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Luciano Longo




Luciano Longo was born in 1967 in Lain Borgo, Italy (Calabria region, Cosenza province). His most prominent step towards becoming a painter was his participation in Manuel Sierra-Vasquez's studio workshop. 

Longo started exhibiting his works in the mid 90's in a few Roman galleries, and participated in various collective exhibitions where he got recognized from the very beginning. From 2000, he has been cooperating with international art galleries and over the next few years, he has a number of exhibitions in Italy and abroad as well.

In 2006 he got an important commission from the Bishop's Council of Tursi (Province of Lagonegro-Potenza, Basilicata region) to create two large-scale paintings, which were exhibited in the following year in the Tursi Diocese Cathedral. In 2007 he participated in the collective exhibition curated by Laura Gavioli titled "Visionary" in the Koller Gallery, with the support of the city of Budapest and the Italian Cultural Institute. This exhibition portrayed reality and fantasy in contemporary Italian visual arts. In September 2010 the artist organized his own exhibition at the same venue, also with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute. In October of 2010 Laura Gavioli opened Longo's personal exhibitions with the support of the Carife Foundation and the Ferrara City Council in the Carbone Gallery in Ferrara.

In December of the same year the exhibition was also hosted in Voghiera (Ferrara) at Castello di Belriguardo, the Este family's antique castle. In February of 2011, with the support of the Pozenza Cultural City government, the City Gallery of Potenza held a  retrospective presentation honoring Luciano Longo, where his works created between 1998 and 2010 were exhibited. At the 54th Venice International Biennial Exhibition of Visual Arts he was chosen to exhibit at the Italian Pavilion, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi.

His works are available at numerous private and public collections in Italy and in abroad as well.

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