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afterall_silvia and enzo esposito

AFTERALL is the name of a brother-and-sister artistic duo: Silvia (Naples) and Enzo (Naples) Esposito.

After studying respectively Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Sociology, they both graduated in Fine Arts. They do research, as part of the «quartapittura» laboratory, on the potential communication and expression of collective phenomena.

Since their debut in 2004 with the site-specific installation Sogno Comune (Common Dream) presented as «quartapittura» at the Lia Rumma Gallery in Naples, the duo’s work has been exhibited in many public institutes such as: the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, MADRE and PAN Museums, Castle Sant’Elmo in Naples, the Francesco Fabbri Foundation in Treviso, the Sandro Penna Foundation in Turin, the Filiberto Menna Foundation in Salerno, the Ex Gil Gallery in Rome and Villa Pignatelli in Naples. Afterall’s works are part of various permanent museum collections: the MADRE Museum of Naples, Palazzo Arnone of Cosenza, MUSMA Museum of Matera, as well as private (Imago Mundi-L. Benetton Collection); other works have been installed at Turin’s Castello di Rivalta, at Spazioborgogno in Milan, on the façade of Mergellina Railways Station in Naples, at the Italian Embassy in Brussels and at SPSI Art Museum in Shanghai. They participated in the Festival d’Art Numerique in Pays d’Aix and Marseilles, in the 12th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM), in the Art-Athina Contemporaries: Statement Made, 2014, Athens, Greece, at the Imago Mundi-Luciano Benetton Collection Collection. They have were selected by ICI New York for Curatorial Intensive Symposium in Mexico City and for Iniciativa Curatorial MARSO, at SPSI Art Museum di Shanghai – IGAV. From November until the end of December 2013, the duo was invited by the «A Glass Brand» company to take part in an artists program in Queretaro (Mexico). The Esposito brothers represented Italy at the Biennale in South America 2014-2015 IGAV – Bienal Fin del Mundo, exposing in Argentina and Chile. In 2016 there are two personal exhibitions: “just one damn thing after the other” in the two hundred square meters space of Former Bourbon Lanificio in Naples and “Lacuna”, winner of the contest Assemblaggi Provvisori, at the Tenuta dello Scompiglio in Lucca. Silvia and Enzo were also awarded with Premio Celeste in 2012 (Curator’s Award), have been selected to participate to SOMA Summer 2014, a program for international visual artists in Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico) and were finalists at the Social Contract 2017, Talent Prize 2016, Optima Prize 2016, Francesco Fabbri Prize 2012 and Blumm Prize 2013. Their project Residente/ Clandestino was called to the special attention of the Jury at the MACRO Artists in Residence

Competition. Selected in 2017 by curators of the YRC program of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation for the final exhibition “A house, halfway”.

AFTERALL CV 2008_2020_pubblic


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