Ana D’Apuzzo

8. April 2018 – 8. Juli 2018

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Ana D’Apuzzo

Ana D’Apuzzo, born 1978, is a painter, architect and designer. After finishing school, she studied contemporary architecture and art in Lisbon. The UK PhD scholarship, which she subsequently received, encouraged the young artist to continue to engage with art, architecture and fashion – in theory as well as in practice. Since then she has been working with digital media, oil on canvas, acrylic and water colours and pastel colours. She has received several international awards and since 1992 her works have been presented in exhibitions worldwide, including in the USA, Serbia and Japan.

The GALERIE MESSMER shows about 30 works of the artist, which cover the last six years. Due to the light colours and the characteristic style, the works appear at first glance like watercolour or pastel paintings. But they are exclusively oil works.

All the works of Ana D’Apuzzo have a tendency towards aesthetics and harmony. The artist draws her inspiration from interdisciplinary fields: She draws inspiration for her work from nature, science or even a simple play of light, but also from certain people, such as Nikola Tesla, inventor, physicist and electrical engineer of the 20th century. Ana D’Apuzzo wants to create “useful” works of art; they should make viewers happy.

“Life is precious and beautiful,” says the artist, who wants to make this message clear in her harmonious works.

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  • Born 1978 in Krusevac, Serbien
  • 1989–1997: School for talents “Milo Milunovic”, Krusevac, Serbien
  • 1997–1998: School for talents “Sumatovacka applied art school”, Belgrad, Serbien
  • 1998–1999: ARCO Art Academy, Lissabon, Portugal
  • 1999–2004: Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTN), Universität von Novi Sad, Serbien
  • Juni 2004: Master Degree in Architecture an der FTN, Serbien
  • 2004–2006: Magister-Study in Architecture, Universität von Novi Sad, Serbien
  • Juli 2011: Opening of her studio „Studio d’arte e architettura“ in Ascona, Schweiz
  • 2016–2017: Chair of Architecture and Philosophy of art uat the Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA
  • 2017–2018: Chair of Design und Fashion-Philosophy, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA


Important awards:

  • Finalist in “Perspective Mag Award – 40 Under 40 Creatives”, Hong Kong, 2017
  • Saatchi Art “Artist of the Day”, London, UK / Santa Monica CA, USA, 2016
  • Finalist in “The Plan Awards – Special Projects”, Mailand, IT, 2015
  • First Place des “Lelo UnDesign Award – Painting”, Hong Kong, 2014
  • Finalist in “The Art & Science competition”, Los Alamos NM, USA, 2011
  • Finalist in “Prix Emil Hermes”, Paris, FR, 2010
  • Finalist in “Create the Void”, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, 2010
  • First Price of the “Pittori in piazza a Caviano”, APST, CH, 2010
  • Finalist in “Black&White by Coco Chanel”, Ringstraßen Galerien, Wien, A, 2010
  • Special Price for architecture in “BID Zone Krusevac – Mercy Corps”, USA, 2003
  • First Place in “Red Cross Art Contest”, Jugoslawien, 1990

Soloexhibitions (Selection):

2018: Enlightening, Akita Museum of Art, Aikita, Japan
2017: Life sensations 3, S-PAL, Sendai, Japan
2016: Life sensations, Nanshoso, Morioka, Japan
2016: Life sensations 2, Kawatoku, Morioka, Japan
2012: 3D Body Art and Fashion, Ascona, Switzerland
2011: 3D Body Architecture, Ascona, Switzerland
2013: Sketch., Fordham University Center Gallery, New York, USA
2012: 3D Body Architecture², AIST Waterfront, Tokyo, Japan
2011: Face the Architecture, Ascona, Switzerland
2010: National Theater, Novi Sad, Serbia
2008: Oktobersalon, Krusevac, Serbia
1997: Gymnasium Gallery Krusevac, Serbia

Groupexhibitions (Selection):

2016: TAE Foster Pride – Trygve Lie Gallery, New York NY, USA
2016: I.M.Kolarac – The Music Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2015: Perspective 2015 – MiCo, Milan, Italy
2014: Art Takes Miami, SCOPE 2014, Miami Beach, FL, USA
2014: Snap to Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles, USA
2011: Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy
2011: Art calls Miami, SCOPE Gallery, Miami, USA
2010: Tourist Center, Vira, Switzerland
2004: Multimedia Fair, Novi Sad, Serbia
1998: ARCO gallery, Lisbon, Portugal