Silvio Vigliaturo

Silvio Vigliaturo

Chieri (To), Italy

About Silvio Vigliaturo

Silvio Vigliaturo was born in Acri, a town located in the Southern Italian Region of Calabria, in 1949. When he was still very young he moved to Chieri, a town near Turin, where he currently lives and works. Artist and glass maestro, his technique has always been characterized by a strong emphasis on research and experimentation. Since his first exhibitions, in 1977, up to the most recent participation to the Italian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale, held in 2011, and the important solo exhibition at the Regional Museum of Natural Science, in Turin (Summer 2012), Vigliaturo's artistic journey has been marked by constant evolution. His unique approach to glass derives from his tireless painting activity. The strong visual impact of his sculptures originates from the transparence of the colors and the antinomy between the glass's weight and the lightness of forms the artist is able to generate from it. In 2006, Vigliaturo was nominated artistic testimonial of the XX Winter Olympic Games held in Turin. In the same year, the municipality of Acri dedicated him a museum - the MACA (Contemporary Art Museum of Acri) - which hosts a large permanent collection of his works. In 2010, he was named artistic testimonial of Calabria at Expo Shanghai. In the beginning of 2013, he participated at the Contemporary Glass Sculpture exhibition, held at the Orlando Museum of Art, which gathered works by the most important glass artists in world, celebrating the first fifty years of Studio Glass.


Some exhibitions
L’Università del vetro di Altare e Silvio Vigliaturo, Museo del Vetro, Altare, Italy (solo exhibition)
Facing 1200°, Glasskulpturen, Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten, Klagenfurt, Austria (group exhibition)
Fresh Glass. Venice – Poznan, a promising connection, Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan, Poland (group exhibition)
Hsinchu Municipal Glass-Museum, Hsinchu, Taipei, Taiwan (group exhibition)
Islands of glass 1920-2005, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (group exhibition)
Magiche alchimie trasparenti, Museum of Modern Art, Riga, Latvia (solo exhibition)
Magiche alchimie trasparenti, Mkciurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania (solo exhibition)
Magiche alchimie trasparenti, Lithuanian Art Museum, Klaipéda, Lituania (solo exhibition)
Kleombrotos-Vigliaturo, una lettera dal passato, Museo Nazionale Archeologico della Sibaritide, Sibari, Italy (solo exhibition)
Contemporary Istanbul (group exhibition)
Palm Beach Jewelry (group exhibition)
Sofa New York (group exhibition)
Art Chicago (group exhibition)
Lampes d’artistes pour Hanouca, Musèe d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme, Paris, France (group exhibition)
Regioni e Testimonianze d’Italia, Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy (group exhibition)
The Gallery in Cork Street di London, UK (solo exhibition)
Italian Festival Weeks, Al Quasba, Sharja, UAE (solo exhibition)
Luxury Please - Palazzo Hofburg, Vienna, Austria (solo exhibition)
54° Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, Venice, Italy (group exhibition)
La via dei profeti, Festa dei lumi, Museo Ebraico, Casale Monferrato, Italy (solo exhibition)
Help!, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Turin, Italy (solo exhibition)
Contemporary Glass Sculpture, OMA (Orlando Museum of Art), Orlando, USA (group exhibition)