ALESSANDRO RAHO
Born 1971 in Nassau, Bahamas
Lives and works in Hastings, UK
EDUCATION
1991-1994BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
1989-1990Diploma in Foundation Studies, Croydon College of Art, London, UK
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium
2012Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2011The Pavilion of Realism, Thomas Williams Fine Art, London, UK
2009Effearte Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008Ruzicska Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Thomas Williams Fine Art, London, UK; special exhibition curated by Charles Asprey
2006Ruzicska Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
2005Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2004National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; new display showing Judi Dench painting with works from the NPG collection selected by Alessandro Raho
2003Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
2002Taro Nasu, Tokyo, Japan
2001Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
2000aspreyjacques, London, UK
1999Taro Nasu, Tokyo, Japan
1997Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
1996Maureen Paley / Interim Art, London, UK
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, USA
1995Rena Bransten, San Francisco, California, USA
Maureen Paley / Interim Art, London, UK
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018Festival 15, Hastings Art Forum, Hastings, UK
Ima-Abasi Okon, Alessandro Raho, Sur- [MIX-USE COMMODITY]-plus, Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK
2017The Critic as Artist, Reading Museum, Reading, UK
2015We Transfer: Mark Leckey + Alessandro Raho, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London, UK
2014I Cheer a Dead Man's Sweetheart: Painting in Britain Now - from Auerbach to Wragg, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, UK
2013In a Sentimental Mood, La Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France
Knock Knock: Seven Artists in Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK
2011Painting Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Alessandro Raho and Dietmar Lutz, Jens Ulrich gallery CENTRE Berlin, Germany
2009Alessandro Raho and Simon Popper, Hats Plus, London, UK
2008Wall Rockets, curated by Lisa Dennison, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
2007Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery London, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
Salon Nouveau, Engholm Engelhorn Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2004Must I Paint You a Picture?, curated by Pablo Lafuente, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
In the Palace at 4am, curated by Catherine Wood, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
20034ever Young, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jun Hasegawa, Paul Morrison, Alessandro Raho, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002Painting on the Move, Kunsthalle Basel 2002, Switzerland
2002Contemporary Drawing Exhibition: Finalists of Pizza Express Prospects 2002, selected by Peter Blake, Essor Gallery, London, UK
2001Unseen Landscapes, The Lowry, Salford, UK; travelled to York City Art Gallery, UK; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
2000OO, Barbara Gladstone, New York, USA
1999Figuration, Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany; travelled to Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria; Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
1998Dumbpop, Jerwood Space, London, UK
Surfacing: Contemporary Drawing, I.C.A., London, UK
The Erotic Sublime (Slave to the Rhythm), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Hanging, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, Sao Paolo, Brazil; travelled to Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fundação Cultura do Distrito Federal, Brazilia, Brazil
1997 People, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Art in Jeans, Artenergie, Firenze, Italy
One in the Other, London, UK
Countenance, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
False Impressions, curated by Alison Jacques, The British School at Rome, Italy
1996Face to Face, (with John Currin, Machiko Edmonson, Jun Hasegawa, Alex Katz, Robin Lowe, Elizabeth Peyton, Mike Silva) Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Brilliant! New Art from London, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
1995Portraits, curated by Janice Guy, New York, USA
Brilliant! New Art From London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
1994Don't Wake Up, (with Julie Roberts, Thaddeus Strode, Sarah Seager), Maureen Paley / Interim Art, London, UK
Artissima 94, Turin, Italy
SPECIAL COMMISSIONS AND AWARDS
2019Commission for Brasenose College at The University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2016Official Portrait of Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom
2005Portrait of Dame Judi Dench, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
COLLECTIONS
Berardo Collection, Sintra, Portugal
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, Washington, USA
Tate, London, UK
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA