Umberto Ciceri

Umberto Ciceri was born in Milan and now lives and works in Barcelona.

Active in the art world since 2007, he cultivates his creativity around patterns and textures, developing his personal research on neurophysiology and colours atomic physics. Ciceri’s artistic practice is divided into two main axes, different in content and representation techniques. One has social purposes and uses sound installations, video projections and performance. The other is based on neuroaesthetic studies, a personal evolution of kinetic technique which gets people to move in front of the work in a ritual perceptive of temporal coincidence, named Hypertrait.


The constant element in the video installations is the association and ambiguity between the high definition of the text to be read and the low definition of the images to be watched. The artist records with an HD video camera but purposely films out of focus, encouraging an emotional contrast between the descriptive logic of the words in focus and the logic of the sensation in the blurry films: the entire work indeed hinges on these ethical and aesthetic ambiguities.


In the works based on neuroaesthetic studies, “moving” in antithesis to immobility acquires an existential meaning: regeneration against stasis, the Passage has risen to evolutional model. The shifted motion of the spectators is thus the motion of the works in which they are reflected. This plunges into the substance of seeing, extracted chromatic core samples, millimetre by millimetre, from the main body of the images to the search for the indivisible, balance out the optical and kinetic representations, which reverberate on the surface of our vision.
A walkthrough through the labyrinthine abstractions of every common existence dominated by fate enhance the wonder and the hidden drama behind every provisional state of harmony.


Umberto Ciceri is represented by international galleries, took part in the 54th Venice Biennale of Art in the Italian Pavilion, and his works are in prestigious private collections around the world.

Education

Studies in Milan : Fine art high school and mayors in Fashion Design University. Carrier in fashion (1981-2006)

Solo Exhibitions

2020

-“DEMO OF BALANCE IN A STATE OF GRACE” (SOLO SHOW) curator Angelo Crespi

Viewing room - Liquid Art System
2018

-“HUMAN FIGHTS RIGHTS LIGHTS”- (SOLO SHOW)- 10 December 2018 /31 January in support of Amnesty International - Senesi Contemporanea Gallery - London, UK
- “HUMAN FIGHTS RIGHTS LIGHTS”- (SOLO SHOW), In support of Amnesty International – Liquid Art System Gallery- LA REGGIA DI CASERTA Caserta, Italy
- “LA COSA PIU’ INSENSATA DA FARE E’ RIMANERE IMMOBILI” (SOLO SHOW) Liquid Art System - Positano, Italy
- “THE BEAUTIFUL EYE SERIES: RAMON y CAJAL TRIBUTE (SOLO SHOW) Studio D’Azeglio - Arte Fiera Off, Bologna, Italy
- “ FIGHTERS” (SOLO SHOW) Martina Kaiser Contemporary Art - Cologne ,Germany –
2017
- “HUMAN”(Dance company Kor’sia) Abierto en canal - Teatros del Canal – Madrid, Spain
2015
- PROMENADE (SOLO SHOW) Martina Kaiser Contemporary Art Cologne, Köln, Germany
2014
- HI-FIGHTS (SOLO SHOW) Martina Kaiser Contemporary Art- Köln, Germany
2013
- E DELL’ARNO ALTO TESORO (Light Performance Site Spacific) Museo Nazionale del Bargello – Florence, Italy
2012
- L.OV.E. Landscapes Of Versicolour Existance (SOLO SHOW) MARTINA KAISER Contemporary Art Cologne, Köln, Germany

2011
- ARTEFIERA OFF “THE BIG DRAWING” (site specific) loft Be20 - Bologna , Italy
- “INEVITABLE ABSTRACTIONS” (solo show) - White Room Gallery – Positano, Italy
2010
- ARTEFIERA-OFF “SPIN LIFE” (SITE SPECIFIC) PALAZZO ZAMBECCARI - Bologna, Italy
- “SPIN- LIFE” (SOLO SHOW) Gallery Ralph Schriever, curated by Angelo Mancini – Köln, Germany
2009
- “REVOLUTIONS” (SOLO SHOW) curated by di Chiara Canali L’ARIETE ARTECONTEMPORANEA - Bologna, Italy
2007
- “ART IN PROGRESS” VIDEO-INTERVIEW LEONARDO SKY ARTE curated by Donatella Corrado, Milan

Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2019
- EX VOTO per arte ricevuta (GROUP SHOW) MUSEO MARINO MARINI. Firenze – Curatore Angelo Crespi
- L.O.V.E. landscape of Versicolour Existence (DUO SHOW) FLORA BOTANISCHEN GARDEN
Martina Kaiser Contemporary Art Cologne, Köln, Germany
- BLOOM inno alla gioia (DUO SHOW) THE BEAUTIFUL EYES SERIES Curated by Umberto Ciceri - Studio D’Azeglio - Arte Fiera Off,
Bologna, Italy
2018
- SALON DE ROT (GROUP SHOW) Martina kaiser Contemporary Art Gallery Cologne, Burgrieden, Germany
- RAID “MANUMISSION MOTEL , “(GROUP SHOW) Bologna, Italy
2017
- RAID ”La Ricreazione “(GROUP SHOW) Fat Ass- Torino ,Italy
- RAID “Sfornare Mondi “(GROUP SHOW) Milan, Italy
2016
- SHADES OF BLUE (GROUP SHOW) - Opera Gallery, Principato di Monaco
2015
- CUTTING EDGE (GROUP SHOW) Opera Gallery, Singapore
2014
- VISIONS OF ABSTRACTION (GROUP SHOW) Opera Gallery, Dubai
2013
- ANDANTE Showcase Italian Artists (GROUP SHOW) Italian Cultural Institute - Consolate General of Italy- Hong Kong
- NOWNESS International Contemporary Collection (GROUP SHOW) Opera Gallery – Cannes, France
- ENTERING ABSTRACTION (GROUP SHOW) Opera Gallery- Geneva, Swizerland
- CONTEMPORARY ICONS (GROUP SHOW ) Opera Gallery- Oslo
-Thirty pieces of abstract artists - Text by Julia M. Ciarlo-, Opera Gallery

2012
- GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG (GROUP SHOW)
Martina Kaiser Contemporary Art Cologne, Köln, Germany
- WHITE ROOM meets WHITE ROOM (GROUP SHOW)White Room Art System Contemporary Art, Capri, Italy
2011
- 54 BIENNALE D’ARTE DI VENEZIA Padiglione italia (GROUP SHOW) Torino Esposizioni – Sala Nervi – Turin, Italy
- “BEAUTY WITHOUT LINE” (GROUP SHOW) WHITE ROOM gallery – Positano, Italy
- “PHOTO” homage to Andres Serrano (GROUP SHOW) gallery L’ARIETE ARTECONTEMPORANEA – Bologna, Italy
- “ARTERACTIVE” E-FESTIVAL (GROUP SHOW) curated by Chiara Canali URBAN CENTER – Milano, Italy
2009
- “ORDER WITHOUT BORDER” (TWO SOLO SHOW) curated by Angelo Mancini SPAZIO 2bo – Bologna, Italy
- “STATES OF GRACE” (TWO SOLO SHOW) Umberto Ciceri curated by Chiara Canali – Capri, Italy
- “ORDER WITHOUT BORDER” (TWO SOLO SHOW) curated by Angelo Mancini SPAZIO 2bo – Bologna, Italy
2008
- “ORDER WITHOUT BORDER” (TWO SOLO SHOW) curated by Angelo Mancini SPAZIO 2bo – Bologna, Italy

2019
- MUSEUM VILLA ROT (GROUP SHOW) Martina kaiser Contemporary Art, Cologne, Burgrieden, Germany
- ART MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System - Miami Beach, Fl, Usa
2018
- ART MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System - Miami Beach, Fl, Usa
- MUSEUM VILLA ROT (GROUP SHOW) Martina kaiser Contemporary Art, Cologne, Burgrieden, Germany

2017
- CONTEXT ART MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System- Miami Beach, Fl, Usa
- CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System – Istanbul, Turkey
- ART NEW YORK Art Fair (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System- New York ,Usa

