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Valerio Berruti

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Valerio Berruti was born in 1977 in Alba, in the region of Piedmont, where he still lives and works. After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Turin University with a degree in art criticism, in 1995 he purchased and restored a deconsecrated seventeenth-century church in Verduno for use as his studio. The artist prefers to use simple materials, employing the age-old technique of fresco painting on untreated jute canvas, sculpture, particularly in concrete or steel, and video animation to create simple images inspired by the suspended world of childhood, the time in our lives when we are all the same and everything has yet to happen. We can all recognise ourselves in his children, from whom he removes all features that make them recognisable, so that viewers project themselves onto the image they see, with their own past and their own intimacy.

In 2009 Berruti was the youngest artist to participate in the 53rd Biennale in Venice, presenting a video animation composed of more than 600 frescoed drawings with music by Paolo Conte. He has also worked on important partnerships with Ryuichi Sakamoto in Japan and with Gianmaria Testa.

In 2018 Berruti began working on an animated short film co-produced with Sky Arte, La giostra di Nina, with a soundtrack by Ludovico Einaudi. The big carousel was exhibited in the Church of San Domenico in Alba in the autumn of 2018, at MAXXI in Rome in 2019, and then in the Galleria Grande at the Reggia di Venaria near Turin, while the short film premiered at the Rome Film Festival and participated in the world’s most important film festivals.

Solo exhibition

2020
The Carousel (La giostra di Nina), The Great Gallery of the Reggia di Venaria, Turin, Italy

Tracce, Marcorossi artecontemporanea, Milan, Turin and Verona, Italy

 

2019
La giostra di Nina (Nina’s carousel), MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy

Frammenti, Monumental public work, Castello di Monticello d’Alba, Cuneo, Italy

Tracce, Marcorossi artecontemporanea, Pietrasanta, Italy

 

2018
La storia di Nina, Chiesa di San Domenico di Alba, Italy

Endless Love, The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, CA, USA

Just Kids, Monumental public installation, Chiostro di Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna, Italy

 

2017
Out of Your Own, Al Blu di Prussia, Naples, Italy

Valerio Berruti – Out of Your Own, video screening, Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy 

Il Sentiero, Marcorossi artecontemporanea, Milan, Italy

 

2016
​Looking for the Magic, Spazio Espositivo Ersel, Turin, Italy

Paradise Lost, Marcorossi artecontemporanea, Milan and Verona, Italy

Just Kids, Monumental public installation, Piazza Duomo, Verona, Italy

 

2015
Nina nel Verde, Parco Hotel Byron, Forte dei Marmi, Italy

 

2014
Così sia, Marcorossi artecontemporanea, Pietrasanta, Italy

 

2013
Dove il cielo s’attacca alla collina, Cantina Bricco Rocche, Castiglione Falletto, Cuneo, Italy

 

2012
Udaka, Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2011
Maddalena, Salon Blanco, Havana, Cuba

La rivoluzione terrestre, Chiesa di San Domenico, Alba, Italy

Almost Queen, Marcorossi artecontemporanea, Milan and Verona, Italy

There is Too Much Light Not to Believe in Light, The Belgrade City Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

Kizuna, Pola Museum Annex, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

 

2010
Una Sola Moltitudine, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy

I Wish I Was Special, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Turin and Rome, Italy

 

2009
E più non dimandare, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy

 

2008

Magnificat, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

2007
E più non dimandare, il Fondaco, Bra, Italy

 

2006
Se ci fosse la luna, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy

 

2005
Golgota, Esso Gallery, New York, USA

Primary, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Turin, Italy

Ho meritato il tuo castigo, Galleria Officina 14, Rome, Italy

Senza più pensare, Galleria 41 Artecontemporanea, Turin, Italy

 

2004
Naufragar m’è dolce…, Museo dello zucchero, Nizza Monferrato, Italy

Vocazione, Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy

 

2003
Familienwertes, Galerie Markus Nohn, Frankfurt, Germany

Family Values, Galleria Spirale Arte, Verona, Italy

Brothers, Galleria arte & altro, Gattinara, Italy

Summertime, Galleria 41 Artecontemporanea, Turin, Italy

 

