Aqua Aura

Aqua Aura is a project born in Milan in 2009. After the studies at the Art High School of Bergamo, the artist took a university degree in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, with a thesis on: “Anselm Kiefer. The Other Baroque: An Overview On The Contemporary German Expressionism”. Spinning all over the world, Aqua Aura personal training continues with voyages inside museums, in research laboratories and across huge spaces of natural environment. His range of studies spans from the field of astrophysics, to particle physics, bio-genetics, philosophy and psychology of perception. In the last years the artist switches his language towards photography and digital-art.
He works between Milan and Akureyri (Iceland) with his Norwegian Forest cat. Recently, he showed in many institutions, galleries and museums at international level: such as Turin, Istanbul, Barcelona, Maastricht, Finland and Slovenia. The developments of his most recent works are leading him towards the territories of video art realizing short films and docufilms.
 
 

AVAILABLE ART by AQUA AURA  

Exhibition list:

 

Solo Exhibitions:
2016:
”Neo Genesi” – XXS Art Gallery, Palermo (Italy)
In collaboration with Costantini Art Gallery, Milan (Italy)
”Dreamscape” – FESTIVAL FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA, CSArt/ARTClub
in collaboration with VV8 Artecontemporanea, Reggio Emilia (Italy).
Curator: Chiara Serri.
”The Graft” – Palazzo del Parco, Diano Marina (Italy).
In collaboration with Diano Marina Culture Bureau and Civiero Art Gallery.
”Scintillation” – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Turin (Italy).
Curator: Michele Bramante.
2015:
”The Graft” – Galleria Kajaste, Helsinki (Finland).
Curator: Gaia Serena Simionati.

”The Hidden Project” – in two venues, Gàleria H2O and Istituto Italiano de Cultura, Barcelona (Spain). Curator: Ph.D. Carolina Valentina Lio.
”Illusion-Inclusion” – Costantini Art Gallery, Milan (Italy).
Curators: Stefano Costantini and Emanuela Pitti. Event of MILANO FOTOFESTIVAL 2015.
”Birthplace” – Villa Fratelli Cervi/PPI & Partners, Reggio Emilia (Italy).

organized by Galleria VV8 Artecontemporanea. Event of FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2015.
”Aqua Aura – Luca Gilli” – Double Show, Galleria VV8 Artecontemporanea, Reggio Emilia (Italy).
Event of FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2015.
2014
”Ephémera: the one that lives one day only” – Vision Quest/Contemporary Photography, Genoa (Italy). Curator: Alessandro Trabucco.
”No Man’s Land” – R&P Legal, Milan (Italy). Curators: Simona Bartolena and Galleria

Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milan.
”Void” – Galleria VV8 Artecontemporanea, Reggio Emilia (Italy).
Curators: Alberto Soncini and Aqua Aura.
”Vacant Scenery” – Galleria Kajaste, Oulu (Finland).
2013
”Frozen Frames” – Galleria VV8 Arte contemporanea, Reggio Emilia (Italy).
Curator: Alessandro Trabucco.
”Hidden” – Studio Vanna Casati, Bergamo (Italy).
Curator: Alessandro Trabucco.
”Boudoir” – Galleria Paolo Tonin, Turin (Italy).
Curator: Alessandro Trabucco.
Group Exhibitions
2016
”Camera Chiara – Aqua Aura, Giacomo Costa, Gohar Dashti, Me Nè, Nicolò Quirico, Jamal Sepher, Sandy Skoglund ” – Costantini Art Gallery, Milan (Italy).
”No Place Space” – Museum Galleria Civica di Suzzara (Mantua – Italy).
Curator: Umberto Cavenago.
”All dreams continue in the beyond” – Cell 63 Art Gallery, Berlin (Germany).
Curator: Luisa buy diflucan online tablets Catucci.
”10 Years of FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA” – Galleria VV8 Artecontemporanea, Reggio Emilia (Italy).
”Welcome to the Jungle” – Spazio Tadini Foundation, Milan (Italy).
Curator: Annalisa D’Amelio.
2015
”Aqua Aura – Luca Gilli – Luca Serra – Alberto Zamboni” – Galleria VV8 Artecontemporanea, Reggio Emilia (Italy).
“WUNDERKAMMER – Art-Stays 13”, International Festival of Contemporary Art. Ptuij (Slovenia).
2014
”The Dark Side of Beauty” – Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Turin (Italy).
Curator: Francesca Canfora.
”La forma attraverso” – Casinò Municipale, Stresa (Italy).
Curator: Ph.D. Marzia Capannolo.
”Antiritratto” – Studio Maria Cilena Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Italy).
Curator: Alessandro Trabucco.

