Giorgio Bevignani



Giorgio Bevignani was born in Italy in 1955.

Master of Art at the San Bernardino di Betto Art Institute in Perugia in 1979.
Maturity in Applied Art (sculpture) at the Duccio di Buoninsegna Art Institute in Siena in 1981.
Attended the Accademia di Bologna from 1984 to 1986, and the Accademia di Brera (Milan) from 1986 to 1988.
Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors 2014.

Solo exhibitions

"RubraRebour", curated by Silvia Grandi, Galleria Stefano Forni, Bologna, 2018;

"Blu Fragment", Moa Museum of Art - MOA美術館, curated by Silvia Zimmerman, Atami, Japan, 2017.

"I'm ready to live", Human Rights Nights, curated by Martina agostini, with a presentation by Silvia Grandi and Giuseppe Virelli, Piazzetta P.P.Pasolini, Cineteca di Bologna, 2016;

"Constellations", curated by Carlo Franza, Florence Plus, Florence, 2016;

"Spotlight 2015", award, Andipa Gallery and Royal British Society of Sculptors, Andipa Gallery, London, UK, 2015;

"The Visions of Medusa", curated by Niccolò Moscatelli, Restarte Gallery,
via Massimiano 15, Milan, 2013;

"La compagna evanescente", curated by Angelo Melpignano and Luisa Mazzullo, In viaggio con Calvino, Casa dell'Architettura, Rome, 2013;

"Ceci n'est pas une Révolution", Casa-studio Bologna, 2013;

"BO-Héme", curated by Alice Rubbini, H2O Gallery, Bologna, 2012;

"Europa", curated by Enzo Orsini, Contemporery Concept & Galleria Restarte, Bologna, 2012;

"Evento Augusta", Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, 2011;

"Bio-abisso", curated by Martina Agostini, Human Rights Nights, Cineteca di Bologna, 2010;

"Granada", Lugares Comunes International Prize, curated by Jaime Ceron, Teatro Helecier Gaitan, Bogota, Colombia, 2009;

"Peter Pan e l'Orizzonti dei Rossi", curated by Valerio Dehò, Fabbrica, Gambettola (FC), 2009;

"Infinity", curated by Francesca Pietracci, Bibliothè Contemporary Art, via Celsa 8, Rome, 2009;
"Stick out like a sore thumb", curated by Isabella Falbo, Artefiera OFF,
Spazio Melange via San Felice 3, Bologna, 2008;

"Shapes", curated by Isabella Falbo, Casa-studio, Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, 2006;

"Pinturas", curated by Martelena Arango Cardinal, Galeria Diners, Bogotà, Colombia, 1995;

"Giorgio Bevignani, 39 Mercer Street, New York City, 1992.


"DUM.BO", curated by Maria Chiara Wang, Centro Studi Didattici delle Arti, via Cartoleria 9 Bologna, 2018

"XXVI Biennial of the Painted Wall", curated by Pierluca Nardoni, Dozza, Bologna, 2017

"Visibile Evanescente", Vento Blu Gallery, Polignano a Mare, Bari, 2017;

"Alma Materia", curated by Alessandra Frosini and Stefano Gagliardi, Convento di Santo Spirito ex Carceri a Nola, Naples, 2016;

"I'm ready to live", King Kong section, ArtVerona, 2016;

"Soul of the dawn", Montichiari Art Fair, Brescia, 2016;

"Shakespeare. La sostanza dell'uomo", curated by Guendalina Belli, Galleria Colossi, Brescia, 2016;

"I Materiali della Pittura", curated by Davide Sarchioni, Capalbio, Grosseto, 2016;

"BAG 6", Bocconi Art Gallery, via Röntgen 1, Milan, 2016;

"FineArt_Bologna", Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, curated by Simona Pinelli, Bologna, 2016;

"BAG 5", Bocconi Art Gallery, Milan, 2015;

"Blue Monochromes. L'invisibile diventa visibile", Liceo Brera, curated by Carlo Franza, Via Camillo Hajech, 27, Milan, 2016;

"BAG", Bocconi Art Gallery, via Röntgen 1, Milan, 2014;

"Artvillage 2013", GAM Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, 2013;

"Peace island", curated by Francesca Pietracci, Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Rome, 2011;

"Direzione Alterità", curated by Francesca Pietracci, Teatro India, Rome, 2011;

"Energia sui Colli", curated by Valerio Dehò, Parco Cavaioni, Bologna, 2011;

"Battiti e altri echi del cuore", curated by Isabella Falbo, Angelo Melpignano and Francesca Pietracci, Ostuni, 2007;

"A Certain Form of Heaven/Male", curated by Isabella Falbo, Artsinergy Gallery, Bologna, 2007;

"Coincidences", Ignis Kulturzentrum, Cologne, Germany, 1999.

His works are in private collections in : MOA美術館, Atami, Japan, Milan, Frankfurt, Siena, Bologna, Rome, Reggio Emilia, Brescia, Ancona, Cesena, Modena, Imperia, Bogotà, Nice, Basel, Strasbourg, Brussels, São Paulo, Helsingborg, Città di Castello.

Giorgio Bevignani molds and forms diverse materials into distinctive conglomerations, round-like forms, that aggregate into larger constructions, relating the smaller elements to the larger form which are arranged and mounted together to create a larger, cohesive work. His creativity, which is considerable, emerges in the elegant combination of technical skill and conceptual knowledge. His profound study of history, contemporary science, mythology, philosophy and mathematics greatly influences his work. Using special patinas, phosphorus tints and colors, his idiosyncrasy of composition and form, both so playful and magical, combined and merged with a certain charm, create something new to the world.
Bevignani’s work has a real presence, his connection to nature and culture, his organic plasticity, his use of positive and negative spaces, filled with awareness of form, create a body of work that seems to float, that go beyond our understanding of gravity, time, space, light and balance.
The larger spiritual role played by the sculptures in all their complexity give it a presence finally so human in both its goals and intentions.