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Ali Hassoun

Ali Hassoun was born in Saida (Lebanon) in 1964. In 1982 he moved to Italy to continue his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. In 1992 he graduated from the city’s university with a degree in Architecture. He now lives and works in Milan.

The most easily identifiable theme of his painting is travel, contributing different experiences and visions.he artist becomes a sort of cultural translator, and different traditions can coexist in  the perfectly balanced space of his colourful paintings, characters are all caught in a game of smart quotations and indirect exchanges between the main action and the background.

Elias Shaker, Faysal Sultan, Omar Calebrese, Mauro Civai, Gianni Giacopelli, Fabrizio Mezzedimi, Letizia Franchina, Luigi Zangheri, Jean Noel Schifano’, Alberto Fiz, Silvia Guastalla, Luca Beatrice, Alessandro Riva, Luca Pietro Vasta, Aldo Mondino, Chiara Guidi, Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Manuela Brevi, Ivan Quaroni, Gabriele Mandel Khan, Marina Moiana, Gianluca Marziani, Beatrice Buscaroli, Antonio d’Avossa, Murteza Fedan, Melih Gorgun, Chiara Canali, Mimmo di Marzio, Saleh Barakat, Gregory Buchakjian, Vittorio Sgarbi, Martina Corgnati  and Angelo Crespi have written about him.


Personal Exhibitions

2010     Siena, Palazzo Pubblico Magazzini del Sale “Ali Hassoun at the confluence of the two seas” curated by Martina Corgnati.

             Siena, Santa Maria della Scala “Sketches for the Palio of 2 July 2010” a edited by Giovanni Mazzini.

             Catania, Side A Gallery "Sibyls and Prophets" by Giuseppe Gallo.

2011     Casale Monferrato, Bookshop the Labyrinth "Works on Paper" by Martina Corgnati.

2013     Il POPolo wants, Piaggio Museum, Pontedera curated by Luca Beatrice.

             For the Bocelli Foundation, Lajatico curated by Alberto Bartalini.

2014     Style story 2, Maison Almax, Milan curated by Riccardo Comi Forward, Palazzo Panciatichi, Florence curated by Riccardo Ferrucci.

             Aqueles que vão, Sete Sois Sete Luas Foundation, Pont de Sur Lisbon curated by Riccardo Ferrucci.

2015     Expo Milano 2015 Lebanon Pavilion curated by Ministry of Economy and Trade of Lebanon.

2017     Milan, Studio Guastalla Gallery, “Crossover”.Volterra,

             Loggias of Palazzo Pretorio “Crossover” curated by Manuela AntonucciPunta Ala, Orler Gallery, "Crossover".

2018     Milan, MAC - Maimeri Foundation - “Venerate Muse” curated by Angelo Frizzy.

2019     Milan, Galleria Studio Guastalla "Venerate Muse" curated by Angelo Frizzy.

2019     Campiglia Marittima, curated by Galleria Studio Guastalla.


Collective exhibitions

2010    Bergamo Art, Mazzoleni Art Gallery, Restarte Gallery, Side-A Gallery.

            Castelvecchio, Meetings of civilizations, edited by Fiorenza Canestrari, Verona.

            Miami (Usa), EXIBITALIA Mazzoleni Gallery.

2011    54th Venice Biennale, Lombardy Pavilion curated by Vittorio Sgarbi.

            Arezzo Arte Fiera, Studio Guastalla, Restarte Gallery Bologna, Vercelli Market Gallery.

2012    63 ° Michetti Award, Palazzo San Domenico, Michetti Museum, Francavilla al Mare curated by Luca Beatrice.

            Art Now !, Milan, Luciana Matalon Foundation, curated by Francesca Porreca.

            Beirut, War and other impossible possibilities, Thoughts on arab and contemporary art, Gregory Buchakjian.

2013    Sacrifice and Silence, Biffi Arte Gallery, Piacenza curated by Carlo Pulsoni.

2014    Bologna, Artefiera, Studio Guastalla Gallery.

            Genoa, Arte Fiera, S&G Arte Gallery.

            Correggio (Reggio Emilia), Palazzo Principi, "In Absentia" curated by Margherita Fontanesi and Salvatore Trapani.

2015     Imago Mundi, Praestigium, Contemporary Artists from Italy, Foundation.

             Luciano Benetton Turin, edited by Luca Beatrice.

             Imago Mundi, Praestigium, Contemporary Artists from Italy, Foundation Cini Venezia, Curated by Luca Beatrice.

             Award Art Chiana, Amanda Brown Artist Management New York.

             Art Basel Miami, Amanda Brown artist Management New York.

             Art Fair Bologna, Studio Guastalla Gallery Milan.

             ART food for the mind, Galleria Zeroquattrodue Treviso.

             Art Food for the mind, PARDES, Mirano (Ve).

             ART food for the mind, Castello di Roncate (TV) curated by Tobia Rava '.

2016     Art Fair Bologna, Studio Guastalla Gallery.

2017     Catania Art Gallery, Five curated by Aldo Gerbino and Elisa Mandarà.

             “Artists out, second Galeotta Exhibition” Spazio BIG Santa Marta, Milan.

             Art Fair Bologna, Studio Guastalla Gallery.

2018     Art Fair Bologna, Studio Guastalla Gallery.

             Grandart Milano, “F4”, Galeria Studio Guastalla, curated by Angelo Crespi.

2019     Grandart Milano, “For received art” curated by Angelo Crespi.


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