Alberto Biasi (Gruppo N)

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Document Pages: 18-20, 24, 33, GRUPPO ITALIANI - Biasi e il Gruppo N (Italian)

Solo exhibition2015Unlimited PerceptionsDe Buck GalleryNew York (US)
Solo exhibition2014Alberto Biasi e Jorrit Tornquist. De la luz a la imagenMACBABuenos Aires (AR)
Group exhibition2014Azimut/h. Continuità e nuovoCollection Peggy GuggenheimVenice (IT)
Group exhibition2012Arte programmata e cinetica. Da Munari a Biasi, Colombo e...Galleria Nazionale d'Arte ModernaRome (IT)
Solo exhibition2007Alberto Biasi, la imaginaciò: el moviment, l'espaiMuseu DiocesàBarcelona (ES)
Solo exhibition2006Alberto Biasi: testimonianze del cinetismo e dell'arte programmata in Italia e in RussiaEremitageSaint Petersburg (RU)
Group exhibition1985Artisti oggi tra Scienza e TecnologiaPalazzo VeneziaRome (IT)
Solo exhibition1979Alberto BiasiArt Research CenterKansas City, Missouri (USA)
Solo exhibition1967Grupa NMuzeum SztukiLodz (PL)
Group exhibition1965The responsive eyeMoMANew York (US)
Group exhibition1964XXXII Biennale Internazionale d'ArteLa Biennale di VeneziaVenice (IT)
Group exhibition1964Nouvelle TendenceMusée des Arts DécoratifsParis, France
Group exhibition1961Nove Tendencije 1Galerjia Suvremene UmjetnostiZagreb (HR)
Solo exhibition1960A porta chiusa, nessuno è invitato a intervenireStudio EnnePadua (IT)

Monography2016Milano DepArtAlberto Biasi. Light visions. Visioni leggere, visioni di luceFrancesca Pola978-8894123012Milan (IT) 
Monography2008Dep ArtAlberto Biasi. Rilievi ottico-dinamiciZanchetta Alberto, Biasi AlbertoASIN: B005IV7Y0UMilan (IT) 
Monography2017SilvanaAlberto Biasi978-8836632480Milan (IT) 
Monography2014lulu.comAlberto Biasi Opere dalla Collezione PrestiniFrancesco De Leonardis978-1291696561Morrisville, North Carolina (US) 



Eindhoven, Netherlands
"KunstLichtKunst" Stedelijk van Abbemuseum

1959 - 1967


Padua, Italy
Co-founder Gruppo N

1959 - 1967


Padua, Italy


Places of residence

Padua, Italy

Alberto Biasi is today considered a pioneer in the broader field of Kinetic Art. A founder of the groundbreaking Gruppo N during the 1960s, Biasi was one of the first artists to experiment on kinetic art with the illusory possibilities that can be created through the mix of traditional and non-traditional art materials in works that border between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality. Though the Gruppo N disbanded in 1967, Biasi has continued to explore the concepts that first intrigued the group during this period. Explosions of vibrant color and astounding geometric precision, Biasi’s work explores optical effects through the use of pedestrian materials like PVC strips and painted designs. Through this technique, Alberto Biasi invites his viewer to challenge their sense of perception – a stationary work of art seems to vibrate by the very act of viewing. The beauty of Biasi’s work rests in this temporality of experience, in the works’ moment-to-moment dynamism. This dynamic quality is further emphasized by the strong angularity often found in these pieces. Born in Padua, Italy in 1937, Alberto Biasi has been widely recognized for his contributions to the development of kinetic art in Italy and abroad, both as a member of the Gruppo N and for his later works. His work has been widely exhibited, including at MACBA (Buenos Aires), the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice) and the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), and will be included in an upcoming exhibition at New York’s Museo El Barrio. (29.07.2020)



Light prisms/ Tuffo nell’arcobaleno photo Light prisms/ Tuffo nell’arcobaleno 1969 Alberto Biasi 
Proiezione di luce e ombra photo Proiezione di luce e ombra 1961 Alberto Biasi