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April 8, 2011

Italian Culture Club Welcomes Renowned Artist Luca Buvoli

Known for his breathtaking depiction of movement and action through animated film and video, art installation, sculpture, painting and drawing, the Italian Culture Club at Lake Erie College is honored to present Luca Buvoli as a guest speaker, Friday, April 15 at7:30p.m. in the Coe Conference Room of the Arthur S. Holden Center.  The event is free and open to the community.
Luca Buvoli’s solo shows include the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2001), the M.I.T. List Center, Cambridge (2000), ICA in Philadelphia (2007), and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC (2003).  Group shows include the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (1997), and Greater New York at P.S. 1 (2000).  An expanded multi-media installation was shown at the entrance of the Arsenale in the 2007 Venice Biennale, and a large outdoor project was installed at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin, in conjunction with the exhibition Utopia Matters in 2010.  A large permanent sculpture, part of Buvoli’s Meta-Futurist project, was recently commissioned and installed for the Hobby Airport in Houston, TX.
His animated films and videos have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and the Lincoln Center in New York, the ICA in Boston, and the ICA and the British Library in London among other places.  Articles on his works have appeared in The New York Times, Art in America, Modern Painters, Art on Paper, Frieze, The New Yorker, Flash Art,and others.  Clips of his animated video Velocitá Zero have been aired as public service announcements on Italian national television channels (and online) since 2008, with a message from the Italian Aphasic Association promoting awareness of the condition.
A Fulbright Fellow, he has received grants and awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts.  He has just been selected as the recipient of the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Award/Grant.  In 2010, Buvoli was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.  He has given lectures on his work at Harvard, Yale, Brown University, M.I.T., and many other international institutions and museums.
Luca Buvoli’s works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and other institutions around the world. For more information about the event, please contact Paola Basile, at


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