Alain Chivilò (Venice 1969) started his art formation around a post-impressionistic figurative way of expression generated by a group of modern artist working before and after II world war in Italy. Now his research is on contemporary art. He is an Italian contemporary art curator, critic and writer based in Venice and Milan. In the Serenissima city, Venice, he is the “last” artistic director to defender a Nineteen century masters group characterized by exploring nature, still life and portraits (Marco Novati, Eugenio Da Venezia, Neno Mori, Carlo Dalla Zorza, Fioravante Seibezzi, Cosimo Privato, Mario Varagnolo for example). In this context the art monographs “Marco Novati Volti Vissuti” and “Gigi Candiani Atmosfere Rarefatte” triggered in Italy a debate about the importance of these figurative artists in the modern Italian art history.
He studied art history and business administration at university, but he doesn’t like to write these qualifications with the dr abbreviation or similar (doctor, phd, dottore, ext).
As free lance journalist, accredited in Italian publicists register, he is writing for the most important Italian magazines. During his career he interviewed the most important international artists as for example Sir Anthony Caro, Marc Quinn, Shozo Shimamoto, Hermann Nitsch, Jacques Villeglé, Fabrizio Plessi, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Riccardo Licata, Eugenio Carmi, Rabarama, Achille Perilli, Luca Alinari, Alberto Biasi, Xu Deqi, Helidon Xhixha. On 2017, a selection of all these art contacts, that involved him, have been published in a new book: “Tracce Segni Macchie Bruciature Concetti Scatti Tagli Buchi”. As art critic a simplicity of expression, that does not mean banality, is a fundamental feature of his texts. As art curator fundamental are the collaboration with Italian critics as for example Giovanni Faccenda and Vittorio Sgarbi. He has also organised exhibitions at Villa Pisani, Stra (Venice), Casa dei Carraresi (Treviso) and in other different Italian locations as Milan and Rome. From 2013 to 2016, in limited periods of time, he studied and analyzed the ignorance and lack of communication in the italian culture (different geographical areas). The project called Quod erat demostrandum was a sort of global provocative act denouncing the current strength of commonplace generated by a culturally superficial society. Now he attempts to form the society towards a philosophy based on deepening and listening.
Recent edited anthologies include: “Tracce Segni Macchie Bruciature Concetti Scatti Tagli Buchi”, “Marco Novati Volti Vissuti” and “Gigi Candiani Atmosfere Rarefatte”.
Recent catalogue essays include: “Antonio Amodio Fisionomie Elettive” (Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso), “Sergio Comacchio Fuggenti Bellezze” (Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso), “Paola Romano Moon Amour” (National Museum Villa Pisani, Stra Venice), “Piero Slongo Ars” (Galleria Civica d’arte moderna e contemporanea, San Donà di Piave, Venice), “Piero Slongo Impressioni Metafisiche” (Villa Orsini, Scorzè Venice), “Stefano Benazzo La Naturalezza dell’Istante” (Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso), “Cinzia Pellin Cinemart: Omaggio al Cinema Italiano” (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome).