Silvio Wolf

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Mirror Threshold - Six Cuts, 2013 Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminumMirror Threshold - Six Cuts, 2013 Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminum

Mirror Threshold - Six Cuts, 2013

Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminum

Mirror Threshold 16, 2011 Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminumMirror Threshold 16, 2011 Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminum

Mirror Threshold 16, 2011

Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminum

Meditation, 2009-11 Chromogenic print face-mounted to plexiglass on light boxMeditation, 2009-11 Chromogenic print face-mounted to plexiglass on light box

Meditation, 2009-11

Chromogenic print face-mounted to plexiglass on light box

Horizon 18 N05, 2011 Chromogenic printHorizon 18 N05, 2011 Chromogenic print

Horizon 18 N05, 2011

Chromogenic print

The Names of Time, 2009 Pigment print on canvas. 256 x 433 inches 53rd Venice Biennale, Tese delle Vergini, Italian pavilionThe Names of Time, 2009 Pigment print on canvas. 256 x 433 inches 53rd Venice Biennale, Tese delle Vergini, Italian pavilion

The Names of Time, 2009


Pigment print on canvas. 256 x 433 inches


53rd Venice Biennale, Tese delle Vergini, Italian pavilion

Mirror Threshold - Flicker, 2014 Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminum 74 3/4 x 46 3/16 inchesMirror Threshold - Flicker, 2014 Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminum 74 3/4 x 46 3/16 inches

Mirror Threshold - Flicker, 2014
Direct ink-jet print on silver mirrored aluminum
74 3/4 x 46 3/16 inches

Chance 28, 2008 C-print 49 1/4 x 30 3/4 inchesChance 28, 2008 C-print 49 1/4 x 30 3/4 inches

Chance 28, 2008
C-print
49 1/4 x 30 3/4 inches

Us #10, 2013 Digital c-print mounted to dibond 70 5/16 x 45 1/16 inchesUs #10, 2013 Digital c-print mounted to dibond 70 5/16 x 45 1/16 inches

Us #10, 2013
Digital c-print mounted to dibond
70 5/16 x 45 1/16 inches

Other Works
Mirror ThresholdsMirror Thresholds
Mirror Thresholds
HorizonsHorizons
Horizons
ChancesChances
Chances
MeditationsMeditations
Meditations
InstallationsInstallations
Installations
ArchitecturesArchitectures
Architectures

Silvio Wolf is interested in activating the perception of a simultaneous past and present, here and elsewhere, coexisting in time and space. He welcomes the accidental and unpredictable, weaving in and out of representation and nondisclosure to convey issues of limit, absence, memory, epistemology and identity. Since the late 1980s Wolf has shifted from the pure two-dimensional format of photography to a wider range of mediums in order to introduce a more subjective, metaphorical view of reality. The artist not only alludes to a visual language, but also the cultural, ideological and emotional expectations society has regarding the medium. Wolf uses moving images, still projections, light and sound, either individually or in combination to create multimedia projects and sound installations that engage the specificities and history of the venues he operates in. He responds to the personality that a place is capable of expressing and the need to establish a symbolic relationship with it.


Wolf was born in Milan in 1952. He studied philosophy and psychology in Italy and photography and visual arts in London, where he received the Higher Diploma in Advanced Photography from the London College of Printing. The artist currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts of the European Institute of Design in Milan, and is a visiting professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He had a major solo show with Bruce Silverstein in 2013.


Wolf’s works were featured in Aktuell, Documenta VIII, and in 2009 at the 53rd Venice Biennale. He has had numerous exhibitions of his work in the United States and abroad including at the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Aperture Gallery, New York; Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris; SFCamerawork, San Francisco; Galleria Civica, Modena; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Musée du Quebec, Canada; and the Museum of Art, Fukuyama.


He has created many permanent installations in galleries, museums and public spaces in Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg; Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. The artist lives and works in Milan and New York.