Galerie Daniel Templon
, born 1935)
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Valerio Adami was born on the 17th March in Italy. His first drawings in Milan were of ruins; the bombing raids and skies lit up by incendiary flares had left an enduring impression in his early years.
1946 - 1955
Attends the Leo XIII Jesuit College in Milan. Begins painting at the studio of Felice Carena in Venice. Meets Ezra Pound and Oscar Kokoschka. Academy of Brera in Milan for 5 years.
Makes his first trip to Paris where he meets Matta and Wilfredo Lam who become life-long friends.
Makes his first trip to London, where he meets Francis Bacon and William Scott.
Participates at the Italian Artists Exhibition at the Jewish Museum of New York.
Roland Penrose invites him to exhibit at the ICA in London. Marries Camilla. Meets regularly with Jim Dine and Richard Hamilton.
Invited to show his work at the Documenta III in Kassel.
Spends his winter in New York, taking up residence at the Chelsea Hotel. Hosted by Cuba, spends 3 months in Havana.
The Venice Biennale dedicates a room to his work. The catalogue includes a text by his friend Carlos Fuentes, Líneas para Adami. Features in Dada Surrealism and their Heritage at the MOMA in New York.
Stays in Caracas for a major one-man show at the Museo de Bellas Artes. Befriends Octavio Paz in Mexico City.
Retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. Represented by Galerie Maeght in Paris.
Produces a full-length film Vacanze nel deserto, whose cast includes Camilla, Erró and Dino Buzzati. In Paris, befriends philosopher Jacques Derrida. Designs poster for Glas, which is to become an icon of deconstructionism. Derrida dedicates to his work the essay + R (pas dessus le marché).
First trip to India followed by a long journey through Scandinavia.
Spends a lengthy time in Mexico following an exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City. The Israel Museum hosts a retrospective. Spends the summer in Jerusalem. 1980 Takes up residence in the Principality of Monaco. Travels to Greece. Italo Calvino writes Quattro fiabe d’Esopo per Valerio Adami.
Major retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Stops dating his paintings.
The French State commissions a portrait of the composer Pierre Boulez. Also produces a large-scale fresco for the façade of the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
Major retrospective at the IVAM Centre Julio Gonzáles in Valencia. Octavio Paz writes La línea narrativa, dedicated to his work.
Makes four large wall paintings for the Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo designed by the architect Kenzo Tange. Has a one-man show at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel.
1996 - 1998
Retrospectives in Florence and in Bochum.
Inauguration of an exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. An Italian edition of his notebooks is published. Sets up the Fondazione Europea del Disegno, in Meina, on Lake Maggiore.
Prepares the Opera stage for Der Fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner. His book Dessiner. La gomme et le crayon, is published by Editions Galilée.
Makes two large wall paintings for the new Mandarin Hotel at Columbus Circus in New York.
Gives a series of lectures in France and Europe on Cézanne, in the painter’s studio in Aix-en-Provence; on Ferdinand Léger at Musée Chagall in Nice; on drawing at the University of Valencia.
Retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon.
French philosopher Michel Onfray writes Le chiffre de la peinture. L’œuvre de Valerio Adami.
Invited as ‘master of drawing’ to give a course on the metaphysics of the body during the Schwäbischer Kunstsommer in Irsee (Germany).
Valerio Adami: Postlude, The Mayor Gallery, London, UK
Valerio Adami, Jusqu’ici, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Adami d’après Adami, The Museum of Contemporary, Lisbon, Portugal
Galerie Marlbourough Madrid, Spain
Musée Nogueira da Silva, Braga, Portugal
Valerio Adami, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Valerio Adami : preludes et apres-ludes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Collective exhibition at Galerie Serge Laurent, Paris, France
Valerio Adami, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA
Solo exhibitions at:
in Helsinki, Finland
in Monaco: Translation of his books at the Editions Galilée in Paris under the title 'Dessiner Exposition personnelle de dessins'
in New York, USA
Galerie Serge Laurent
in Paris, France
Retrospective at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Retrospective in Tel Aviv, Israel
Institute of Design, Foundation Adami : texts by Daniel Arasse, Luciano Berio, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Dupin, Carlos Funentes, etc. (éditions Skira, Milan)
Jacques Dupin, Carlos Funentes, etc. (éditions Skira, Milan)
Retrospective at Sienne, in the salles du Palazoo Publico and the Magazzini del Sale
Exhibition at Galerie Lelong in Paris, France
Retrospective at the Centre Julio-Gonzalez de Valence in Spain; preface by Octavo Paz
Paints Valmy, a monumental painting ordered for the bicentennial celebration of the French Revolution; as well as a large fresco dedicated to french music, from Debussy to Messiaen, for the Théâtre du Châelet in Paris, France
Paints two monumental pieces for the Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris, France
Retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France; text by Dore Ashton, G.F. Lyotard and Alfred Pacquement
Valerio Adami, Fuji Television, Tokyo, Japan
Designs a poster for Glas de Jacques Derrida
Solo exhibition at L'ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and at the Galerie Adrien-Maeght, where he will exhibit regularly. The catalogue is prefaced by Jacques Dupin.
Documenta III, Kassel, Germany
First solo exhibition in Milan, Italy
Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo (Spain)
Musée de Strasbourg (France)
Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence (France)
Musée Cantini d’Art Moderne de Marseille (France)
Musée d’Art Moderne de Grenoble (France)
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France)
Collection de l’État Français
Musée National d’art Moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)
Rotterdam Museum, Rotterdam (Holland)
Museum van Heedendaagse Kunst, Gand (Belgium)
Musée d’Art Moderne, Liège (Belgium)
Musée des Beaux Arts, Brussels (Belgium)
Fondacción Miro, Barcelona (Spain)
IVAM – Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia (Spain)
Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne (France)
Museo de Arte Moderno, Caracas (Venezuela)
Museum of Modern Art, Pittsburgh (USA)
Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis (USA)
Frissiras Museum, Athens (Greece)
Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (Israel)
Maija and Urpo Lahtinen Foundation, Villa Urpo, Tampere (Finland)
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki (Finland)
Museo d’Arte moderna, Lissone (Italy)
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bergamo (Italy)
Museo d’Arte Moderna Palazzo Reale, Milan (Italy)
Museo d’Arte Moderna, Rome (Italy)
Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany)
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, München (Germany)
Musée d’Art contemporaine, Montecarlo (Monaco)
Mc.Crory Corporation, New York (USA)
Musée Picasso, Antibes (France)
Valerio Adami : preludes et apres lude, Edouard Glissant, Editions Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Valerio Adami : Stanze Museo Villa de Cedri, Bellinzona
Adami : les couleurs et les mors, Editions du Cherche-Midi, Paris
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