About Me

Simone Mannino is born in Palermo in 1981. He’s an eclectic artist, whose education has followed a non-academic path, with a long and articulated experience in the field of painting, sculpture, set design and theater direction. Within his artistic research, he prefers to use different media, according to an interdiscilpinary vision of languages, developed while working in theaters. Since 2000 he has worked on several artistic projects at a national and international level. He has collaborated, within the others, with Carlo Cecchi, Matteo Bavera, Titina Maselli, Franco Scaldati, Andrea De rosa, Geroge Lavaudant, Ipek Bilgin and Antonio Latella with whom he collaboration continued.

Simone Mannino nato a Palermo nel 1981. Artista eclettico la cui formazione e estranea ai percorsi accademici, con una lunga e articolata esperienza nell’ambito della pittura, la scultura, la scenografia e la regia teatrale. Privilegia nella sua ricerca artistica l’utilizzo di diversi media, secondo una visione interdisciplinare dei linguaggi maturata nel teatro. Dal 1999 lavora a numerosi progetti artistici in ambito nazionale e internazionale, ed espone in enti pubblici e privati.
In teatro ha collaborato, fra gli altri, con Carlo Cecchi, Matteo Bavera, Titina Maselli, Franco Scaldati, George Lavaudant, Andrea De rosa, Ipek Bilgin e Antonio Latella, con il quale ha una collaborazione continua. Nel 2010 e fondatore di Atelier Nostra Signora, un ensemble multidisciplinare con sede a Palermo ed Istanbul, che mescola nella sua ricerca diversi linguaggi legati alle arti visive, al cinema e al teatro.


CV
2016Set designer for CALIGULA directed by Antonio Latella, Theater Basel Schauspielhaus – BASEL
2016Sets and costumes for ODIPUS directed by Antonio Latella, Theater Basel Schauspielhaus – BASEL
2015Directed the first studio of BLUEBEARD NEVER DIES by Giuseppe Massa, at Sfumato Theater, Bulgaria – SOFIA
2015Sets and costumes for FEDRA directed by Andrea De Rosa, ERT emilia romagna Teatro, Teatro Bonci – CESENA
2014Sets and costumes (together with Simona d’Amico) for NATALE IN CASA CUPIELLO directed by Antonio Latella, Teatro Argentina – ROMA
2014Sets and costumes for FALSTAFF directed by Andrea De Rosa, Teatro Stabile Torino – TORINO
2013Directed by WOMB TOMB Loosely based on “The Infernal Machine” by Jean Cocteau, Garajinstanbul Theatre – ISTANBUL
2013Sets designer (together with Jesse Gagliardi) for GARAJ directed by Ipek Bilgin, Theatre Craft. National prize for the best turkish show 2013 – ISTANBUL
2013 Hotel Italia Contemporary Art Show, site specific show by Atelier Nostra Signora, at Mixer Art as part of the 13th International Istanbul Biennial – ISTANBUL
2012Sets and costumes (together with Simona d’Amico) for C’è del Pianto in queste lacrime, directed by Antonio Latella, Compagnia Stabile/Mobile, Teatro San Ferdinando, Napoli Teatro Festival – NAPOLI.
2012Sets and costumes for Richard III, directed by Giuseppe Massa, Teatro Montevergini di Palermo, Teatro Coppola di Catania, Teatro Valle – ROMA.
2011 L’impresa infinita spiegata ai bambini, installation – interactive exhibition in the context of Io Siamo/Santa Chiara, Contemporary Art Museum RISO and CLAC – PALERMO.
2011 Meat/ing art from Palermo to Venice 2011, site specific show by Atelier Nostra Signora, Via Garibaldi 1769 – VENEZIA.
2011Carta delle circostanze, site-specific show for International Festival of Theatre Frontiere Liquide Ortigia, Union des Théatres de l’Europe – SIRACUSA.
2011Installation – sculpture Barca a tre prue, together with lo Studio 427, in the context of Siciliambiente Doc film festival, San vito lo Capo (TP) – TRAPANI.
2011 Teatro museo delle tracce, site-specific show, the Vicaria, Compagnia sud costa occidentale Emma Dante – PALERMO.
2011Set designer and actor for the show Aiace e Filottete, directed by George Lavaudant – Teatro Garibaldi alla Kalza, Piccolo Teatro di Milano – MILANO, Teatro Stabile di TORINO.
2011Installation The triumph of death, Epicentro contemporary art, CLAC Centro laboratorio arti contemporanee, Assessorato ai Beni Culturali e all’identità Siciliana – BERLINO.
2010Derive territori con spettatori, exhibition solo show, the Vicaria, Compagnia sud costa occidentale Emma Dante – PALERMO.
2009Artist and Technical Manager selected by the Foundation Contemporary art of Fiumara d’Arte Antonio Presti for the project La porta della bellezza, monumental work in clay. In co-operation with the elementary and middle schools in the district of Librino – CATANIA.
2008 Fuori Soggetto, exhibition of painting, Curated by Marcello Faletra and Francesco Galluzzi, Scuderia di Palazzo Sambuca – PALERMO.
2007 Artist and creator of the project – exchange artist residencies, Palermo/Norimberga stock Contemporary art show, in collaboration with CLAC and 3hoch3 Aktionskonglomerat Nurberg (Germania). PALERMO – NORIMBERGA.
2006 Artist Residence, host of the Symposium Scharf – Schùtze Aktionskonglomerat Nurberg (Germany) – NORIMBERGA.
2005Assistant Designer for Gatta di pezza, directed by Franco Scaldati and Matteo Bavera, Festival di Benevento – NAPOLI.
2005Set Designer for Passo a Due, with Enzo Moscato e Franco Scaldati, (Teatro Garibaldi, Palermo) – PALERMO.
2005Curator of the Visual Arts Exhibition Ante-Prima frequenze contemporanee, Teatro Garibaldi in collaboration with Galleria Prati – PALERMO.
2003Author and actor of the show Venduto, directed by Michel Ferraro, Galleria Bianca,Cantieri culturali della zisa, PALERMO.
2003Screenwriter for the film Patio Nigro, directed by Michel Ferraro, (showed at Cannes and Bellaria Film Festival)
2002Set designer for the multimedia show Iseneg, directed by Michel Ferraro, Teatro Garibaldi, Palermo. 2002 – Assistant Designer for K L’agrimensore, directed by Claudio Collovà, (sets and costumes by Mela
Dell’Erba) – Teatro Garibaldi, PALEMO.
2002Assistant Designer for the show Querelle, Direction Antonio Latella, (sets and costumes by Mela Dell’Erba) – 11th Festival dell’unione dei teatri d’Europa – LIONE, LILLE, HANNOVER.
2001Assistant designer for Leonce e Lena, directed by Carlo Cecchi, (set and costumes by Titina Maselli) – 10th Festival dell’unione dei teatri d’Europa, Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo alla Kalza.
2001 Set designer for the setting up of Wilfred Minks’ exhibition, curated by Giorgio Ursini – during the 10th Festival dell’unione dei teatri d’Europa.
2000Associate designer for Sik Sik and Le Nozze, by Carlo Cecchi, (set and costumes by Titina Maselli), Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo alla Kalza – Teatro Liure, BARCELLONA.