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Maurizio Mochetti

Maurizio Mochetti

(Rome, 1940)

Maurizio Mochetti focuses his attention on light as the matter of a universe in constant movement, where elements are imperceptible and fluid. “ The work of art is the idea, the project, technology is a tool that allows me to create works of art as near as possible to the idea.” (M.Mochetti) In 1968 his first personal exhibition is installed in the historic Galleria “La Salita” in Rome. From 1970 onwards he takes part in several editions of the Venice Biennale and at the same time in several international Biennali (Sidney, San Paolo, Nagoya). He participates in many exhibitions among which, in 1970, Vitalità del negativo nell’arte italiana: 1960/70 at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, in 1978 at the Stadtische Kunsthalle in Dusseldorf, in 1985 at the Museo Alvar Aalto in Finland. In 2009 he wins the international competition MAXXI 2per100 with his work Linee rette di luce nell’iperspazio curvilineo in permanent collection in the hall of the  MAXXI  museum in Rome. He lives and works in Rome.

Among the important participations we mention: Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum of Eindhooven (1975); Stadtische Kunsthalle of Dusseldorf (1978);  Linee della ricerca artistica in Italia: 1960/1980 (1981), “Arte italiana 1960-’82” (1982); Forum Kunst of Rottweil (1982); La otra escultura (1990), Roma anni ‘60. Al di là della pittura (1990); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1993); The Italian Metamorphosis (1994), Arte italiana: ultimi quarant’anni. Materiali anomali (1997), Minimalia. Da Giacomo Balla a… (1997), L’avventura della materia. Dal Futurismo al Laser (2001), Italics. Arte italiana fra tradizione e rivoluzione 1968-2008 (2008), Anni ’70. Arte a Roma (2013). In 2000 there was one of his most impressive solo exhibitions entitled Elica Infinita at the Centro Cultural del Conde Duque in Madrid. 2003 is the year of a major retrospective exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale in Sassuolo, followed by that of 2009 at the Palazzo Collicola of Spoleto. His most recent exhibitions: AmAkira Ikeda Gallery (Berlin, Tokyo 2015-2016); The Image volleys, Fondazione Prada, Milan 2016.

Maurizio Mochetti, Scatola di perspex trasparente con foro da 5 mm, 1965
cm 50 x 50 x 5