Gilberto Zorio
Italian, born 1944
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2015
GILBERTO ZORIO - Napoli,
Lia Rumma
2013
GILBERTO ZORIO,
Lia Rumma
2000
Gilberto Zorio - Senza Titolo,
Fondazione VOLUME!

Gilberto Zorio creates alchemical artworks that capture chemical processes, mechanical transformations, and energy exchanges while alluding to evolution and human existence. Zorio uses a specific visual lexicon of five-sided stars, javelins, and canoes, embracing them for their allusions to movement, energy, and transformation. Consistent with the principles of Arte Povera, he uses traditionally non-artistic materials like scaffolding, foam, and cowhides in his work. Zorio regularly incorporates lamps and incandescent tubes to display fluctuating energies through luminosity. He frequently suspends or balances objects using cantilevers to showcase slow reactions over time and to suggest an overall tension and fragility. The work Microfoni (Microphones) (1968) exemplifies Zorio’s preference for holistic, sensory experiences. The sculpture includes microphones suspended from the ceiling …

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