Galerie Ernst Hilger

Mimmo Rotella

(Italian, 1918–2006)

fetish by mimmo rotella

Mimmo Rotella

Fetish, 1999

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Mimmo Rotella

Frutta, 2000

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Mimmo Rotella

Hommage á Fellini, 1997

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Mimmo Rotella

Think, 1999

Biography

Timeline

1918
Born on October 7, 1918, in Catanzaro, Calabre, Italy
1941
Went to Rome after having obtained a post at the Ministry of Postal and Telecommunication Services
1944 - 1945
Taught draftsmanship at his city's Institute for Surveyors
1944
Left the armed forces and then obtained his diploma at the Naples Art Academy
1945
Moved to Rome, Italy
1949
As an alternative form of expression, he invented “epistaltic” poetry, a combination of words (sometimes invented), sounds, and onomatopoeic reiteration
1951 - 1952
Fulbright Scholarship, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
1953
Returned to to Rome, Italy; Produced his first Décollages
1956
Graziano Award
1957
Battistoni e della Pubblica Istruzione Award

Exhibitions

2012
Mimmo Rotella - Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome
Mimmo Rotella - Galerie Tornabuoni Art, Paris
2011
Autumn European Artist Collection - New Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong, SAR
Mimmo Rotella - Editionen - Galerie Binz & Krämer, Cologne
2009
Mimmo Rotella: Recycling and Ready Made - CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY
Mimmo Rotella: American Icons and Early Work - Knoedler & Company, New York City, NY
2008
Mimmo Rotella. Al tavolo da disegno. opere su carta 1947-1950 - Zonca & Zonca, Milan
Mimmo Rotella. Lamiere - MARCA - Museo delle Arti Catanzaro, Catanzaro
2007
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, Mimmo Rotella. Early Works 1954-1967 (solo)
2006
Ulm, Fischerplatz Galerie, Leckerbissen
Hamburg, Kunsthaus, Marilyn Monroe: I am an artificial product
Catanzaro, Complesso Monumentale del S. Giovanni, Giorgio De Chirico. L’enigma e la Gloria
Mannheim, Kunsthalle, Full House
Siena, Palazzo delle Papesse, Good Vibrations
Wien, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Assemblage – Collage – Décollage