Loredana Longo

Biography

Loredana Longo was born in Catania, in 1967, where she graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Milan. Explosions, strongly representative of her work, are a series of performances that see the installation of very intricate sets, which the artist will blow up and reassemble immediately after, showing the damage caused by the explosive. For several years now, Loredana has been carried out these performances, the last of which, entitled Creative Execution, was showed at Officine Saffi, in Milan, during Art Week 2019. In that occasion, the artist blew up a series of raw ceramic vases, arranged in three rows, as in a real execution, to make the viewer reflect on the effects caused by violence.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Fake, Galleria Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo, Italy
V for Victory, Surplace, Varese, Italy
Piedediporco, Galleria Francesco Pantaleone, Milan, Italy

2017
Victory, La Mattanza, Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York, USA
Another break in the wall, Casa Museo Jorn, Albissola, Italy
1mm di distanza, Spazio C.O.S.M.O., Milan, Italy

2016
Victory, Galleria Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo, Italy

2015
Nè Caino Nè Abele, Srisa Gallery of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy

2014
My Own War, GAM Modern Art Gallery, Palermo, Italy

2013
Place no place, galleria BAD New Business, Milan, Italy

2011
Neither here nor there, Temporary Museum and Francesco Pantaleone Arte contemporanea, Palermo, Italy

2010
CAGES, Artecontemporanea, Bruxelles, Belgium
La notte poco prima della foresta, installation artwork for theater, various theaters

2008
EXPLOSION#17 Happy New Year, Teatro Festival Italia, Real Albergo dei Poveri, Naples, Italy
Cover, Galleria Traghetto, Roma, Italy

2007
EXPLOSION#15 The Wedding Feast, Festival Fies Drodesera, Centrale Fies, Trento, Italy
Thanksgiving Day, Festival Oltrarno Atelier, Cantieri Goldonetta, Florence, Italy
EXPLOSION#14 Honey Moon, Prometeo gallery, Milan, Italy
EXPLOSION#12 Tea For Two, La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
Video projection EXPLOSION, Cantieri Culturali Goldonetta, Florence, Italy

2006
EXPLOSION#9/10 Christmas Evening, Wilfried Von Gunten Projektraum, Thun, Switzerland
EXPLOSION#8 Sweets, Galleria Francescopantaleone arteContemporanea, Palermo, Italy
DOUBLE1# 1/Happy Birthday, Museum Van Nagsael, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005
Oh Happy Days, Galleria Artecontemporanea, Catania, Italy

2002
Cheese2, Associazione Culturale Amantes, Turin, Italy

2000
I sogni di Loredana L., Interno&DUMDUM, Bologna, Italy
Noi produciamo amore, Galleria Artecontemporanea, Catania, Italy
SULLAMIAPELLE, Galleria Civica Montevergini, Siracusa, Italy

1999
SULLAMIAPELLE, Galleria ArteContemporanea, Catania, Italy

1998
Intime visioni, Comune di Orvieto, Italy

1995
Crittoscritture, De’ Florio arte, Rome, Italy

1994
Scritturescritture, La Porta rossa, Catania, Italy


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
She Devil remix, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy
Caducità, Midec, Laveno, Italy
Same same but different, Kunst Merano Arte, Merano, Italy
Same same but different, Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Palermo, Italy

2017
La Quarta Vetrina, Libreria delle donne, Milan, Italy
Due South, Delaware Contemporary Museum, Wilmington, USA
Oxymoron, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy
Festival delle Letterature Migranti, Arti Visive, Archivio Storico di Palermo, Italy

2016
VIII Premio Santa Croce Grafica, Centro Espositivo Villa Pacchiani, Santa Croce sull’Arno, Pisa, Italy
She devil on tour, Galerie KUB, Lipsia, Germany
Etna Reverie, Vigneti Primaterra, Randazzo, Catania, Italy
Contemporanea, collezioni 2006-2016, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo, Italy
Grand Hotel, Gallery of Art - Temple University Rome, Italy

2015
The Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale, Malta
Nel mezzo del mezzo, Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy
Tu primo a sorgere, 5 Piazze/5 Sensi, I art, Ragusa, Italy
Art Lab # 2| Fama Fame, ASC Gallery Window Space, London, UK
She Devil#7, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
Ce l’ho / Mi manca, Museo Mandralisca, Cefalù, Palermo, Italy

2014
In Series, Palazzo Mauri, Spoleto, Italy and RARE Office, Berlin, Germany
Le ultime parole, Gallerie Civiche di Palazzo Ducale, Pavullo nel Frignano, Modena, Italy
Videoarte Domestica, MAAM, Rome, Italy
The Wall Archive, Sponge Arte Contemporanea, Pergola, Pesaro-Urbino and Assab One, Milan, Italy

2013
Party with us, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy
Une été sicilienne, Chateau de Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland
Don’t Ask, don’t tell, Palazzo Zino, Palermo, Italy
Post Fata Resurgo, MIC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Faenza, Italy
Premio Maretti, PAN, Naples, Italy
The New Italian Design 2.0, Alhodinga, Bilbao, Spain
Kama, sesso and design, Triennale Design Museum, Milan

2012
Violence, XV Biennale Donna, PAC, Ferrara, Italy
Waiting. Rito della Luce, Fondazione Fiumara d'Arte, Messina, Italy
Secret Gardens, Tent, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The New Italian Design 2.0, National Taiwan Craft Research and Developement Institute, Nantou, Taiwan
Avverati, A Dream Come True, Museum of the Brazilian Home, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Collezione Permanente, Museo Riso d’arte contemporanea, Palermo, Italy

2011
Il Quinto Atto, Galleria Biagiotti, Florence, Italy
Madeinfilandia 2011, Ex Fabbrica della Filanda, Arezzo, Italy
Wunsch und Ordnung, Ausstelungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
Biennale dell’umorismo. Tra il sublime e l’idiota, Sale Napoleoniche Palazzo Parisani Bezzi, Tolentino, Italy
Wunsch und Ordnung / Desiderio e Ordine, Temporary Museum, Palermo, Italy
Wonder Art, MLAC – Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Università La Sapienza di Roma, Italy
Motion of Nation, galleria vm21, Rome, Italy
Biennale di Alessandria, Cittadella di Alessandria "Caserma Giletti", Alessandria, Italy
Festarte. Video art Festival, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Motion of Nation, galleria vm21 Rome, Italy

2010
The New Italian Design, Santralinstanbul Museum of Contemporay Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Premio Celeste Finalist, Fondazione Brodbeck for Contemporary Art, Catania, Italy
Festarte Videoart Festival, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy
Follia, Festival di Ravello, Ravello, Italy

2009
AIM, International Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco
Senales rojas, Italo-Latin American Institute, Rome, Italy
The Italian Sight - Tea, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain
Timeinjazz Festival - Acqua, PAV, Berchidda, Olbia, Italy
Keep living, memory and fear, Festival Suoni & Visioni, Sotterrano del Baluardo di San Paolino, Lucca, Italy
Passaggi in Sicilia. La collezione di riso e oltre, Museo Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy
Innmotion Festival, CCCB Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Qui è altrove, Palazzo De Sanctis, Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, Castelbasso, Italy
Dream Room Project, Palazzo della Rosa Prati, Parma, Italy
She devil on tour, MNAC Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, Bucharest, Romania
Video Sicilia, Palazzo delle Arti, Catania, Italy
She devil3, Studio Stafania Miscetti, Rome, Italy

2008
Tina B., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Laterna Magika Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
Summer Kisses, Museo Laboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo, Italy
Il corpo in movimento, Museo Pecci, Prato - Florence, Italy
Abracadabra, Italian Institute of Culture, Madrid, Spain

2007
SHANGHAI 2007 MILANOMADEINDESIGN, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
EXPLOSION#16 The Couple - Tina B., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Lapidarium Narodninho Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
Videa, Frac di Baronissi, Salerno, Italy
Wars or Words, Lazzaretto, Cagliari, Italy
The New Italian Design, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Madrid, Spain
MILANOMADEINDESIGN, Today art Museum, Pechino, China
Demoni Meridiani, Galleria Passoblu, Turin, Italy
Art Bus, Recorrido, Madrid, Spain
Loveiscontemporary, Spazi ex Siri, Terni, Italy
Il paesaggio mobile del nuovo design italiano, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

2006
Smalto, Corsoveneziaotto Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Daimon1, Ex Cimitero di San Pietro in Vincoli, Turin, Italy
Arte e Sud, Museo Civico di Acicastello, Catania, Italy
RAID, Biennale Adriatica, Palazzina Azzurra, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

2005
Project Room, La Box Bourges, École Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Bourges, France
La mossa delle idee. Videodays 2, Sala Santa Rita, Rome, Italy
Sektor Panzerhalle. 10 Years Atelierhaus Panzerhalle, Postdam / Berlin, Germany
Radical-She, Farm, Riesi, Caltanissetta, Italy
Project Room, Spazio Lima, Milan, Italy
Blue Hall Market Place, Kunsthalle Arnstadt, Thuringen, Germany

2004
Gemine Muse International, Museo Civico Castello Ursino, Catania, Italy
Gemine Muse International, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
La mossa delle idee. Videodays 2, Florence, Italy
collettiva, Castello di Rivara Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Insulae/Creative/Turbulence, Castello di San Michele, Fondazione Bartoli Felter, Cagliari, Italy
Designmai, Kunstfabrik, Berlin, Germany

2003
eBENT’03, Festival International de Performance de Barcelona, CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
XIV Quadriennale, Anteprima, Palazzo Reale, Naples, Italy
Blue Hall Markplatz Europa, Atelierhaus Panzerhalle - Postdam / Berlin, Germany
Echigo Tsumari Art Triennal, Tokio, Japan
Tipi Italiani, Design Italia, Milan, Italy
Aere, Palazzo degli Elefanti, Catania, Italy

