Alfredo Romano Byzantine Museum Athens
One of Alfredo Romano's works arriving at the Byzantine Museum in Athens. Photograph: Giorgio Persano Gallery

ALFREDO ROMANO at the Byzantine Museum

Where: Byzantine and Christian Museum
When: On now – 12 November 2017
Why Go: See the acclaimed installations by contemporary artist Alfredo Romano

The Galleria Giorgio Persano-Torino presents an exhibition by Italian artist Alfredo Romano, “Angelis suis mandavit de te”, at the Byzantine and Christian Museum. The exhibition includes works from the late 1980’s to the present day, together with works and installations made specifically for this exhibition in order to establish a specific and complex dialogue with the items in the museum’s permanent collections.

Alfredo Romano Byzantine Museum Athens

‘Aluminium Bowls’ by Alfredo Romano.

The work of Alfredo Romano expresses the fascination and contradictions between Magna Graecia and the dramatic situation of the contemporary world.

*Magna Graecia (Megalē Hellas) refers to the coastal areas of southern Italy which were colonized by various ancient Greek city-states from the 8th to 5th centuries BC.


Alfredo Romano was born in Siracusa where he lives and works. Since 1985, he has participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad. His works form part of many public and private collections, in international museums and at the European Cultural Centre in Delphi. His work, represented by the historic Galleria Giorgio Persano of Turin, has attracted the attention of some of the most prominent art critics in Italy, including Achille Bonito Oliva, Francesco Gallo, Giovanni Iovane and Enzo Fiametta.

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