Mimmo Paladino

    Mimmo Paladino was born in Paduli in southern Italy in 1948. A prolific sculptor, painter and printmaker, he studied at the Liceo Artistico in Benevento between 1964 and 1968. His first solo exhibition was held at the Studio Oggetto, Caserta in 1969. Paladino gained international recognition in 1980 when he participated in the Aperto '80 at the Venice Biennale with Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi and Nicola De Maria, central figures of the Transavantgarde movement.

    A major retrospective of his work was held in Munich at the Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in 1985. Other solo exhibitions include Museum of the Nineteenth Century, Milan (2011); Galerie Kluser 2, Munich (2009); Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2008); Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (2002); South London Gallery (1999); Scuderie di Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Plebiscito and Villa Pignatelli, Naples (1995); Forte Belvedere, Florence (1993); and Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea; Trento (1992).  Paladino has created several installations with Brian Eno, the earliest of which was presented at the Roundhouse, London, in 1999. 

    Paladino's work is held in major public collections worldwide, including Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Tate, London; Kunstmuseum, Basel; Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf; Berlin Neue Galerie; Fonds Regional d' Art Contemporain, France; Los Angeles County Art Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; Australian National Gallery, Canberra; Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and Setegaya Museum, Tokyo.

    Alan Cristea Gallery is the UK representative for Mimmo Paladino's original prints and works on paper.

    Mimmo Paladino lives and works in Rome, Paduli and Puglia, Italy.

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