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Gola Hundun (1982, Cesena Italy)

Live and work between Bacelona and Rimini.

Gola Hundun’s work shows the relationship between human beings and the biosphere. This consideration combined with the conscious decision to live as a vegetarian since the age of 16 positions the artist and his work closer to the animal sphere to the human sphere.

He explores themes such as interspecies communication, shamanism, a return to the earth, vegetarianism, and spirituality.

Gola’s first foray into the world of art began with a classical artistic training at Ravenna´s high school of arts in Italy, not even it was at the early age of 12 years old when he did his first steps related with the Street Art doing the traditional graffiti’s lettering styles, but at the age of 14 he returned at the home’s privacy to create his first illustrations and paintings.

 

Gola Hundun continues his studies at Bologna’s Academy where he got a degree in Fine Arts. In 2004 he moved to Barcelona, where he still living and working. Is Barcelona where his work has been influenced by the local graffiti making him decides to bring his creations back to the street’s walls.

The late 2000’s has been a period of growing and sporadic activity while he travel between Italy, Spain and around Europe. In 2010 he spent a residency semester in Quebec, Canada, where began his artistic career in terms of a global scale. From the completion of his art residency in 2010 until our days his work made him to visit many countries around the world with rather collective and solo shows including places such as Sao Paulo Brazil (2011), Jenin Palestine (2011), Moscow Russia (2012), Tokyo Japan (2012), Almaty in Kazakhstan (2013), and recently Miami in U.S.A. (2014) Dominican Republic(2016).

The universe he creates has always an allegoric interpretation and is enhance by many influences such post human culture, sacred art, zoology, psychedelic art and by the many cultures he found and still finding during his travels around the world.

Besides his work as painter, Gola Hundun also creates public installations incorporating fiber, living plants, music and live performances.

Picture: Saori Kondo 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2016

Naturart Project, No Title Gallery/Fiera di Pordenone, Pordenone, Italy

Intelligenza Vegetale, Portanova 12, Bologna, Italy

2015

Olio Santo, Pigment Workroom, Bari, Italy

2014

4 Seasons Project, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

Animalismo Magico, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy

2012

Flow Master, Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia

2011

Vegetaçao, Tag & Juice, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hibrido, (double Solo with Paulo Auma) CCC, Curitiba, Brazil

2010

Adventure Beyond of Ultra World, (Double Solo with Kenor) Base Elements, Barcelona, Spain

2009

Il Sogno dell’Arcigufo, 36A Spazio Gallery, Bellaria, Rimini, Italy

 

COLLECTIVE and FESTIVALS

2016

Artesano Project, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Land-Shape Festival, Vrå, Denmark

Artmosphere Mural Art Biennale, Manege, Moscow,Russia

The Outdoor Museum Of Cities Of Europe & Asia, Magnitogorsk, Russia

Urban Art Fair, Carreau du Temple, Paris France

Squinterno Festival, Berceto, Italy

Naturalezas Urbanas, Muros Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain

Tafuzy Day, Castello degli Agolanti, Riccione, Italy

Impronte 2016, Bonito, Irpinia, Italy

Memorie Urbane,Terracina, Italy

Altrove off, Catanzaro, Italy

Directors Choice, 19Karen, Golden Coast, Australia

Happy, 19Karen, Golden Coast, Australia

2015

Evolucion, Honeycomb Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Street Meet, Wurzburg, Germany

Subsidenze, Bonobolabo, Ravenna, Italy

Restart, Imola, Italy

Viavai proj @ Dongallery, Don Gallery, Milano, Italy

Eurotopia, La Escocesa, Barcelona, Spain

2014

Biennale del Disegno, Museo della cittá, Rimini, Italia

Scrittura Disegnata, Musas, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italia

