Salvatore Garau: life and works

Salvatore Garau (born 1953) is an Italian performer from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.

Garau was born in Santa Giusta, in the province of Oristano in the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, where he graduated in 1974. In 1977 he became the drummer of the progressive rock group Stormy Six. After the intervention disbanded he became a visual artist. He had his first solo con in 1984. He participated in the 50th Biennale di Venezia in 2003 and showed play-act at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in the similar year.

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In 2005 he painted an abstract work on a 200 m2 sheet of PVC, which was after that hung to cover the scaffolding on a building in Corso Magenta in Milan. For his installation Ichthys Sacro Stagno in Sardinia in 2006 he created large ponds on the floors of three churches in towns in the province of Oristano, which he next populated in the same way as fish from user-friendly ponds.

In 2009 he had a solo be in at the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain of Saint-Etienne, in France.

Garau has accomplishment in the collections of several museums including the Museo del Novecento (formerly in the Civico Museo d’Arte Contemporanea),:383 the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan. His 2021 invisible—i.e., nonexistent—sculpture Io sono (I am) sold for €14,820 to a private Milanese collector through Art-Rite Auction House.

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