Luca Buvoli

Luca Buvoli

Fellow: Awarded 2010
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Luca Buvoli (born in Italy, lives in New York) is an artist working with animated film and video, installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing.

Luca Buvoli’s solo shows include the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2001), the M.I.T. List Center, Cambridge (2000), ICA in Philadelphia (2007), and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina (2003). Group shows include the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (1997), and Greater New York at P.S. 1 (2000). An expanded multi-media installation was shown at the entrance of the Arsenale in the 2007 Venice Biennale, and a large outdoor project was installed at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin, in conjunction with the exhibition Utopia Matters in 2010. A large permanent sculpture, part of Buvoli’s Meta-Futurist project, was recently commissioned and installed for the Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas.

His animated films and videos have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and the Lincoln Center in New York, the ICA in Boston, and the ICA and the British Library in London among other places. Articles on his works have appeared in The New York Times, Art in America, Modern Painters, Art on Paper, frieze, The New Yorker, Flash Art, and others. Clips of his animated video Velocitá Zero have been aired as public service announcements on Italian national television channels (and online) since 2008, with a message from the Italian Aphasic Association promoting awareness of the condition.

A Fulbright Fellow, he has received grants and awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts.  He has given lectures on his work at Harvard, Yale, Brown University, M.I.T., and many other international institutions and museums.

Luca Buvoli’s sculptures are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and other institutions around the world.

Profile photograph by Sebastiano Piras.

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