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LAURA VILIANI
Works 1986-2010
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2010 - Romanesque parish church of S Pietro
– Figline di Prato (XI – XVI century)
– Tabernacle for the Holy Eucharist
– materials: copper, steel, light, crystal, stone, iron .

2009 - “Luna e L'Altro”
– a book, three contemporary art shows curated by
Alessandra Borsetti Venier and Sandra Landi.
“Enigma” c/o La Bar- bagianna
– Pontassieve – (FI) “Archetype” Palazzo Panciatichi
– Florence –
“Ambiguity” Palazzo Pretorio – Certaldo

2009 - LEZIONARIO Feriale – Tempi Forti – C.E.I.
– Ed Libreria Editrice The Vatican
– the painting entitled “O sapientia” Project and coordination by
Mariano Apa, Giuseppe Billi, Andrea Dall'Asta and Crispino Valenziano

2008 - Cure d'Arte – project by Gianni Caverni and Lorenzo Pezzatini
“Dialoghi muti”: Laura Viliani proposes a dialogue with Orlando Caponetto
– photography – critical-poetical text by Annamaria Papi –

2008 - Forte dei Marmi –
Casa Museo “Ugo Guidi”, exhibition entitled “Museo vivo, territorio di contaminazione”
curated by Paolo Pratali and Akio Takemoto.
“signs of the soul” photo/imaginations by Laura Viliani – Personal show

2008 - Morgana Edizioni, “MAGIS”,
poetry and stories dedicated to Masters Male and Female – no. 5
of the series “Dialoghi”, visual works by 13 contemporary artists:
Biondi Riccardo, Bucchi Massimo, Corsi Fiorella, Franceschi Kiki,
Gallois Caroline, Ghelli Giuliano, Grigò Paolo, Mori Massimo,
Pezzatini Lorenzo, Poggiali, Berlinghieri Giampiero, Staino Sergio,
Verdi Margherita, Viliani Laura Since Nov. 2008,
the exhibition showed at the following events Palazzo Panciatichi – Florence –
Augustinian Convent, Empoli (FI) – Palazzo Stiozzi – Ridolfi,
Certaldo – La Barbagianna, Pontassieve (FI) –
soon to show at Pontedera, Montelupo, Lastra a Signa

2008 - Florence – Circolo Andrea del Sarto – “15 artisti per 111 sms”
Collective show: Philippe Leduc, Luca De Silva, Franco Scuderi,
Isabella Vezzani, Stefano Lapi, Laura Viliani, Giampaolo Di Cocco,
Antonio Borrani, Riccardo Biondi, Franca Vannoni, Ronaldo Fiesoli,
Andrea Marini, Marco Orsucci, Janet Mullarney, Resmi Al Kafji –

2008 - Barletta (BA) – Centro culturale zerouno –
“Visti da vicino” – Personal show of photographs
– curated by Anna Soricaro

2007 - “ANTIPODI” Magazine of culture, art, and politics
– issue no. 7 – ENERGIA Monograph with 15 images plus an inedited image
– Morgana Edizioni

2007 - “Maniere del nulla” writings about Robert Walzer
formulated by Roberto Puccetti
– Photography by Laura Viliani – 2007 Barletta,
Centro Culturale Zero Uno, collective show:
“Rose senza Spine” curated by Anna Soricaro Painting
– enamel on photographic paper

2007 - Pontassieve (Florence) – 16 th “Incontri d'Arte”
curated by Alessandra Borsetti Venier
– c/o La Barbagianna, a home for contemporary art – “Harmonic Convergence”
– personal show of painting, sculpture and photography
– Sound installation by Roberto Puccetti and Francesco Panichi
– Primer no. 14
– Art Book by Laura Viliani With the participation of Jean Michel Carasso and Giuseppe Billi

2006- XII th Biennale of Sacred Art – curated by Carlo Chenis and Giuseppe Billi
– artists selected by twenty Italian critics – Fondazione Stauròs per l'Arte Sacra contemporanea
– San Gabriele (TE) July –
October 2006 – Installation – theme: the Resurrection –
presents an installation composed of three elements: “Shroud”
dgt. print from slide on canvas, a “brazier” in resin,
light, Plexiglas, salt and “Gold” digital print from slide
on canvas critical text by Giuseppe Billi
– Catalogue – Ed. Silvana – Verona –
artist selected by Stauròs for the IV th Ecclesial Conference
– with the work “Shroud” – 16 – 20 October 2006

2005 Vicenza – “Pulchra Ecclesia” – Prototype for waxworks – brass, acids, Plexiglas, candles


2004- Turin – Salone del libro –Editore “Sassoscritto”di Firenze – Image for
essay entitled: “Il teatro di Ionesco” by Pietro Seddio.

2003- Capannori (LU) Villa Santa Margherita – “...e..le..menti...”
One-woman exhibition -
Photography “ aria, terra,acqua, fuoco” - Layout with light and digital shapes on canvas – Painting: enamels on photo paper –
Artist’s book: “Tornerà l’età dell’oro”
Sound study by Roberto Puccetti and Francesco Panichi
Critical -poetic text by Jean Michel Carasso.

2002 – Figline di Prato (PO) Pieve di San Pietro – “ Sudario “
Digital print on canvas -

Firenze – “ Imperdonate “ – text by Liliana Ugolini-
Scene design and photography- Choreography and dancing: Sabina
Cesaroni – Voices: Rosanna Gentili, Giusi Merli - Publication of book
with same title – Morgana Edizioni- Performances c/o il Giardino dei Ciliegi, Teatro di San Salvi, Sala Vanni (FI)

Invited to partecipate in the X° Biennale d’Arte Sacra “ Nel segno della
Luce “ S. Gabriele (TE) curated by C. Chenis, L. Caramel, d. G. Billi with a stained-glass window – Catalogue-

Siena – Santa Maria della Scala – jury member at “ Visionaria “ national video-film exhibition

Firenze- collective show-“ GiustiziArte “Court of Assizes of Florence

Regione Toscana – Partecipates in “ Arti visive in Toscana 1945/2000
Percorsi della contemporaneità - series directed by Lanfranco Binni
www.cultura.toscana.it accesso”contemporaneo”
2001- “Koinè” Artexpo Vicenza-
Design of cassocks – Presentation of two pieces -

– Beni Mellal – Morocco – Presentation of “Altrove Assoluto”
[“Absolute Elsewhere”] with Sabina Cesaroni, at the First Afro-
European Theatre festival . Scene design and photography-
Texts by Yassin Adnan – sound study by Lapo Lombardi
Voices: L. Viliani, S. Cesaroni, A. Abdalla
Prize of Honoour -

Firenze – Realization, made to order, of a sculpture of the line “The
Luminous Shields”.

2000 –Dance and Movement Centre, Florence – “Do you want some cakes?”
Laura Viliani: images (painting / photography) ,voice
The idea: to give voice and movement to the signs
Sabina Cesaroni: choreography and dancing
Sabina Musca: sax – Lapo Lombardi: sound track.


– Councillor’s Ofiice for Culture of Florence – Palace of
Guelph Party – “Courses 2” Collective exhibition – sculpture.
Presentation of “The Art to Come”

– For the Romanesque Parish Church of Figline di Prato:
“Ambo” [made in copper, plexiglas, and light], with the insertion of a
sculpture by Leonetto Tintori, master of Italian restoration, whose
photographic archives of works Laura Viliani is realizing.

1999 – Blocco Notes, Notizblock [Note-book], (Rendel Simonti project)
painting: “C’è un sogno che ci sta sognando” [“There’s a dream that’s
dreaming us”] at La Barbagianna – Pontassieve – Florence.

– “Artist’s Steps” “In...cubo” [Nightmare]. Virtual Museum –
Photography – Florence.

– ‘Artist’s Book – The Language of Signs’ – “Verrà l’età
dell’oro” [“Will Come the Golden Age”] – Morgana Multimedial –
Florence.

– Crypt of the parish Church of S. Pietro – Figline di Prato:
Crib with Laura Facchini e Chiara Pasquetti. Laura Viliani: “Il
cervello di Dio”[The Brain of God] [made in 1997 in copper, light,
plexiglas, and black sand of the Elba Isle].

1998 – Siena “Light Light.... Luminous Sculptures” Tolomei Palace –

Sermoneta (LT)‘Events’: Preparation of three luminous sculptures:
“Rigide anime in attesa” [“Rigid, Waiting, Souls”] [iron, plexiglas and
light) – Catalogue -


“Ghirigori e mannaie” [“Scribbles and Axes”], photography – Studio
Giambo – Florence.

1997 Rome -Arte Expo. “Sculpture” with R.Giovannini’s art-gallery Art
Point.

1996 Firenze - Contemporary artists Association. At the ex church S.Carlo
dei Bernabiti: ‘Il luogo, la memoria, il quotidiano’ [‘The Place, the
Memory, the Everyday’] – photography : “Florence-burning”.

Pontassieve – Firenze -
“TALCO” [“Talcum Powder”] – scene-painting for the choreographer
A. Colandrea (member of the Comunal Theatre of Florence) at
La Barbagianna.

Quito - Ecuador -
‘10th Pan-American biennal exhibition of architecture’: Personal
exhibition of photography –
Design and execution of a monumental sculpture “Grandarpa”
[“Bigharp”] [iron, copper and light, sounding with wind. Base m.3,
height m.8]. Parks and Gardens Department of Quito.

