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Annalaura di Luggo(b. Naples, 1970) is a multimedia artist and painter based in Naples. In 2019 she was invited to the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (Dominican Republic Pavilion) and in 2018 she is invited at the ONU in New York with her multimedia solo show Blind Vision which inspired the creation of the homonymous award winning documentary based on the artist’s enlightening journey with visually impaired people. Fusing aesthetics, performance, and technology, the artist creates visuallystriking works that invite dialogue about social issues. She has, with dexterity and empathy, tackled incarceration (“Never Give Up”), topics of the marine world (Sea Visions / 7 Viewpoints”), human rights (“Human Rights Vision”, for Kennedy Foundation), blindness (“Blind Vision” presented at the United Nations and at the Italian Consulate in NY) nature and biodiversity (“Genesis” present at the 58th Venice Biennale) and environmental issues (“Napoli Eden” artistic and cinematographic project). To create Napoli Eden Annalaura di Luggo used recycled aluminum to construct four site-specific monumental installations open to the public thatencouraged debate on sustainability in her hometown, Naples. This project inspired the director Bruno Colella in the creation of the docufilm Napoli Eden, which tells the artist’s creative experience. Qualified for consideration for the 2021 Academy Awards in the Best Documentary Category, Napoli Eden received numerous awards and
nominations from prestigious festivals around the world. Recycled aluminum is again chosen by the artist for “Collòculi > We Are Art”, her newest gigantic sculptural iris that transmits multimedia and immersive contents, previewed at the Banco Napoli Foundation in Naples and at MANN | National Archeological Museum of Naples. The creative process is the focus of the documentary “We Arte Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura”, directed by the artist herself, which displays a mixture of documentary video art and new media. The documentary qualified for Consideration for the 2023 Academy Awards in the Best Documentary Category and Best Song Category. Her bibliography is extensive, with interventions by major art critics and international personalities from the world of culture and entertainment, including Paul Laster, Stephen Knudsen, Rajsa Clavijo, Timothy Hardfield, Paco Barragan, Stefano Biolchini, Hap Erstein, Francesco Gallo Mazzeo, Aldo Gerbino, Marcello Palminteri, Gabriele Perretta, Andrea Viliani, Vincenzo Trione. She is part of both public and private collections in Italy and abroad. Annalaura di Luggo’s installations distort spaceto confound her visitors’ visual coordinates of reality. Commissioned by corporate sponsors, institutions, and municipalities, she has completed both permanent (Museum of the Institute P. Colosimo of Naples, Jus Museum of Naples, Museum of Juvenile Prison of Nisda, Naples) and temporary interactive installations (United Nations, New York; Art Basel/Scope in New York in Basel & in Miami; MANN | National Archeological Museum of di Naples, Banco di Napoli Foundation; Genoa International Boat Show, Torino Artissima/The Others fair, etc).


2022. Bologna, Italy: “Innesti”, Galleria Millenium, Palazzo Gnudi curated by Marcello Palminteri and Aldo Gerbino 2021. Corciano, Italy: “Iride”, Ex Museo Paleontologico, as part of the exhibition +Divenire, curated by Gabriele Perretta | Baia, Italy, “Corpi luminosi”, Campi Flegrei Archaeological Park | 2020. Milan, Italy: “Ad Lumen”, 3 public installations for Christmas Milan 2020 - Citylife. | 2018 -2019. Naples, Italy: “Napoli Eden”, 4 public installations, curated by Francesco Gallo Mazzeo, with the sponsorship of CIAL (Consorzio Imballaggi Alluminio) | Previous exhibitions: New York, USA, United Nations: “Blind Vision,” multimedia project curated by The Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations H.E. Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi on the occasion of the XI Conference of State Parties to the CRPD. 1b Neck Area - United Nations. | Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy: “Blind Vision,” multimedia project curated by Raisa Clavijo, documentary directed by Nanni Zedda, Hotel Miramonti Majestic. | Naples: “Blind Vision,” multimedia project curated by Raisa Clavijo, a documentary directed by Nanni Zedda, Piazza Vittoria | Naples, Italy: “Annalaura di Luggo: Recent Works” presentation curated by InsideArt director, Guido Talarico, IQOS Art Gallery | Florence, Italy: Human Rights Vision for Kennedy Foundation - auction conducted by Fabrizio Moretti, Palazzo Vecchio | Naples, Italy: “Blind Vision,” multimedia project curated by Raisa Clavijo, a documentary directed by Nanni Zedda, Museum of the P. Colosimo Institute, Naples | Rome, Italy: “Annalaura di Luggo: Recent Works”. Fabrique du Cinema, Ex Dogana | New York, USA: Presentation organized in collaboration with writer Kerry Kennedy, show and shooting | Castellammare di Stabia, Italy: “MOVIsion” Gala Cinema Fiction, Castello Medioevale di Castellammare | Genoa, Italy: “Sea Visions / 7 viewpoints,” 56th Genoa International Boat Show | Heidelberg, Germany: “Stimuli to Change” Heidelberg University Museum | Naples, Italy: “Never Give Up, The Donation”, curated by Guido Cabib, permanent exhibition. Nisida Juvenile Detention Center | Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco: “Occh-IO/Eye-I”, curated by Guido Cabib, Salle des Etoiles | Miami, USA: “Occh-IO/Eye-I”, show and shooting, White Dot Gallery | Milan, Italy: “Occh-IO/Eye-I”, show and shooting, Monte Paschi di Siena | Milan, Italy: “Occh-IO/Eye-I, Mirror of the Soul, A Journey between Science and Faith, Le Stelline Foundation | Milan, Italy: “Occh-IO/Eye-I”, curated by Guido Cabib, The Format Gallery | Turin, Italy: “Never Give Up”, Special Project, curated by Guido Cabib, The Others Fair.


Venice: Biennale Arte 2019 - 58th International Art Exhibition (Dominican Republic Pavilion) | Basel, Switzerland: Scope Art Fair | New York, USA: Scope Art Fair | Miami, USA: Art Basel Week, Scope Art Fair | Boca Raton, Florida, USA: Art Boca Raton, “Journeys”, curated by Raisa Clavijo. Reggio Calabria, Italia: “Questa casa non è un albergo”, curated by Giuseppe Capparelli.


Venice, 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (Dominican Republic Pavilion) | Naples, “Enchanted trajectories (for Farinelli)”, Palazzo Nunziante | Naples, JUS Museum / Spoleto, ArteIncontro Gallery / Rome, Home Gallery Vitiello, “AlphaBeta”, curated by Francesco Gallo Mazzeo | Corciano (PG), “Stendale - The embrace of the muses”, curated by Gabriele Perretta.


Colloculi/We Are Art: Banco di Napoli Foundation - MANN | National Archeological Museum of Naples,  Napoli; Narratur: 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia; Never give up: Juvenile prison Museum, Nisida (Na); Blind Vision: Colosimo Institute Museum, Naples / Jus Museum, Naples; Napoli Eden: Jus Museum, Naples; U/Topia (for Alberto Burri): Jus Museum, Naples; Metanoia (for Toti Scialoja): Jus Museum, Naples.


Napoli Eden (Feature Documentary - 2020) by Bruno Colella;
Blind Vision (Short Documentary - 2017) by Nanni Zedda;
Never Give Up (Short Documentary - 2016) by Pierluigi Ferrandini;
Giving Back generation: tv series;
We Are Art Feature documentary - 2022) by Annalaura di Luggo to be released in Los Angeles and New York, September 2022.

In 2018 Blind Vision was awarded best documentary at Niagara Falls, International Film Festival (NY) and in 2019 at FortMyers International Film Festival. Napoli Eden was qualified “filmd’essai”(arthouse film) and obtained  8 international awards as best documentary and 8 nominations. Napoli Eden was selected by the MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) as part of the “Project for the Promotion of Italy in the World”,  through the cinema branch relating to art. Napoli Eden has passed the admission selection to the Academy Awards and was in Consideration for the 2021 Oscars as best documentary. We Are Art obtained the support of Italian Minister of Culture (MiC), of Campania Film Commission and of Bank of Napoli Foundation.

© Annydi 2020
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