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Demetz

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The link with places of origin is inseparable from and innate in Aron Demetz’s way of making art. Deeply rooted in sculptural tradition and having an expert knowledge of wood, this young artist from Alto Adige creates modern and revitalized sculpture and at the same time he is heir to a past intent on reaffirming the centrality of figuration. The human being is the focus of his research; the close study of  bodies, gazes and anthropological attitudes are taken as a basis for an in-depth analysis of contemporary moods. Powerfully expressive yet never aggressive-in fact, the artistic gesture is concise, terse, essential, vigorous but also delicate – the forms appear compact and static, light and sinuous. By a process of streamlining and polishing Demetz’s work rises above representation pure and simple to become actual emotional transfiguration. His choice of wood constitutes the principle feature, but also the starting point of his working method, which first takes the trunk of a tree – pine or cedar – and then moves on to include different materials and techniques, from the application of pale colours to silver leaf or sheets of aluminium, and in his most recent works, poured resin or beeswax.  

Exhibitions

Solo and group show (selection)

2018
Autarchia, curated by Alessandro Romanini, MANN - Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (IT)
Choice, Gallery Dukan, Leipzig (DE)
Aron Demetz, kuratiert von Sun Gallery, Center for the Arts, College of Social Science, and Koo Chen-Fu Memorial Library, National University of Taiwan (TW)

2017
Opening Contemporary, Galleria Davide Paludetto, Torino (IT)
The Game, Südtiroler Künstlerbund, Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana (IT)
Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative tradition, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, (USA)
Bronze, Steel and Stone II, Everard Read Gallery, London (UK)
Senza Frontiere - Premio Quarelli, Quarelli Parco d‘Arte, Roccaverano - Asti (IT)
Anillos Concéntricos, Fabrica de San Pedro Uruapan e Morella, Michoacán - Terreno Baldío Arte (MEX)
Il passo sospeso. Esplorazione del limite, Fondazione Ragghianti, Lucca (IT)
The Approach, Gazelli Art House, Baku (Azerbaijan)
Legno-Len-Holz, un itinerario nella scultura contemporanea, Gallery Civica, Trento (IT)
Sculptura, a cura di/curated by Günther Oberhollenzer, Gallery Doris Ghetta, Ortisei, (IT)
Varied Works, Mark Peet Visser Gallery, Knokke-Heist (BE)
Zwischen Himmel und Erde, Gallery Doris Ghetta Temporary in Munich, (D)
Arte e Tecnologia, un dialogo secolare, Zilart. Art & Machine, Moscow (RUS)
2016
Red Desert, the place where activism becomes attitude, curated by Flaminia Scauso, Gallery Artveras, Geneve (CH)
La Torre di Babele, curated by Pietro Gallianó, Ex Officine Lucchesi, Prato (IT)
Il peso di un pensiero, la forza di un’opera, curated by Alessandro d’Emma, certosa di S. Giacomo, Capri (IT)
Autark, Dell’autonomia della materia e della disciplina del pensiero e della mano. Aron Demetz and Robert Pan, curated by Alessandro Romanini, Galleria Ghetta, Ortisei (IT)
Garten 70 Jahre Südtiroler Künstlerbund, curated by Lisa Trockner, Hofburg , Brixen (IT)
Aron Demetz, curated by Davide Paludetto, Castello di Rivara, Rivara, (IT)
Aron Demetz - L Eco della Cenere, Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato, (MEX)
Malström - Aron Demetz, Gallery Oxholm, Kopenhagen (DK)

2015
Kunstnergruppen ISOTOP, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjorring (DK)
AraCor o l eco della cenere, curated by Edoardo Mier y Teran, Terreno Baldio Arte, Mexico City (MEX)
Memoridermata, Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals, (B)

2014
Arp Museum, Bahnhof Rolandseck (D)
Muse inquietanti, Goethe Gallery, Bolzano (IT)
 
2013
Keimzeit, curated by Alessandro Riva, Galleria Barbara Paci, Pietrasanta (IT)
The Tainted, Gazelli Art House London (GB)
 
