Ciulla Girolamo

Girolamo Ciulla was born in Caltanissetta, a province of Sicily, in 1952.

In 1970, only seventeen years old, Ciulla took part in the 7th contemporary art festival in his hometown. 

In 1987 the artist began his participation in national exhibitions and started a long and important collaboration with Tiziano Forni; founder and soul of the Forni Gallery, Bologna.

Collaboration which made possible for Ciulla to participate in several sculpture exhibitions and renowned national and international art fairs as: Artefiera in Bologna and MiArt-Fiera Internazionale of Modern and Contemporary art of Milan.

The following year in 1988, Ciulla was invited to the “Versiliana” of Marina di Pietrasanta and decided to move to Pietrasanta to work from the marble quarry, thus in closer contact to the laboratories in the area.

Ciulla has partipated in important sculpture exhibits, such as:

Per un amico. 27 scultori ricordano Pier Carlo Santini (Lucca, Fondazione Ragghianti, 1994), XXXIV e XXXV edizione del Premio Suzzara (Suzzara, 1994 e 1995), XVI Biennale Internazionale del Bronzetto (Padova, Museo degli Eremitani, 1995), Situazione scultura (Lucca, Palazzo Ducale, 1996), Continuità dell'immagine. Aspetti della Pittura e della Scultura (Ancona, Mole Vanvitelliana, 1997), Arte nella città. Sculture in un percorso urbano (La Spezia, 2000), Made in Pietrasanta. Scultori, laboratori, fonderie, (Pietrasanta, Piazza Duomo, 2002), Mito contemporaneo (Vicenza, Basilica Palladiana, 2003), Lo sguardo italiano. Ventidue artisti per Bufalino (Comiso, Teatro Naselli, 2004), Lo spirito della pietra (Roma, Accademia di San Luca, 2005), Fuori del labirinto. Atti e storie del Mediterraneo (Massa, Palazzo Ducale, 2006).

Also his presence in internatinal exhibtions has been noted in: Musée des Beaux-Arts di Bemay, in Normandy (1990), at Museum der Skulpturenmodelle di Grenzach-Wylhen in Baden Wurttenberg (1992), at Contemporary Art Center of Schalkwyk at Utrecht (1998), at Boulevard des Sculptures 2002 dinKijkduin, seaside resort near to Den Haag (2002), at Triptyque, exhibition to Abbaye du Ronceray at Angers (2004), at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Busan, the second metropolitan city of South Korea (2006).

Ciulla has explored other areas outside the exhibition-context, venturing into the monumental sculpture, where he has completed works for the Church of S. Pietro in Caltanissetta (2002) and for the Castagnola’s square, “The Crocodiles”, province of Massa.

In recent years Ciulla holds exhibitions of particular importance in Pietrasanta, in Piazza Duomo and in the Church of St. Augustine, curated by Beatrice Buscaroli (spring 2006) and in London at the Albemarie Gallery (spring 2007).

Additionally, he was invited to participate at three important exhibitions curated by Pasquali: Morandi e la natura morta oggi in Italia (Francavilla al Mare, Museo Michetti, july-august 2007), Nuova Biennale del Muro Dipinto (Dozza, Bologna, september-october 2007), L'alibi dell'oggetto. Morandi e gli sviluppi della natura morta in Italia (Lucca, Fondazione Carlo e Licia Ragghianti,  2007).

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