Paolo Chiasera

  Paolo Chiasera


Bologna, 1978
Lives and works in works in Bologna, Italy

Paolo Chiasera

Paolo Chiasera’s multi-disciplinary work involves installation, video, painting, performance, architecture, curating and writing. These mediums often overlap in Chiasera’s analysis and staging of collective myths, cultural symbols and icons. Through manifold narratives the artist retraces the interactions between history and power, social groups, and the loss of control. For years Chiasera has addressed the complex relationship which connects people to their role models and traditions, as in the Tupac Project in 2005, a monument dedicated to Tupac Amaru Shakur, the Black Panther rapper who died in ‘96 in a Las Vegas. More recently, while the relationship between the body and architecture has remained central, his practice has focused on the medium of painting in its expanded field of appearance and use.

Solo presentations of Paolo Chiasera at international institutions include Museum of Contemporary Art Sion, Museum d’Iserables, Museum de Lostschental, Museum Olsommer, Museum valaisan de la Vigne et du Vin (with Oystein Aasan), Valais, Switzerland (2019), Villa Medici Rome, Italy (2016), Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, The Netherlands (2014), MAN Museo Arte Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy (2014), SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium (2010), MARTa Herford, Germany (2009), MACRO, Museo Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy (2008), MAMBO, Museo d’Arte Moderna Bologna, Bologna Italy (2006), GAM, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna Torino, Turin, Italy (2002).

Selected group exhibitions include Prada Foundation, Venice, Italy (2018), Exhibition Paintings, Kunst Meran, Italy (2017), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2017 and 2003), Kunsthall Bergen, Bergen, Norway (2011), Tessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in Greece (2009) Rome and Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo in Rome, Roma (2007).

His works have joined the collections of GAM Galleria Civica Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy, MACRO Museo Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy, MART, Museo Arte Rovereto Trento, Rovereto, Italy, MAMBO, Museo Arte Moderna Bologna, Italy, Museo del Novecento, Mian, Italy, MARTa, Herford, Germany, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France.

The first project with Martina Simeti is planned for the Summer 2024.

Selected Works