Castellani Enrico

He studied art, sculpture and architecture and he graduated at the Ecole Nationale Superieure. In Milan he becomes an active exponent of the new artistic scene. In particular, he establishes relationships of friendship and collaboration with Manzoni, with whom he forms an artistic association. Fruitful relationships of cultural exchange are also happening with Agostino Bonalumi and Lucio Fontana. After the first informal experiences, probably inspired by American painting and, above all, by Mark Tobey, recognizing this art as ripe for overcoming, he elaborates, with the collaboration of Azimuth magazine, a new beginning that proposes a total reset of the previous artistic experience, based on a new covenant with social progress. This reset is made by Manzoni, Castellani and Bonalumi with the use of monocrome tones, often wholly white, extroflexed with various techniques to create light effects and changing shadows with the inclination of the light source. It was an entirely original experience and considered of fundamental importance in the history of abstract art of the twentieth century, not only in the Italian scene. Castellani and Bonalumi initiated a rigorous study and analysis of the possibilities offered by the extrusion of the canvas by the use of nails, metal and wood shapes inserted behind the canvas. The work of Castellani, in particular, from the work of 1959 "Relief Black Surface", despite the constant fidelity to the artistic medium initially chosen, is considered by many critics of extreme purity, where the repetition of the carefully chosen of the full and the voids given by the rhythmic extrusion of the canvas is a new, though coherent and intense, path. Even in rare works on paper, he succeeded in realizing his very own style of rhythmic extroflexion. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 1964, 1966 and 2003, Documenta of Kassel in 1968 at The responsive eye, New York's MoMa in 1965 and the "Identité Italienne" exhibition at the center G. Pompidou of Paris. He also exhibited, among the numerous exhibitions dedicated to him, the 1965 São Paulo Biennial and the great staff at the Prada Foundation in Milan in 2001.

Galleria Arte Invernizzi con François Morellet, Padua, Italy
Museion, Bolzano, Italy

“Time & Place, Milan/Turin 1958-68” Moderna Museet, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Stockholm

Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy
Muzeum Milana Dobeza, Bratislava
Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy
Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Mart, Rovereto, Italy
CAMeC, Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, La Spezia, Italy
LAC , libera arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2005- 2006
Museo Pushkin delle Belle Arti, Mosca

Galerie Di Meo, Paris

“Le stanze di Enrico Castellani”, Vistamare Associazione Cultura, Pescara, Italy

“England, Kettle's Yard”, Cambridge
“Opus Incertum”, Mostra in sette situazioni, Gall. Franca Mancini, Pesaro, Italy
“La visione del pensiero”, Borromini Arte Contemporanea, Ozzano Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy
Galerie Meert Rihoux, Bruxelles

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy

Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy

Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy

Palazzo Fabroni, Arti Visive Contemporanee, Pistoia, Italy

Museo Laboratorio Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Galleria Corraini, Mantova, Italy

Galleria Ehra, Milan, Italy

Galleria Netta Vespignani, Rome, Italy
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy

Galerie Rioux Meert, Bruxelles
Galleria Poleschi, Forte dei Marmi, Italy

Valente Arte contemporanea, Finale Ligure, Italy
Castello di Volpaia, Radda in Chianti, Italy
Galleria Cinquetti, Verona, Italy
Galleria Niccoli, Parma, Italy

Galleria Di Meo, Paris
Galleria Corraini, Mantova, Italy
Galleria Niccoli, Parma, Italy
Kodama Gallery, Osaka
Galleria La Polena, Genoa, Italy

Albert Totah Gallery, New York
Edward Totah Gallery, London
Galleria Raffaeli, Trento, Italy

Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy
Galleria Eva Menzio, Turin, Italy
Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy

Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Galleria Arco d’Alibert, Rome, Italy
Galleria il Sole, Bolzano, Italy

Galleria Pero, Milan, Italy
Galleria Locus Solus, Genoa, Italy
Pinacoteca comunale, Ravenna, Italy
Loggetta Lombardesca, Italy

Studio La Torre, Pistoia, Italy

Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Galleria Multimedia, Brescia, Italy
Kon Gallery, Tokyo
Galleria Plure, Milan, Italy

Ariete grafica, Milan, Italy
Galleria Ciuli, Lecco, Italy
Galleria Sagittario, Perugia, Italy

Galleria Arte al Borgo, Palermo, Italy
Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Studio la Città, Verona, Italy

Sala della scuderia alla Pilotta, Parma, Italy
Galleria la Polena, Genoa, Italy
Ariete Grafica, Milan, Italy
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy

Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Galleria Notizie, Turin, Italy
Galleria dei Mille, Brescia, Italy
Galleria la Nuova Città, Brescia, Italy

Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy
Galleria Forma, Genoa, Italy

Artestudio, Macerata, Italy

Galerie M, Bochum
Galleria la Tartaruga, Rome, Italy

Galleria Notizie, Turin, Italy
Galleria la Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Betty Persons gallery, New York
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo

Galerie Lawrence, Paris
Galleria la Tartaruga, Rome, Italy

Galleria La Polena, Genoa, Italy
Galleria Notizie, Turin, Italy
Galleria del Leone, Venice, Italy
Galerie Wulfengasse, Klegenfurt

Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy

Galleria aujord’hui, Bruxelles

New Vision Center, London
Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy

Galleria Azimuth, Milan, Italy

Galerie Kasper, Lausanne, Italy


“Monocromia nelle profondità del colore”, AntiGallery, Venice, Italy
“Spazio. Tempo. Immagine.”, CIAC , Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, Perugia, Italy
“Civica 1989 – 2009 Celebratio. Institution. Critique.” , Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento, Italy

“L’arabesco. La forma più antica e originaria della fantasia umana”, Santo Ficara, Florence
“Accardi / Alviani / Castellani . Il linguaggio si fa spazio.”, Santo Ficara, Milan
“Monocromo. L’utopia del colore”, Convento del Carmine, Marsala
“Una Merda nel cuore e amici”, Spirale, Milan, Italy
“Enrico Castellani/ François Morellet, Arte Studio Invernizzi Seragiotto, Padua, Italy
“Cromofobie”, Ex Aurum, Pescara, Italy
“AcRometica” , EdiEuropa Qui Arte Contemporanea , Rome
“Around Rotella. L’ artista e il suo tempo”, MAON – Museo d’Arte dell’ Ottocento e Novecento, Rende, Cosenza, Italy

“Sotto Voce” with Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Brice Marden, Francois Morellet, Pierre Soulages, Günther Uecker, Lee Ufan and Christopher Wool, Yvon Lambert, New York
“Camouflage l: Enrico Castellani, Iza Genzken, Imi Knoebel”, Galleria Gentilli, Prato, Italy
“Rome – Open Painting: The Material Picture in Italy during the 1950’s and 1960’s” ZKM l Museum of Contemporary Art, Hamburg

Museo de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, São Paulo
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
Recommended Institution Dabbeni, Studio d´arte contemporanea, Lugano
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Ciriè, Turin, Italy
Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren

Galleria Fumagalli Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Museo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, Lugano
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
Biennale di Sculture di Carrara, Carrara, Italy
CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia, Italy
Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning
Galerie Wack, Kaiserslautern
Muzeum Chelmskie w. Chelmie, Chelm
recommended institution galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia, Italy
“Enrico Castellani - Ettore Spalletti - Jan Vercruysse - Mario Airò” Recommended Institution galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy
“La materia dell’Arte”, Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy
Eröffnungsausstellung - SQUARE - Die Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
Prague Biennale, Prague

Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Galleria Fumagalli Bergamo, Italy
Galleria Santo Ficara, Florence, Italy
Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Italy
Iziko South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy
Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Galleria Civica d’arte contemporanea Montevergini, Siracusa, Italy
Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
Galleria Il Ponte, Florence, Italy

“Le stanze di Enrico Castellani”, Vistamare Associazione Cultura, Pesaro, Italy.

Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.
“Opus Incertum, Mostra in sette situazioni”, Galleria Franca Mancini, Pesaro, Italy.
“La visione del pensiero”, Borromini Arte Contemporanea, Ozzano Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy
Galerie Meert Rihoux, Bruxelles.

Fondazione Prada, mostra personale, Milan, Italy.
Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy.

Galleria Lia Rumma, mostra personale, Milan, Italy
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy

Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy

“Wide White Space”, Mac, Galerie contemporaines des Musèes de Marseille, Marseille

“Maestri contemporanei”, Centro Tornabuoni, Florence, Italy
“Rinascimento”, galleria degli Uffizi, sala delle Reali Poste, Florence, Italy
“Wide White Space”, Kunstmuseum, Bonn
“Die Italienische Metamorphose 1943- 1968”, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg
“Ad usum Fabricae”, locali ex Accademia di Belle Arti, L’Aquila, Italy
“Corrispondenze”, Limonaia di Palagio fiorentino, Stia, Italy.
Castellani, Munari, Dorazio”, galleria Corraini, Mantova, Italy.
“Zero Italia- Aizmuth/Azimuth 1959-60 a Milan – E oggi”, Gallerie der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen

“Città di Lecco per l’Arte”, Villa Manzoni, Lecco, Italy
“Trilogia 4: Castellani, Fogliati, Albanese”, Rocca Paolina, Perugia, Italy
“Da Chagall a Picasso, da Pollock a Gragg”, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy.
“Wide White Space”, Palais des Beaux Arts/Palais voor Schone Kunsten, Bruxelles
“The Italian Metamorphosis 1943- 1968”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
“The artist and the book in twentieth century Italy”, Collezione Penny Guggenheim, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice, Italy.
“Artisti di Villa Maria- Sineddoche di un museo”, casa della Cultura , Cisternino del Poccianti, Livorno, Italy.
“Di carta e d’altro- libri d’artista”, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi pecci, Sala grafica, Prato, Italy.

“Omaggio a Carla Lonzi”, XLV Mostra Internazionale d’Arte : punti cardinali dell’arte, Venice, Italy
“Three artistic generations in contemporary Italy”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

“La collection Cristian Stein: un regard sur l’art italien”, Nouveau Musèe, Villeurbanne
“tensioni di superficie”, galleria d’arte Niccoli, Parma, Italy
“Identitat, Differenz”, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
“The artist and the book in twentieth century Italy”, Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Zero, eine Europaische Avantgarde”, galerie Neher, Essen
“Zero, eine Europaische Avantgarde” galerie Heset, Munchen
“Zero, eine Europaische Avantgarde” Mittelhein Museum, Koblenz

“Collezione privata”, galleria d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
“Bildlicht : Malarei zwischen Material und Immaterial”, Museum des 20 Jahrunderts, Wien
“Sammlung Cremer”, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

“La otra escultura: treinta anos de escultura italiana”, Centro de arte Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid
“La otra escultura: treinta anos de escultura italiana”, Centro de Cultura contemporanea de Barcelona Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona
Museum Matilde Hohe , Darmstadt
“Memoria del futuro” Centro de arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
“Millenovecentosessanta”, galleria Netta Vespignani, Rome, Italy
“Rome anni ’60 – al di la della pittura”, Palazzo delle esposizioni, Rome, Italy
“Getulio Alviani, Enrico Castellani, Piero Dorazio- opere degli anni ‘60”, galleria Seno, Milan, Italy
“La pelle dell’arte : riflessioni sulla superficie”, Istituto d’arte Dosso Dossi, Ferrara, Italy
“I rossori dell’arte”, galleria d’arte Niccoli, Parma, Italy
“L’occhio sull’informale”, studio Carlo Grossetti, Milan, Italy
“Triadi”, galleria Erha, Milan, Italy

“Castellani e Morellet”, galleria Giuli, Lecco, Italy
“Un probabile umore dell’idea”, galleria d’arte Niccoli, Parma, Italy
“Extra Moenia”, galleria Rizziero, Teramo, Italy
“La tela estroflessa nell’area milanese dal 1958 a oggi”, ArteStruktura, Milan, Italy
“Arte contemporanea per un museo”, Padiglione d’arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy
“Ad Villam”, Spazio Walter Banci, Prato, Italy
“In superficie- un percorso astratto”, Studio Durante, Rome, Italy

