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

  • Shamen, 2021

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

  • Drops on woodland, 2021

    embroidery on camouflage fabric
    44,5 x 39,5 cm

  • If you can't lick'em join'em, 2021

    Polyester rope on
    painted iron frame, 200 x 190 cm

  • Far Behind, 2005-2021

    Polyester rope on
    painted iron frame, 320 x 117 cm

  • Mouthfull, 2021

    Neon, electric cable, transformer and polyester sheath,
    variable dimensions

  • Corda in poliestere su telaio in ferro, 2017

    Polyester rope on iron frame,
    140 cm diam.


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

    installation view, 2021

  • 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, Arte Fiera, Bologna

  • Precious Objects - Extraordinary Individuals, 2013

    site specific installation
    Palazzo Malipiero - Venezia

  • Villa Pisani, 2012

    installation view

  • Rope, 2010

    installation view
    MACRO, Roma

  • From a good absorber to a good emitter, 2012

    installation view, Castelvecchio - Verona

  • MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma

    site specific installation - 2009

  • Love Letters, 2009

    site specific installation - Praga

  • Installation view, 2005

    Art Basel


  • 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