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Schifano Mario

Mario Schifano (Homs 1934– Rome 1998), together with the other artists of Piazza del Popolo in Rome like Franco Angeli and Tano Festa, represented a fundamental moment of Italian and European Pop Art. Omnivorous of images –coherent with the international climate of the Sixties and Seventies– he has crossed the barriers of painting and visual arts, encroaching on the film experimentation.

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Mario Schifano was born in Homs, in Libya, on 20 September 1934.

 Immediately after the war his family moved to Rome where, after soon dropping out of school, the young Schifano first worked as a shop assistant and then worked with his father, an archaeologist restorer at the Etruscan Museum in Valle Giulia. Meanwhile, he also started painting.

He made his debut within the informal area with canvases thick with matter and furrowed by insightful gestures, and also marked by some drips. With works like this he opened his first solo exhibition in 1959 at the Galleria Appia Antica in Rome. It was however during the exhibition he held the following year with Angeli, Festa, Lo Savio and Uncini at the Galleria La Salita that the critics started taking an interest in his work.

Having abandoned an informal approach, his painting evolved radically within the space of a few years. He now started painting monochrome works – large sheets of paper glued onto the canvas and covered with a single, dripping colour on the surface. The painting became a “screen”: a point of departure, the space of an event refused in which, a few years later, numbers, letters and fragments of symbols of consumer civilisation, such as the Esso or Coca Cola logos would emerge.

 In 1961 he was awarded the Premio Lissone for the Young International Painting section and he put on a solo exhibition at the Galleria La Tartaruga in Rome. The following year he went to the United States. He came into contact with Pop Art, was struck by the works of Dine and Kline and exhibited at the Sidney Janis Gallery of New York in the New Realist exhibition.

He returned to the States in late 1963, after putting on one-man shows in Rome, Paris and Milan, and he stayed there for the first half of the following year, when he was invited to the Biennale in Venice. This was the period of his anaemic landscapes, a series of canvases in which the natural world is suggested by distant memories of fragments, details and allusive scripts.

The artist now worked on thematic cycles, and towards the end of 1964 took an even greater interest in revisiting the history of art.

The following year this led him to his famous works dedicated to Futurism. Once again, it was an image from the mass media, one belonging to a collective memory, and one that was therefore worn out: it was the photographic image of the historic Futurist group in Paris, which prompted Schifano. He emphasized the emergence of this photograph from memory, reducing the figures to faceless shapes, and creating distance by veiling the portrait with coloured perspex panels.

Also in 1965, the year when he took part in the biennale exhibitions in San Marino and in Sao Paulo, he made Io sono infantile [I am Childish], a work linked to illustrations for children, which also represented an entirely mental return to a distant temporal dimension, and yet one that was always part of the artist. During this period, Schifano’s work aroused interest in watchful critics like M. Calvesi, M. Fagiolo and A. Boatto, as well as in illustrious writers such as A. Moravia and G. Parise.

In 1967 he presented the feature film entitled Anna Carini in agosto vista dalle farfalle, which was followed by a trilogy of films: Satellite, Umano non umano and Trapianto, Consunzione e morte di Franco Brocani. Even so, his first work in the cinema had been back in 1964. In 1966 and 1967 he made the Ossigeno ossigeno, Oasi, and Compagni compagni series. The last of these is illustrative of Schifano’s special commitment in these troubled years which led him to such a crisis of ideology and identity that he declared he would abandon painting.

In the early 1970s he started transferring television images directly to primed canvas, isolating them from the narrative rhythm of the sequences they belonged to and offering them up with a touch of alienating nitro-paint colour. First of all that was the material collected in the United States during reconnoitring for Laboratorio umano, a film that was never made, that was subjected to reformulation, and then came the wealth of images that are broadcast daily by our television stations.

In 1971 he took part in Vitalità del negativo nell’arte italiana 1960-70, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. He later put on solo exhibitions in Rome, Parma, Turin and Naples, and took part in the 10th Quadriennale in Rome and at the Contemporanea, an exhibition in the car park of Villa Borghese, also in Rome and again curated by Bonito Oliva.

