BIOGRAPHY

 

Enza Galantini, after earning a degree in Stage Design from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan in 1992, has worked as Stage and Costume designer at Teatro alla Scala of Milan, where she had also the opportunity to design shows with the Ballet group of the most prestigious Italian Theatre and to work for Sartoria Teatrale Brancato. After this experience, she attended the course of Alberto Garutti and Anna Sostero at the Brera Academy. She took part in different workshops including, in 2004, Domus Academy, Art Experience “No Vetrines No Museum Just a Lot a People” with artists R. Tiravanija, P. Parreno, P. Huyghe, in Venice. After that  she continued her research from the threshold of the observation. This inclination was also determined by the nature of her work, which at the time demanded intimate reflection and a very personal, fruition. The distance taken was important and lasted a long time until it became urgent the need of displaying the work made so far. Following an encounter with Lucie Fontaine in 2009, the artist decided to showcase her work in a solo exhibition of a retrospective nature in three episodes: “ non ci sono più zanzare …" at Lucie Fontaine in Milan ( 2009). In 2011 her solo show at galleria Upp in Venice and it was followed by her solo show at DNA projectbox, where she presented a site specific work as if to emphasize her connection with the lagoon city. She has taken part in several group shows, among the others: Kunstraum t27, Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin (2014), Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana BZ (2014), Marianne Boensky Gallery, New York (2011) and at “Focus Italy. Domesticity” curated    by Lucie Fontaine within the 5th Prague Biennale, Prague ( 2011). In 2010 she was part of the group show “Il raccolto d’autunno continua ad essere abbondante” curated by Milovan Farronato and Chiara Agnello at  Viafarini in Milan and at No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents – X INITIATIVE in New York. After spending about a year in her studio in a relatively isolated place, she decided to counterbalance this last experience by sharing a studio with other artists at VIR Viafarini-in-residence,  Milan. Since  2016, she lives and works in London. She was part of the project " Drawings From Lightning " curated by Laura Santamaria at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia in Milan and at CHOISI-ONE AT A TIME in Lugano Switzerland ( 2016) .  With the same project at Biblioteca Civica d'Arte Luigi  Poletti  in Modena and  at Madeinbritaly, London ( 2017 ) 

   

 

EDUCATION 

1992-1996 BA Set Design

Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 Untitles,( with Marzia Corinne Rossi ), MARS, Milan.

2011 Soap Opera, DNA projectbox, Venice.

2011 Enza Galantini, curated by Marco Tagliafierro, galleria upp, Venice.

2009 " non ci sono più zanzare…", Part.III, Lucie Fontaine, Milan.

2009 " non ci sono più zanzare…", Part.II, Lucie Fontaine, Milan.

2009 " non ci sono più zanzare…", Part.I, Lucie Fontaine, Milan.

 

SELECTED GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

2017 Drawings from Lightning, curated by Laura Santamaria, Biblioteca Civica d'Arte Luigi  Poletti, Modena.

2017 Drawings from Lightning, curated by Laura Santamaria, Madeinbritaly, London.  

2016 Drawings from Lightning, curated by Laura Santamaria, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milano.

2016 Drawings from Lightning, curated by Laura Santamaria, Choisi-one at Time, Lugano, Switzerland.

2015 Open studio, VIR - Viafarini in residence, Milan.

2014 L’atelier del pittore, curated by Pietro Di Lecce, The Workbench, Milan.

2014 Simone Berti/Sergio Breviario/DavidCasini/Enza Galantini, MK Search Art, San Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo.

2014 Prière de toucher, curated by Giulia Brivio and Ermanno Cristini, MARS ( Milan Artist Run Space ) Milan.

2014 Progetto italiano n. 2 . "La religione del mio tempo”, curated by Pietro Di Lecce, Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana (BZ).

2014 Upward Positive Leaders + Drawings from Lightnings, curated by Laura Santamaria, Kunstraum t27, Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin.

2014 Gruppo di pittori in un interno, curated by Arianna Rosica and Damiano Gullì, Galleria O., Roma.

2012 Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, curated by Lucie Fontaine, New York.

2011 Focus Italy. Domesticity. Curated by Lucie Fontaine, Prague Biennale 5, Prague.

2010 Il raccolto d’autunno continua ad essere abbondante, curated by Chiara Agnello and Milovan Farronato, Careof / Viafarini, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan.

2010 Una luce rischiara l’oscuro scrutare. La morte non sa leggere. Curated by Marco Tagliafierro, Galleria Uno + Uno , Milan.

2010 The Magic Harp, Lucie Fontaine, Milan.

2009 No Soul For Sale - A Festival of Independents – X INITIATIVE, New York.   

 

WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCES

VIR, Viafarini in Residence, Milan, 2015

Workshop - Art Experience “No Vetrines No Museum Just a Lot a People” with R. Tiravanija, P. Parreno, P. Huyghe, Domus Academy, Venice, 2010

Stage and Costume Designer, Bursary, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1996-1998 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Prague Biennale 5/ Prague Biennale Photo 2, Exhibition Catalogue, texts written by Nicola Trezzi, Giancarlo Politi Editor, Milan, 2010

Souvenir d’Italie. A nonprofit art story. Book, texts written by Patrizia Brusarosco and Milovan Farronato,

Mousse Publishing Editor, Milan, 2010

 

SELECTED PRESS

Enza Galantini, Turbabenti, interview by Marco Tagliafierro, Flash Art Italia N° 308, February 2013 Nuovi, Nuovi, Nuovi.

Exibart on paper N°66, by Milovan Farronato, June 2010

Il fatto nuovo, by Caroline Corbetta, Domus N°932, January 2010,