Antonio Sammartano was born in Erice (Italy) in the 1967.
Antonio has frequented the Faculty of Architecture of the university in Florence and subsequently the academy of Belle Arti
of Brera in Milan graduating in 1995 with a thesis on the American abstract expressionism.
Its job places between the abstract and the conceptual one.
Antonio has participated in numerous shows in Italy and in other countries.
I reward European of art of the Swiss Bank Corporation 1995, the European Biennal exhibition Germinations 9 Europeans Projects for
Young Artist (villa arson Nice France, castle tutessal Luxemburg, Castle of Praga Rep. Czech), the 48° Michetti Prize and "Gemine:Muse 2004"
Young Artists in European Museum.
He has directed The museum Diart and currently it directs the project Magnetikzone and Art gallery Magazzini dell'arte contemporanea Trapani.
Luciano Caggianello was born in 1959 in the province of Siena.
His studies are oriented in the context of a more technical education (Graduation in Applied Physics, Faculty of Architecture, School of Design)
and are then balanced (between the 70s and 80s) through an "artistic training from the laboratory," and the beginning of a systematic
partecipation, to study painting (collaborations with Burzio, Soffiantino, and Campagnoli, courses nude Academy of Fine Arts, ...) as well
as participation in courses, workshops and studios of graphic design, illustration and communication, artistic Forming, restoration,
techniques for melting metal (APRA, Atelier Artifice ....), where, through empirical implementation, almost daily, conquest familiar
and comfortable with the materials, processing methods, the performance, refinement of all painting techniques.
His debuts artistics occur in 1986, and led him to undertake an route of research and exhibitions that over the years has structured and
intensified. He is accompanied by a book, "Intermediario Immateriale" in 2003, on whose pages will develop the idea of combinations of words,
weaving an intellectual appeal to poetry as a means of reflection and study of its inner research.
In 2014, he published the book "Parole Altrove" and through the pages of book evolves and continues his literary and philosophical research.
Having exposed beyond national borders, is part of a broader process that has led him to interact with galleries and institutions
beyond environmental issues. It also takes part in several group that want to diffuse the situation and the value of national art.
In Italy, he exhibited his works in many places, although its main focus is certainly not to achieve consensus narcissistic or prepare exhibitions
to thicken the listing for the art curriculum (...... Ante lucrum nomen).
Paula Haapalahti (nee Pauni)
Private art & photography mentoring by professional artist 2012
Open Art School Helsinki, 2010-15
Marketing Institute, 2005, Public Relations Manager, MTi
Marketing Institute, 1995, Marketing Examination, MKT
Marketing Institute, 1985, Sales Technician
Marketing Institute, 1982, Marketing Assistant
Finnish-Russian School, 1974, Matriculation
Other Evening studies in Art School Maa and Vantaa Adult College 1997–2008
Hong Kong Art Center and privat art tuition 1990-93, Hong Kong
Multiple IT-courses and seminars & entrepreneur-courses 1990-2014
Upcoming or ongoing Exhibitions 2015
Art Basel Miami, 3.-6.12.2015
“Art&Integration”, Montecarlo, Italy, 28.8.-9.9.2015
SELF- Art Festival, Venice Art House & Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, 4 exhibitions, Venice, Italy 9.5.-15.9.2015
Self Portraits, 17.6-27.6.2015
Self Identities, 1.7.-11.7.2015
Fractal Identities, 15.7.-25.7.2015
Self Memories, 5.8.-15.8.2015
“Future Identities – Bodies. Places. Spaces”-Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina 20.4.- 20.5.2015
RomArt 2015, Roma, Italy, 15.5-18.5.2015
LACDA 11 Year Anniversary Represented Artists Exhibit, LA, USA, 9.4.-14.5.2015
Art Expo New York 2015, USA, Art fair, 23.4-26.4.2015
“Hybrid Effects”, Milan, Italy, 14.-19.4.2015
“ Women in Focus”, Online Exhibition Atlanta, USA 17.3.-30.4.2015
“Borders &Disorders”, Art House Venice, Venice, Italy, 13.3-20.3.2015
VirArt Gallery, online exhibition, USA, New York, 8.3-31.3.2015
“All women”, online exhibition SR (Special Recognition), Light & Space & Time Gallery, FL, USA, 1.3-31.3.2015
“Liquid Identities”, The Ferry Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, 7.3-14.3.2015
“Liquid Rooms, the Labyrinth” , Art House Venice, Venice, Italy, 27.2-14.3.2015
“Hybrid Memories” International Exhibition, BAC - Bogotá Arte Contemporáneo, Bogota, Colombia. 14.1.-13.2.2015
“Contemporary Venice” – It’s LIQUID International Art Show, Palazzo Flangini, Venice, Italy, 15.12.14-31.01.2015
“Snap to grid “LACDA, selected artist, Exhibition in LA, USA 11.12.14- 10.01.2015
I am visual artist working in style of Russian Cosmism.
The essence of this style is philosophical interconnection of all terrestrial and human with Cosmic energy
and Universal mind. And I try to show in my artwork how this energy is penetrating all and everything,
and how all nations and beings are connected with each other and grow from the same roots.
I work with unique material developed from ancient Russian iconography recipe - tempera paints with
Some years ago I have started to add fluorescent pigments which change color in black
light. This allow me to show unlimited variety of colors demonstrating the other, energetic side of life.
My paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums, I have participated in about 100
exhibitions including more than 50 solo exhibitions, and my works have been honored at many online
Originals of my artworks and giclee prints on paper and canvas are available for purchase.
Vive a Roma
-Diploma di maturità artistica 1987 Roma
-Diploma di restauro “Istituto Italiano per L’arte Artigianato ed il Restauro” 1989 Roma
-Diploma di pittura, Accademia di Belle Arti Urbino 1995
1990 “Arte per mille” Sala1 Roma
1993 “Albornoz” Palazzo Ruini , ReggioEmilia
1994 “Arte Viva” VI Premio Europeo P. del Duca Senigallia (AN)
1994 “Artisti per la Pace” Palazzo ducale, Urbania (PS)
1995 “Arte Donna” Sala Bramante Fermignano(PS)
1995 “AYOP” ex Consorzio agrario, Urbania (PS)
1995 “Land Art” Cavoleto (PS)
1998 Vince il concorso per la progettazione e la realizzazione del Presepio di Piazza Navona, Roma
1998 Personale , Porta Napoletana, Velletri (RM)
1999 “Arte Dove” Percorso di installazioni,Fosdinovo(MS)
1999 “Arte Europa” ReggioEmilia
2000 “Arc en ciel” Carcere delle Vallette,Torino
2001 “Arte Dove” Percorso di installazioni,Fosdinovo (MS)
2002 “Nuova oggettività astratta” Volterra
2002 Personale”A Pieno Carico” Spazio espositivo 96EF Bologna
2002 “Arte Dove” Percorso di installazioni,Fosdinovo(MS)
2002 “Calandriniana” Simposio di pittura, Sarzana(SP)
2003 “Arte Dove” Percorso di installazioni, Fosdinovo(MS)
2004 “IN CONTRO” Torre castello Malaspina, Fosdinovo(MS)
2004 Personale “Operazione Contemporanea” Latina,Velletri(RM)
2004 Performance pittorica all’interno del percorso teatrale (Teatri della memoria) “Che Resistenza”,Fosdinovo(MS)
2005 Personale “Esodi Fastidiosi” circolo arci Loggia dè banchi (SP)
2005 Installazione all’interno delle 3 giornate di eventi “Primo Non Nuocere” MediciSenzaFrontiere Istituto Galileo Galilei, Roma
2005 “Clandriniana” Simposio di pittura, Sarzana (SP)
2005 Illustra il libro “Cucina a colori per i più piccoli” ed. Palombi, Roma
2005 Installazione all’interno delle 3 giornate di eventi
“Primo non nuocere” Medici Senza Frontiere” Teatro Litta, Milano
2006 Personale “Carta ed acquarello” Scuderie palazzo Santacroce, Roma
2006 “Donne” Orangerie, castello di Rheda, Germania
2007 “Esodi” percorso itinerante di mostre ed eventi, Roma
2008 “Visioni dell’umanità” istituto Majorana, Roma
2008 “la camera delle meraviglie” galleria creativeroom Roma
2009 “Mad Photo donna” Museo Emilio Greco Latina
2012 “Premio Comel Vanna Migliorini” Latina
2015 “ Mini biennale” Temple University Roma
Ibrahima Diallo, Founder of All New York Fun Tours, and NYCPassion was born in Dakar, the
Capital of Senegal.
He lives in New York City since 2003. Prior to being a New Yorker and resident, he has been a tourist in 2000,
and 2001. He sadly was witness to the tragic events of 9/11 2001. Life in NYC was never going to be same,
He thought and didn't come back in 2002. While away a lot went through his mind, questions and answers such
as why did this happen, is New York City, ever going to rise up from this, should I give up on my dreams etc...?
When he came back just like many he started to work in small shops and made it to manager position but deep
inside He felt there's something missing and People he met failed to see The City the way it deserved to
In 2007 He became a Ticket agent for one of the 3 double decker tour companies at the time. Only 3 months later
He studied and passed the NYC Department of Consumers Affairs Sightseeing Tour Guide Exam and passed with an
examplary score (120+ good responses out of 150 total). He started to work as a Guide on those buses in
conditions that weren't optimal. It was a great feeling to be able to share the Passion with visitors but
the routine was daily and too limited. NYC is much larger and the Fun element was not always present due
to factors beyound his control.
People deserve more from a guide and any tour company.
Every photo I take should help people feel the Passion I have for New York City. Every Photo should make you
realize the grandeur of what you are looking at while looking at it. It should inspire you and make you
see when it is dark that hope exists.
Estela San Milan
Valérie (Valeria Cagnoli)
Pittrice autodidatta, Valeria Cagnoli in arte Valérie, nasce nella Lorena, una regione francese del Nord-Est
dove rimarrà fino all’età di 18 anni per poi trasferirsi nella città dell’Aquila ove risiede attualmente.
Laureatasi in Lingue e Letterature Straniere e pur non frequentando scuole e ambienti artistici, è stata attratta,
sin dall’infanzia, dai colori molto densi che coloravano la sua città nativa, Hayange, definita all’epoca
“culla della siderurgia”.
I forni fusori, in continua attività, disegnavano ombre multiformi e fuochi
variopinti che apparivano fatati ed affascinanti agli occhi della piccola pittrice.
La vera passione per la pittura si dichiarerà solo molto più tardi quando, spinta dal bisogno di dare vita
propria alle sue percezioni, ai suoi sogni e alla sua fantasia, si incamminerà verso la ricerca di un "io
artistico" desideroso di dipingere tutto ciò che le viene dal cuore.
Tra i temi prediletti troviamo le pattinatrici sul ghiaccio, le manifestazioni della natura e lo spazio celeste.
Tutto è esaltato con delicatezza ed energia mediante una combinazione di colori molto intensi e vivaci,
inaspettatamente accostati alle tonalità più scure per farle risplendere.
Predilige un’arte figurativa personalizzata che si fonde con scenari surreali, spesso protettivi e idilliaci,
dando così origine ad atmosfere incantate e magiche appartenenti ad un mondo parallelo che si pone in antagonismo
con le brutture della vita per fare regnare paesaggi armoniosi, pacifici e pieni di speranza.