giacinto-occhionero

Giacinto Occhionero

Born 1975, Campobasso, Italy
Works and lives in Italy

Education
1999 Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy

Biography
Occhionero’s paintings describe naturalistic and imaginated athmospheres.
Paintings are created in a process of reverse painting on plexiglas.
The artist says: “At a certain point I got rid of the canvas completely.  My perfectionist attitude kept me from ever being altogether satisfied, because having the canvas to work on permitted you to impose additional elements.  Back-painted plexi saturated itself with color and, when that happens, it’s finished.”

Solo Exhibitions

2018

“Giacinto Occhionero: Tonic”
Kristen Lorello, New York, NY

2016

“Giacinto Occhionero: Reversibility Arch”
Kristen Lorello, New York, NY

2015

“Arte in Circolo: Carlo D’ Orta, Giacinto Occhionero”
Mucciaccia Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (curated by Giulia Abate and Gianluca Marziani)

2014

“Giacinto Occhionero: Dot Series”
Kristen Lorello, New York, NY 2013

“Plots & Motion”
Mau mau Art Residency, Istanbul, Turchia

2012

“Société à la coque”
Z2O Gallery/Sara Zanin, Rome, Italy

2010

“Dissennato Paesaggio”
Teverina Fine Art, Cortona, Italy (curated by Francesco Nevola)

2009

“Nafta & Dafne”
Studio Pino Casagrande, Rome, Italy (curated by Patrizia Ferri and Gianluca Brogna)

2006

“Morbid Bid”
Studio Morbiducci, Rome, Italy (curated by Mario De Candia)

2004

“Muri e Parole”
MB47, Salerno, Italy

2003

“Avaritia”
from the series “I sette vizi capitali,” Soligo Art Project, Rome, Italy

Group shows

2019

“Tiny Biennale”, curated by Susan Moore, Gallery of Art, Temple University , Rome, Italy

2017

“Chronos”, curated by Angela Madesani, Palazzo Colleoni di Cortenuova, Cortenuova, Italy 

2016

“I Martedì Critici in mostra: Anni Zero”  Pittura, video, scultura, fotografia, performance, installazione.

“L’aspetto multidisciplinare della contemporaneità artistica”
curated by Alberto Dambruoso, Temple University, Roma, Italy 

2015

“Praestigium Italia: Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection” Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino( curated by Luca Beatrice) 

“Imago Mundi: Luciano Benneton Collection, Map of New Art” Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy 

“Close Up”
 Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, Italy (curated by Gianluca Marziani) 

“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (+ The Mistress Project)”
68 Projects, Berlin, Germany (curated by Quang Bao) 

2014

“La Grande Illusione”
Temple University Art Gallery, Rome, Italy  

“Rachel Higgins I Giacinto Occhionero”
Kristen Lorello, New York, NY 

2013

“Senza titoli”
Libero Accesso Art Gallery, Ceglie Messapica, Italy 

“Art Carpet”
The First Luxury Art Hotel, in collaboration with Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome, Italy, (curated by  Giulia Abate and Gianluca Marziani)  

2012

“Europa frontiere”
Ecos Gallery, Rome, Italy (curated by Flavio Alivernini) 

“Quadrato nomade”
Farm Cultural Park, Favara, Italy, traveled to Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (curated by Donatella Giordano, Simone Martinelli, and Donatella Pinocci) 

2011

“Mina a mano amata”
Studio Geddes, Rome, Italy (curated by Giuseppe Pietroniro) 

 “Biennale di Venezia- 54th Edition”
Molise Regional Pavillion, Museo di Arte Contemporanea Isernia (M.A.C.I.), Isernia, Italy 

“Damnatio Memoriae (or) Creating Memory”
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Kristen Lorello) 

2010

“A Site”
Teverina Fine Arts, Cortona, Italy (curated by Francesco Nevola) 

“Premio Mario Razzano, Biennale di Benevento”
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento, Italy

“Preview to ‘A Site’”
Solonos, Athens, Greece (curated by Francesco Nevola) 

“My Generation”
Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome, Italy (curated by Manuela Pacella) 

“Cercasi immagine”
Ex Convento Domenicano, Altomonte, Italy (curated by Alan Jones) 

“Imago”
Premio Termoli, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Termoli, Italy (curated by Miriam Mirolla)

“Osteria degli artisti”
Art and the Gallery, Milan, Italy (curated by Alan Jones) 

“Take the Space”
Salerniana, Trapani, Italy (curated by Patrizia Ferri)

2009

 

“From the Sublime to the Ridiculous”
Mnisikleous18, Plaka, Athens, Greece (curated by Francesco Nevola)

“Scanning”
Studio Soligo, Rome, Italy (curated by Stefano Elena)

2008

 

“Falce e martello, simboli di ferro”
R. Gramiccia, MUSPAC, L’Aquila, Italy (curated by D. Arzenta, G. Calo, and R. Gramicia) 

2007

“Sex is a Pain in the Ass”
Cinema Avorio, Rome, Italy (curated by Piero Pala) 

