“Pensiamo che l'Arte possa far esistere ciò che ancora non c'è e che sarebbe bello ci fosse”
"We believe that art brings to life that which does not yet exist but would be beautiful if it did."

Nadia Antonello and Paolo Ghezzi studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and in 2009 founded the duo Antonello Ghezzi.
Their research focuses on lightness and magic.
The projects exhibited in many Italian and international institutions, try to make fairy tales tangible. A door that opens only if you smile, soap bubbles that break down the walls, a machine to make wishes with shooting stars, small sculptures between lovers, starry skies of the future. Stairs, clouds and blue traffic lights that - thanks to Gianni Rodari - give us the permission to fly. As these works were winged sandals or mirrors that, like Athena's shield, help Perseus to overcome Medusa.


Changing reality, telling a different story of what we have around us, whether it's a house, a tree, an ancient building or just a green lawn.
Every day is a new day and every night something happens somewhere.
Every moment a star falls, every moment someone makes a wish, somewhere that wish is coming true.
Inventing a story and leaving its traces.
For those who don't believe in history, for those looking for a different one, for those who need to dream.
Dreaming, don't stop dreaming.
Love and don't stop loving.
Making relationships visible, everything that keeps us alive, everything we are made of.
Each of our projects is a story, it is to stage reality when it becomes a work of art. In our works there are always people, every story has at least one. Each of our works has at least two.


"Tightening the space of me and you" Habitat Art space, BERGEN
"The Milky Way House at Beit Beirut", Beit Beirut, BEIRUT
"Via libera per volare", Museo Davia Bargellini, BOLOGNA
"Shooting stars", Biennale di Beirut, MACAM, BEIRUT
"Immersione libera", Bagni Misteriosi, Galleria Continua, MILAN
"Blow against the walls", Brooklyn Wayfarers, NEW YORK
"Blowing away boundaries" European Development Days, BRUXELLES
"Shooting stars" Miasto Ogrodow, Katowice, POLAND
"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, ATHENS
“Sotto lo stesso cielo”, Arsenale, 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, BUENOS AIRES
"Mind the door!", Interpack exhibitions, DÜSSELDORF
“Never Ending Night”, Museo Xkè, TURIN
“The Artists are IN” Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, 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


"La sedia del giudice", Piazza Lucio Dalla, curated by Adiacenze with the support of Fondazione Innovazione Urbana and Cronopios, Bologna
"Non sono più la stessa" for Arte di confine, curated by Riccardo Farinelli, Prato
"L'isola dei Pirati" fro Chorasis, Villa Rospigliosi, curated by Riccardo Farinelli, Prato
"Alla Luna" for Exibart in Blooming Artfair, curated by Federico Pazzagli, Bologna
"The Milky Way House at Beit Beirut" in Beit Beirut, curated by May El-Hage with Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Beirut
​"Tightening the space of me and you” in Habitat Artspace, curated by Adiacenze and Manuel Portioli, Bergen

"We wish you" in Studio BBS-pro,  curated by Davide Sarchioni for Accaventiquattro Arte, Prato
"Legare la terra al cielo", Prospettive, curated by Giorgia Tronconi e Amerigo Mariotti of Adiacenze, Savigno (BO)
"Vedere me in te", Festival di Radicondoli, curated by Massimo Luconi, Radicondoli
"Stringere lo spazio di me e te", Without Frontiers Lunetta, curated by Simona Gavioli, Mantova
"Tutto è relazione" for the project "Antenna, L'Oracolo di Monte Paderno" with the poet Valerio Grutt, curated by Olivia Spatola, Monte Paderno (BO)
"I am with you, I have always been with you, don’t be afraid"Nation Station, curated by Maie El Hage, Beirut (Lebanon)

"Amore libera tutti"Galleria ME Vannucci, curated by Manuela Valentini, Pistoia
"Via libera per volare"Museo Davia Bargellini and Palazzo d'Accursio, curated by Manuela Valentini and Olivia Spatola, Bologna

"T'Oracolo" and "Shooting stars"Serre dei Giardini Margherita, Festival Resilienze curated by Federica Patti, Bologna
"Blow against the walls", Palazzo d'Accursio, Festival Francescano, Bologna
"Under the same sky", Palazzo Isolani, ESERA Conference, Bologna
"Come tenere la testa fra le nuvole", Artefiera, Bologna

"Blow against the walls", Brooklyn Wayfarers, New York
"Shooting stars", Miasto Ogrodów, Katowice (Poland)
"Blowing away boundaries" European Development Days, Moleenbeek, 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
"Blow (against the walls), Galleria Spazio Testoni, Bologna
"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 by Federica 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, Düsseldorf, 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 Bologna, curated by Antonello Ghezzi

"Ai servizi dell’arte", Arte Fiera Bologna, curated by Antonello Ghezzi
"Cosa succede quando le gallerie non vanno in fiera?", Artissima 2010, Torino


"Da Chagall a de Chirico e oltre" 21gallery, curated by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi, Villorba (TV)
"Io resto tra le nuvole" Vergato Arte e Cultura, curated by Giorgia Bellotti, Vergato (BO)
"Paesaggi", Pad. 15 stand E21 Galleria Vannucci, Artefiera, Bologna
"Hole to auction", Adiacenze, curated by Adiacenze and Tatanka, Bologna

"Paesaggi personali", Galleria Vannucci, curated by Serena Becagli, Pistoia
"Segnaletica per sognatori", Chiantissimo, curated by Davide Sarchioni, San Casciano in Val di Pesa (FI)
"Come complicarsi la vita e guardare le nuvole", with Simone Gori, curated by Massimo Luconi, Palazzo Bizzarrini di Radicondoli (SI)
“Hole – Temporary art peep show”, curated by Adiacenze e Tatanka, Adiacenze gallery, Bologna

Under the Same Sky: From Italy to Lebanon”, Antonello Ghezzi + Ralph Hage, curated by Maie El-Hage, in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Beirut, Deir el Qamar (Lebanon) 
I am with you, I have always been with you, don’t be afraid”, curated by Galleria Continua for Una boccata d’arte, a project of Fondazione Elpis, Santo Stefano di Sessanio (AQ)
"Segnali", Artefiera, curated by Galleria Vannucci, Bologna

"Shooting stars" (performance)MACAM, curated by Maie El Hage, Beirut
"Shooting stars" (installation), Biennale of Contemporary Art, "Universal Data" MACAM, curated by Sara Schaub, Beirut
"Cosmos Cartoons"MUSE, Trento
"Blow against the walls", Cavallerizza Irreale, Turin
"Shooting stars", Arte e astrofisica sul Monte Tancia, curated by Cornelia Lauf, Monte San Giovanni in Sabina (RI)
"Alla luna", Bagni Misteriosi curated by Galleria Continua, Milan

"Esodo"Galleria Spazio Testoni, Bologna
"Shooting stars", Noite Branca, gnration Braga, Portugal
Blow against the walls”, performance for Art across the borders, Bahrain

"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

Never Ending 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
"I pesci 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


2019 Workshop for International Book Fair of Sharjah, UAE
2019 Workshop for Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, UAE
2018 Workshop for International Book Fair of Sharjah, UAE
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)