Diego Zangirolami (Turin, 1984), painter and architect, graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico University of Turin after attending an artistic high school.
His artistic research is strongly linked to the European tradition and is characterised by original miniatures where people, landscapes, architecture, history, literature, poetry and myths talk to each other. Highly skilled in drawing he possesses a refined pictorial technique.
Precious miniatures enclose small worlds, linked to each other, where characters either real or made up live in extemporal contexts. The creative mind of the artist, anachronistic at a first glance, contains a different temporality that is developed in a totally personal way for the choices both in the composition and the contents.
Since the beginning we have seen in his work a quid pluris, a courage to be far beyond the fashion of the moment, that are the founding elements in the path of the Gallery.
After several years spent in Chile, he lives and works in between Turin and Berlin.
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Just Madrid Art Fair, CRAG Gallery, Madrid
Della divina proporzione, 2019, solo show, CRAG Gallery (Turin), Italy
16 Contemporary Artists, Enter Art Foundation, Bonn (Germany)
Stanze, Italian Institute of Culture, Santiago del Chile, Chile
Stanze, Dietro alle quinte, Galeria Espora, Santiago del Chile, Chile
SET UP CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, Crag Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Museo Del Arte Moderno, Asta Arte Vivo, Mexico City, Mexico
Contemporary Art Zurich 2016, Art Fair, Crag Gallery, Zurich, CH
THE PROCESS. The hidden life of thing and people, solo show curated by Elisabetta Chiono and Sergio Manca, Crag Gallery, Turin (Italy) – catalogue
Narciso, curated by Chiono Reisová Art Gallery, Torino Castello – Reale Mutua, Piazza Castello, Turin (Italy)
FAXXI 2016, Parque Bicentenario, Vitacura, Santiago de Chile
De madonna a Madonna, collective exhibition, curated by Paco Barragán, Matucana100, Santiago de Chile
The New Curator, collective exhibition, Vienna
Der Prozess, solo show, Corporación Cultural de Ñuñoa, Ñuñoa, Santiago de Chile
Der Prozess, at Casa Del Arte Diego Rivera, Corporación Cultural de Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt (Chile)
Der Prozess, at Corporación Cultural de Las Condes, Las Condes, Santiago de Chile
Paper theatres, exhibition of paper models of Guarini’s Projects, Il Cartiglio gallery, Turin
Photosurgery III, solo show, ex Trinity’s Convent of Botticino, Brescia
Photosurgery I, solo show, City of Santena (Turin)
LiLiKi, art installation for the art exhibition ZooArt (in cooperation with Gabriele Zara), City of Cuneo (Italy)
Vite di futuri Cesari, finalist, National Young Photographers Contest, CRT Foundation, Turin
Partita a scatti col destino, finalist, National Young Photographers Contest, CRT Foundation, Turin
Domani pomeriggio… su da te, solo show, GAG gallery, Asti (Italy)
Incontro alla Gran Madre, finalist, Torino’s Young Photographers Contest, Council of the City of Turin, Turin
Foto-tessera, collective exhibition by Paradigma Art Association, Turin
Gemine Muse, Young artist in Italian museum at the crypt of St Athanasius, Asti (Italy)
Something about his architectural path…
Publication of the specialised article in the Museum Palazzo Madama, “Imagination and political power: reconstruction of the Guarino Guarini’s unbuilt projects for Palazzo Madama and for the Castello di Racconigi”, Fondazione Torino Musei, Turin.
Thesis on Guarini’s projects awarded with the prize: “Premio Tesi su Torino 2011/2012” (prize for Torino’s thesis), Turin, Turin
Thesis on Guarini’s projects awarded with the prize: “Premio Johnny Cornaglia 2011/2012” (prize for Architectural History thesis), Politecnico di Torino, Turin
Collaboration in the art book “ESO”, powered by Arch. A. Morra and Prof. V. Minucciani and the musician Ezio Bosso, Ed. Lybra Immagine, Milan
Camillo Cavour e il suo Tempo (The Age of Count Camillo Cavour), Cavour’s Foundation, winner of the certificate of Excellence
Art direction of Lectio-Performance (music and architecture lesson) , Music’s rooms & Chamber music – how architecture plays between XVII and XVIII centuries, in collaboration with the Association Convergenze Creative, Politecnico di Torino, with the kind partecipation of: Prof.Arch.Jean François Cabestan (Sorbona, Paris) and Prof. Edoardo Piccoli (Politecnico di Torino), Castello del Valentino, 39 Mattioli boulevard
LEAF – Light Energy Auto-sufficient Form, “Premio per idee progettuali di auto-sostenibilità energetica degli impianti di erogazione carburanti”, winner, powered by the Trade Department of the High Council of Piemonte Region
Partecipation in the Lectio-Performance “Da Bach a Munari – Citazioni ed (EC)citazioni” with the project called “Mi hanno rubato l’hard disk” and the video art “Me asusta el panorama”, powered by Convergenze Creative Association
Lesson on Guarini’s vaults at the Historical Institute of Sorbona’s Paris’s University with the kind participation of Prof.Arch. Jean François Cabestan and Prof. Edoardo Piccoli, Paris