Mucchio Selvaggio III, D406, Modena,Italy

Viavai Project, Racale (LE), Italy

Dolomiti Contemporanee, Nuovo Spazio Espositivo, Casso (BL), Italy

Sagra della Street Art, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2013

Cash Cans and Candy, Hilger BrotKunstHalle, Wien, Austria

Artbat Fest, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Icone 5.9, D406, Modena, Italy

2012

Nuiguru, Uma et Merdre, Tokyo, Japan

Suburban2, Bunker, Torino, Italia

Outer Space Festival, Poznan, Poland

Las Paredes Hablan, Mutuo, Barcelona, Spain

2011

Barcelona Finest, Celal Gallery, Paris, France

La Memoria Non Si Cancella , SS9 Teatro, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Artaq 1 Bruxelles, Espas-art22, Bruxelles, Belgium

Artaq 1 Lyon, Galeri Confluence, Lyon, France

2010

Artaq 1 Berlin, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin, Germany

Artaq 1 Paris, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France

Pintalla, Antigua Casa Haiku, Barcelona, Spain

Ritual,Red Magic, complesso case popolari,Reggio Emilia,italia

Hello Nasty,Infart, Castello degli Ezzelini, Bassano del Grappa, Italia

Invasioni e Terapie, Plazzo Fogazzaro, Schio(VI),Italia

Gasbukn , Morgan Bridge, Quebec City, Canada

Artaq Prize, Anger, France

Save Ours Skiers, LAB 610 XL, Feltre, Italia

Ritual, Aperitivos Visuales, Tenerife, España

2009

(H)earth 2nd , Art-Port, Udine, Italia

400ML 2,Chateau des Izards, Coulounieix-Chamiers,Dordone

Degli uomini selvaggi e d’altre forasticherie, LAB610 XL, Servo di Sovramonte, belluno, Italia

400ml 2,Maison des Metallos,Paris

Pop Up!, MAC, Ancona, Italia

Digital is Human-Digital Entertainment, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Milano, Italia

Street Without Wall, Museo della Misericordia,Firenze,Ita

Europa Underground,Club Studio Gallery,Lodi,Ita

My Place,Milano,Italia

2008

Spray contra la Fam, Miscelänea,Barcelona

Sketchel Group Show,Mondo Pop,Roma,

Sparrow Group Exibition, Kiev, Ukraina

400ml,Maison des Metallos,Paris

Grafiteros and Dj Contra la Fam,los Encantes,Barcelona

Premio Italian Factory 2008,Fabbrica del Vapore,Milano

Tres Amigos Show,Base Element, Barcellona, España

Infart3, Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa, VI, Italia

Visual Slang 2008, Abrons Arts Center, Manatthan, New York

Manifesta7,Città al Muro, Trento, Italia

Loop Festival, Districto Quinto, Barcelona, España

Platano Rock, Tenerife, España

Happy Monsters Assault!!, Pure Evil Gallery, London

Expopo#3, café milans, Barcelona, BCN

ARTshake2,Galleria civica di arte contemporanea,Termoli,CB

 

PRIZE  & RESIDENCY

2016

Land-Shape International Land Art Festival – Denmark

2013

Bocanord – mural art prize – Barcelona – Spain

2011

Poliniza – mural art prize – Valencia – Spain

2010

Artaq Prize – Sreet Art prize – France

Est-Nord-Est residency – Spring Semester 2010 – Quebec – Canada

 

PUBLICATIONS

WILD ART – Phaidon International

MAMMOTH BOOK OF STREET ART –  Constable & Robinson, edited by Jake (UK)

GRAFFITI 365 – Jay “j.Son” Edlin (U.S.A.)

POLINIZA 2010Y2011 – UPV (Spain)

LOS NOMBRES ESENCIALES DEL ARTE URBANO Y DEL GRAFFITI ESPAÑOL – Mario Suarez (Spain)

GRAFFITI NOW – ÁõöÁ (China)

400ML – Gautier Jourdan (France)

POP UP – Franco Cosimo (Italy)

ARTAQ BOOKZINE 2010- Ysam Artaq (France)