Giorgio Andreotta Caló


©Kirsten de Graaf

Giorgio Andreotta Caló
(b.1979, Italy)

Born in Venice in 1979, Giorgio Andreotta Caló lives between Amsterdam and Venice. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (1999-2005) and continued his studies at the Kunst Hoch Schule Berlin (2003-2004). From 2001 to 2003, and also in 2007, he was assistant to Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. He has been the artist in residence at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2009-2011). 

Giorgio Andreotta Caló’s research revolves around an intense crossover of dimensions developed through a process of withdrawing fragments from reality and the re-appropriation of architecture, landscape, and his own history. Caló creates works that cross boundaries between sculpture, actions, and direct architectural intervention. Therefore, the artwork presented to the public is never a specially made object or simply the result of a project, but rather a process of time immersed in a physical matter and space, given its shape from both the environment with which it interacts, and the energies unleashed within it.

His solo exhibitions include: Castello di Ama, Tuscany, Italy (2023); REMOTO a site-specific work for Musei di Castelvecchio, Verona, Italy  (2022); LabOratorio degli Angeli, Bologna, Italy (2021); Sprovieri, London, UK (2019); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2019); Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2018); Depart Foundation, Los Angeles (2016); Institut Culturel Italien, Paris (2014); SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (2012); and Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy (2009), among others. His work was presented at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), curated by Cecilia Alemani and at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), curated by Bice Curiger.  

Among the recent group shows: Everybody Talks About the Weather”, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy (2023) Embassy of Italy in London for the project Italy at Frieze In Piena Crisi (2022); Rodeo, Piraeus, Greece (2021); Centro per larte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy (2020); MAXXI, Rome, (2020); Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York (2019); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2017); 16th Quadriennale d’Arte, Rome (2016); High Line, New York (2016); and Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2014). He won the Premio New York (2014), promoted by the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Premio Italia for contemporary art (2012), promoted by the MAXXI Museum in Rome.