LAPO SIMEONI
1979, Orbetello (GR), Italy.

Born in Orbetello, Grosseto in 1979. Studied at the Saint Martins school in London, where he completed the Foundation Course in Art and Design in 2002. From the outset he has worked in a broad range of expressive media, from mural painting to photography and the creation of painting installations, a hallmark of his work. He also shows a profound sensitivity to the use of different materials, including steel, plexiglas and recycled materials, alongside light installations. Simeoni describes the basic themes of his artistic research as follows: the effects of globalized consumerism, symbols and stereotypes of global history.
In 2008 he won the international MOVIN’ UP project, organized by the GAI organization, holding his first double personal exhibition in Beijing (China), curated by Filippo Salviati. In 2009 he organized and participated in the exhibition 7 ITALIAN VISION in Basel during Art|40|Basel (Swiss). In 2010 he held his first personal exhibition in Rome, “Mind the Gap” curated by Francesca Franco at the Altri Lavori in Corso gallery. In 2011 participated in the exhibition ARS APOCALIPSIS - KUNST UND KOLLAPS KUNSTVEREIN KREIS GUTERSLOH, (Germany), curated Malte & Henning Boecker, whit international and historical artist like Gherard Richter and Albrecht Dürer.

LAPO SIMEONI
1979, Orbetello (GR), Italy.

Si forma alla scuola Saint Martins di Londra, dove nel 2002 consegue il Diploma Foundation in Art and Design. Sin dagli esordi, sperimenta una vasta gamma di mezzi espressivi, dalla pittura murale, alla fotografia, fino alla realizzazione di opere pittorico-installative, vera e propria peculiarità del suo lavoro. Dimostra anche una profonda sensibilità per l’utilizzo di diversi materiali
come alluminio, plexiglas, o materiali di recupero fino ad installazioni luminose. Simeoni delinea così le tematiche portanti della sua riflessione: gli effetti del consumismo globalizzato,
trasformazioni, conflitti sociali, simboli e stereotipi della storia umana. 

Nel 2008 vince il progetto internazionale MOVIN’ UP, organizzato dall’associazione Giovani Artisti Italiani, realizzando la prima doppia Personale in Beijing (Cina), curata da Filippo Salviati. Nel 2009 organizza e partecipa alla mostra 7 ITALIAN VISION a Basilea durante Art|40|Basel (Svizzera). Nel 2010 realizza invece la prima mostra personale a Roma, “Mind The Gap” curata da Francesca Franco presso la Galleria altri lavori in Corso. Nel 2011 Partecipa in Germania alla mostra ARS APOCALIPSIS - KUNST UND KOLLAPS presso KUNSTVEREIN KREIS di GUTERSLOH, curato da Malte & Henning Boecker, con artisti internazionali e storici come Gerard Richter e Albert Durer.


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LAPO SIMEONI

Lives and works in Berlin.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2002   Foundation in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, London, (UK)

2000   Gratuated in Graphic Design, Luigi Einaudi Institute, Grosseto, (ITALY)

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019   LABORATORIO OCEANICO I curated by Camilla Boemio, Museum Botanical Garden, Rome

2018   DIORAMA / NAPOLI I text Annalisa Ferraro, Intragallery, Naples *

2016   The Rebirth Triad I Marsiglia, Cala´, Simeoni I curated by Chiara Canali, Reggia di Caserta, Caserta *

2016   THINGS LEFT UNSAID I curated by Micol Veller, Museo Alboronz, Narni, (Tr) *

2014   EARLY ADOPTER | Dario Carratta, Aaron Van Erp, Lapo Simeoni, curated by Carola Chişiu, Allegra Nomad  Gallery, Bucharest (ROMANIA) *

