Vanessa Longo was born in Motta Livenza, near Treviso, in 1974. At the age of 14, she decided to enroll in art school at the Liceo Artistico Statale in Treviso. She took her “A” levels in 1992 with top marks.
Vanessa enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice where she was awarded a scholarship for merit (1994\1995) and the “Erasmus” scholarship for exchange students which she fulfilled at the “Universidad Complutense” of Madrid in 1996. In 1997 she graduated university in sculpture with top marks.
In 1999 Vanessa moved to London where she created a media frenzy by joining art exhibitions, conferences, as well as by arranging her own personal events, having much success. However, in 2005 Vanessa decided to come back to Italy.
In 1999 she won “The Artist Residence Program” and had the chance to work in a sculptor workshop, Kalani Honua Inc. a Pahoa – Hawaii. Afterward, she set up the personal exhibition “Vanessa Longo half-naked and naked bodies ” within the international event “Tecniche liberal” at the “Galleria Modigliani” in Milan where she was brilliantly reviewed by judges of the competition at the “Rebecca Hossack” gallery in London.
Between 2000 and 2002 she joined the ”XX Premio Florence” arranged at Palazzo del Cinquecento painting pavilion in Florence and devised the art exhibition “Enigmas” at ”Cosmostudio” in Florence. She was appointed event organizer at the ”Kitchen Art Restaurant” at Bagno a Ripoli, (FI) as well as at the Art Circle “Labirinta” in Oderzo, TV.
During the same time, she worked as an environmental decorator at “Dreoni Giocattoli” in Florence and at the resort hotel “Tyrol” in Seefeld (Innsbruck). She then started teaching pottery decoration at the Residence “Borgo di Villa Bossi-Pucci”, Montagnana (FI).
In 2003, among other various commitments, she was appointed Art Director at the “Momoyama Art Bistrot” in Florence, illustrated several children’s books with the editor “Edizioni Tredici” in Oderzo, and worked as a decorator in the shop “Leonetti” in Naples. She also arranges her personal exhibition at “La Casa 139” art gallery in Milan.
At that time she joined the Free International Artists who had launched an intense artistic and cultural activity fostering values of camaraderie, free-thinking and free cultural exchange among artists. Afterward she became one of the leaders of the cultural circle where she took part at the “Festival Internacional Lucero del Alba” arranged by “Universidad Tecnològica Tula-Tepeji”; this led to the creation of twenty murals (Hidalgo, Messicothe international exhibition “La Città Nascosta” set up in 2004 by the association “Tempo Reale” at the Congress Centre “La Serra” (Ivrea), directed by Alberto Negro (Turin).
Other Significant experiences were
“La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo” at the art gallery “Unidad Iztapalapa” at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México, (Mexico) in 2004;
International Mural painting “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo” at the train station San Lazaro at the Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro de la Ciudad de México (Mexico);
International exhibition “Stracci al Vento” presented in the Botanic Garden of the Science Faculty at the University “Federico II” of Naples by Enzo Marino; the “Fernando Santi Institute” and the Free International Artists, within the “Maggio dei Monumenti” in Naples, in 2005;
International art exhibition “Homenaje al Dr. Miguel León Postilla” with works inspired by “15 poetas del mundo Náhuatl” and “Visión de los Vencidos”, displayed at the “Galería del Colegio Nacional” in October 2005. Afterwards it was exhibited at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Iztapalapa, the Estación Hidalgo del Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro, and at the Casas de Cultura or Galerías de las Delegaciones del Distrito Federal at the Consejos Estatales para la Cultura y las Artes in the central district of the Repúblic;
She joined the “VI. Women’s International Conference 2005” in Graz (Austria) under the artistic leadership of Christine Kertz, an event cherished by the cultural circle “Esmeralda”, founded by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and by the Art Gallery “Menache” in Mexico City. The event was followed by the international exhibition “Woman and Migration” at the Kunsterhaus in Graz.
In December 2009 she was awarded a grant and did her master’s degree in Art Management and wins a special prix from the jury of “nationale des beaux arts” at Carrousel du Louvre. Paris.
Vanessa currently lives and exhibits between Florence and New York.
Vanessa Longo is acknowledged in several catalogues and yearbooks, and her works are housed by private and public collections.
Other Significant experiences were:
Since 2017, Vanessa Longo is represented and distributed worldwide by Max Laniado Fine Arts (New York – Chelsea).
Max Laniado Fine Arts
2019/20 – Vanessa exhibits at Max Laniado fine arts, Chelsea. New York
2018/19 – Vanessa exhibits at CreArte studio. Oderzo (TV)
2015/18 – Vanessa exhibits at Visio dell’Art Gallery. 522 west, 23 st, Chelsea. New York. (Gallery listed among the 20 best in New York City by “time” magazine, May and October 2016).
