Alex Urso (b. 1987, Italy)

 

Education

Painting Degree, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan, 2014

Erasmus Placement scholarship, National Gallery of Art – Zacheta, Warsaw, 2013

Erasmus scholarship, Academy of Fine Arts of Warsaw, 2012

Literature and Philosophy, University of Macerata, 2010

Literature and Philosophy, University of Bologna, 2007

Additional courses

Essential Skills for Museum Professionals, Mu.SA – Museum Sector Alliance, 2019

Arts and Heritage Management, Bocconi University, Milan, 2018

Arts and Culture Strategy, University of Pennsylvania, 2018

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2024

Painting Clouds, Thepòsito Art Space, Narni (Terni)

2023

Lontano da dove, Magazzino MUSE, Ancona

Come l’acqua soffia come il vento scorre, Sistus V Mill, Montalto delle Marche (Ascoli Piceno). Permanent exhibition

2022

Past Continuous, Ex Caserma, Fiumefreddo Photo Festival, Fiumefreddo Buzio (CS)

A Place Called Home, Parco della Ravinella – Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, Ligonchio (RE)

2021

Past Continuous, Spazju Kreattiv – Malta’s Centre for Creativity, Valletta

Still waving, Galeria Labirynt / OSA, Lublin. Curated by Nowy Złoty

2019

Grand Hotel Europa (part three), Studio 87, Valletta

Grand Hotel Europa (part two), Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk

Grand Hotel Europa (part one), Magacin Gallery, Belgrade

2018

Presentation of the Art Apartments’ residency project (w. Alberto Gianfreda), Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London

À rebours, Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, Milan

Welcome to the Jungle, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław

2017

Non toccare desiderio, Galleria Centofiorini, Civitanova Marche, Italy

Diabli Nadali, Fondazione Brugnatelli, Milan

A Study on the Last Judgment of Hans Memling, Italian Cultural Institute, Krakow

2016

Musée de l’Oubli. Eight collages by Monsieur G., DZiK, Warsaw

Impossible Nature, Spazio Meme, Carpi

2014

Golden Pony Boy, Turbo Gallery, Warsaw

 

Selected group exhibitions

2024

L’Oro Blu, Museo dei Bronzi Dorati, Pergola I Pesaro Capitale Italiana della Cultura 2024

2023

Qfwfq. Storie di artisti in movimento, Italian Institute of Culture, Warsaw

Cerimoniał, Art Walk Gallery, Warsaw. Curated by Nowy Złoty

2022

Biennale Tecnologia, Politecnico di Torino, Turin

Liquida Photofestival (powered by Paratissima), ARTiglieria Con/temporary Art Center, Turin

Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Skärholmen Centrum, Stockholm

2021

Unlikely, Palazzo Malipiero, Venice

2019

Pendaison de Crémaillère, CampoBase, Turin

2018

Still Life Portrait, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk

2017

Contexto – Area Contemporanea, a project by Casa Testori, Edolo, Brescia

Biennale de La Biche, Ilet La Biche, Guadalupa

2016

Springtime, Monopol Gallery, Warsaw

2015

Keep Both Feet on the Ground, Contemporary Art Gallery BWA Tarnow

Keep Both Feet on the Ground, Contemporary Art Gallery BWA of Katowice

Exotic?, National Gallery of Art Zacheta – MPZ Project Room, Warsaw

2014

Dolly – Multiplo contemporaneo, Circoloquadro, Milan

Sto*Disegnando/Rysuje!!!, V9 Gallery, Warsaw

The game of the artist, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok

The Coffee Art Project, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Out of Work, Gogol’Ostello, Milan

2013

PostQards, Circoloquadro, Milan

The Coffee Art Project, Arcam Factory, Milan

2012

Il giallo nel cuore, Magazzini del cotone, Genoa

 

Residencies

2022 Ostello dei Balocchi | Legambiente, Ligonchio, Reggio Emilia (May 2022)

2022 Ostello dei Balocchi | Legambiente, Ligonchio, Reggio Emilia (March 2022)

2021 Valletta Design Cluser | In collaboration with Magna Żmien, Spazju Kreattiv, Italian Cultural Institute of Valletta

2019 Unfinished Art Space – Valletta | Supported by Italian Cultural Institute of Valletta

2019 Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk | Supported by Fondazione Paolina Brugnatelli

2019 BAIR – Belgrade Artist in Residency | Supported by European Cultural Foundation, Compagnia di San Paolo, Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade

2018 Art Apartments | In collaboration with the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London

 

Awards

2019 Step Travel Grant, European Cultural Foundation

2013 Paolina Brugnatelli Foundation

2012 Ghiggini Art Prize

 

Acquisitions

2019 Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk

2014 Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok

2013 Paolina Brugnatelli Foundation, Milan