Peter Demetz

(Bolzano, Italy 1969 -)


Born in Bolzano in 1969, currently lives and works in Ortisei (BZ). After studying at the Ortisei Art Institute he was an apprentice to Master Heinrich Demetz, consequently obtaining the Sculpture master degree. Ever since, he has participated in numerous exhibitions in both Italy and abroad (Austria, Germany, United States, Belgium, Turkey).
Since 1999 and for the following three years, he studied pedagogy, didactics, psychology of learning and development. Since 2001 he's been dictating courses and seminars on wood carving. From 2002 to 2006 he was Head Teacher for the Art Sculpture Course at the Lignea University of Zwickau in Germany, as well as the Schneeberg's Faculty of Applied Arts and the Daetz-Centrum in Lichtenstein. From 2007 to 2010, he achieved major awards in art contests such as "III Trienale Ladina", the "Arciere Award" and the "XVIII Sulmona Prize " placing himself among the most interesting sculptors in today's art scene.
His art has been strongly supported by the Swarovski's Design Center, Wattens, the LKJ-Sachsen Leipzig and Daetz-Centrum in Lichtenstein.
He collaborates with the White Room Art System since 2011.


exhibitions (selection)

2016 _Bologna, ARTEFIERA with the gallery ARTFORUM Contemporary.

2015 _Milano, gallery Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, in collaboration with Artforum Contemporary, "Peter Demetz", solo show. _Miami, Art Miami Context, gallery LIQUID ART SYSTEM. _Durham NC (USA), 21c Museum Hotel, "Seeing Now". _Istanbul (TR), CI Contemporary Istanbul 10, gallery LIQUID ART SYSTEM. _Capri (I), Certosa di San Giacomo, "Canone Inverso" curated by Marco Izzolino and Lucia Zappacosta. _Torino, Mastio della Cittadella, "Biennale Italia - Cina". _Shanghai, SPSI Art Museum, "Visioni contemporanee - Italian Artist in China" curated by Alessandro Demma for IGAV. _Basel (CH), Scope Art Show Basel with the gallery Jörg Heitsch. _EXPO Milano 2015, Padiglione Eataly, "Tesoro d'Italia" by Vittorio Sgarbi. _Verona, Galleria Giorgio Ghelfi, "Peter Demetz", solo show. _New York, Art Miami New York with the gallery LIQUID ART SYSTEM. _Milano, Spazioborgogno, "Visioni contemporanee Esperienze di confine tra realtà e immaginazione" by Alessandro Demma for IGAV from Torino. _Bologna, galleria ARTFORUM Contemporary, solo exhibition “Traversals”. _Bologna, Artefiera, gallery ARTFORUM Contemporary.

2014 _ Miami (USA), Art Miami Context, special project Hot Spot “the Exhibition”, by Marco Izzolino with the gallery WHITE ROOM, Capri. _Miami, Art Miami Context, gallery WHITE ROOM ART SYSTEM. _Milano, gallery Dream Factory,solo exhibition „Peter Demetz - Reflections“. _Istanbul, CI Contemporary Istanbul, gallery ARTFORUM Contemporary. _Zurigo, Kunst Zürich, gallery Heitsch. _Munich (D), gallery Heitsch, “new masters”. _Capri (NA), Certosa di San Giacomo, “Visoni Contemporanee alla Certosa“, by Alessandro Demma for IGAV from Torino. _Castellabate (SA), Castello dell'Abate, Premio Pio Alferano 2014, artprize "Murat è vivo", by Vittorio Sgarbi and Santino Carta. _Capri, „l’isola dell’arte“, gallery WHITE ROOM ART SYSTEM. _Knokke (B), Piretti art gallery, "Hyper Realities. _New York, Scope Art Show 2014 with the gallery WHITE ROOM LIQUID ART SYSTEM. _Bologna, Artefiera with the gallery ARTFORUM Contemporary. _Catania, MacS (Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia), group exhibition "Ad Imaginem Suam" by Alberto Agazzani.

2013 _Miami, Art Miami Context, Gallery WHITE ROOM ART SYSTEMS. _Istanbul, CI Contemporary Istanbul with the galleries ARTFORUM and White Room Art System. _Verona, Art Verona, Gallery ARTFORUM from Bologna. _Capri, Gallery White Room Capri, "Peter Demetz - looking beyond", by Marco Izzolino. _Bologna, Artefiera with the gallery ARTFORUM. _Wangen i.A. (D), gallery In der Badstube, "Bildskulpturen/Seelenlandschaften with Peter Demetz and Bruno Raetsch". _New York, Scope Art Show New York 2013 with the gallery WHITE ROOM ART SYSTEM

2012 _ Miami, Art Miami Context and Scope Miami with the gallery WHITE ROOM ART SYSTEM. _Den Haag (NL), EPO Building, "different similarities - somiglianze differenti", collective exhibition by Egon Dejori. _Bologna, gallery ARTFORUM, "Peter Demetz - Reflections", presented by the curator Beatrice Buscaroli. _ORF 2 (local austrian TV), "The artist Peter Demetz", TV news "Südtirol Heute". ( view the video )

