Pietro Ruffo

 

Making up of Spad S VII at National Gallery of Rome

Pietro Ruffo self portrait for Imago Mundi

 

PIETRO RUFFO

 

1978 Born in Rome, IT

Lives and works in Rome, at Pastificio Cerere.

 

EDUCATION

2005 Architecture, University of Rome, Roma Tre, IT

Ruffo continues to live and work in Italy’s capital city. He studied Architecture at the University of Rome until 2005, before being selected for a research fellowship at The Italian Academy for advanced studies in America, Columbia University, New York, in 2010. Ruffo’s practice reflects his intense social and moral concerns, as well as his stance on specific ethical issues. Working with media including drawing, watercolour and sculpture, he creates intricate and meticulously-detailed objects which demand an intense manual working process.

Questions concerning the nature of freedom are at the core of Italian artist Pietro Ruffo’s practice, as his works explore a wide range of social, moral and political issues.

AWARDS

In 2009 he won the Premio Cairo Award (Italy) and in 2010 he was awarded the New York Prize, bestowed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His artist residencies have included working at The International Studio and Curatorial Program, ISCP Centre, New York (2010); the Nirox Foundation, in Johannesburg (2012) and most recently at The Fountainhead Residency, Miami (2013).

He received several  public commissions such as SPAD S VII PROJECT in the FUTURISTS ROOM at GNAM (National Gallery of Modern Art) in Rome  ; VALENTINO MIRABILIA project for Rome; Luciano Benetton "Imago Mundi" project manifesto.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Deutsche Bank Foundation, US

Hospital of Vladikavkaz, donation of Fondazione Pastificio Cerere

Protezione Civile Italiana, Ossetia del Nord, RU

Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Roma

Fondazione Giuliani

Depart Foundation

Fondazione Guastalla

Fondazione Golinelli

Lodeveans Collection

MAR, Museo d’arte della città di Ravenna

MAMbo, Museo di arte moderna di Bologna

MAXXI, Museo delle Arti del XX secolo, Roma

Chiesa del Sacro Volto di Gesù, Roma

Collezione Maison Valentino

Collezione Benetton

La Farnesina Collection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome

Selected solo exhibitions

 

2018

Constellations Migrations, National Museum, Calcutta

Constellations Migrations, Centro Cultural Correios, Rio de Janiero

A ilusao Perfeita, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Lisbona

2017

Pietro Ruffo, STUDIO CURTIS ROMA, Roma, IT

L’illusion parfaite, Galerie Italienne, Paris

Dior’s 70th Anniversary, installation for Dior Haute couture Fahion show, Invalides, Paris, FR

2016  Pietro Ruffo, Breve storia del resto del mondo, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Catania

 

2015 Terra Incognita, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre & Basu Foundation For The Arts, New Delhi

 

2014 SPAD SVII, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome  

 

Liberty House, Siena, Chiesa Monti Pietro Ruffo, SOYEZ RÉALISTE. DEMANDEZ L'IMPOSSIBLE, Galleria Franca Mancini, Pesaro,

 

 Irhal, Irhal, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome 

 

2012 The political gymnasium, Blain/Southern, London, Uk.

 

2011 Non siamo ancora stati salvati, T.K. Galeria d’art, Barcelona, ESNegative Liberty, Caffe Florian, Venice, IT

 

L’enfer c’est les autres, Galerie di Meo, Paris, FRComplex Instant, All – Russian Museum of Decorative Applied and Folk Art, part of the specialprojects of the fourth biennale of Moscow, RU

 

2010 Premio New York Show (with Marinella Senatore), Cassina Showroom, New York, US

 

Sei traditori della libertà, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, IT

 

Roommates/Coinquilini (together with Valentino Diego), MACRO Rome, IT

 

2009 Pietro Ruffo, Museo Arte Contemporanea di Ravenna, IT

Pietro Ruffo, Un istante complesso, Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, IT

Pietro Ruffo. Grasweg, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, Rome, IT

 

2008 Pietro Ruffo, Nothing new under the sand, Testori UK, London, UK

 

Confini, Museo archeologico Rossi, Ventimiglia, IT

 

2007Six Nations, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, Rome, IT

 

2006 12 Mani-festi, Villa Mercede Library, Rome, IT(Q)uestion (M)ark, Armory Art, Perugia, IT

 

Beslan doppia mappatura, Studio d'arte contemporanea Pino Casagrande, Rome, IT

 

2005 Flag, Galleria AKA, Rome, IT2003Geologia umana, Spazio Lavoratorio, Milan, IT

 

Mostra d’Oltremare, Presidenza Italiana dell’Unione Europea, Naples, IT

 

Pietro Ruffo, Palazzo dei Congressi, Riva del Garda(Trento), IT

 

1999 Pietro Ruffo, Cortile di Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome, ITPietro Ruffo, Magazzini Generali, Rome, IT

 

