Pier Paolo Calzolari

Drawings, projects and works on paper


  • Pier Paolo Calzolari (b. 1943) is one of the most significant Italian artists of the post-war period and one of the still active original members of the Arte Povera movement. Work of Calzolari is included in numerous museum collections and has been exhibited at Documenta, MoMA, Fondazione Prada and other prominent institutions. His work, concurrent to that of Conceptual art and Post-Minimalism, has rapidly evolved beyond the confines of a defined movement. More


Ronchini Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Pier Paolo Calzolari. This is the first solo gallery presentation of this seminal artist in London and the first significant exhibition of Calzolari’s practice in the U.K. since his inclusion in the historic exhibition Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972 at Tate Modern, London in 2001.

The exhibition will focus on drawings, studies and projects that will span the course of Calzolari’s career from the early 1960s to the present and give an overview of many of Pier Paolo Calzolari’s signature concepts, offering insight into the artist’s ongoing interest in light, matter and time.