2020 ® GR gallery

Alberto Biasi (Padova, 1937)



is a leading figure of what is known in Italy as ‘Arte programmata’ and elsewhere as ‘Op art’ and ‘Kinetic Art’. In 1959, aged 22, he co-founded the Gruppo N in Padua with some of his contemporaries. Since that time his art has developed constantly within the field of perceptual investigation, both lyrical and scientific, through several series: from the early Trame to the Torsioni, from the Light Prisms to the Ottico-dinamici.


In 1988 a retrospective of his work was presented at the Museo Civico agli Eremitani in Padua. In 2000 Biasi drew together and surveyed all his previous research and created the Assemblaggi, in particular diptychs and triptychs which were predominantly monochromatic, with striking three-dimensional and chromatic effects. In 2006 his work was shown in the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
In addition to the twelve exhibitions of the Gruppo N, Biasi has been given over one hundred solo exhibitions in museums such as the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, Wigner Institute of Erice, Museum of the Cathedral of Barcelona, the National Museum of Villa Pisani, Strà, and the National Gallery in Prague.


Biasi has also participated in more than five hundred group exhibitions, including ITALIAN ZERO & avantgarde ’60s at the MAAM Museum in Moscow, the 32nd and 42nd Venice Biennales, the XI Sao Paulo Biennale, the X, XI and XIV Rome Quadrennial and various print Biennials, receiving several awards.


“In Biasi’s works there is always a shape that is synthesized in the eye of the person looking at it. In implementing the unaware eye, the artist forces us to distinguish what is visual from what is vision.”

Alberto Zanchetta
2020 ® GR gallery