1995 – Pontassieve – Firenze - “Purity ”: one-woman exhibition -
Painting : “Radici scritte” (written roots)
Sculpture : “L’orizzonte degli eventi” [“The Horizon of the
Events”] and two luminous shields - photography “Ottava Superiore”
(“higher octave”)
Artist’s book : “La Purezza” – Sound study -
Alessandra Borsetti Venier’s ‘La Barbagianna: A House for
Contemporary Art’. (FI)

‘The Doors of Paradise’ collective exhibition of the group
Manod’opera: “La porta sull’invisibile” [“The Door on the Invisible”],
sculpture and photography. Sansepolcro, Arezzo.

‘Pompei in Borgo Marelli’ collective exhibition of the group
Manod’opera: “Scudo luminoso” [“Luminous Shield”]. Girone, Fiesole,
Florence.

‘Road Theatre’ collective exhibition of the group Manod’opera.
“Painting”. Certaldo, Siena.

1994 – Win the Prize Competition of Radio Montebeni '12 Artist for 12
Months' by O. Baratti Bon: three paintings of the line “Written Roots”.
Publication and exhibition at the Palazzina Mangani. Fiesole,
Florence.

Collaboration for the foundation of the art-space ‘Bardi 21’ and, there,
presentation of “OhM”: photography and the big sculpture “Self-
portrait” [copper and iron]. Florence.

Participation on invitation at a collective exhibition in Prachatice
(Czech Republic). Gift of a sculpture at the Museum of Contemporary
Art.

“La gravità” [“The Gravity”], sculpture at ‘La Barbagianna”. Pontassieve, Florence -


“Homage to Pontormo”, at ‘Bardi 21’, Florence:
Laura Viliani: photography (from the cycle of frescos in La Certosa of
Florence),
Texts from Pontormo, Erik Satie, Dino Campana. Voices: Laura Viliani
and Massimo Rossi; music by Fabio del Cioppo e Lapo Lombardi.

1992
– “Pittura-grafia” [“Painting-raphy”], photography at ‘La Vie en rose’
Florence.

Decoration in the discoclub ‘Central Park’, painting, Florence.

‘Bitume: pittura per interni’ [‘Bitumen: interior painting’] by Patrizia
Landi: some paintings from ’87 to ’91 at ‘Cardillac café’ and Rex
Café – Florence -

URT-Art “A – Suoni” [“A – Sounds”], works of sculpture from ’87 to ’92
G. Giubilaro’s Agritourism Montauto, Serre di Rapolano, Siena.

1991 – Fresco for the Church of Soriano del Cimino in collaboration with
R.Bueno, G.Ragusa, E.Vannelli. E. Manco. Viterbo.


‘Poli d’astrazione’ [‘Poles of Abstraction’] by Pier Paolo Castellucci,
exhibition of sculpture and painting: “Grande leggìo” [“Big Book-rest”],
[iron, cement, plexiglas and rubber], Palazzo Datini, Prato.

‘Il polittico di S.Giovanni’ [‘The S. Giovanni’s Polyptych’] by Mario
Mariotti: “Pittura sull’acqua” [“Painting on Water”], Florence.

1990 – 1988 -
Use of her photographic archives for preparations in clubs (‘Last exit’,
‘Amadeus’), restourants (‘La vie en rose’ etc.), shop of interior design
(‘Ypnos’) and others.

“aggregAzione”, sculpture, Centro arti visive Perseo, Councillor’s
office for culture of Florence.

1987 – ‘URT-Art’ “A-suoni: Liric manysidedness of objects for spaces”,
collaboration with Paolo Cisotti, sculpture.

‘Galerìa privada Argensola’, personal exhibition of paintings, Madrid,
Spain.

Scenographic projection and voice in the theatrical performance “De
Sade” in collaboration with ‘Ottovolante - Arci poesia’, Florence, (from
an idea of Roberto Puccetti e Massimo Rossi).

from ’94 to ’96 Laura Viliani collaborates and is a member of the group ‘Manod’opera’ taking part in collective exhibitions among which “Feticci e canovacci” [“Fetishes and Drafts”] at the French Institute of Culture, Florence.

Some of her photographic works are in the ‘Archives of Fratelli Alinari’.

since the last ten years she dedicate to the art applied to the design and the interior decoration realizing luminous, sculpture/lamps, big partitions for spaces (using painting and light).

For her wrote: Pier Paolo Castellucci, Monica Nocciolini, Elda Torres, Celide Masini, Patrizia Landi, Fiorenzo Faorzi, Jean Michel Carasso, Stefano Miliani,A.Massimo Rossi,
Marco Fagioli, d.Giuseppe Billi.

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