WINNERS 2023

Artist - ITALY

Agostino Iacurci

Agostino Iacurci (b.1986) studied Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

In his practice, he employs various media including painting, mural, sculpture, drawing, and installation. Often driven by a site-specific attitude, Iacurci collects heterogeneous materials, reworking and manipulating them. He does this to generate images and visions in which he freely narrates and associates cultural history, personal memories, literary references, and vernacular tales.

Iacurci has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions including; Dry Days,  Tropical Nights, Torre Treves,Milan (2023), Alien Horti Picti, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin (2023); Of my abstract gardening, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome (2022); Hortus, IIC, Prague (2022); Premio Termoli LXII, MACTE, Termoli (2021); Tracing Vitruvio, Musei Civici, Pesaro (2019); Talent Prize 2019, Mattatoio, Rome (2019); Gypsoteca, M77 Gallery, Milan (2018); Trompe-l’oeil, Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City (2017); Urban Art Biennale, Völkinger Hütte, European Centre for Art and Industrial Culture (2017); Cross the streets, MACRO Museum, Rome (2017); 16° Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan (2015).

Since 2009 he has created monumental wall paintings and installations for public and private institutions including; The garden of Alabu, Aalborg (2023); Cote-des-Neiges Mural project, wall painting, Montreal (2022);Ludwigs-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen (2021); Life is Beautiful, Las Vegas (2021); Principal Place, London (2020); Yakutsk Biennale, Yakutsk (2017); Distrito Tec University, Monterrey (2016); Govind Puri Metro Station, New Delhi (2016); Istituto Mario Penna, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2014); Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei (2012).

He participated in residency programs such as ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), New York (2020-2022), and Plop x Cob Residency, London (2021).

Iacurci received The New York Prize, promoted by Mibac, MAE and Italian Academy-Columbia University (2020), and Cantica21, Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere Prize (2021).

He collaborated with international brands and publishers, including Apple, Adidas, Hermès, Herman Miller, La Repubblica, Penguin Random House, Starbucks, The New Yorker.

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