Salvatore Arancio

Born in Catania, Italy in 1974. Lives and works between London and Nice.

The main interest at the centre of Salvatore Arancio’s artistic practice lies in the potential of images. Particularly in how images and their meaning can be re-framed or re-viewed. Each facet of his practice contains an intertwining juxtaposition of the roots and representation of images: natural and artificial, mineral and vegetable, scientific and mythological. Departing from their literal meaning, through the use of a range of media such as ceramics, etching, collage, animation and video, Arancio creates new juxtapositions that are both beautifully evocative and deeply disquieting, aiming to create a sort of atlas of confusion.

Public and Private Collections: Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France; MART, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy; MAXXI, Rome, Italy; Museo Montelupo, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy; FRAC-Artothèque, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France; Fondo di Acquisizione “Giampiero Cantoni” di Fondazione Fiera Milano, Italy; Fiorucci Art Trust, London, UK; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Deutsche Bank Collection, Milano, Italy; Artist Pension Trust, London, UK; Soho House, London, UK; Galeries Lafayette Foundation, Paris, France; Harris Museum, Presto, UK; NTCM, Milano, Italy.

Selected solo and group exhibitions: Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands (2023); Museo della ceramica, Faenza, Italy (2022); Galerie Italienne, Paris (2022); MO.CO, Montpellier, (2022); MAXXI, L’Aquila (2021); Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy (2020); Somerset House, London, UK (2020); Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, Castelbasso, Italy (2020); Semiose, Paris, France (2019); Black Tower, London, UK (2019); Casa Museo Jorn, Albissola Marina, Italy (2019); Museo Novecento, Firenze, Italy (2019); Gallerie d’Italia, Milan, Italy (2019); Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK (2019); Bardo National Museum, Tunisi, Tunisia (2019);  Black Tower, London, UK (2019); Gossamer Fog, London, UK (2019); Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK (2019); Matera Alberga, Permanent public sculpture and performance, Matera, Italy (2019);  Federica Schiavo Gallery Milan, Italy (2019); La Fondazione Fiera Milano, Gallerie d’Italia, Milan, Italy (2019); Centre d'art contemporein La Halle des Bouchers, Vienne, France (2019); Drawing Room, London, UK (2019); Galleria Tiziana di Caro, Naples, Italy (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2018); Villa Audi Mosaic Museum, Beirut, Lebanon (2018); Biennale Ceramica – 60° Premio Faenza, MIC, Faenza, Italy (2018); Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London, UK (2018); Palazzo Mazzarino, MANIFESTA12 Collateral Events, Palermo, Italy (2018); Museo di Geologia G. G. Gemmellaro, MANIFESTA12 Collateral Events, Palermo, Italy (2018); Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy (2018); Ty Pawb, Wrexham, UK (2018); Flat:Two, Digbyland Studios, London, UK (2018); Semiose Galerie, Paris, France (2018); MIC, Faenza, Italy (2017); Weston Park, Ludlow, UK (2017); Malta Contemporary Art, La Valletta, Malta (2017); NoguerasBlanchard, Madrid, Spain (2017); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milan, Italy (2017); Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea (2017); Viva Arte Viva, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2017); Tenderpixel, London, UK (2017); Foundación Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Castelbuono, Palermo, Italy (2016); Winterthur, Switzerland (2016); London, UK (2016); Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2015); The London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2015); Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne, France (2015); Contemporary Art Society, London, UK (2015); Pump House Gallery, London, UK (2015); Cinéphémère, FIAC, Paris, France (2014); Ensapc Ygrec, Paris, France (2014); AV Festival, Northern Gallery For Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (2014); Hayward Touring, UK (2013-2014); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2013); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (2012); Spacex, Exeter, UK (2011); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Cuneo, Italy, (2011); Magasin-Centre National d’Art contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France (2010); Manif D’Art 5, The Quebec City Biennal, Engramme, Quebec City, Canada (2010); GAM, Turin, Italy (2009); Kaleidoscope Project Space, Milan, Italy, (2009).

Selected residency: Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico (2017); CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain (2016); Ceramics Fellowship, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2014/2015); Résidences Internationales aux Recollets, Paris, France (2013); Art Omi, New York, USA (2011); EKWC: European Ceramic WorkCentre, SG ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (2012); Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge, UK (2012); Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy (2012); ISCP, New York, USA (2009). He was awarded The Elephant Trust Grant, London in 2011, the Premio ‘New York’ in 2009 and was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2006.

Link: Contemporary Art Society