Artists

Vaccari Wainer

Wainer Vaccari (Modena, 1949) is an Italian painter known since the Eighties for his pictorial series of Capricci, inspired by a Mannerist painting of Nordic style. Later, after the association with the historical Galleria Mazzoli in Modena and the art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, he was invited in great exhibitions throughout Europe. His way to paint oscillates between fanciful but traditional subjects and figures transfigured as humanoids of cyberspace.

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Wainer Vaccari was born in 1949 in Modena, his artistic career began in the Seventies, exhibiting in the private galleries of his city, but his first really important solo show took place at the Emilio Mazzoli’s Gallery. This solo exhibition marked a turning point in his career.

In 1984 Vaccari takes part to two important group shows curated by the famous art critic Achille Bonito Oliva: La scuola di Atene at Acireale in Sicily and the Trigon Biennale in Graz, Austria.

In the mid Eighties Vaccari started a stylistic research which led him to take distance from the German New Objectivity and led him to get closer to Mannerism and the figurative art of the Nordic 19th century.

This stylistic research and its results brought VAccari to exhibit abroad, ten years later the artist exhibited his artworks in the most prestigious galleries in Zurich, Cologne, Hamburg and in museums such as Horsens in Denmark, the Kunstverein in Munich and the Kunsthal in Amsterdam.

In this period the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam takes notice of his work and in 1992 acquired one of his paintings entitled Tondo.

In the Nineties Vaccari had important solo shows both across the Europe and both across Italy. He exhibited in Germany, Switzerland and in London, UK. In Italy he exhibited in Bologna, Verona, Bolzano. One of his most important solo shows in Italy took place in 1994 at Galleria Civica di Modena.

He took part in 1999 in the 13th edition of Quadriennale in Rome, in 2008 in the Beijing Biennale, in 2011 in the Venice Biennale.

During the years Vaccari has continuously changed his own stylistic expression and he has taken part to a series of major group exhibitions.

In 2017 another important solo show entitled Visioni diverse took place at Emilio Mazzoli’s Gallery in Modena, the exhibition was curated by Flavio Arensi.

Solo exhibitions

 

2017 Visioni Diverse, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy

 

2015 Wainer Vaccari, Levy Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

 

2012 Bolzano/Bozen-Cover, Bolzano, Italy

 

2010 Elevation, Modena, Italy

 

2009 Il camminante, Modena, Italy

 

2007 Il volto, il corpo, il segno, Mantova, Italy

 

2006 Il volto, realtà senza maschere, Rimini, Italy

 

2005 Fighters, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany

 

2004 Pensiero di testa, permanent installation, Festival della Filosofia 2004, Sassuolo (Modena), Italy

 

2003 Wainer Vaccari, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Wörlen, Sammlung Grosshaus, Passau, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Westend, Munich, Germany
Segni, Galleria Boxart, Verona, Italy

 

2002 Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Thomas Levy, Hamburg, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Hof & Huyser, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2001 Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy

 

1999 Wainer Vaccari, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Collezione Grosshaus, Wilhelshaven, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Thomas Levy, Hamburg, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Galerie der Stadt Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Redfern Gallery, London, UK

 

1998 Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Numaga, Auvernier (Neuchâtel), Switzerland
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo Ducale, Pavullo nel Frignano (Modena), Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Thomas, Munich, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy

 

1997Wainer Vaccari, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Kunstverein Hochrhein, Villa Berberich, Bad Säckingen, Germany

 

1996 Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Thomas Levy, Hamburg, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Goethe, Bolzano, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Stamperia Squadro, Bologna, Italy

 

1995 Wainer Vaccari, Kunsthalle Wilhwlmshaven, Wihelmshaven, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Wainer Vaccari, Provincial Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Associazione Culturale Liliana Maniero, Roma, Italy

 

1994 Wainer Vaccari, Gallerie Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium
Wainer Vaccari, Palazzina dei Giardini, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Thomas Levy, Hamburg, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

 

1993 Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Goethe, Bolzano, Italy

 

1992 Wainer Vaccari, Theatre a Châtillon, Pavillons des Sablons, Châtillon, Paris, France
Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Wolf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Civica d'arte, Modena, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Otto Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, EOS Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

 

1991 Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Verlato, Bologna, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Christian Gögger, Munich, Germany

 

1990 Wainer Vaccari, Galeria Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Thomas Levy, Hamburg, Germany

 

1988 Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Numaga, Auvernier (Neuchâtel), Switzerland
Wainer Vaccari, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

 

1987 Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen-Bachem (Cologne), Germany
Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Artinizing, Munich, Germany

 

1986 Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Susan Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland
Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Thomas Levy, Hamburg, Germany

 

1985 Wainer Vaccari, Galerie Susan Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland
Wainer Vaccari, Castello dei Pio, Carpi (Modena), Italy

 

1984 Wainer Vaccari, Galleria La Bertesca, Milan, Italy

 

1983 Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Musaeum, Valdagno (Vicenza), Italy

 

1982 Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy

 

1974 Wainer Vaccari, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy

 

1971 Wainer Vaccari, Galleria La Sfera, Modena, Italy

 

 

Group exhibitions

 

 

2015 Convivium, Bolzano, Italy
Novanta artisti per una bandiera, Reggio Emilia, Italy

 

