Nico Vascellari was born in 1976, in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. Currently he lives and works in Rome, Italy. Some of his most significant exhibitions were held in Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2017); Accademia di Francia - Villa Medici, Rome (2016); Estorick Collection, London (2016); National Gallery of Arts, Tirana (2015); Skuc, Lubljana (2006); Viafarini, Milan (2006). He has also participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Manifesta 7 (2008); 15th Quadriennale in Rome (2008); 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice (2010). His work has been exhibited in prestigious Institutions such as Museo del Novecento, Milan; Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Riga Art Space, Riga; La Maison Rouge, Paris; MAK, Wien; Kunsthaus, Graz; SongEun Art Space, Seoul; Espace de l'Art Concrete, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; CSW, Warsaw; PinchukArtCentre, Kiev; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; EACC, Castelló; MART, Rovereto; Museo Pecci, Prato; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; MAMBO, Bologna. Works of Vascellari are included in permanent collections such as ones in Macro Museum, Rome; MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome; Museion, Bolzano; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; The Coppel Foundation, Mexico; Nomas Foundation, Rome; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon.
Vascellari left the university to focus on his singing for With Love, a punk band with which he has produced several albums and toured throughout Europe, USA and Japan. Music-wise, he currently sings in a made-up language in his punk band, Ninos du Brasil. He can be occasionally seen spending time with such people as Marina Abramovic, Nick Cave and has collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld on a collection for Fendi. Originally a musician, he has developed into a performance artist through experiencing and practising art all over the world. He sees himself as an outsider to the art system, even though his work being shown at highly established art institutions. His work includes the use of media such as sculpture, photography, video and installation.
Source: Fantastic Man, The New Roman, 2018. Internet access: http://www.nicovascellari.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FM28-Nico-Vascellari-LR.pdf
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