All the photographs exhibited within A-MURI and which guide the guests' journey in a timeless, unpublished and unedited Sicily were taken by Gianluca Sodaro.
Gianluca Sodaro was born in Sicily on Christmas Eve. He is a graduate of Milan’s Academy of Fine Arts and Design (NABA). In those years Gianluca was a student of the Maestros Vittorio Fagone (Floridia IT, 1933), a world-renowned Art critic, Gianni Colombo (Milan, IT 1937 - 1993), starring internationally renowned Kinetic Art member and Emilio Isgrò (Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, IT 1937), the historical representative of Conceptual Art/Visual Poetry in the 1960s and whose artworks are exhibited in museums all around the world. Sodaro’s first steps in photography were mentored by photographers Umberto Agnello (Ragusa, IT 1962) and Enzo Nocera (Milan, IT 1944 – 1993).
In 2008 year Gianluca Sodaro got in touch with the American music composer Angelo Badalamenti (he's best known for his work scoring films for director David Lynch) who created the music score for God’s Got His Head in the Clouds (2012) and for Nowhen (2018). These short films have been shown, nominated and presented with awards in more than 45 film festivals all over the world.
Gianluca has just completed one more short film (as yet unreleased) and the British Oscar winner Rachel Portman (best known for her work scoring films for the movies Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, Emma, Oliver Twist, etc.) has composed its original music.
As artist and photographer Gianluca Sodaro had his first photographic solo exhibition Ageless - Dolls have time to waste at the Meno Nisa Contemporary Art Gallery in Vilnius (Lithuania, 2016), at the Radbury in Luxembourg (2016) and at the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts in Downtown LA (December, 2016). In August 2019 he had the solo exhibition Sante ma donne (Holy Women) in Castelubuono (Sicily) and at FotoFever Photography in Paris in November 2019.
Gianluca adores the sound of cicadas.
If you want, you can also read his last interview for the British Art and Culture magazine Aesthetica Magazine at www.aestheticamagazine.com/interview-multi-disciplinary-artist-gianluca-sodaro