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Daniel González
La Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Stabili Cima Norma, Strada Vecchia 100, CH-6717 Torre-Blenio, Tessin Canton, Switzerland.
Sábado 21 de mayo de 2016
Anna Galtarossa
La Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Stabili Cima Norma, Strada Vecchia 100, CH-6717 Torre-Blenio, Tessin Canton, Suiza.
Del 21 de mayo al 27 de agosto de 2016


Daniel González was born in Argentina in 1963, lives and works between Berlin and New York. His work is focused on breaking down of barriers between categories and the rite of celebration; it takes the form of hand-sewn sequined banner-paintings on canvas, performances and large-scale public projects, or “ephemeral architectures” inspired by Baroque machines by Bernini. González creates highly evocative, irrational worlds, areas of freedom in which existing conventions collapse.

In 2007 Daniel González in collaboration with artist Anna Galtarossa developed the first large scale public projects. The first one, Chili Moon Town Tour, was a utopic floating city, installed in the Bosque de Chapultepec Park in Mèxico City. The second one was produced in Lambrate (suburban area in Milan, Italy) and entitled Homeless Rocket with Chandeliers, an installation centred on a crane 35 meters high in use on building site during the day. Its transformation into a work of art at the end of the working day was announced by neon lights, smoke and sirens. González continued the production of ephemeral architectures with the public project Pop-Up Building for Witte de With Festival in Rotterdam in 2010 this was his first pop-up work in which he covered a historical church with cut-out cardboard, like a gigantic pop-up book.

In 2011 he took part in the Biennale of the Museo El Barrio in New York with the special project Pop-Up Museo Disco Club, a sculpture-installation that transformed the Fifth Avenue façade and lobby of the museum into a block party lasting six months.
In Verona in 2013 the artist presented the public installation Romeo’s Balcony, an idea of balcony installed so as a to mirror the balcony of Juliet’s house; this work was made in collaboration with ArtVerona art fair, Veronese City Museums and Teatro Stabile Verona repertory theatre. In 2014 Noah Khoshbin, curator at Robert Wilson Watermill Center (Long Island, NY, USA) invited the artist to the Luminaria Festival in San Antonio, Texas, with his performance Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show.

He started 2015 with the performance for the Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project Aaaaaaahhh Anthology of a Liar, designed for Marsèll’s showroom in Milan, and with Portrait Fashion Factory, realized in the Santo Spirito monumental complex in Rome, where he transformed clothes, discarded by the performers or having special affective value for them, into Wearable Sculpture Portraits. He then opened a solo show, Super Reality at the Valentina Bonomo Gallery in Rome and, in September, he presented Pop-Up Building Milan, a public ephemeral architecture for the Marsèlleria permanent exhibition in Milan, where he transformed its external appearance into a gigantic cardboard fairy-tale, a dynamic structure inspired by children pop-up books over an area of 250 square meters.

The artist exhibited also at Zabludowicz Collection in London, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Viafarini gallery (Milan), Neuer Kunstverein, Aachen (Germany), the second Prague Biennale (Czech Republic) and Manifesta 7 Trient/Bozen (Italy). His works are in several public and private collections, among which mention should be made of the Zabludowicz Collection (London), the Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon (France), Luciano Benetton (Venice) and Patrizia Pepe (Prato-Florence).

The artist is represented by Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami and Studio La Cittá Gallery, Verona.


Anna Galtarossa was born in Bussolengo, Verona, in 1975. She lives and works in San Pietro in Cariano, Verona, and New York where, in 2004, she held her first solo show at the Spencer Brownstone Gallery. Anna Galtarossa works and projects are the outcome of phantasmagorical stories and myths arising from a colorful imagination, and in which dreams and desires become reality.

Her works have been seen in many group- and solo shows, among which Kamchatka, curated by Anna Daneri, Viafarini, Milan, 2005; T2 Torino Triennale, Castello di Rivoli, 2008; Insiders, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, and Emerging Talents, Nuova Arte Italiana, selected by the curator Andrea Lissoni for the Centro di Cultura Contemporanea La Strozzina, Florence, 2009; Linguaggi e Sperimentazioni, MART, Rovereto, and The Library of Babel, a group show curated by Anna-Catarina Gebbers, the Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2010. In 2010 she won the first edition of the Moroso Prize, and inaugurated her solo show Divinità Domestiche, curated by Maria Rosa Sossai, at Studio la Città, Verona. Since then her sculptures have been seen at Palazzo Forti, Verona, and the Magazzini del Sale, Venice, on the occasion of the show L’Art de l’Apparence, l’apparence de l’Art, 2011; and recently at the Lapidarium Museum, Novigrad, 2013.

In 2007 she began to collaborate with the Argentinean artist Daniel González for the creation of such large-scale public projects as Chili Moon Town Tour, a floating and itinerant dream city that made its debut as a special project for México Arte Contemporáneo; and Homeless Rocket With Chandeliers, a 30 meter crane that was used every day for two years in Lambrate, Milan.

After this they presented the show No Money No Honey at the Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, and also realized a protest performance, City of Dreams, for the streets of New York in 2009. Studio la Città presented the site-specific project Cloud Factory, with an essay by Giacinto Dipietrantonio, in 2012, while the Diana Lowenstein Gallery in Miami allowed them to transform the gallery rooms into a fantastic disco club on the occasion of their double exhibition Criminal Aesthetic Fashion at the Skyscraper Club in 2013.



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