Roberto Cuoghi. PERLA POLLINA

The exhibition at Madre PERLA POLLINA, 1996-2016 (05.27-09.18.17) is accompanied by the first retrospective monograph devoted to the artist (Hatje Cantz, international edition in English). The catalogue, which is about 500 pages and has numerous color illustrations, will include unpublished essays by Andrea Bellini, curator of the exhibition in Geneva (and, with Andrea Viliani, co-curator of the exhibition in Naples), and texts by Andrea Cortelessa, Anthony Huberman, Charlotte Laubard and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, and an interview between the artist and Andrea Viliani, as well as a complete bibliography and chronology.

Roberto Cuoghi (Modena, 1973; lives and works in Milan), studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, where he moved and where he now lives and works. One of three artists who will represent Italy at the forthcoming 57th Venice Biennale, Cuoghi was a winner in 2009 of the special mention Tradurre Mondi at the 53rd Venice Biennale and received as well a special mention in 2013 at the 55th Venice Biennale. He has also taken part in some of the most important periodically held international exhibitions – together with the Venice Biennale – such as Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt (2002), the IX Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius and La sindrome di Pantagruel. T1-Torino Triennale (2005), Of Mice and Men. 4th Berlin Biennial (2006), 10000 Lives. Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2010). Solo shows devoted to the artist have already been held at national and international museums, such as: DESTE Foundation, Athens (2016); Aspen Art Museum (2015); Le Consortium, Dijon (2014-2015); New Museum, New York (2014); UCLA-Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); ICA-Institute for Contemporary Art, London and Castello di Rivoli-Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin (2008); Centre International d’Art et du Paysage de l’Île de Vassivière (2007); GAMeC, Bergamo (2003); GAM, Bologna (1997).