Micol Assal was born in 1979 in Rome, Italy. She currently lives and works in Greece and Rome.
The work of the Artist investigates the characteristic of matter, physical phenomena and forces and their interaction with the human being and his experience. Micol’s background in philosophy has always been combined with her fascination with natural phenomena, technological theories and types of machinery (she uses electricity, sound, and organic materials like wood and water to evoke nature’s unexpected dangers and discomforts). Her work acts upon the cognitive and sensory response of the viewer, generating, unpredictable and uncomfortable situations which involve physical and psychological reactions.
Assaël’s most recent solo exhibitions include: Converting Words in 2020 at Sprovieri London and then presented at Plato Ostrava, Czech Republic in 2021. Zoo Zone Art Forum, Rome, Italy (2018); Museo Riso, Palermo, Italy (2017); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2014); Museion, Bolzano (2010); Secession, Vienna; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2009); Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome (2008); Basel Kunsthalle, Basel (2007).
Assaël’s most recent group exhibitions include: The Earth Is Flat Again, Museum Sztuki, Poland (2022)
Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Baracco, Rome, Italy (2021); Museum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland (2021); Fondation Carmignac, Paris, France (2019); Goethe Institut, Rome, Italy (2018); Accademia di Francia, Rome, Italy (2018); MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2017); Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2017); Fondazione Marconi, Milan, Italy (2016); Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy (2015); De Hallen, Haarlem (2013); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2010); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US (2009), among others.
Her work was included in the Rome Quadriennale 2020, Sydney Biennale and São Paolo Art Biennial (2008); Berlin Biennale (2006); Moscow Biennale (2005); Manifesta (2004); and the Venice Biennale (2003 and 2005).