Alfredo Gioventù

Works

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Biography

The seed of my own "ceramic identity" was sown at Vho primary school, where my teacher Mario Lodi encouraged me to find beauty in the nature all around me.

Working from a drawing that I had made with him when I was nine years old, I later tried to transform it into a majolica sculpture. I succeeded, and as a result I began spending time in the workshop of Lino Bersani, a ceramic artist in Sestri Levante. It was there that I came to love the smell of clay and to learn its secrets, and I eventually realized that pottery could become my profession.

But, at the age of important decisions, I was distracted by that moment in history in which the utopia of a new and free world at last seemed possible. That dream gave me the conviction that an independent control of one's destiny is the greatest gift and the greatest wealth accessible to man.

My idea was that in every settlement or community, an independent form of art could exist, linked to the location, a zero-miles artform, based on the materials found in the land itself, and this enabled me to combine my humanistic and artistic training into a unitary project: the idea of becoming the "potter of Sestri Levante" and dedicating my art to the beauty of the local environment, while also interacting with other forms of artistic expression, from other cultures and other locations.

Alfredo Gioventù Portrait

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GROUP SHOWS

2014

SOFA CHICAGO, Art Fair, Officine Saffi Gallery, Chicago, USA
Collect, Internatianal Art Fair, Officine Saffi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Frammenti, Torre dei Doganieri, Sestri Levante, Italia
Il dinamismo delle forme instabili, Torre dei Doganieri, Sestri Levante, Italia
Untitled, Spazio San Vitale 41, Massa, Italy
Mae Terra, Ponte de Sor, Portugal
Torgiano Experience, Argillà 2014, Faenza, Italy

2013
ArcheTipInNaturali, Torre dei Doganieri, Sestri Levante
53° Mostra della Ceramica di Castellamonte, Italy
Un paesaggio da esposizione, parco delle sculture di Kriester, Vendone, Italy
33° Concorso Internazionale di Ceramica de L'Alcora, honorary mention
Dalla terra al cielo, l'ulivo, il sasso, la luce, il vento, Sestri Levante, Italy
Di sasso in sasso, Sestri Levante, Italy

2012
Pietra carta forbice, Fuorisalone, Milan, Italy
Ceramica fiorita, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy
Del sogno di Daphne, Torre dei Doganieri, Sestri Levante, Italy
Foglie, Torre dei Doganieri, Sestri Levante, Italy
Genesi, Studio Battaglia, Faenza, Italy
Geometrie impossibili, Museo Valtellinese di Storia e Arte di Sondrio, Museo Diocesano di Milan, Italy
Preghiera alla Terra Muta, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy
Uno, due, tre... stella, Palazzo della Regione, Turin, Italy

2011
Verba Manent, Torre dei Doganieri, Sestri Levante, Italy
I maestri della Ceramica, Fornace Pasquinucci, Capraia Fiorentina, Italy
Arte in tavola, contrada del Nicchio, Siena, Italy
3x3, Quiliano, Italy
Vaselle d'artista, Torgiano, Italy
Buon compleanno Neto!, Museo delle Ceramiche di Laveno, Italy
Tea for Two, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milano, Italy
Mamma mia dammi cento lire...”, Spazio Nibe, Milano, Italy
Del Sogno di Daphne, Museo Marino Marini, Pistoia, Italy

2010
Cavalli di terra... terra di cavalli, Siena, Italy
L'arte nell'uovo di Pasqua, Rome, Italy
Arte in Celle, Celle Ligure, Italy
C'era una volta Pasolini, galleria Terre Rare, Bologna, Italy
China New Idea, Shangai, China
L'albero di Arcanami, Pistoia, Italy
La terra, l'acqua, il fuoco e le mani dell'uomo, Torre dei Doganieri, Sestri Levante, Italy

2009

BAU6, container for contemporary culture
Klang! contemporary sounds, Villa Paolina, Viareggio, Italy
Art in an Easter Egg, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Santa Rossello – 29 artists bearing witness, Berio Library, Genoa, Italy
Tribute to Futurism, Celle Ligure, Italy
Imagining shells, Nobile Contrada del Nicchio, Siena, Italy

2008
Floating Stones, Type A presentation at Officine del Volo, Milan, Italy
Ceramics in Celle, group show, Celle Ligure, Italy
Stones, A collateral Furniture Show event at Spazio Studio28, Milan, Italy
Stone mouths, installation at Papier, Milan, Italy
Magic stones, curated by Ferruccio Giromini for the 2008 MondoMare festival, Sanremo, Savona, Lavagna, Lerici, Genoa, Italy
Scarecrow, a work signed with Ugo La Pietra for Arte Sella, Trento, Italy

