Alberto Biasi biography




Alberto Biasi is an Italian artist among the main exponents of kinetic art as well as one of the founders of the historic Group N.

He was born in Padua in 1937. Orphan of his mother, he spent most of his childhood with his paternal grandmother in Carrara San Giorgio in the province of Padua. At the end of the war, he returned to his hometown where he then frequented classical high school and subsequently enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture of Venice first and in the Advanced Course in Industrial Design then. After completing his studies, in 1958 he obtained the professorship of advertising graphics arts at the Professional Institute of Padua.

In 1959 Alberto Biasi participated in various youth artistic events and with some architecture students of his age formed the Gruppo Enne-A. In 1960 he exhibited together with Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni, Agostino Bonalumi and other European artists at the Galleria Azimut in Milan.

In 1961 the artist joined the “New trends” movement and in 1962, as Gruppo N, he exhibited with Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari and the Milanese Gruppo T in the first exhibition of Programmed Art at the Olivetti Store in Milan.

In this period he created the Trame which represent the artist's first experiments and are composed of superimpositions of materials belonging to the same typology, such as cotton gauze, metal nets and perforated, stacked papers and rotate progressively until variable and progressive constellations are created.

The series of Trame is soon followed by that of the Optical-dynamic reliefs, linear and luminous configurations placed on two different planes spaced a few centimeters apart, the Torsioni and the Environments such as Light prisms.

After the Gruppo N experience is over, Alberto Biasi continues his investigation into the interaction between spectator and work of art. In the Seventies he developed the Polytypes, characterized by the superposition of several planes and the multiple interweaving of strips, thus alluding to the third dimension. At the end of the nineties he created the Assemblaggi which represent figural memories, mostly accompanied by witty and surprising titles.

Over the course of his sixty-year career, Alberto Biasi has participated in many international exhibitions and his works are part of prestigious public and private collections in Italy and abroad.