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Guglielmo Castelli (b.1987, Turin, Italy) lives and works in Turin. His iconographic universe questions the relationship between inner and outer space, between bowels and environment, in a close relationship with literature and the world of theatre and scenography, from which he comes. Released from any constraint, figures slip and overlap on either neutral backdrops or unfamiliar landscapes, challenging the blurred boundaries of the self and resisting a strict notion and distinction between subject and object. From fluid and wide, brushstrokes coagulate into thick knots portraying melancholy, astonishment and wonder, while characters melt into gentle chromatic accents, suspended in uncertain postures that reflect an unsteady grip on reality.

Upcoming exhibitions and projects include a solo exhibition at Rolando Anselmi (Berlin, 2022), a group show at Castello di Rivoli (Turin, 2021).

Recent solo shows include: Mendes Wood DM (Brussels, 2021), The Cabin (Los Angeles, 2020), Fondazione Coppola (Vicenza, 2019), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2018). Selected group exhibitions include: Andrew Kreps (New York, 2021), Rolando Anselmi (Rome, 2020; Atina, 2020; Berlin, 2019). His work was featured in several institutional exhibitions including: 17a Quadriennale di Roma (Rome, 2020), GAM (Turin, 2020), Biennale Internazionale d’Art Contemporain de Melle (Melle, 2018), the Parkview Museum (Singapore, 2018), Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris, 2018), Museum Of Contemporary Art of Saint-Étienne (Saint-Étienne, 2016), Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna (Bologna, 2016). In 2017 he was mentioned in “30Under30 Europe” by Forbes Magazine

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Solo Exhibitions
2022
Imitative Creature, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany
2021
Calm act in closed room, Mendes Wood, Brussels, Belgium
2020
Ornate Impotence, The Cabin, Los Angeles, USA
2019
Sia inteso come tutto ciò che non pesa, Fondazione Coppola, Vicenza, Italy
Iposcenio, text by Davide Ferri, Francesca Antonini Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
2018
Goodmorning Bambino, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2017
Disegni, curated by Luís Silva e João Mourão, Artissima 2017, Francesca Antonini, Rome, Italy.
Asomatognosia, curated by Treti Galaxie, Sala Reale, Porta Nuova, Turin, Italy
 2015
Eparina, curated by Treti Galaxie, Sala Reale, Porta Nuova, Turin, Italy
Artisti in residenza, project curated by di Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Lorand Hegyi, Claudio Libero Pisano, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy.

Group Exhibitions
2022
Espressioni, Castello di Rivoli, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Rivoli, Italy
2021
Fifteen Painters, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
2020
Stasi Frenetica, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, GAM, Turin, Italy
17a Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Grand Opening, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Rome, Italy
The Hawt Show II, outdoor project by Rolando Anselmi, Borgo Colle Melone, Atina, Italy
2019
Handle with care, Curatorial School of Venice, Venice, Italy
The Italian Open, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany
Phantasma, Francesca Antonini Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
2018
Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see, Zink Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
A Strong Desire, PS120, Berlin, Germany
Biennale Internationale d’art contemporein de Melle, curated by Chloe Hipeau-Disko and Frederic Legros, Melle, France
Uncertainties / Improbabilities, curated by Lorand Hegyi Hopstreet Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
Challenging Beauty, insights into Italian Contemporary Art, curated by Lorand Hegyi, The Parkview Museum, Singapore, Malaysia
Q-rated, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Elena Filipovic, James Richards, Workshop Quadriennal Rome, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, Villa Carpegna, Rome, Italy
Recto/Verso 2, Fondation Louis Vuitton, in collaboration with Secours populaire français, Paris, France.
2016
The Habit of a Foreign Sky, curated by Ginevra Bria and Atto Belloli, Ardessi Palace Futurdome, Milan, Italy
Intriguing Uncertainties, curated by Lorand Hegyi, Museum of Contemporary Art of Saint Etienne, France
Dittico, curated by Alberto Zanchetta, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lissone, Italy
2015
VAF Foundations Price, Palazzo Penna, Perugia, Italy
2014
VAF Foundations, Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

Exhibitions
Guglielmo Castelli Calm acts in closed room
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