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Turi Simeti

Biography

In 1929 Turi Simeti is born in Alcamo in Italy. In 1958 after moving to Rome he starts late painting. Essential for this proceed is the contact to the painter and sculptor Alberto Burri, in whose atelier he spends a lot of time. In the early 1960's follow sojourns in London, Paris and Bâle, where he gets in contact with numerous representatives of the contemporary avantgarde. In 1965 Simeti turns towards the ZERO movement and participates in the same year in the exhibition Zero Avantgarde which takes place in the Milanese atelier of Lucio Fontana.  From this point Simeti presents his works on international exhibitions.  Monochrom canvases formed by ovals  become his trademark.  The relief-like formations have an unique three-dimensional effect. Between 1966 & 1969 he is invited as an artist-in-residence by the Fairleigh Dickinson University and stays for a long time in New York. From the middle of the 1960's on his works are shown in numerous Italian galleries and Simeti  gains a lot of attention in Switzerland and Germany. During the early 1970's he focuses in his work on the  transition of the single elements to diptychs and polyptychs. This leads to works of a higher spatial complexity in the 80's. In 1980 Simeti starts to work in a new studio in Rio de Janeiro, where he also exhibits his works for the following years. In 1981 the show Bonalumi - Castellani - Simeti: Three itinaries takes place in the Galleria Millenium. Beside Castellani and Bonalumi Simeti is one of the most important Italian representatives of the  ZERO art. In 1989 he returns back to Italy with a single exhibition in the Vismara-Gallery in Milan after years of intense work on the international level. In the 90's his work shows a multiplication and distribution of the volumetric and projecting oval elements on the surface as well as a more intense and more varied coloration. The 2000's as the years before are characterized  by the international  exhibition activity of the artist. Turi Simeti lives and works in Milan.

Exhibitions (choice)

1963 Arte Visuale, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence   |   1964 Studio des Kunstkreises Hameln, Hamburg   |   1965 Zero Avantgarde, Studio di Lucio Fontana, Milan / Galleria il Punto, Torino / Gallerie il Cavallino, Venice / Aktuell 65, Galerie Aktuel, Bern / Nuova Tendenza 3, Zagreb / Galerie Wulfengasse, Klagenfurt   |   1966 Galleria Vismara, Milan / Biennale Scandinava, Kopenhagen / Weiss auf Weiss, Kunstmuseum, Bern   |   1967 Nuova Tendenza, Comune di Modena & Comune di Reggio Emilia   |   1968 Triennale, Milan   |   1969 Hommage an das Schweigen, Innsbruck   |   1971 Galerie M., Bochum / Galerie Loehr, Frankfurt   |   1972 Estensione, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua / Galleria dei Mille, Bergamo   |   1974 Galerie Keller, Munich   |   1974 Künstler Machen Fahne für Rottweil, Rottweil   |   1975 Gli artisti siciliani 1925-1975, cinquant'anni di ricerche, Capo d' Orlando / Galerie Edith Wahlandt, Schwäbisch Gmünd   |   1976 Galleria il Milione, Milan   |   1977 Galerie 44, Dusseldorf   |   1980 Pinacoteca Comunale di Macerata, Macerata   |   1981 Opera Universitaria, Palermo   |   1982 Studio Grossetti, Milan / Kunstverein, Schaffhausen / Konkrete Kunst, Museum Schaffhausen   |   1984 Espaço Petite Galerie, Rio de Janeiro   |   1985 Eine Europäische Bewegung, Sammlung Lenz Schönberg, Salzburg   |   1987 Galerie Monochrom, Aachen   |   1988 Zero, Vision und Bewegund, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich   |   1989 Galleria Vismara, Milan   |   1989 Eine Europäische Bewegung, Sammlung Lenz Schönberg, Zentrales Künstlerhaus am Krimwall, Moskow   |   1990 58-'80 Bonalumi Castellani Simeti - Tre Percorsi, Galleria Milenium, Milan   |   1991 Museo Civico di Gibellina, Ghibellina / Sicilia: Mito e Realtà, Museo Pepoli, Trapani   |   1992 Paesaggio con Rovine, Museo Civico di Gibellina, Gibellina / IDAC - Konkrete Kunst International, Zoetermeer / Only Paper?, Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach / Zero - Lich Bewegung Strukturen, Huberte Goote Gallery, Zug   |   1993 Museo dell' Alto Mantovano, Gazoldo Degli Ippoliti, Mantua   |   1994 IDAC - Konkrete Kunst International, Museum Ludwigshafen / Museion Documenta, Museum für moderne und zetigenössiche Kunst, Bozen   |   1995 Percorsi dell'Astrazione a Milano, Museo della Permanente, Milan   |   1996 Kunstverein, Ludwigsburg   |   1996 Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York   |   1999 Museo d'Altre delle Generazione Italiane del '900, Bargellini, Pieve di Centro   |   2001 Origini, Palazzo Spadaro, Scicli, Ragusa   |   2003 Fondazione Calderara, Vacciago   |   2006 Zero, Künstler einer europäischen Bewegung, Sammlung Lenz Schönberg 1956-2006, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg   |   2009 Monocromo, Museo Civico di Marsala, Convento del Carmine, Marsala / Turi Simeti, 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione della Repubblica Arabo Siriana, Venice   |   2011 Stucchi, Villa Morosini, Rovigo   |   2013 Bianco Italia, Tournaboni Art, Paris   |   2015 Dep Art Gallery, Milan   |   2017 Palazzo Belmonte Riso, Palermo   |   2018 Turi Simeti 33 anni dopo, CADORO Zentrum für Kunst und Wissenschaft, Mainz

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Summer Show - Accrochage 2018
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Turi Simeti

