Gianfranco Meggiato

Gianfranco Meggiato

Born in 1963 in Venice, Gianfranco Meggiato continues to live and work in his hometown.

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Il Volo

Bronze sculpture

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

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Sfera Beatrix

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: D 40 cm - H 45 cm

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Triade

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 155 cm - Widht 30x30 cm
Year: 2015

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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 Quantica

Bronze sculpture

Height 52 cm - Diameter 45 cm

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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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Sfera Tensione con Sfera Mod. Cromato

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 46 cm - Width 40x40 cm
Year: 2014

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Il mio pensiero libero

Inox sculpture

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

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Vortice Energia

bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height: 66 cm - Width: 30x30 cm
Year: 2017

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Fuso Energia

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 155 cm - Width 25x25 cm
Year: 2017

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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".

Institutional Shows
2017
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
XI Florence Biennale, ITALY
Italian Capital of Culture for 2017, Pistoia, ITALY
2014
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
Participation in the 55th International Art Biennale of Venice, ITALY
2011
Participation in the 54th International Art Biennale of Venice , ITALY 2009
Exhibition of monumental works in “Plaza”, Milan, ITALY
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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