BIO

Giampiero Milella was born in 1951 in Bari, Italy, where he still lives and works. He has had different jobs in his lifetime, in different fields, from car dealership to construction business. Yet his original perception has always been bond to the one of the artist. The ability to collect meaning from forgotten things, discarted materials, has been his permanent cypher. Since adolescent he has collected old machinery, industrial parts, dead elements and mysterious pieces of all kind.Remains of our consumerism. The artist as reconciler of objects and meanings, lost functions, finished consumptions. Recycled meanings, symbols, stories. Since few years he has focused on building lamps. Most of this series come from pieces of old gas pumps. The quintessential guts of the machinery that allows our engines to go on, become in Giampiero's works, new gestures. The same machine that used to only solve function, now becomes sculpture, new shape, new light. 

 

 

SHOWS

2013 "ESIBIZIONE"
Galleria Forma Quattro, Bari
2012 "HERETIC"
Castello di Barletta, Barletta BA

"FUORI SALONE"
Massimo Alba, Milano

"GRECIA"
Museo Bennaki, Atene

"SCULTURE LUMINOSE"
Dante 5, Bari
2011 "BIENNALE VENEZIA"
53 Biennale di Venezia

"SCULTURE LUMINOSE"
Galleria Art Code, Bari
2010 "LE DERNIER RESTAURANT"
Il Giardino dei Tempi, Bari

"LIB(E)RARTE"
Torrione Angioino, Bitonto BA

"SUD GENERATION"
Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare BA

2008 "UPUPA"
Galleria Nuova Era, Bari
2007 "E—VENTI DI CAMBIAMENTO"
Fiera del Levante, Bari, Collettiva
2006 "COLLEZIONAMI"
Ex Macello Comunale, Bari, Collettiva
"PLANETARIO"
First Street, New York, Installazione
2004 "PLANETARIO"
Rivington Street, New York, Installazione

"PLANETARIO"
Palazzo Andidero, Bari, Installazione

"ANTOLOGICA"
Bari, Installazione

"LAVORI AMERICANI"
Galleria Steve Mandelson, Pittsburgh, Installazione
2003 "EXPO — ARTE"
Bari, Personale
"ESSERE E APPARIRE"
Galleria Arti Visive Bari, Personale
2002 "ARTE E MODA"
Milano, collettiva
"AGO"
Long Island, NY, Installazione