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Federico Pietrella
b. 1973, Rome

1987-1991 Liceo Artistico Via di Ripetta, Roma
1993-1998 Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Roma
1998 Erasmus: Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen

Federico Pietrella developed his unique style by using
acrylic on canvas as his medium of choice. From a distance, Pietrella’s incredibly detailed artworks form an image that does not seem as if they were executed in this way from close up. Pietrella has always been intrigued by the phenomenon of time and its monotony; as we don’t actually perceive its progression as steady movement. Time is a recurring theme in his practice, present in the work of abstract paintings, installations and sculptures. Melancholia and complex thoughts influenced and were expressed in his artworks.

His works have been exhibited in many spaces, in Italy and abroad, including: Italian Embassy in Berlin; MART, Rovereto; Villa Romana, Florence; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; American Academy, Rome; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne; Stadtgalerie, Kiel; Kunstlerhaus, Graz; ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe; Assab One, Milan; Villa Manin, Passariano di Codroipo; Trento Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art; National Gallery, Prague; National Gallery of Modern Art, Bologna; Adriano Olivetti Foundation, Rome; Pastificio Cerere Foundation, Rome; GNAM, Rome; Municipal Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome; Guang Dong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Italian Institute of Culture, London; Del Monte Foundation, Bologna

Public Collections
MART, Rovereto
Villa Romana, Florence
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino/Garene
American Academy in Rome
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
Kunstlerhaus, Graz
ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe
Assab One, Milan
Villa Manin, Passariano di Codroipo
National Gallery, Prague
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna
Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome
Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome
Guang Dong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
Institute of Italian Culture, London
Fondazione Smart, Rome
Fondazione Del Monte, Bologna
Collezione Farnesina, Rome
Italian Embassy in Berlin
Serlachius Museum Gösta, Mänttä


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