Biography

Ligama was born in Caltagirone in 1986 and studied in Catania where his artistic career began.Student of the Academy of Fine Arts, he soon became Assistant to the Chair of Engraving which he left in 2015 to devote himself exclusively to painting after having obtained several awards and prizes. After years of research on printing techniques, he continued his artistic journey by investigating the pixels as elements that make up the virtual image. He painted his composition and dissolution mechanisms while in 2015 made his debut with the solo exhibition 8Bit Un mondo a pixel in Bologna later presented in Vodnjan (Croatia). In his investigation the pixels are the atoms of a new telematic and inconsistent matter, they are the pigments of a divisionist painting, the cells that welcome the sound-color frequencies analyzed by him and converted through a cocreation process with an algorithm of artificial intelligence.

His painting practice soon evolved in studio and public spaces; in 2016 he created his first public works between Catania, Palermo and Rome. He took part in the Emergency Festival of Giardini Naxos, the Amt Project in Catania and created a permanent work inside Palazzo della Cultura in Catania. He also painted three altarpieces in the Church of the Crucifix in Caltagirone. The following years saw him dedicated to large-scale interventions. The first one at the Palacongressi of Agrigento, then at the Farm Cultural Park and in Trapani, where he painted on the entire surface of an imposing eco-monster seized from the mafia. In 2019 he took part in Abstracta (Palazzo Trigona Noto, Edieuropa Gallery Rome), an exhibition that brings together the most important Street Artists of the Italian panorama. Matera, Capital of European Culture Foundation, commissioned him to do public work in the city in 2019. He was also among the artists of Countless Cities, the Biennial of the Cities curated by Farm Cultural Park. In 2019 he was also invited by the Italian Cultural Institute in Moscow for the Artika Festival and the Macro (Museum of Contemporary Art Rome) for a residence in the Macro Asilo project. In 2020 he is in the Festiwall line up for the Bitume Platform in Ragusa and in 2021 called by the Capital of Culture Foundation for a public work in Parma.

His best-known work is UL which manipulates the Sicilian rural landscape by transferring new information on the ruins: audio recordings reworked in colors that result in unpublished combinations dictated by the palette provided by the algorithm. The pixels become mobile and macro and the colors find balance with the territory that belongs to them, forcing travelers to stop and look at the landscape. This work is a sort of artistic meditation for Ligama who, after arriving at the essence of the virtual image, restarts from the origins of our figurative culture. Since 2019 colors coexist with classical figures that, like ruins, suddenly appear in his work. This series start with Noblesse Oblige project and it develops in Sikanie and it characterizes his current private and public production, in Italy and abroad.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

Noblesse Oblige, Galleria Uovo alla Pop, Livorno

2017

Catania Infinite Jest, Palazzo della Cultura, Catania

2016

16bit, Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina

2015

8bit, Galleria Portanova 12, Bologna

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

When human attitudes become contemporary art, 21 Gallery, Treviso

2021

Art makes you travel again, Rosso20sette Gallery, Rome

2019

Abstracta. Da Balla alla Street Art, Galleria Edieuropa, Rome

2017

Hall of Fame, Palazzo Ceramico Caltagirone, Catania

2016

Verba Volant Arte Manet, Palazzo Cutelli, Catania

Segni Agathae, Le Ciminiere, Catania

2015

Nuovi Codici, Palazzo Stanga, Cremona

Sguardi per una città visibile, Palazzo della Cultura, Catania

Welcome to Paradise, Modica, Ragusa

Camouflage Project, Museo di Camo, Turin

2014

Moon, Villa Filippina, Palermo

Disegnare il Settecento, Castel Nuovo, Naples

2013 La Febbre dal 3 al 6, Palazzo Della Cultura, Catania

Noto incisa, Palazzo Trigona, Noto, Ragusa

Meet_ology, Museo Civico Archeologico Teano, Caserta

Segno Insegno, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome

2012

Percorsi Paralleli, Museo Emilio Greco, Catania

Nuovi Confini, Le Ciminiere, Catania, Museo Montevergini, Siracusa

Area 189, Palazzo Della Cultura, Catania

Singolo Plurale, Palazzo Fragapane , Grammichele, Catania

2010

Et Verbum Caro Factum est, Scuderie di Juvarra, Venaria, Turin

 

Prizes and fairs

 

2020 Asilo, Macro, Rome

2019 Smach Biennale, Dolomiti

2015 Madre Terra, Castello Aragonese, Pizzo Calabro (Vv)

2014 Premio Limen, Vibo Valentia

2013 Young Showcase , Museo MAGMA, Caserta

2011 Premio Nazionale delle Arti, Brera, Milan

2010 Premio Nazionale delle Arti, Accademia Belle Arti, Naples

2007 Premio Nazionale delle Arti, Le Ciminiere, Catania

 

Fiere

 

2021 Arte in Nuvola, Nuvola di Fuksas, Rome

2016 Urban Art Fair, Carreau du Temple, Paris

2016 Set Up, Autostazione, Bologna

2015 Art Factory, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Catania

2014 Art Market, Budapest

2012 Art Market, Budapest

2011 AgrigentoArte Segnali dal tempo, Palacongressi Agrigento

2009 AgrigentoArte Segnali dal tempo, Palacongressi Agrigento

2008 AgrigentoArte Segnali dal tempo, Palacongressi Agrigento

 

 

Public art

 

2022

Sikanie, Ła grandę Madre e lo Stagnone, San Cono, Catania

2021

L’amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu, Rosolini, Siracusa

Apologia, Memorie Urbane,Terracina, Latina

Diritto, Istituto Penitenziario Bicocca, Catania

Opùntia, Vico del Gargano, Foggia

Omero è una donna, Trap Festiwall, Trapani

MAking capodoglio, Muru Festival, Torrenova, Messina

Urban Noise, Lentini, Catania

Geometrie Bianche, Grammichele, Catania

Carni e Crepe il Santo nudo, Prac, Ponzano Romano, Rome

Santi, Cristi, rocce, trabattelli e anacronismi, Chiesa di San Pietro, Siculiana, Agrigento

Senza niente Intorno, Capitale della Cultura, Parma

I giocolieri, Regalbuto, Enna

Generazioni e germogli, Agrigento

Ecce Homo, Bivona, Agrigento

Sangu, Palagonia, Catania

Natura effimera, San Michele Di Ganzaria, Catania

Hai mai giocato con le nuvole?, Palermo

Paesaggi e redenzione, Istituto Penitenziario per Minori Bicocca, Catania

Di Umana Memoria, Ruderi di Montevago, Agrigento

Solo una rosa, Empoli

Conversion, Misterbianco, Catania

Poseidon, The Wawe Studio, Catania

Generazioni e germogli, Agrigento, Fontanelle

Ecce Homo, Bivona, Agrigento

Sangu, Palagonia, Catania

Hai mai giocato con le nuvole?, Palermo

2020

Come nasce il mondo, Agrigento

Come una goccia, Caltagirone, Catania

Aci e Galatea, Acicatena, Catania

Abisso, Ravanusa, Agrigento

Consecutio Temporum, Montevago, Agrigento

Senza spine la rosa sarebbe un fiore qualunque, Alcamo, Trapani

Fiori di glicine, Livorno

Se solo fossimo ancora in tempo, San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani

Kore, Museo del Mito, Enna

Pece e gloria, Festiwall Ragusa, Ragusa

Di pietra di spirito, Lercara, Palermo

Il peso della persistenza, Sciacca

Apparizione, Caltagirone, Catania

Sorgente, Caltagirone, Catania

Dalla finestra, Porto Empedocle, Agrigento

La teoria degli abbracci, Niscemi, Caltanissetta

Punto a capo, Corleone, Palermo

In Ceterum Dantes Nihil Inde Sperantes, Cammarata, Agrigento

Dafne, Caltagirone, Catania

Aspetto sempre un lieto fine, Palermo Zen, Palermo

La cavalcata, Cammarata, Agrigento

La Biddina, Grotte, Agrigento

Liberami e proteggimi, Calascibetta, Enna

Così tutto è più facile, Rome

Like Penelope, Caltagirone, Catania

Le stanze degli dei, Favara, Agrigento

2019

Di stucco e spray, Palermo

Liotro Identity, Catania

Quando manca l’aria, Livorno

Coscienza astratta, Caltagirone, Catania

Provvidenza, Catania

Man at work, Ragusa Festiwall, Ragusa

Introverso, Acquedolci, Messina

Origine, Rocchetta a Volturno, Isernia

Cura, Norilsk, Russia

Stanza di confine, Farm Cultural Park Favara, Agrigento

Pà Maternità, Palermo

Natura Reversibile, Mascalucia, Catania

Dialoghi impossibili, Mirabella Imbaccari, Catania

Poseidon, Catania

Panta Rhei, Montelupo Fiorentino, Florence

Breath, Matera

Turpe est in patria vivere et patria ignorare, Linguaglossa, Catania

2018

I quattro elementi, Porto Empedocle, Agrigento

Voronoi Extravaganza, Catania

The Big Bang, Giardini Naxos, Messina

Osmotic Euphoria, Aragona, Agrigento

Estensioni Cromatiche traslate, Catania

Ordinedisordine, Riesi, Caltanissetta

Horizon, Sciacca, Agrigento

La conversione del bubbone, Mazara del Vallo, Trapani

Archetype, Floridia, Siracusa

Message in a Pipe, Petrosino, Trapani

Sunrise, Grotte, Agrigento

Abitare, Farm Cultural Park Favara, Agrigento

Rebirth, Villaggio Mosè, Agrigento

Discover, Valverde, Catania

2017

The Beginning, Catania

United Colors Of Librino, Catania

Movimento 6, Catania

Agata, Palazzo della Cultura, Catania

2016

Don’t care, Rome

Clouds, Chiesa del Crocifisso, Caltagirone, Catania

Ellenica, Taormina, Messina

Per ogni pallone che vola c’è un bimbo che piange, Palermo

All you need is love, Catania

Biografia

Ligama was born in Caltagirone in 1986 and studied in Catania where his artistic career began.Student of the Academy of Fine Arts, he soon became Assistant to the Chair of Engraving which he left in 2015 to devote himself exclusively to painting after having obtained several awards and prizes. After years of research on printing techniques, he continued his artistic journey by investigating the pixels as elements that make up the virtual image. He painted his composition and dissolution mechanisms while in 2015 made his debut with the solo exhibition 8Bit Un mondo a pixel in Bologna later presented in Vodnjan (Croatia). In his investigation the pixels are the atoms of a new telematic and inconsistent matter, they are the pigments of a divisionist painting, the cells that welcome the sound-color frequencies analyzed by him and converted through a cocreation process with an algorithm of artificial intelligence.

His painting practice soon evolved in studio and public spaces; in 2016 he created his first public works between Catania, Palermo and Rome. He took part in the Emergency Festival of Giardini Naxos, the Amt Project in Catania and created a permanent work inside Palazzo della Cultura in Catania. He also painted three altarpieces in the Church of the Crucifix in Caltagirone. The following years saw him dedicated to large-scale interventions. The first one at the Palacongressi of Agrigento, then at the Farm Cultural Park and in Trapani, where he painted on the entire surface of an imposing eco-monster seized from the mafia. In 2019 he took part in Abstracta (Palazzo Trigona Noto, Edieuropa Gallery Rome), an exhibition that brings together the most important Street Artists of the Italian panorama. Matera, Capital of European Culture Foundation, commissioned him to do public work in the city in 2019. He was also among the artists of Countless Cities, the Biennial of the Cities curated by Farm Cultural Park. In 2019 he was also invited by the Italian Cultural Institute in Moscow for the Artika Festival and the Macro (Museum of Contemporary Art Rome) for a residence in the Macro Asilo project. In 2020 he is in the Festiwall line up for the Bitume Platform in Ragusa and in 2021 called by the Capital of Culture Foundation for a public work in Parma.

His best-known work is UL which manipulates the Sicilian rural landscape by transferring new information on the ruins: audio recordings reworked in colors that result in unpublished combinations dictated by the palette provided by the algorithm. The pixels become mobile and macro and the colors find balance with the territory that belongs to them, forcing travelers to stop and look at the landscape. This work is a sort of artistic meditation for Ligama who, after arriving at the essence of the virtual image, restarts from the origins of our figurative culture. Since 2019 colors coexist with classical figures that, like ruins, suddenly appear in his work. This series start with Noblesse Oblige project and it develops in Sikanie and it characterizes his current private and public production, in Italy and abroad.

Opere

Selezione mostre personali

2019

Noblesse Oblige, Galleria Uovo alla Pop, Livorno

2017

Catania Infinite Jest, Palazzo della Cultura, Catania

2016

16bit, Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina

2015

8bit, Galleria Portanova 12, Bologna

Selezione mostre collettive

2021

When human attitudes become contemporary art, 21 Gallery, Treviso

2021

Art makes you travel again, Rosso20sette Gallery, Rome

2019

Abstracta. Da Balla alla Street Art, Galleria Edieuropa, Rome

2017

Hall of Fame, Palazzo Ceramico Caltagirone, Catania

2016

Verba Volant Arte Manet, Palazzo Cutelli, Catania

Segni Agathae, Le Ciminiere, Catania

2015

Nuovi Codici, Palazzo Stanga, Cremona

Sguardi per una città visibile, Palazzo della Cultura, Catania

Welcome to Paradise, Modica, Ragusa

Camouflage Project, Museo di Camo, Turin

2014

Moon, Villa Filippina, Palermo

Disegnare il Settecento, Castel Nuovo, Naples

2013 La Febbre dal 3 al 6, Palazzo Della Cultura, Catania

Noto incisa, Palazzo Trigona, Noto, Ragusa

Meet_ology, Museo Civico Archeologico Teano, Caserta

Segno Insegno, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome

2012

Percorsi Paralleli, Museo Emilio Greco, Catania

Nuovi Confini, Le Ciminiere, Catania, Museo Montevergini, Siracusa

Area 189, Palazzo Della Cultura, Catania

Singolo Plurale, Palazzo Fragapane , Grammichele, Catania

2010

Et Verbum Caro Factum est, Scuderie di Juvarra, Venaria, Turin

 

Prizes and fairs

 

2020 Asilo, Macro, Rome

2019 Smach Biennale, Dolomiti

2015 Madre Terra, Castello Aragonese, Pizzo Calabro (Vv)

2014 Premio Limen, Vibo Valentia

2013 Young Showcase , Museo MAGMA, Caserta

2011 Premio Nazionale delle Arti, Brera, Milan

2010 Premio Nazionale delle Arti, Accademia Belle Arti, Naples

2007 Premio Nazionale delle Arti, Le Ciminiere, Catania

 

Fiere

 

2021 Arte in Nuvola, Nuvola di Fuksas, Rome

2016 Urban Art Fair, Carreau du Temple, Paris

2016 Set Up, Autostazione, Bologna

2015 Art Factory, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Catania

2014 Art Market, Budapest

2012 Art Market, Budapest

2011 AgrigentoArte Segnali dal tempo, Palacongressi Agrigento

2009 AgrigentoArte Segnali dal tempo, Palacongressi Agrigento

2008 AgrigentoArte Segnali dal tempo, Palacongressi Agrigento

 

 

Public art

 

2022

Sikanie, Ła grandę Madre e lo Stagnone, San Cono, Catania

2021

L’amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu, Rosolini, Siracusa

Apologia, Memorie Urbane,Terracina, Latina

Diritto, Istituto Penitenziario Bicocca, Catania

Opùntia, Vico del Gargano, Foggia

Omero è una donna, Trap Festiwall, Trapani

MAking capodoglio, Muru Festival, Torrenova, Messina

Urban Noise, Lentini, Catania

Geometrie Bianche, Grammichele, Catania

Carni e Crepe il Santo nudo, Prac, Ponzano Romano, Rome

Santi, Cristi, rocce, trabattelli e anacronismi, Chiesa di San Pietro, Siculiana, Agrigento