2006

“Memoria-Tracce”
Rialto Sant’ Ambrogio, Rome, Italy (curated by Piero Pala) 

“Nerve”
Hyunnart Studio Rome,Italy (curated by Mario De Candia and Patrizia Ferri) 

“Le forme dell’immaterialità”
Accademia di Belle Arti, Sassari, Italy (curated by Mario De Candia) 

 

2005

Libro d’Artista”
Quarta Biennale di Cassino, Cassino, Italy (curated by Mario de Candia) 

 

2004

“Angel in Palace”
Palazzo S. Massimo, Salerno, Italy

 

2003

“Cuore 2 / Dirty”
Collettiva R.G.P., Galleria Rayapunto, Salamanca, Spain 

 

2002

“Ritratto digitale”
Lavatoio Contumaciale, Rome, Italy (curated by Bianca Menna) 

 

Bibliography

2016

Kerr, Merrily, Giacinto Occhionero at Kristen Lorello Gallery, New York Art Tours blog, Dec. 5
http://newyorkarttours.com/blog/?tag=giacinto-occhionero

2014

Litvak, Ed, “New Arrivals” The Lo-Down: News From the Lower East Side, May 2014, p. 11 (illus.)

Russeth, Andrew, “Next Up on the Lower East Side”: Kristen Lorello Gallery, Galleristny.com, Mar. 27, 2014

http://galleristny.com/2014/03next-up-on-the-lower-east-side-kristen-lorello-gallery/ (illus.)

“03next-up-on-the-lower-east-side-kristen-lorello-gallery” (illus.) 

2012

Nero, Michele Luca, “Pittura à la coque: Occhionero” Artribune.com, Nov. 8

Aita, Paolo, “Giacinto Occhionero, Société à la coque” Exibart.com, Nov. 2

“La Société à la coque” Paesesera, Oct. 2 

2011

Maria, Pasquale, “La giovane arte in Molise” Movoloco, Dec. 14

Mendez-Conde, Ernesto and Daniel Solecki, “Damnatio Memoriae (or) Creating Memory” artexperiencenyc.com 1.3 Summer, p. 58-63 “goldiechiari apripista per un inedito quartet italiano” Artribune.com “Goings on About Town: Damnatio Memoriae”

The New Yorker, Jul. 8/12 “Quattro italiani a NY” Exibart.com, Jul. 19

“Giacinto Occhionero in mostra a NY” La Voce (Molise), Jul. 15 

2009

“Giorno & Notte” La Repubblica. Dec. 17

Montecchi, Flavia, “Giacinto Occhionero, Roma, Pino Casagrande” Exibart.com, Dec. 15

“Giacinto Occhionero” Undo.net, Calendario eventi, Dec. 15

Ferri, Patrizia, “Art a part of cult(ure)” Jan. 23

2007

“Off” Arte, January, p. 8 195

2006

Capasso Angelo, “Drome” Hyppodrome insert Guaglianone, Pericle, “Exibinterviste – la giovane arte: Giacinto Occhionero,” Exibart.com 

2003

“El Tribuna”, Salamanca, Spain

Selected & Publication

2018

Jones, Alan, Kristen Lorello, and Giacinto Occhionero, Giacinto Occhionero: Tonic, Exhibition catalogue, Kristen Lorello 

2016

 Lorello, Kristen and Giacinto Occhionero, Giacinto Occhionero: Reversibility Arch, Exhibition catalogue, Kristen Lorello 

2015

Abate, Giulia, and Gianluca Marziani, Arte in Circolo: Carlo D’Orta, Giacinto Occhionero, Exhibition catalogue, Carlo Cambi Editore 

2013

Abate, Giulia and Gianluca Marziani, Art Carpet. Roma, The First Luxury Art Hotel, Exhibition catalogue, Edizioni Mucciaccia 

2009

Brogna, Gianluca, Patrizia Ferri, and Giacinto Occhionero, Giacinto Occhionero: Nafta & Dafne, Exhibition catalogue, Studio d’Arte Pino Casagrande Ferri, Patrizia, Take the Space, Gangemi Editore 

Awards & Residencies

2016

BoCs Artist Residency, Artist in Residence, Cosenza, Italy 

2014

Finalist, SmartUp Optima Prize, Naples, Italy

2013

Mau mau Artist Residency, Artist in Residence, Istanbul,Turkey 

2007

Banca Profilo, “Profilo d’Arte,” First Prize

2006

INAIL-ANMIL, “L’altra metà del lavoro,” Special Prize

 

2004

Nuovo Penitenziario, Città della Pieve, Perugia,
2° Prize Hadrian’s Temple, Rome, “Tema Libero”, Rome Prize 

Collections

Capital Group, Los Angeles, CA 

Collezione Museo Bilotti Ruggi d’Aragona, Rende (cs) Italy

Collezione Banca Profilo, Milan, Italy 

Collezione INAIL-ANMIL, Rome, Italy 

Collezione Nuovo Penitenziario, Città della Pieve, Perugia, Italy