Christian Balzano lives and works in Livorno.
His artistic and cultural origins stem from experience gleaned from his travels to many distant destinations during the 90’s: from America to Africa to Asia.
Between the end of the 1990’s and 2005, his work was centered around interior design in collaboration with several prestigious architectural firms.
From 2003 to 2010 he exhibited his work in an array of Italian cities: from Milano to Pietrasanta – Lucca, to Rome, Rovato – Brescia, Bologna, Treviso, Matera and even abroad in Argentina.
In 2010 he held a solo exhibit at Lu.C.C.A Center of Contemporary Art and for “Exhibitalia” at Art Basel Miami, he created the side of a Fiat 500 automobile.
Solo and Collective Exhibitions:
-”Thai-Italy Art and Cultural Exchange 2011″ at the Art Centre of Silpakorn University in Bangkok ; 54th International Exhibition of Art at the Biennaleof Venice – Italian Pavillion; 4th Edition of the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow, ” Upside Down” at the Galleria Modenarte in Modena.
- Solo exhibit at the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C.; Collective exhibition “Dream of Passion” at the BEGO Museum in Castelfiorentino, Firenze.
- Collective exhibit “Mine” at the Underline Gallery of New York; solo exhibit “Beyond the Sign” at the BEGO Museum and the San Carlo Oratory in Castelfiorentino; he showed at the Republic of Costarica Pavillion during the 55th Biennale d’Arte of Venice; collective “Clean Slate” at the Museo del Paesaggio, in Torre di Mosto, resident artist at the Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art di Gwangju, Korea; participation to the international video art fair, “The world in rolls.”
Collective “The time we’ve spent and time to leale” at the Zaha Museum in Seoul, collective “Restless 1900″ at the LU.C.C.A; workshop and installation “The Raft”at the Art House Gallery in Tripoli in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Tripoli, Libya; partecipation in the project: Do Ut Do at the MAXXI Museum in Roma, the MADRE Museum in Naples and the MAMbo Museum in Bologna; solo “Absolutely Unadviseable” at the Pinacoteca Civica in Follonica, Grosseto.