Senza niente Intorno, Capitale della Cultura, Parma

I giocolieri, Regalbuto, Enna

Generazioni e germogli, Agrigento

Ecce Homo, Bivona, Agrigento

Sangu, Palagonia, Catania

Natura effimera, San Michele Di Ganzaria, Catania

Hai mai giocato con le nuvole?, Palermo

Paesaggi e redenzione, Istituto Penitenziario per Minori Bicocca, Catania

Di Umana Memoria, Ruderi di Montevago, Agrigento

Solo una rosa, Empoli

Conversion, Misterbianco, Catania

Poseidon, The Wawe Studio, Catania

Generazioni e germogli, Agrigento, Fontanelle

Ecce Homo, Bivona, Agrigento

Sangu, Palagonia, Catania

Hai mai giocato con le nuvole?, Palermo

2020

Come nasce il mondo, Agrigento

Come una goccia, Caltagirone, Catania

Aci e Galatea, Acicatena, Catania

Abisso, Ravanusa, Agrigento

Consecutio Temporum, Montevago, Agrigento

Senza spine la rosa sarebbe un fiore qualunque, Alcamo, Trapani

Fiori di glicine, Livorno

Se solo fossimo ancora in tempo, San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani

Kore, Museo del Mito, Enna

Pece e gloria, Festiwall Ragusa, Ragusa

Di pietra di spirito, Lercara, Palermo

Il peso della persistenza, Sciacca

Apparizione, Caltagirone, Catania

Sorgente, Caltagirone, Catania

Dalla finestra, Porto Empedocle, Agrigento

La teoria degli abbracci, Niscemi, Caltanissetta

Punto a capo, Corleone, Palermo

In Ceterum Dantes Nihil Inde Sperantes, Cammarata, Agrigento

Dafne, Caltagirone, Catania

Aspetto sempre un lieto fine, Palermo Zen, Palermo

La cavalcata, Cammarata, Agrigento

La Biddina, Grotte, Agrigento

Liberami e proteggimi, Calascibetta, Enna

Così tutto è più facile, Rome

Like Penelope, Caltagirone, Catania

Le stanze degli dei, Favara, Agrigento

2019

Di stucco e spray, Palermo

Liotro Identity, Catania

Quando manca l’aria, Livorno

Coscienza astratta, Caltagirone, Catania

Provvidenza, Catania

Man at work, Ragusa Festiwall, Ragusa

Introverso, Acquedolci, Messina

Origine, Rocchetta a Volturno, Isernia

Cura, Norilsk, Russia

Stanza di confine, Farm Cultural Park Favara, Agrigento

Pà Maternità, Palermo

Natura Reversibile, Mascalucia, Catania

Dialoghi impossibili, Mirabella Imbaccari, Catania

Poseidon, Catania

Panta Rhei, Montelupo Fiorentino, Florence

Breath, Matera

Turpe est in patria vivere et patria ignorare, Linguaglossa, Catania

2018

I quattro elementi, Porto Empedocle, Agrigento

Voronoi Extravaganza, Catania

The Big Bang, Giardini Naxos, Messina

Osmotic Euphoria, Aragona, Agrigento

Estensioni Cromatiche traslate, Catania

Ordinedisordine, Riesi, Caltanissetta

Horizon, Sciacca, Agrigento

La conversione del bubbone, Mazara del Vallo, Trapani

Archetype, Floridia, Siracusa

Message in a Pipe, Petrosino, Trapani

Sunrise, Grotte, Agrigento

Abitare, Farm Cultural Park Favara, Agrigento

Rebirth, Villaggio Mosè, Agrigento

Discover, Valverde, Catania

2017

The Beginning, Catania

United Colors Of Librino, Catania

Movimento 6, Catania

Agata, Palazzo della Cultura, Catania

2016

Don’t care, Rome

Clouds, Chiesa del Crocifisso, Caltagirone, Catania

Ellenica, Taormina, Messina

Per ogni pallone che vola c’è un bimbo che piange, Palermo

All you need is love, Catania

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2019

Noblesse Oblige, Galleria Uovo alla Pop, Livorno

2017

Catania Infinite Jest, Palazzo della Cultura, Catania

2016

16bit, Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina

2015

8bit, Galleria Portanova 12, Bologna

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