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Arcangelo Sassolino nasce nel 1967 a Vicenza, città dove vive e lavora. His works and his installations explore mechanical behaviour, materials and the physical properties of forces. His works call for careful planning and in-depth research insofar as they revolve around a high degree of physicality and on forces applied by or on an object. The tension, the expectation and the awareness of risk – along with the powerful aesthetics of the works – play a key role in the experience of the visitor. Sassolino has staged solo shows in institutions such as the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2016); the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2016); the MACRO, Rome (2011); the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008); the Z33 House for contemporary art, Hasselt (2010); the Art and the City, Zürich (2012). Furthermore, his works have been displayed in various international galleries and museums: 104, Paris; MART, Rovereto; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; FRAC, Reims; Autocenter and Mica Moca, Berlin; Museum Tinguely, Basel; Swiss Institute, New York; CCC Strozzina, Florence; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; Kunsthalle, Göppingen; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan.