BIOGRAPHY

Dario Santacroce is a sculptor exploring time as a metaphor, theory, experience, and idea through the use of simple forms and stone.

At age 16 he began working as apprentice to Carlo Ambrosoli, one of the professors at The Academia di Belle Arti in Rome. There he discovered that the boundaries of the explained and unexplained are blurred into shifting shades of grey.

Continuing his apprenticeships with Manuel Neri, Robert Gove, and Lode Tibos, he acquired the marble carving techniques needed for the realization of works that range in scale from small and intimate to monumental and imposing.

Santacroce is now established in his own sculptural universe, a world rich in symbols and archetypes with stone as the central metaphor of temporal perception. For Santacroce, the exploration of perception as a fluid and changing experience became a driving force, and one that pushed him toward stone as a material. The same impulse has now led him to the use of superior technological tools to create his visions.

Santacroce’s work has been exhibited across Europe and in the United States. 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

Solo Exhibition - Retrospective Dario Santacroce - Galerie Eulenspiegel - Basel, Switzerland

Solo Exhibition - Retrospective Dario Santacroce - UNTITLED - Venice, Italy 

2017

Solo Exhibition - Dario Santacroce - La Petite Galerie - Bourron-Marlotte, France

2016

Solo Exhibition - Spherical Creations - Galerie Eulenspiegel - Basel, Switzerland

Group Exhibition- Ici Inspiration et Creation - Milly-la-forêt, France 

2015

Group Exhibition - Snap To Grid - LACDA (Los Angeles Center For Digital Art) - Los Angeles, USA

Group Exhibition - BeArt Galerie BeArt - Chartes, France

European Heritage Days - Journées du Patrimoine - Larchant, France

Group Exhibition - Metropolis Galleria La Vaccarella - Rome, Italy

2014

Group Exhibition - Snap To Grid - LACDA (Los Angeles Center For Digital Art) - Los Angeles, USA

Group Exhibition - International Juried Exhibition - Finalist Punch Gallery - Seattle, USA

2012

Solo Exhibition - Dario Santacroce Galerie Mona Lisa - Paris, France

2011

Group Exhibition - Open Art Code - Paris, Art En Capital, Salon Des Artistes Indépendants Grand Palais - Paris, France

Group Exhibition - Gemluc Art - Auditorium Rainier III - Monaco, Montecarlo

Solo Exhibition - Dario Santacroce Galerie Arte Falco - Antwerp, Belgium

2010

Group Exhibition - Ninth International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea

Studio Tommaseo - Trieste, Italy

2006

Group Exhibition - Sculpture and Painting Centro D’Arte San Vidal - Venice, Italy

Group Exhibition - Private Gallery Spiazzi - Venice, Italy 

 

AWARDS

2014

Punch Gallery International Juried Exhibition - Selected finalist with the sculpture “ Neo Lithic, Axe ” 

2013

The State Of Art, Bear Hill Publishing - Selected for publishing in “ The State Of Art, Sculpture And 3DVol.1” 

Premio Combat - Honourable mention for the sculpture “ Neo Lithic, Wrench ” 

2010

Pocketluck International Design Contest By Trieste Contemporanea - Selected finalist 

 

PUBLIC WORK

Monumental sculpture MONOLITH™, site to be disclosed, USA

Monumental sculpture "KOSA" Saint-Quentin, France

Monumental sculpture “ Eternal Half ” - Sprimont / La Roche-En-Ardenne, Belgium

 

SYMPOSIA

2011

“Rencontres Internationales de Scuplture de Sprimont”, Monumental sculpture symposium - Sprimont, Belgium

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

2015

“ L’art et la technique ou la disparition du geste ” - Association PhiloZart - Larchant, France

 

PRESS

2017

"Mon coup de coeur artistique du mois de mai...." - By Jérôme Caramalli - www.casavog.com - 2 June

"Dario Santacroce: Sculpture et Mutation." - artblahblah.net

“Entre tableaux aériens et créations de sable” - L’Éclaireur du Gatinais, Newspaper March 15th

2016

“Dalle sfere alle foglie alla Galerie Eulensiegel di Basilea” - By Andrea Pagnacco - L’Eco - 25 May 2016, Number 21, p. 29

Basel: Dario Santacroce’s “Sphericla Creations” - Swiss Magazine April 2016, p. 12

“Spherical Creations”: Artist Dario Santacroce Creates Amazing 3D Printed Sandstone Sculptures - Article by Michael A. Parker - www.3dprint.com - March 23rd