“Astratta”, palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
Sammlung T, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, St.Gallen
“Maestri della pittura moderna”, Centro Tornabuoi, Florence, Italy
“La couleur seule. L’experience de monocrome”, Musèe Saint Pierre art contemporain, Lyon


“50-80 alta tensione”, Palazzo delle mostre e dei congressi, Alba, Italy
“Tridente due – Rome 1987 : artisti e movimenti in Italia”, galleria Arco d’Alibert, Rome, Italy
“Il grande circo 1973- 1987- 15 anni di arte italiana alla fiere europee”, Studio la città, Verona, Italy
“Buren, Castellani, Pascali”, Le case d’arte , Milan, Italy

“Maestri della pittura moderna”, Centro Tornabuoi, Florence, Italy
“Seimaggio millenovecentoottantasei”, galleria Eva Mezio, Turin, Italy
“Castellani, Fontana, Nigro”, galleria Seno, Milan, Italy
“Castellani, Fontana, Nigro”, Edward Totah Gallery, London

“In Chartis”, museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy

Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Galleria il Ponte, Rome, Italy
Studio Tre architettura, Milan, Italy
“Azimuth e Azimuth 2” , Padiglione arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy
“Ouverture”, castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy

Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
“Arte programmata e cinetica 1953- 63 l’ultima avanguardia”, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
“Artisti italiani contemporanei 1950 – 1983”, Chiesa di S. Samuele, Italy
“Aniconicità europea ’50 – ’60 “, Vismara Arte, Italy

Galleria Pieroni, Rome, Italy
“L’enigma geometrico”, Studio Grossetti, Milan, Italy

“Identitè italienne – l’art en Italie de puis 1959”, Centre Pompidou, Paris
“Linee della ricerca artistica in Italia 1960 – 1980”, Palazzo delle esposizioni, Rome, Italy
“Il materiale delle arti”, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy
“Phoenix”, Alte Oper, Frankfurt

“International biennal of grafic art”, Moderna galerjia, Lublijana

Galleria de Foscherari, Bologna, Italy
“Milan invece di Milan”, Museo di Milan, Milan, Italy
“L’uomo e il suo spazio”, Francavilla a Mare, Italy

“Europa e America- l’astrazione determinata 1960 – 1976”, Galleria d’arte moderna, Bologna, Italy


“9 quadri e una scultura”, Galleria la Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
Studio Luca Palazzoli, Milan, Italy
“Revisione num. 1 , lavori su carta”, Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy

“Azimuth- mostra documentaria”, galleria Primo Piano, Rome, Italy
Galerie Kunst Borse, Koln
“Basically White” , Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

“Contemporanea”, Parcheggio di Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy
“Participio Presente”, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy
Italienska Kulturinsititute, Stockholm

“Quale chiarezza?”, Galleria de Foscherari, Bologna, Italy
“Otto Piene Lichtballet und Kunstler der Gruppe Zero”, galerie Heseler, Munchen
“Alviani, Castellani, Colombo”, Wien

“Venti Artisti Italiani”, Museo di Arte Moderna, Ciudad de Mexico
“Elf Italiener Heute”, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
“Maestri italiani”, Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan, Italy
University of California Art Galleries, Santa Barbara
“Espo Stedelijk”, Ateneum, Helsinki

“Vitalità del negativo nell’arte italiana 1960-70”, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
“Rigore e Utopia a Milan”, galleria la Tartaruga, Milan, Italy
“Due decenni di eventi artistici in Italia”, palazzo Pretorio, Prato, Italy

“Hommage a Fontana”, Kunst und Museumverein, Wuppertal
Staats galerie, Stuttgart
“Contemporary Art dialogue between the Est and the West”, national Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

