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Article on PIN-UP magazine about the Celine art project



The "Matteo Visconti di Modrone" Prize was awarded at miart to Luca Monterastelli, represented by Lia Rumma Gallery (Milan - Naples) in the Established section

The prize consists of a bronze production at the Fonderia Artistica Battaglia.

Conversation on "Storia di un onest'uomo"

by Federico Abate on Art Texts Pics [ it ]

Art Texts Pics

Storia di un onest'uomo

review by Elsa Barbieri on Exibart [ it ]

exibart link


Talk with Alessandro Rabottini and Davide Ferri [ it ]

Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

via Belle Arti 5, Bologna

Friday 2nd 2024 h: 10:00

Storia di un onest'uomo

Solo show at Oratorio San Filippo Neri, Bologna

curated by Alessandro Rabottini

In collaboration with Lia Rumma gallery and Fondazione del Monte

opening: January 30th h: 17.30-21

31-01-2024/11-02-2024 h: 16-20

03-02-2024 h: 12-24

Storia di un onest'uomo

Frieze London

The work will be featured in Lia Rumma's booth

Oct 11th-15th 2023

Book launch: Strata - Italian Art since 2000

A conversation with Vincenzo de Bellis and Alessandro Rabottini on "Strata - Italian Art since 2000"

Location: Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan

September 15th, at 18:30

Strata - Italian Art since 2000

Edited by Vincenzo de Bellis and Alessanro Rabottini

Strata compiles 37 conversations with artists whose work has made a significant contribution to the Italian and international art scene since 2000. This book is the personal account of a number of encounters, friendships, and professional relationships that Vincenzo de Bellis and Alessandro Rabottini have nurtured over the past twenty years. The conversations explore pivotal moments in each artist’s career and delve into their conceptual and formal concerns, focusing on the aesthetics, philosophies, and politics underpinning their work.

Group Show

Neighbours, curated by Manor Grunewald

Rubenskasteel park, Zemst, B

- , 2023


Out Now! The publication accompanies the exhibition Afterimage curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and Alessandro Rabottini for MAXXI L'Aquila (July 2, 2022–February 19, 2023)

Mousse Publishing, Milano

Pardon Façade: Book Launch

Talk on the occasion of the book launch with Martin Germann and Alessandro Rabottini at Ordet, Milan

Tue, June 6th, 19:00

Book Launch at Ordet

via Adige 17, 20135 Milan

Ordet website

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Pardon Façade

Pardon Façade documents the artistic output of Luca Monterastelli, showcasing almost all of the sculptures and installations that he produced between 2011 and 2022.

The publication provides the first overview of the artist’s work, featuring four chapters corresponding to solo shows in Milan, Otegem, Antwerp, and Naples.

Curated by Alessandro Rabottini, with text by Martin Germann, Alessandro Rabottini, and a conversation with Matilde Guidelli-Guidi.


Available at:

Premio Termoli LXIII

MACTE museum, curated by Cristiana Perrella

- , 2023

Horst festival installation view

Horst Festival: State of Play

By Stand van Zanken (Dorzoon Architects + Theo de Meyer)

Presented by Keteleer Gallery

Location: ASIAT, Brussels

- , 2023

Art Brussels

Lia Rumma's booth

Apr 20th - Apr 23rd, 2023


Lia Rumma's booth

Apr 12th - Apr 14th, 2023

Group Show: "10/10"

Curated by Sybren Vanoverberghe

Keteleer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

- , 2023

Keteleer Gallery Website

Sticks and Stones, a Prologue, Luca Monterastelli solo show @ Keteleer Gallery, Antwerp

Sticks and Stones, a Prologue

Solo show at Keteleer Gallery Bremdonck

Location: Bredabaan 93 - 2930 Brasschaat

- , 2023

Keteleer Gallery Website

Frieze Online

Explore Lia Rumma gallery's online viewing room on Frieze's website.


New annual benefit for Ordet - Milano

Inquire atOrdet website


"In the Twilight, Then We Will Rest"

The Emilia-Romagna collection is now displayed at Rimini Museum.


Lia Rumma's booth

Nov 3rd-6th, 2022


Installation view of a special project at Deweer's house by Jean-Philippe Demeyer

Read more on Sabato Magazine


Installation view of a commissioned project by Giuliano Andrea Dell'Uva in Casa Falco, Napoli

Sept issue, 2022

Frieze London

Lia Rumma's booth

Oct 12th-16th, 2022


Installation view of a commissioned project by Giuliano Andrea Dell'Uva in Casa Falco, Napoli

Vogue Living Australia

Sept-Oct 2022 issue


Group show curated by Alessandro Rabottini and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

Location: MAXXI L'Aquila

- , 2023

Visit MAXXI L'Aquila website for more information.

Link to the installation view

Art Brussels

Lia Rumma gallery and Keteleer gallery booth

Apr 1st-3rd, 2022


Lia Rumma gallery booth

Apr 28th - May 1st, 2022


Cover of Elle Decor Italia

Installation view of a special project commissioned by Giuliano Andrea Dell'Uva in Casa Falco, Napoli

Apr issue, 2022


Online on Lia Rumma gallery website

Visit the Tribute Vol. 2 page for more information.

Art Cologne

Keteleer gallery booth

Nov 18th-22nd, 2021

De Deur Op Een Kier

Group show at Platform6a, Otegem, BE

Sept, 2021

Visit Platform6a for more information.


Lia Rumma gallery booth

Sept 17th-19th, 2021


Interview by Luca Fortis on FaceMagazine - ITA

Read the interview for more insights.

Weightless, Luca Monterastelli solo show @ Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples


Solo show

Lia Rumma gallery, Napoli

The gallery is open by appointment only

View weightless installation

Installation view on Lia Rumma website

Acquisition Fund

"The work In the Twilight, Then We Will Rest" was chosen as one of the winners for the public call organized by the Emilia-Romagna Region to support and promote contemporary art

Old Masters, Luca Monterastelli solo show @ KETELEER gallery, Antwerp

Old Masters

Solo show at Keteleer gallery

Pourbusstraat 3-5 - 2000 Antwerp

Sept 5th


Oct 18th

View Old Masters on Keteleer gallery website

Installation view

Frieze Art Fair

Online Lia Rumma gallery viewing room


Review by Ilario D'Amato on Exibart

Read the review

New Podcast

New podcast on Artribune website

Curated by Donatella Giordano

Italian and English

Listen to the podcast


Art Basel OVR

Lia Rumma gallery on Art Basel website

Voyage to Italy

Group show at Art Basel OVR

Lia Rumma gallery on Art Basel website

Art Basel OVR

Online viewing room

Lia Rumma gallery

Group Show

Keteleer gallery

Pourbusstraat 3-5 - 2000 Antwerp

Opening June 13th

View details on Keteleer gallery website

Online Show - Art Brussels

Online showroom with Keteleer gallery

On Gallery ViewerS

Online Show - Back to the Origins

Curated by Domenico De Chirico

At Art Curator Grid

Explore the exhibition

On View at Art Basel Miami

Lia Rumma gallery booth F2

Curated by Haim Steinbach


Dec 5th - 8th, 2019


Artist residency


June 14th - 30th

On View at Art Cologne

Deweer Gallery Booth

Apr 20th–22nd, 2018

Forging Fears: Fast Lines, Stripes Again and Whatever

Selected by Fondazione Fiera Milano Acquisition Fund for the Fondazione Fiera Milano Collection

miart, 2018

On View at miart

Lia Rumma Booth

Deweer Gallery Booth

Apr 13th–15th, 2018

On View at Art Basel Hong Kong

Lia Rumma Booth

March 29th–31st, 2018

On View at Armory Show, NY

Lia Rumma - Pier 94

Booth 605. March 8th-11th, 2018

Review - To Build a Fire

By Lorenzo Madaro at Artribune


Interview on To Build a Fire

By Elena Bordignon at Art Text Pics

atp diary

Review - To Build a Fire

By Sara Cusano at Formeuniche


To Build a Fire, Luca Monterastelli solo show @ Lia Rumma gallery, Milan

To Build a Fire

Luca Monterastelli solo show at

Lia Rumma gallery, Milano

Nov 23rd, 2017 - Feb 10th, 2018

View images

Lia Rumma

Fight Songs

Luca Monterastelli private show at

Villa Mondolfo, Como

Opening June 8th - by invitation only

June 9th - July 31st, 2017

On View at miart

On demand section at miart

Lia Rumma gallery booth

Fiera Milano City, Milan

March 30th - Apr 2nd, 2017

A Show, Inside Out - Outdoor Sculptures

Group show at Deweer Gallery

Otegem, Belgium

March 29th - May 21st, 2017

Interview - Sulla Forma Della Scultura

By Lorenzo Madaro


How to Make a Hero, Luca Monterastelli Solo Show @ Deweer Gallery, Otegem

How to Make a Hero

Luca Monterastelli Solo Show at
Deweer Gallery
Otegem, Belgium
Feb 8th - March 12th, 2017


On View at Artissima

Lia Rumma Gallery
Oval Lingotto, Torino
Oct 3rd-6th, 2016

On View at Frieze

Lia Rumma Gallery
Regent's Park, London
Oct 6th-9th, 2016

On View at Thennow - Miart

Luca Monterastelli + Pietro Consagra
Curated by Jarrett Gregory and Pavel Pyś
Miart 2016
Apr 8-10, 2016