In 1974 the University of Parma devoted a vast anthological exhibition to him with about 100 works illustrating the adventure of his entire painting career, highlighting the main currents. The event was played down by the critics. In this period the artist was less present on the arts scene, agitated by so many ideological and existential doubts which naturally also interfered with his creative abilities. And, surprisingly, this was the moment of his d’après, works of re-examination, in which Schifano took after Magritte, De Chirico, Boccioni, Picabia, and Cèzanne. And he also took after himself, repeating the paintings he had made in the Sixties.

In 1976 he took part in the Europa / America, l’astrazione determinata 1960-76 exhibition at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna. Two years later he was again invited to the Biennale in Venice and he presented Il capolavoro sconosciuto, a reworking of Balzac’s famous Hidden Masterpiece, at the Tartaruga in Rome. Towards the end of the decade, however, the artist once again found pleasure in painting and made his Al mare and Quadri equestri series.

A number of his works went on show in 1979 at Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. In 1980 he was invited by Maurizio Calvesi to the Arte e critica 1980 exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, and the following year he was one of the very few artists selected by Germano Celant for Identité italienne, which went on show at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

In 1981 he also made the group of paintings that came together under the title Cosmesi, and these were followed by the Architettura, Biplano, and Orto botanico cycles. He was back at the Venice Biennale in 1982, and also in 1984, when he showed his Naturale Sconosciuto cycle, presented by Alain Cueff at the Palazzo delle Prigioni Vecchie also in Venice. A focus on what is natural became a constant feature of Schifano’s studies, as was clear in his subsequent exhibitions, such as the solo displays at the Tour Fromage and at the Galerie Maeght in Paris (1988).

In 1989, the year in which he took part in the Italian Art in the 20th Century exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, one-man shows were held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Ferrara where, under the title Inventario con anima e senz’anima, he brought together a series of canvases showing his finest works in the field of naturalism. The Ferrara show became a travelling exhibition, going to a number of Italian cities and ending up in France, at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Saint Priest (1992).

On the occasion of its reopening (1990), the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome put on a review of his works, entitled Divulgare, with a considerable number of large-format works made for the occasion. Three years later, he exhibited his Reperti cycle in a number of Italian galleries. Here he took up the theme of prehistoric animals, which had first appeared in his one-man show at the Maeght.

In 1994 he took part in The Italian Metamorphosis 1943-1968, put on by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, which moved the following year to the Triennale di Milano and to the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. In 1996 Schifano paid homage to his Musa Ausiliaria – in other words, to television as a constant flow of images able to take the form of the only true, all-embracing reality of our age.

The artist set up an Internet site through which he related to the world. While in the late Sixties he did no more than extrapolate individual shots from television programmes and project them out of context onto the canvas, he now intervened pictorially on the images, changing their sense even more. A great exhibition with about forty canvases of this type and a thousand photographs retouched by hand was hosted first by the Memorial da América Latina in Sao Paulo (1996), then at the Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires (1997). In 1998 it went to the Centro Wilfredo Lam in Havana and to Mexico City. During a trip to Brazil he put on a happening in a favela in Rio de Janeiro.

In 1997, for the seventh centenary of the building of Santa Croce in Florence, Schifano won the Premio San Giorgio di Donatello for the polychrome stained-glass windows in the crypt of the basilica. That year he also created the scene designs for the carnival in Rome.

He died in Rome on 26 January 1998.

Solo exhibitions

 

 

2010 Laboratorio Schifano, MACRO, Rome, Italy

 

2009 Schifano 1934-1998, Musée d’art moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
Schifano. Tutte STELLE, MdM Museum, Porto Cervo-Arzachena (Sassari), Italy

 

2008 Schifano. America Anemica, Palazzo Pigorini, Parma, Italy
Schifano 1934-1998, Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome, Italy
Schifano 1934-1998, Fondazione Stelline e Accademia di Brera, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano FINE delle trasmissioni, Fondazione Dino Zoli Arte Contemporanea, Forlì, Italy

 

2007 Mario Schifano: paintings 1960-1966, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA

 

2006 Schifano 1964-1970. Dal paesaggio alla TV, Fondazione Marconi, Milan, Italy

 

2005 Schifano 1960-1964. Dal monocromo alla strada, Fondazione Marconi, Milan, Italy
Deserts, Museo di Belle Arti, Marrakesh, Morocco
Big Paintings, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, London, UK
Deserts, Museo Archeologico, Crotone, Italy

 

2004 Gli anni Ottanta. Cartagine, Acropolium, Deserts, MACI, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Isernia, Isernia, Italy

 

2003 Mario Schifano 1960-1965, Galleria Zonca & Zonca, Milan, Italy
Deserts, Museo Archeologico, Tripoli, Libya

 

2002 Paesaggi TV, Galleria Gió Marconi, Milan, Italy
Viaggio-incontro con Schifano, Palazzo dell’Arengario, Monza, Italy

 

2001 MarioSchifanotutto, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

 

1999 Arte istantanea, Arte Contemporanea Antonio Colombo, Milan, Italy
Musa ausiliaria, Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas, Madrid, Spain
Musa ausiliaria, Universidad de León, Ateneo Cultural El Albeitar, León, Spain
Musa ausiliaria, Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland
Musa ausiliaria, Muzeum Archeologiczne, Krakow, Poland
Io sono infantile, Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Musa ausiliaria, Italsky Kulturni Institut, Prague, Czech Republic
Musa ausiliaria, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

 

1998 Quattordicimila giorni e oltre, Studio Casoli, Rome, Italy
Sognato acquerello dipinto a smalto, Galleria Zonca & Zonca, Milan, Italy
Per esempio, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
Opere 1957-1997, Galleria Comunale d’Arte, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano (Treviso), Italy
Per esempio, Palazzo Rancani Arroni, Spoleto (Perugia), Italy
Musa ausiliaria, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City , Mexico
Musa ausiliaria, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
Musa ausiliaria, Fondo Cultural Cafetero, Museo del Siglo XX, Bogotà, Colombia
Musa ausiliaria, Palacio de Abrantes, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

 

1997 Musa ausiliaria, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

1996 Deserti, Galleria Ruggerini & Zonca, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Ankara, Turkey
Mario Schifano, Museum of Fine Arts, Malta
Musa ausiliaria, Fundaçao Memorial de América Latina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

1994 Reperti. Segreto di eterna giovinezza, Museo Civico, Chiusa (Bolzano), Italy
Mario Schifano, Yurakucho Art Forum, Tokyo, Japan

 

1993 Udienza, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy

 

1992 Tridente sette. Mediterranea, Galleria Anna D’Ascanio, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Museo Etrusco, Tarquinia (Viterbo), Italy
Mario Schifano, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Saint-Priest, France

 

1991 Venezioso, Bugno & Samueli Art Gallery, Venice, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy

 

1990 Divulgare, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano. Una collezione ’60/70, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy

 

1989 Inventario con anima e senz’anima, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara, Italy
Mario Schifano, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

 

1988 Mario Schifano, Galleria Pio Monti, Rome, Italy
Indicazioni, Palazzo Guasco Gallarati, Alessandria, Italy
Verde fisico, Tour Fromege, Aosta, Italy
Inossidabile, Chiesa di Santa Maria Impensole, Auditorium di San Domenico, Narni (Terni), Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Cesare Manzo, Pescara, Italy
Cielo-mare-terra, Siniscola (Nuoro), Italy
Le secret de la jeunesse éternelle: un Faust dionysiaque, Galerie Adrien Maeght, Paris, France

 

1987 Professione, ex Stabilimenti Peroni, Rome, Italy
Professione pittura XXXIX Premio Michetti, Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla Al Mare (Chieti), Italy
Mario Schifano, Galerie Eva Poll, Berlin, Germany
perditadiocchiosmaltosucartacentopersettanta, Galleria Mazzocchi, Parma, Italy

 

1986 Mario Schifano, Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy
Mario Schifano, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Mario Schifano, San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

1985 Mario Schifano LIVE, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Mario Schifano, Musée Saint-Pierre art contemporain, Lyon, France
Mario Schifano, Galerie Lavrou, Paris, France
Mario Schifano, Galerie Kiki Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Mario Schifano, Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, USA

 

1984 Mario Schifano, Studio Ennesse, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Museo Civico d’Arte Contemporanea, Ghibellina, Florence, Italy
Naturale sconosciuto, Palazzo delle Prigioni Vecchie, Venice, Italy

 

1983 Opere recenti, Galleria Bergamini Diarte, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Ipotesi, concetto documento, XXVI Fiera di Argenta, Argenta (Ferrara), Italy
Mario Schifano, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, USA

 

1982 Mario Schifano, Galleria Tucci Russo, Turin, Italy
L’immagine approssimativamente, Pinacoteca Comunale Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna, Italy
Un Narciso dolens, Galleria Comunale, Morciano di Romagna (Rimini), Italy
Approssimazioni. Un ciclo di architetture di Mario Schifano, Galleria Vigato, Alessandria, Italy

 

1981 Cosmesi, Studio Soligo, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria De’ Foscherari, Bologna, Italy

 

1980 Viaggiatore notturno. Collages, disegni, serigrafie, fotografie, film, Istituto Nazionale per la Calcografia, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano 1970-1980. Laboratorio umano e pittura, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Palazzo del Ridotto, Cesena (Forlì-Cesena), Italy

 

1979 Mario Schifano, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Ferrara, Italy

 

1978 Capolavoro sconosciuto, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, AAM Architettura Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria La Bussola, Turin, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Schifano fotografo. Diario di viaggio di Nancy Ruspoli, Università degli Studi, Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione, Parma, Italy

 

1977 Mario Schifano, Galleria Pero, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Forma, Genoa, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy

 

1976 Documenti. La tendenza pop, una situazione Italiana. Mario Schifano, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Modena, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Niccoli, Parma, Italy

 

1975 La pittura come macchina del desiderio. Mario Schifano 1960-62, Galleria D’Alessandro-Ferranti, Rome, Italy
Inventario, Galleria Sangallo, Florence, Italy
Mario Schifano 1960-1970, Galleria La Chiocciola, Padua, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Plurima 1, Udine, Italy

 

1974 Mario Schifano 1960-1970, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Studio Nino Soldano, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Università degli Studi, Istituto di Storia dell’Arte, Salone delle Scuderie in Pilotta, Parma, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria La Bussola, Bari, Italy

 

1973 Mario Schifano, Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria La Steccata, Parma, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Il Punto, Turin, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy

 

1972 Mario Schifano, Studio Soligo, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria L’Uomo e l’Arte, Milan, Italy

 

1970 Mario Schifano, Studio Soligo, Rome, Italy
Paesaggi TV, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Il Centro, Naples, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria La Città, Verona, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Arte Studio, Macerata, Italy

 

1969 Mario Schifano, Galleria La Chiocciola, Padua, Italy

 

1968 Compagni compagni, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Il Minotauro, Brescia, Italy

 

1967 Mario Schifano, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Tuttestelle, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Stein, Turin, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria La Bertesca, Genoa, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Stefanoni, Lecco, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Scipione, Macerata, Italy

 

1966 Inventario con anima e senza anima, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Il Canale, Venice, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Il Punto, Turin, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Stein, Turin, Italy

 

1965 Mario Schifano, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Odyssia, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy

 

1964 Mario Schifano, Galleria Odyssia, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria L’Ariete, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria Il Punto, Turin, Italy
Mario Schifano, Odyssia Gallery, New York, USA

 

1963 Mario Schifano, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Schifano. Tutto, Galleria Odyssia, Rome, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galleria L’Ariete, Milan, Italy
Mario Schifano, Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France

 

1961 Mario Schifano, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy

 

1959 Mario Schifano, Galleria Appia Antica, Rome, Italy

 

 

Group exhibitions

 

 

2013 Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

 

2012 Selections from the private colletion of Robert Rauschenberg, Gagosian, New York, USA
Una finestra sul mondo, Museo d’arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Critique ant Crisis. Art in Europe since 1945, Deutsche Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
Cinema d’artista Italiano 1912-2012 Lo sguardo espanso, Complesso Monumentale del San Giovanni, Catanzaro, Italy

