Giuseppe Lana (Catania 1979). Lives and works between Catania and London.
One of the key points of his artistic research is the autobiographical component. His works are developed as a result of a reflection on the context that surrounds the artist whose analysis of certain places and their problems, often politically and anthropologically based, is furthermore expressed through a strong connection with history. Among his recent shows: in 2023 PASSAGGI, Italian Cultural Institute, Madrid; in 2020 “L’aureola nelle cose: sentire l’habitat”, 71° Premio Fondazione Michetti; in 2019 “Über Mauer”, BAM – Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo, curated by Fondazione Merz, “Preservation is an act of political warfare”, Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation, Peppimenarti, Australia – partners: The University of Melbourne, Italian Institute of Culture Melbourne, Italian Institute of Culture Sydney, CO.AS.IT Language and Cultural Centre Melbourne, Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation, curated by Miriam La Rosa and Kade McDonald; in 2018 “Square”, Official Collateral Event of MANIFESTA12, Palermo, curated by Mike Watson, Museo Riso, Palermo; in 2017 “Business as usual” Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin; in 2016 “Out of Sight”, Five Years Gallery, Londra, “Forms and Objects”, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Centro per l’arte contemporanea, Trevi, “Etna rêverie”, tenuta Primaterra, contrada Sciaranuova Passopisciaro, Randazzo (CT); in 2015 “L’uccisione di Priamo”, Galleria Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo, curated by Agata Polizzi, “Inter Nation Art”, HDLU, Zagabria, curated by Jan Kage; in 2014 “FRAGILE”, Galleria UPP, Venice, “Un’opera per il castello”, III edition, Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, “Contemporary Park Art Project”, Villa Aurelia, Parco Archeologico Valle Dei Templi, Agrigento; in 2013 Premio Paolo Parati, Milan, curated by Lorenzo Bruni and Giuditta Deodato; in 2012 TOMO, “Temporary Project Space”, GarageArt, Berlin, “DRON 24”, Stipendiaty artists Project to Kunstrum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin, “Externum Historia”, Farm Cultural Park, Favara (AG), “Sprezzatura”, Zelle Palermo – L.E.M. Sassari, “Planetarium”, Gum Studio, Turin, “QUADRATONOMADE”, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; in 2011 “All places are temporary places”, Catania, curated by Adele Nicotra, AGHILISTY, Artissima LIDO, Turin; in 2010 “Untitled (DRON 3)”, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, “Person less”, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Palazzo Re Redaubengo, Guarene d’Alba (CN), “Persona in meno”, Fondazione Garrone, Palazzo Ducale, Genova.