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Nico Vascellari

Nico Vascellari was born 1976 in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. He is working with different media including performance, sculpture, video, sound and collage. Vascellari’s work has been included in prestigious exhibitions such as the Biennale di Venezia (2007), where he was awarded the Prize for Italian Art, the Manifesta (2008) and the Quadriennale di Roma (2008). He also presented a performance at Marina Abramovic Institute in 2010.

Being both musician and artist, Nico Vascellari combines his sculptural installations with sound performances. Through his performances he investigates the relation between the viewer, the space and the action. He is drawn to cult figures connected to the music scene with whom he collaborates or to which he reacts in his work. Inspired by his fascination with rituals, spiritualism and cult, he reflects on the thought of destruction as a driving energy to the construction of things. This leads him into the idea of mapping spaces, energies, sounds and nature, all of which are central themes in his work. For PAC Vascellari will create a new work and a new performance on the day of the opening.

For PAC, Vascellari will create two new works including a new performance on the day of the opening. He combines this with Hymn, an elaborate installation bringing together the complex diversity of themes in his work.