 

2011 Gli irripetibili anni ’60. Un dialogo tra Roma e Milano, Fondazione Roma, Rome, Italy
Da Bacon ai Beatles. Nuove immagini in Europa negli anni del rock, Permanente, Milan, Italy

 

2009 L’artista viaggiatore da Gauguin a Klee da Matisse a Ontani, MAR, Ravenna, Italy
Italics, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

 

2008 Pop Art Italia 1956-1968, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
Italics. Arte Italiana tra tradizione e rivoluzione 1968-2008, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

 

2007 L’Arte e la Tartaruga omaggio a Plinio de Martiis. Da Rauschenberg a Warhol, da Burri a Schifano, Museo d’Arte Moderna Vittoria Colonna, Pescara, Italy

 

2005 Pop art Italia 1958-1968, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Modena, Italy
Dalla pop art alla minimal, MART, Rovereto (Trento), Italy

 

2004 Viaggio a Oriente, Acquario Romeno, Rome, Italy
Autobiografia di una Galleria. Lo Studio Marconi 1965/1992, Fondazione Marconi, Milan, Italy
Ori d’Artista - Il gioiello nell’Arte Italiana1900-2004, Museo del Corso, Rome, Italy

 

2003 Piazza del Popolo ’60-70, Rome, Italy
Il cavallo nell’arte contemporanea, Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome, Italy
Un cielo pieno di cultura, Moravia, Pasolini e Schifano a Sabaudia, Museo Emilio Greco, Sabaudia (Latina), Italy

 

2002 Monocromi, Galleria Zonca & Zonca, Milan, Italy

 

1999 I Love Pop, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
An Italian Vision in the 20th Century Art, Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA

 

1998 Una collezione, un dono, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Minimalia. Da Giacomo Balla a…, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Absolut Mail Art, Fondazione Arte e Civiltà, Milan, Italy
Artenergie. Arte in jeans, Palazzo Corsini, Florence, Italy

 

1997 I colori del suono, Museo Barracco, Rome, Italy
La stanza degli specchi. Arte e film dal 1945, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Minimalia, Palazzo Querini Dubois, Venice, Italy
Dadaismo dadaismi. Da Duchamp a Warhol, Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
Scarperentola, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

 

1996 Marconi anni Sessanta. Nascita di una Galleria d’arte contemporanea, Galleria Gió Marconi, Milan, Italy
Fratelli d’Italia, Galleria Ruggerini & Zonca, Milan, Italy
Fuori uso ’96. Sotto pioggia e sotto vento, ex deposito FEA, Pescara, Italy
Poetry Festival, Conegliano (Treviso), Italy

 

1995 La metamorfosi Italiana 1943-1968, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy
Fuori uso ’95. Caravanserraglio arte contemporanea, Pescara, Italy
The Italian Metamorphosis 1943-1968, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany

 

1994 Giorgio Franchetti. Undici ritratti, Galleria Netta Vespignani, Rome, Italy
Art & Jeans, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
The Italian Metamorphosis 1943-1968, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

 

1993 Tutte le strade portano a Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Fuori uso ’93, Pescara, Italy
Rome – New York, 1948-1964, Murray and Isabella Rayburn Foundation, New York, USA

 

1992 Dedicato a Goffredo Parise, Casa della Cultura, Ponte di Piave (Treviso), Italy
O mejo ambiente visto par 18 dos mais renomados artistas do mundo, Museu Nacional de Bellas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Il mondo di Snoopy, Spazio Flaminio, Rome, Italy

 

1991 ’60-90. Trent’anni di avanguardie Romane, Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome, Italy
Italia 1950-1990: profili, dialettica, situazioni, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, XII Quadriennale, Rome, Italy
L’excursus d’arte per i bambini palestinesi, Sala 1, Rome, Italy

 

1990 Il mondo delle torri da Babilonia a Manhattan, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

 

1989 La collezione Sonnabend dalla pop art in poi, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Arte Italiana nel XX secolo, Royal Academy, London, UK
Orientamento dell’arte Italiana. Roma 1947-1989, Moscow, Russia

 