From 2014 to 2016, exhibits permanently at Galerie Visio Dell’Arte in Paris 8th district rue de Miromesnil.
From 2014 to 2017 Vanessa exhibits permanently at Visio Dell Arte Gallery, New York Chelsea (listed among the 20 best galleries in New York City by Time Out Magazine of May and October 2016).
2018 – Wins the contest to be the Italian representative at “The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu”, China. www.theschoolhouseatmutianyu.com
2017 – ltalian representative at the Encuentro Nacional de Muralismo y Arte Publico de Chinácota – Colombia
2017 – Wins the contest to be the Italian representative at “Sacred Homeland”, the fourth He Shun International Art Festival, He Shun, Shan Xi, China. Supported by: Government of He Shun County Shan Xi Province.
2016 – Vanessa takes part at the Mothership NYC residence program: international artists’ collective and live/workspace located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City
2014 – Vanessa exhibits at Visio del Arte gallery. 13 rue de Miromesnil, Paris
2014 – Wins the contest to exhibit at “3 Years + 3 Days, NOoSPHERE Arts’ 3rd Anniversary Show”. New York
2013 – Takes part to the first Biennial of mural painting in Argentina “Bienal Internacional Miramar”, Miramar, Argentina
2012 – Takes part at X Bienal de Pintura mural “inter-noS”, 5 th -27 th January 2012, Santiago de Cuba
2010/2011 – Takes part at art exhibition “ad Maiora!” at Palazzo Ferdinando di Savoia, via Castro Pretorio 5, Roma.
2010 – Takes part at “ Suoni e Luci del Piemonte in Egitto”, in Damanhour, Egipt. Cured by International Association Cleopatra and Alma Star Association, and regione Piemonte.
2010 – Wins a scholarship grant and takes part in Master “art managment” realized by Firenze’s province, University of Florence, faculty of letters. Firenze
2009 – Wins a special award from the jury of “Nationale des beaux-arts” at Carrousel du Louvre. Paris.
2009 – Permanent exhibition at the art gallery Tornabuoni. Borgo San Jacopo Firenze. Italy
2006 – Takes part at “London Biennale”, Stables Gallery Orlean’s Houuse – London
2006 – International exhibition at the art gallery Schloß Lendava in Slovenia.
2006 – International exhibition at the art gallery Schloß Batthàny Körmend in Ungheria
2006 – International art exhibition “Folate iridescenti” at monumental complex Villa Doria d’Angri in Naples
2005 – International art exhibition at “Lerchhaus”, Eibiswald/South
2005 – International art exhibition “Homenaje al Dr. Miguel León Portilla” at: the “Galería del Colegio Nacional, Mexico City, México then subsequently between
2005 and 2006 at:
– Unidad Iztapalapa Gallery at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City.
– Culture Houses and Galleries of the Federal District Delegations, Tepeij Mexico.
– Hidalgo Station, System of Collective Transport Meter, Mexico City.
– State Councils or the Culture and the Arts of Republic area center that which is made up of ten States. Mexico.
2005 – International exhibition” Stracci al Vento” – Botanical Garden of the Science Faculty at University of studies of Naples Federico II. Naples (Italy).
2005 – “VI Women’s International Conference 2005” Kunsterhaus –Graz (Austria).
2004 – International festival Lucero del Alba – Universidad Tecnològica Tula- Tepeji. (México) (realization of a mural).
2004 – “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo”. Station San Lazaro of the System of Collective Transports Meter in Mexico City. (Mexico).
2004 – “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo” – Unidad Iztapalapa
Gallery at Autonoma Metropolitana University in México City (México).
1999 – Wins the entry competition for a month workshop The Artist Residence
Program in a Hawaiian residence for artists Kalani Honua Inc – Pahoa, (Hawaii)
1999 – Vanessa Longo Seminudi e Nudi” personal exhibition at the art gallery
2015 – Thomas J. Watson Library. The Catalog of the Libraries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2005 – “Homenaje al Dr. Miguel León Postilla”- UTTT – Tula (México)
2005 – “Stracci al Vento” –Fernando Santi Institute– Naples (Italy)
2005 – “woman and migration” – WIC – Graz (Austria)
2004 – “Città nascosta”. TempoReale. Turin (Italy)
2004 – “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo” – UTTT – Tula (México)
2003 – “Artisti in Fiera” – Cultural events– Parma (Italy)
2002 – “XX PREMIO FIRENZE” – Electa –Florence (Italy)