Giovanni Longo

Sculptor | Rome, Italy
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Artist Statement

Giovanni Longo (born in Locri, 1985) is a sculptor and visual artist based in Italy. He has been experimenting multiple art languages for several years searching for different solutions able to describe the contemporary precariousness at the best. From 2005 his attention is basically focused on reclaimed wood with which, creating a bond between the osseous and the ligneous elements, he represents symbolic skeletons weakened by time (Fragile Skeletons). His work does not put over space but on the contrary dialogues with it through “site specific” installations.
In a two year period, from 2009 to 2010, his works have been selected among different International Art Awards: “Arte Mondadori”, “Arte Laguna”, “Combat”, “Premio Celeste”, where he wins the first place in a row in the category: “Installation and Sculpture”/ e-voting. In 2011 he is in residence at the 54^ Biennale of Venice with an artwork showed at the Pavilion Italia/Accademie in Tese of San Cristoforo. In 2012 he participated in “Eurasia Wings Workshop” located in M50, the artistic quarter of Shanghai, where he has the opportunity to experience the accuracy and the aesthetic neatness of Chinese culture, much in contrast with the tumultuous chaos of the metropolis. Among recent international projects: Kunstenfestival Watou in Belgium, Wood Mood Valcucine in London, New York and Milan, art residence in Grasse curated by PHOS, Jeune Création Européenne biennale in France and Denmark. In 2016 the MARCA Museum of Arts Catanzaro dedicates him the first institutional solo exhibition curated by Marco Meneguzzo. Currently he lives and works between Rome and Reggio Calabria.

Recent Work

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Recent Series

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About Giovanni Longo

Solo exhibitions 2015-2016
| Fragile Landscapes, MARCA, Catanzaro, Italy
| Plans, Centro PHOS, Torino, Italy

Group exhibitions 2014-2017
| Jeune Création Européenne, Como, Italy
| Jeune Création Européenne, Cēsis, Latvia
| Jeune Création Européenne, Wroclaw, Poland
| The Hospitality Gallery, Fuorisalone, Milano, Italy
| Jeune Création Européenne, Vrå, Denmark
| Mater Terra, Rende, Italy
| Jeune Création Européenne, Montrouge, France
| Le latitudini dell'Arte, Genova, Italy
| Spacescape, Galatina, Italy
| Wood Mood, Milano, Italy
| Archtober - Wood Mood, New York, USA
| London Design Festival - Wood Mood, London, UK
| Kunstenfestival Watou, Belgium
| Calabria contemporanea, Cittanova, Italy

Residencies
| Plascassier, Cote D'Azur, France, 2015
| M50, Shanghai, China, 2012

Awards
| Winner Giovani artisti in Côte, residency, Grasse
| Selected Jeune Création Européenne 2015
| Winner Premio Elmo 2015, Rizziconi
| Finalist Como Contemporary Contest, Como
| Selected Premio Arte Mondadori 2012, Milano
| Winner Art is clear - as clouds are, Brescia
| Second place Premio U. Guidi 2012, Montignoso
| Finalist Identik.IT, IED, 2012, Roma
| Selected 54^ Biennale di Venezia, Pad. Accademie
| Winner on-line vote Premio Celeste 2011
| Winner on-line vote Premio Celeste 2010
| Finalist Premio Combat 2010, Livorno
| Finalist Premio Int. Arte Laguna 2009, Venezia
| Selected Premio Arte Mondadori 2009, Milano
| Selected artista del mese Giovani Artisti Italiani

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Artist Statement

Giovanni Longo (born in Locri, 1985) is a sculptor and visual artist based in Italy. He has been experimenting multiple art languages for several years searching for different solutions able to describe the contemporary precariousness at the best. From 2005 his attention is basically focused on reclaimed wood with which, creating a bond between the osseous and the ligneous elements, he represents symbolic skeletons weakened by time (Fragile Skeletons). His work does not put over space but on the contrary dialogues with it through “site specific” installations.
In a two year period, from 2009 to 2010, his works have been selected among different International Art Awards: “Arte Mondadori”, “Arte Laguna”, “Combat”, “Premio Celeste”, where he wins the first place in a row in the category: “Installation and Sculpture”/ e-voting. In 2011 he is in residence at the 54^ Biennale of Venice with an artwork showed at the Pavilion Italia/Accademie in Tese of San Cristoforo. In 2012 he participated in “Eurasia Wings Workshop” located in M50, the artistic quarter of Shanghai, where he has the opportunity to experience the accuracy and the aesthetic neatness of Chinese culture, much in contrast with the tumultuous chaos of the metropolis. Among recent international projects: Kunstenfestival Watou in Belgium, Wood Mood Valcucine in London, New York and Milan, art residence in Grasse curated by PHOS, Jeune Création Européenne biennale in France and Denmark. In 2016 the MARCA Museum of Arts Catanzaro dedicates him the first institutional solo exhibition curated by Marco Meneguzzo. Currently he lives and works between Rome and Reggio Calabria.

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About Giovanni Longo

Solo exhibitions 2015-2016
| Fragile Landscapes, MARCA, Catanzaro, Italy
| Plans, Centro PHOS, Torino, Italy

Group exhibitions 2014-2017
| Jeune Création Européenne, Como, Italy
| Jeune Création Européenne, Cēsis, Latvia
| Jeune Création Européenne, Wroclaw, Poland
| The Hospitality Gallery, Fuorisalone, Milano, Italy
| Jeune Création Européenne, Vrå, Denmark
| Mater Terra, Rende, Italy
| Jeune Création Européenne, Montrouge, France
| Le latitudini dell'Arte, Genova, Italy
| Spacescape, Galatina, Italy
| Wood Mood, Milano, Italy
| Archtober - Wood Mood, New York, USA
| London Design Festival - Wood Mood, London, UK
| Kunstenfestival Watou, Belgium
| Calabria contemporanea, Cittanova, Italy

Residencies
| Plascassier, Cote D'Azur, France, 2015
| M50, Shanghai, China, 2012

Awards
| Winner Giovani artisti in Côte, residency, Grasse
| Selected Jeune Création Européenne 2015
| Winner Premio Elmo 2015, Rizziconi
| Finalist Como Contemporary Contest, Como
| Selected Premio Arte Mondadori 2012, Milano
| Winner Art is clear - as clouds are, Brescia
| Second place Premio U. Guidi 2012, Montignoso
| Finalist Identik.IT, IED, 2012, Roma
| Selected 54^ Biennale di Venezia, Pad. Accademie
| Winner on-line vote Premio Celeste 2011
| Winner on-line vote Premio Celeste 2010
| Finalist Premio Combat 2010, Livorno
| Finalist Premio Int. Arte Laguna 2009, Venezia
| Selected Premio Arte Mondadori 2009, Milano
| Selected artista del mese Giovani Artisti Italiani

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