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Nico Vascellari

Born 1976 in Vittorio Veneto (Italy),
lives and works in Rome (Italy)

Cultural anthropology is the common thread in Nico Vascellari’s installations, which combine performance, sculpture, drawing, collage, video and musical universe. An artist and musician with ties to the underground punk scene, he is interested in witchcraft rituals, spiritualism, legends and pagan cults related to nature. Tapping a vast repertoire of elements sourced from history, science, art and popular traditions, Nico Vascellari questions more specifically the resurgence of occult beliefs in contemporary society. For the Biennale, he conceives an ambitious sculptural project stemming from his research on the links between animal power and the automobile industry: the creation of mechanical centaurs.

With the support of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities supports the participation of Nico Vascellari at the 15th Biennale de Lyon – Là où les eaux se mêlent – in the context of the Italian Council 2019 Program

Oeuvre de Nico Vascellari
Nico Vascellari, Preparation Study for Lyon Biennale, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste © Nico Vascellari