ph. Parker McComb

Fabio Roncato

Fabio Roncato (Rimini, 1982) lives and works in Milan. After graduating in Painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, he furthered his training by attending several residencies in Italy and abroad including: Atelier Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice (2014-2015), VIR-Via Farini in Residence in Milan (2018), Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte in Banna (Turin, 2017), Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2018) and for the “Shanghai Prize” at the East China Normal University (2017). In the works that form part of his research, Roncato develops a reflection on the boundaries of representation and the role of imagination in processes of understanding. In this working practice, the exploration and study of materials often coincide, letting the landscape itself play an active part in the creation processes. By giving the sculpture space to develop an independent form and behaviour, the aim is to awaken the meanings and memory potentially contained in matter from their state of slumber. Works by Roncato have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in private galleries, independent spaces and museums in Italy and abroad, including: What does water dream, when it sleeps?, Italian Pavilion, 14th Gwangju Biennial (Republic of Korea, 2023); Momentum (Adda), Platea Palazzo Galeano in Lodi (2022); Fulgura et Fossilia, Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali di Brescia (2022); Dove la terra incontra il cielo, Trullo Rubina, Ceglie Messapica (2022); Italian Twist, Fondazione Imago Mundi, Gallerie delle Prigioni in Treviso (2021); Come pesci nell’acqua, Villa Nigra in Miasino (2021); Come trattenere l’energia che ci attraversa. Paesaggi, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito in Venice (2021); Il motore delle stelle, The Open Box in Milan (2019); Il pianeta dove evaporano le rocce, Torre delle Grazie, Musei Civici di Bassano del Grappa (2018).