Antonello Viola (Rome, 1966) lives and works in Rome.
Through a process of accumulation, stratification and subtraction, Viola establishes a new relationship with space, a renewed dialogue between the interior dimension of the work and the environment that surrounds it. His works benefit from this assumption, combined with the artist’s technique, expressed with a language composed of material, fluidity and chromatic richness.
His latest productions are characterized by the use of various materials: Japanese paper, glass, gold leaf and oil pigments, all put in balance among single and multiple formats, presented in rigorous settings.
Antonello Viola has exhibited in public spaces in Italy and abroad and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. He has participated in numerous collective exhibitions, including Manifesta 13 – Real Utopias, 2020; Looking for Utopia, Novecento, Venice, 2019; Intangible Material, Navicella sospesa, Rome, 2019; THE ARTIST / KNIGHT, Kasteel Van Gaasbeek, Brussels, 2017; Fragile Per Sempre, Palazzo Incontro, Rome, 2012; Between Heaven and Earth, Marino Marini Museum, Florence, 2011; 54th Venice Biennale, 2011; Impresa/Pittura, CIAC Castello Colonna, Genazzano Rome, 2010; Sistema Paese, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, 2010; Farnesina Collection – Experimenta, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, 2009. Among his most recent solo shows, Bach Saved Me Too, Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Rome, 2020 and Antonello Viola. Aktuelle arbeiten, Galleria Alessandro Casciaro, Bozen, 2018.