homo urbanus 01 - Exhibition brandmark

homo urbanus

Art exhibition curation and management

2006  |  Exhibition, Identity

In 2006, for the first time in history, the global urban population surpassed the rural one, beginning a new era for humanity. Homo urbanus project, conceived by Fermento art group, investigates this delicate relationship between individuals, urban communities and cities.

First of all, a contest was held to select artworks, photos and videos on the topic: we gathered over 150 works from Italy and abroad and then organized the exhibition of the most worthy at the Faculty of Architecture in Palermo.

The event had a wide coverage on the web and on regional TV, newspapers and art magazines, and welcomed over 1000 visitors and participants.

homo urbanus 02 - The gallery at Palermo University
homo urbanus 03 - The gallery at Palermo University
homo urbanus 04 - Exhibition Opening day

I designed the visual identity for the project with Antonio Cusimano (including posters, postcards, website and a digital catalogue) and contributed to the construction and staging of the exhibition.

Along with the main exhibition, we organized a series of happenings and performances to enrich the event, such as Il Grande Dono (The big gift), the Pittura collettiva (a collective painting session) and the Inquinamento letterario (a reading of short stories to promote a book-crossing project).

For further information you can visit homo urbanus webpage.

homo urbanus 05 - The posters
homo urbanus 06 - Exhibition Opening day
homo urbanus 07 - Exhibition Opening day
homo urbanus 08 - Exhibition Opening day
homo urbanus 09 - The collective painting
homo urbanus 10 - The collective painting
homo urbanus 11 - The artworks catalogue

Exhibition photos by Salvo Buffa.