2014   THE ILLUSION OF THE PERFECT CENTURY | curated by Fabio Campagna, CORPO 6 Gallery | Berlin (GERMANY) 

2014   IL TASTO ROSSO | curated by Guido Cabib, The FORMAT Gallery | MIlan 

2013   THE FOUNDATION | Palazzo pubblico, Piazza del Popolo, organized by Teatro nel Bicchiere, Orbetello, (Gr)

2013   PIAZZE ITALIANE | curated by Nicola Cecchelli, Piombino (Li)

2012   ADD AND REMOVE | Luca Grechi, Lapo Simeoni, text Isabella Vitale, Art.Lab Gallery, Grosseto

2011   VIVA L’ITALIA! | Organized by Provincia di Grosseto, curated by Mauro Papa, text of Francesca Franco, Mauro Papa. Cassero Mediceo, Grosseto *

2010   MIND THE GAP | curated by Francesca Franco, Altri Lavori In Corso Gallery, Rome

2008   Costellazioni | curated by Mauro Papa, CEDAV, Centro di Documentazione per le Arti Visive, Grosseto

2008   Empty City/ Mutant Place | MOVIN’ UP project, curated by Filippo Salviati, text of A. Corinti, Beijing, Art Channel Gallery, (CHINA) *

2007   2046 Preview | EX Cinema Marraccini, Grosseto

2005   Metropolis | Lapo Simeoni / Enrico Bertelli, Montecchi Arte, Grosseto

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019   LA VIA DEL LINO I Palazzo Primavera, Terni (IT)

2019   SIMBIOSI I Curated by Dimitri Angelini, Galleria il Frantoio, Capalbio (Gr) 

2018   What goes Around comes to art, Curated by London Trade Art, sponsored by Redhedge, Herrick Gallery, London, (UNITED KINGDOM) *

2018   Globe Gallery, Grabowsee, curated by Alice Moorey, Yan Ge Cheng, Grabowsee, Berlin (GERMANY)

2017   FOREVER NEVER COMES, Museo Archeologico e d´Arte della Maremma, Area Archeologica Roselle, (Gr) *

2017   ARTTEAM CUP, Bonelli Lab, a cura di Matteo Galbiati e Livia Savorelli, Canneto sull´Oglio, (Mn)

2017   PhC Capalbio Foto Festival, Weltanschauung, Curated by Dimitri Angelini, Galleria il Frantoio (Gr) 

2017   Biennale de La Biche, Curated by A. Mees and Alex Urso, Guadalupe Island, (CARAIBIAN ISLAND)

 

 

2016   Xmq of pit  I curated by Andrea Bruciati and Valentina Lacinio, Verona Art Fair, Verona

2016   L´enigma della Bellezza I Terme di Salice, curated by Barbara Martusciello, (Pv) 

2016   Wheels Duchamp I curated by C. Cavallaro and S. Mauro, Ex Chiesa Cavalieri di Malta, Ortigia, Siracusa

2016   Mediterraneo I curated by Dimitri Angelini, Il Frantoio, Capalabio, (Gr)

2016   Fiorella, Mafille, Marsiglia, Simeoni I curated by Alberto Dambruoso, Intragallery, Neaples

 

2015   YIA ART FAIR, le Carre du Temple | Allegra Nomad Gallery, Paris, (FRANCE)

2015   Art Cologne |  Allegra Nomad Gallery, Cologne, (GERMANY)

2015   How to disappear completely, ES gallery (Meran), curated by Camilla Martinelli, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan

2014   ArtVerona | La zona Grigia, Art.Lab Gallery, Verona *

2014   The Grass Grows, during ART BASEL 44, Basel, (SWISS)

 

2013   The Others Art Fair | The Format Gallery, Turin

2013   Art Garden | curated by HeyArt, Zoologic Garden, Florence

2012   SPAM! | curated by Sguardo Contemporaneo, Pasctificio Cecere, Rome

           Deja made_Ready vu | curated by Nicola Cecchelli, Museo del Mare, Palazzo Appiani, Piombino (Li)

           “il naufragar m’è dolce in quest’arte” I Colossi Arte Contemporanea, sala Alabardieri, Palazzo Comunale, Cremona

           Pane d’artista | Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori, Villa Mimbelli, Livorno *

           ARTOUR-O | Giardini Hotel Villa la Vedetta, Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

           Pino Pascali Mediterraneo metropolitano | curated by Enza Bergantino, Rossella Romito,Teatro Due, Parma

