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Daniele Bongiovanni

Daniele Bongiovanni

Daniele Bongiovanni (born in Palermo, Italy in 1986) is an Italian painter. He received a Bachelor (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with honors at the Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo. Respectively with a thesis entitled ''Attraverso Kokoschka'', analysis of Oskar Kokoschka's Expressionism, and with a thesis entitled ''Bianco'', focused on a concept of deconstruction in western painting from the 16th to the 20th century.

His painting focuses on the natural space and the human figure. His subjects, although inspired by the reality, have an idealized and rarefied configuration, characteristics motivated by a deep conceptuality. During his career he realizes several thematic cycles that he presents in museums and galleries in Italy and abroad. He exhibits also in numerous contemporary art events including the Venice Biennale. His major solo exhibitions include: ''Liquido/Sophia'', MACIA - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Italiana in America, San José (2007); ''Collezione Pelle Sporca'', Ca' Foscari University of Venice (in the context 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009); ''Mundus'', CD Arts Gallery, Lugano (2016); ''Mundus Other'', Centro Svizzero, Milan (2016); ''InEtere'', Palazzo della Luce, Turin (2016); ''Aesthetica Bianca'', Embassy of Italy in London (2017); ''Exist'', Palazzo Broletto, Pavia (2018); ''Con Pura Forma'', Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea, Turin (2019).

Daniele Bongiovanni's work has been shown as part of major group exhibitions at numerous public and private institutions, including: Fondazione Whitaker, Palermo (2013); Independents Liverpool Biennial (2014); CAOS - Officine per lo Spettacolo e l'Arte Contemporanea, Turin (2014); CS Gallery, Caroline Springs, Victoria (2015); DCU - Dublin City University (2015); Palazzo Bollani, Venice (2015); PoCo Muse - Porter County Museum, Valparaiso, Indiana (2015); LCB Depot, Leicester (2015); Villino Corsini - Villa Doria Pamphilj, Rome (2015); MACRO Testaccio, Rome (2016); 57th Venice Biennale (2017); RISO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo (2017); MACA - Museo Arte Contemporanea Acri, Italy (2017); Palazzo Sant'Elia, Palermo (2018); Museo Tecnico Navale, La Spezia (2018); MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome (2019); Being Human Festival, London (whit Queen Mary University of London, 2019); East Africa Art Biennale, Dar es Salaam (2019).

Many have curated his solo exhibitions and written about him, among others: Francesco Poli, Claudio Strinati, Marzia Ratti, Giosuè Allegrini, Susanna Zatti, Gregorio Rossi, Alessandro Rizzo, Giorgio Di Genova, Stefania Maccelli, Simon Adam Yorke, Rebecca Russo.

His work is included in numerous public collections, including: Ca' la Ghironda Modern Art Museum, Zola Predosa, Italy; Casa del Mantegna, Mantua; Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, Castelbasso, Italy; Fondazione Arte Scienza Videoinsight®, Turin; Fondazione Aria, Pescara; art collection of the University of Urbino ''Carlo Bo'', of the University of California, Berkeley, of the Italian Embassies in London, Abu Dhabi and Helsinki.

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