Organizing Institution: Fondazione dell’Albero d’Oro
Venue: Palazzo Vendramin Grimani, San Polo 2033
Bosco Sodi, renowned for his use of raw natural materials in large-scale sculptures and paintings, has been chosen by the Fondazione dell’Albero d’Oro for an artist residency at Palazzo Vendramin Grimani. The essential simplicity of the material and the intense pigments, sought by Sodi from all over the world, form the basis of his creative process, which the artist described as a “controlled chaos” that produces “something completely unrepeatable”. The works will be created by the artist in the androne or ground-floor hall of the palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal and forms the core of the exhibition curated by Daniela Ferretti and Dakin Hart.
Bosco Sodi, Untitled, 2021–2022. 195 clay spheres, 15–25 cm. The hands of the artist modelling a sphere. Photo Alex Krotkov Photography, 2022. Courtesy the Artist. © Bosco Sodi