Roberto Ghezzi

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Biography

Roberto Ghezzi (*1978 in Cortona, Italy) stands out above all for his unique concept of an interactive play with nature. Ghezzi is known for his artistic research in close contact with wild nature. From this, over the course of two decades, the artist developed the so-called “naturography” (i.e. written by nature), a concept in which artworks are created and shaped by the artist and nature in equal measure.

Ghezzi’s art practice is characterized by a profound engagement with organic matter and takes on a conceptual form through this material. Man has always created works of art by painting nature or using elements from nature or in nature, but through naturography, nature takes on a completely new meaning in his artworks, being elevated to the status of the leading entity, instead of merely providing motif, and material and whose handwriting is in no way inferior to that of the artist.

Today, the artist’s installations can be found in Italy, Alaska, France, Switzerland, Iceland, South Africa, Tunisia, on the Lofoten Islands in Norway and in Patagonia.

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1978

born in Cortona, Italy


Studies of Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy


lives and works in Cortona, Italy


Exhibitions (selection)

2023

NATURA, mühlen.kunst Eichhofen, curated by Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Eichhofen, Germany

Hybris, il fiume eterno, Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy

The Pillar Stream, Spitsbergen Artists Center, Longyearbyen, Svalbard Islands (Norwegian archipelago)

Genius loci, Museo Archeologico di Locri Epizefiri, Locri, Italy

Impressioni di un cambiamento, Museo della Carta di Pescia, Pistoia, Italy

The Greenland Project, Gilda Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy

Aqua, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Venice, Italy

Arte, Terra, Aqua, Museo dei Grandi Fiumi, Rovigo, Italy

2022

Contemporary Ecosystems, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, North Macedonia

Impermanente, Galleria d’arte Faber, Rome, Italy

Naturografie, Lapidarium di Villa Toppo, Udine, Italy

The writing of nature, Sixty Eight Art Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Drawing as Concept, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Trebisonda, Perugia, Italy

Segrete tracce di memoria, Palazzo Ducale di Genova, Genova, Italy

2021

Naturografie, Museo Lapidarium, Novigrad, Croatia

Naturografie, Pinacoteca di Aquileia, Aquileia, Italy

Prisma 22, Galleria d’arte Faber, Rome, Italy

Le latitudini dell’arte, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag, Netherlands

2020

Patagonia 19.20, Museo della Fine del Mondo, Ushuaia, Argentina

Naturografie in Patagonia, Museo Regionale di El Calafate, Argentina

Rizòmata, Nous Art Gallery, San Gimignano, Italy

2019

Elsa, Nous Art Gallery, San Gimignano, Italy

Naturografie – Racconti dell’acqua e della terra, Museo of Natural History of the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Arteamcup, Villa Nobel, Sanremo, Italy

Spazi di memoria, Casa Demandi, Alessandria, Italy

2018

Naturografie in Tunis, Museum Oceanographic Salammbo and Ateliers Coteaux, Tunis

Naturografie, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia per l’Arte, Palazzo Graziani, Perugia, Italy

Vivi, Palazzo Vannuzzi, Cortona, Italy

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