Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Vertigo - Walking on the edge of the tone - Solo show Alessandro Roma

Curated by: Irene Biolchini

Vertigo -  Walking on the edge of the tone - Solo show Alessandro Roma
11 November 2018 - 28 April 2019

Alessandro Roma’s solo show, opening on the 12 of September 2018, is the result of more than one year of collaboration with the artist, who after visiting and living the Museum, has worked and produced inside its spaces.

Vertigo is a new way of arranging the shows dedicated to the newest trend of contemporary art – something that the museum has started back in 2011. Within this new methodology the Museum is not only hosting the show, but is rather an active partner. During the year of production, the artist created an open dialogue with the team, examined our Photographic Archive, explored the deposits, walked through the collection and consulted the unique volumes of the library. In other terms, the artist had access to the multiple resources of the Museum, a unique case in the world scene in terms of chronologic and geographic extension of the collection.


Moreover, during the frequent visits to the Museum, the artist created also eight new works, produced inside the Museum, in the educational section established by Bruno Munari. As it was in Munari’s intention, in which contemporary artists were invited to create an open dialogue with the structure, the MIC actively contributed to the creation of the artworks.


The slow and progressive building of the show, allowed the artist to create an open dialogue between the ceramics and the last year of his production, giving birth to a ‘vertigo’ effect in which painting and ceramics are melt in a site specific installation. In show there are several big textiles that amplify the ceramics. The spectator walking through the show will gain experience of a labyrinth in which he can loose the orientation.


After Ceramics Now, in which the contemporary ceramic production was presented examining its multiple languages and variations, even Roma’s solo show is re-discussing the idea of painting, sculpturing and crafts. The catalogue (produced thanks to z2o Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome and Keiko Yamamoto Gallery, London) will reflect this continuity including both the painting and the ceramic production of the recent years. Texts are written by Irene Biolchini, curator of the show, and Marina Dacci, who for several years has been following the artist.


Alessandro Roma (Milano, 1977)

After spending some years in London, now he lives and works in Milan. He studied at the Accademia di Brera and took part to the residency at the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede (Germania). In 2007 he took part at the IV Edition of the International Painting Prize, Diputación de Castellón del Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellón. His works were exibited in several museums and prestigious institutions, such as: Biennale di Praga (2009) , Mart di Trento e Rovereto con la personale  Humus (2011). Amongst his solo show: The vivid dream,  Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery, London (2017) ; Swamp, Museo di Villa Croce, Genova (2016); One foot in the world and the other in the stillness, Z2o Sara Zanin Gallery, Roma (2016); Solo show Sobering Gallery, Art Brussels, Bruxelles (2015); Solo show, Coburn project, London (2015); Locus amoenus, Sobering gallery, Paris (2014); Organizzazione organica di forme, Contemporary art Museum, Lissone (2014); Enclosure, Paradise Row gallery, London (2013); Il sole mi costrinse ad abbandonare il giardino, Brand New Gallery, Milan (2012); Unfolding the Folds, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin (2011); Sites of action, Scaramouche gallery, New York (2011).