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Life and Work

Fabrizio Plessi © Michael Dannenmann

For Fabrizio Plessi (born 1940), one of the most internationally renowned pioneers of video art, art always means movement. Since the end of the 1960s, the element of water has been a main theme of his art. »Water, especially the sea, opens our minds.« For him, the flowing element of nature is a symbol of temporality, the flow of life, and a metaphor for memory. In his unmistakable signature and constant exploration of state-of-the-art, time-based technology, Fabrizio Plessi uses the medium of video to make the power of nature directly experienceable.

From the very beginning of his artistic career, Plessi began to develop water as the central theme of his art. His fascination with this primal element – based on the ubiquity of water in his adopted country of Venice – was already a source of inspiration for his numerous forays into action art and conceptual art during the 1960s and 1970s. Photographs document his actions. For example, when in Paris Plessi tried to punch a hole in the Seine with a large nail (Un Buco N'ell Acqua, Azione 1973) or sawed the Stichter See near Neunkirchen into two equal parts (Segare il Lago Stichter in due parti uguali, Azione 1975). Absurd actions in which water is treated less as a natural element than as a full-fledged medium to be shaped for the implementation of his ideas.

His first videotapes developed in 1974, and soon after the medium of video became the core of his art. In the 1980s, he began developing expansive video installations where he combined natural materials such as wood, earth, iron, or marble, as in the monumental video installation »Roma«, with state-of-the-art technology to create the exciting wholistic experience characteristic of his works. With the presentation of this video installation at Documenta 8 in 1987, Plessi, who first exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1970, finally achieved international renown. Plessi has realized more than 120 video sculptures and expansive video installations on the subject of water worldwide. Later, the element of fire would also become a recurring theme.

Given the rapid pace technical innovations in recent years, Plessi’s formal language has also changed accordingly. Instead of combining sculptural elements with electronic media as he did in his earlier works, Plessi now reduces his more recent video installations to the simple form of the image carrier, the screen. Since 2015, his video installations have impressed audiences with their minimalist staging.

Plessi’s works have been shown in major museums worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fondazione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice; Folkwang Museum, Essen; Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Fondazione Mudima, Milan; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen; and Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Venice. Fabrizio Plessi has also created stage designs for operas such as The Fall of Icarus (1989) and Ex machina (1994), a concert by Luciano Pavarotti in New York's Central Park, and Mauro Bigonzetti's ballet Romeo and Juliet. Fabrizio Plessi lives and works in Venice.

Biography

1940 born in Reggio Emilia, IT
1990 – 1900 Chair of Humanization of Technologies at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, DE
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, IT, where later he held a chair in painting
lives and works in Venice, IT, and Mallorca, ES

Works (Selection)

Fabrizio Plessi, Digital Wall, 2015
Fabrizio Plessi, Digital Wall, 2015
Fabrizio Plessi, Energy, 2017
Fabrizio Plessi, Energy, 2017
Fabrizio Plessi, Under Water, 2016
Fabrizio Plessi, Under Water, 2016
Fabrizio Plessi, Digital Wall, 2016
Fabrizio Plessi, Digital Wall, 2016
Fabrizio Plessi, Segare il Lago Stichter in due parti uguali (Sawing Lake Stichter in two equal parts), Action, 1975
Fabrizio Plessi, Analogy Experimental Intervention / Water Works Series 1, 1974
Fabrizio Plessi, Experimental Analogy / Water Works Series, 1974
Fabrizio Plessi, 100 Pezzi D'Acqua (100 Pieces of Water), Action, 1973
Fabrizio Plessi, Un Buco Nell' Acqua (A Hole in the Water), Action, 1973
Fabrizio Plessi, Gabbie D'Acqua, 1972
Fabrizio Plessi, Gabbie D'Acqua, 1972

