Luna Nera

LUNA NERA SITE SPECIFIC ART


1997 –  2008  LUNA NERA (Italian for “Black Moon”)
What does the name mean?
- something unusual
- slightly poetic
- dark

I founded the group with Valentina Floris and Sandrine Albert.

Luna Nera has also included Julian Ronnefeldt, Agnes Domke, Chris Singer, Michael Park, Mark Watson.

Luna Nera have worked with:

Evgeny Strelkov, Derek Szteliga, Hilary Powell, Takatsuna Mukai, Natasha Mayran, Gil Bensmana, Mikhail Pogarsky, Olga Xan, Andrey Suzdalev, The Tiger Lillies / Dirizhable / Marissa Carnesky / J. Milo Taylor /  Evil Moisture / Claudine Schaeffer-Legrand / The Jesus Underground / Bingo / Caia Matheson / Nicola Green and Jairo Zaldua / Liliana Klimova / Michael Park / Mark Squire / Mark Video /Stephanie Crouail / Derek Hart / Charro Ramirez / Peter Findlay / Stelios Styllianou / Cos Ahmet / Elfie Brandther / Stephanie Mas / Jo Vox / Juana Serrat / David Remondo / Rey Akdogan / Sumer Erek / Jenny Brockmann / Michale Alstad / Kelty McKinnon / Liane Lang /


Luna Nera's sites of practice


● The Old Colosseum, a Victorian Theatre, London
● Natwest Bank Vault, London
● The House of Detention, Underground prison, London
● Electricity-generating plant, Russia, Nizhny Novgorod
● Battery Factory, Oberschoeneweide, Berlin, Germany.
● Cabinetmakers Workshop, London
● Paper factory, Zurich, Switzerland
● Naval base Kronstadt St Petersburg Russia,
● Mattatio di Testaccio Slaughterhouse, Rome, Italy
● Cold Storage Building, Berlin Germany
● Midland Grand Hotel, St Pancras London
● Harland and Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, N. Ireland
● Flour Mill, Barcelona Spain,
● River Embankment, Prague, Czech Republic,
● Former Tram Depot, Weimar, Germany
● Parade of empty shops, Oberschoeneweide Berlin Germany.
● winter landscape, Wysing Arts Cambridge

Additionally, Luna Nera had exhibitions in:

Spider & Mouse Gallery, Moscow 
Moscow Art Fair
Tactical Gallery London
Atelier Alexandria, Egypt
PS2 Gallery, Belfast
291 Gallery, London
Optica Festival Gijón Asturias, España
00130Gallery, Helsinki
Factory-Berlin, Berlin
6e Bienniale Champ Libre manifestation internationale Vidéo Et Art Électronique, Montréal
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Globe Gallery,  Newcastle
Centre for Contemporary Art Nizhny Novgorod
La Nau, Valencia
Loophole, Berlin
Manege, St Petersburg





Luna Nera can be found on http://www.luna-nera.com



[images, from top: The House of Detention, London; Wysing Art Cambridge, Harland and Wolff Shipyard Belfast;  Prague; Loophole Berlin; The Foundry; DadaFestwochen Sihlpapierfabirk, Zurich;The House of Detention; Manege St Petersburg; performance Natasha Mayran]



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Luna Nera has been supported  by grants and project grants from  the Arts Council of England, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, NAN, Awards for All, the National Lottery, the Canada Council, Pro Helvetia, Berlin Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the National Centre for Contemporary Art Russia, the Soros Foundation and private donations.

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