1988 La couleur seule. L’expérience du monocrome, Musée Saint-Pierre Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

 

1987 Per amor del cielo, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo, Italy
L’Attico 1957-1987. 30 anni di pittura, scultura, musica, danza, performance, video, Chiesa di San Nicolò, Spoleto (Perugia), Italy
Alta tensione ’50-80, Palazzo dei Congressi e delle Mostre, Alba (Cuneo), Italy
XXXIX Premio Michetti, Francavilla Al Mare (Chieti), Italy
Terrae motus, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Il disegno Italiano del dopoguerra, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

 

1986 XI Quadriennale Nazionale d’Arte, Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome, Italy
Cangiante, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Terrae motus, Villa Campolieto, Fondazione Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy
XLII Biennale Internazionale d’Arte, Venice, Italy
Stealing Diamonds, ex Cantieri Navali della Giudecca, Venice, Italy
Alcuni aspetti dell’arte contemporanea in Italia, Soares dos Reis, Oporto, Portugal
Prospekt ’86, Steinernes Hus, Frankfurt, Germany
Perspective, Basel, Switzerland
1960-1985. Aspekte der ltalienischer Kunst, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

 

1985 Nouvelle Biennale de Paris, Paris, France

 

1984 I love Paperino, Palazzo Braschi, Rome, Italy
XLI Biennale Internazionale d’Arte, Venice, Italy

 

1983 Pittori e scrittori, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy

 

1982 Generazioni a confronto, Università degli Studi, Istituto di Storia dell’Arte, Rome, Italy
Avanguardia / Transavanguardia, Mura Aureliane, Rome, Italy
L’opera dipinta 1960-1980, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy
XL Biennale Internazionale d’Arte, Venice, Italy
L’opera dipinta 1960-1980, Salone delle Scuderie in Pilotta, Parma, Italy
Arte Italiana 1960-1982, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK

 

1981 Linee della ricerca artistica in Italia 1960-1968, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Il limite svelato, Mole Antonelliana, Turin, Italy
Campionario 1960-1968, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy
Identité italienne. L’art en ltalie depuis 1959, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

 

1980 Arte e critica 1980, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

 

1978 XXXVIII Biennale Internazionale d’Arte, Venice, Italy

 

1977 Arte in Italy 1960-1977, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy
XX Rassegna internazionale d’arte, Palazzo di Città, Acireale (Catania), Italy

 

1976 Europa-America, l’astrazione determinata 1960-76, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Studio Marconi 1966-1976. Dieci anni in Italia, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy

 

1975 Fotomedia, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy

 

1973 Ricerca estetica dal 1960 al 1970. X Quadriennale nazionale d’arte, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Contemporanea, parcheggio di Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy
Combattimento per un’immagine, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy

 

1972 Tra rivolta e rivoluzione, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Arte contemporanea, Galleria L’Uomo e L’Arte, Milan, Italy

 

1970 Vitalità del negativo nell’arte Italiana 1960-70, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
III Salon des galeries pilotes, Lausanne, Switzerland
Studio Marconi at Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Neue Italienische Kunst, Rolandseck, Germany

 

1969 Cento opere d’arte Italiana dal futurismo a oggi, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Group exhibition, Galleria La Chiocciola, Padua, Italy
Aspekte aus Italien, Vienna, Austria
Aspekte aus Italien, Innsbruck, Austria

 

1968 International Graphic, Galleria Ferrari, Verona, Italy
Alternative attuali 3, Castello Spagnolo, L’Aquila, Italy

 

1967 Fuoco immagine acqua terra, Galleria L’Attico, Rome, Italy
X anniversario della Galleria, Galleria La Salita, Rome, Italy
Realtà dell’immagine e strutture della visione, Il Cerchio, Rome, Italy
Angeli, Ceroli, Fioroni, Kounellis, Pascali, Schifano, Tacchi, Galleria De’ Foscherari, Bologna, Italy
Studio Marconi: Adami, Baj, Del Pezzo, Schifano, Tadini, Galleria Ferrari, Verona, Italy
Group exhibition, Galleria La Chiocciola, Padua, Italy
Group exhibition, Galleria Rotta, Genoa, Italy
Studio Marconi: Adami, Baj, Del Pezzo, Pardi, Schifano, Tadini, Galleria Pozzi, Novara, Italy
Nuove tecniche d’immagine, VI Biennale d’arte, Palazzo dei Congressi, San Marino, Republic of San Marino
V Biennale d’arte, Paris, France
Group exhibition, Galerie Blumenthal, Paris, France
Arte Italiana contemporanea, Gemeentemuseum, L’Aja, Netherlands
Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

