EL GATO CHIMNEY

El Gato Chimney, Mimesis, 2015, mix media on cotton paper, 100x70 cm

EL GATO CHIMNEY

El Gato Chimney was born in 1981 in Milan, where he lives and works.

Self-taught, with a background as a street artist abandoned in favor of a more introspective exploration in the studio, he dedicates his time to the research of a wide variety of subjects: primitive and sacred art, esoterism and spiritualism, folklore, magical realism in literature.

He has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, such as Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Stephen Romano Gallery, New York; Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles; Musei Capitolini –  Centrale Montemartini, Rome; Museo D’Arte Contemporanea MADRE, Naples; Museo Della Permanente, Milan; Summerhall, Edinburgh;  Triennale Di Milano, Milan; and has participated in international art fairs, including Art Aqua, Miami; Arte Fiera, Bologna; The Metro Show, New York; Scope, New York.

Among the publications: Arte Contemporanea Volume 7 “Ambienti” (Electa per Repubblica – L’Espresso, 2008, Italy); The Encyclopedia Of Fernal Affairs (2015, France); Hunt And Gather (Mark Batty Publisher, 2010, Unite d States); Los Colores Del Underground (Astiberri, 2009, Spain).

Solo Exhibitions

2015
PRETERNATURAL HISTORY – Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano , Cur. Michela D’Acquisto
DE RERUM NATURA – Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2014

METAPSYCHIC PATHS – Combustion Espontanea Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2013
CROSSROADS – Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Cur. Michela D’Acquisto

2011

DOUBLE FANTASY – Studio D’Arte Fioretti, Bergamo, Cur. Ivan Quaroni

2010

STEAM BOX – Two Windows Project, Berlin, Germany, Cur. Gregory Teodory
STEAM FUNFAIR – Avantgarden Gallery, Milano, Cur. Fiammetta De Michele

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
LEXICON INFERNALI – Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
OPUS HYPNAGOGIA: Sacred Space of the Visionary and Vernacular – Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA, Cur. Stephen Romano
MAPPA DELL’ARTE NUOVA, Collezione Benetton – Fondazione Cini, Venezia, Cur. Luca Beatrice
NOT MAN THE LESS, BUT NATURE MORE – Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK, Cur. M. D’Acquisto and H. Yeoman
LA FAMOSA INVASIONE DEGLI ARTISTI A MILANO – Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Cur. L. Beatrice and I. Quaroni
PRAESTIGIUM ITALIA – IMAGO MUNDI, Collezione Benetton – Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Cur. Luca Beatrice

2014
ABUNDANTIA CORNU COPIAE – Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
IN MISSA INTERFECTIONIS – Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
MYSTERIUM COSMOGRAPHICUM – Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
MAL D’AFRICA – Ego Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

2013
IMMAGINI D’IO – Triennale di Milano, Milano, Cur. A. Guerriero and A. Mendini
THE ECONOMICS OF ART – Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA, Cur. B. Schuman-Stoler and P. Hull
ALIENS – Palazzo Vernazza, Lecce, Cur. E-lite Studiogallery and Frattura Scomposta
THE SPRING SHOW – Stattbad, Berlin, Germany, Cur. Giacomo Spazio
SURREALITY SHOW – Officina delle Zattere, Venezia, Cur. Sofia F. Micciche’ and Julie Kogler

2012
COEXIST – E-lite Studiogallery, Lecce, Cur. Ivan Quaroni
SUBTERRANEAN MODERN – The Don Gallery, Milano, Cur. Giacomo Spazio
PAST FORWARD – Museo Civico, Bassano Del Grappa (VI), Cur. Giovanni Cervi
POP SURREALISM-STAY FOOLISH! – Museo Casa Del Conte Verde in Rivoli, Torino, Cur. A.Icardi, A.Mazzanti
CASOLI PINTA – Biennale Nazionale di Pittura Murale – Palazzo Ducale, Atri (TE), Cur. M.C.Ricciardi

2011
INTO THE FUTURE – Musei Capitolini – Centrale Montemartini, Roma, Cur. Andrea Oppenheimer
SANRIO FOR SMILES – Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain, Cur. Christian Gancitano
ITALIAN POP SURREALISM – Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Roma, Cur. Andrea Oppenheimer
VULPES PILUM MUTARE – Museo Civico, Bassano Del Grappa (VI), Cur. C. Lio
BRAND NEW ART – Mambo – Villa Delle Rose, Bologna, Cur. L.Beatrice
BRAND NEW ART – Museo del Palazzo della Penna, Perugia, Cur. L.Beatrice
TWENTY CENTURY MIRABILIA – Avantgarden Gallery, Milano

2010
BRAND NEW ART – Museo Della Permanente, Milano
LA FORMA DELLE RETI – Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica Leonardo da Vinci, Milano
HUNT & GATHER – Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, Cur. Tina Ziegler
AMBIGUOUS PAINTING – Galleria Spazioinmostra, Milano, Cur. Ivan Quaroni
OLTRE IL MURO – Galleria Civica di Bolzano, Bolzano, Cur. Alessandro Mantovani

2009
BREAKIN WALLS – Museo Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Milano, Cur. Alessandro Mantovani
IL CANTO DELLA TERRA – Città di Castellamonte, Cur. Vittorio Amedeo Sacco
MODART MAGAZINE GROUP SHOW – Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, Cur. Harlan Levey
AUTORITRATTI 44+1 – The Don Gallery, Milano, Cur. Marina Alessi
SOPRA IL SOTTO “Manhole art” – Superstudio Più, Milano, Cur. Davide Giannella
URBAN SUPERSTAR – Museo D’arte Contemporanea MADRE, Napoli, Cur. David Vecchiato
STREET WITHOUT WALL – Museo della Misericordia, Firenze, Cur. Chiara Canali

2008
VIA BRICK LANE E1 – Bricklane Gallery, London, Cur. Federico Fabbri
SCALA MERCALLI – Auditorium della Musica, Roma, Cur. Gianluca Marziani
AMAZE/2008 – Sint-Niklaas , Belgium, Cur. Sztuka Fabryka

2007
INCONTEMPORANEA 01 – Triennale di Milano, Milano
PP BEAR – Art Taipei, Taipei

2006
BOVISA IN LINEA – Triennale di Milano-Bovisa, Milano, Cur. Alessandro Mininno
MORE – Group show – Fiera Campionaria di Milano, Milano, Cur. Maurizio Cocchi

2005
URBAN EDGE SHOW – Spazio P4, Milano, Cur. Bo130 e Microbo
STREET VIRUS – Ready Made Studio, Milano, Cur. Alessandro Mininno

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