“Spherical Creations: artist Dario Santacroce’s journey to 3D printing a perfect form” - Article by Tess - www.3ders.org - March 23rd 

“Créations Sphériques par Dario Santacroce” - Article by Camille Caruana - www.journal-du-design.fr - March 22nd

新视角 用3D打印解读柏拉图 3D打印猫 - www.wzaobao.com - March 24th

2015

“ Sculptor Dario Santacroce Explores Perfect Forms with 3D Printed Sandstone ” - By Davide Sher - For 3D Printing Industry - www.3dprintingindustry.com - November 4th

“ Les Apéro-Philo de Larchant et les Rendez-vous Philo de Nemours ont des Fidèles! ” - Le Lyricantois, magazine - Edition #47 June, p. 15

“ Philosophie et technologie font bon ménage avec PhiloZarts ” - L’Éclaireur du Gâtinais, newspaper - June 3rd, p. 24

2014

“ Dario Santacroce, un homme de pierres ” - Le Lyricantois, magazine - Edition #44 June, p. 7

2012

“ Un été de sculpture en Belgique ” - Section arts plastiques Pierreactual, monthly magazine - Edition #905 May, p. 72-76

“ Cuatro Veces Venecia ” - By Alberto Ángel El Cuervo - La Voz Del Norte, weekly newspaper - Edition #87 & #88

2011

“ Des enchères contre le cancer ” - By D.R. - Nice-Matin, daily newspaper - Tuesday 27th September, p. 9

“ Devant vous, la pierre prend vie ” - By Francine Hendrick - La Meuse, newspaper - Thursday 4th August, Sudpresse, p. 12

2006

“ Scultura, gra ca e pittura in mostra ” - Il Gazzettino, daily newspaper - Tuesday 4th October, Venezia p. 9 

Presentation by Giorgio Pilla - La Nuova Venezia, daily newspaper - Friday 29th September

“ Alla scoletta arte tra storia e natura ” - Gente Veneta, newspaper - Saturday 23rd September, p. 26

 

TELEVISION

2016

Larchant en direct 2/2 - Channel IDF1 - Tuesday June 7th and Saturday July 3rd

2011

“ Fin du symposium de sculpture de Sprimont ” - Channel RTC - Friday 26th August

“ 16 sculpteurs tavaillent à Sprimont ” - Channel RTC - Thursday 11th August

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016

Gedichte - By Sabina Schaffner - ISBN 978-3-033-05472-1

Spherical Creations - by Dario Santacroce, in association with SAS M78 - ISBN 979-12-200-0787-0

2015

ArtExpo' METROPOLIS - Luoghi della solitudine - Artespazio La Vaccarella

2013

Premio Combat 2013 Prize Sillabe Editore - ISBN 978-88-8347-692-1

The State Of Art – Sculpture & 3D Vol. 1 29 Sculptors and 3D Artists - Bare Hill Publishing - ISBN 978-1-909825-03-1

2011

Openartcode, Grand Palais - Paris Salon Des Artistes Indépendants Art En Capital - Carlo Cambi Editore 2011 - ISBN 978-88-6403-107-1

Gemluc Art - 3éme Concours International D’art Contemporain Du Gemluc - Monte-Carlo 

 

FILM

2018

"Monolith™" - A short lm by Hugo Clouzeau - WeAreHungry

2016

“Dario Santacroce, Sculpteur?” - A short lm by Hugo Clouzeau - WeAreHungry

 

EDUCATION

San Francisco Art Institute (2007) - Major: Fine Arts - San Francisco, USA

Università Ca’ Foscari (2004 / 2005) - Major: Modern Western Language and Literature - Venice, Italy

 

EXPERIENCE

2010 / 2011

Assistant to Lode Tibos. Working in the stone carving atelier of Lode Tibos. Assisting in the moving and installing of monumental sculptures on destined sites and for speci c open air exhibitions. Antwerp, Belgium

2008 / 2009

Apprentice to Manuel Neri. Invited by Manuel Neri (notable member of the “second generation ” of the bay area gurative movement) to work in his marble carving studio. Assisted Manuel Neri in the realization of monumental sculptures in marble.`Received additional on the job training in stone carving techniques with Robert Gove. Carrara, Italy

2002 / 2004

Apprentice to Carlo Ambrosoli. Studied drawing and painting in the studio of Carlo Ambrosoli (professor at the Liceo Artistico and the Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome). Received special training in traditional painting emulsions, inks and encaustics. Rome, Italy

2001

Apprentice to Ronald Cohen. Studied drawing and painting under the guidance of Ronald Cohen (Associate professor, Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa, USA). Rome, Italy