Arthur Duff

Born in Wiesbanden in 1973, after living in the United States, his parents’ homeland, Korea, Germany and Japan, he settled in Italy. He currently lives and works in Vicenza and teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and Boston University. Since the late nineties he has been present as a visual artist in the Italian and international contemporary art scene. In 2010 he won the 2% prize at MACRO in Rome with the ROPE project.

In recent years he has created numerous works on an urban scale, participating in various collective exhibitions including: La Finestra sul Cortile. Scorci di collezioni private, at the GAM in Milan in 2017, The Muse, at the Whanki Museum in Seoul in 2016, Temi & Variazioni, Scrittura e Spazio at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice in 2011, La parola nell’arte. Avant-Garde Research in the 20th Century. From Futurism to Today through the Collections of the Mart, at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto in 2007.
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Avaible works



Avaible works

  • Scatter Cadaver, 2017

    Polyester sheath and red and yellow neon
    environmental dimensions

  • Endings, 2015

    Lava rock, argon
    9 x 16 x 12 cm

  • Far Behind, 2005-2021

    Polyester rope on
    painted iron frame
    320 x 117 cm

  • Corda in poliestere su telaio in ferro, 2017

    Polyester rope on iron frame,
    140 cm diam.

  • Shamen, 2021

    Embroidery on camouflage fabric, painted mdf
    36 x 38 x 5,50 cm

  • Nor there, 2009

    Embroidery of camouflage fabric
    34 x 40 cm

  • Dead word, 2008

    Embroidery on aluminum base
    43 x 67 cm

  • Untitled, 2017

    Lava stone and neon green
    20 x 17 x 13 cm

  • Fragment-M15-1, 2012

    Black polyester rope and black iron framework
    50,5 x 50,5 x 10,5 cm


  • Confuse me for someone who gives a f*%k, 2021

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona

  • Confuse me for someone who gives a f*%k, 2021

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona

  • Scatter Cadaver, laser, 2017

    Installation view
    Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza
    photo Lorenzo Ceretta

  • Flat all the way down, 2017

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona

  • Scatter, 2016

    Site-specific installation in collaboration with Studio la Città and Spazio Galtarossa 21/A, Verona

  • Summer show, 2016

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona

  • Installation view, 2016

    Studio la Città at Arte Fiera, Bologna

  • Precious Objects - Extraordinary Individuals, 2013

    Site specific installation
    Palazzo Malipiero, Venezia

  • Arthur Duff

    Installation view
    Villa della Torre Allegrini, 2013

  • Villa Pisani, 2012

    Installation view

  • From a good absorber to a good emitter, 2012

    Installation view
    Castelvecchio, Verona

  • Rope, 2010

    Installation view
    MACRO, Roma

  • Arthur Duff

    Site specific installation
    MACRO-Museo-dArte-Contemporanea-di-Roma, 2009

  • Love Letters, 2009

    site specific installation

  • Arthur Duff

    Installation view
    Art Basel, 2005


  • Saturday February 10, 2024 the exhibition TORN CURTAIN buongiorno, buonasera opens in the gallery. Like a narration of lives that run parallel, the exhibition – rather mysterious and unusual – presents a figurative dialogue between Luca Massimo Barbero and Hélène de Franchis; more than 60 works are on display, chosen according to each curator’s taste, with as many artists from various periods of art history, including painting, sculpture, installations and ceramics. The show has been extended until June 1st, 2024.

  • Arthur Duff is one of four contemporary artists called to create site-specific works for the exhibition Felicitazioni! CCCP – Fedeli alla linea 1984 – 2024, curated by the four founders of the band. The exhibition celebrates 40 years since the release of the first EP “Orthodoxy” of the CCCP and is divided into the Chiostri di San Pietro in Reggio Emilia. The exhibition has been extended until March 10, 2024.

  • Paratissima presents, within the framework of Spazio alle ARTI in Cavallerizza, Sticky Eyes, the site-specific installation by Arthur Duff. The installation, curated by Francesca Canfora and Laura Tota, will be visible for free at night until 5 November 2023.

  • From 15 April 2023 in the House of The Human Safety Net at the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice the new installation by the artist Arthur Duff:
    “The Hungriest Eye. The Blossoming of Potential”. Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero.

  • On Saturday 28 January, on the occasion of the opening of the three solo exhibitions that inaugurate the new exhibition year of Studio la Città (Luigi Caboni, Victoria Stoian and Antonio Marchetti Lamera), the Galtarossa district in Verona will light up with a new and unexpected work by Arthur Duff.

  • For Enel’s 60th anniversary, the light installation by Arthur Duff “EYES WITH EYES. RIFLESSI FUTURI” lights up at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. Curated by Valentina Ciarallo, from 6 to 28 December 2022.

  • Throughout the Christmas period in Brescia, the Carmine district will be illuminated by 5 light art installations including the work of Arthur Duff.
    E-ventum – Luce in Carmine: opening on Sunday December 4 at 6 pm, until January 6, 2023.

  • From September 29 to October 16, SUPERLAB – an innovative hub for companies and start-ups in the Bicocca district in Milan – hosts an exhibition curated by Francesca Canfora. For this occasion Arthur Duff exhibits a light installation of environmental dimensions that interacts with the industrial building conceived by the Balance Architettura studio. Ph. Credits Chiara Ferrando

  • Light Cycles by Arthur Duff is the work hosted at the MAXXI Museum in Rome on the occasion of the 105th Giro D’Italia. The new Maglia Rosa of this edition was in fact presented on April 7, 2022 in the Roman museum where Duff paid homage to the sporting event with a luminous laser projections during a journey in stages: from Catania to Naples, up to Parma, Turin and…in the end Verona.

  • PLOT HUNTERS is the exhibition that, starting from 26 March 2022, will show works by Maurizio Donzelli, Arthur Duff and Antonio Marchetti Lamera on display at the Fondazione l’Arsenale of Iseo. Curated by Ilaria Bignotti in collaboration with Camilla Remondina and with the patronage of the Municipality of Iseo. Until Sunday 22 May 2022.

  • The works by Arthur Duff and Daniel Gonzàlez have been included by Valentina Ciarallo in the exhibition entitled Carta Bianca, una nuova storia: a special projects organized as part of Roma Arte in Nuvola, the great international fair of modern and contemporary art, which will take place from 18 to 21 November in the Cloud designed by Fuksas.

  • Mara Isolani interviews Arthur Duff for L’Altro Giornale Channel: the artist talks about the two exhibitions that see him involved in Valeggio sul Mincio – as curator – and at Studio la Città with the solo show of his new works. Watch the video

  • Starting on October 11, 2021, Studio la Città presents a solo show by Arthur Duff with the provocative title: Confuse me for someone who gives a f*%k, accompanied by a text by Alberto Fiz. Until November 27, 2021.

  • Between space and surface is the exhibition curated by Riccardo Caldura that marks the reopening of the exhibition space of the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, the Magazzino del Sale 3. Arthur Duff exhibits here together with Ludovico Bomben and Francesco Candeloro.
    Until September 11, 2021