Videos

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8 March 2017

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2019 Fabrizio Plessi. Plessi's Splash, Opera Gallery, Paris, FR
2018 Fabrizio Plessi. L’Anima della Pietra. The Soul of Stone, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, RU
2017 Utopia liquida, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, DE
Memoria dell' acqua, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, DE
Fabrizio Plessi. Fenix DNA, Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Venice, IT
Archeology of the Future – Exhibit by Fabrizio Plessi, Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy, Washington DC, US
2016 Digital Wall, Opera Gallery, Paris, FR
Digital Wall, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, DE
Otto tavoli per otto stanze, Fattoria di Celle – Collezione Gori, Pistoia, IT
Plessi Under Water, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Venice, IT
2015 Fabrizio Plessi, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, AT
Foresta Blu, IULM, Milan, IT
Liquid Life, Ca’ d’Oro, Venice, IT
Liquid Light, Arsenale, Venice, IT
2014 Liquid Labyrinth, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, HU
Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller, FR
gli anni settanta, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, IT
Fabrizio Plessi. Sul Viaggio, Ludwig Museum, Coblenz, DE
Fabrizio Plessi, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, IT
2013 Lava, Palazzo Durini, Milan, IT
Plessi Museum, Brenner, IT
Lava, Sede Natuzzi, Rome, IT
2012 Blù, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Venice, IT
Monumenta, Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, IT
Il Flusso della Ragione, Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, IT
2011 Mari Verticali, Biennale di Venezia – Padiglione Venezia, Venice, IT
Water-Windows, Galleria Contini, Venice, IT
Plessi. Llaüt-Licht, La Lonja, Palma de Mallorca, ES
2010 digitales Bühnenbild für die Oper von Pirandello, Teatro Goldoni, Venice, IT
Traum, Stift Ossiach, Ossiach, AT
Plessi. Llaüt-Licht, Galerie Mario Mauroner, Vienna, AT
Il lusso è lento, Vetrine digitali per Louis Vuitton, Palma de Mallorca, ES
Lava – Event für Louis Vuitton, Teatro S.Carlo, Naples, IT
Duecentonovanta secondi liquidi – Event zum Geburtstag des Caffè Florian, Piazza S. Marco, Venice, IT
Mari Verticali – Event Louis Vuitton Trophy, Antichi Arsenali, La Maddalena, IT
Mari Verticali, Burj Al Khalifa Dubai, Dubai
2009 Istituto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice, IT
Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
Water fall II, Fondazione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, IT
Il lusso è lento, Vetrine digitali per Louis Vuitton, Venice, IT
Digitales Bühnenbild für die Eröffnungsfeier der Schwimmweltmeisterschaften, Stadio dei Marmi, Rome, IT
2008 Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
Miart, Milan, IT
Grand Palais, Paris, FR
Miami Art, Miami, US
Galleria d’Arte Contini, Venice, IT
Il Lusso è lento, Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong, JP
L’anima dell’acqua, Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT
2007 VAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, ES
Lava, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Cortina d’Ampezzo, IT
Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
Miart, Milan, IT
2006 Videoland, Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
Laguna Nera, Galleria Planetario, Trieste, IT
Videoland, Galleria Maggiore, Bologna, IT
Fez – Fez, Hassan Museum, Rabat
Acquedotto Elettronico, Fondazione della Danza, Reggio Emilia, IT
Lava Project, Galerie Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, AT
Digital Islands, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, DE
Digitales Bühnenbild für Romeo und Julia, Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen, DE
Lava, H2 – Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg, DE
2005 Digital Stones, Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
L’Anima del Futuro, BMW Pavillon, Monaco, MC
Bombay – Bombay, Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo, Neu-Delhi, IN
Memory Motions, Kistefos-Museet, Kistefos, NO
Il Trittico della Violenza, Quadriennale d’Arte, Rome, IT
Digital Stones, Galleria Maggiore, Bologna, IT
Digital Fire, BMW Center, Berlin, DE
Digital Stones, Galerie Mario Mauroner, Vienna, AT
Mare Verticale, Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, Venice, IT
2004 Traumwelt, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, DE
I Lavatoi dell’Anima, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, ES
La cariatide dei poveri, Ponte di Mostar, Mostar
Fez – Fez, La Scala, Sienna, IT
L’Anima della Pietra, Castle of Santa Barbara, Alicante, ES
2003 Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
Galerie Baumgarten, Bielefeld, DE
Digital Fall, Fondazione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, IT
Foresta Sospesa II, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Wattens, DE
Opere Storiche degli Anni 70, Völklinger Hütte, Völklingen, DE
Art Cologne – Galerie Dorothea van der Koelen
Foresta di Fuoco, Museo di Villa Croce, Geneva, IT
4 Porte d’Oro, Università internazionale di Venezia, Venice, IT
Bühnenbild für Ein Sommernachtstraum, Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, RU

Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
La Foresta di Fuoco, Palazzo Forti, Verona, IT
Waterfire, Kunstpreis der Loewe AG, Kronach, DE
Water – Sand – Space, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah
Paradiso-Inferno, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, IT
Foresta di Fuoco, Art Toronto, Toronto, CA
Moving Fire, Calvin Klein Store, New York, US
Moving Circle, Calvin Klein Store, Paris, FR
Moving Fire, Calvin Klein Store, Dallas, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US
2001 Cairo – Cairo, Cairo Biennial, Cairo
La Stanza della Luce, Galleria Traghetto, Venice, IT
L’Enigma degli Addii, Fondazione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, IT
Teatro Elettronico della Memoria, Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna, IT
La Foresta di Fuoco, Galleria Il Planetario, Trieste, IT
Waterfire, Museo Correr, Venice, IT
Roma II, Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, ES
Only Fire, Sammlung Essl, Vienna, AT
2000 Arte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Traghetto, Bologna, IT
Naufragio della Pittura, Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna, IT
Galleria De Foscherari, Bologna, IT
Wood Gallery Foundation, Pittsburgh, US
Naufragio della Pittura, Futurshow, Bologna, IT
Movimenti Catodici Barocchi, Palazzo Carlo V, Lecce, IT
Reflecting Water, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, IT
Progetti del Mondo, Palazzo Farnese, Ortona, IT
L’Anima della Materia, Trapholt Museum, Kolding, DK
L’Anima della Materia, L’Almodí, Valenza, IT
L’Anima della Pietra, Biennale d’Arte, Kwangiu, KR
Sogno di una notte di mezz’estate, Teatro Comunale, Bologna, IT
Il Ponte della Memoria, Brunswick, DE
Art Cologne – Galerie Dorothea van der Koelen, Cologne, DE
Les armoires de la mémoire, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, BE
Collezione Ministero degli Esteri, La Farnesina, Rome, IT
Electronic Water Fall, Sony Center, Berlin, DE
Mediterranea, Mercati Traianei – Novecento, Rome, IT
Progetti, Forma Libera, Turin, IT
1999 Fire’s Circle, Futurshow, Bologna, IT
Premio della Quadriennale d’Arte, Rome, IT
Electronic Waterfall, Sony Center, Berlin, DE
Canal Gallery, Brussels, BE
Der hängende Wald, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, DE
1998 Progetti del Guggenheim SoHo, Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
L’Arca dell’Arte, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, AT
Fez – Fez, Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg am Neckar, DE
Deposito dell’Arte, Fundaçao SESC, Pompeii, BR
Museo de Arte y Diseño, San José
Fez – Fez, Galerie Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, DE
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, San Diego, US
Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, DE
1997 Fez – Fez, Kunsthaus, Kaufbeuren, DE
Icare – Titanic – Ex Machina, Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, BE
Bombay – Bombay, Justizpalast, Munich, DE
ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, DE
Geometria Liquida, Museum Schloß Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE
Materia Prima II, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, IT
Memos, Teatro Comunale, Rovigo/Treviso, IT
1996 Art Medial, La Lonja, Palma de Mallorca, ES
Il Fiume della Storia, Landesmuseum Mainz, Mainz, DE
Rovina Elettronica, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE
Fez in Graz, Mausoleum, Graz, AT
Acquedotto Elettronico, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, DE
L’Anima della Pietra, Rathaus Den Haag, The Hague, NL
Movimenti Catodici Barocchi, Fondazione IDIS, Naples, IT
Le Cariatidi dei Poveri, Fondazione Lucio Amelio, Naples, IT
1995 Rovina Elettronica, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, DE
In Vino Veritas, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, AT
Art Center, Hong Kong, JP
Ex Machina, XLVI Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, Venice, IT
Fundaciò Pilar i Joan Mirò, Palma de Mallorca, ES
Rocca Paolina, Perugia, IT
Bombay – Bombay III, Museo La Salara, Bologna, IT
Biennale de Lyon, Lyons, FR
Le Due Anime della Materia, Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris, FR
1994 Agricola, Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, DE
Cirque Royal, Brussels, BE
Paris – Paris, Weißer Raum, Hamburg, DE
Galerie Teutloff, Cologne, DE
Fabrizio Plessi – Hundert Zeichnungen, Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Linz, AT
