Diego Perrone wins ACACIA prize

Two works will be donated to the public collections of the city of Milan.

The selected work, "Untitled", will be donated by the ACACIA association to the collections of the city of Milan and will enter the collection of the Museo del Novecento. Diego Perrone

On the occasion of Milan’s Art Week, the Museo del Novecento and the ACACIA Association, an association of contemporary art collectors and supporters, have announced the winner of the 2022 ACACIA Prize. The winning artist is Diego Perrone.

For the seventh consecutive year, the selected work will be on display until 25 September at the Museo del Novecento on Piazza Duomo.

Diego Perrone was born in Asti in 1970. He lives and works between Milan and Berlin. He studied at the Brera Academy in Milan with Luciano Fabro, and then in Bologna where he met Alberto Garutti. His artistic production combines a free use of different techniques – such as sculpture, drawing, glass working, video and photography – with a multiplicity of poetic intuitions that allow him to give an acute reinterpretation of traditional themes and icons, from popular culture to more recent history. A series of elements and symbols linked to the artist’s rural origins often recur in his highly personal definition of artistic imagery.

Perrone will present the works “Untitled” (2021) and “Untitled” (2022), which will become part of the City Collections.

Diego Perrone’s work joins those of Mario Airò, Rosa Barba, Rossella Biscotti, Monica Bonvicini, Gianni Caravaggio, Maurizio Cattelan, Loris Cecchini, Roberto Cuoghi, Rä di Martino, Lara Favaretto, Linda Fregni Nagler, Francesco Gennari, Sabrina Mezzaqui, Marzia Migliora, Adrian Paci, Paola Pivi, Marinella Senatore, Luca Trevisani, Grazia Toderi, Tatiana Trouvé, Marcella Vanzo, Nico Vascellari, Francesco Vezzoli, donated to the Museo del Novecento by the ACACIA Association. 

Camillo Boschi is a contributing editor at Milano Art Guide, where he covers art, culture, and festivals.