Alessandro Roma (b.1977, Milan, Italy) currently lives and works in London. Roma studied at Academy of Art Brera, Milan. Taking the legacy of painting and its genres and declinations to new and unexpected horizons, Roma reflects on the philosophical dilemma based on the dichotomy bi-dimensional versus three-dimensional. Following the research of many painters mostly from the beginning of the 20th century – Cézanne above all – his modus operandi takes the genre of landscape, to be understood as interior and exterior landscape, natural and domestic, as the legitimate subject to be used in order to analyze the notion of picture plane and its related potentials and limitations. Awards include: IV International Painting Prize, Diputación de Castellón, Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellón, Castellón, E. Residence: Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany (2009). Selected solo exhibitions include: Enclosure, Paradise Row Gallery (2013); Il sole mi costrinse ad abbandonare il giardino, Brand new gallery, Milan (2012); Unfolding the Folds, Galerie Alexandra Saheb (2011); Humus, Museum Mart Rovereto Italy (2011); Sites of action, Scaramouche gallery, New York (2011); Il sogno è anche un luogo ideale per il desiderio di giustizia, Lucie Fontaine, Milan (2008); and Alessandro Roma, Gallery Marabini, Bologna (2005) .Selected group exhibitions include: Estate, Marianne Boesky gallery, curated by L Fontaine, New York (2012); Never before a girl done so much with so little, The Suburbans curated by L. Fontaine, Chicago (2012); Partita a quattro una riflessione sulla scultura, Gallery Lorcan O'neill, Rome (2011); Prague Biennial 4, Expanded Painting, curated by E. Kontova and G.Politi (2009); and Italia 1980-2007.Tendenze della ricerca contemporanea, Vietnam National Fine art Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam (2007).
Last updated: 07.03.2015