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Artist Profile

Lucia Simone

Born: in 1986, in Perugia, Italy.

Artist Profile

Simone
Lucia

Born: in 1986, in Perugia, Italy.

Lucia Simone was born in Perugia (IT) in 1986, where she began to study art and music. In 2010, she graduated from the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Rome, where in 2013 she successively completed in painting and direct engraving. In 2009 she composed the original music for the short film “Love Conquers Mountains” by Fernanda Moneta.

In 2012 she won a scholarship in painting as assistant to Gianfranco Notargiacomo, who held the teaching post in painting at the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Rome. She was responsible for teaching basic art techniques. Her works are present in the Archive of the Italian Engravers of Bagnacavallo, in the Archive of the Aqui International Biennal for engraving, in the private collection Archanes 6 (Heraklion, Creta, GR), and in the Sixth Repertoire of Italian Engravers.

She has won several awards including an artist residence, third Prize of the International FIG Bilbao, she has exhibited in various museums including MACRO La Pelanda (RM – IT), Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, and prestigious venues such as Palazzo Montecitorio and Palazzo Vecchio for the Premio Firenze. A solo exhibition of particular importance was “Uncanny” at the Interzone gallery (RM – IT) where the observer was led to face his own weaknesses by looking at digital and pictorial work which include disturbing content wrapped in a seemingly comforting representation.

This research developed into “Consumed Reality” at Fondamenta gallery, which was covered in depth in the Inside Art Magazine of December 2018. An artist residence at the MACRO (Museo Arte Contemporanea Roma) , includes live painting and an exhibition of her works in one of the museum’s ateliers (December 2 – 9, 2019). Gian Ruggero Manzoni, Cecilia Casorati and Viola Di Grado have written critical texts about her work. She lives and works in Rome.

Research

Lucia Simone’s art fixes the moment of psychic emergency: the instant when things, faces, emotions are about to fade or already gone, hence what we have to attend as human beings inhabiting time is nothing more than left-overs, the allarmed cry of those things that must persist, defyning us, trying to find their place in the bitter shades or the subconscious.

As she declared:

“It starts from my need to develop a language capable of expressing complex mental and emotional states. I use the suggestive power of images and, more
generally, the media I find most suitable to express my thought in a specific context. I basically collect vintage photos, chosen for their evocative power,
or advertising poster from the 1950’s, and then I rewrite their meaning using digital collage. Eventually, but not necessarily, I paint canvas- es of the results I get by deforming and scratching the subjects’ faces. The perception of mystery or magic is more related to the meaning of Das Unheimliche, the Uncanny, my aim is to break the taboo of unsettling appearance, because what unsettles – and deceives – me is my being involuntarily drawn to it: ‘The Uncanny is a kind of fright which goes back to something we’ve known for a long time, to what’s familiar to us’, as Sigmund Freud wrote in 1919 in his The Uncanny.”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Consumed Reality

Fondamenta gallery, 24 January – 1 February, Rome, IT

2018

Uncanny

7-31 March 2018, Interzone galleria, Rome, IT

2017

Ashes

16 – 30 September, NVMEN space, Rome, IT

2016

The Colors Are The Real Inhabitants of Space

curated by Cecilia Casorati, 17 June – 2 July, contemporary art gallery Monogramma, Rome, IT, 2016.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Big Awards

Barcellona, ES;

2018

Canova Art Prize

New York, USA

2018

51st Vasto Prize of Contemporary Art, Landscapes Beyond the Landscape – For a Contemporary “Sublime”

curated by Silvia Pergoraro, 21 July – 7 October , Palazzo Aragona, Vasto, IT

2018

Rospigliosi Art Prize

Roma, IT

2018

ArtBox.Project New York 1.0, semifinalist

Stricoff Gallery, 5 – 16 March, New York, USA

2018

Lol

PH21 Gallery, 21 December – 13 January, Budapest, Hungary

2018

Fantasmi Di Luce – Estetiche visionarie da Michetti al presente – Seventieth anniversary of the Michetti Prize

curated by Silvia Pergoraro, 16 December – 25 February, Michetti Museum, Francavilla al Mare, IT

2017

Photocraft

15 – 24 December, Galleria Interzone, Rome, IT

2017

Biennale MarteLive

5 – 10 December, Planet space, Rome, IT

2017

All Art +

24 November – 1 December, Van Der Plas gallery, New York, USA

2017

Roma

Contatto gallery, 24 November – 1 December, Rome, IT

2017

Autumn Salon Vienna, International Contemporary Art Exhibition

7 – 10 September, Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Wienn, AT

2017

Take Five

9 December – 11 January, Monogramma, Rome, IT

2017

Vo(L)to di Donna

project shows Chamber of Deputies, Palazzo Montecitorio, Sala della Regina, curated by Silvia Pergoraro, 1° December – 18 January, Rome, IT

