Artist and director, born in Bari, lives in Rome.
Graduated in Architecture, at the Politecnico di Torino. He is holder of the Chair of Decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
In 2011 he was present with the work “Constellation” at the 54th Venice Biennale in Palazzo Bianchi Michiel with the Pino Pascali Foundation.
In 2012, for the “King Place 2” project, he realized the lighting installation “Seven Great Masters” for the red zone of the city of L’ Aquila.
In the same year he was present with the installation “7 big baskets” in the red zone of the historic center of L’ Aquila. In December/February 2009/2010 he realized the installation “Luci d’ Artista” in the historical centre of Spoleto. In May 2011, his film,”No art or part” produced by Lumiere &C and Rai Cinema, was released in cinemas. Distributed by 01.
In June/July 2009 he exhibited at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York.
In 2008 he was finalist and winner of the Purchase Award at the Terna 01 Prize for Contemporary Art.
In 2003 his feature film “A. A. A. A. A. Achille” was released in cinemas and won the Giffoni Film Festival. The film is written with Vincenzo Cerami, with music by Nicola Piovani.
In 2002 he was awarded the “Premio Pino Pascali per l’ Arte Contemporanea”.
In 1996 he was invited to the XII National Art Quadriennale Nazionale d’ Arte in Rome.
In 1995, with “Mobile Sands” he won the Best Foreign Opera Award at the 1st International Biennal of Kamnik, Slovenia.
Personal Exhibitions: Personal Exhibitions
2016 “Swing between the stars” (curated by Lorenzo Canova) L’ Aratro. Unimol-University of Molisian University of Molise. Lower range
2016 “Tartarughe Felici” (cat. Gianluca Marziani) Galleria Pio Monti Roma.
2015/2016 “L’ Albero della Cuccagna” (Cat. Achille Bonito Oliva and. Skrà) Scuderie Aldobrandini. Frascati (RM)
2015 “Stargate” site-specific installation, Sala Santa Rita, Rome.
2013/2014 Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery. Turin.
Anna Marra Contemporanea. Rome (Cat. Achille Bonito Oliva and. Gangemi Roma)
2012 Palazzo Collicola Museum of Contemporary Art, Spoleto.
2008 Il Ponte Contemporanea. (Cat. Gianluca Marziani, Achille Bonito Oliva, Vincenzo Cerami, Lidia Ravera)
2007 Paolo Tonin Arte Contemporanea, Turin
Pino Pascali Museum, Polygnano a Mare
2004 Gallery Ellequadro Documents. Genoa
Mother Film Company. Milan
2003 Castromedian Museum. Lecce. (Cat. Lia De Venus)
Gallery Other work in progress. Rome. (French franc cat.
2002 Palazzo Pino Pascali. Polygnano a Mare. (Cat. P. Marino, L. De Venere, R. Branà)
2001 MACRO. Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome. (Cat. Gianluca Marziani)
Oddi Baglioni Gallery, Rome. (Cat. Gianluca Marziani)
1999 PaoloTonin Arte Contemporanea, Turin (Cat. Achille Bonito Oliva)
1998 Galleria d’ Arte Moderna, Bologna “Spazio Aperto”. (Cat. Valeria Tassinari)
Paolo Erbetta Contemporary Art, Foggia
1996 Oddi Baglioni Gallery, Rome. (cat. Antonio Albanese)
Trisorio Gallery, Naples
Galleria Fabio Sargentini, Rome. (Cat. Renato Barilli)
Akie Aricchi Gallery, Paris.
1995 Galerie Weisser Raum, Hamburg.
1994 Galleria Pio Monti, Rome. (edited by Luca Beatrice, C. Parrella)
1992 Galleria Marco Rossi Lecce, Rome. (Cat. Achilles Bonito Oliva)
1991 Galleria Ferran Cano, Palma de Mallorca. (Cat. Achilles Bonito Oliva)
Gallery Ferran Cano, Barcelona. (Cat. Achilles Bonito Oliva)
1990 Disco Alien, Rome.
1988 Galleria Nova, Rome. (Cat. Ludovico Pratesi)
Galleria Matteo Remolino, Turin. (Cat. Fulvio Abbate)
1987 Gallery Centrosei, Bari. (cat. Cecilia Casorati).
1983 Provincial Gallery of Contemporary Art. Palazzo Dogana, Foggia. (Cat. Elio Filippo Accrocca)
Museums and Institutions where Giovanni Albanese’s works are present in the collection
Museums and Institutions Exhibiting Works by Giovanni Albanese in a Collection
MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art. Rome
Benaki Museum, Athens
Museum-Foundation Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare.
Palazzo Collicola Arti Visi, Spoleto
MAAM Museum of Other and Elsewhere else. Rome
Cittàdellarte – Cittàdellarte – Pistoletto Foundation. Rod
Civic Gallery “La Salerniana” Erice
Kaohfiung Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan, Kaohfiung
La Lonja, Museum of Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca
Museum of Fine Art of Kamnik, Slovenia
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Gibellina, Sicily
Castromediano Museum of Contemporary Art. Lecce
Provincial Picture Gallery of Foggia
Flesh Art Museum. Trevi
Museum of Senigallia
Artist Shoes Musum Antwerpen. Belgium
Park Museum. International Outdoor Sculpture Centre. Portofino
School of Specialization in Art History. University of Siena
Municipal Picture Gallery, Palazzo dei Consoli. Gubbio
Permanent Contemporary Art Collection. High School A. Bafile, L’Aquila