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Born in 1982 in Bolzano, Italy.
Lives and works in Florence, Italy.
Andreas Senoner centres his sculptural research on main themes - at once both symbolic and material - such as metamorphosis, heritage, and stratification. In his sculptures, he investigates the relationship between the individual, the ever-changing context in which he lives, and all the elements of that transformation.
For his artworks, Senoner selects and uses unique materials - mostly from animal and plant origins - always considering their history and evolution, and giving value to those factors. Testifying the strong legacy of the context where the artist was raised, wood becomes the preferred material, a key natural element, a place where memories collect, where you can read traces of time - before, during and after the artistic process.
The artist recalls the traditional sculptural processes with a contemporary perspective based on his message, resulting in a fascinating language strictly connected to the concrete nature of the chosen materials and topics narrated, which is able to build a dialogue and induce parallelism with the memories of the viewer.
He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and the Saint Charles Fine Art Department in Valencia, Spain.
He attends performance and sound poetry classes with artist Bartolomé Ferrando.
In 2006 he was granted a scholarship for Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis, USA) where he attended sculpture classes from Kinji Akagawa with whom he delved into his wood carving technique. From that moment wood as a material of expression has become a permanent feature in his artistic research.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2019 – “Nature doesn’t care”, Kali Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland (CH).
2019 – “Making things”, Jules Maidoff Gallery, Firenze (I).
2017 – “Heritage”, Doppelgaenger, Bari (I).
2016 – “Metamorphosis”, Doppelgaenger, Bari (I).
2014 – “The day before my birth”, Galleria Marconi, Cupra Marittima (I).
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2019 – “Spotted”, Riviera, Milano (I).
2019 – “Transitory bodies”, Oggetti Specifici, Torino (I).
2019 – “La raccolta senza veli”, MuSa, Museo Salò, Civica Raccolta del Disegno di Salò (I).
2019 – “Il cielo sopra di me e dentro di me che cosa?”, Cramum Prize, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, Varedo (I).
2019 – “Nella mente di chi guarda. Memoria, dignità e identità del quotidiano”, Chiesa di S. Giovanni Battista, Modena (I).
2019 – “Pazzo Palazzo”, Palazzo Monti, Brescia (I).
2019 – “Natural traces”, Isolo17 Gallery, Verona (I).
2018 – “Indifferenza”, Enegan Art Prize, Fortezza da Basso, Firenze (I).
2018 – “Avevo vent’anni”, Cramum Prize, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, Varedo (I).
2018 – “Combat Prize”, Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori, Livorno (I).
2018 – “Skulptur trifft Figur. Eine klassische Symbiose”, Tannpapier Foyer, Traun (AU).
2017 – “Ritratti. Tiziano Tintoretto e artisti veneti del XXI secolo”, Barchessa di Villa Giovannina, Villorba, Treviso (I).
2017 – “Legno | Lën | Holz. Un itinerario nella scultura contemporanea”, Galleria Civica, Trento (I).
2016 – “5. Trienala Ladina, High Five”, Museum Ladin, San Martin De Tor, Val Badia (I).
2016 – “Art Tonic”, Port Tonic Art Center, Saint Tropez (FR).
2016 – “La scultura è una cosa seria”, Galleria Bonioni Arte, Reggio Emilia (I).
2014 – “Due”, Doppelgaenger, Bari (I).
2013 – “Crossroad #2, Dittico”, Doppelgaenger, Bari (I).
2012 – “Old story. New Twists”, Doppelgaenger, Bari (I).
2012 – “Das Unheimliche”, Loft Gallery, Corigliano Calabro (I).
2012 – “Calme”, Galerie du 5ème étage, Galeries Lafayette St-Ferréol, Marseille, France (FR).
2011 – “54. Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia/Regione Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol”, Palazzo Trentini, Trento (I).
2011 – “54. Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia/Accademie”, Tese di San Cristoforo, Venezia (I).
2010 – “How old are you”, Pah! Gallery, Fribourg, Switzerland (CH).
2010 – “Contrasted”, Palazzo Chianini-Vincenzi, Arezzo (I).
2010 – “Round Robin”, Galleria Biagiotti, Firenze (I).
2009 – “Dove vai in vacanza?”, Galleria Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Firenze (I).
2006 – Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, USA.
2003 – 2004 UPV, Facultad de Bellas Artes San Carlos, Valencia, Spain.
2001 – 2006 Accademia di Belle Arti, Firenze.
1996 – 2001 Institute of Art Selva Val Gardena. South Tyrol, Italy.
ARTIST RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS
2019 – Palazzo Monti, artist in residence, Brescia, Italy.
2018 – Mart Rovereto, workshop creation and leading, Rovereto, Italy.
2016 – Port Tonic Art Center, artist in residence, Saint Tropez, France.
2009 – Director’s Guest at Civitella Ranieri Center, artist in residence, Umbertide, Italy.