Fabio Marco Pirovino – Party Povera


Friday September 14, 2012

h 6.30 pm

The Swiss Institute of Rome -  Via del Vecchio Politecnico 3 – Milan

For his solo show at the Milan branch of the ISR, Fabio Marco Pirovino presents a new site-specific project. Seven movable walls (4,5 x 2,78 x 0,50 m each) create an autonomous and composable space and support set up solutions that are always different. The walls will be moved 7 times over the course of the exhibition, following 7 different solutions and creating a unique experience each time. On each module, 7 drawings in A4 format from a series of a total of 49 new drawings by the artist are presented. In Pirovino’s installation the references to traditional elements from the history of art also take on a conceptual value: the width and the height of each wall are in proportion of the golden ratio. Fabio Marco Pirovino (Basel, 1980) completed his studies in photography at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) in 2007. In 2010 he was awarded the Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) Kunstpreis. He lives and works in New York.

Selected solo shows: 2011: “Abstract Feelings”, Abbt Projects, Zürich. 2010: “Razzle Dazzle (PPG)”, Backwall Kunsthalle Basel; “20th Century Fox, in Memory of Thomas Knoll”, Coalmine Fotogalerie, Winterthur. 2009: “Propaganda & Instinct”, Abbt Projects, Zürich; “FMP at his own flat”,  Paloma Presents, Zürich; “Icarus”, Marks Blond Project, Bern.

Selected group shows: 2011: “Editions – Ready to Print”, White Space, Zurich; Lumen Festival, New York ; “MDFA Union – Collection at Alpenhof ”, Alpenhof, Oberegg, Switzerland. 2010: “Drawing”, Milieu Galerie, Bern; “The Photograph and The Artist”, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel. 2009: “Regionale 10”, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; “Walk on the Light Side”, Egg n Spoon, Zurich. 2008: “Father why don’t you see me”, Marks Blond Project, Bern; “Malzeit”, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich. 2007: “Amberg & Marti showing FMP”, Riga, Latvia; “Plat(t)form”, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.


Opening hours: Monday-Friday from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.; Saturday from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and bank holidays

Free entrance

For STARTMilano the exhibition is open on

Saturday, September 15 from 2.00 to 8.00 p.m., Sunday, September 16, from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. &  Saturday, September 22, from 2.00 to 00.00 p.m.