2014 L'Orlando Furioso: incantamenti, passioni e follie. L'arte contemporanea legge l'Ariosto, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Novanta artisti per una bandiera, Turin, Italy
100 anni di pugilato italiano. 1916 – 2016, Florence, Italy
Muse inquietanti, Bolzano, Italy
Spazio privato, Milan, Italy
Novanta artisti per una bandiera, Rome, Italy

 

2013 IndexG, Lissone (Monza and Brianza), Italy
L'Arte del Rugby, Parma, Italy
(P). (P)arerga e (P)aralipomena della (P)ittura, Canneto Sull’Oglio (Mantova), Italy
Novanta artisti per una bandiera, Reggio Emilia, Italy

 

2006 La donna Oggetto, Castello di Vigevano, Vigevano (Pavia), Italy
Senza famiglia, Palazzo della Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin, Italy

 

2005 L’artista e il suo io, Chiesa di San Paolo, Modena, Italy
Il male, esercizi di pittura crudele, Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi, Turin, Italy
Group exhibition, Galerie Hof & Huyser – Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2004 L’arte in testa, Maci Museo Arte Contemporanea, Isernia, Italy
Armoury, Castello di Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Lodi, Italy
Arte in città, sei artisti e un progetto per Modena, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy
Acht positionen der moderne, Sammlun Grosshaus, Museum Schloss Gottdorf, Hollstein, Germany
Le opere e i giorni, Certosa di Padula, Salerno, Italy

 

2003 Corposociale, Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy

 

2002 Il Po in controluce, arte padana, alluvione e dintorni, Complesso degli Olivetani, Rovigo, Italy
Surrealismo padano da De Chirico a Foppiani 1915-1986, Palazzo Gotico, Piacenza, Italy
Desire, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Forma e sostanza, Galleria Flora Bigai, Venice, Italy

 

2001 Belvedere italiano. Linee di tendenza nell’arte contemporanea 1945-2001, Castle Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland
Between Earth and Heaven, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium

 

2000 Traumschiff der Narren, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkierche, Osnabrück, Germany
L’eroe borghese. Temi e figure da Schiele a Warhol, Rocca di Vignola, Vignola (Modena); Palazzina dei Giardini, Modena, Italy
Jeder z’n voetbal, het voetbal in de beeldende Kunst 1900-2000, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

1999 Augenlust, Erotiche Kunst im 20 Jahrhundert, Kunsthaus Hannover, Hannover, Germany; Galerie Steinrötter, Münster, Germany
XIII Quadriennale di Roma, Proiezioni 2000, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Il corpo nella pittura del Novecento, Ca’ la Ghironda, Zola Predona, Bologna, Italy

 

1998 Continuità dell’Immagine, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy
Arte Italiana, ultimi quarant’anni. Pittura iconica, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

 

1997 Ezra Pound e le arti. La bellezza è difficile, Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan, Italy
Universarte, Complesso Monumentale San Giovanni in Monte, Bologna, Italy

 

1996 Die Kraft der Bilder, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

 

1995 Il reale e le sue ombre, Sala delle Colonne, Nonantola (Modena), Italy
Il Po del ‘900. Arte, Cinema, Letteratura, Castello Estense, Mesola (Ferrara), Italy

 

1994 Arroccamenti. Natura morta, paesaggio, figura, Rocca di Cento, Cento (Ferrara), Italy

 

1992 Group exhibition, Kunsthall, New York, USA

 

1991 Ritratto – Il Ritratto nella pittura italiana del ‘900, Castello Estense, Mesola (Ferrara), Italy
Maximalist, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, USA
Glück Auf, Zeche Rheinpreussen, Schacht V, Cologne, Germany

 

1990 Group exhibition, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palazzo del Governatore, Cento (Ferrara), Italy
Oberhalb der Baumgrenze, Schloss Gut-Granerholf, bei Preissenberg, Munich, Germany
Realisme! /Realisme?, Galerie Apunto, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

1989 2000 Jahre, die Gegenwart der Vergangenheit, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Acquisizioni 1989, Raccolta del disegno contemporaneo, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy

 

1988 Pyramiden, Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen-Bachem (Cologne), Germany
Vitalità della figurazione – Pittura italiana 1984-1988, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy
A.B.O. Ritratti di un nome, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

 

1987 Arte Santa, Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna, Italy

 

1986 Pittura probabilmente, San Miniato (Florence), Italy

 

1984 Scuola di Atene, Acireale (Catania), Italy
Scuola di Atene, Rome, Italy
Scuola di Atene, Malo (Vicenza), Italy
Sammlung Thomas, Art Forum II, Munich, Germany
Arte Segreta, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy

 

1983 Critica ad arte, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Pisa, Italy
Trigon ’83, Eros, Mithos, Ironie, Künsterhaus Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

 

1982 Forma senza forma, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy
Forma senza forma, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Pisa, Italy

 

1977 Stilleben, Galleria La Sfera, Modena, Italy

 

1970 Pitture e sculture di sette giovani artisti modenesi, Galleria La Sfera, Modena, Italy

 

 

Awards

 

1995 35° Premio Suzzara, lavoro e lavoratori nell’arte, First Place ex aequo, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Suzzara (Mantova), Italy

 

1990 42° Premio Michetti, First Place ex aequo, Francavilla al Mare (Chieti), Italy