Padova, 1958

Alberto Zorzi, goldsmith artist among the greatest exponents of the famous School of Padua, returns to Milan, a city that in the past has dedicated important exhibitions in prestigious exhibition spaces.

BABS Art Gallery presents a wide selection of his works-unique pieces, including some historians and about twenty recently produced, in the solo show “The jewels of Alberto Zorzi. Geometries in space”.


Alberto Zorzi (Santa Giustina in Colle, Padua, 1958), graduate in the art of metals and goldsmithing at the Pietro Selvatico State Institute of Art, graduated in History of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Padua and at the Cà Foscari University of Venice. Graduate in History of the Arts, Cà Foscari University, Venice, the University of Verona and the University Institute of Architecture, IUAV , Venice. In a cultural environment influenced by kinetic art (Group N) as the teachings of the Bauhaus and the school of Max Bill -, he undertakes a teaching path, in addition to the Wild Institute itself, the European Institute of Design in Milan, at the University of Florence and Siena, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna and Bologna. At the same time, he carried out a fertile activity as a goldsmith artist.

Among the most important exhibitions dedicated to him in public spaces, in 1999 “Alberto Zorzi”, Archaeological Museum, Milan (traveling in Germany to the Anger Museum, Erfurt and the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau); in 2009 “Jewels, silver, drawings, 1973-2009”, Museo degli Argenti of Palazzo Pitti, Florence; in 2010 “Unicum. Alberto Zorzi. Jewels and Silver 2000/2010”, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice. Among the group exhibitions, in 2008 “Contemporary Italian jewel: techniques and materials between Art and Design”, Sala Tesoro, Castello Sforzesco, Milan (traveling to the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, and the Accorsi Foundation, Turin), and in 2017 the exhibition: “The Italian jewel of the 20th century”, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan.