Salvatore Arancio

(Catania, Italy, 1974)

Salvatore Arancio (Catania, Italy, 1974) lives and works in London. Working across a range of media including sculpture, collage, animation and video, Arancio’s main interests lie in the potential of images. Departing from their literal meanings, he creates new juxtapositions that are evocative and deeply disquieting. Arancio aims to give the sensation of a compact and homogeneous concept regardless of the fact that his practice is paradoxically composed of contrasting elements. Each of its facets contains an intertwining juxtaposition of the roots and representation of images: natural and artificial, mineral and vegetable, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, scientific and mythological. He has participated in group and solo shows in several art centers including: Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; Contemporary Art Society London, UK; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne, France; Ygrec, Paris, France; De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Magasin-Centre National d’Art contemporain, Grenoble, France. Salvatore Arancio has been an artist in residence at CCA, Andratx, Spain; Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; La Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France; Résidences Internationales aux Recollets, Paris, France, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK; ISCP, New York, USA. In 2009 he was awarded by ‘New York’ Prize.

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