BIO

Mariangela Levita was born in Aversa in 1972, lives and works between Naples and London. Since 2021 he has opened a studio house in the historic center of Aversa.

Levita focuses her attention on the textual organization of the aesthetic operation, with the clear intention of creating a context in which to generate an alphabet of the image: line, matter, color, non-color, light.
Through a site-specific design, moving from canvas to architecture and from installation to video, it creates an empathic relationship with the public and stimulates visual perception without following a figurative or narrative logic.
His alphabet of signs combines elements that are only apparently opposed: ancient forms are translated into contemporary patterns.
Having overcome the gap in the representation of reality and the unhinging of its own linguistic codes, the pictorial medium in Levita's research becomes a self-reflective practice, analysis of a code, meta-painting that critically elaborates the relationship with tradition and at the same time refines the tools to redefine the present of this medium.

 

The artist has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Italy and abroad including: PECCI Museum, Prato; MADRE Museum, Naples; SAM Select, Cologne; SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai; GAM, Turin; Castello Di Rivalta, Turin; Castel Sant'Almo, Naples; Palazzo della Permanente, Milan; Spazio Borgogno, Milan; Municipal Gallery, Monfalcone; Raucci / Santamaria Gallery, Naples; Voice Gallery, Marrakech; FAMA Gallery, Verona.
He has created several permanent public works including: Uno Sguardo Sospeso, Palermo Pavilion, A. Cardarelli Hospital, Naples 2007; Self-Definition, Line 6 Mergellina Metro Station, Naples 2008;
Geometrical Sequence In Color, Ponte Don Bosco, Naples 2010; Flag Down, Casa dei Cristallini, Naples 2012; WeTransfer / Solaris, Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà, Verona 2014/2015.

 

Since 2014 his site-specific work Extra - Terrestre for the project “Seven Works for Mercy in dialogue with Caravaggio” is present in the permanent collection in the Pio Monte della Misericordia art gallery in Naples.
In November 2019 he created a temporary site-specific work TUTTO.Leonardo, for the Italian Cultural Institute C.M. Lerici, Stockholm. A "total project" that in a broad sense combines Leonardo da Vinci and Gio Ponti, who designed and built the prestigious architecture headquarters of the Italian Institute of Cultuta in Stockholm.

 

In 2021; wins the first edition of the ALA For Art award with the site-specific work UP, Mediterranean Theater, Mostra d’Oltremare Naples.
From 16 June to 4 September 2022, he exhibits at the MAMBO Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotà, with the solo exhibition entitled FULL.

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