2016

Combat Prize

25 June – 16 July, Civic Museum G. Fattori, Livorno, IT

2016

Mirror Face to Face, Italian and Macedonian Artist

curated by Valeria Bertesina & Vlado Goreski, International Graphic Triennal Bitola Institute and Museum, 23 March – 20 April, Bitola, MK

2016

International Print Awards, Prize F.I.G. Bilbao & Prize Acqui Terme

D’arT museum , 8 – 24 April, Cagliari, IT

2016

Prize young engravers | Bagnacavallo – 2015

18 December – 14 Febbruary, Civic Museum, Bagnacavallo, Ravenna, IT

2015

Lynx Prize

Trieste – Lux Art Gallery (IT), Ajdovščina – gallery Lokarjeva (SL), Sala degli Archi della Fortezza Nuova, Livorno, IT

2014

FIG Bilbao, Festival Internacional de Grabado Contemporaneo

Bilbao, ES

2014

Prize Firenze

Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento, 6 December, Florence, IT

2014

Adrenalina Prize

1 September – 22 November, La Pelanda – Museo Macro di Testaccio / Civic Museum, Marino, Rome, IT

2014

Dimensioni

curated by Daniela Accorsi, 30 November – 15 January, AccorsiArte gallery, Turin, I

2013

Romance

curated by Tiziana Musi, 17 September – 5 October, Temple University, Rome, IT

2013

XI edition della International Biennial For Engraving – Prize Acqui

15 June – 7 July, Acqui Terme, Alessandria, IT

2013

Nuovo Spazio AccorsiArte

curated by Daniela Accorsi, 1 – 22 June, AccorsiArte gallery, Turin, IT

2013

Artefatto Soft Power – International Exhibition Under 35

24 May – 16 June, Civic Museum Revoltella, Trieste, IT

2013

Flyenergia Prize

curated by Gian Ruggero Manzoni, 20 May – 6 June, Deodato Arte gallery, Milan, IT

2013

Gorlago Prize

25 May – 2 June, municipal civic hall, Gorlago, Bergamo, IT

2013

International Biennal of Contemporary Art ArtBrescia

2 March – 29 May, Diocesan Museum, Brescia, IT

2013

I Colori dell’Anima

curated by Daniela Accorsi, 23 Febbruary – 14 March, AccorsiArte gallery, Turin, IT

2012

Prize for Academies “L’arte Genera L’arte”

Prize Terna & Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia, Rome, IT

2012

Adrenalina Prize

15 November – 2 December, Museum of Contemporary Art Rome (MACRO La Pelanda), Rome, IT

2012

Eureka Prize

15 – 23 December, Diocesan Museum, Terni, IT

2012

Lanci Prize

30 September – 20 October, Caffè Letterario Giubbe Rosse, Florence, IT

2012

Combat Prize

22 – 30 June, Civic Museum Giovanni Fattori, Livorno, IT

2011

X edition International Biennial for Engraving – Prize Acqui

19 June – 7 July, Acqui Terme, Alessandria, IT

AWARDS

2009

Kunstart

Second Prize “The Glocal Rookie of the Year”, Borsa di studio presso la KunstArt di Merano

2007

Premio Fabbri Acquisizione opera

2007

Acquisizione opera presso il Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

di Palazzo Forti, Verona

2005

Premio Celeste

Primo premio Fotografia

2004

XXXVII Premio Vasto

Premio acquisizione opera

ART FAIRS

2019

Art Market Budapest

International Art Fair, 3th-6th October 2019, Budapest, Hungary

2018

Paratissima Art Photo Fair

Milano

2016

Affordable Art Fair

Seoul

2014

Fiera d’arte di Genova, Contemporary Art Talent Show

Genova, IT

2014

Paratissima Art Photo Fair

Milan, IT

ART RESIDENCES

2019

Atelier #3

MACRO ASILO (Museo Arte Contemporanea), 3th – 8th December

La Zona/the neighborhood

Casa Falconieri, Cagliari. Obtained on the occasion of the 3rd International Engraving Fig Award Bilbao.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Inside Art magazine #115, edit. Inside Art, 2018;
  • Uncanny – Lucia Simone, Deadroads 4 – Interzone Galleria, Rome, edit. Blurb, 2018;
  • Combat Prize 2018, Livorno, edit. Sillabe, 2018;
  • Combat Prize 2016, Livorno, edit. Sillabe, 2016;
  • Linx Prize, Trieste, edit. Franco Rosso Editore, 2015;
  • VI repertoire of Italian Engravers, Faenza (RA), edit. Faenza, 2013;
  • Premio Aqui, XI edition International Biennial for Engraving, San Giuliano Milanese, edit. Mazzotta, 2013;
  • Aqui Prize, X edition International Biennial for Engraving, San Giuliano Milanese, edit. Mazzotta, 2011;
  • Combat Prize 2012, Livorno, edit. Sillabe, 2012.

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