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Lives and works: Paris, France


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The urban landscape is a daily inspiration source for Mario Picardo. Whenever he’s moving in town, he draws his phone to shoot, film and collect hints of our society. Be it a simple food wrap or abandoned object, everything comes together to form a library of clues and shapes fueling the many concepts that will later fill whole sketchbooks.

This is from this well of references that Mario Picardo, himself passionate about semiology, American painting and the 90s’ popular culture, draws the inspiration to paint.

However, his work couldn’t be narrowed to a mere reproduction of what he’s seen and collected in his notebooks : in the serenity of his studio, the painter dedicates all his energy to express the shapes and signs of the city on large canvas, patchworks etc.

In his creations, flashy colors meet with black, sober elements on various supports such as re- coated elements, stretched on frames, paper, fulfilling the artist’s purpose to raise handicraft to the state of art.

Growing up alongside his father, a house painter, Mario Picardo inherited an attraction for building materials, widely preferred over those of the fine arts, and a certain taste for thoroughness.The times he spent in his fathers’ truck, used as a traveling workshop, gave him a taste for optimisation and the reappropriation of spaces and materials.


Solo Exhibition

Group Exhibition

Award - Residency


_ Paradisiaque, Baronian, Knokke, Belgium

_ Miroir, Miroir, Taymour Grahne Projects (online), London, UK


_ Touch & Go, Avee Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium

_ Tessa Perutz, curator Luisa Schlotterbeck, Water Contemporary at fiebach, minninger, Cologne, Germany


_ Château de Sable, Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium

_ Homme Allongé, Ballon Rouge, Brussels, Belgium


_ Jardin du Midi, Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium

_ La Lune Lavande, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


_ Sans Souci, 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland

_ Karma Solaire, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA


_ Wayfinders, with Jessica Hans, Dayspace, Philadelphia, PA, USA

_ Bay Pictures, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA


_ Staring Into The Sea, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA

_ Sail Baby, with Jordan Kasey, In Limbo, Brooklyn, NY, USA


_ Hashtag Nation, Museum of America Books, Brooklyn, NY, USA


_ Blur Me Tender, Romero Paprocki at Musée Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

_ I caught a glimpse of you on the escalator stairs 2, curator Arthur Löwen, Basis, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

_ Group Show, curator Taymour Grahne, Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong, China

_ Landscape, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK

_ L’Art Pour L’Accueil, Hangar Art Center, Brussels, Belgium


_ Friends & Family, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, USA

_ The Shop Show, Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium

_ Ulterieur 2021, Avee Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium

_ Santé Forever, curator Marlies De Clerck, Chez Michel, Brussels, Belgium

_ TKT, Ruttkowski;68, Paris, France

_ Ulterieur 2020/21, Avee Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

_ Awakening, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA

_ Ceramicarpet, Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium


_ 100 Drawings From Now, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA

_ The Shop Show, Baronian Xippas, Knokke, Belgium

_ Ulterieur 2020, Avee Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium

_ The Great Pause, 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland


_ Group Show at Grand Buffet & Pulver’s Glass, curator Scott Keightley, Baba Yaga Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA

_ A Meeting with Erna Schilling, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA

_ Benefit For Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Ghent, Belgium

_ Highway Blues, curator JJ Manford, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ Imagined Realities, Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium

_ Set For The Sun, curator Jenne Grabowski, Lobe Block, Berlin, Germany

_ Clear Objects, Like Lalique, curator Nick Farhi, Ventanas Techo, Mexico City, Mexico

_ Salon de Peinture, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

_ Looking At The World Through Rose Coloured Glasses, Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium


_ Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ Sorry We Weren’t Here to Meet You, We Were Out Exploring, Usagi, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ Eddy’s Room, curator Austin Eddy, Usable Space, Milwaukee, WI, USA

_ Superposition, curator Johnny Abrahams, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY, USA

_ Shapeshifters, curator Brian Willmont, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

_ Group Show, curator Lucien Smith, Milk Studios, New York, NY, USA


_ Everything is Going to Be Alright, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA

_ From out under, curators Matthew Brown & Lucien Smith, Appointment Only, Los Angeles, CA, USA

_ Parting and Together, curator Trudy Benson, Greenpoint Hill, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ Somewhere, curator Gallery 106 Green, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA, USA

_ The Paperweight Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ BAM Gala and Auction, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA


_ The River, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY, USA

_ Bosco, ROE Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ The Congregation, curator Joshua Abelow, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY, USA

_ Whisper to me in HTML, with Imogen Lloyd and art404, Prelim Projects, London, UK

_ Gefa & Taka, Sim House, Reykjavik, Iceland

_ Presenting, In Limbo, Brooklyn, USA


_ The Year of the Goose, Either Way, Los Angeles, CA, USA

_ Change of Address, 139 Emerson Place, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ Naked Runaway, curator Xi Garden, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY, USA

_ Strangers Forming a Group Waiting to Kiss, Motel, Brooklyn, NY, USA

_ 99 Cent Plus Art Shop II, 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn, NY, USA


_ Fondation CAB, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

_ Visiting Artist Lecture, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA


_ The Macedonia Institute, Chatham, New York, NY, USA


_ 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland

_ SÍM, Berlin, Germany


_ Herhusid, Siglufjordur, Iceland

_ Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco


_ SÍM, Reykjavik, Iceland


_ School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship