About Me

Simone Mannino | was born in Palermo in 1981. He’s an artist whose education has followed a non-academic path, with a long and articulated experience in the field of visual and performing arts. He practices fine arts and sculpting, works as a set designer and theatrical director. Since 1999 he has worked on several artistic projects at a national and international level, and has exhibited his works in different private and public institutions. In the field of theater he has collaborated, within the others, with Carlo Cecchi, Titina Maselli, Franco Scaldati, George Lavaudant, Ricci/Forte, Andrea De rosa, Ipek Bilgin and Antonio Latella. In 2010 Mannino founded Atelier Nostra Signora, a multidisciplinary ensemble based in Palermo and Istanbul, that mixes in its works different languages linked to cinema, theater and visual arts.

 

Simone Mannino | nato a Palermo nel 1981, artista la cui formazione è estranea ai percorsi accademici, con una lunga e articolata esperienza nell’ambito delle arti visive e performative. Pittore, scultore, scenografo e regista teatrale, privilegia nella sua ricerca artistica l’utilizzo di diversi media, secondo una visione interdisciplinare dei linguaggi maturata nel teatro. Dal 1999 numerosi i progetti artistici in ambito nazionale e internazionale ed espone le sue opere in enti pubblici e privati. Per il teatro ha collaborato, fra gli altri, con Carlo Cecchi, Titina Maselli, Matteo Bavera, Franco Scaldati, George Lavaudant, Ricci/Forte, Andrea De
Rosa, Ipek Bilgin, e Antonio Latella. Nel 2010 è fondatore di Atelier Nostra Signora, un ensemble multidisciplinare con sede a Palermo e Istanbul, che mescola nella sua ricerca linguaggi legati alle arti visive, al cinema e al teatro.


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2019 – Set and Costume design for PULCINELLA IN PURGATORIO by Linda Dalisi, directed by Andrea De Rosa, Teatro Mercadante NAPOLI
2018 – Set designer for LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR by Gaetano Donizetti, Musical director Valéry Gergiev at Mariinsky Theatre SAINT PETERSBURG
2018 – Adaptation, set design and directed by HARD TO BE PINOCCHIO at Teatro Out Off MILANO
2018 – Set designer for FALSTAFF by Giuseppe Verdi, Musical director Valéry Gergiev at Mariinsky Theatre SAINT PETERSBURG
2017 – Set designer for LE BACCANTI directed by Andrea De Rosa, Teatro Grande POMPEI
2017 – Set designer for TROILO VS CRESSIDA directed by Ricci/Forte, Teatro Biondo Palermo, Festival dei due mondi SPOLETO
2016 – Set designer for CALIGULA directed by Antonio Latella, Theater Basel Schauspielhaus – BASEL
2016 – Set and costume for ODIPUS directed by Antonio Latella, Theater Basel Schauspielhaus – BASEL
2015 – Directed the first studio of BLUEBEARD NEVER DIES by Giuseppe Massa, at Sfumato Theater, Bulgaria – SOFIA
2015 – Set and costume for FEDRA directed by Andrea De Rosa, ERT emilia romagna Teatro, Teatro Bonci – CESENA
2014 – Set and costume (together with Simona d’Amico) for NATALE IN CASA CUPIELLO directed by Antonio Latella, Teatro Argentina – ROMA
2014 – Set and costume for FALSTAFF directed by Andrea De Rosa, Teatro Stabile Torino – TORINO
2013 – Directed by WOMB TOMB Loosely based on “The Infernal Machine” by Jean Cocteau, Garajinstanbul Theatre – ISTANBUL
2013 – Set design (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
2012 – Set and costume (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.
2012 – Sets 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.
2011 – Carta delle circostanze, site-specific show for International Festival of Theatre Frontiere Liquide Ortigia, Union des Théatres de l’Europe – SIRACUSA.
2011 – Installation – sculpture Barca a tre prue, with Studio 427, in the context of Siciliambiente Doc filmfestival, San vito lo Capo (TP) – TRAPANI.
2011 – Teatro museo delle tracce, site-specific show, the Vicaria, Compagnia sud costa occidentale Emma Dante – PALERMO.
2011 – Set designer and actor for the show Aiace e Filottete, directed by George Lavaudant – Teatro Garibaldi alla Kalsa, Piccolo Teatro di Milano – MILANO, Teatro Stabile di TORINO.
2011 – Installation The triumph of death, Epicentro contemporary art, CLAC Centro laboratorio arti contemporanee, Assessorato ai Beni Culturali e all’identità Siciliana – BERLINO.
2010 – Derive territori con spettatori, exhibition solo show, the Vicaria, Compagnia sud costa occidentale Emma Dante – PALERMO.
2009 – Artist 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 exhibition solo show, Curated by Marcello Faletra and Francesco Galluzzi, at Foundation Contemporary art of 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.
2005 – Assistant Designer for Gatta di pezza, directed by Franco Scaldati and Matteo Bavera, Festival di Benevento – NAPOLI.
2005 – Set Designer for Passo a Due, with Enzo Moscato e Franco Scaldati, (Teatro Garibaldi, Palermo) – PALERMO.
2005 – Curator of the Visual Arts Exhibition Ante-Prima frequenze contemporanee, Teatro Garibaldi in collaboration with Galleria Prati – PALERMO.
2003 – Author and actor of the show Venduto, directed by Michel Ferraro, Galleria Bianca, Cantieri culturali della Zisa, PALERMO.
2003 – Screenwriter for the film Patio Nigro, directed by Michel Ferraro, (showed at Cannes and Bellaria Film Festival)
2002 – Set 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.
2002 – Assistant Designer for the show Querelle, Direction Antonio Latella, (set and costume by Mela Dell’Erba)
– 11th Festival dell’unione dei teatri d’Europa – LIONE, LILLE, HANNOVER.
2001 – Assistant designer for Leonce e Lena, directed by Carlo Cecchi, (set and costume by Titina Maselli) – 10th Festival dell’unione dei teatri d’Europa, Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo alla Kalsa.
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.
2000 – Associate designer for Sik Sik and Le Nozze, by Carlo Cecchi, (set and costumes by Titina Maselli), Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo alla Kalsa – Teatro Liure, BARCELLONA.