2002
Sacre rappresentazioni, Galleria Spirale Arte, Milan and Pietrasanta, Italy

 

2001
Saints Kids, Galleria Art & Arts, Turin, Italy

 

2000
Berruti e Tibaldi, Maze Gallery, Turin, Italy

Group exhibition

2016
Le spine della complessità. Arte e artisti tra globale e locale, grandArte 2016/2017: Identità Perdute?

Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco, Cuneo, Italy

Chissà se lo sai… Gli artisti di Lucio, Otto Gallery, Bologna, Italy

 

2015
Mare Motus, Castello di Lipari, Lipari, Italy

Holy MisterY, Chiesa del Santo Volto, Turin, Italy

 

2014
Biennale Italia-Cina, Bei Zhou, Beijing, China

15° Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy

Resilienze 2.0, Palazzo Saluzzo, Turin, Italy

The Intuitionist, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

 

2013
Humang Among Aliens, Helutrans Art Space, Singapore

 

2012
Biennale d’arte contemporanea Italia-Cina, Villa Reale di Monza, Italy

 

2011
Cabinet de dessins, Villa la Versiliana, Pietrasanta, Italy

 

2010
Oltre il mito. Cavour nell’arte contemporanea, Castello Cavour, Santena, Italy

 

2009
Collaudi. Omaggio a F. T. Marinetti, Italian Pavillon, 

53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Campolungo. L’orizzonte sensibile del Contemporaneo, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy

The Sublime Gaiety of Art, Kunstpfad Bischofstrasse, Linz, Austria

Che cos’è la scultura moderna, Spirale Arte, Pietrasanta,

 

2008
XIII Biennale d’arte sacra contemporanea, Museo Stauros, San Gabriele, Teramo, Italy

Biennal of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean, XIII edizione/edition, Bari, Italy

Detour, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

 

2007
Micro-narratives, 48th October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia

The Big Show, Silas Murder Gallery, New York, USA

Art First, Facciata Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy

 

2006
Crave, Row Space, London, UK

Giardino. Luoghi della piccola realtà, PAN Palazzo delle arti, Napoli, Italy

Uniforms and Costumes, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israele

Cabinet des Dessins, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, France

 

2005
Deck the Wall, Exit art, New York, USA

Quadriennale di Monza, Monza, Italy

 

2004
Dal Profondo, Kästrich, Mainz, Germany

La via del sale, Pieve di Santa Maria, Cortemilia, CN, Italy

Quotidiana 04, Museo Civico del Santo, Padova, Italy

Made in Italy, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Quadriennale di Roma. Anteprima, Società Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin, Italy

 

2003
4° Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy

Gemine Muse, Museo di Arte Antica, Turin, Italy

Extraños niños, 3 Punts Galeria, Barcelona, Spain

 

2002
Infanzie, Battistero di San Pietro, Asti, Italy

 

2000
Le ombre della memoria, En Plain Air, Pinerolo, Italy

Meno trenta, Associazione Culturale Marcovaldo, Caraglio, Italy

Awards and residence

2017
Erata Motion Pictures – International Festival of Shorts about Paintings, Finalist, San Pietroburgo, Russia

Los Angeles Cinefest, 2nd Prize, Los Angeles, USA

 

​2014
15th Cairo Prize, Finalist, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy

 

2012
Luci d’Artista Prize, Awarded with the installation “Ancora una volta”, Turin, Italy

 

2011
Nirox Foundation Residency, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2010
Youkobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo, Japan

 

2009
Area Progetto, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy

 

2007
Artists Residency Program, Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris, France

 

2006
Workshop with Stefano Arienti, Fondazione Spinola Banna, Poirino, Italy

 

2005
Residency Program, I.S.C.P. International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, NY, USA

 

2004
Pagine Bianche d’Autore Prize, Winner for the cover of regional telephone directory in Piedmont, Italy

Premio Celeste, 1st Prize, Italy

 

2003
4th Cairo Prize, Finalist, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy

Fresco and Salty Award, Amfilochia, Greece

Works