Alessandro Roma

Exhibited
1977, Italy
Lives and works in Milan

After living for some years in London, Roma now lives and works in Milan.

Roma’s unwavering pictorial approach is anchored in his formal training and years as a painter. In recent years the artist has delved into different techniques, exploring castings, printing on fabrics, ceramics and collage. His new repertoire of inner landscapes, arising from both real experiences and literary sources, has brought a depth to his oeuvre, turning his imagined universe into something tangible and directly accessible to the viewer,

Roma studied at the Accademia di Brera, Milan and was later invited for a residency at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany. In 2007 he participated in the IV International Painting Prize, Diputación de Castellón, Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellón.

Roma’s work has been shown in international museums and galleries among which are Prague Biennal (2009), the Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto with the solo show Humus (2011). The artist's recent passion with ceramics will be the focal point of the major solo exhibitions at two of the ceramic museums in Italy, MIC International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza and Museum Case Born in Jorn in autumn 2018.

Selected solo exhibitions include: MIC International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza (Italy) and Museum Casa Jorn, Albissola (Italy) both to be curated by L. Bochicchio (2018), Z2O Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome (2018), A Vivid Dream, Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London, curated by M. Dacci (2017), Swamp, Villa Croce Museum, Genoa, (2016); One foot in the world and the other in the stillness, Z2o Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome (2016); Solo show, Coburn project, London (2015); Locus amoenus, Sobering gallery, Paris (2014), Organizzazione organica di forme, Mac, Contemporary art Museum, Lissone (2014); Enclosure, Paradise Row gallery, London (2013); Il sole mi costrinse ad abbandonare il giardino, Brand New Gallery, Milan (2012); Unfolding the Folds, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin (2011); Sites of action, Scaramouche gallery, New York (2011).

Selected group exhibitions include: Che arte fa oggi in Itaiia, Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Italy, curated by R. Barilli, Archetipo ceramic nell'arte contemporanea, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy, curated by M. Zauli, Hardest hue to hold, Elsley House, London, curated by A. Emelife (2018), Materia Montelupo, Cantieri contemporanei in ceramics, curated by M. Zauli (2017), Drawing Biennial, Rimini (2016, 2015); Drawing Room, London (2015); Everything is about to happen, Corvi-Mora, Greengrassi gallery, London/Artists Space New York, (2014); Estate, Marianne Boesky New York (2012); Never before a girl done so much with so little, curated by Lucie Fontaine, The Suburbans Gallery, Chicago (2012); Partita a quattro, una riflessione sulla scultura, Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Rome (2012).