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
1993 Mediale, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE
Bombay – Bombay, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE
Cristalli Liquidi, Caffè Florian, Venice, IT
Retrospektive, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, DE
Bombay – Bombay, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, ES
Liquid Time, IFA 93 / Philips, Berlin, DE
ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, DE
1992 Artiscope, Brussels, BE
La Stanza del Mare, Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, DK
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Cagliari, IT
Materia Prima II, Umetnostna Galerija, Maribor, SI
Moving Image, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, IT
Die Karyatiden der Armen, Haus der Architektur, Graz, AT
Titanic, Musée de l’Industrie, Charleroi, BE
1991 Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, DE
La Stanza del Mare, Weißer Raum, Hamburg, DE
Plessi a Mallorca, Centre de Cultura Sa Nostra, Palma de Mallorca, ES
Cairo – Cairo, Galleria Paola Stelzer, Trent, IT
Plessi, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, AT
1990 Antologica, Civici Musei, Reggio Emilia, IT
Förderverein Schöneres Frankfurt, Frankfurt/ Main, DE
Palazzo Brignole, Genoa, IT
Galleria L’Isola, Rome, IT
Galleria Totem, Venice, IT
Gilardi – Plessi, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trent, IT
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT
Studio Barnabò, Venice, IT
1989 Geometria liquida, Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
Plessi – Videosal, Palau Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, ES
L’armadio dei Sassi, Studio La Città, Verona, IT
Museo Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, IT
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
Borealis 4, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE
Tempo Liquido, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, CH
The Fall of Icarus, Opéra Nationale La Monnaie, Brussels, BE
La Stanza Fragile, Galerie Blancpain-Stepczynski, Geneva, CH
1988 Videocruz, Museo Español de Arte Contemporàneo, Madrid, ES
Roma II, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT
Canal d’Oro, Museo Correr, Venice, IT
Sala Ateneo Mercant, Valenza, IT
Plessi – Palacio Electrónico, Palacio de Sástago, Saragossa, ES
Videoland – Videolinz, Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Linz, AT
Galerie de Gryse, Tielt, BE
Galerija Dante, Umago, IT
Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, SI
1987 Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
Disegnata, Pinacoteca Comunale, Ravenna, IT
Lo specchio e il Doppio, Mole Antonelliana, Turin, IT
Notturna, Convento Santa Scolastica, Bari, IT
Ars Electronica, Linz, AT
Electrovision ‘87, Tokyo, JP
Roma, Art Forum R. Thomas, Munich, DE
Sciame, Teatro Zandonai, Rovereto, IT
Médias Audiovisuels, Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, FR
Videoland, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, IT
Mare Orizzontale, Rai 1, Rome, IT
1986 Reflecting Water, Galleria d’Arte Moderna
Metronom, Barcelona, ES
Centro Culturale Planetario, Trieste, IT
Art Ware
U-Tape, Sala Polivalente, Ferrara, IT
1985 Plessi – Video Going, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, IT
1984 Water Video Projects, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, DE
Water Video Projects, Musée du Nord, Villeneuve d’Ascq, FR
Water Video Projects, Museo Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, IT
Water Video Projects, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, DE
Water, XLI Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, Venice, IT
Immagine Elettronica, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, IT
1983 Arte Fiera
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, FR
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, IT
Teatro Poliziano, Milan, IT
Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, FR
Incontri Cinema, Salsomaggiore, IT
Water Video Projects, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, DE
Water Video Projects, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, FR
1982 Palazzo Scotti, Treviso, IT
Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, FR
Festival del Cinema, Montecatini, IT
Centro Marino Marini, Pistoia, IT
Festival del Cinema, Ravenna, IT
Biennale Internazionale del Cinema, Venice, IT
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh
Mixage, Caen, FR
Banco Santo Spirito, Naples, IT
Sala Polivalente, Ferrara, IT
1981 Centro Ricerca per il Teatro CRT, Milan, IT
Frigo: Water Wind I Lione, Performance Festival: Canubis, Lyons, FR
Liquid Movie, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, DE
Festival del Cinema, Salerno, IT
Water Wind II, La Triennale, Milan, IT
Museo Civico, Padua, IT
Festival Cinema d’Arte, Asolo, IT
Sala Polivalente, Ferrara, IT
1980 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE
Modern Art Galerie, Vienna, AT
Dany Keller Galerie, Munich
Palazzo Reale
Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, NL
Studio Marconi, Milan, IT
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Linz, DE
International Cultureel Centrum ICC, Antwerp, BE
XL Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, Venice, IT
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, DE
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
1979 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE
Comune di La Spezia, La Spezia, IT
The Kitchen, New York, US
Galleria Guerrieri, Lucca, IT
Teatro Magnolfi, Prato, IT
Galeria Pawilon, Cracow, PL
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, DE
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, IT
Neue Galerie Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, DE
Sala Polivalente, Ferrara, IT
Folkwang Museum, Essen, DE
Studio Il Moro, Florence, IT
1978 Ludwig Forum, Aachen, DE
Internationaal Cultureel Centrum ICC, Antwerp, BE
Galleria Vinciana, Milan, IT
Sala Polivalente, Ferrara, IT
Mala Galerija, Ljubljana, SI
Galerie Gaetan, Geneva, CH
Studio d’Ars, Milan, IT
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, IT
L’acqua e l’estasi, Chiesa di San Teonisto, Treviso, IT
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE
Geometria liquida, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, FR
IXL Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, Venice, IT
1977 Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, DE
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Cagliari, IT
Sala Polivalente, Ferrara, IT
Galerie Inge Baecker, Bochum, DE
Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, IT
Palazzo delle Prigioni, Venice, IT
Comune di Cesena, Cesena, IT
Folkwang Museum, Essen, DE
Magazzini del Sale, Cervia, IT
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR
Studio Marconi, Milan, IT
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE
1976 James Yu Gallery, New York, US
Galleria Plurima, Udine, IT
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE
Arte Fiera, Galerie Lara Vinci e Studio Soldano, Bologna, IT
Intermedia Foundation, New York, US
Anagalleria Opera, Geneva, IT
Autunno musicale, Como, IT
Studio Marconi, Milan, IT
1975 Comune di Alessandria, Alessandria, IT
Jurka Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
Galleria Centro, Turin, IT
Galleria Cesarea, Geneva, IT
Galleria Tommaseo, Trieste, IT
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE
Internationaal Cultureel Centrum ICC, Antwerp, BE
Galleria Il Chiodo, Mantua, IT
Galerie Falazik, Neuenkirchen, DE
1974 Galleria La Chiocciola, Padua, IT
Centro Rizzoli, Milan, IT
Galerie Regio, Freiburg, DE
Museo Casa da Noal Roma, Studio Condotti, Treviso, IT
Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, IT
Galerie Expression, Strasbourg, FR
Grupo Quince, Madrid, ES
Galleria Plurima, Udine, IT
Plessi – Travel, Galerie Lara, Paris, FR
De Moriaan Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL
1973 Plessi – Acquabiografico, Galleria Vinciana, Milan, IT
Plessi – L’humidité, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, FR
Galleria Il Chiodo, Mantua, IT
Università Collegio Cairoli, Pavia, IT
1972 D.M. Gallery, London
Studio Soldano, Milan, IT
Galleria Carbini, Varazze, IT
Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, FR
Galerie Alexandre, Brussels, BE
1971 Galleria Piattelli, Rome, IT
Galleria Vinciana, Milan, IT
Galleria Il Punto, Turin, IT
Galleria San Michele, Brescia, IT
Galleria Modi, Bergamo, IT
1970 Galleria Ghelfi, Vicenza, IT
Austin State College, Houston, US
1969 Galleria La Chiocciola, Padua, IT
Galleria Stefanoni, Lecco, IT
1967 Galleria De Foscherari, Bologna, IT
Austin State College, Houston, US
Galleria Il Cavallino, Venice, IT
Galleria L’Arco, Macerata, IT
1965 Galleria Sebastiani, Milan, IT
Galleria Il Punto, Turin, IT
1964 Galleria Gritti, Venice, IT
St. Martin’s Gallery, London
Galleria Giraldo, Treviso, IT
1963 Galleria 2000, Bologna, IT
1962 Galleria Il Canale, Venice, IT
Galleria Argentario, Trent, IT

