Sandro Chia

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Sandro Chia
Born
Alessandro Chia[1]

20 April 1946[a]
Florence, Italy
NationalityItalian
MovementTransavanguardia
Websitesandrochia.com (archived)
"Table of Peace", 2003, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Sandro Chia (born 20 April 1946) is an Italian painter and sculptor.[2] In the late 1970s and early 1980s he was, with Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola De Maria [it] and Mimmo Paladino, a principal member of the Italian Neo-Expressionist movement which was baptised Transavanguardia by Achille Bonito Oliva.[3]

Life[edit]

Chia was born in Florence, in Tuscany in central Italy, on 20 April 1946. He studied at the Istituto d'Arte di Firenze [it] from 1962 to 1967,[1] and then, until 1969, at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.[2] He then travelled in Europe, in Turkey and in India.[4][5] He settled in Rome in 1970, and began to show work in the following year.[4][5] He spent the winter of 1980–1981 in Mönchengladbach, in Nordrhein-Westfalen in West Germany, on a study grant.[2] Later that year he moved to New York in the United States, where he lived for more than twenty years.[4][6] In 1984–1985 he taught at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.[1]

Work[edit]

Chia's early work tended towards Conceptualism, but from the mid-1970s he began to turn towards more a figurative approach.[4][5] In June 1979 Paul Maenz [de] showed work by Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola De Maria [it] and Mimmo Paladino at his gallery in Cologne, in Germany.[7] In an article in Flash Art in the same year, the critic Achille Bonito Oliva characterised the group as a new art movement, which he called "Transavanguardia".[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Enciclopedia Italiana gives a different date of birth, 26 February 1946.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Alexandra Andresen (2000). Chia, Sandro (in Italian). Enciclopedie Italiana, appendix VI. Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Chia, Sandro. Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (subscription required).
  3. ^ Transavanguardia (in Italian). Enciclopedie on line. Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed March 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d Chìa, Sandro (in Italian). Enciclopedie on line. Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Monica Bohm-Duchen (2003). Chia, Sandro. Grove Art Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T016388. (subscription required).
  6. ^ [s.n.] (2012). Chia, Sandro (in Italian). Lessico del XXI Secolo. Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed March 2018.
  7. ^ a b Daniel Soutif (1 February 2003) Trans-Avanguardia. Artforum International. (subscription required).

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