Painting, Drawing & Video, and Sculpture
Born in Italy (Foggia, 1986), he lives and works in Berlin.
Agostino Iacurci studied Visual Arts and Etchings at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
His practice embraces a wide range of media, including painting, mural, sculpture, drawing, and installation. Iacurci combines his artworks with scenographic spaces to transform the perception of given environments. Starting from specific topics like the use of colors in the ancient and classical world, he questions issues of traditions and identity, investigating the process of idealization underlying historical myths and their impact on the collective imagination.
His work has been shown in solo exhibitions including, Tracing Vitruvio,Musei Civici, Pesaro (2019); Gypsoteca , M77 Gallery, Milano (2018); Trompe l’oeil, Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City (2017).
Recent group shows include: Talent Prize 2019 , Mattatoio, Roma (2019), Graffiare il presente , Casa Testori, Novate Milanese (2018), Urban Art Biennale, Völkinger Hütte, European Centre for Art and Industrial Culture, Germany (2017), Cross the streets , Museo Macro Roma (2017); FADA, House of Madness, The Watermill Center, New York, (2016); 16° Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milano (2015); Codici sorgenti, Palazzo Platamone, Catania (2015); From Street to Art, Italian Cultural Institute of New York (2015).
His works have become landmarks for several public and private institutions such as: Yakutsk Biennale, Yakutia (2017), BBDO headquarter, Southbank, London (2017); Distrito Tec University, Monterrey, (2016); Govind Puri Metro Station, New Delhi (2016); Istituto Mario Penna, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Puerto Rico's Stadium, Puerto Rico (2015); “Le Tour 13”, Paris (2014); Besançon University Campus, Besançon (2013); “Fubon Art Foundation”, Taipei (2012); Saba School in Western Saharawi (2011).
He is the recipient of Premio New York – ISCP (2020).
Photo Credit: Lorenzo Palmieri