ART OF THE SPIRIT

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Art is sacred when it can become a vehicle for the Immaterial and when it can "religàre" — hold together — without centralising the multiple languages of religions, philosophies, mysticisms and sciences. Who can say where the air ends and Heaven begins?

Biography

Maria Grazia Lurgo, aka Mya Lurgo, was born in Bordighera (IM, Italy) on May 30, 1971, and has been working in Switzerland for more than 30 years. Artistic expression has been a path of research and discovery since childhood. The course of study is not academic. The artist's primary interest is the study of esoteric texts and the translation of their contents into works. Such research was born inspired by Yves Klein's Immaterial and the Rosicrucian Order, and later articulated into its own essential vision called acentrism.
Acentrism and the resulting acentric art aim at the reduction to the minimum of the egocentric, selfish, egotistical component of existence and the related set of acquired conditioning, in order to develop an increasingly neutral mental and emotional habitat devoid of centralizing "isms," in order to enable the transmission of the spiritual in art: the signifying ideal for Mya Lurgo's artistic expression. Research is the essential part of her being an artist, and acentric téchne is the modus operandi to delve into a creativity without circumferences.

"A-centr-ism: the absence of any centralising '-ism' leads to the tantra of the single point, essential centrality or osmotic atom; anyone could draw a single point on a canvas, the real question is to be that single point. To reduce oneself to that, in order to manifest in a minimum of matter, all the Spirit.

Performances

Current and future events:

- Vertical Skies, exhibition on the occasion of Art Week Lugano, 09/25 - 10/31/2022, Nellimya Arthouse

- Concept and coordination of the Aranno LandArt project. 7 land art works by Mya Lurgo are currently on display on the Vitart_Parcours 1 trail.

 

Mya Lurgo, The Prince of the Wood (detail) 2020. Work that opens the Vitart_Parcours 1 trail at Aranno LandArt.

2021

- BOOK OBJECT. International festival of artist and design books. c/o ADI Design Museum Milan from 14 - Sept. 26, 2021 + Braidense National Library in Milan, Dec. 1 - 31, 2021
-Collective: Spring Exhibition c/o Casa Pelli, Aranno, Switzerland

2020

- Sleep, dreams and EEG, project curated by Per Huttner and Emilio Fantin c/o Bologna, 11.12 - 13.12.2020

- Opening Vitart_Parcours: first stage. Three Land art works installed along the path, c/o Aranno LandArt, autumn 2020.

- Performance by Mya Lurgo, Giovanna Galimberti and Nadia Radici, Between the fallacious appearances, like a thunderbolt. SENSIBLE IS THE CLEAR LIGHT, c/o ElisarionCultural Centre and Museum , 9 - 16 February 2020

 

2019

- Artist residency Summer 2019 curated by Emilio Fantin c/o Fondazione Lac o Le Mon (Puglia), 19 - 21 August

2018

-Wunderkammer 2, 1st Class Artery by Nellimya Arthouse, c/o Suitenhotel Parco Paradiso, Lugano

- Publication: Mya Lurgo, The Immaterial of Yves Klein meets the acentric, e-book. Second edition 2018

- Publication: Research IV. Out of the Blue_BLOOMING, SAMSARA, RESURRECTION - In the name of the Mother

- Digital Exposure, Imago Revolution, www.imagorevolution.info

2017

- Publication: Research III. Out of the Blue_APOCALYPSE - In the name of the Father

-Wunderkammer 1, 1st Class Artery of Nellimya Arthouse, c/o Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa, Cademario

- Publication: Research II. Out of the Blue_SAMSARA - Making souls and works

2016

- Publication: Research I. Out of the Blue_BLOOMING - Dead and Risen from the Garden of Abortion

-Letter to Clara Maffei, Verdi OFF Festival, Parma

- Acca Atelier 2016, The artist with the studio around, c/o Luisa Valentini Atelier, Turin

-FearAutocensorship, Being a woman without borders, Con_Vivere Carrara Festival, Carrara

-CosmoMania, List í Ljósi Festival, curated by Celia Harrison and Sesselja Jónasardóttir, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

- Publication: Mya Lurgo, The Immaterial of Yves Klein meets the acentric, e-book. First edition 2016