 

1966 Aspetti dell’arte Italiana contemporanea, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Group exhibition, Galleria Il Canale, Venice, Italy
Studio Marconi: Adami, Baj, Del Pezzo, Schifano, Tadini, Galleria Rotta, Genoa, Italy
Rassegna di arti figurative, Amalfi (Salerno), Italy
Arte attuale Italiana, Dortmund, Germany
Arte moderna Italiana, Stockholm, Sweden
Artisti contemporanei oggi, Bucarest, Romania

 

1965 Una generazione, Galleria Odyssia, Rome, Italy
Group exhibition, Galleria La Salita, Rome, Italy
Catalogo 2, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Realtà dell’immagine, Libreria Feltrinelli, Rome, Italy
Aspetti dell’arte contemporanea, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Opere della Galleria La Salita, Galleria Guida, Naples, Italy
Otto pittori: Adami, Aricò, Del Pezzo, Giorgi, Plessi, Schifano, Volpini, Galleria Hausammann, Cortina d’Ampezzo (Belluno), Italy
Group exhibition, Castello San Gallo, Nettuno (Rome), Italy
XIV Premio internazionale di pittura, Lissone (Monza and Brianza), Italy
V Biennale d’arte contemporanea, Palazzo Kursaal, San Marino, Republic of San Marino
Pittori Italiani, City Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Aspetti dell’arte contemporanea, Casino Municipal, Cannes, France
Arte attuale, Cannes, France
Adami, Del Pezzo, Schifano, Tadini, Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy
VII Biennale internazionale d’arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Italian Artists, Tokyo, Japan

 

1964 Presenze alla XXXII Biennale, Galleria La Salita, Rome, Italy
Premio La Tartaruga, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
XXXII Biennale Internazionale d’Arte, Venice, Italy
Artisti della XXXII Biennale, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Premio Marzotto, Valdagno (Vicenza), Italy
Group exhibition, Carnegie lnstitute, Pittsburgh, USA

 

1963 Premio di incoraggiamento per giovani artisti, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
La nuova figurazione. Novelli, Perilli, Rotella, Schifano, Vacchi, Galleria La Strozzina, Florence, Italy
Premio del Fiorino, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Accardi, Castellani, Festa, Kounellis, Schifano, Galleria Notizie, Turin, Italy
Oltre l’informale, Palazzo Kursaal, IV Biennale, San Marino, Republic of San Marino
Premio Spoleto, Spoleto (Perugia), Italy

 

1962 Oggetto utile, Galleria La Salita, Rome, Italy
Premio Apollinaire, Venice, Italy
Mostra del disegno contemporaneo, Spoleto (Perugia), Italy
The New Realists, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA
Group exhibition, Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France

 

1961 Schifano, Kounellis, Twombly, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Schifano, Kounellis, Twombly, Rauschenberg, Tinguely, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Premio di incoraggiamento per giovani artisti, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
XII Premio Lissone internazionale di pittura, Lissone (Monza and Brianza), Italy

 

1960 5 pittori: Angeli, Festa, Lo Savio, Schifano Uncini, Galleria La Salita, Rome, Italy
Piccolo formato, Galleria La Salita, Rome, Italy
Cinque pittori Romani, Galleria Il Cancello, Bologna, Italy
Premio Apollinaire, Venice, Italy

 

1959 Mambor, Schifano, Tacchi, Galleria Appia Antica, Rome, Italy
Angeli, Festa, Uncini, De Berardi, Lo Savio, Schifano, Galleria L’Appunto, Rome, Italy

 

1958 Lo Savio, Manzoni, Schifano, Uncini, Galleria Appia Antica, Rome, Italy