2007
Fluctuate, anthological show at MECC, Musem of Contemporary Ceramics Expressions, Caltagirone, Italy
Creative fragments, group show, Appia Antica Park, Rome, Italy
Made with Art, contemporary ceramics territories, group show, San Salvatore in Lauro, Rome, Italy
Tribute to azulejos, group show, Albisola, Genoa, Italy
Presentation of the works made to illustrate “The Chestnut” by Mario Lodi, at CEA Ingauno, Albenga, Italy
Thematic installation for the congress hall at the Umberto I fortress, for the second meeting of smaller islands, Palmaria island, Portovenere, La Spezia, Italy

2006

Working the sea in my silence, ceramics by A. Gioventù, woodcuts by I. Zetti, Il Vicolo gallery, Genoa, Italy
5th National Review of Contemporary Ceramics Artists, Albisola Marina, a meeting with art, Italy
Between sky and earth, group show, Agheiro gallery, Lavagna, Italy
Ceramic Encounters, group show, Spazio Nibe, Milan, Italy

2004
The Ceramics Museum at Fiorano Modenese, from hearth to industrial cluster, at the “Manolo Safont” Azulejo Museum, Onda, Spagna
Real and imaginary water, landscapes and geographies, Palazzo delle Azzarie, Savona, Italy
Fourth review, Albisola city of art and ceramics, Contemporary Art Museum, Albisola Marina, Italy
Fountains for Monferrato, artists’ motifs and dreams, a collaboration on the sculptural parts of the “Acquatica” project by the architect Ugo La Pietra, joint winner of the first prize in the competition for a new portal, Magenta 52 gallery, a permanent collective work, Vimercate, Milan, Italy
The Stones of St. Piran, floating stones, Vernazza, La Spezia, Italy
Describing Earth, Frugone collections, Genoa Nervi museum complex, solo show, works illustrating the fable “The chestnut” by Mario Lodi, Italy
Nativity scenes, Cristina Busi Gallery, Chiavari, Genoa, Italy
Moscow Furniture Show, “The Chamber of Marvels”, organized by Artex, Florence, Italy

2003
Mask Off!, Magenta 52 gallery, Milan, Italy
Trisarte, M. Trucco Ceramics Museum, Albisola C., Italy
Stay at the centre, Palazzo Rocca, Chiavari, Genoa, Italy
Earth and Fire, art and ceramics in Italy, Charles, Quinte Palace, Brussels, Belgium
Group show at Gap’s Spazio, Asti, Italy

2002
Flower Art, Arenzano, Genoa, Italy
The Camouflaged Object, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
The Way of Art, Urbarte, interactive urban day, Albisola, Italy
The N. Poggi Circle of Friends of Ceramics and Master Ceramists, Castellamonte, Turin, Italy
The Camouflaged Object, Fatto ad Arte gallery, Monza, Italy

2000

Local Colours, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
Gulliver gallery, Marciana Marina, Livorno, Italy
Territories of Stone 2000, Cursi, Lecce, Italy
Art helps Art, curated by FAI, Savona, Italy
Iubilaeum Terrae, Civic Museum of Contemporary Art, Albisola Marina, Italy
Black and White, Fatto ad Arte gallery, Monza, Italy
The Way of Art, Paraxo cultural centre, interactive day, raku, Andora
Group show, Ceriale, Italy
Group show, Albisola Superiore, Italy
Third review, Albisola city of art and ceramics, Contemporary Art Museum, Albisola Marina, Italy
Down to Earth, Magenta 52 gallery, Milan, Italy


SOLO SHOWS

2014
Metamorfosi, hotel Cernia, Sant'Andrea – Isola d'Elba, Italia

2012
Panteofonia, Museo Nazionale delle Arti Applicate e del Design, Tallinn, Estonia

2009
Tales in stones... branches and leaves, solo show, TonHaus, Bolzano, Italy

2008
Stories in stone, solo show at MixCube, Vicenza, Italy

2006
Solo show at the Zambon head offices, Milan, Italy

2004
And the sun told its tale..., solo show, Spazio Nibe, Milan, Italy
The waves invited us to dance, solo show, Terre Rare gallery, Bologna, Italy
Flavours in Art, solo show, Gulliver gallery, Marciana Marina, Italy
Of earth and sea, solo show, curated by the Il Vicolo gallery, Genoa, at the
Giorgio Bonelli Cultural Centre, Albisola Marina, Italy
2002
“Naturable,” solo show, L’Olmocolmo gallery, Brescia, Italy

2000
Stones and Sirens, anthological solo show, Palazzo del Comune, Piadena, Cremona, Italy


PUBLIC WORKS

2014
Conception at MuSel, Sestri Levante, Italy

Funerary monument, Cavi di Lavagna, Italy

2007
Pebblestone Wall, Trigoso, Genoa, Italy

2003/2004
Funerary monument for the Aporti family, Lambrate, Milan, Italy

2002
Monumental fountain dedicated to the Resistance, Sestri Levante, Genoa, Italy

2000
Wall of Marvels, permanent work, Museum of Modern Art, Caltagirone, Italy