2015

-OtherFrame, Video Art Festival, curated by Luigi Boccadamo and Dario Cogliati,

- Matteo Emery and Mya Lurgo, In statu nascenti, Lugano

- Amsterdam Light Festival selection with Like circles in the water, Amsterdam

- Minus2 degree selection, with Global melt between the lines #ClimateRemoteControll, Salzburg

- Digital Exposure, Imago Revolution, www.imagorevolution.info

- Digital exhibition, Out of the Blue_NETWORK: Thank U-Turn, www.myalurgo.ch

- Digital exhibition, Out of the Blue_NETWORK: E.X.P.O Emancipating X Pranic Opportunities, www.myalurgo.ch

2013

- Collective exhibition Lightness, curated by Paola Ubiali, c/o Galleria Marelia, Bergamo

- Bipersonal LIGHTING_Days with Ela Franscella in art Elfa nel Sacral, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

2012

-Creative Cities Collection Fine Arts Exhibition, c/o Barbican Center, London

- Ferrara Art Biennale: New code, Ferrara

- Luci sulle mura collective exhibition, curated by Vincenzo Biavati, Associazione culturale Stile Italico with the Assessore alla Cultura di Ferrara, c/o Porta degli Angeli, Ferrara

- Lugano Urban Art Festival, Mya Lurgo and Matteo Emery, In statu nascenti, Lugano

2011

- Bipersonal exhibition of Federica Gonnelli and Mya Lurgo, Acuto - Grave: mettere in armonia il discorde, curated by Martina Cavallarin, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

2010

- Luce e Oltre... curated by Cristina Trivellin, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

2009

- Collective exhibition Il Credente e il Mutante: omaggio a Yves Klein, curated by Cristina Trivellin, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

- Collective exhibition Pinocchio e il Peccato Originale, curated by Cristina Trivellin, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

- Collective exhibition Lentissima-Mente fino allo Zero, curated by Anna Caterina Bellati, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

2008

- Collective exhibition A.N.G.E.L.I and Tracce d'Infnito, curated by Cristina Trivellin, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

- Collective exhibition Sognando la Realtà, curated by Dalmazio Ambrosioni, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

- Collective exhibition Incisions and vibrations, curated by Igor Zanti, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

- Collective exhibition E®GO Iperbolico, curated by Luciano Ghersi, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

-Open XI, International Exhibition, Venice

- Group exhibition À travers l'Immateriel - homage to Yves Klein, curated by Anna Caterina Bellati, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

- Collective exhibition Bodies: envelopes of flesh, light andthought, curated by Anna Caterina Bellati, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

2007

- Solo exhibition Come un battito d'ali, curated by Anna Caterina Bellati, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

- Collective exhibition Siamo Vasi Comunicanti, curated by Anna Caterina Bellati, c/o Nellimya: light art exhibition, Lugano

- Collective exhibition Frames, curated by Alessandro Sgarito, c/o Galleria ZeroUno, Barletta

- Collective exhibition The dream, c/o Primo Piano LivingGallery, Lecce

- Participation in the project Camera 312 PRO-Memoria per Pierre (Restany), curated by Ruggero Maggi, 52. Venice Art Biennale

- ARENA PO VideoArtGroup

- Shanghai Art Fair

- ARTour event - O Florence

- Publication: Mya Lurgo, Acentrismo: dal sogno dell'ego alla divina realtà. Manifesto of art and spirituality without circumferences, Bellati Editore, Lecco, 2007

2006

- Themed group exhibition: TRAVESTIMENTI, Palazzo del Parco, Bordighera - KunstArt, Fiera Bolzano

- Impromptu painting session, Ivrea Carale Museum

2005 – 2004

- Red Impluse performance for the Youth and Events Department, Lugano

- Personal, c/o Artville, Lugano

2003

- Personnel c/o Olivella, Morcote

- Personal, c/o Kursaal, Lugano

2002

- FIlippo Salesi, 3rd International Biennial Painting Competition, City of Sanremo Prize 2002 - Villa Ormond

- Solo exhibition c/o gallery La Telaccia d'oro, Turin

1999 – 2001

-La Telaccia d'oro 2001, XXVI International Art Exhibition of Painting, Graphics, Engraving, Sculpture and Ceramics

- Creative Box project - Open doors in the atelier, Lugano 1998

- Staff c/o Union of Swiss Banks, Lugano

1997

- Bi-personal c/o La Fenice Gallery, Lugano

1996

- Solo exhibition c/o Kunsthaus Dietlikon, Zurich

Mya Lurgo

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