About

Pietro Manzo’s work focuses on the relationship between a place and the artist’s opportunity to reshape a path through the traces of past events, developing a balance between objective perception and the ideas that we may infer from a given space. His creative process is developed first through the accumulation of information gathered from on-site inspection, after which the residual memories of a place become the material in which he may intervene. By generating a mental repetition of the events, Manzo establishes a psychic movement between inside and outside where painting and drawing are used as a form of writing, recalling and reshaping an experience. The result is a sort of continuous archive, a sum of suggestions, which are echoes of a personal experience.

Born in Sala Consilina (Salerno), 1981, Italy

Lives and works in Firenze, Italy

 

One-man Exhibitions/Selection    

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition

2017

Momento zero, Whitenoisegallery, Roma, Italy

ri-Costruire(intro), Lyceum Firenze, Firenze, Italy

2014

Grand tour, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, text by Carlo Falciani,  Firenze, Italy(C)

2011
Under construction, Pah! project Gallery, Fribourg, Switzerland

2010
Interni, Falteri Gallery, Firenze (C)

Group Exhibitions/Selection

2017

SPETTRI DEL VISIBILE, studio MDT, intervento critico a cura di Elena Magini, Prato

2016

Pietro e Paolo, Nextam, Firenze

Terapie d’urto – Toni, LUISS Guido Carli, Roma

TU 35 / 2016 – GEOGRAFIE DELL’ARTE EMERGENTE IN TOSCANA, a project by the Centro per l’Arte Contemporane Luigi Pecci

2015

TU35 FIRENZE#1 GEOGRAFIE DELL’ARTE EMERGENTE IN TOSCANA, a project by the Centro per l’Arte Contemporane Luigi Pecci, exhibition curated by Annalisa Foglia, Gabriele Pantaleo and Filippo Bigagli with the assistance of Lorenzo Bruni, Officina Giovani, Prato
2014
Radici, curated by Neri Torrigiani with text by Alberto Salvadori, Residenze Amalfi, Florence (C)
2000 Maniacs – The Big Instant Painting Show, curated by Lorenza Boisi and Andrea Bruciati, Arte Fiera Verona, Verona
Occhio innocente, Ex-Macelli comunali, Siena
POINT OF WIEW, pitture imperfette, curated by Gino Pisapia, Galleria Fuori Campo, Siena
Da Michelangelo alla contemporaneità, Archivio di Stato, Florence (C)
2013
Premio Celeste, PAN Naples, Italy(C)
Premio Combat, Museo Civico Livorno, Italy(C)
2012
La rincorsa della lepre, Brolo, Italy
La collezione del Comune di Bozzolo, Bozzolo, Italy (C)
2011
State of the Arts, Venice Biennale, Accademie Pavilion, Tese di San Cristoforo, Venice (C)
COME/beCOME, SACI Gallery, Florence
ARTOUR-O il MUST, Temporary Museum, Florence (C)
Italia, Officina 64, Palazzo Corsini, Florence (C)
2010
Utopia, Officina 64, Palazzo Corsini, Florence (C)
IMPRIMATVR, Church of San Martino, Mantua (C)
2009
Tito Conti e Maria Conti Prize 2009, entrant in the 9th edition, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Piazza San Marco, Florence. (C)
Agorà, “Game Over/ Play Again”, Brunelleschi Industrie, Le Sieci (province of Florence). (C)
La nuova era, Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo. (C)
Start Point, Istituto degli Innocenti, Florence. (C)
Millu-meno, Palazzo San Galgano, Siena.
2008
La terra ha bisogno degli uomini, Artists of the Accademie di Belle Arti d’Italia at the Reggia di Caserta, Caserta. (C)
2007

Exhibition at the 5th International Painting Biennale, Felice Casorati Award, Cracow. L’occhio dell’eroe Painting exercises on Guttuso’s “Garibaldi”, Cesenatico. (C)
2006
Selected artists for the Casorati Prize, exhibitions in Pavarolo (Turin) and Cracow (Poland)

2005
Dialoghi in silenzio, Loggia del Bigallo, Florence
Dialogue, Univeristy of Arts and Design IUAH, Helsinki Profezia di Bellezza, Giubbe Rosse, Florence
Accademia in mostra, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence (C) Made/Fatto, California State University, Florence (C)

2004
Profezie di Bellezza, Giubbe Rosse, Firenze

Arte in Vita, sala espositiva del Comune, Rudiano(BS)

Accademia in mostra, Accademia di Belle Arti, Firenze (C)

