MADRAGOA
Enzo Cucchi
Morro D'Alba, 1949
About the Artist

In the late 1970s, Cucchi became one of the leading figures of Transavanguardia, a name coined by critic Achille Bonito Oliva to define the reintroduction of figuration into painting and sculpture, as a reaction to minimalism and conceptual rigour. Alongside Cucchi, the group was composed by Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Nicola De Maria, and Mimmo Paladino. The movement became known internationally in 1980 with a travelling exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, the Folkwang Museum in Essen and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and with its participation at Documenta 7 in 1982. 

Enzo Cucchi was born in Morro d’Alba, Italy in 1949 and actually he lives and works in Rome.

Since the 1970s, Cucchi has presented numerous solo exhibitions in institutions worldwide. Among these stand out the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1983), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1986), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1986), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München (1987), Wiener Secession, Vienna (1988), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (1992), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (1993), Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo (1996), Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg (1999), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (1999 and 2001), and Villa Medici, Rome (2006).

Portfolio

 

EC 30'3'2021.pdf
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Selected Exhibitions

 

MONTI SONO SANTI

Installation view at Galerie Paul Maenz, Kõln, Germany

September 12th - October 10th, 1980

 

ZEITGEIST

Installation view at Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

October 16th, 1982 - January 16th, 1983

 

Zeichnungen

Installation view at Gröninger Museum, Gröningen, Germany

September 3rd - October 10th, 1982

 

Zeichnungen

Installation view at Gröninger Museum, Gröningen, Germany

September 3rd — October 10th, 1982

 

Enzo Cucchi

Installation view at Centre George Pompidou — Musee national d’art Moderne, Galeries Contemporaines, Paris, France

June 4th — August 24th, 1986

 

Enzo Cucchi

Installation view at Centre George Pompidou — Musee national d’art Moderne, Galeries Contemporaines, Paris, France

June 4th — August 24th, 1986

 

PREHISTORY

Installation view at Guggenheim, New York, USA

May 6th - July 6th, 1986

 

PREHISTORY

Installation view at Guggenheim, New York, USA

May 6th - July 6th, 1986

 

PREHISTORY

Installation view at Guggenheim, New York, USA

May 6th - July 6th, 1986

 

Guida al Disegno

Installation view at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

January 18th — March 1st, 1987

 

43rd Biennale di Venezia

Installation view at Italian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

June 1st - November 1st, 1988

 

Enzo Cucchi

Installation view at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy,

1990

 

Enzo Cucchi/ Ettore Sottsass

Installation view at Galleria Civica d’arte Contemporanea Siracusa, Siracusa, Italy

2001

 

Enzo Cucchi

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

January 26th - March 9th, 2019

 

Enzo Cucchi

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

January 26th - March 9th, 2019

 

Enzo Cucchi

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

January 26th - March 9th, 2019