About

My research is rooted in graffiti writing and ecological political militancy, leading me to reflect on the concept of the third landscape and the changing of the southern territory. It unfolds as a long-term investigation into the depletion of the southern territory and the complex dynamics of human relationships with the land. By exploring ethnographic, historical, intimate, and ecological issues, my projects aim to trace connections between past, present, and future, observing how individual and collective memories intertwine and transform over time, influencing our interactions and our relationship with the surrounding world.

Biography

Luca Granato (Cosenza, 1999) is a visual artist based in Italy.
He graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Catanzaro and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Monumental and Environmental Sculpture there. In 2022, he founded Osservatorio delle Maree, an independent artistic research project involving international artists in the Calabrian territory. In 2023, he won the international competition Searth – The European Video-Art Contest in the Adriatic Lagoon and received a special mention from the jury at the Combat Prize. Recently, he won the open calls of Booming Art Fair and Arcipelaghi with the project ‘Lenses in the Dream’ and was selected as a finalist in the fourth edition of the Exibart Prize.

SELECTED PROJECTS

2024

SOLO SHOW
Tabula Rasa (upcoming in June)
curated by Francesco Sena, Conserveria Pastis, Turin
promoted by Accademia Albertina and Azimut

SOLO SHOW
Something about us (upcoming in June)
curated by Hidden Garage, Sluice, Colchester

EXHIBITION
Fresh Legs
Galeri Heike Arndt, Berlin (DE)

SOLO SHOW
Lenti nel sogno (upcoming in June)
curated by Lucrezia Caliani, Villa Albrizzi Marini, Treviso
promoted by Sistema3

EXHIBITION
The Glint
Full Circle, Bruxelles (BE)

EXHIBITION
Art Talks
curated by Dobrila Denegri and Christiane Löhr, MARCA, Catanzaro
promoted by Accademia di Belle Arti di Catanzaro

EXHIBITION
Partage
curated by Alessandra Villa, Fondazione Amleto Bertoni, Saluzzo
promoted by Fondazione Garuzzo

EXHIBITION
That’s Contemporary!
curated by Bianca Basile and Camilla Remondina, Lucca Art Fair
promoted by Combat Prize, Città di Lucca, Camera di Commercio di Lucca and Confindustria Toscana Nord

EXHIBITION
Performance in Flux
curated by Tere Garcia, Colour Sense Project, Miami (USA)

EXIBART NEWS
Studio Visit
Grandi Stazioni Retail, on GOTV Plus in Roma Termini, Milano Centrale, Napoli Centrale, Torino Porta Nuova, Firenze S.M. Novella, Bologna Centrale, Roma Tiburtina, Venezia S. Lucia, Venezia Mestre, Verona Porta Nuova, Genova Piazza Principe, Genova Brignole, Bari Centrale and Palermo Centrale Stations

EXHIBITION
Biennale Tecnologia: Utopie Realiste
curated by Catherine Gipton, Politecnico di Torino

AWARD SHORTLIST
Exibart Prize N.4

PUBLICATION
La mistica del ritorno
ed. Magica Mistica Musica

EXHIBITION
Echi e Delay
Sottogiudecca, Reggio Calabria

EXHIBITION
That’s Contemporary!
curated by Bianca Basile and Camilla Remondina, Cremona Art Fair

COLLABORATION
Paola Pizzino – Difendimi
ep cover ℗ 2024 Macro Beats distributed by Artist First

TALK
Ante Litteram
with Lucrezia Caliani, curated by Sistema3, Villa Albrizzi Marini, Treviso

EXHIBITION
She Arts
curated by Beatrice Bortoluzzi, Straf Hotel, Milan

PUBLICATION
The Artbook n.15

ARTIST RESIDENCY
Young & Forever Young
curated by Davide Bramante, San Sebastiano Contemporary, Palazzolo Acreide

EXHIBITION
Generation(Z)
curated by Nina Stricker, BOOMing Contemporary Art Show, Bologna

2023

PUBLICATION
Nice & Fair – Contemporary Visions 2023
ed. Primp

EXHIBITION
Senza cartellino
Museo Nazionale Archeologico della Sibaritide, Sibari

EXHIBITION
Ècdisi. Le infinite mute dell’animo
curated by Lucrezia Caliani, Giovanni Ceriello, Benedetta Roberto
within Paratissima Eye Contact and NICE & FAIR, Cavallerizza Reale, Turin

ARTIST RESIDENCY
Creatività Sostenibile

Mongrassano
in collaboration with Gias Srl, SudHeritage and Museimpresa

EXHIBITION
Avanzi di ossa
Ex Comac, Soverato

EXHIBITION
Glance
curated by Marilena Morabito and Roberto Sottile, San Fili

PUBLICATION
Premio Chiaravalle Arte 2023
ed. Comune di Chiaravalle

ARTIST RESIDENCY
Venature

Reggio Calabria
in collaboration with Città Metropolitana di Reggio Calabria, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bari, Accademia di Belle Arti di Foggia, Accademia di Belle Arti di Messina, Ordine degli Architetti di Reggio Calabria, Telesia Museum and STIHL

AWARD LONGLIST
Premio Chiaravalle Arte 2023
Chiaravalle
promoted by Regione Calabria, Provincia di Catanzaro and Accademia di Belle Arti di Catanzaro

PUBLICATION
Premio Combat 2023 Prize
ed. Sillabe, curated by Paolo Batoni

ARTIST RESIDENCY
Rughe

curated by Osservatorio delle Maree, Camini
in collaboration with DuçiContemporanea

SPECIAL MENTION
Combat Prize 2023
Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori ex Granai, Livorno
promoted by Comune di Livorno, Fondazione Livorno, Sillabe, TOE Art Martket and PoliArt

ARTIST RESIDENCY
Corpi 2.0

curated by Andrea Contin and Cinzia Bontempi, Bienno
promoted by Regione Lombardia

EXHIBITION
Searth
curated by Incipit Film, Sala Peres, Staranzano

SOLO EXHIBITION
Fuoco di memorie
curated by Simona Caramia at MUPAC – Museo del Patrimonio dell’Accademia, Catanzaro
promoted by Accademia di Belle Arti di Catanzaro

EXHIBITION
Mediterraneo
curated by Marilena Cerzoso, Museo dei Brettii e degli Enotri, Cosenza

TALK
Videoarte in laguna
masterclass at Liceo Artistico “Max Fabiani”, Gorizia

EXHIBITION
Out of Shape
Largo, Roma
promoted by Fabrique du Cinéma, Tav, SONY, Teradek, Litepanels, Pmr

EXHIBITION
Dune – Arti Paesaggi Utopie
curated by Accademia Mutamenti at CasermArcheologica, Sansepolcro

EXHIBITION
/còr·po/
Spazio, Livorno

2022

EXHIBITION
Corpi scomodi
Ex Leopoldine, Firenze
promoted by ISIA Firenze, Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” and Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze

AWARD WINNER
Searth – The European Video-Art Contest in the Adriatic Lagoon
curated by Incipit Film, Casa della Musica, Grado
promoted by Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia

EXHIBITION
Agitazione
Cantiere Versiliese, Viareggio

ARTIST RESIDENCY
Searth
curated by Incipit Film, Isola della Cona
in collaboration with Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, KunstlerHaus Vereinigung, ZDSLU – Zveza Društev Slovenskih Likovnih umetnikov and GAI – Associazione Giovani Artisti Italiani

WORKSHOP
Arte e natura
with Amalia De Bernardis and Cristina Russo, Mongrassano

ARTIST RESIDENCY
The land of the wind
curated by Amalia De Bernardis, Mongrassano
promoted by Regione Calabria and Calabria Straordinaria

EXHIBITION
Dune – Arti Paesaggi Utopie
curated by Accademia Mutamenti, Polo Culturale Le Clarisse – Museo Luzzetti, Grosseto

ARTIST RESIDENCY  
Dune – Arti Paesaggi Utopie
curated by Accademia Mutamenti, Grosseto
promoted by Ministero della Cultura, Regione Toscana
with the contribution of Fondazione CR Firenze and Fondazione Grosseto Cultura

AWARD WINNER
Il Pendio
Ex Convento di San Benedetto, Corato
promoted by Regione Puglia

EXHIBITION
La luna e i calanchi
Parco dei Calanchi and Pinacoteca Carlo Levi, Aliano
promoted by Regione Basilicata and Comune di Aliano

AWARD LONGLIST
Silenzio
Palazzo Bocchini, San Giorgio del Sannio

EXHIBITION
Stamm’ sott’ ‘o cielo
Spazio Tra, Napoli

EXHIBITION
Innesco. Reagire al Presente
Ginger Zone, Scandicci
promoted by ISIA Firenze, Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” and Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze

AWARD LONGLIST
(Mani)festo
Industrie Fluviali, Roma

2021

AWARD LONGLIST
Premio Tiepolo d’oro
Palazzo Torriani, Udine
promoted by Fondazione Friuli, Comune di Udine, Accademia di Belle Arti di Udine and Banca di Udine

2020

EXHIBITION
Sound Bocs
curated by Simona Caramia at Bocs Art Residencies, Cosenza
promoted by Ministero della Cultura, SIAE, Comune di Cosenza and Accademia di Belle Arti di Catanzaro

2019

WORKSHOP
Laboratori per la comunità
in collaboration with Comune di Riace

ARTIST RESIDENCY      
Libertà è partecipazione
Riace (IT)
in collaboration with Comune di Riace

2018

EXHIBITION
Synthomatic
Corto Circuiti, Paola

WORKSHOP
Breve lezione sul graffiti writing
promoted by Comune di Paola and CSV Cosenza

EXHIBITION
Lo spazio bianco
Palazzo delle Clarisse, Amantea

EXHIBITION
Il quinto vuoto
Ex Palazzo di Città, Paola  
promoted by Regione Calabria     

PRESS / ATTACHMENT

+ Presentan “Video as performance” en Colour Senses Project, en Miami | Diario Las Américas

+ Bramante: «Così promuovo i giovani artisti in Sicilia» ! Il Giornale dell’Arte

+ Echi e Delay | Sottogiudecca

+ Sottogiudecca presenta “Echi e Delay” | Juliet Art Magazine

+ Ecco altri quattro nuovi finalisti di Exibart Prize N4! | Exibart

+ Lightning Era: Luca Granato by Micheal Hanna | Aedra Fine Arts

+ Young & Forever Young. Il successo delle residenze d’arte a San Sebastiano Contemporary | L’estroverso

+ Young & Forever Young, quando l’arte è linfa della vita | Sicily Mag

+  Young & Forever Young: Luca Granato, Eric Silverio e Ruslan Shegai | Siracusa Press

+ I exist, therefore I inhabit the space | NEW CREAM

+ L’artista Luca Granato ricorda la strage di Cutro con il progetto “Lenti nel sogno” by Francesca Calzà | Artuu Magazine

+ Lenti nel sogno: l’opera dell’artista cosentino sulla strage di Cutro | NON Magazine

+ Luca Granato: in ricordo della strage di Cutro by Lucrezia Caliani | Liquidarte

+ Luca Granato. E anche i fiori morirono lenti nel sogno | Itinerari dell’arte

+ Andrea Corsello e Luca Granato: da Catanzaro 2 giovani artisti alla Booming Art Show by Marco Calabrese| La Nuova Calabria

+ Gli eventi collaterali imperdibili di Artefiera 2024 | Elle DECOR

+ Generation(Z) | BOOMing Contemporary Art

+ BOOMing Contemporary Art Show | Exibart

+ Premi, menzioni e riconoscimenti nazionali per gli studenti dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Catanzaro | CatanzaroInforma

+ Residenza GIAS: Creatività Sostenibile | CatanzaroInforma

+ Avanzi di Ossa | La nuova Calabria

+ Ecco i vincitori della XIV edizione del Premio Combat | Combat Art Review

+ Vincitori Premio Combat 2023 | Comune di livorno

+ La memorie e la sua precarietà al centro della mostra di Luca Granato by Giuseppe Bagnato | Area Teatro

+ Luca Granato. Fuoco di memorie | CatanzaroInforma

+ Luca Granato. Fuoco di memorie | Comune di Catanzaro

+ Corpi 2.0 | Hestetika

+ Granato/Mallamace. Calabria infame | Gazzetta del Sud

+ Interview for SEARTH | Youtube

+ Searth – The European Video-Art Contest in the Adriatic Lagoon | INCIPIT FILM

+ Dune. Arti Paesaggi Utopie | CasermArcheologica

+ Dune. Arti Paesaggi Utopie | Official Website

+ Interview for Dune 2022 | Vimeo

+ Interview | Siloud