Emanuele Druid Napolitano

Emanuele Druid Napolitano

Rome, Lazio, Italy

About Emanuele Druid Napolitano

Born in 1976, Rome (Italy) His practice is based on observations of encounter, interaction and fusion between image and vision. His projects examine in particular the relationship with everyday society, identities and connections between images and social behavior. The physical matter He works with is often photography, found images, the surplus material or in situ material. Documentation, collection, multi-material displays, the exploration of the artefactual dimension, re- representations of images and spaces with various media, or creating a new presence for them, form the Napolitano’s practice. He is interested in considerations of the possibility and impossibility of vision, or how images and visions in general can be practised any more today and exploring the life-span and cycles of an image and its topic.


MFA in Art Practices, Rome.


Roma Città Aperta, curated by Raffaella Frascarelli/Sabrina Vedovotto, Nomas Foundation, Rome.

Da Casa, Albumarte, Rome.
Stabilimento Ostiense, Rome.

Shkoder, curated by Adrian Paci, Albumarte, Rome.
Streetlight at Wedge Projects, Chicago (IL).
Larva Project, Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem.
20x20, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano, Albumarte, Rome.

Belfast, curated by Manuela Pacella, Albumarte. Rome.
Belfast, curated by Paola Ugolini, Galerie Délire en Formation, Paris.

Streetlight, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago (IL).
Subculture, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea.
Exploring Step I, Albumarte, Rome, Italy.

2016 Blueprints, CIADC, Chicago
Festival de Cannes official selection SFC, Cannes, France.
Chasing Boundaries, Albumarte, Rome, Italy.
Temple University Biennial, Temple Univesity, Rome, Italy.
2015 Festival de Cannes, official selection SFC, Cannes, France.
NO/ON, Interno 14, Rome, Italy.
Premio Vasto, Scuderie di Palazzo Aragona, Vasto, Italy.
2014 Call the Guards, Freedom 7 Foundation, London, UK.
2012 Decresce, Villa De santis, Rome, Italy.
2011 Achtung! Achtung!, Ex Gil, Rome, Italy.
54th Venice Biennial, Italian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
2010 Video Biennial Appart, Aud&Ductac, Dubai, UAE.
2009 Gemine Muse, Pietro Canonica Museum, Rome, Italy
2008 Backup video art, Weimar university, Weimar, Germany
Athens video art festival, Athens, Greece
Collective show, Centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France.
2007 59 seconds video, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2006 Don’t sleep live art!, Antonio Battaglia Gallery, Rome, Italy.