Nilo Australi

BIOGRAPHY

In 2012, after attending the painting course held by Andrea Granchi, he graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. His dissertation “Il libro e gli artisti”, which was supervised by Maurizio Olivotto, came with the artist book “Ogni uomo è un firmamento”. He worked as painter, illustrator and designer with Fresnel Multimedia on the production of sceneries, storyboards (Hydra The Series), animations, video-clips (Barack e Burattini), short films and illustrations. After attending the course “il cinema si fa teatro”, which was certificate by Regione Toscana, he obtained the European certificate of Multimedia Designer. He cooperated with Pezzini Editore, Edizioni Circolo Letterario Semmelweis, “Girasoli”, literary journal and “L’Area di Broca”, half-year of literature and knowledge. He illustrated the book “Vittoria e altre storie di volo” by Angelo Australi (Pezzini Editore), the collection of poems “Ci hanno visto in un sogno” by Gabriele Venuti, the interactive multimedia web fiction released in albums “Chi è Jo Spatacchia?” by Tommaso Vieri Candidi, distribuited by Bookwire.de (german digital distributor) and the picture book “Agricola, laboratory of grain and fantasy” within the Calitri Sponz Fest 2015 directed by Vinicio Capossela. He’s mentioned in the book “L’immagine che racconta. Tecniche e metodologie dal disegno ai media” curated by Andrea Balzola, Orietta Brombin and Daniele Gay (Albertina Press, Torino, 2015). In 2015 he won the first edition of QART3 Street Festival of Contemporary Art.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

- Ambiente d’artista, CSA Ambiente, Terranuova Bracciolini, 2009 (solo exhibition)
- Futuribili, curated by Andrea Granchi and Federico Gori, Accademia di Belle Arti, Firenze, 2009
- Tra mito e fumetto, Caffè Letterario Libreria Fahrenheit 451, S. Giovanni Valdarno, 2009 (solo exhibition)
- SuONO VIVO, curated by Fresnel Multimedia, Teatro Excelsior, Reggello, 2010 (solo exhibition)
- Equilibri, with video environmental installations curated by Fresnel Multimedia, Museo Venturino Venturi, Loro Ciuffenna, 2011 (solo exhibition)
- Ad occhi Aperti, curated by Giuseppe Lotti, Palazzo Orsini, Pitigliano, 2011
- Scritture LIBERate, curated by Andrea Granchi, Teatro delle Arti, Lastra a Signa, 2012
- Ogni uomo è un Firmamento, with Konrad Dietrich, La Filanda, Loro Ciuffenna, 2012 (solo exhibition)
- LIBRopera, the artist’s book in the digital age, curated by Nilo Australi in collaboration with Andrea Granchi and Maurizio Olivotto, Palazzo de’ Beccai, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, for the 450th anniversary of the foundation by Giorgio Vasari and Cosimo de’ Medici, Firenze, 2013; Palazzo Piccolomini, Pienza, 2013; Palazzo Pretorio, Figline Valdarno, 2014
- Fantastic animals, curated by Angelo Iorlano, Ristorante Museo La Ripa, Rocca San Felice, 2013 (solo exhibition)
- Depero tra le pagine – futuLIBERo, experimentations around Depero and Futurism from Tuscany to Trentino, curated by Franca Gattini and Andrea Granchi, MART-Biblioteca Civica di Rovereto, Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, Rovereto, 2013
- Paper Reincarnations, exploration of works on paper by five Florentine Artists, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, La Valletta (Malta), 2014; Galleria Spazio Linea Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, 2015
- SuONO VIVO, videoinstallation with Konrad Dietrich, text by Angelo Iorlano, Circolo Svizzero di Firenze, Firenze, 2015 - Agricola, laboratory of grain and fantasy, curated by Angelo Iorlano and Anita Di Pietro, Melito Irpino, 2015 (solo exhibition)
- QART3 Street Festival of Contemporary Art, curated by Florence Biennale, Firenze, 2015
- X International Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art. Art and the Polis, Fortezza da Basso, Firenze, 2015
- Unique (artist’s books for Formiche Rosse), curated by Associazione DIDEE, Centro Internazionale d’Arte Motus, Siena, 2015