Luca Buvoli

Emerging Fields, 2006

Luca Buvoli intertwines mythology, science and ideology with daily life and humor through animated film/videos, installations, sculptures, paintings and drawings. His series Not-a-Superhero explores the construction of identity and the attempt to reach one’s ideal. The pseudo-scientific “method” in Flying —Practical Training investigates humanity’s desire to fly. His project Meta-Futurism derails the rhetoric of velocity and violence associated with the controversial Italian avant-garde movement. Buvoli has exhibited solo shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2001) and the M.I.T. List Center, Cambridge (2000); group shows include MoMA PS1 (2000 and 2001), MoMA (2004 and 2009), the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum (2010) and the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2010). His public commissions include the Hobby Airport in Houston, TX. Buvoli is a Fulbright Fellow and has received grants and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation. Buvoli’s works are in the collections of MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum. Buvoli was born in Italy in 1963 and now lives in New York.

Awards and Accomplishments


Buvoli becomes the director of the Mount Royal School of Art, a multi-disciplinary graduate program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore


Buvoli presents Remember Me: Luca Buvoli’s Meta-Futurism at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea


Buvoli conceived and designed A Very Beautiful Day After…, a pop-up insert for the catalog of his exhibition Remember Me at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2011: Buvoli receives the Barnett and Annalee Newman Award

2010: Buvoli receives Guggenheim Fellowship


Buvoli presents Utopia Matters at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

2007: Luca presents work in the Arsenale at the Venice Biennale