A Sicilian artist, born in Mazzarino in 1974, the traditions of his land are the leitmotifs of his artistic work. He has exhibited at the 58th Venice Art Biennial, was the only Italian artist at the Mediterranean Archipelago Biennial, was chosen by Disney Italia for the launch of the latest Star Wars film in Milan, and has taken part in Manifesta12 and Palermo Capital of Culture.
Greek myths and legends, contemporary superheroes dressed in traditional Sicilian decorations, and the lights of patronal festivals all become a new language used by the artist and identify Domenico Pellegrino’s two main collections.
He boasts important collaborations with foundations, museums, and national galleries. His “Superheroes” solo exhibitions in Palermo, Milan, Carrara, and at international trade fairs have garnered great public acclaim both in terms of attendance and impact on social media and the specialist press.
Raiuno, Tg5, Sole24Ore, Arte.it, Chi, and Il Corriere have all devoted ample space to the artist’s work.
The contemporary art project Cosmogonia Mediterranea, which narrates an “upside-down” journey from Lampedusa to Lampedusa, crossing symbolic places of Sicilian culture, was presented at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Cosmogonia Mediterranea is narrated in a book published by Serradifalco Edizioni, in the documentary “Effatà” by director Martino Lo Cascio, and in the documentary by Salvo Cuccia for the Archivio delle Arti; Domenico Pellegrino’s art has also been narrated in Giovanni Terzi’s book “Eroi quotidiani” (Daily heroes).
Begins to exhibit in 1996 in numerous group exhibitions in Italy, the first solo exhibition in 1998 Gel on the Hair, takes place in Heidelberg (Germany). To view the pdf with all the solo and group exhibitions, click here.
Inizia ad esporre nel 1996 in numerose collettive in Italia, la prima mostra personale nel 1998 Gel on the Hair, si svolge ad Heidelberg (Germania).
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