Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro


Permanent collection


15 November 2024 – 04 March 2025
Venice, Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, Dom Pérignon Rooms, second floor

Curated by Elisabetta Barisoni


In the year of the International Art Biennale, Ca’ Pesaro’s programme of contemporary voices will continue in November. Two rooms on the second floor will host a small exhibition devoted to Giorgio Andreotta Calò, a Venetian artist who won the Ministry of Culture’s PAC competition, enabling the acquisition of his monumental sculpture Medusa for the municipal collections in Ca’ Pesaro.

Together with this work, the artist will exhibit the results of the surveys (core samples) conducted by the City of Venice’s public works department on the facade of Ca’ Pesaro, so making art out of scientific studies and surveys of the static condition of the building.

The dialogue between the past and the stratifications of time in Longhena’s palace facing the Grand Canal is open to a contemporary vision, in which “the stones of Venice” are still a source of inspiration and reflections on history.


Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Venice, 1979) lives and works in Italy and the Netherlands. He studied sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and the Kunsthochschule, Berlin. Between 2001 and 2007 he was the assistant of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. In 2008 he moved to the Netherlands, where he was artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2009-2011). In 2011 his work was presented at the 54th Biennale directed by Bice Curiger. In 2012 he won the Premio Italia per l’Arte Contemporanea organised by the MAXXI in Rome. Between 2012 and 2013 he was artist in residence at the Centre National d’Art Contemporain of Villa Arson in Nice. In 2014 he won the Premio New York organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2017 he was one of the three artists invited to represent Italy in the pavilion curated by Cecilia Alemani at the 57th Biennale, and with the Anastasis project he won the competition held by the Italian Council. In 2019 he had a solo show at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan.