biography

"Pensiamo che l'arte sia un mezzo per far vivere meglio e far riflettere su temi come il sorriso, l'imprevedibilità, l'intersezione tra persone tra loro sconosciute, il superamento di tutte le barriere."
A.G.
"We think that art is a means to improve life and to foster reflection upon such themes as the smile, the unpredictable, the intersections between strangers, the crossing of all borders"
A.G.

Antonello Ghezzi is an artists collective comprised of Nadia Antonello and Paolo Ghezzi. Their main purpose is to express messages of peace and to show that art can make life better. Their motto, found directly or indirectly in their works, is "Don't forget the magic."

The duo, based in Bologna, have exhibited at the BIEL center in Beirut, the Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires, the National Picture Gallery of Bologna, the Moscow Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Villa Croce in Genova, the Sarajevo Winter Festival, the Blik Opener in the Netherlands, the Paris Fashion Week, and the CIFF in Copenhagen.

They work with both scientists and businesses, bringing art to daily life through installations that combine technology, reality, and poetry.

       Credit Fabio Mantovani                                                                                                                                              Credit Giuseppe Rado


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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
"Blow" TAF The Art Foundation, curated by Giusy Ragosa, Athens
"All the stars, all the seas" Istituto Italiano di Cultura, curated by Giusy Ragosa, Athens
"Sotto lo stesso cielo" Arsenale, Teatro Scientifico and Teatro Nuovo, curated by Simone Azzoni, Verona
"Nuvola" ΦΟΥΑΡ, curated by Renata Konstantinou, Athens
"Blow" Petit Bain, curated by Giusy Ragosa and Delphine Joussein, Paris

2016
"Confonderti" Dynamo, curated by Federica Patti, Bologna

"Ciél étoiles" CIFF, Copenhagen
"Ciél étoiles" Le Temple 153, Paris

2015
"Sopra di noi, il cielo" S. Maria Maddalena, Bologna
"Star map", Pitti Uomo Firenze, catwalk set design of "Constellation Africa”, project of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, International Trade Centre
Guardami ancora”, Spazio9, curated by Margherita Maccaferri, Bologna

2014
Here”, Historic centers of  Bologna, Parma and Genova. Project curated byFederica Patti and Marcella Loconte for Robot Festival 07.
Antibandiera”, 9th International Conference on Conceptual Change, University of Bologna, Santa Cristina della Fondazza, curated by Olivia Levrini
"Fortune, tell me", permanent installation for Marchesini Group, Pianoro, Bologna
"Mind the door!", Interpack exhibitions, Dusseldorf, Germany

2013
"Mind the door!", Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, Bologna, curated by Silvia Evangelisti and Luigi Ficacci
The Artists are IN” Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bolognacurated by Silvia Evangelisti and Luigi Ficacci
Il cielo sopra Pistoia”, Vannucci Arte Contemporanea gallery, Pistoia 
"Luminart" Christmas Light for  the Old Town of Pistoia
"T'Oracolo di Cervia", Drammi Collaterali, Ex Pescheria, Cervia
"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle", La Luretta, Bologna, selected by MAMbo for Art City Bologna 2013

2012
"Lucciole", Casabianca, Zola Predosa, curated by Anteo Radovan and Massimo Marchetti
"T'Oracle of Sarajevo", Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo, curated by Ibrahim Spahic

2011
"Grazie per avermi salutato", Y'art, Bologna, curated by Lelio Aiello
"E' il bagno per me", Arte Fiera Artfirst Bologna, curated by Antonello Ghezzi

2010
"Ai servizi dell’arte", Arte Fiera Artfirst Bologna, curated by Antonello Ghezzi

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
"Shooting stars" ArtFarm, curated by Simone Azzoni, Pilastro, Verona