2016
- CONTEXT ART MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System - Miami Beach, Fl, Usa
- CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System
Istambul, Turkey
- SCOPE NEW YORK Art Fair (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System - New York, Usa
2015
- CONTEXT ART MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System -Miami Beach, Fl, Usa
- CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR( GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System –Istanbul, Turkey
- ART TAIPEI (GROUP SHOW) Opera Gallery-Taipei
- PAD PARIS ART FAIR (GROUP SHOW) Opera Gallery – Paris, France
2014
- CONTEXT ART MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System- Miami Beach, Fl, Usa
- CONTEMPORARY ISTAMBUL INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System, Istanbul, Turkey
- SCOPE NEW YORK (GROUP SHOW) WHITE ROOM - Liquid Art System- New York, Usa
- ART WYNWOOD MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) Liquid Art System -Miami Beach, Fl, Usa
2013
- CONTEXT ART MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) White Room-Liquid Art System- Miami Beach , Fl, Usa
- CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR (GROUP SHOW) White Room -Liquid Art System Istanbul
- SCOPE ART SHOW NEW YORK (GROUP SHOW) White Room Art System Contemporary Art- New York, Usa
2012
- CONTEXT ART MIAMI (SOLO SHOW) White Room Art System - Miami Beach ,Fl, Usa
- SCOPE ART SHOW MIAMI (GROUP SHOW) White Room Art System - Miami Beach ,Fl, Usa
- ART FAIR COLOGNE (GROUP SHOW) MARTINA KAISER Contemporary Art Cologne, Köln
- ART KYIV Contemporary (solo show) Mystetskyi Arsenal Kiev White Room Art System Contemporary Art ,Kiev
- ARTEFIERA (GROUP SHOW) Gallery L’ARIETE ARTECONTEMPORANEA - Bologna, Italy
2011
- ARTEFIERA (GROUP SHOW) gallery L’ARIETE ARTECONTEMPORANEA - Bologna, Italy
- ARTEFIERA OFF “THE BIG DRAWING” (site specific) loft Be20 - Bologna , Italy
- ARTVERONA (GROUP SHOW) gallery L’ARIETE ARTECONTEMPORANEA - Verona, Italy

2010
- ARTEFIERA (GROUP SHOW) gallery L’ARIETE ARTECONTEMPORANEA - Bologna, Italy
- ARTEFIERA-OFF “SPIN LIFE” (SITE SPECIFIC) PALAZZO ZAMBECCARI - Bologna, Italy
- MIART (GROUP SHOW) MILANO gallery L’ARIETE ARTECONTEMPORANEA Bologna, Italy
- ARTFAIR 21 (GROUP SHOW) Gallery Ralph Schriever – Köln, Germany
2009
- “THE MAGIC BATON” (SOLO SHOW)- ARTEFIERA OFF - Bologna
- ARTEFIERA (GROUP SHOW) gallery L’Ariete Arte Contemporanea - Bologna
- MIART (SOLO SHOW) L’Ariete Arte Contemporanea - MILANO
- ART VERONA (GROUP SHOW) L’Ariete Arte Contemporanea - Verona
2008
- FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA REGGIO EMILIA 2008 (GROUP SHOW) Comune di Reggio Emilia, Italy
- ART VERONA (GROUP SHOW) gallery L’Ariete Arte Contemporanea – Verona,Italy

Publications
-2019-
“HUMAN fights rights lights”
video trilogia della Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti Umani del 1948 con il patrocinio di Amnesty International

ed. 300 firmate
Liquid Art System
Grafiche Metelliana
Salerno 2019
-2013-
Una sera in Camerata
“E DELL’ARNO ALTO TESORO”
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Rinnovata Accademia dei Generosi

Tipografia Grevigiana
Greve in Chianti 2013
-2012-
“HYPERTRAIT”
a cura di Angelo Mancini
Liquid Art System
Giunti Editore
Firenze 2012
-2011-
“ARTERACTIVE” Arte, interattività e reti sociali
a cura di Chiara Canali
Associazione Culturale Art Company, Milano
Milano 2011
-2009-
UMBERTO CICERI “THE MAGIC BATON”
ed. 500 –
galleria L’ARIETE
testi di Pierdamiano Ori, scrittore
Angelo Mancini, filosofo
Luigi Pedone, Giudice
Piero Barboni Oftalmologo
Valerio Carelli, neurogenetista
Bologna 2009

"Eudaimonia”

Optic lens - Stainless steel - Wood - Inkjet Ultrachrome K3 on photographic paper

170 x 110 cm

2015

"Peaceful Demonstration”

Optic lens - Stainless steel - Wood - Inkjet Ultrachrome K3 on photographic paper

110 x 110 cm

2015