Sandro Chia | the artist
The artist Sandro Chia
Born April 20 1946, Florence, Italy.
Lives and works in New York City, Montalcino, and Rome, .
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Works in the MoMa collection
Born in Florence on 20th April 1946. Having studied at the Istituto dArte, he enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, gaining his diploma in 1969. He travelled extensively in India, Turkey and throughout Europe before settling in Rome in 1970. He continued to work in the conceptual field, exhibiting many times in Rome and in Europe during 1970s. Having obtained a scholarship from the city of Mönchengladbach in Germany, he worked there from September 1980 until August 1981, and then moved to New York 1981-82 and worked between New York and Ronciglione. toglierei – The numerous exhibitions both in Europe and America testify to his increasing fame as an artist. In the 90s he bought Castello Romitorio in Montalcino, home of the Brunello, and now lives and works between New York City, Montalcino, and Rome
Works in the TATE collection
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Everything Is Going Well
Sandro Chia is best known as one of the founders of the Italian art movement known as the Transavanguardia, a term that was first coined by the critic Achille Bonito Oliva in 1980. The movement was spearheaded by five artists: Sandro Chia, Nicola De Maria, Mimo Paladino, Enzo Cucchi, and Francesco Clemente. In spite of their different styles, they all aimed to transcend the avantgarde, to go beyond Conceptual Art, Art Povera and Performance Art, the dominat trends of the 1960’s…