Biography

In 1929 Turi Simeti is born in Alcamo in Italy. In 1958 after moving to Rome he starts late painting. Essential for this proceed is the contact to the painter and sculptor Alberto Burri, in whose atelier he spends a lot of time. In the early 1960's follow sojourns in London, Paris and Bâle, where he gets in contact with numerous representatives of the contemporary avantgarde. In 1965 Simeti turns towards the ZERO movement and participates in the same year in the exhibition Zero Avantgarde which takes place in the Milanese atelier of Lucio Fontana.  From this point Simeti presents his works on international exhibitions.  Monochrom canvases formed by ovals  become his trademark.  The relief-like formations have an unique three-dimensional effect. Between 1966 & 1969 he is invited as an artist-in-residence by the Fairleigh Dickinson University and stays for a long time in New York. From the middle of the 1960's on his works are shown in numerous Italian galleries and Simeti  gains a lot of attention in Switzerland and Germany. During the early 1970's he focuses in his work on the  transition of the single elements to diptychs and polyptychs. This leads to works of a higher spatial complexity in the 80's. In 1980 Simeti starts to work in a new studio in Rio de Janeiro, where he also exhibits his works for the following years. In 1981 the show Bonalumi - Castellani - Simeti: Three itinaries takes place in the Galleria Millenium. Beside Castellani and Bonalumi Simeti is one of the most important Italian representatives of the  ZERO art. In 1989 he returns back to Italy with a single exhibition in the Vismara-Gallery in Milan after years of intense work on the international level. In the 90's his work shows a multiplication and distribution of the volumetric and projecting oval elements on the surface as well as a more intense and more varied coloration. The 2000's as the years before are characterized  by the international  exhibition activity of the artist. Turi Simeti lives and works in Milan.

Exhibitions (choice)

1963 Arte Visuale, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence   |   1964 Studio des Kunstkreises Hameln, Hamburg   |   1965 Zero Avantgarde, Studio di Lucio Fontana, Milan / Galleria il Punto, Torino / Gallerie il Cavallino, Venice / Aktuell 65, Galerie Aktuel, Bern / Nuova Tendenza 3, Zagreb / Galerie Wulfengasse, Klagenfurt   |   1966 Galleria Vismara, Milan / Biennale Scandinava, Kopenhagen / Weiss auf Weiss, Kunstmuseum, Bern   |   1967 Nuova Tendenza, Comune di Modena & Comune di Reggio Emilia   |   1968 Triennale, Milan   |   1969 Hommage an das Schweigen, Innsbruck   |   1971 Galerie M., Bochum / Galerie Loehr, Frankfurt   |   1972 Estensione, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua / Galleria dei Mille, Bergamo   |   1974 Galerie Keller, Munich   |   1974 Künstler Machen Fahne für Rottweil, Rottweil   |   1975 Gli artisti siciliani 1925-1975, cinquant'anni di ricerche, Capo d' Orlando / Galerie Edith Wahlandt, Schwäbisch Gmünd   |   1976 Galleria il Milione, Milan   |   1977 Galerie 44, Dusseldorf   |   1980 Pinacoteca Comunale di Macerata, Macerata   |   1981 Opera Universitaria, Palermo   |   1982 Studio Grossetti, Milan / Kunstverein, Schaffhausen / Konkrete Kunst, Museum Schaffhausen   |   1984 Espaço Petite Galerie, Rio de Janeiro   |   1985 Eine Europäische Bewegung, Sammlung Lenz Schönberg, Salzburg   |   1987 Galerie Monochrom, Aachen   |   1988 Zero, Vision und Bewegund, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich   |   1989 Galleria Vismara, Milan   |   1989 Eine Europäische Bewegung, Sammlung Lenz Schönberg, Zentrales Künstlerhaus am Krimwall, Moskow   |   1990 58-'80 Bonalumi Castellani Simeti - Tre Percorsi, Galleria Milenium, Milan   |   1991 Museo Civico di Gibellina, Ghibellina / Sicilia: Mito e Realtà, Museo Pepoli, Trapani   |   1992 Paesaggio con Rovine, Museo Civico di Gibellina, Gibellina / IDAC - Konkrete Kunst International, Zoetermeer / Only Paper?, Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach / Zero - Lich Bewegung Strukturen, Huberte Goote Gallery, Zug   |   1993 Museo dell' Alto Mantovano, Gazoldo Degli Ippoliti, Mantua   |   1994 IDAC - Konkrete Kunst International, Museum Ludwigshafen / Museion Documenta, Museum für moderne und zetigenössiche Kunst, Bozen   |   1995 Percorsi dell'Astrazione a Milano, Museo della Permanente, Milan   |   1996 Kunstverein, Ludwigsburg   |   1996 Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York   |   1999 Museo d'Altre delle Generazione Italiane del '900, Bargellini, Pieve di Centro   |   2001 Origini, Palazzo Spadaro, Scicli, Ragusa   |   2003 Fondazione Calderara, Vacciago   |   2006 Zero, Künstler einer europäischen Bewegung, Sammlung Lenz Schönberg 1956-2006, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg   |   2009 Monocromo, Museo Civico di Marsala, Convento del Carmine, Marsala / Turi Simeti, 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione della Repubblica Arabo Siriana, Venice   |   2011 Stucchi, Villa Morosini, Rovigo   |   2013 Bianco Italia, Tournaboni Art, Paris   |   2015 Dep Art Gallery, Milan   |   2017 Palazzo Belmonte Riso, Palermo   |   2018 Turi Simeti 33 anni dopo, CADORO Zentrum für Kunst und Wissenschaft, Mainz

01. Jun -

Summer Show - Accrochage 2018
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01. Jun -

Summer Show - Accrochage 2018

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