Aldobranti, Artist and Writer.


Open Calls and Group Shows

2016Salon des Refusés 2016SPACE, UK
2015Inventive Factory: Museums at NightThe Novium, UK
2015[][][] 3 cells 3 artistsEastleigh Magistrates Court building, UK
2015Here and ThereASPEX, UK
2015Critical SpacesLondon Graduate School, UK
2014Where's the ArtModern Art, Oxford, UK
2014Light's Festive Tents: MA ShowWinchester School of Art, UK
2014Tabula Rasa: WSA Fine ArtBargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, UK
2014A Sequence of EventsThe Winchester Gallery, UK
2014RoCo 2014Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, US
2014Thunder Flux!HaHa Gallery, UK
2014CITE: MA Interim ShowWinchester School of Art, UK
2014In Praise of ShadowsEarsham Street Gallery, UK
2014Recent HistoryBrooks Shopping Centre, UK
2013Art at NESTANational Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK
2013Open DoorsEugenio de Almeida Foundation, Portugal
2013FRESHJacksons Art Supplies, UK
2013Twenty SquaredGallery TS1, UK
2013ZAP Open 2013Zeitgeist Arts Project, UK

Solo Shows

2013Lessons in metaGeographyFlora Twort Gallery, UK
2015Lights Festive TentsStudio 3 Arts, UK

Bio

Aldobranti gained a MA Fine Art with Distinction from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in September 2014. He was supported by an academic scholarship from the University of Southampton.
Previous academic qualifications were graduate and postgraduate degrees in Mathematics.
Aldobranti was short-listed for PhotoFilmic 2015 for his work in analogue film; he has been included in several on-line collections surveying the contemporary art world. His work has been shown throughout the UK, in Portugal and the US
He has also self-published several photobooks in Blurb and Kindle formats.
In previous lives he has been a working mathematician, a Chartered Engineer, a collaborating partner on EU funded projects, IT consultant, a marketing director and a unicyclist.

Since 2010 the title of an exhibition at London's V&A Museum, "Shadow Catchers", has driven a study of the behaviour of Shadow, particularly when independent and separate of the Figure and hence, that which must be caught to be studied. Like a naturalist, he stalks out these separate shadows or studies the places where they might fall. His more theoretical work explores the place of Shadow in a dialectic of Figure and Ground, the way in which Painting and Drawing must commonly depict Light as an absence of pigment bounded by Shadow. Here his work brushes up against a study of the Self and the Other with figures traced out by laser lines. If appearance is only enabled by Light, his large scale installations explore domains which are only known by their Shadows.

Born in Boston, Mass. USA, Aldobranti also has a British passport with the full right to employment within the European Union.

Press Cuttings, On-line collections and Other Honourable Mentions

Residency: das Gras mehr grün
Residency ? Installation ? Performance ? PreFAB-Lab

Selected Artist
Competition Finalist
Local Newspaper Report
Invited Talk, London Graduate Centre
Artist in Residence
Multiple Exposure -- online zine

365 Days, 365 Artists, open call
2nd 2014 Showcase Winner, student category

Award of Scholarship
Exhibition notice, Lessons in MetaGeography
International Art Review Magazine, open call