Gianfranco Meggiato

Gianfranco Meggiato

Born in 1963 in Venice, Gianfranco Meggiato lives and works in his hometown.

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Artworks

Il Volo

Aluminium sculpture

Dimensions: Height 200 cm - Width 80 cm - Depth 80 cm

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Taurus

Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: Height 102 cm - Width 30x30 cm

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Sfera Beatrix

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 45 cm - Width 40x40
Year: 2019

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Sfera Artemide

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 40 cm - Height 45 cm

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Incontro

bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 140 cm - Widht 58x33 cm
Year: 2018

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Sfera Cabala

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 65 cm - Width 60x00 cm
Year: 2016

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Il Volo

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 105 cm - Widht 30x30 cm
Year: 2018

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Sfera Antares

bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 45 cm - Width 40x40 cm
Year: 2016

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Il Soffio della Vita

Aluminum sculpture

Dimensions: Height 300 cm x Depth 90 cm
Base: Height 90 cm x Diameter 90 cm
Year 2018

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L'attimo Fuggente

bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 90 cm - Width 30x30 cm
Year: 2018

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Sfera Cuore

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 50 cm - Width 45x45 cm
Year: 2018

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Uccello di Fuoco

Bronze sculpture

Dimension: Height 110 cm - Width 30x30 cm
Year: 2018

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Sfera Altair

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 48 cm - Width 45x45 cm
Year: 2018

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Il mio pensiero libero

inox sculpture

Dimensions: Height 300 cm - Width 90x90 cm
Year: 2014

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Il soffio della vita

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 101 cm - Width 24,5 x 24,5 cm
Year: 2018

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Doppia Piramide

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 150 cm - Width 30x30 cm
Year: 2017

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Mizar

bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height: 73 cm - Width: 45x45 cm
Year: 2017

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Cubo con cubo

bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 35 cm - Width 30x30 cm
Year : 2016

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Disco Orione

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 210 cm - Width 130x130 cm
Year: 2016

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Il mio pensiero libero

Inox sculpture

Dimensions: Height 188 cm - Width 50x50 cm
Year: 2016

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Gianfranco Meggiato Curriculum

Gianfranco Meggiato was born on August 26, 1963 in Venice, where he studied stone, bronze, wood and ceramics sculpture at the Istituto Statale d’Arte.
At the age of 16 and then 21, he was selected by the Municipality of Venice to exhibit his works at the Galleria Comunale Bevilacqua La Masa in San Marco Square, where he presented three sculptures in Vicenza stone and semi-refractory clay.
In his work, Meggiato gets inspiration from great masters of the 20th century: Brancusi for his pursuit of the essential, Moore for the inside-outside relationship in his sculptures about maternity, Calder for the sense of space. Space, in fact, is a real element in Meggiato's work and empty parts become just as important as full parts.
The artist shapes his sculptures inspired by biomorphic tissue and the labyrinth, symbolizing the tortuous path of humanity looking for its essence, and revealing his precious soul. Meggiato thus invents the concept of “introsculpture” in which the observer point of view is drawn towards the inner part in the artwork, not only restricting on the surface. «On a formal level, space and light don't define the work, sliding over it as if it were in-the-round; they indeed penetrate inside it, wrapping its lattices and tangles, reaching the central sphere point as as a quintessential point of arrival»
Starting from 1998, Meggiato has taken part in many exhibitions and art fairs all over the world, including USA, Canada, Great Britain, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Principality of Monaco, Ukraine, Russia, India, China, Arab Emirates, Kuwait, South Korea, Singapore, Taipei, Australia.
In 2007 he exhibited monumental sculptures at OPEN 10 International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, in Venice; between 2007 and 2009 he was active with many personal exhibitions as in the National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome; Palazzo Senato in Milan; Museo Correr (Marciana Library) in Venice. In 2009 he was at the Exhibition of Monumental Sculptures “Plaza” Milan, 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 2010 he put an installation of a monumental sphere on the Breath Building GEOX, Milan and he was asked to propose a solo exhibition at UBS BANK, Lugano. In 2011 and 2013 he was invited to exhibit his artworks at the Venice Biennale. In 2012, during Art Bre at Cap Martin, his Sfera Enigma (6 meters height) was presented to Prince Albert of Monaco and then installed at the port of Monte Carlo.
In 2014 the Lu.C.C.A. Center of Contemporary Art held a solo exhibition and invited him to participate in the collective “The restless twentieth century Vedova, Vasarely, Christo, Cattelan, Hirst and the Genesis of Third Millenium ”.
In December 2016 he exhibited a monumental sculpture Sirio Sphere (2 meters of diameter) in the Bayfront Park in Miami.
In February 2017 a retrospective with more than 50 artworks was inaugurated at the Nuova Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice; in the same year, in June, the MARCA museum of Catanzaro presented a great exhibition about his work, in four of the most important locations in the city: MARCA, Scolacium, MUSMI and MARCA Open with the “Garden of the Silent Muses”: an installation with a diameter of 20 meters hosting 8 monumental sculptures in a labyrinth composed of 4000 juta sandbags. “My Free Thought", 3,00 mt. High, was the most majestic piece: he was located permanently in the International Sculpture Park, near a Tony Cragg's sculpture.
In August 2017 he made the scenography for the Opera "CARMEN" for the Scolacium Archaeological Park. In the same month Meggiato was selected to exhibit for the 20th anniversary of OPEN 20 International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, in Venice in conjunction with the Venice Film Festival. In October 2017 Gianfranco Meggiato received the prestigious ICOMOS-UNESCO award for having masterly combined the ancient and contemporary style in sculptural installations of strong evocative power and aesthetic value. More over, in the same month, in Pistoia - Italian Capital of Culture 2017-, he was invited to exhibit in the cathedral square with its installation “My Free Thought -The Silent Muses".

2018

”La Spirale della Vita”, Manifesta 12 Collateral, Biennale Nomade Europea di Arte Contemporanea e Cultura, Palermo/ Palermo Capitale Italiana della Cultura 2018, I Design, ITALIA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, USA
Art Stage Singapore, Palma Art Gallery, SINGAPORE/Art Palm Beach, Boccara Art Gallery, Ransom Gallery, Palm Beach, USA/Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary, Boccara Art Gallery, Palm Beach, USA/Art New York, Boccara Art Gallery, New York, USA/Art Boca Raton, Boccara Art Gallery, New York, USA/ Art Miami, Boccara Art Gallery, New York, USA

2017

Mostra Personale nel Parco Internazionale della scultura Marca Open ”Il Giardino delle Muse Silenti”, esposizione al Museo Marca, al Museo Musmi, Catanzaro e al Parco Archeologico Scolacium, Borgia, ITALIA
XI Florence Biennale, Firenze, ITALIA
Exhibition GENESIS, Orler Gallerie d’Arte, Venezia, ITALY
Exhibition “The Garden of the Silents Muses” MARCA Museum, Catanzaro, ITALY
OPEN20, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice, ITALY
UNESCO-ICOMOS SPECIAL AWARD FOR ART
Italian Capital of Culture for 2017, Pistoia, ITALY
Arte Fiera Bologna, Mazzoleni Arte, Bologna, ITALIA/Scope New York, Ransom Art Gallery, Boccara Art Gallery, New York, USA/Sofa Chicago, Ransom Art Gallery, Chicago, USA/Scope Miami Beach, Ransom Art Gallery, Boccara Art Gallery, Miami, USA

2016

”Sfera Sirio” d 200 cm, Bayfront Park, Miami, USA
Arte Fiera Bologna, Mazzoleni Arte, Bologna, ITALIA/MiArt, Mazzoleni Arte, Milano, ITALIA/Art Taipei, Opera Gallery, Taipei/Art Verona, Mazzoleni Arte, Verona, ITALIA/BAF Bergamo Arte Fiera, Mazzoleni Arte, Bergamo, ITALIA/ArtePadova, Mazzoleni Arte, Torino, ITALIA/Context Art Miami, Liquid Art System, Valli Art Gallery, Miami, USA/Scope Miami Beach, Ransom Art Gallery, Miami, USA

2015

Art Paris, Art and Space Gallery, Parigi, FRANCIA/Art Palm Beach, Pashmin Art Gallery, Miami, USA/Art Stage Singapore, Opera Gallery, SINGAPORE/Art Verona, Mazzoleni Arte, Verona, ITALIA/BAF Bergamo Arte Fiera, Mazzoleni Arte, Bergamo, ITALIA /ArtePadova, Mazzoleni Arte, Padova, ITALIA

