Galerie Daniel Templon

Valerio Adami

(Italian, born 1935)

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Valerio Adami

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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.


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:
Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, Finland
Galerie Marlborough in Monaco: Translation of his books at the Editions Galilée in Paris under the title 'Dessiner Exposition personnelle de dessins'
Galerie Marlborough in New York, USA
Galerie Serge Laurent in Paris, France

Public Collections

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)


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