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Micol Assael 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 the matter, physical phenomena and forces and their interaction with the human being and his experience. Assaël’s background in philosophy has always been combined  with her fascination with natural phenomena, technological theories and machineries (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: Plato Ostrava, Czech Republic (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 participated in group exhibitions at  Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Baracco, Rome, Italy (2021); Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland (2021); Foundation Carmignac, Paris, France (2019); Goethe Institute, Rome, Italy (2018); Accademia di Francia, Rome, Italy (2018); Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2017); Museo Riso, Palmero, Italy (2017); MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2017); Fondazione Marconi, Milan, Italy (2016); De Hallen, Haarlem (2013); Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev (2012); MdM Rupertinum, Salzburg (2011); Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (2010); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2009).

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).