recent work


Pulleys (Newspapers, Jan.–May 2016), I

Pigment print on Baryte paper mounted on aluminium,
smoked oak frame; 200x100 cm
Edition: 3 (+ 1 A. C.)

Photo: Marco Blessano,
© Vittorio Santoro
Installation view: Counter Space, Zurich, June 2016

Link to additional images

On the large-format photo-graphic work a variety of international newspapers,
as well as brochures are arranged as a large panel in portrait format. This panel
provide a sort of Atlas representing a certain part of the global current affairs
and fixes it for a moment or instant.

The texts and images are super-imposed in different ways and sometimes create
new com-binations. A rope, stretched from different pulleys, passes through the
image in a zigzag form. Why the tackle is profi-table, where the actual system
begins or ends, is not visible. Though, It looks as might be a metaphorical transfer between the force and counter-force principle of the pulleys system and the under-
lining images and data, a little like questioning which dynamics, forces and move-
ments traverse the world situation, especially those which appear non-obvious or
unknown. The work seems to freeze a moment in time.



Galerie Thomas Bernard–Cortex Athletico, Paris
20 Oct.–26 Nov. 2016

Vittorio Santoro
a limited edition artist book
published by Yvon Lambert, Paris





permanent neon installation
on the facade of the CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
link to work
CAPC website


press news (selection)

Nov. 2016 "Recommended Shows":Vittorio Santoro, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris

5 Aug. 2016
Luca Bernasconi: "Gasträume": arte contemporanea negli spazi pubblici di Zurigo. RSI, Radio della Svizzera Italiana, Rete 2, link to podcast (It)

Sept. 2015
Dublin, Vittorio Santoro,
Oonagh Young Gallery,

ARTFORUM, Sept. 2015, page 397.
Link to pdf (E)

Publications by/on Vittorio Santoro: Bibliotheque Kandinsky,
Centre Pompidou, Paris

23 Jan. 2015
Wie reagiert die Kunst? Gespräch mit Vittorio Santoro
: Andreas Kleui in conversation, Swiss Radio DRS2,
Audio file (D) / 3'47''

Le grand paysage (pour un jour) Conversation
: Théodora Domenech and Vittorio Santoro (Nov. 2014)
download pdf (En)
download pdf (Fr)

Kunstbulletin 5/14 (Zurich)
Vittorio Santoro by Gabriel Flückiger, pag. 73, May 2014
download pdf (D)
or visit Kunstbulletin website here

ANNUAL Art Magazine
Paris, Issue 6
Insert (10 pages+cover)
downlaod pdf (E)

Arts Magazine (Paris, N°74, March 2013)
Artist Insert
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June 2012
artpress (Paris, N°390)
Vittorio Santoro by Audrey Illouz, pp. 58–60
Link to PDF (F/E)

29 Feb. 2012
Le Quotidian de l'art (Paris,
N°98) Vittorio Santoro, Gagarine et La propagande soviétique by Roxana Azimi, page 6
Link to PDF (F)

31 Aug. 2011
ARTFORUM 500 words
Vittorio Santoro interviewed by Rahma Khazam on the occasion of his exhibition at Campagne Première, Berlin
Link to PDF (E)

January 2011
Voice Puller

Monographic article by
Daniel Kurjakovic, published by
VOLUME – A Contemporary Art Journal About Sound
Paris, Nr. 2, Jan. 2011,
pp. 30–41
link to Volume website
link to PDF (F/E)

29 Jan. 2010
Eclipse (Vittorio Santoro)
Monographic article by Manuel Cirauqui, published by 20/27, revue de textes critiques sur l'art (Paris, Nr. 4, 2010, pp. 97–113)
link to pdf (F)