Luca Conca was born on 1974 in Gravedona (Como).

He attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and graduated with a degree in Painting in 1998.

In 2004 he had his first solo exhibition at the Antonia Jannone Gallery in Milan, with a text by Alessandro Riva in the catalogue.

In 2007 his exhibition Doppio Sguardo, curated by Rino Bertini, was held in Sondrio, at the Credito Valtellinese Gallery in Palazzo Sertoli. The theme was duality in the sense of double portrait, double point of view and repetition of the same subject. The starting point was five portraits of twins, including the painter and his twin brother. The text in the catalogue was written by Marco Vallora and by Armando Massarenti.

In 2008 Chiara Batti of La Repubblica invited Luca to the Premio San Fedele Arte in Milan. In the same year, Credito Valtellinese commissioned him to paint two large canvases, four metres high, to be permanently displayed in their Morbegno branch.

In 2010 Fernando Gianesini invited him to collaborate on a project evolving around the natural landscape of the Valmalenco, in a dialogue with the photographs of Alfredo Corti. Out of this came the solo show entitled L’ombra bianca della montagna.

Luca took part in the 58th edition of the Premio Michetti in Villafranca al Mare, curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga.

In 2011 Luca was invited to show in the regional section of the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale, held in the Lombardy pavilion at Palazzo Te in Mantua.

In 2015 he published Vuoti, a booklet in a limited edition of 25 copies, for Alberto Casiraghi’s Edizioni Pulcinoelefante, with an aphorism by Elisabetta Sem and 25 original artworks. In the same year he held a solo show, In su la cima, at the Federico Rui Contemporary Art Gallery in Milan, curated by Federico Rui himself.

Luca Conca lives and works in Morbegno (Sondrio).

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016​  Il velo dipinto - curated by Elisabetta Sem, Manifiesto Blanco, Milano.

2015  In su la cima - curated by Federico Rui, Galleria Federico Rui Arte Contemporanea, Milano

2014  La montagna incantata - curated by Carlo Vanoni, Galleria Orler, Madonna di Campiglio (Trento)

2013  L’altro orizzonte, fotografare il dipingere, dipingere il fotografare, (bipersonal show with the photographer Pietro Cenini),

           curated by Marcello Abbiati e Elisabetta Sem, Galleria AL.BO. per l’Arte, Morbegno (Sondrio)

2012  Luca Conca - curated by Massimo Guastella - Temporary First Gallery - Brindisi

2011  Orizzonte di ghiaccio - curated by Roberto Mutti, with a text written by Rino Bertini - San Gerlando Auditorium

           - Porto Empedocle Hotel Miramonti - curated by Paolo Rigon - Galleria Atlantica - Altavilla Vicentina

2010  L’ombra bianca della montagna - curated by Fernando Gianesini, with a text written by Elisabetta Sem - TECA - Chiesa Valmalenco

2008  In cima - bipersonal exhibition with the photographer Vincenzo Martegani - curated by Michele Tavola

           - Galleria AL.BO. per l’Arte - Morbegno
           Saluti da - curated by Michele Caldarelli, with liryc interventions by Luigi Picchi - Galleria d’Arte Il Salotto - Como​

2007  Doppio sguardo - curated by Rino Bertini, with texts written by Marco Vallora and Armando Massarenti - Galleria Credito Valtellinese,

           Palazzo Sertoli - Sondrio

2006  Summernights - double personal exhibition with the photographer Vincenzo Martegani - curated by Salvatore Primiceri

           - Villa Fuortes - Santa Maria di Leuca

2005  Luca Conca - curated by Michele Tavola, with a text written by Andrea Vitali - Villa Sirtori - Olginate

2004  Personaggi e paesaggi - curated by Alessandro Riva - Galleria Antonia Jannone - Milano

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013  Montagna immaginata - curated by Fernando Gianesini, with texts written by Elisabetta Sem, Marcello Abbiati

           and Gianfranco Comi - Nuovi Spazi Teca - Chiesa Valmalenco

2011  Nouvelle figuration italienne - curated by Michele Tavola - Galleria Beckel Odille Boicos - Parigi
           Finis Valtellinae? - curated by Giacomo Maria Prati and Paolo Lesino - Palazzo Pretorio - Sondrio
           Padiglione Lombardia della 54° edizione della Biennale di Venezia - curated by Vittorio Sgarbi - Palazzo Te - Mantova
           The First Italian Show - curated by Luca Beatrice - First Gallery - Roma

2010  Cross Painting - curated by Alessandro Riva - Superstudio Più - Milano
           Il mito del vero - curated by Giacomo Maria Prati and Paolo Lesino - Palazzo Durini - Milano
           Premio Lissone - Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea - Lissone
           Metropolitan Baby - curated by Chiara Canali, Emma Gravagnuolo and Alessandra Redaelli - Galleria Previtali - Milano

2009  No landscape, la sparizione del paesaggio - curated by Luca Beatrice - Fondazione Bandera per l’Arte - Busto Arsizio
           Biennale Giovani Monza - 30 artisti per 5 critici - curated by Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Valentina Gensini, Ivan Quaroni,

           Michele Tavola, MarcoTonelli - Serrone della Villa Reale - Monza

2008  100 idee contro la fame - a project by Les Cultures - curated by Mariagrazia Dell’Oro - Galleria Melesi - Lecco

2007  Profilo d’Arte - curated by Chiara Gatti - Palazzo della Permanente - Milano
           Premio Michetti - curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga - Palazzo San Domenico, Museo Michetti - Francavilla al Mare
           Nuovi pittori della realtà - curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga - PAC - Milano

2006  Superfici in equilibrio - curated by Daniele Crippa - Teglio

2005  Città di carta - curated by Sandro Fusina - Galleria Hera Arte Contemporanea - Brescia
           Milano da vedere - curated by Alessandra Redaelli - Galleria Previtali - Milano

2004  Contemporanea Giovani 2 - curated by Flavio Arensi, Roberto Borghi, Carlo Ghielmetti and Emma Gravagnuolo

           - Spazio A-Shed/ex Ticosa - Como
           Premio Frisia - Villa Gonfalonieri - Merate

2002  Morbidamente donna - Galleria Antonia Jannone - Milano
           Premio Lissone - Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea - Lissone
 

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