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Alberto Biasi was born in Padua, Italy, on June 2, 1937. He is a leading figure of what is known in Italy as "Arte Programmata" and elsewhere as Op Art and Kinetic Art. At the age of 22, he co-founded the Gruppo N in Padua with a number of contemporary artists. Since then his art has developed constantly within the field of perceptual investigation, both lyrical and scientific, in a number of series: from the early Trame to the Torsioni, from the Light Prisms to the Ottico-dinamici.
In 1988 a retrospective of his work was presented at the Museo Civico agli Eremitani in Padua. In 2000 Biasi drew together and surveyed all his previous research and created the Assemblaggi, diptychs and triptychs which are predominantly monochromatic, with striking three-dimensional and coloristic effects. In 2006 his work was shown in the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. In addition to the twelve exhibitions of the Gruppo N, Biasi has held over one hundred solo exhibitions in museums such as the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, the Wigner Institute of Erice, the Museu de la Catedral in Barcelona, the National Museum of Villa Pisani in Strà, and the National Gallery in Prague.
Biasi has also participated in more than five hundred group exhibitions, including ITALIAN ZERO & avantgarde '60s at the MAAM Museum in Moscow, the 32nd and 42nd Venice Biennales, the eleventh São Paulo Bienal, the 10th, 11th and 14th Rome Quadriennale and various print biennials, receiving several awards.