“Mostra di arte italiana”, Stockholm
“Plus by minus- to day’s hal century” Albright Knox, Buffalo
Tokio Gallery, Tokio
Documenta 4 , Kassel
“Teatro delle mostre”, galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
“Many italian Artists”, Jewish Museum, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Kustmarkt, Koln


“Realtà e strutture della visione” , Galleria il Cerchio, Rome, Italy
“Mostra di arte italiana”, Belfast
“Mostra di arte italiana”, Edimburg
“mostra di arte italiana”, Tokio
Galleria la Nuova Loggia, Bologna, Italy
Galleria il Cenobio, Milan, Italy
Palazzo dei musei, galleria della Sala della Cultura, Modena, Italy
Padiglione italiano esposizione Mondiale, Montreal
Galleria Notizie, Turin, Italy
“Spazio dell’Immagine”, Palazzo Trinci, Foligno, Italy
“Nuove tecniche d’immagine”, VI Biennale di San Marino, Palazzo dei Congressi, San Marino, Italy
Biennale di san Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
Galleria Sincron, Brescia, Italy
Galleria Zen, Brescia, Italy
Centro Librario Romegnosi, Piacenza, Italy
Galerie Denise Renè- Hans mayer, Krefeld
Galleria Annunciata, Milan, Italy
Galleria Senatore , Stuttgart
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, il Chiodo, Palermo, Italy
“Nuova Tendenza Arte Programmata italiana”, Sala comunale delle esposizioni, Reggio Emilia, Italy

XXXIII Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Galleria Bonino, New York
Galleria il Centro, Napoli, Italy
“Castellani, Pace, Santoro, Gruppo 1”, Centro proproste, Florence, Italy
“Mostra di Arte Italiana”, Tel Aviv
“Mostra di arte italiana”, Oslo
“Mostra di arte italiana”, Dortmund
“Pittura oggetto a Milan”, galleria Arco d’Alibert, Rome, Italy
“Zero avant garde 1966”, Galleria il Segno, Rome, Italy
Biennale nazionale di Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo della provincia, Bari, Italy
“Exibithion of Italian Art”, gallerie Bishofberger, Zurigo
Galleria Zen, Brescia, Italy
“Third exibithion Dept.”, Nagaoka Museum, Nagaoka
“Bianco + Bianco”, galleria l’Obelisco, Italy
“New Art in Philadelphia”, University of Pennsylavania, Philadelphia
“Italian Art”, Bucarest
“Castellani, Ceroli, Festa, Kounellis, Rotella, Schifano, Twombly”, galleria La tartaruga, Rome, Italy

“The responsive eye”, Moma, New York
“Nul negentienhonderdvijf en zestig deel 1 teksten”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
“Una generazione – Adami, Angeli, Aricò, castellani, Del Pezzo, Festa, Mari, Pozzati, Recalcati, Schifano”, galleria Odyssa, Rome, Italy
“Aspetti dell’arte contemporanea”, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
VIII Biennale di San Paolo Graz, Trigon 65, San Paolo
Galerie Aktuell, Bern
XIV Premio Lissone, Lissone

Guggenheim International Award- the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan, Italy
XXXII Biennale di Venezia, Italy
“On the move”, Roward Wise Gallery, New York
“Disegni”, Galleria Odyssa, Rome, Italy

Premio il Fiorino, Florence, Italy
Galleria Il Cancello, Bologna, Italy
“Nuove tendenze II”; galleria Querini Stampalia, Italy
Galleria del Deposito, Genoa, Italy

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
“Zero”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Gallerie Hossenhuis, Antwerpen
Premio Apollinaire, Venice, Italy
“Contrasti”, Galleria Cadario, Italy
Galerie Delta, Rotterdam

XII Premio Lissone, Lissone
Kunstmuseum, Trier
Galerie Denise Renè, Paris
“Nuove Tendenze I”, Zagreb

Musèe d’Ixelles, Bruxelles
“Monocrome Malerei”, Kunstmuseum, Leverkusen

Galerie Schmit, Bruxelles

Galleria Pater, Milan, Italy