period of the Romans has exerted a consequential influence on the cultural and intellectual evolution of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its sumptuous artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that epitomizes the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been an intense era of cultural and political flourishing, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly affected by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most fundamental artistic centres, home to cutting-edge movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly influential Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Nicola Samorì

Born in 1977, Nicola Samorì's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Nicola Samorì

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 4

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