1998 Air Terminal Duemila, Performance, Air Terminal Ostiense, Rome, IT

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

2018

Il richiamo di Chtulu, Manifesta12, Palazzo Mazzarino, Palermo, IT

Collettiva 5+5, Galerie Italienne, Parigi, FR

Lo Spazio del Sacro, Museo Nivola, Orani (NU), IT

Una collezione impossibile, La Triennale di Milano, Milano, IT

2017

ISLAM IT’S ALSO OUR HISTORY. EUROPE AND ITS MUSLIM LEGACIES, Espace Vanderborght, Brussels, B

Violenti confini, Pinacoteca Comunale di Città di Castello, Città di Castello (PG), IT

2016

SUBLIMINA, Museo delle Mura, Roma, IT

Ecce Homo. Da Marino Marini a Mimmo Paladino. La scultura di figura in Italia, La Mole, Ancona, IT

2015

Gradi di Libertà, MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, IT

Imag o Mundi: Map o f the New A rt Exhibition of the Luciano Benetton

Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice, IT

Nero su Bianco , American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT

2014

Incidents of Phenomena| India-Italy -Myanmar, Spazio Cerere, Rome, IT

Making History , Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo, LK

2013

Green Flower Street , Tatiana Kourochkina Galeria d’Art, Istanbul, TR

Extra Large , MACRO (Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma), Rome, IT

2012

Catarifrangenze, MACRO (Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma). Roma, IT

Regeneration, MACRO (Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma), Rome, IT

 

2011 Italian Genius Now. Home sweet home, KAOSHIUNG MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Taiwan, TW

 

TAICHUNG CREATIVE AND CULTURAL PARK, Taiwan, TW

 

When in Rome, Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, USUN’ITA Italian Artists in New York,

 

Industria Gallery, New York, US

 

2010 Amor Parvi or the love of the small, Kunstverein-Langenhagen, DEArtifici

 

contemporanei e difformità barocche, ARCOS, Benevento, IT

 

2009 SLASH, paper under the knife, MAD Museum of Art and Design, New York, US Cosi

 

Lontano, Cosi Vicino, Centro Culture Contemporanee, Rome, IT

 

Una forza del passato, Red Bull Hangar-7, Salzburg Airport, Salzburg, AU

 

The Italian Sigh, TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes), Tenerife, ES

 

Cromofobie, ExAurum, Pescara, IT

 

2008 1988, vent’anni prima vent’anni dopo, Museo d’arte contemporanea Pecci, Prato, IT

 

Passed as Present: Works from the Lodeveans Collection, York Art Gallery, York, UK

 

Apocalittici e Integrati, MAXXI, Museum of XXI Century Art, Rome, IT

 

2006 Notte della Ricerca,Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Frascati, Rome, IT

 

Crave, Raw Space, London, UK Out art, villa dei Quintili, Rome, IT

 

Un quadro per un fondo, Palazzo della Cancelleria, Rome, IT

 

2005 Residenti, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, ITFragments of time, yellow bird

 

gallery, New York, US

 

2004 Bioma Urbano, Banca ABN Amro Antonveneta, Rome, ITInsideOut, A temporary art

 

collection, Red bull music Academy, Rome, IT

 

Otto monache nigre, Todi, Perugia, IT Premium+, Postdamerplatz, Berlin, DETERRITORIALE:

 

project room, Milano Flash Art Fair, Milan, IT

 

Premio Mario Razzano, Museo del Sannio, Benevento, IT

 

2002 Interno FM, Ex Pastificio Cerere, Rome, IT

 

2001 Pueri et Magistri, Pianella (Pescara), ITDuetto all’italiana, young artists selected by

 

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Sendai, JP

 

1999 Touring Exhibition organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian

 

Institute of Culture, Algers, AD; Ex Mattatoio-Testaccio; Terza Università degli Studi, Facoltà di

 

Architettura, Rome, IT

 

 

Workshops and projects

 

2007 Wall painting made with the collaboration of patients of psychiatric hospital “Centre

 

Hopitalier de Rouffach”, near Colmar, FR

 

2006 Permanent work in the church of S. Volto di Gesù, Rome, IT

 

Painting workshop with the children of Beslan, 'pocketmuseum' MACRO, Rome, IT

 

2005 Two permanent wall works for the Hospital of Vladikavkaz, donation of Fondazione

 

Pastificio Cerere, Protezione Civile Italiana, Ossetia del Nord, RU

 

Painting workshop with the children of Beslan, Ossetia del Nord, RU

 

2001 Painting workshop with the children of Sarajevo and Marzabotto, Bologna, IT

 

Collaboration for performance-video of Alma Sujlievich “Testaccio Fresh-Market”, Le

 

Tribùdell’arte, MACRO, curated by A. Bonito Oliva, Rome, IT

 

1999 Workshop for a permanent work at Centro d’Arte Contemporanea of Algers, UNAC, Algers

 

 

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