Emanuele Convento was born in Dolo (Venice) in 1977.
After studying at the artistic Lyceum “A. Modigliani” in Padua, he received a Master’s Degree in Art History at Padua University under Prof. Giovanni Bianchi, with a thesis entitled The innovation of grafic and painting tradition from the Eighties up until today (L’innovazione nella tradizione della pittura e della grafica dagli anni Ottanta ad oggi) with a score of 110/110. In the same period, he studies chalcography pictorial techniques with Professor Luciano Zarotti (Academy of Arts in Venice). An eclectic multi-medial artist, he has worked in the fields of painting, etchings, sculpture, and performance art. After numerous personal and collective exhibitions (2000 Diade in mostra, Tre stanze, Fotototo, First Prize Beni Culturali Online); in 2003 he was one of the founding fathers of the Proxima Group together with Shozo Shimamoto (Japanese Gutai Movement). From this historical Japanese artist he has learnt the concept of gestural informal painting and performance art.
He then participated in important projects and exhibitions at CA’ PESARO (Dal Gutai al Proxima” 2004), Trevi Flash Art, Venice Biennale 50°International Art Exhibition 2003, collateral event CZ-10 International Exhibition of Architecture Venice Biennale 2006, PPP3 PERFORMATIVE PAPER PROJECT Collateral Venice Biennale Event 2007.
From 2007 he has been collaborating with Blanchaert Galley in Milan by whom he was invited to MAI DIRE MAO in Parma (curator Philippe Daverio) and two important exhibitions in Milan, one of which hosted by Philippe Daverio.
Furthermore, he had an significant exhibition at SUBSPACE Gallery in Padua (2010) and with the self-same gallery a performance and installation at ATmultistore, Centro Culturale S.Gaetano, Via Altinate 71, Padua 19 February-7th March.
In 2012 he exhibited with an Italian-German project in Venice “CON DELICATO PIACERE DEI SENSI” at the Italian Germanic institute Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, 5th May-5th June for the 100th anniversary of the publication “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann, an event promoted by the German Consolate in Milan, and presented by Prof. Stefano Annibaletto.
He was also invited to ARTEFIERA Bologna “SET-UP” 2013 presented by Artissima Gallery of Abano Terme (Padua). He was the finalist at the “Biennale d’incisione contemporanea 2013” 25th April-12th July, and at the Civic Museum and Sturm Palace-Remondini Museum in Bassano del Grappa.
From the 19th of October to the 9th of November 2013, he had a personal exhibition NOCTUAE at Artissima Gallery in Abano Terme (Padua) with drawings and monotypes. He then hosted a site specific project at Papafava ai Carraresi Palace in Padua.
From 9th of May to June 7th he held a big exhibition CONTINUUM at Agostinelli-Civic Museum Palace in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza) with drawings, etchings and mototypes with curator Prof. Giovanni Bianchi (Padua University) in collaboration with the Civic Museum in Bassano del Grappa, Dr. Giuliana Ericani.
He was finalist at the Biennale Internazionale d’Incisione in Bagnacavallo and Ravenna “Giuseppe Maestri,” in December 2015 and “Selected etcher” at the Biennale Internazionale d’Incisione in Acquiterme (AL) in 2017.
In the last years his art has especially been oriented towards chalcography. His prints have been deposited at the Gabinetto Nazionale delle stampe in Bagnacavallo (Ravenna), at the typographic museum in Città di Castello (Perugia), at the Civic Museum in Bassano del Grappa and at the Stamperia Busato in Vicenza. His studios are in Mira (VE) Via di Confine n. 54/G and Cazzago di Pianiga (VE), Via Monte Pasubio n. 23.
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2017 “Selected Printer” at XIII Biennale Internazionale PER L’INCISIONE/PREMIO ACQUI 2017 in Acquiterme (AL), 10th June – 3th July
2015 Finalist at Biennale Internazionale d’Incisione in Bagnacavallo and Ravenna “Giuseppe Maestri,” December 2015.
9th May – 7th June CONTINUUM Exhibition at Agostinelli-Civic Museum Palace in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza).
2014 Site-specific project at Papafava ai Carraresi Palace in Padua, 17th May.
2013 Personal Exhibition NOCTUAE at Artissima Gallery in Abano Terme (Padua).
Finalist “Biennale d’incisione contemporanea 2013” Bassano del Grappa. 25th April.
12th July, Civic Museum and Sturm Palace-Remondini Museum in Bassano del Grappa with a work present in the museum.
ARTEFIERA Bologna “SET-UP” presented by Artissima Gallery of Abano Terme (Padua), 24th—27th January.
2012 “CON DELICATO PIACERE DEI SENSI” at the Italian Germanic institute Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, 5th May-5th June for the 100th anniversary of the publication “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann, event promoted by the German Consolate in Milan, presented by Stefano Annibaletto. 5 maggio-5giugno.
Artefierabologna 2012 Collateral Event.
2011 POETIC RUSH, Personal Exhibition of prints and paintings at ASOLO GOLFCLUB, Asolo (Treviso), 10th April-10th May.
Prints deposited at the Gabinetto Nazionale delle stampe in Bagnacavallo (Ravenna), and at the typographic museum in Città di Castello (Perugia).
2010 DESIDERIUM personal exhibition and performance at “Tu e L’arte” in Padova, Riviera San Benedetto 10, 15th-25th October.
JUMP personal exhibition at SUBSPACE gallery in Via San Pietro Padua, 12th February-7th March. JUMP performance and installation at ATmultiStore, Centro Culturale San Gaetano Via altinate Padua, 19th February-7th March.
Contemporary art Curator for PROSSIMAMENTE/Luoghi della diversità, in Mira Villa Contarini (Ve).
2009 Group exhibition at Villa Widman-Rezzonico in Mira(VE). ASSAPORARE performance in Istrana (TV).
2008 DI PASSAGGIO personal exhibition at GALLERIA BLANCHAERT in Milan.
HUMUS/Fogli di Gino Rossi, multi-medial show at “Carichi Sospesi” theatre in Padua.
“ATTESE” personal exhibition and performance with Ana Milovanovich, at GALLERIA BLANCHAERT in Milan (ILSOLE 24 ORE) with Philippe Daverio.
2007 OGGETTI FUORIPOSTO Centro Culturale Candiani in Meste (Venice)
MAI DIRE MAO exhibition in Parma curators Gherardo Frassa, Piero Chiambretti, Philippe Daverio (Gallery Blanchaert).
Venice Biennale 52°International Art Exhibition.
PPP3 PERFORMATIVE PAPER PROGECT Collatoral Event 13×17 curator Philippe Daverio and Jean Blanchelart in Murano (Venice) /Milano Catalogo Rizzoli.
Finalist PREMIO ART LAGUNA in Treviso, September at the Museum S.Caterina.
2006 Venice Biennale, collateral event CZ-10 International Exhibition of Architecture.
2005 Esco A Vedere, collective exhibition Ca’ Lozzio, Piavon d’Oderzo.
“SIZE” esposizione e performance with the Gutai group (with Shozo shimamoto and Ben Vuatier ) TREVI FALSH ART MUSEUM
2004 “SHOZO SHIMAMOTO dal Gutai al Proxima” exhibition at CA’ PESARO “Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna e Museo d’Arte Orientale” in Venice.
2003 Venice Biennale 50°International Art Exhibition. “BRAIN ACADEMY APARTAMENT” performances and works at “Serra dei Giardini Pubblici”, Castello. First Prize “BENI CULTURALI ONLINE”
2002 TRE STANZE, Villa Pisani Strà (Venice).
97-2000 Tempo Com-phatibile , diade in mostra, at Palazzo Reale Villa Pisani in Stra (Venice).
Personal exhibition FORMR E SEGNI DELL’ANIMA and FOTOTOTO, presented by the art critic Roberto Filippetti (Cappella degli Scrovegni by Giotto)