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Roberto Casiraghi


Roberto Casiraghi was born in Milan in 1957. In 1975 after completing the Liceo Artistico, Roberto Casiraghi met Gianni Colombo, for who he would become an assistant for seven years and who he has to thank for his first studio. In 1995 he would have a collaboration with l’Archivio Gianni Colombo, as part of the Comitato Scientifico, which would bring him to participate with the organisation of personal work at the Fondazione Sogetsu in Tokyo in 1999 and with the reconstruction of the space Spazio Elastico in occasion of the Biennale in Sydney. In 1979 he graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.
In 1992 he had his first personal work at the Galleria Grigoletti di Pordenone, where many more would take place. Among the collective exhibitions: Arte italiana dal 1942 ai giorni nostri, with Fabrizio d’Amico, at the BCE (European Central Bank)in Frankfurt in 2000, Trittico, at the Piccolo Miglio in Castello, Brescia with Marco Goldin, 2006; Pittura aniconica 1968-2007, at the Casa del Mantegna di Mantova, with Claudio Cerritelli, 2008; Pittura d’Italia. Paesaggi veri e dell’anima, at the Castel Sismondo in Rimini with Marco Goldin, 2010. The expressive and evocative work of Roberto Casiraghi, through lyrics, shows the merge of symbols, colour, light and shadows, the transition between his personal work with nature, with the countryside and his emotional experiences. He often works with engraving and exposed his works at: La Biblioteca Salita dei Frati di Lugano in 2005; la III Triennale Internazionale d’Incisione Gianni Demo in Chieri in 2008 (first prize); Palazzo Opesso di Chieri in 2009; XI Biennale Internazionale per l’Incisione in Acqui Terme in 2013. In 1995 the work dedicated to the NABA in Milan began; from 2001 he taught painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Sassari, in 2006 at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna and from 2007 he has taught Cromotalogia e Techiche and technology of painting at the Accademia di Brera. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 he travelled throughout China to promote the Accademia di Brera where he is currently undertaking the role of Dean at the Dipartimento di Arti Visive.