Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri

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Euan Macdonald nasce a Edimburgo nel 1965, trascorre l’adolescenza in Canada per poi trasferirsi a Los Angeles. Si impone presto sulla scena artistica internazionale in particolare con la realizzazione di video, la sua poetica, sin dai suoi esordi, si è indirizzata verso la ricerca delle entità primarie e infinite dello spazio e del tempo, che, secondo Macdonald, si nascondono nelle impercettibili azioni della nostra realtà di tutti i giorni.
Sono proprio le flemmatiche azioni quotidiane ad ispirare le storie dei suoi video e dei suoi disegni. Immagini che non hanno mai un impatto immediato e violento, ma richiedono lunghe pause di riflessione. I suoi lavori mostrano una speciale sensibilità nel cogliere i fenomeni che le cose ordinarie nascondono. Eventi che lui stesso definisce “Nebulosi Misteri”.

Importanti istituzioni internazionali hanno esposto i suoi lavori: l’ Arizona Museum of Art, di Tempe (upcoming 2016, S); lo Henry Art Museum, Seattle (upcoming 2016, S); alla Triennale di Milano (2014, G); alla Vancouver Art Gallery (2014, 2012, 2010; G; 2006, S); al Museo de Arte Moderno Y Contemporaneo De Santander Y Cantabria, Santander (2013, G); alla Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2013, G); alla Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2013, G); al Museum of Modern Art di Rio de Janeiro (2013, G); alla Hayward Gallery di Londra (2012, S); il CRAC Alsace di Altkirch (2012, G); al Museo MAXXI, Roma (2012, G); alla Künstlerhaus di Berlino (2012, G); Museum of Modern Art di Rio de Janeiro (2012, G); allo Yerba Buena Center for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2012, G; 2011, S); Palácio das Artes, Porto (2010, G); al Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (2009, G); St Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax (2008, S); alla The Luckman Gallery della California State University, Los Angeles (2008, S); al Getty Museum di Los Angeles (2008, G), al Mannheimer Kunstverein di Mannheim (2008, G), all’Aspen Art Museum (2008, G), al MOCA di Los Angeles (2008, G); alla Stadtische Galerie di Waldkraiburg (2007, S), Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (2007, G), al Creative Time The 59th Minute di New York (2006, S), al Wattis Center for Contemporary Art di San Francisco (2005, G), al Kunsthalle di Norimberga (2005, G), al California Museum of Photography (2005, G); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (2005, G); al Kunstverein di Norimberga (2004, S) e al Toronto Sculpture Garden (2004, S); allo Sculpture Center – Long Island City, New York (2004, 2003; G); alla mostra My Dreams curata da Harald Szeemann al Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa María de las Cuevas, Seville (2004, G); alla Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall di Copenhagen (2004, G); Bard College Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2003, G); al MOMA di San Francisco (2001, G) e al New Museum di New York (2002, 2001, G). L’artista collabora con lo Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri dal 2002 e nel 2016 si terrà la sua quinta mostra personale in galleria. Euan Macdonald vive e lavora a Los Angeles.
Euan Macdonald was born in Edinburgh in 1965. After having spent his adolescence in Canada, he moved to Los Angels where he currently lives. Having established himself in the international scene mainly through video realization, his poetic work, since the beginning, has focused on the research of primary and infinite space and time entities, which, according to Macdonald, can hide in the elusive actions of our ordinary reality. It’s the straightforward actions of everyday that inspire the concepts of Macdonald’s videos, images and situations don’t have an immediate and spectacular impact but demand longer reflections. His works reveal a particular sensibility in capturing the phenomena hidden in ordinary things. Events he defines as “Nebulosi Misteri”. His works have been exhibited in many internationally recognized institutions: the Arizona Museum of Art in Tempe (upcoming 2016, S); the Henry Art Museum, Seattle (upcoming 2016, S); Triennale di Milano (2014, G); the Vancouver Art Gallery (2014, 2012, 2010; G; 2006, S); at the Museo de Arte Moderno Y Contemporaneo De Santander Y Cantabria, Santander (2013, G); at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2013, G); the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2013, G); the Museum of Modern Art di Rio de Janeiro (2013, G); the Hayward Gallery in London (2012, S);CRAC Alsace, Altkirch (2012, G); the MAXXI Museum, Rome (2012, G); at Künstlerhaus in Berlin (2012, G); the Yerba Buena Center for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2012, G; 2011, S); Palácio das Artes, Porto (2010, G); the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (2009, G); St Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax (2008, S); The Luckman Gallery of the California State University, Los Angeles (2008, S); at Getty Museum in Los Angeles (2008, G), at Mannheimer Kunstverein in Mannheim (2008, G), at the Aspen Art Museum (2008, G), at MOCA Los Angeles (2008, G); at the Stadtische Galerie di Waldkraiburg (2007, S), at Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (2007, G), at Creative Time The 59th Minute in New York (2006, S), at Wattis Center for Contemporary Art di San Francisco (2005, G), at Kunsthalle di Nürnberg (2005, G), at the California Museum of Photography (2005, G); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (2005, G); at Kunstverein Nürnberg (2004, S), at the Toronto Sculpture Garden (2004, S); at the Sculpture Center – Long Island City, New York (2004, 2003; G); at the exhibitions My Dreams curated da Harald Szeemann at the Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa María de las Cuevas, Seville (2004, G); at Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall in Copenhagen (2004, G); at Bard College Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2003, G); at SFMOMA, San Francisco (2001, G) and at the New Museum, New York (2002, 2001, G).
L’artista collabora con lo Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri dal 2002 e nel 2016 si terrà la sua quinta mostra personale in galleria.
The artist works with Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri since 2002 and in 2016 we are going to present his fifth solo show in the gallery space.
The artist lives and works in Los Angeles. 
 

Euan Macdonald, The Fields, installation view at Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome, 2006

Euan Macdonald, The Fields, video (detail)

Euan Macdonald, 9000 PIECES, 2010, single channel HD video, 10min.

Euan Macdonald, Untitled, 2015, enamel on aluminum, cm. 61 x 81 (each)

Euan Macdonald, Untitled, 2015, enamel on aluminum (detail 1)

Euan Macdonald, Untitled, 2015, enamel on aluminum (detail 2)

Euan Macdonald, Untitled (End Paper), 2015, enamel on aluminum, cm. 86 x 61

Euan Macdonald, The Profiteer, 2015 inkjet print on paper, folded. 152 x 203 cm. unique

Euan Macdonald, City Limits, 2015 inkjet print on paper, folded. 152 x 203 cm. unique

Euan Macdonald, A Place Like This, 2014, single channel HD video