Contemporary artArt Exhibitions in Firenze
On Saturday 11 February, from 6.30 to 9 p.m. Veda opens at its premises in Via delle Cascine 35, Florence, the new solo exhibition by Amitai Romm, entitled Graft.
Following the conclusion of Hùm, his first solo exhibition in the UK, presented at Spike Island, Bristol, Romm continues at Veda his investigation into the connections between technology, nature and art.
On the occasion of Graft, he will present a new body of sculptures that ideally take possession of the gallery space by traversing its architectural skeleton. A new series of drawings on paper will also be presented: an integral part of Romm's research, they will be studies on the figures of angels, messengers and other entities.
The exhibition will be open to the public until 25 March 2023, Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 7 pm.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a critical text by Nanna Friis.
Born 1985, Jerusalem
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark
Amitai Romm studied at the Jutland Art Academy, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Vienna and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
The work of Amitai Romm is, broadly, a designation of systems. Rooms of sorted materials, sifted and organised into plastic and Styrofoam, matter redistributed to see what entity might emerge. Romm’s work has called on commercial distribution methods – shipping containers and packing materials that move parcels of food and goods; parabolas that echo satellites dispersing information signals – as well as sensory distribution methods, from spices and manufactured scents to drawing and art itself as a means of systemisation. In his work is the repeated question of how we have distinguished one thing from the other over time, and what is at stake when we do so.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Graft, Veda, Florence (2023); Hum, Spike Island, Bristol (2022); Macula Lutea, Veda, Florence (2019); Hibernation, Tranen, Gentofte (2017); and How shall the sea be referred to, Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen (2016). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2019); Vermillion Sands, Copenhagen (both 2019); the Dorothea Von Stetten Award, Kunstmuseum Bonn (2018); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2017). Room has been in residency at The Danish Institute, Rome (2018), Cité des Arts, Paris (2017) and The Danish Institute, Athens (2017).
His works has been awarded with grants by Niels Wessel Bagges Kunstfond (2017), Grosserer L.f. Foghts Fond (2017), Preben Siigers Foundation (2017) and others.
Reviews and articles f his exhibitions has been published on ArtForum, Mousse Magazine, Art Review and Kunstkritik.
Romm is also a co-founder of Diakron, a studio for transdisciplinary research and practice, and Primer, a platform for artistic and organisational development, located in the headquarters of the global water technology company Aquaporin in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
Title: Amitai Romm. Graft
Opening: February 11, 2023
Ending: March 25, 2023
Place: Firenze, VEDA
Address: Via delle Cascine 35 - 50144 Firenze
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