Giuseppe Penone was born in 1947 in Garessio, Northern Italy and is one of the most important Italian artists associated with the Arte Povera movement. Since the outset of his career, Penone has embraced diverse materials and sculptural practices, continually challenging and reinventing conventional media. Penone’s sculpture explores connections between natural and cultural forms and his practice is dominated by the motif of the tree. Penone has exhibited widely, more recently at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2013), the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012), the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy (2008) as well as a retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2004). Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1989, Penone has exhibited in Documenta V (1972), VII (1982), VIII (1987) and XIII (2012) and at the Venice Biennale (1978, 1980, 1986, 1995 and 2007). The artist will present a major exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in both London and Paris in September 2016.
Represented by Marian Goodman Gallery.
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