Excursus

Roberto Scardella was born in Frascati (Rome), where he lives and works. He got final grades for his High School diploma in Classical Studies, and his degree in Architecture at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome; in the same period he began to practice sculpture, specializing in the technique of  “lost wax casting” fusion.

AWARDS

  • 1996: National Award of Sculpture in Lecce (Italy): 1st Prize

He partecipated in:

  • 1990: Sculpture Award “Prix International d’Art Contemporaine de Monte Carlo” – Princedom of Monaco
  • 1993: International Contest of Architecture and Church Decor “Frate Sole” – Parma (Italy)
  • 1993: Sculptur Award “H. C.Andersen” Accademia di San Luca – Rome
  • 1993: XXXIV Sculpture Award “Suzzara” – Mantua (Italy)
  • 1994: Nationale Sculpture Contest for the Police Headquarters of La Spezia (Italy)
  • 1998: Triennial Exhibition of International Sculpture – Osaka (Japan)
  • 2006: International Contest of Sculpture “Peer Gynt”- Oslo (Norway)
  • 2006: International Contest “Fallen of Nassiriya” – Rome

EXHIBITIONS and ACQUISITIONS

  • 1995: Dragon International – London
  • 1996: Walton Gallery – London
  • 1997: International Exhibition “Etruriarte” – Leghorn (Italy)
  • 1997: Painting and Sculpture Collective International Exhibition – Nice (France)
  • 1997: The Pambroke Gallery – Windsor (England)
  • 1998: Collective Exhibition “Galleria dei Greci” – Rome
  • 1998: Collectiv Exhibition “The Edith Grove Gallery” – London
  • 1998: Italian Ministery for Environment and Culture:
    Giochi di Acqua e di Verde nei Castelli Romani” – Frascati (Rome)
  • 1998: Replay Cafè – Monte Carlo – Princedom of Monaco
  • 1998: Collective Exhibition “Casinò di Mentone” – (France)
  • 1999: A.R.G.A.M. “Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali del Comune di Roma”, Rome Municipality
  • 2000: Acquisition of critical-photographic documentation by the Vatican Museums – Contemporary Art Section
  • 2000: Acquisition in “Sir Denis Mahon’s Collection”, British Museum – Drawings and Engravings Section
  • 2001: Personal Exhibition “Directional Centre Alitalia” – Rome
  • 2001: Collective Exhibition “Museo dell’Infiorata” – Genzano (Rome)
  • 2003: Personal Exhibition Galerie “Il Quadro” – Aachen (Germany)
  • 2004: Collective Exhibition “French Institute of Culture” – Aachen (Germany)
  • 2004: Personale Exhibition “Scuderie Aldobrandini” – Frascati (Rome)
  • 2005: Collective Exhibition Villa Mondragone – Monteporzio Catone (Rome)
  • 2007: Collective Exhibition, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Rome “Galleria Incontro d’Arte” – Rome
  • 2008: Personal Exhibition “Galleria Incontro d’Arte” – Rome
  • 2008: A.R.G.A.M. “Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali del Comune di Roma” Rome Municipality, “Museo Venanzo Crocetti”
  • 2009: Acquisition by “Gogol’s House-Museum” in Moscow (Russia)
  • 2012: Collective Exhibition “Galleria Davico” – Torino
  • 2015: Exhibition “Francesco d’Assisi”, Palazzo Medici – Firenze
  • 2017: Exhibition “Tiny Biennale”, Temple University – Gallery of Art – Rome
  • 2017: “Homage to B. Gili Roig”, Villa Falconieri – Frascati (Rome)
  • 2017: Exhibition “Raccontare il Sacro” = “To Tell the Sacred” Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea – Assisi (Italy)
  • 2018: Exhibition “…il Mutar del corso” = “…the Changing of the Course”, Cavour Hall – Bolsena (Italy)
  • 2018: Exhibition “Un libro delle immagini” = “A Book of the Images”, Scuderie Aldobrandini – Frascati (Rome)
  • 2018: Acquisition Museum of Contemporary Art – Assisi (Italy)

WORKS IN PERMANENT EXHIBITION

  • 2001: “Pegasus” Award for Alitalia
  • 2001: Equestrian Monument in Frascati
  • 2006: Sacred Sculpture for St. Thomas Aquinas’ Church – Università di Tor Vergata – Rome
  • 2007: Bronze Sculpture in the Sanctuary of Chimpay – (Argentina)
  • 2010: Bronze Monument in the “Madonna delle Scuole Pie” Church in Frascati
  • 2011: Bronze Monument of Zeffirino Namuncurà – Frascati
  • 2012: Bronzo Sculpture for Pope Benedict XVI – Vatican City
  • 2016: Sacred Sculpture in wood and brass – Library of the Pontifical Salesian University – Rome

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Sculpture” in Pensieri nascosti nelle cose edited by Giulia Lombardi and Mauro Mantovani, Rome, LAS 2015
  • “The Theme of Misericordy in Art” in Comunicazione e misericordia, un incontro fecondo edited by Maria Emanuela Coscia and Teresa Doni, Roma, LAS 2016
  • “The Street Art” in I germogli della Buona notizia edited by Vittorio Sammarco, Anthony Clifford Lobo, Maria Paola Piccini, Roma, LAS 2017