2016
"All at sea", Studio Antonello Ghezzi, Bologna

2015
"La regola del gioco", Galleria Vannucci, Pistoia
"Ciels étoilés", BIEL Centre Beirut, curated by Pascal Odille
"Ensemble", Studio Antonello Ghezzi for the Bologna Design Week
"Quello che rimane", Sponge Arte Contemporanea, Pergola (PU), curated by Francesco Paolo Del Re
"Se stessi", Apocalypsis | Rivelazioni, Cittadella (Pd), curated by Spazio Supernova
"Comizi d'amore" and "Sono appena tornato da New York", SetUp Art Fair, Bologna
"Concrete peace", Night Created Design's showroom, Bologna

2014
"Here"Usina del ArteRoBOt Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, curated by Federica Patti
Shooting stars”, RoBOT Festival, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, curated by Federica Patti and Marcella Loconte
Platea”, Lagolandia, Brasimone, curated by ArtiColture

2013
NeverEnding Night, Museo Xkè, Turin, curated by Piero Bianucci
"Never Ending Night",  Homepage Festival, Udine
"Antibandiera", F.A.M.E., Riccione
"Da qualche parte è notte", Re-Birth, P.AR.CO. Foundation, Treviso, curated by Spazio Supernova

2012
"Lucciole", Macro, La Pelanda, Testaccio, Roma selection Young Talents for l'AAF ROME
"T'Oracle of Delft", Blik Opener Festival, Delft, in collaboration with the architect Anna Romani and curated by Marsha de Bell
"Mind the door!", III Moscow International Biennale of Young Artists, Moscow, curated by Elena Selina and Kathirin Becker
"T'Oracolo di Genova", Villa Croce, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Genovacurated by Anna Santomauro for Carta Bianca_Bologna curated by Silvia Cini
"Mind the door!", Arte Fiera, Bologna, curated by Silvia Evangelisti

2011
"T’oracolo di Trento", Festival dell'Arte di Trentocurated by Marco Cruciani, Francesca Piersanti and  Mario Garavelli
"Artist Book", Non si lascia leggere, Bologna, curated by Manuela Candini
"Artist Book", No es deixa llegir, Barcellona, curated by Eva Figuerras

2010
"T’oracolo di Bergamo", Camminart di Bergamo, curated by Matteo Caglioni
"Iceberg", Cuore di Pietra di Pianoro (Bo), curated by Mili Romano
"Ipesci sono muti", Cuore di Pietra di Pianoro (Bo), curated by Mili Romano
"Finestre", VIDEO.It Fondazione Merz, Torino, curated by Francesco Poli, Francesco Bernardelli, Mario Gorni
"Finestre", VIDEO.It alla Careof DOCVA, Milano, curated by Francesco Poli, Francesco Bernardelli, Mario Gorni

EDUCATION, PUBLIC TALK

2016 Professor at LAU Lebanese American University (Beirut)
2016 Professor at Fondazione Aldini Valeriani (Bologna)
2015 Professor at Fondazione Aldini Valeriani (Bologna)
2014 Ted Conference
2013 Talk at Accademia di Belle Arti (Bologna)
2012/2013 Professor at L.UN.A. Libera Università delle Arti (Bologna)
2012 Talk at Accademia di Belle Arti L'Aquila

AWARDS

"Quando c'è il sole le cose girano meglio", Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, 2° Premio Samp
"Stars", Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici e Artistici di Venezia, Belluno, Padova e Treviso, selected for the second stage (10 artists for the Treviso Airport)

CRITICS

"Their poetic and original art installations document one of the most significant trends in art and contemporary culture: the questions of worldview and its aesthetic transposition without resorting to the "representation" of reality, but "immersing" in world itself, through its components, in order to find a direct relationship between poetic experience and daily life which, modified, redesigned, re-experienced aesthetically, becomes
the object of art, an art work.
This "immersion" through the things in the world can also be seen in a new relationship between art and science, a relationship that has always existed but that has suffered severe mutations at the end of the last century, in particular as regards the use of technology as an expressive medium, among others, in the creation of a work of art, engaging their intelligence and their creative imagination.
In difficult times such as those we are living, art can be a special place for an open and constructive vision of the future."

Silvia Evangelisti, art historian and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and the University of Bologna Alma Mater