Born 1967 in Vicenza, Italy
He lives and works in Vicenza, Italy. Before attending the 'School of Visual Art' in New York (1990-1995), he worked for Casio in New York (1992-95).
Arcangelo Sassolino's work focuses on industrial processes and materials. His objects and installations explore mechanical behaviors, materials and physical properties of force. Each work takes careful planning and research and results in constructions that are stunning both in terms of their sheer physicality (material density, mechanical precision) and the forces (gravity, pressure, friction) which are applied by or to the object.
Selected exhibitions: Themes & Variations. From the mark to zero, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venezia (curator L.M. Barbero); Superdome, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (curator Marc-Olivier Wahler); Château de Tokyo/ Palais de Fontainebleau; Disarming Matter , Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg (curator Chris Sharp); Visionary Collection Vol.6 – Passage Tradition, Haus für Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst, Zurich; What you see is what you guess / Wysiwyg, FRAC, Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain Champagne – Ardenne, Reims (curator A. Pace).