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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 dictor Bruno Colella in the creation of the docufilm Napoli Eden, which tells the artist's creative experience. The artist has received praise for her work from the public, major art critics, and prominent international figures from the world of cultureand entertainment. 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, Hap Erstein, Francesco Gallo Mazzeo, 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 Art Fair, Basel, New York & Miami; Genoa International Boat Show, Torino The Others fair, etc).

SOLO SHOWS

Naples, Italy: “Napoli Eden”, 4 public installations, curated by Francesco Gallo Mazzeo, with the sponsorship of CIAL (Consorzio Imballaggi Alluminio) | 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. New York, USA: “Occh-IO/ Eye-I” show and shooting curated by Alcinda Saphira, Saphira&Ventura Gallery. 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; Milan, Italy: “Ad Lumen. Citilifers x sustainability”, 3 public installations for Christmas Milan 2020 - Citylife.

GROUP SHOWS

Venice, Biennale Arte 2019 - 58th International Art Exhibition (Dominican Republic Pavilion) | Basel, Switzerland, Scope Art Fair, curated by Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris and Saphira&Ventura Gallery, New York. New York, USA: Scope Art Fair, curated by Naif International Gallery. Miami, USA: Art Basel Week, Scope Art Fair, curated by Naif International Gallery. 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.

PICTORIAL CYCLE

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.

MULTIMEDIA WORKS

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.

FILMOGRAPHY

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.

AWARDS

Niagara Falls, International Film festival NY: “Blind Vision” awarded best documentary film by the film festival’s founder Stanley Isaacs. FortMyers International Film Festival: “Blind Vision” awarded best documentary film. In 2020 “Napoli Eden” was qualified as “filmd’essai”(arthouse film) and obtained 8 international awards as best documentary at the Hollywood Gold Awards Festival, at the Impact DocsAwards at L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival, at the Venice film Awards and a mention from the critical jury of the Social World Film Festival. Napoli Eden  was selected by the MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) as part of the “Project for the Promotion of the Country of Italy inthe World”, through the cinema branch relating to art with a screening cycle within the diplomatic-consular network and Italian Cultural Institutesaround the world. Napoli Eden has passed the admission selection to the Academy Awards and is in Consideration for the 2021 Oscars as best documentary.


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