Diavù (David Vecchiato)

Diavu lives and works in Rome, Italy. He is an artist, curator, cartoonist and musician. He begin in the 90‘s creating underground art magazines, at the same time he published several illustrations and comic strips in various Italian magazines and cartoons for the italian videomusic tv channel. Since 1996 Diavù partecipates to group exhibitions and solo shows (for La Triennale di Milano, MuseiON in Bolzano, MADRE Museum in Neaples and several galleries in Europe and in the United States). He publishes illustrations, comics and article about contemporary art and comics on newspapers and magazines (Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Repubblica, ecc), from 2007 paints urban art artworks, is the Art Director of the Mondopop project, curator of the traveling urban art festival Urban Superstar Show, and he created and curates the art city project M.U.Ro. Museum Urban Art of Rome. He theaches Phenomenology of Contemporary Art at the IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and, from 2015, he curates the documentaries “Muro a…” on the italian tv channel Sky ARTE.

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Diavù (David Vecchiato) vive e lavora a Roma. È artista e curatore, cartoonist e musicista. All‘inizio degli anni ‘90 fonda e dirige diversi magazine indipendenti di arte, fumetti, musica e cultura underground e realizza cartoon per l’emittente tv italiana Videomusic. Di quegli anni sono le prime apparizioni a Roma di sue opere di Poster Art illegali. Dal 1996 partecipa a mostre (a La Triennale di Milano/OFF a Palermo, MuseiON di Bolzano, Museo MADRE di Napoli e in numerose gallerie in Europa e Stati Uniti). Nel 1997 ha la prima personale all’HIU, Happening Internazionale Undergound al Leoncavallo di Milano. Dal 1992 pubblica illustrazioni (La Repubblica, Musica di Repubblica, Alias, ecc), fumetti (Frigidaire, Blue, Linus, Il Cuore, ecc), articoli su arte e fumetti (La RepubblicaXL, Il Fatto Quotidiano, ecc). Ha realizzato copertine di libri e di dischi. Dal 2007 realizza regolarmente opere di Urban Art. È art director del progetto artistico Mondopop, cura il festival itinerante di Urban Art “Urban Superstar Show” (MADRE 2009 e 2010, Galleria Provinciale di Cosenza 2012 e 2013) e ha ideato e cura il progetto MURo Museo di Urban Art di Roma. Insegna Fenomenologia delle arti contemporanee allo IED di Roma e, dal 2015, cura la serie di documentari sulla Street Art “Muro a…” per Sky ARTE.

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Born: 1970 Rome, Italy
Education: Accademia Belle Arti (Painting), Istituto d’Arte
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Selected Solo Exhibitions >>

The End is the Beginning” (with Lucamaleonte), Sacripante Gallery, Roma, 11/2014 – 04/2015
“XL Collage”, La Triennale di Milano/OFF – EXPA, Palermo, 08/2006
“Rocktraits”, Traffic Festival – Altervox Gallery, Torino, 07/2006
“Welcome To Pepperland”, La Cueva Gallery, Milan, 03/2005 “E Noi Si Fa La Coda Per Andare A Crepare”, Puccini Theatre, Florence, 03/2003.
“Sogni D’Oro”, Tricromia Gallery, Rome, 02/2003.
“HIU – International Happening Underground”, Leoncavallo, Milan, 2000.
“HIU – International Happening Underground”, Forte Prenestino, Rome, 1997.

Selected Solo Performances >>

“QU4TTRO” show, MuseiOn, Bolzano (Italy) 06/2013. “XL Collage”, performance at Solo Exhibition for La Triennale di Milano/OFF – EXPA, Palermo, 08/2006. 
”Painting Match”, performance at Frigo (Fiesta), Rome, 07/2005. 
“Sulla Curva”, performance at Bamako reading, Eliseo Theatre, Rome, 02/2005.
“Fate L’Amore con la Sofferenza”, performance at Bamako reading, 47 Floor Gallery, Rome, 11/2004.
“Sulla Curva”, performance at Bamako reading, Enzimi Festival, Rome, 09/2004.
“Orgasmo”, Hana Bi Beach, Marina di Ravenna, 07/2003.
“Alto Macello”, performance at convention Nuvole, Parole e Visioni, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, 04/2003.
“Sogni D’Oro”, performance at the vernissage, Tricromia Gallery, Rome, 02/2003.
“E Noi Si Fa La Coda Per Andare A Crepare”, performance at the vernissage, Puccini Theatre, Florence, 2003.
“Officina Guano”, Castel S.Angelo, Rome, 07/2002.

