Italian (Padua, 1937)
screenprint on paper and acetate
Alberto Biasi studied industrial design in the late 1950s at the same time that he
was beginning his career as an artist. This combination of interests determined his
development as a leader of the Op Art and kinetic art (arte programmata) movements
in Italy and beyond. In 1959 he founded Gruppo N with several other artists. The group’s
studio in Padua became a magnet for experimental art, music and poetry until it dissolved
in 1969. Gruppo N was featured in the Venice Biennale of 1964. After 1969, Biasi
pursued his investigations concerning visual effects achieved by overlaid shifting
geometric images with the goal of direct dialogue with the viewer. This intention
is represented in “Io Sono,” a photograph of the artist holding a lenticular screen
printed on an opaque surface is covered by a slightly off-register image on acetate.
Biasi’s work has been shown in retrospective exhibitions worldwide and been included
in over 450 international exhibitions.
Hours & Location
Monday – Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
except between temporary exhibits
and on University holidays.
142 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2224
Fax: (901) 678-5118