Simone Bertugno

Simone Bertugno

Simone Bertugno was born in 1963 in Rome, where he lives and works as an artist. After completing his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (Diploma in the sculpture section, 1987) he found in the field of sculpture and theatre his dimension and the possibility to realise his expressive path. He is passionate about working with space, perception and sound. He has to his credit several collective and personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad; to name a few : Non-Conference, Future Rhythms, collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale, curated by Mike Watson, Anthropoluoghi, Nuovi Animali sociali, Installation in situ and performance, Festival di Villa Ada, Rome, 2015, curated by Valentina Gioia Levy, In Rimbaud, sound lecture with Paolo Aita, VIVA, La Nuova Pesa, Rome 2015, Locus Sonus, 2015, solo exhibition, Casa delle Letterature, Rome, curated by Paolo Aita; The Doors of Perception, 2014, solo exhibition, INTERNO 14, Rome, curated by Helia Hamedani; MAAM_eMAAMcipation / summer festival, 2014, Rome, curated by Giorgio de Finis, Paolo Angelosanto, Lori Adragna & Helia Hamedani; Bâtimentd'Ami, 2013, group exhibition at Studio Campo Boario, Rome, curated by Alberto d'Amico, Massimo Arduini & Tino Franco; A. R.I.A. Underground - Rosso, 2012, group exhibition at Macro, Rome; Fragile per sempre, 2012, group exhibition at Palazzo Incontro, Rome and Ente comunale di consumo, 2011, group exhibition at Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, both curated by Claudio Libero Pisano. In 2010 he was the guest of the first season of Critical Tuesdays, the famous art-talk curated by Alberto Dambruoso. With the VM21 Gallery in Rome (Micol Veller and Maurizio Minuti): MiArt 2010, Contemporary Art Fair in Milan and collective exhibition in the gallery (2009-2010); MATERMATERIA, in 2009, personal exhibition at the Museo del Burcardo, Rome, curated by Magali Moulinier; Sagome 547, 2007, collective exhibition at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - La Farnesina, Rome, curated by Horti Lamiani - Bettivò; Com. plot S.Y.Stem - Glac - Other Visions, Political Freedom and Territory, 2006, Venezuela Pavilion, 10th. Mostra internazionale di Architettura - Biennale di Venezia and Com.plot City, 2003, collective installation, Acquario romano, Casa dell'architettura, Rome. And followed by Giuliana Stella for the exhibitions: Mattatoio 2, group exhibition, Ex Mattatoio di Albano, Rome, Contestura, group exhibition, Ex Convento di San Salvatore in Lauro, Rome, Visioni Successive, group exhibition, Ex Chiesa di San Rita, Rome and Gruppo Filtro, group exhibition, Teatro degli Artisti, Rome, all four curated by Giuliana Stella (2000- 1996). In 1995 Le Ombre delle Idee, solo exhibition, Ex Convento di Sant'Agostino, Pietrasanta and Toward a more perfect union, San Francisco Prize, competition and exhibition of the monumental sculpture project for the redevelopment of Union Square in San Francisco. His debut in 1987 with Fiumara d'Arte, group exhibition, Galleria Banchi Nuovi, Rome, curated by Filiberto Menna. In addition to various other exhibitions, since 1989 he has devoted a considerable amount of work to the theatre, including the creation of 75 masks for Mozart's Don Giovanni directed by Mario Martone at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (2002). As a set designer, one of his most interesting experiences came when he was commissioned to art direct and develop two projects for EXPO 2002, the Swiss National Exhibition, and then the set design for the 10¦10 exhibition in Docks En Seine, Paris, commissioned by the Musée de design de Lausanne-Mudac, Switzerland (2010). As a painter, he is present in public and private collections with numerous paintings made for different clients. A multifaceted artist, he is also a composer and has numerous musical creations to his credit: he has worked on two documentaries by Carlo Lizzani, and composes soundtracks for soundtracks and television programmes. In 2008, he joined the group EPSILON INDI as an author, composer and multi-instrumentalist. The same year he composed the soundtrack, with Sergio de Vito (Epsilon Indi), for Giuseppe Gaudino and Isabella Sandri's feature film Per questi stretti morire presented at the 67th Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti section, in competition in 2013 at the Parma International Music Film festival.

Artist updated on June, 8 2021 - 16:02