Galleri Thomassen is pleased to present Scattered, Alina Vergnano´s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Alina Vergnano: Scattered
June 5 - August 25, 2019
Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg


In Vergnano´s work, the mark - intentional and unintentional - is central. Through drawing, sculpture and painting she investigate its potential for expressing human emotions, thoughts and obsessions. The figure is present in most of her works where bodies are depicted as a whole or deconstructed into abstract traces. In Scattered, limbs and body parts are tangled, reaching out and touching each other, carrying a desire of knowing-oneself and ones shifting nature, to affirm identity and presence, in relation to the world.

Scattered in a room
The soft flesh and the swirling hair,
The knots.
Hands, fingers, limbs
Reaching for everything
For proof of existence,
For presence and time.
Despair and delight
in finding yourself
naked and open.
of cotton and stone
Rage and revolt
Sleep, abandon,
Melancholy and all.

Alina Vergnano (b. 1989 in Turin, Italy) lives and works in Gothenburg. She holds a BFA from the Europe Institute of Design, Turin, IT (2009 - 2012). Recent solo exhibitions; Angelo Della Pergola Gallery, Milan, IT (2018), Limited Works, Copenhagen DK (2018), Susan Petterson Gallery, Stockholm SE (2017), Video Installation, LiveArtena, Artena IT (2016), STOCK 20 Kunsthallen, Taichung, TW (2015), Freedom Man Residency, Taichung, TW (2015). Recent group exhibitions; Gallery Thomassen, Gothenburg SE (2018), Spazio Cabinet, Milan IT (2018), Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg SE (2017), Raum Vollreinigung, Berlin DE(2017). Her work is represented in both private and public collections.

Picture courtesy of Gallery Thomassen. Photography by David Eng