VGO LOVES ARTISTS
A CHORAL COMMITMENT OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS. INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS ARE CALLED TO USE THEIR SKILLS TO GROW AUTONOMOUS AND RADICAL COMMUNITIES. WE UNFOLD TO AN HYBRID PATH THAT FOLLOWS THE VISION OF A FREE WORLD FROM VAQUITY, RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE MOST SIMPLE AND PURE WAY OF LIVING IT AND INTERPRETING IT. LIKE ALCHEMISTS, THE AUTHORS SELECTED HAVE USED THEIR WIT TO GIVE LIFE TO SPIRITUAL COLLECTIBLE OBJECTS.
Adolf Vallazza was born in 1924 in Ortisei, son of an iron sculptor and grandson of the painter Josef Moroder Lusenberg. After his studies, between 1947 and 1957, he opened his sculptor’s studio in Ortisei in Val Gardena. In the 1960s, he began to set up his first personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Originally from Stockholm, Sweden. Artist and fashion designer Alfhild Kulper studied at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London. Living in Amsterdam, for the last 10 years, she is combining her work for fashion house Viktor&Rolf with an art practice, focusing on soft, emotionally loaded textile pieces. “My road into textile art started a year and half ago, with a sudden, but very strong longing..”
Andreas Senoner was born in 1982 in Bolzano, Italy, and now he lives and works in Florence. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and the Facultad de Bellas Artes San Carlos in Valencia. He centers his sculptural research on a series of main themes, including metamorphosis, heritage, and stratification, in a symbolic and material level.
My universe is inspired by the mystical and popular culture of my native region, Abruzzo (Italy), where I explore the bridges between craftsmanship, folklore and the marvelous. A legacy transmitted by the women of my family that is reincarnated in hybrid symbols populated by the subtle presence of the diabolical rictus. My sculptures, performances, texts and installations attempt to bring modest materials and neglected micro-stories back to life.
Originally from the Cervo Valley, Carla Vallata was born in 1940 in Biella. The places of origin to which it is strongly linked are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the social, ethical and ethnic themes that the artist chooses to represent in his work. The artistic path began in the 1980s with the figurative arts, with drawing and painting on canvas..
Ludovica Basso, know as Clorophilla, is an Italian artist and illustrator. Since she was pretty young, she has expressd her creativity very freely, leaving its mark on different surfaces around, experimenting and using different materials.
In 1971 he collaborated in the Nizzoli Associati studio and since 1972 he has been editor of the magazine Casabella directed by Alessandro Mendini. Since 1972 he has participated in the activities of the avant-garde of Radical Design on which in 1973 he ordered the first historical-critical exhibition for the IDZ (Internationale Design Zentrum) in Berlin.
The excellence of Giuseppe Colì’s workmanship for Fratelli Colì di Cutrofiano is the unmistakable sign of the long ceramic tradition, which today pays attention to the details and shapes that distinguish all the items signed by the Cutrofiano company.
After graduating with a Fine Art degree at Loughborough University in 2019, Hannah Simpson now works in Kent, UK. During her time at university, Hannah took part in an industrial placement year where she interned in Eindhoven, for the designer Nacho Carbonell.
Laurent Jardin is a contemporary French artist, sculptor and designer, born in Paris in 1973. In 2002 he won the Andam Prize. He launched his own brand Dragovan Paris: top-of-the-range leather shoes and accessories, handmade in France.
He is currently Florence based engaged in a traveling training school called the Academy of immobility which is based on the development of memory, harmony and responsibility applied to performance. Luigi Presicce was born in Porto Cesareo (Lecce) in 1976. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, deliberately choosing not to discuss the thesis. His work was heavily influenced by his independent studies.
Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar studied architectural design at the Parsons School of Design and founded studioHAUS in 2012. Having spent formative years surrounded by nature in Kodaikanal, this influence runs deeply in Kunaal’s architectural and design work.
MAR Y SOL
Marisol Santana in art Mar Y Sol Is A French Artist And Designer. Born In Paris In 1997, She Studied Applied Arts At The Ecole Boulle, Textile Design At The Ensaama And Global Design During A Residency At The Mobilier National. During This One Year Residency At The Mobilier National, She Developed An Interior Design Project Focusing On The Question Of Sustainability Within The Field Of Preventive Conservation.
Matteo Peducci was born in Umbria in 1980 and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. From 2007 to 2010 he worked in Thailand at the construction of three monuments, and in 2008 he began a collaboration with the Rubin Gallery in Milan.
Matteo Cibic Studio is a creative company based in Italy. In the past 15 years Matteo and his team developed products and creative ideas for international companies, private collectors and cultural institutions.
Maurizio Galante & TAL LANCMAN
In 2003 designer Maurizio Galante teamed up with trend forecast analyst and designer Tal Lancman, to form INTERWARE. Their crossover vision transverses the different design disciplines, from fashion to furniture, interiors, lights, food, architecture and gardening.
Misha Kahn was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1989 and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 with a BFA in Furniture Design. Kahn’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collection of a lot of museums.
Born in Casablanca, Mo Baala grew up in Taroudant, Southern Morocco. His artistic and creative education was inspired by traditional arts and crafts from Morocco, Africa and elsewhere. His passion for literature, films, music and philosophy also feed his creative universe.
Nat is an Italian multidisciplinary designer, who in 2018 graduated from IED Rome with a major in Interior Design and a minor in Exhibition Design. She seeks inspiration in the shapes of nature and is fascinated by the Mother Goddess of Sardinia, a deity that was born from herself.
ORAÏK came to life as a collaboration between Elvira Golombosi and Hector Lasso. Both artists are jewellers, each in a different but complementary way. With backgrounds in sculpture and stone carving, Elvira and Hector first crossed paths while completing their master’s studies in Jewellery and Gemstone Design in Germany.
Sara Ricciardi, born in Benevento in 1989, is a multifaceted designer who studied in Milan, Istanbul and New York. She graduated in 2015 at NABA specializing in Product Design. Her approach is characterized by a deep narrative exploration.
Nicole Valenti is an Italian artist and designer. She was born in 1984 in Bolzano. After graduating from the Florence Accademy of Fine Arts, she discovers a true and genuine passion for interior design which she combines with her love for art.
Serena is an Italian leather goods designer who lives in Paris. In 2003, she was assistant designer for Marc Jacobs and two years after she joined Bottega Veneta leather goods team, under the direction of Tomas Maier.
Born in 1958 in New Zeland, Simon Miller is a designer and an artist with 30 years of international experience in design, architecture and graphics. He studied at the Inchbald School of Design in London and moved to Italy in 1981.
Thanos likes to define himself as a hybrid thinker. He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world and has given lectures on various occasions in Europe and China. In 2008 he founded together with Katia Meneghini CTRLZAK Studio, based in Milan.
UGO LA PIETRA
An architect by training, he is an artist, filmmaker, editor, musician, cartoonist and teacher. He has been defining himself as a researcher in communication systems and in visual arts since 1960, moving simultaneously in the worlds of art and design.
I love to shape things since I was a little child. The materials found in my house were the base to trying to give other identity and new aesthetic to objects. The only purpose was the beauty that gave me a peaceful state of heart and mind.
VGO EDITIONS is the gallery’s collection. A series of functional objects that respond to market needs. Made for sustainable and more affordable design. We like to combine the exclusive thinking of VGO Associates inspired by spirituality and domestic rituals with the research we do around the world.