Luca Monterastelli was born in Forlimpopoli in 1983. He studied at Fine Art Brera Academy of Milan. The artist develops works on the propaganda function of sculpture and architecture. Through the study of all the forms that make up the urban geography, his work re-proposes parallel realities in which events follow each other and where the final installation is the memory. In these traces and stories, we see the direct influences of all those celebratory systems studied and reinvented by the artist so that these worlds become a mirror of our vision.
Solo exhibition dedicated to the artist’s work: “How To Make a Hero” Deweer gallery, Otegem, Belgium (2017); THEN/now, curated by P. Pys and J. Gregory, miart (2016); “The Close of the Silver Age” Lia Rumma project space at Fonderie Battaglia, Milan (2015); “White – Endlessly Rocking”, Viafarini DOCVA , Milan (2013); “Open Studio”, Centre d’art contemporain Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-eaux – F (2012); “Graceland”, Néon – Diffuseur d’Art Contemporain, Lyon (2012): “La camera degli sposi”, MARS, Milan Artist Run Space, Milan (2011). Among the group show: “Ennesima”, curated by Vincenzo De Bellis, Triennale, Milano (2015); “In forma di ceramica”, Fondazione Bevilaqua la Masa, Venice (2014); “braccia # 2” Museo Marino Marini, Florence (2014); “Senza Titolo”, Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples (2013); “Una luce rischiara l’oscuro scrutare. La morte non sa leggere”, curated by Marco Tagliafierro, galleria 1+1 Milan (2010); “All strange away”, curated by Beniamino Foschini, neon>campobase, Bologna (2010); “L’uomo ridotto”, curated by L. Francesconi, Brown Project Space, Milan (2010). Old Masters (upcoming), Keteleer Gallery, Antwerp; To Build a Fire, 2017 Lia Rumma Milan; Weightless, 2020 Lia Rumma Naples.
He also took part at the following residencies: HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Program, Helsinki (2014); guest artist at Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza (2013); Residénces secondaires, Centre d’art contemporain Parc Saint Léger, Pougues- les-eaux (2012); “Solid Void” Progetto Diogene, Turin (2011); Residency Suddenly, Beauchery-Saint-Martin (2011); “Triangle France” La Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille (2011). In 2015 he participated at 56th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Venice Biennal.