Awards and Grants

2015

Accademician’s accolade from the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Firenze

2013
Premio Ora International 2013 (C)
Winner of the Second Prize, Premio Celeste 2013, Naples (C)
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Canada
2011
Winner of the “Premio Internazionale città di Bozzolo” Prize, Mantua (C)
2010
Winner of the Second Prize, “Premio Biennale IMPRIMATVR”, Mantua (C)
2009
Winner of the “Tito e Maria Conti 2009” Prize; the prize consists in offering a young artist five years’ residence in a studio on Piazza Donatello (Florence), followed by a one-man show in the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno (C)
2008
Winner of the Second Prize “Celebrare la Festa della Donna” MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities), Rome (C)
2006
Selected for the Casorati Prize and shown in Pavarolo (Turin) and Cracow (Poland)
2004
Winner of the “Sulle Sponde del Trasimeno” Prize, Lake Trasimeno District Rotary Club
2000
Winner of the “In Memoria di Carlo Levi” Prize, Aliano

Projects and Residences

2016

Bocs Art- residenza artistica Cosenza- July 2016 – curated by Alberto D’Ambrosio

2009-2014
Studio Tito Conti, Five years as resident young artist in the Tito Conti studio in Florence, 2009
One month in Corfu, Greece, helping Paul Beel (Winner of the Travel Award Prize, National Gallery, London) to produce his winning project 2010
2007
Participated in the “Nel Respiro di Giotto e Cimabue” workshop in Vicchio (province of Florence) run by artist Remo Salvatori
2005
Participated in the “Light and Space” Workshop at the UIAH University of Arts and Design, Helsinki
2005
Participated in the “City Details” Workshop run by Finnish artist Jan Erik Andersson, UIAH, University of Arts and Design, Helsinki
2004-05
Participated in the artist residence program at the M.A.C.A.M. Museum in Turin for two consecutive years.

Public Collections

M.A.C.A.M Museum, Turin

La collezione del comune di Bozzolo, Italy

Education

Artistic High School Diploma: Liceo Artistico Statale “Carlo Levi” in Teggiano, Italy, 2000.
ERASMUS Exchange program, Finland, UIAH (University of Art and Design) 2005.

Three-year restoration course, graduating with the title of Laboratory Technician’s Assistant from Florence Fine Arts Academy’s, 2005

Graduate school Diploma: Graduated from Florence Fine Arts Academy’s painting course in 2006.

Degree: Completed the COBASLID, entitling certificate holder to teach art(painting) in 2008.

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 _Studio Tito Conti (2009/2014)

Residence for young artist Florence

The Prize residence “Tito and maria Conti” was established in 1939, after a donation to the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence, of the studio’s painter Tito Conti. The studio was given with the constraint the was assigned, through competition, to a young painter with less than thirty years. The competition involves the use of the study and at the end of the period of residence, a solo show at the exhibition spaces of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Piazza San Marco, Florence.

studio-tito-conti-ingresso-copyIl Premio residenza “Tito e Maria Conti “ fu istituito a partire dal 1939, dopo la donazione all’Accademia delle Arti del Disegno di Firenze, dello studio del del pittore Tito Conti. Lo studio fu ceduto con il vincolo che venisse assegnato, tramite concorso, ad un giovane pittore con meno di trenta anni ogni cinque anni. Il concorso prevede  l’utilizzo dello studio e alla fine del periodo di residenza, una mostra personale presso gli spazi espositivi dell’Accademia delle Arti del Disegno di Piazza San Marco, a Firenze.

_Live pics studio

 Foto:Alessandro Pace

foto-studio-tito-conti

foto-studioTratto da: Premessa Premio Tito e Maria Conti 2009 di Luigi Zancheri Presidente dell’Accademia delle Arti del Disegno.

Tra le due guerre, Il successo dei premi dell’Accademia è testimoniato dalla qualità delle opere presentate, selezionate, e vincitrici, debitamente riprodotte nei cataloghi di allora. Una consuetudine ripresa soltanto nel 2008 in occasione del premio Bianchi. La  proseguiamo ora con l’assegnazione dell’XII Premio Tito e Maria Conti, vinto da Pietro Manzo, accogliendo volentieri il suggerimento della commissione giudicatrice (…) vogliamo recuperare anche un’altra consuetudine. Quella di trattenere un’opera degli artisti che hanno conseguito il premio per documentare pubblicamente il loro merito, e per eventualmente depositarla presso musei e gallerie pubbliche. (…)