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Vale Palmi (Bologna 1994). 
I am an artist, scholar of the Afterlife and theorist of the Vertical Line.
In 2021 I graduated cum laude from the master's degree in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
In 2022 I published an essay on the relationship between contemporary art and the perception of the Afterlife, entitled 'The Afterlife is a Narrow Corner. Beyond Death in Contemporary Art' published by Pendragon.
In the same year, together with Giovanni Avolio, I founded the gallery Studio la Linea Verticale, of which I am the artistic director.
I live and work in Bologna.



My artistic practice is an ascending path whose objective is an awareness aimed at reaching other dimensions through a way of working based on the study of the 'Vertical Line', the one that detaches itself from the horizontality of matter and the ordinary world and leads to the Spirit. Art is my scale, through its varying forms (installation, drawing, photography, performance and video) I investigate two great mysteries unsolved by humanity: Death and the potential Life after Death. Likewise, my line of study probes the state of Consciousness in both dimensions.
In this meditatio mortis that finds its concretisation in the work of art, I always try to make visible what is not visible.

Recent Expositions


Solo Shows


-18/05/2019 FREI. Performance of "I Grandi Liberi" at Hinterland Galerie in Vienna, Austria, curated by Maria Chiara Wang.

- 02/02/2019-23/03/2019 Contra me Giusto.  Solo exhibition at the Labs Contemporary Art Gallery in Bologna, curated by Gaia Fattorini.

Group Exhibitions

- 27/1/2023 Penelope (Molly Bloom). Group exhibition as part of Art City 2023, on the occasion of the presentation of the magazine n°25 by My Monkey editions at Anonima Impressori, Bologna, curated by Maria Chiara Wang. 


- 26/11/2022 exhibition of the finalists of Arteam Cup - Contemporary art prize at the Palazzo del Commissario - Fortezza del Priamàr in Savona curated by Livia Savorelli and Matteo Galbiati .

- 2/7/2022 Bologna Pavilion. Group exhibition at the FaroArte gallery in Marina di Ravenna curated by Sandro Malossini.


-12/5/2022 IMMATERIAL - BODY - IMMATERIAL. Group exhibition at Studio la Linea Verticale, Bologna. 

-19/1/2022 We Art Open. Group exhibition of the winners of the fifth edition of the We Art Open award curated by No Title Gallery, in collaboration with YAS Young Artists Supporters, DELTARTE and JULIET Art Magazine, at GAD - Giudecca Art District, Venice. 

-17-19/9/2021 CRONACHE. Group exhibition curated by Capital Project at Villa Davia, Colle Ameno, Bologna.


-26/6/2021 Marcello in presenza. Group exhibition curated by Estuario Project Space and Cristoforo Lippi, Saverio Osso, Viola Pierozzi and Matilde Toni at Ex Celle Frigo - Officina Giovani, Prato.


-18/6/2021 La voce della luna. Group exhibition at mtn-Museo Temporaneo Navile, Bologna.


-7/1/2021 start of the theoretical and practical workshop Fare Arte Contemporanea curated by Estuario Project Space, as part of the Giovani Talenti project, promoted by the Associazione Luigi Pecci, Prato.


-1/12/2020-31/1/2021 artist residency promoted by Capital Project, curated by Marcello Tedesco and Silla Guerrini, at Colle Ameno, Bologna.


-3/7/2020 La Vita dell'Arte. Group show curated by Emanuele Gregolin and Pengpeng Wang, at A60 Contemporary Art Space, Milan.


-8/2/2020 Curatio Vulneris. Vale Palmi, Alena Tonelli, curated by Maria Chiara Wang, at CRAC Spazio Arte, Castelnuovo Rangone (MO), coordinated by Alessandro Mescoli.


-24/1/2020 Arte e Mondo. Group exhibition of the winners of the Zucchelli Competition 2019, at Zu.Art. Giardino Zucchelli delle arti, Bologna, curated by Carmen Lorenzetti.


-23-26/1/2020 Extra Arca. Vale Palmi, Laura Fortin, curated by Maria Chiara Wang, at BOOMing Contemporary Art Show, Bologna, Rizomi Parma gallery stand.


-22/11/2019 obtaining the scholarship awarded on the occasion of the Zucchelli Prize 2019.


-11-13/10/2019 participation in Art Verona and the prize "Fotografia Under 35" with photographic work of the installation "Si Deus pro Nobis", presented by Galleria Labs in Bologna.


-27.09/26.10/2019 Project Room/Territori. Group exhibition at mtn - Museo Temporaneo Navile, Bologna, curated by Marcello Tedesco.


-28/6/2019 Trasformazione. Group exhibition at the Faro Arte gallery in Marina di Ravenna, curated by Maria Chiara Wang and Oscarito Sanchez. 


-03/05/2019 RESTITUIT. Group exhibition at Zu.Art. Giardino Zucchelli delle arti in Bologna, curated by Rebecca Ardizzoni.


-12-15/10/2018 participation in Art Verona and in the prize "Fotografia Under 35", presented by Labs Contemporary Art Gallery Bologna.


-23/6/2018 Umano + o - memoria sovraccarica. Group exhibition at the Rosso Tiepido Cultural Association of Modena.


-20/06/2018 Before and After Nature. Group exhibition at the Galleria d'Arte Maggiore in Bologna with the series of five photographs of the performance "Sub-Limo/Sub- Limen". The work in question received a mention from the jury of the Premio Zucchelli on the occasion of Art Up and was subsequently purchased by GAM itself.


-6/3/2018 The interior Sea. Group exhibition at the Lebanese University of Fine Arts and Architecture in Beirut.


- 15/2/2023 finalist in the 20+ a call for Drawings contest, promoted by Cremona Art Fair and Premio Combat, curated by Camilla Remondina.


- 8/11/2022 finalist of Arteam Cup - Contemporary art prize 2022 7th edition.

-16/6/2022 mention as 'Featured Artist' of the Cramum Prize 2022.
-19/1/2022 finalist of the We Art Open prize 2022
5th edition.
-24/1/2020 winner of the Zucchelli Competition 2019.


Documentazione mostre

Pubblicazioni / Interviste / articoli

-27/1/2023 publication of magazine/catalogue no. 25: "Penelope (Molly Bloom)" published by My Monkey editions by Andrés David Carrara edited by Maria Chiara Wang. 
-21/12/2022 interview by the editorial staff of Exibart Prize


-24/3/2022 publication of the essay The Afterlife is a narrow Corner. Beyond Death in contemporary art. Pendragon Editore.

-"The study of invisible" Maria Chiara Wang's interview published in the 'Small Talk' section of the Small Zine magazine.

- "Colle Ameno forge of contemporary art: reportage from the historic village". Text by Tatiana Basso for the magazine Exibart 5/2/2021.

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