2013
”Photoma”, photographs by Aqua Aura, Christiane Draffehen, Matthias Langer

Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milan (Italy).
“ART STAYS 11”, International Festival of Contemporary Art. Ptuij (Slovenja).
“ART SITE”, arte attuale al Castello di Buronzo” – Castello di Buronzo, Vercelli (Italy).
Curator: Domenico Maria Papa.
“Fotosintesi”. Garage Bonci – Officina dell’Arte Contemporanea, Pietrasanta (Italy).
“Nero” – Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milan (Italy).
Curator: Emanuele Beluffi.
Prizes
2015
PREMIO ARTEAM CUP 2015 – Venice (Italy).
Winner – Special Prize “Selection” by Galleria L’Ariete, Bologna.
Winner – Special Prize “Image” by Espoarte Art-Magazine.
2013
Winner PREMIO ORA INTERNATIONAL 2013 – Treviso (Italy), New York (USA).
Finalist II PREMIO Bonatto Minella 2013 – Curator: Karin Reisovà. President of Jury:
Vittorio Sgarbi. Villa Vallero and Casa Toesca, Rivarolo Canavese, Turin (Italy).
2012
Finalist PREMIO FRANCESCO FABBRI per le Arti Contemporanee 2012 – curator
Carlo Sala. Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo – Treviso (Italy).
Fairs
2016
“Berliner Liste – Fair for Contemporary Art in Berlin” – Cell 63 Art Gallery, Berlin (Germany).
“MIA Milan Image Art Fair – Solo Show” – Stand Galleria Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Turin.
“MIA Milan Image Art Fair – Solo Show” – Stand Costantini Art Gallery, Milan.
“OFF-COURSE Young Contemporary Art Brussels” – Stand Galleria Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Turin.
“Bologna Arte Fiera” – Stand Costantini Art Gallery, Milan.
2015
“MIA Milan Image Art Fair – Solo Show” – Stand Galleria Riccardo Costantini
Contemporary, Turin.
2014
“MIA Milan Image Art Fair – Solo Show” – Stand Galleria VV8 Artecontemporanea,
Reggio Emilia.
2013
“Art Verona 2013” – Stand Galleria VV8 Artecontemporanea, Reggio Emilia.
“Setup Artfair 2013 – Bologna” – Stand Galleria VV8 Artecontemporanea, Reggio
Emilia.
“BAF – Bergamo Arte Fiera 2013” – Stand Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter,
Milan.
“Arte Cremona 2013” – tand Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milan.
“PHOTISSIMA – TORINO Art Fair 2013” – Stand Marsiglione Arts Gallery, Como.
“PHOTISSIMA VENICE 2013 – Solo Show” – Stand Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milan.
Others events
2014
“Festival internazionale della Scienza 2014” – Palazzo Ducale, Genoa.
“Time as a matter of art” presentation of the exhibition:
EPHEMERA – COLEI CHE VIVE UN SOLO GIORNO at the Vision Quest – Contemporary Photography. Curators: Clelia Belgrado and Aqua Aura. Lecturer: Aqua Aura.
2013
“Paratissima TORINO 2013 – Solo Show” Organized by Galleria Paolo Tonin, Turin.