2002
Italijanski Autoportreti- Galleria Civica Costiere, Pirano, Slovenia
Extra-Ordinario, Casa Museo Stesicorea, Fondazione Fiumara d’arte, Catania, Italy
Videomarathon, Center for Contemporay Art, Chisinau, Moldova
Accento Acuto, Centro per le Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy
Inside Outside, Ex Pelota, Milan, Italy
Librino è bello, Fondazione Fiumara d’arte, Catania, Italy

2001
Visionaria 2001, Video Festival Internazionale, Siena, Italy
Videoplace Italia, Stazione Leopolda and Museo delle Papesse, Florence, Italy
A.C. SICILIA 2000, Interno &DUMDUM, Bologna, Italy
Angelus Novus, Laboratorio d’arte contemporanea, Museo Emilio Greco, Catania, Italy

2000
A.C. SICILIA 2000, Galleria Civica Montevergini, Siracusa, Italy
Comunicare di-stanze, d’istanze d’amore, Fondazione Fiumara d’Arte, Catania, Italy
SEICENTO, 900, Espost, Rome, Italy

1999
Segnali all’orizzonte, Reggia dei Carraresi, Corte Arco Vallaresso, Padova, Italy
Autori Tratti Italiani, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
Devozione alla Bellezza, ArteContemporanea, Catania, Italy

1998
Arti Visive 2, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy
Triplozero, Antichi Arsenali, Amalfi, Italy
Politically Correct, La Salara, Bologna, Italy

1997
Vola, Aeroporto di Fontanarossa, Catania, Italy
supergiovani, Lingotto, Turin, Italy
supergiovani, Galleria il Milione, Milan, Italy
supergiovani, Ex Dogana, Catania, Italy

1995
Segnali Stradali, Animazione in Metrò ATM, Milan, Italy

1994
Luce per l’arte. Arte per la luce, Studio Pollice D’ARS, Milan, Italy

1992
Premio Cristoforo Colombo, Accademia di Belle arti, Florence, Italy (1° premio)
II Rencontre Des Ateliers Mediterraneens, Tètouan, Morocco


PERFORMANCES

2019
Creative execution, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy

2015
Tu primo a sorgere, Festival I Art, 5 Piazze 5 Sensi, Ragusa, Italy
Né Caino Né Abele, Srisa Gallery of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy

2014
The Circle, GAM, Palermo, Italy

2013
Lock, Performance 2, Teatro Studio Krypton, Scandicci, Florence, Italy
Scuola del pianto#3, Madeinfilandia 2013, Pieve a Presciano, Arezzo, Italy
Scuola del pianto#2, Artelibro Festival, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy

2012
Justice will be done, Madeinfilandia 2012, Pieve a Presciano, Arezzo, Italy

2011
Black Library, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Perugia, Italy

2009
SPLITTING#1 challenge, ArteContemporanea, Catania, Italy

2008
Cover, Galleria Traghetto, Rome, Italy

2007
EXPLOSION#15 Wedding Feast, Festival Drodesedera, Centrale Idroelettrica di Fies, Trento, Italy
EXPLOSION#14 Honeymoon, Prometeogallery, Milan, Italy

2006
DOUBLE1#2, Arte & Sud, Castello di Acicastello, Catania, Italy
EXPLOSION#10 Happy Christmas, Wilfried Von Gunten, Thun, Switzerland
EXPLOSION#7 Departure, Biennale Adriatica, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

2005
INVOLVED, Giardini della Biennale, 51 Biennale di Venezia, Italy

2004
INVOLVED, New Benaki Museum at Pireos, Athens, Greece
(1)3, Museo Benaki, Athens, Greece

2002
Cheese1, Amantes, Turin, Italy
Cheese1, Galleria Interni&DUMDUM, Bologna, Italy
Cheese1, Casa Museo Stesicorea, Fondazione Fiumara d’Arte, Catania, Italy
Cheese1, Facoltà di Architettura, Reggio Calabria, Italy

2001
La casa delle bambole, Mercati Generali, Catania, Italy

1999
Faranno Moda, Piazza Dante, Catania, Italy
Polmone Unico. Riparte, Hilton Hotel, Rome, Italy
Polmone Unico. Arte in contemporanea, Modena, Italy
Polmone Unico. Ateliers sul mare, Castel di Tusa, Messina, Italy

1998
Metamorfosi. Eva 1, Museo di quartiere, Ex Sala Matrimoni, Catania, Italy
Metamorfosi. Eva 1, Mercurdo, Castelvetro di Modena, Italy
Klone (Unctology). Tuttologica, Arcate, Murazzi del Po, Turin, Italy
SULLAMIAPELLE. Corporalità, Galleria interno&DUMDUM, Bologna, Italy
SULLAMIAPELLE. Riparte, Hotel Sheraton, Rome, Italy