Selected Group Exhibitions >>

“Paul Frank’s Julius Toy” show, Art Toy Gallery, Los Angeles (USA) 08/2013.
”City of Women” show, Galleria Santa Chiara (Museum of Cosenza), Cosenza (Italy) 06/2013.
”QU4TTRO”” show, MuseiOn, Bolzano (Italy) 06/2013.
”Urban Superstar Festival V” show, Galleria Santa Chiara (Museum of Cosenza), Cosenza (Italy) 02/2013.
”Scary Girl 10th Anniversary” show, ToyTokyo Gallery, New York City (USA) 11/2012.
”Taetrum et Dulce 2, Lux In Tenebris”, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA (USA) 09/2012.
”Ritorno all’Alba”, Anfiteatro Romano, Alba Fucens (AQ -Italy), 08/2012.
”Lyrics 2012″, 323East Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan (USA), 03/2012. “Taetrum et Dulce”, Mondopop International Gallery, Rome (Italy) 12/2011.
”Subtetlies of Character”, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA (USA) 12/2010.
”Back from Black – Urban Superstar Show 2″, Museo MADRE, Napoli, 05/2010.
”Urban Superstar Show”, Museo MADRE, Napoli, 05/2009.
”Sketchel Group Show”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 11/2008.
”Money Lisa”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 05/2008.
”POP Invaderz”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 10/2007.
”Agit Pop “, Interzona, Verona (Italy), 04/2005.
”Painting Bamako”, 47 Floor Gallery, Rome (Italy), 02/2005.
”Artists of F.U.N.”, Parco Fundation, Casier (TV- Italy), 09/2004.
”Smile”, Brancaleone Gallery, Rome (Italy), 05/2004.
”L’Anamorfica”, Puccini Theatre, Florence (Italy), 01/2003.
”L’Anamorfica”, Museo di Fiesole (Florence – Italy), 2002. “Mille Bambini a via Margutta”, via Margutta (Rome – Italy), 1978.

 

cabiriaSelected Curated and Co-curated Shows>>

“La Piccola Bellezza”, Komikazen Festival / Casa delle Marionette, Ravenna 10/2014
”MURo Museo di Urban Art di Roma SHOW”, Hangar Tattoo Studio, Roma 09/2014 “Winter Of Love” (Jana Brike solo show), Casa della Cultura, Roma 12/2012 (curated with Serena Melandri).
”Urban Superstar Show 2012″, Galleria Provinciale d’Arte Santa Chiara, Cosenza 12/2012.
”Taetrum et Dulce 2, Lux In Tenebris”, Distinction Gallery, Escondido (CA – USA, curated with Dan Barry). 09/2012
”Ritorno all’Alba”, Anfiteatro Romano, Alba Fucens (AQ -Italy), 08/2012 (curated with Serena Melandri).
”Combinatoria (Dan Barry solo show)”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 05/2012 (curated with Serena Melandri).
“Sogni di Zucchero (Edward Robin Coronel solo show)”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 05/2012 (curated with Serena Melandri).
“Mondopop show”, Miomao Gallery, Perugia (Italy), 05/2012 (curated with Serena Melandri).
”Basemania (Gary Baseman solo show)”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 03/2012 (curated with Serena Melandri).
“Atelier Popsurréaliste”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 03/2012 (curated with Serena Melandri).
“Urban Pop Surrealismo”, Centro Camerale Alessi, Perugia (Italy), 11/2011.
“Faces and Small Epics (Glenn Barr solo show)”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy). 10/2011
”Back from Black – Urban Superstar Show 2010″, Museo MADRE, Napoli, 05/2010.
”Urban Superstar Show 2009″, Museo MADRE, Napoli, 05/2009.
”Sketchel Group Show”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 11/2008 (curated with Jeremyville).
”POP Invaderz”, MondoPOP International Gallery, Rome (Italy), 10/2007.

Records >>

Savalas – “Dancing Days”, EP Gina Dischi, 1999

Savalas – “Radio Bella Vista”, Ultrasuoni /EDEL, 2000

 

Other >>

Curator and Art Director @ Mondopop Art Agency

Curator and Art Director @ M.U.Ro. Museo Urban di Roma, institutional urban art project in Rome (Italy)

Curator and Art Director @ Urban Superstar Festival, traveling urban art festival in Italy

Teacher @ Istituto Europeo di Design, Rome (Italy) – Fenomenologia dell’Arte Contemporanea, Character Design, Animation (from 2001)

 

Selected Clients >>

Ford Italia, 
BMW Italia,
Canon Italia,
Parco Nazionale della Sila, 
Provincia di Cosenza, 
Comune di Roma, 
Saatchi & Saatchi, 
Manzoni & co,. 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, 
Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso,
Mondadori, 
Il Fatto Quotidiano, Liberazione,
Blue,
Linus,
Il Cuore,
Rockstar,
Tank Girl Magazine,
Par Condicio,
Rumore,
Internazionale