Alina Vergnano

5 June - 25 August , 2019

Galleri Thomassen is pleased to present Scattered, Alina Vergnano´s first solo exhibition at the gallery.
In Vergnano´s work, the mark – intentional and unintentional – is central. Through drawing, sculpture and painting she investigate its potential for expressing human emotions, thoughts and obsessions. The figure is present in most of her works where bodies are depicted as a whole or deconstructed into abstract traces. In Scattered, limbs and body parts are tangled, reaching out and touching each other, carrying a desire of knowing-oneself and ones shifting nature, to affirm identity and presence, in relation to the world.
Scattered
Scattered in a room
The soft flesh and the swirling hair,
The knots.
Hands, fingers, limbs
Reaching for everything
For proof of existence,
For presence and time.
Despair and delight
in finding yourself
naked and open.
Dichotomy
of cotton and stone
Rage and revolt
Sleep, abandon,
Melancholy and all.
– Alina Vergnano

 

 

Alina Vergnano (b. 1989 in Turin, Italy) lives and works in Gothenburg. She holds a BFA from the Europe Institute of Design, Turin, IT (2009 – 2012). Recent solo exhibitions; The Wall Project, Angelo Della Pergola Gallery, Milan, IT (2018), THIS HIDING PLACE, Limited Works, Copenhagen (2018), TIDES, Susan Petterson Gallery, Stockholm (2017), ISOLA/ISLAND, Video Installation, Live Artena, Artena IT (2016), RESTLESS DREAMER, STOCK 20 Kunsthallen, Taichung, Taiwan (2015), UNKNOWN LAND, Freedom Man Residency, Taichung, Taiwan (2015). Recent group exhibitions; ON AND ON AND ON, Gallery Thomassen (2018), ILIJA WYLLER, NIELS TRANNOIS, ALINA VERGNANO Curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi, Spazio Cabinet, Milan IT (2018), KONVERGENSER #3, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg (2017), LILLA GÖTEBORG, Raum Vollreinigung, Berlin DE (2017). Her work is represented in both private and public collections.