2011 _Rome: Palazzo Valentini, Sala Egon von Fürstenberg, solo exhibition, invitation by Presidente Nicola Zingaretti. _Trento, Palazzo Trentini, 54th Biennale of Venezia, Italian Pavillon - Regione Trentino-Alto Adige, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. _Pesaro: solo exhibition at the Hotel Alexander Museum _Dresden (D): teachers exhibition of the international summer accademy of Dresden in the "Motorenhalle", by Susanne Altmann _Milano: Teatro Dal Verme, Projection of pictures from the works of Peter Demetz during the Festival "La Milanesiana"; curated by Elisabetta Sgarbi. _Egna (BZ): "Peter Demetz", solo exhibition at the Gallery of "Kunstforum Unterland". Introduduction: Heinrich Schwazer. _Chiusa (BZ): "Presence", solo exhibition at the city museum of Chiusa. _Brescia (I): "Peter Demetz - Willy Verginer - Bruno Walpoth", Galleria dell'Incisione _Bagnacavallo (RA): "temet nosce", solo exhibition with Robert Bosisio, by Adriana M. Soldini, in the "Chiesa del Pio Suffragio"

2010 _Bologna(I): "Intime Stanze", solo exhibition by Peter Demetz and Robert Bosisio, Galleria "Artforum" _Sulmona (I): "Premio Sulmona 2010",Exhibition of the invited artists for the international artprize, catalogue _San Martino in Badia: "mirrored stories", Winners-exhibition of the art competition "III Trienala Ladina" in the Museum Ladin, by Adam Budak _Salemi (Italy): "Contemplazioni", five solo exhibitions: Agostino Arrivabene, Nicola Samorì, Peter Demetz, Dino Valls and Grazia Cucco, in the Museo Civico di Salemi (Italy), by Vittorio Sgarbi _Ortisei: "light and space", solo-exhibiton at the Kreis für Kunst und Kultur in Ortisei (Italy), introduction: Marco Forni _Ortisei (I), "Arte a confronto", by G. Di Brindisi _Sardegna (Italy): Winners-exhibition of the Artprize "Premio Arciere" of Sant'Antioco, by Vittorio Sgarbi (catalogue) _Bologna(Italy): "materica", Exhibition for the new opening of the art gallery artforum (catalogue) _Spoleto (Italy): Personal exhibition in the Palazzo Pianciani at the Spoleto Festival 2010 , by Vittorio Sgarbi (catalogue)

2009 _ Halle: “HolzArt”, collective exhibition by Anke Bachmann _Prissian: Fahlburg,"LanaLive", UNIKA _ Ortisei: UNIKA 2009, collective exhibition _ Munich ( Germany ): “Wooden Sculptures”, Gallery Andrea s Baumgartl _ Bolzano: Galleria Prisma, exhibition of winners of the art competition “eroism – inier, ncuei, duman” _ Bologna: “legno parlante”, Galleria Artforum, with Bruno Walpoth and Hubert Mussner

2008 _ Roma: Il Mitreo-Arte Contemporanea, “Segni di Confine”, curated by Maurizio Vanni _ Sant’Agostino(FE): Oratorio, “nebenräume-gli spazi dell’io”, personal exhibition _ Cento di Ferrara: Castello della Rocca,“nebenräume-gli spazi dell’io”, personal exhibition (catalogue) _Merseburg: 3th artfair _ Milano: Palazzo della Permanente, exhibition of the art competition finalists “Premio Arte 2008”

2007 _ Lichtenstein/SA(D): Daetz-Centrum, „bodily - erotic impressions“ _ Milano: Spazio Lattuada, italian art biennale, curated by Raffaele De Salvatore _ Wangen im Allgäu (D): Kunstmeile Wangen 01 _ Bolzano: Galleria Civica, „Stanze“, curated by Barbara Bottacin and Ciro Saetti. (catalogue) _ Ortisei: UNIKA 2007, collective exhibition _ Bolzano: exhibition of winners of the art competition “Nova”. (catalogue) _ Palma de Mallorca: Galeria trestemps, “Mallorca”, with Andreas Scholz _ Istanbul(TR): contemporanean art fair, “Segni di Confine” curated by Maurizio Vanni for the Italian Cultural Institud of Istanbul. (catalogue)

2006 _ Firenze: Palagio di Parte Guelfa, “the artist, the Maestro and Margherita, curated by Maurizio Vanni (catalogue) _ Ortisei: UNIKA 2006, collective exhibition _ Padova: Arte Padova, UNIKA _ Lecce: Metropolitan Art Gallery: “Maestri Scultori Italiani”

2005 _ Lichtenstein/SA(D): Daetz-Centrum,„UNIKA-sculptures “Vienna(A): Wiener Staatsoper,“between dream and reality”