The Raw Enigma of Matter and the Potential Meaning of Form

Text by Ara H. Merjian
Frieze, Issue 176, In Focus
January-February 2016


The Amazing World of Tomorrow or Goodbye Bad Luck @ Triennale, Milano


Group Show
Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis
La Triennale, Milano
November 26th - March 6th


On View at Artissima

Art Fair, Lia Rumma Gallery
Oval, Lingotto
November 5th-8th
A Melancholy of the Flesh @ Biennale Arte, Venezia

Padiglione Italia - La Biennale di Venezia

Curated by Vincenzo Trione
56th Biennale Arte Venezia
May 9th - Nov 22h 2015


On View at Art Brussels

Lia Rumma Gallery
Sat 25 - Mon 27 April
Brussels Expo (Heysel)

The Close of the Silver Age

Luca Monterastelli Solo Show
Lia Rumma Gallery Project Space
Fonderie Battaglia, Via Stilicone 10, Milano
Opening Sat 11th Apr 18.30 - 21
Wed - Sat 2.30 - 7.00 PM by Appointment


On View at Miart

Art Fair, Lia Rumma Gallery
Fieramilanocity, Milano - I
10th - 12th Apr 2015

Interview - Corpi Schiacciati

By Samuele Menin
Flash Art n. 319
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015


On View at Artissima

Lia Rumma Gallery
Oval - Lingotto, Torino - I
7 - 9 Nov 2014

Group Show - Giorni Felici

Curated by Marta Cereda
Casa Testori, Milano - I
Opening May 29th
May 30th - July 13th

The Sight Couldn't Be Any Better

Two Persons Show at HIAP
With A. Scodro
Suomenlinna Island, Helsinki - FIN
Apr 24th

Group Show - In Forma di Ceramica

Curated by Stefano Coletto & Matteo Zauli
Palazzetto Tito, Fondazione Bevilaqua La Masa, Venezia - I
Apr 3rd 2014 - May 4th 2014

In Residency - HIAP

Helsinki International Artist Program
Kaapeli, Cable Factory, Helsinki - FIN
April 2014

Catalogue - Braccia

Curated by Alessandro Biggio
Mousse publishing, Milano


Catalogue - Senza Titolo

Texts by Daniel Sherer
Published by Lia Rumma gallery


Group Show - Braccia #2

A project by Alessandro Biggio
Museo Marino Marini, Firenze - I
Nov 28th - Jan 4th, 2014

Della Liquidezza della Terra

Two-Person Show at Spazio Morris
With M. C. Rossi
Sept 26th - Oct 31th, 2013

Group Show - Senza Titolo

Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples
May 15th - Oct 10th, 2013

White - Endlessly Rocking

Solo Show at Viafarini DOCVA, Milano
Curated by Simone Frangi and Marco Tagliafierro
June 10th - July 3th, 2013

In Residency at Museo Carlo Zauli

Guest Artist at Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza - I
Apr - May, 2013

Open Studio - Parc Saint Léger

Atelier of Centre d'Art Contemporain Parc Saint Léger
Pougues-les-Eaux - F

Résidences Secondaires

Artist Residency at Centre d'Art Contemporain Parc Saint Léger
Pougues-les-Eaux - F
September - November


Solo at Chez Néon, 41 rue Bureau, Lyon
June 9th - July 21th, 2012

Interview on Graceland

By Guillaume Durand
Radio Pluriel 91.5 fm, Lyon
"Les Rendez-vous de la Création Contemporaine"

Ceci n'est pas une Résidence

Publication made in Residency Suddenly
Ed. Galerie Florence Loewy, Paris

The Bridal Chamber

MARS, Milan Artist Run Space - Milano
November 16th - November 23th

Solid Void

Bivacco Urbano, Torino
Editors Roberto Cuoghi, Gian Antonio Gilli
November 6th - November 13th

Open Studio at Residency Suddenly

Beauchery-Saint-Martin - F
Aug 21th, 16h

Residency Suddenly

Artist Residency at Beauchery-Saint-Martin, - F
August 10th - 24th, 2011

Artist Residency at Triangle France

Ateliers Triangle France, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille - F
Jan - Apr 2011

Una Luce Rischiara l'Oscuro Scrutare

Group Show Curated by Marco Tagliafierro
Oct - Nov, 2010

All Strange Away

Group Show at NEON>CAMPOBASE, Bologna - I
Curated by Beniamino Foschini
Sept - Oct 2010

L'Uomo Ridotto

Mar - May 2010