Group exhibitions (selection)

2018 Wunderkammer 1 – liquid form, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK
Magister Canova, Scuola Grande della Misericordia, Venice, IT
2017 Pushkin Museum XXI, Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, Venice, IT
2016 Tuttotavoli, Pièce unique, Paris, FR
Materia Prima, Museo della ceramica, Montelupo Fiorentino, IT
2013 Rolling Stone, Palazzo Te, Mantua, IT
Progetto Adnkronos, Palazzo della Comunicazione, Rome, IT
2010 Fuoco Movimenti catodici barocchi, Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT
2009 L’anima dell’acqua mit Bill Viola, Cà d’Or, Venice, IT
2005 Mare Orizzontale, Expo Universale Padiglione Italia, Aichi, JP
2004 Wasser – Sand – Weite, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DE
2003 Imagining Prometheus, Loggia dei Mercanti, Milan, IT
Wasser – Sand – Weite, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE
2001 Omaggio a Venezia, Galleria Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, DE
1998 Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, US
1997 Presentazione Progetti del Mondo, Fondazione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, IT
Stad(t)-Art, Kaiserpfalz, Paderborn, DE
1996 der Wein und die Kunst, Historisches Museum der Pfalz, Speyer, DE
Der Rhein – Le Rhin – De Waal, Museum Commanderie van Sint Jan
1995 Der Rhein – Le Rhin – De Waal, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine, Strasbourg, FR
Der Rhein – Le Rhin – De Waal, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, DE
1994 Biennale de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR
1992 Der Raum der Wörter, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE
1991 Kälte und Kultur, Museum Industriekultur Nürnberg, Nuremberg, DE
1989 Art Cologne 23’89, Internationaler Kunstmarkt
1987 Roma, Documenta 8, Cassel, DE
Festival d’Avignon, Centre Culturel, Cavaillon, FR
1986 XI Quadriennale d’Arte, Rome, IT
Bronx, XLII Biennale d’Arte di Venezia
1983 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE
Aktuell ’83, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE
1982 Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
1981 Biennale Internazionale del Cinema, Venice, IT
1980 Pro Musica Nova Festival, Bremen, DE
1977 Images 70, Padua, IT
1976 Pro Musica Nova Festival, Bremen, DE
1975 Festival: Beat ‘72, Rome, IT
Plessi, Galerie Micha, Brussels, BE
1974 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE

EXHIBITIONS AT BECK & EGGELING (SELECTION)

Publications

Fabrizio Plessi. Utopia liquida

Fabrizio Plessi. Utopia liquida

  • Artist: Fabrizio Plessi
    Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
    Text: David Galloway, Marco Meneguzzo
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Antonia Eggeling)
  • German, English, Italy
    Hardcover, 24 x 28 cm
    112 pages, 122 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2017
    ISBN 978-3-94606310-0
  • 28,00 €
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