Piero Golia


Wood, rope, stainless steel, brass 48 1/2 x 228 x 62 inches. 123.2 x 579.1 x 157.5 cm
Bus crashed to fit the size of the booth 10 x 20 x 10 ft
Color prints Diptych: 41 x 31 in. each
Woven Cotton Blanket 60 x 78 inches 152.4 x 198.1 cm
Woven Cotton Blanket 60 x 78 inches 152.4 x 198.1 cm
Concrete and Franco Albini table, 90.55 x 47.24 x 48.43 inches
Wood, metal, Glossy paint 48 x 48 x 48 in. 121.9 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm
Building facade from Amsterdam (cement, wood, glass, metal) 4.3 x 12.5 149.61 x 438.19 x 5.35 inches 380 x 1113 x 13.6 cm
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Dispensing pump, timer, water, dimensions vary (drop of water every minute); Untitled 1, 2007, DC motor, speed controller, steel and broom, dimensions vary, (broom sweeps floor every second); Untitled 3, 2007, Motor, steel, graphite, springs, wood (graphite disc shoots every hour)
DC motor, speed controller, steel and broom, dimensions vary, (broom sweeps floor every second)
Motor, steel, graphite, springs, wood (graphite disc shoots every hour)
Motor, steel, graphite, springs, wood.


Born 1974 in Naples, Italy

Lives in Los Angeles, CA


Solo Exhibitions


Models, Monuments, and Sculptures on Pedestals, Gagosian Gallery, Paris Project Space, Paris, France


finalmente venezia, Galleria Fonti, Naples


Concrete Cakes and Constellations Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

Double Tumble or the awesome twins , Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam

Welcome to the Land of Opportunities, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Oh My God That’s So Awesome!, Bortolami, New York

Ruin, Regrets and Visible Effects. Instituto Svizzero di Roma, with Fabian Marti.


Knives, Galleria Fonti, Naples


Postcards from the Edge, Cosmic Galerie, Paris

Untitled (time machine) Bortolami, New York


Piero Golia Piero Golia, Galleria Fonti, Napoli

Let the devils do their job, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York.

February 2005, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen.


The king is dead, Cosmic Galerie, Paris (with C. Jankovski and G. Motti)


Maybe not even a nation of millions, Cosmic Galerie, Paris (with M. Simeone and M. Boggio Sella)

Statements, Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair, Miami Beach


Faccio sul serio, Studio Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Again, Maze Gallery, Turin

La Folie de la Villa Médicis, care of C. Parisi, Académie de France à Rome (with M. Boggio Sella)

To whom it may concern, Ecart, Basel


Voi non sapete chi mi credo di essere, Viafarini, Milan

Tattoo, I-20 Gallery, New York


Le mucche per Morra, Studio Morra, Naples

Forever…, Maze Gallery, Turin


Selected Group Exhibitions


Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


Mixed Media Messages, Curated by Neville Wakefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

La Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, Vice Versa


Home Show : Revisited, Santa Barbara’s Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, CA


The Artist’s Museum, MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The End of the World as We Know it, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse / La Fonderie Centre d’Art Contemporain, Mulhouse Cedex, France

PREMIO ITALIA 2010, MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, Rome

Things that only an artist can do, MARCO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo

Power Alone, Witte de With, Rotterdam. Curated by Juan A. Gaitán and Nicholas Schaffhausen


Sur le dandysme aujourd’hui, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea

Nothingness and behing, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, curated by Shamim Momin

New World Records, Curated by Helen Johnson and Nick Mangan, Sutton Gallery, Australia


California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Arts, curated by Lauri Firstenberg

Site Santa Fe, Lucky Number Seven, Santa Fe, curated by Lance M. Fung

Retrospective, Gagosian Gallery, New York

The Light of the Virgo, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Care of J. Backstein, D. Birnbaum, I. Boubnova, N. Bourriaud, F. Erdemci, G. Kavar, R. Martinez, H.U. Obrist

Lara Favaretto, Francesco Gennari, Piero Golia, Massimo Grimaldi, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna

Vesuvius, curated by G. Del Vecchio, Moderna Museet, Stockolm

Uncertain States of America, American Art in the 3rd Millenium, Le Musée de Sérignan; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, curated by curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Daniel Birnbaum, Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Dialogues méditerrannéens, la Citadelle, Saint-Tropez, curated by Susanne van Hagen.

Où? Scènes du Sud : Espagne, Italie, Portugal. Le Carré d’art, Nîmes, curated by Françoise Cohen.


Gold Standards, P.S.1, New York. Care of Bob Nickas and Walead Beshty

Uncertain States of America- American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Serpentine Gallery, London and Bard College, New York. care of H. U. Obrist, D. Birnbaum, G. Kvaran.

Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, New York, care of Anthony Huberman and Paul Pfeiffer.

When fathers fail, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, care of Guillame Rouchon

Fuori Uso, Pescara. Care of Nicolas Bourriaud and Paolo Falcone

Survivor, Bortolami Dayan, New York, curated by David Rimanelli.


Uncertain States of America- American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, care of H. U. Obrist, D. Birnbaum, G. Kvaran.

Performa Biennal 2, 24 hours accidental, Swiss Institute, New York

Arte all’arte X, Galleria Continua, San Giminiano.

ID Troubles- US Visit, NURTUREart INC. , New York, care of Z. Erić, H. Munder and B. Steinbruegge.


I nuovi mostri, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milano, care of M. Gioni

Narcissus: new visions of self-representation, Crac Alsace, Altkirch.


Assenze Presenze, une nouvelle génération d’artistes italiens, care of E. Lambion Le Botanique, Centre

Culturel de la Communauté Française Wallonie-Bruxelles, Bruxelles

Cosi va il Mondo, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris. Care of C. Laubard

Prague Biennal, National Galerie, Prague. Care of H. Kontova

Sukun, Museum Folkwang, Essen. Care of N. Sonmez

Sub Real: Reality Survival Strategies, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam. Care of B. Pietromarchi


Napoli Anno Zero, Qui e Ora, Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples. Curated by G. Maraniello

Radical and Critical, Fondazione Olivetti, Rome. Curated by B. Pietromarchi

There is a Light Which Never Goes Out, Villa Galvani, Pordenone. Curated by S. Rosso


I Tirana Biennial, National Gallery, Tirana. Curated by G. Politi

Cosa Arcana e stupenda, Sermoneta. Curated by A. Bellini

Schizzi, macchie e pensieri, care of P. Clerico Studio Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Invasione Italiana, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Siracusa. Curated by S. Lacagnina

Play, Open Space, Milan. Curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio


Castelli in aria, Museo di Castel Sant’ Elmo, Naples. Curated by A. Tecce