"“Pensiamo che l'Arte possa far esistere ciò che ancora non c'è e che sarebbe bello ci fosse”"

Antonello Ghezzi is an artists collective comprised of Nadia Antonello and Paolo Ghezzi. 

The duo, born in 2009 and based in Bologna, have exhibited in Japan at the Sound Design Festival of Hamamatsu, at the Italian Institute of Culture in Athens, Tanit Gallery and 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 Petit Bain in Paris, the Arsenale in Verona 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


"Blowing away boundaries" European Development Days, BRUXELLES
"Blow against the walls" Gallery Tanit, BEIRUT
"Blow" Art Crossed Borders, ARTBAB, BAHRAIN
“Shooting stars” Sound Design Festival, Hamamatsu JAPAN
"Blow" TAF The Art Foundation ATHENS
"All the stars, all the seas" Istituto Italiano di Cultura, curated by Giusy Ragosa, ATHENS
“Sotto lo stesso cielo”, Arsenale, Teatro Scientifico e Teatro Nuovo, curated by Simone Azzoni, VERONA
“Blow” Petit Bain, PARIS
"Ciél étoiles" CIFF, COPENHAGEN
"Ciél étoiles" Le Temple 153, PARIS
"Ciels étoilés", BIEL Centre BEIRUT
"Star map", Pitti Uomo FIRENZE
"Here", Usina del Arte, RoBOt Festival, curated by Federica Patti, BUENOS AIRES
"Mind the door!", Interpack exhibitions, DUSSELDORF
“NeverEnding Night”, Museo Xkè, TURIN
“The Artists are IN” Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, curated by Silvia Evangelisti and Luigi Ficacci, BOLOGNA
"T'Oracle of Sarajevo", Sarajevo Winter Festival, SARAJEVO
"Lucciole", Macro, La Pelanda, Testaccio, ROME
"T'Oracle of Delft", Blik Opener Festival, DELFT
"Mind the door!", III Moscow International Biennale of Young Artists, MOSCOW

"T'Oracolo di Genova", Villa Croce, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di GENOVA


"Blowing away boundaries" European Development Days, Bruxelles
"Blow against the walls" ArtBAB, Bahrain
"Blow" Galerie Tanit, Beirut

"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

"Confonderti" Dynamo, curated by Federica Patti, Bologna
"Ciél étoiles" CIFF, Copenhagen
"Ciél étoiles" Le Temple 153, Paris

"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

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

"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

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

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

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


"Shooting stars" Hamamatsu Sound Design Festival, curated by Unesco Creative Cities Network, Japan
"Andata e Ritorno" Ex Atelier Corradi Cavallo Spose, curated by Lorella Cavallo, Bologna Design Week, Bologna
"Shooting stars" ArtFarm, curated by Simone Azzoni, Pilastro, Verona

"All at sea", Studio Antonello Ghezzi, Bologna

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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


2017 Workshop"What happens when Art meets Engeering" Centre for Arts and Humanities at American University of Beirut
2017 Professor at NDU University (Beirut)
2016 Professor at LAU Lebanese American University (Beirut)
2016 Professor at Fondazione Aldini Valeriani (Bologna)
2015 Professor at Fondazione Aldini Valeriani (Bologna)
2014 TEDxBologna 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

"Hamamatsu Sound Design FestivalHamamatsu (Japan), artist selected
"Sponge Prize Residency" Setup Art Fair
"Mind the door!", III Moscow International Biennale of Young Artists, Moscow, artist selected

"Lucciole", Macro, La Pelanda, Testaccio, Roma selection Young Talents for l'AAF 
"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)


"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