Fabio Viscogliosi

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Fabio Viscogliosi

Fabio Viscogliosi, Untitled (studio), 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Untitled (pink house), 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Untitled (Grey Red Blue), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Untitled (goal), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Untitled (finestra), 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Untitled (cobalt), 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Untitled (3 shapes cobalt), 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 25 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Paper Painting (7), 2014, Acrylic and graphite on paper, 21 x 30 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Paper Painting (3), 2016, Acrylic and graphite on paper, 21 x 30 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Paper Painting (6), 2016, Acrylic and graphite on paper, 21 x 30 cm

Fabio Viscogliosi, Inventaire, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 cm

Bio

Fabio Viscogliosi, born in France in 1965, lives and works in Lyon (France) and Geneva (Switzerland).

 

His artistic practice is focused on painting and drawing and inspired by different influences like comics, literature, burlesque cinema or graphic design. His artworks are usually untitled or named after songs and quotes from his favorite books and movies. Actually, the sentence by Robert Bresson « Not to use two violins when one is enough » is also a good statement to describe his work as an artist.

 

He has shown his work in places such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (Lyon), Museum of Decorative Arts (Paris), Galerie du Jour – Agnès B. (Paris), and more recently at the Intermediatheque in Tokyo. He has also published several novels in France – Apologie du Slow (Stock, 2014) or Mont-Blanc (Stock, 2011) which has been translated into Italian and Japanese.

 

He received the Prince Pierre de Monaco award for his book Je suis pour tout ce qui aide à traverser la nuit (Stock, 2010). In 2015, he wrote a fiction about a picture by Fischli & Weiss (Les Hors-la-loi, Confluences/FRAC Aquitaine). He also made comic books (Da Capo, L’association, 2010) and art zines, like the current Belvédères series in duet with Luca Retraite.

 

As a musician, he has recorded Spazio (2002), and Fenomeno (2007), and has collaborated with artists like Amedeo Pace (Blonde Redhead) or Vanessa Paradis. His new record, Peplum, will come out in 2019.

FABIO VISCOGLIOSI

Born in 1965
Lives and works in Lyon (FR) and Geneva (SW)

 

EDUCATION

• Degree in applied arts, Lyon (FR), 1984

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Au vent léger d’été, Kolle Bolle Gallery, Lyon (FR).

2016
Canyon (w/ Jochen Gerner), curated by La Veranda, Lieu Commun, Toulouse (FR).
Tutti Quanti, Lendroit Gallery, Rennes (FR).
Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon (FR).
Atlas, Médiathèque Robert Desnos, Montreuil (FR).

2015
Tableaux, Piacé-le-Radieux.

2012
Da Capo, St-Michel-sur-Orge (FR).

2011
Géométriques, Hermeland de Saint-Herblain, Nantes (FR).
Des milliards de Dessins, Médiathèque de Francheville (FR).

2010
Bye-Bye, Angoulême (FR).
Que sais-je ?, Maison Gueffier, La Roche-sur-Yon (FR).

2008
Je suis pour tout ce aide à traverser la nuit (solo), La Salle de bains, Lyon (FR).

2007
Fenomeno, Galerie du Jour Agnès B., Paris (FR).

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Quarries of Imagination — Stones between Art and Artifact, Group Show, Intermediatheque, Tokyo (Japan).

Ouch! Ouah!, duet exhibition with Guillaume Dorvillé, ZZ Studio, Lyon (FR).

Pasta Utopia, group show, Galerie Papillon, Paris (FR).

Fumetto, duet exhibition with Jochen Gerner, Lucern (Switzerland).

2017

Les Tournesols (with Laurent Proux & Daniel Mato), curated by Frédéric Houvert, Néon Gallery, Lyon (FR).
Abookaspaceabook, curated by Théophile Calot, Chapelle du Haut quartier, Sète (FR).
Archinature, Piacé-le-Radieux (FR).
Entrées extraordinaires #2, Atelier W, Pantin (FR).
Modus Vivendi, curated by Theophile Calot, Temple gallery, Paris (FR).

2016

L’esprit du Bauhaus, curated by Mathieu Mercier, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris (FR).
Entrées extraordinaires, Atelier W, Pantin (FR).
Nomination 2.0, Loppis Galerie, Parma (IT).

2015
Ligne aveugle, curated by Hugo Pernet and Hugo Schüwer-Boss, INSBA Besançon (FR).
ROC, curated by Hugues Reip, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Paris (FR).

2012
L’Echo, un écart, curated by Bruno Peinado, FRAC des Pays de la Loire (FR), 2014 Frédéric Magazine, Galerie Jean-Marc Thévenet, Paris (FR).

2011
Musique Plastique, Galerie du Jour Agnès B., Paris (FR).

2009
N’importe quoi, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (FR).

2008
The Freak Show, La Monnaie de Paris (FR).

2007

Textes et dessins, autour du livre, La Mediatine, Bruxelles (BE), 2007 The Freak Show, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon (FR).

2005
I love Tourism, Fondation La Masa Bevilacqua, Venise (IT), 2007 Splitt / Rupture des évidences, Confort Moderne, Poitiers (FR).

 

BOOKS

• Art

Parade, Matières Editions, 2018

Belvédères N°3, with Luca Retraite, Gargarismes Editions, 2018

Plages, (conversation w/ Thomas Baumgartner), Beyond Sound collection, Daviet- Théry Editions, 2017
Next Big Thing, Lendroit Editions, 2017
Belvédères 2 (w/ Luca Retraite), Gargarismes, 2016
Sketch for summer, Piacé le radieux, 2015
12 Paper Paintings, PAN !, 2014
Belvédères (w/ Luca Retraite), Gargarismes, 2014
The Blue and the Abstract Truth, Les Machines, 2014
Les Mouvements du cœur, in Hugues Reip – Monography, Villa Saint-Clair, 2011

• Litterature
Mont-Blanc, Valigie Rosse, (IT), 2017
Les Hors-la-loi, Confluences/Frac Aquitaine, 2015
Apologie du slow, Stock, 2014
Mont-Blanc, Stock, 2011 (J’ai lu, 2014)
Je suis pour tout ce qui aide à traverser la nuit, Stock, 2010

• Comics & Drawings
Ma vie de garçon, Attila, 2011
Da Capo, L’Association, 2010
Dans l’espace, Seuil, 2001
Le Pacha, (dessins de Blutch), Seuil, 1999 Roulette, vol. 1 & 2, Cornélius, 1998/1999
La Basse-cour, vol. 1 & 2, Cornelius, 1996/1997 Au cœur du monde, L’Association, 1991

 

RECORDS
Fenomeno LP, Microbe, 2007
Il nostro caro angelo, 7” (w/ Amedeo Pace), Microbe, 2007 Spazio LP, Microbe, 2002
Big Yum Yum LP, Objet disque, 1995/2015
On dirait Nino (collective, tribute to Nino Ferrer), Universal, 2005

Music for cinema:

La Terre penche, directed by Christelle Lheureux, 2015
Cette femme-là, directed by Guillaume Nicloux, 2003 (LP, Universal 2003)

 

AWARDS
Price Prince Pierre de Monaco, Monaco, 2010 Premio Ciampi, Livorno (IT), 2003
Price Fiction, BolognaFiera, Bologna (IT), 2000 Price Alph’Art, Angoulême (FR), 1996