2014

”INQUIETO NOVECENTO” nel Museo di Arte Contemporanea Lucca, ITALIA
Campanile di Michelangelo, Galleria d’Arte Enrico Paoli, Pietrasanta, ITALIA
Yact and Art, Continental Art Gallery, MONTECARLO
IV edition of the Month of Culture and Italian Language in the Principality of Monaco, Montecarlo
Installation of the monumental sculpture “ Sphere Enigma” h 6 m in the port of Montecarlo
Personal exhibition “The Freedom of Matter” in the Museum of Contemporary Art LUCCA, ITALY
Exhibition “THE RESTLESS TWENTIETH CENTURY” in the Museum of Contemporary Art LUCCA, ITALY

2013

55° Biennale Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia, ITALIA
“Art Nocturnal, 5 Elements” Montecarlo, MONACO
Arte Padova, Padova, ITALIA/KIAF, Seoul, COREA/Art Monaco, Montecarlo, MONACO/Art Beijing, Pechino, CINA/Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, CINA

2012

Due ”Doppia Sfera” Hotel Ergife, Roma, ITALIA/ ”Sfera con Sfera” Seoul, COREA /“Sfera Enigma” d.480cm h.600cm, con la presenza del Principe Carlo Alberto di Monaco, Cap Martin, FRANCIA
Rubliovka, Art and Space Gallery , Mosca, RUSSIA/Centro di Nanotecnologia della Federazione Russa: Rusnano, Art and Space Gallery ,Mosca, RUSSIA
Arte Padova, Padova/Fine Art Show Los Angeles, Los Angeles USA/ ArtExpo New York, New York, USA/Art Beijing, Pechino, CINA/ KIAF, Seoul, COREA/ Art Shanghai, Shanghai, CINA

2011

Partecipazione alla 54° Biennale Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia, ITALIA
Exhibition of monumental works in “Plaza”, Milan, ITALY
Art Manege, Moscow, RUSSIA/ Art Toronto, Toronto, CANADA/ Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, CINA/Art Beijing, Pechino, CINA/ Arte Padova, Padova / Lille Art Fair, Lille/ Art Madrid, Madrid, SPAGNA/ Art Monaco, Montecarlo, MONACO/ Art Expo Arezzo, Arezzo/ India Art Summit, New Delhi, INDIA/

2010

UBS Bank, Lugano, SVIZZERA
”Sfera con Sfera” posta nella facciata del palazzo Geox, via Torino a Milano, ITALIA
Art Manege, Moscow, RUSSIA/Art Canton, Guangzhou, CINA/ Beijing Art Expo, Pechino, CINA/ Art Dubai, Dubai, EMIRATI ARABI UNITI / Lineart Ghent, Ghent, BELGIO/Salon d’Automne, Luxembourg, LUSSEMBURGO /Open Art Fair Utrecht, Utrecht, OLANDA

2009

PLAZA: OLTRE IL LIMITE 1989-2009, Milano museo a cielo aperto: l’arte contemporanea per il XX anniversario della caduta del muro di Berlino, ITALIA/Kuwait City con il patrocinio dell’Ambasciata Italiana,
Kuwait City, KUWAIT
Red Gallery con il patrocinio dell’Ambasciata Italiana, Dubai, EMIRATI ARABI UNITI
”Stratosferica” Torre dell’Orologio " Palazzo Anselmi, Leonart Gallery, Vittorio Veneto, ITALIA
Arte Lisboa Contemporary Art Fair, Lisbona, PORTOGALLO / Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, GERMANIA/ Salon de l’Art Contemporain Luxembourg, LUSSEMBURGO/ Lineart Ghent, Ghent, BELGIO/

2008

Solo exhibition in National Museum of Musical Instruments, Rome, ITALY
Solo exhibition in Palazzo del Senato, Milan, ITALY
Solo exhibition in Salone Monumentale della Bibioteca Marciana, Correr Museum, Venice, ITALY

2007

OPEN10, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice, ITALY

2006

Exhibition “La Leggerezza della Scultura”, Town of Turin, ITALY

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