Curatorial projects

2012 - Peter Lodato: the project has been split in 3 events each one representing a  portion of the whole art of the Light and Space Californian artist : Edge of Light featuring only paintings at Villa di Donato, Napoli; Eight to Eight featuring only sculptures at Museo Emblema Terzigno; Room +Light at Academy of Fine Arts Napoli including a workshop with the students.

2012 - Shane Guffogg  at Villa di Donato,  Napoli :” La delicatezza del segno, l’immensità della luce” ; the entire exhibition has been conceived as a dialog between the artist and the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci: Ginevra de’ Benci. A conference has been organized at PAN Museum in Napoli.

2015 - Workshop at Art Hotel Gran Paradiso: 10 Californian artists were asked to paint together, engaging themselves in the creation of one  artwork, (in this case a real wooden surfboard)  painted by 20 hands that overlapped one each other , using many different media .The purpose was to make an experiment about the real possibility to paint on the same surface without erasing the work of another artist and rather interacting with the work of the other colleague. Location: Sorrento, Italy

2016 - Workshop at Art Hotel Gran Paradiso: 8 Japanese artists were asked to paint together on the same surface and/or canvas. The same experiment of the previous year by American artists, has been repeated by Japanese artists. In this case the surface was a rigid board on which the artists painted separately the single backgrounds to later overlap the final paint one with the other to achieve the creation of a huge Mandala. Location: Sorrento, Italy

2017 - Antiquitas in Luce by Laddie John Dill at the Archaeological Museum of Napoli. After 2 years of work the exhibition envisioned by the curator Penna, arrived to the final installation and confrontation of neon and light pieces created by Dill with the greek/roman sculptures of the Farnese Collection at MANN. Experimental exhibition of light combined and projected on ancient sculptures. Also featuring a site specific installation of neon, and local sands and gravels.

2017 - Ambiguous Reality: group show between American and Italian artists about the theme of the distorted perception of reality in our contemporary world. Paintings, videos, photographs, every medium was used to show how much our reality could be faded, totally fake or tricky, misleading and deceptive. Two locations: LA Artists Association in Los Angeles and Villa di Donato in Napoli, Italy.

2018 - Miguel Osuna Continuum: after 3 months spent in Napoli in residency at ART1307, the American artist developed an articulate installation of paintings, drawings and paper works totally invading the large spaces of Villa di Donato and its huge gardens, trying to extrapolate the sense of continuity inherent in the ancient history of the city and arrived intact to the present day.

2018 - FLOW by Max Coppeta: where kinetic art meets ancient palaces. An installation of kinetic artwork set in motion by dancers during a dance performance at the official opening of the solo exhibition. Museum of Royal Palace of Caserta. In the precious Alessandro room of the Royal Palace an art work in movement made of aluminum, glass, acrylic resins imitate the flowing of water in the fountains of the Royal Park of Caserta.

2019 - On the edge of History: group show with American and Italian artists focused on the theme of the future of the Arts. Starting from the personal or collective past and traditions, artists were invited to project this legacy into present times and into the future, also giving a glance to the development of the Arts in the future. two Locations: LA Artists Association Los Angeles and Villa di Donato, Napoli.

2019 - Traveling Canvas: Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli. Exhibition focused on the experiment to create art through the common work of many artists on the same canvas. The canvases have traveled in 4 Continents and have been painted each one by 5 different artists that didn’t know each other at all.

Closed in their studios they have been invited to interact one each other in a way to create a “common” unified piece without renouncing to their traditions, cultural backgrounds or personal styles, but operating together in a common sense of Art.

2019 - Traveling with Zaha project: Train Station of Afragola, Napoli. The exhibition is part of an agreement with the City Hall of Afragola which invited ART1307 to organize a number of exhibitions with foreign artists focused on the movement of people around the globe; speed and modification or reality connected to the displacement of people. The exhibition included the single art works of the artists participating in Traveling Canvas.

2020 - Laddie J. Dill the Light of Space: MOAH Lancaster Museum of Art and History. A site specific installation of neon lights covered by local sands and gravels, illuminates the steel wall sculptures, creating a subtle, meditative atmosphere in a room of the museum.

2020 - Traveling with Zaha project: Train Station of Afragola, Napoli. Due to the impossibility of materially installing the exhibition, due to COVID 19th pandemic, the exhibition Trancience  (Migrating Minds) by Yuri Boyko has been launched on line  in a virtual installation featuring the photographs expressly conceived for this project and telling the story of transhumance, identity, migration, and modification of human beings through the many travels of our lives.

2020 - One artist a day project: virtual on line exhibition.  A series of “portraits” of artists from around the world to present the real “art makers” of today: different media, different styles and the same purity of thoughts and realization.

2020 - TIME: a huge project involving 93 artists, writers, curators and art historians talking about the modified perception of time in the time of isolation. A large book realized to describe a condition of humanity during a lockdown that affected the entire global population and, at the same time, affected personal and collective lives. Published by BLURB and sold for charity purposes to scientific research because the future will never find us unprepared.