In the context of la Biennale di Venezia 2015, the European Cultural Centre presents its opening exhibition "Personal Structures – Crossing Borders" in two of its prestigious Palazzo's in Venice, Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo.
The exhibition shows an extensive combination of established artists and artists whose practice is less known. Not only artists who are considered "the best", but a cross section of what can be seen as art today. The artists, although mainly from Europe, come from many different parts of the world and are expressing themselves in various ways. Visually, the artworks may appear very different. Their common ground is the artist's subjective, personal expression of his or her reflection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.
The exhibition mainly presents recent artworks by living artists, either site-specific, especially made for this exhibition, or coming directly out of the collection of the artist. Some rooms in the Palazzo's are dedicated to the presentation of a single artist, while other rooms will host a combination of projects and works. Strong statements give each of the rooms a very specific character. The exhibition features a broad variety of artistic media; video, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photos and installations. Since the more than 100 participating artists originate from very diverse cultures representing over 50 countries and are also of very different age, the topics Time - Space and Existence are highlighted from unusual, very personal points of view.
The European Cultural Centre exhibition "Personal Structures - Crossing Borders" shows the commonness and differences between Europeans, this in Dialogue with works of Non-Europeans. In addition the exhibition stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific Culture within Space and Time.
Daniele Galliano was born in Pinerolo in 1961. Self-taught, he began to exhibit in Turin, where he lives and works, in the early 1990’s, quickly earning a position of prominence in the new Italian painting scene that took its first steps at the end of the 1980’s.
His “photographic realism” his images of places and people, soon became noticed beyond our borders, and allowed him to participate in important personal and collective shows in Europe and the United States. Galliano is also one of the few protagonists of young Italian art to also be known by a larger audience than his current fans. His work was exhibited in 2009 at the 53th Biennial of Venice.
Among his personal shows were those in 1996 and 1997 at the Galleria Annina Nosei in New York, the Galleria In Arco di Torino (1992 and 1994), and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome (1996). He participated in many collective shows arranged at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Bologna, at the XII Quadrennial in Rome, at the Galleria Civica of Trento, at the Rupertinum Museum of Salzburg, at the Magasin of Grenoble and the Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena. Recently, he participated in the Ninth Biennale of Havana at the invitation of Antonio Zaya. His works are included in major public and private collections such as the Galleria Civica d’arte Moderna and Contemporanea in Turin, theGalleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the MART of Trentoand Rovereto and the Unicredit Private Banking Collection of Milan. Over the past years, he also collaborated with many musicians, directors, and writers.