2012
La Credenza dei Ricordi, curated by Stefano Stipitivich, Florian, Venezia (IT)
Aron Demetz Il Radicante, curated by Davide Pairone, Macro Mattatoio Pelanda, Roma (IT)
Panorama 4. Neue kunst in Südtirol, curated by Denis Isaia, Tobia Moroder, Christina Nägele and Lisa Trockner, Forte di Fortezza (IT)
Open Lab, curated by Alessandro Romanini, Piazza del Duomo, Pietrasanta (IT)
Aktuelle Positionen Italienischer Kunst, Premio Agenore Fabbri, curated by Peter Weiermair, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Donaueschingen, Permanente Milano, Roma (IT)
3D2D Trideimension Today, curated by Alessandro Romanini, Chiostro di St. Agostino, Pietrasanta (IT)

2011
La Natura Umana, curated by Wolfgang Haas, Galerie Cast Your Art, Wien (A)
Lo Stato dell’Arte – Padiglione Regione Trentino Alto Adige, 54° Biennale di Venezia, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Palazzo Trentini, Trento (IT)
Solide Fragilità (solo exhibition), curated by Luca Beatrice, Villa Bottini, Lucca (IT)
Progetto Scultura 2011, curated by Beatrice Buscaroli, Castel Sismondo, Rimini (IT)
Bildhauerei in Tirol, Südtirol undTrentino in den letzten 50 Jahren, curated by Peter Weiermair, Franzensfeste, Fortezza (IT)
Ladinia, curated by Dr. Herlinde Menardi, Tiroler Volkskundemuseum, Innsbruck (A)
Un giardino incantato, curated by Elisabeth Sarah Gluckstein, Giardino Storico Palazzo Soranzo Cappello, Venezia (IT)
Aron Demetz (solo exhibition), curated by, Danilo Eccher, Goethe Gallery, Bolzano (IT)
Messaggi dal Legno, curated by Associazione Olympus, Villa Manin, Passariano Udine (IT)
Premio Maretti Valerio Riva memorial 3a edizione, curated by Raffaele Gavarro, Centro per l arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (IT)

2010
Hybridität (solo exhibition), Gallery Artdepot, Innsbruck (A)
VII Biennale d’Arte di Postumia giovani, curated by Beatrice Buscaroli, Museo d’arte Contemporanea Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, Mantova (IT)
Tridimensions today, indagine sull arte plastica fra creazione e trasmissione del sapere, curated by Alessandro Romanini, Fondazione la Versiliana, Pietrasanta (IT)
Ritratti Italiani, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, auditorium di San Lorenzo, Cento (IT)
Quali cose siamo, III Triennale Design Museum, curated by Alessandro Mendini, Triennale del Design Milano (IT)
Ver-Wandlungen, Metamorphosen von Skulpturen im Wandel der Zeit, (solo exhibition), curated by Universität Innsbruck Institut für Kunstgeschichte Institut für Organisation und Lernen, Augustinermuseum Rattenberg (A)
Moderne Beeldhouwkunst uit Noord-Italië, curated by Carin Reinders, Museum Coda Apeldoorn (NL)

2009
Beauty Farm, la bellezza del corpo tra idealizzazione e ossessione, Fondazione Durini, Milano (IT)
Che cos’è la scultura moderna? (reprint), a curated by Luca Beatrice, Galleria Spiralearte, Pietrasanta (IT)
Corpus Maximus,Yarger/Strauss Contemporary, Los Angeles (US)
 53° Biennale di Venezia. Collaudi, curated by Beatrice Buscaroli and Luca Beatrice, Padiglione Italia Arsenale, Venezia (IT)
Anima dell’Acqua, Ca’ d’oro, Venezia (IT)

2008
Art Contemporaine Italienne, curated by di Luca Beatrice, Marlborough Gallery, Monaco (MC)
Aron Demetz (solo exhibition), Galleria Margini, Massa (IT)
Rumors, ex Aersenale Borgo Dora, Torino (IT)
Manifesta Parallelevents, Piazza S. Antonio, Ortisei (IT)
Love, frammenti visivi di un discorso amoroso, curated by Paolo Donini and Daniela del Moro, Gallerie civiche di Palazzo Ducale Pavullo, Modena (IT)
Inquietudini ed Equilibri, Roncaglia Biennale d’Arte, Rocca Estense San felice sul Panaro (IT)
Aron Demetz (solo exhibition), curated by Danilo Eccher, Pac, Milano (IT)
Aron Demetz – Elliott Erwitt, First Gallery, Roma (IT)

2007
Les fleurs du mal, curated by Danilo Eccher, Arcos Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Benevento (IT)
Arte e Omosessualità. Da Von Gloeden a Pierre & Gilles, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Palazzina Reale, Firenze (IT)
La nuova figurazione, to be continued…, curated by Chiara Canali, Fabbrica Borroni, Milano (IT)
Cujidures (solo exhibition), curated by Geor Mair, Museo Civico,Chiusa, Bolzano (IT)
Nuovi pittori della realtà, curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga, PAC, Milano (IT)
Nuova biennale del muro dipinto. XXI Edizione, curated by Marilena Pasquali, Rocca Sforzesca, Dozza, Bologna (IT)
58° Premio Michetti, nuovi realismi, curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Fondazione Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Chieti (IT)
Mostra censurata Arte e Omosessualità. Da Von Gloeden a Pierre & Gilles, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Palazzo della Ragione, Milano (IT)
La nuova scena artistica italiana, curated by Alessandro Riva, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (RC)
Italiana, curated by Alessandro Riva, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (RC)
Albemarle Gallery 10th anniversary show, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith, Albemarle Gallery, London (GB)
 
2006
Aron Demetz (solo exhibition), Museo Archeologico, Milano (IT)
Triptyque, Angers, (F)
Arte–Tempio / Kunst im Sakralraum, curated by Peter Weiermair, Palazzo Vescovile, Bressanone, Bolzano (IT)
Holzwege, curated by Andreas Ruess, Städtische Galerie die Fähre, Bad Saulgau (D)
Figurae, curated by Alberto Agazzani, Galleria Factory, Modena (IT)
Kunstkörperlich – Körperkünstlich, curated by André Lindhorst, Kunsthalle Domenikanerkirche, Osnabrück (D)
FORTE, Forte Arte, curated by Egon Dejori, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca (IT)
Terzo festival di ricerca sulla scultura, curated by Francesca Natoli and Antonio Grulli, Fortezza della Brunella di Aulla, Pietrasanta, Lucca (IT)
Material girls and boys, curated by Luca Beatrice, Galleria della Pina, Pietrasanta, Lucca (IT)
Quindici anni, curated by Massimo Caggiano, Arnaldo Romani Brizzi, Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati, Roma (IT)
Sui Generi. Figure in posa, curated by Alberto Agazzani, Galleria Le Muse, Andria, Bari (IT)
Aron Demetz (solo exhibition), Albemarle Gallery, London (GB)
 