2011   ARS APOCALIPSIS  | curated by Malte & Henning Boecker, Kunstverein Kreis, Gutersloh,  (GERMANY)

           IK MIS JE -I MISS YOU | De Krabbedans exposities, kunstuitleen, Eindhoven, (HOLLAND)

           ETRUSCHI CONTEMPORANEI | Ass. Melograno, Art.Lab Gallery, text of Mauro Papa, Porto Ercole, (Gr) *

           LAURA FILM FESTIVAL, TUNNEL GALLERY | Pubblic Installations, curated by Francesca Franco. Pino Modicaa, Lapo Simeoni, Carlo Bernardini, Levanto, (Sp) *

2010   Art Amsterdam | Gallery Wim Van Krimpen / Kunsthandel H. Pijnenburg, (HOLLAND)

2009   LUNA e L’altra | Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Brescia *

           XIV BJCEM - Biennal of Young Artists | Skopje, (MACEDONIA)

           7 Italian Visions | during ART BASEL 39 | Art.Lab Gallery, text of Angelo Quattrocchi, Basel, (SWISS)

2007   Integration and Conflict | curated by Social Impact, Bottini dell’Olio, Livorno

2006   F. Russo Gallery | SIRONI, SIMEONI, curated by Francesca Franco, Rome

           II Biennal Emilio Rizzi | Gio’ Batta Gallery, Brescia

          10+1 e il Nuovo Realismo | text of Francesca Franco, Cassero Mediceo, Grosseto

2004   Palatino Exp v.2 | metropolitan Style between Paris/Rome, Granma, Rome

2002   Final Exhibition Foundation Course | Central Saint Martins, London (UK)

 

 

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS 

 

2015   Cosenza BoCS art Residence, curated by Alberto Dambruoso and Martedì Critici, Cosenza *

2014   Group exhibition organized by AAF fair I Fabrica del vapore, Milan

2011   PREMIO BASI | curated by Silvia Petronici, Cava di Roselle-Parco di Pietra (Gr)

2009   XIV BJCEM Biennal of Young Artists | Skopje, (MACEDONIA)

2008   MOVIN’UP project | exhibitions Empty City /Mutant Place, Art Channel gallery, Beijing, (CHINA).

2006   III Prize Ex/Aequo Biennal Emilio Rizzi | sel. by P. Cappelletti, S.Fugazza, F.Pensa, W. Xerra, Brescia

2006   1° Prize MUSAE  Sel. Gianni Maimeri, Paolo Manazza, G. Amadori, Sandro Baroni, Conzano, (Al)

 

SELECTED LECTURES / EVENT / PROJECT

 

2018   Arte Oggi I Collection exhibition of Aulo Guidi and Lapo Simeoni.Curated by Claudia gennari, Marta Paolini. Pinacoteca Civica of Follonica, (Gr)

2017   Giornata del Contemporaneo. Lecture exhibition FOREVER NEVER COMES, Clarisse Arte, Museo Archeologico e d´Arte della Maremma, Grosseto

 

 

 

PUBBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

CASERTA          Pubblic Collection, Reggia di Caserta

COSENZA         MaCS Museum Collection and City of Cosenza

VICENZA           Micro Collection Museum

ROME                Hotel Palazzo Monte Martini

PADUA               FRASE Collection

AREZZO            Assessorato Politiche Giovanili

CAPALBIO         Bank of Credito Coperativo di Capalbio, (Gr)

GROSSETO      Collection Comune di Grosseto

BRESCIA           Collection AREF, Brescia

FIRENZE           Photograph Archive of Florence 

HEINDHOVEN  Collection Pjinenburg, (HOLLAND) 

SIENA                Ospedale Policlinico Santa Maria alle Scotte, Siena

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Rome, Milan, Florence, Naples, Montebelluna, Turin, Siena, Faenza, Bologna, Venice, Padua,,,,(ITALY);

Basel, (SWISS),

Berlin, (GERMANY),

Heindhoven, (HOLLAND),

Bucharest, (ROMANIA),

Jaipur, (INDIA)

New York, (USA)

Strasburg (FRANCE)

London (UK)

Barcelona (SPAIN)

 

 

 

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