2005
L’inquietudine del volto, da Lotto a Freud da Tiziano a De Chirico, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Sala Espositiva Bipitalia City, Lodi (IT)
Visionari Primitivi Eccentrici. Da Alberto Martini a Licini, Ligabue, Ontani, curated by Laura Gavioli, Galleria Civica di Palazzo Loffredo, Potenza (IT)
32° premio Sulmona 2005, Polo Museale Civico-Diocesano, ex Convento di Santa Chiara, Sulmona, L’Aquila (IT)
Mostra per il promontorio di Portofino, curated by Michela Papavassiliou, Petra Guerrini, Portofino, Genova (IT)
Appollo e Dionisio, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Palazzo Casali, Cortona, Arezzo (IT)
Chiaroscuro, curated by John Kirby, Angela Flowers, Art Gallery, London (GB)
What is realism?, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith, Alberarle Gallery, London (GB)
55º Rassegna Internazionale d’arte G.B. Salvi, curated by Mauro Corradini, Palazzo ex Pretura, Sassoferrato, Ancona (IT)
Miracolo a Milano, curated by Alessandro Riva, Palazzo della Ragione, Milano (IT)
Il ritratto interiore. Da Lotto a Pirandello, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Museo Archeologico Regionale di Aosta (IT)
Aron Demetz. In sé (solo exhibition), curated by Marco Tonelli, Galleria Il Polittico, Roma (IT)
Aron Demetz, Tradizione e Leggerezza (solo exhibition), curated by Beatrice Buscaroli, Galleria Forni, Bologna (IT)

2004
Aron Demetz (solo exhibition), curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, ex Chiesa di San Filippo Neri, Roma (IT)
Italian Factory, Sabbioneta, Mantova (IT)
Überblick 2004, Künstlersonderbund in Deutschland, Berlin (D)
Iconica, Arte Contemporanea e Archeologia, curated by Alessandro Riva, Selinunte, Sicilia (IT)
Triennale Ladina, Museum Ladin, San Martin De Tor, Val Badia (IT)
Per Amore - La raccolta Caggiano, complesso Santa Sofia, Salerno (IT)
La Ricerca dell’identità. Da Tiziano a De Chirico, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, complesso di Sant’Agostino, Ascoli Piceno (IT)
95 Ani Scola d’Ert Sëlva, Museum Ladin, San Martin De Tor, Val Badia (IT)
Aron Demetz, Galleria Davico, Torino (IT)
Re Aktion, Galerie der Kunstakademie, Nürnberg (D)
D’Haudrecy Art Gallery, Knokke (B)
XIV Esposizione Quadriennale d’Arte – Anteprima, Palazzo della Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Torino (IT)
 
2003
After the Fair, Galerie Tammen & Busch, Berlin (D)
La Ricerca dell’identità. Da Antonello a De Chirico, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Albergo delle Povere, Palermo (IT)
La Ricerca dell’Identità. Da Tiziano a De Chirico, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Castel Sant’Angelo, Cagliari (IT)
Italian Factory. La nuova scena artistica italiana, curated by Alessandro Riva, Palazzo della Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Torino (IT)
Italian Factory. La nuova scena artistica italiana, Palazzo del Parlamento, Strasbourg (F)
Italian Factory. La nuova scena artistica italiana, in Extra 50, Istituto di Santa Maria della Pietà, Venezia (IT)
Scena muta, dialoghi fra figure lontane, Galleria Entroterra, Milano (IT)
Proposte, Galleria Forni, Bologna (IT)
Solitudini, Kreis Galerie, Nürnberg (D)
Simposio di scultura, Toyama (JP)
Unika, Daetz-Centrum, Lichtenstein (D)

2002
Museo Tattile Omero, curated by Marco Di Capua, Ancona (IT)
Premio giovani 2002 – Scultura, curated by Carlo Lorenzetti, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Roma (IT)
Unika, Ortisei, Bolzano (IT)
Galerie Tammen & Busch, Berlin (D)
Nuova Scultura Italiana, curated by Alessandro Riva, Galleria Il Polittico, Roma (IT)
Galleria Forni, Bologna (IT)
Galerie Prom, München (D)
 

Biography

Aron Demetz was born 1972 in Sterzing. 1986–93 Art Institute of Selva Val Gardena; 1995–97 Collaboration with the sculptor Willy Verginer; 1997–98 Academy of Fine Arts Nürnberg with prof. Christian Höpfner; 2010–13 Professor of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara; Demetz lives and works in Selva di Val Gardena, Bolzano.

 
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