Born in 1964 in Genova, lives and works in Milano.
His work explores the way places are identified through cultural production: art, cartography, music, cuisine, political associations, ethnic minorities. Vitone bridges the gap between the sense of loss of place characteristic of the postmodern and the ways in which feelings of belonging arise in the intersection of personal and collective memory. He reconstructs and invents forgotten paths to reconfigurate his own personal geography.
Since 2006 he has been teaching at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. He participated in 2013 at the 55th Venice Biennale. Luca Vitone is now exhibiting D’après (De Pisis – Paolini) at the Novecento museum in Florence, Italy Luca Vitone’s work has been exhibited at the MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXIsecolo (Roma), Fondazione Zimei (Montesilvano), Palazzo Ducale (Genova), PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milano), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow), Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (Roma), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Bétonsalon (Paris), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin), Nomas Foundation (Roma), MoMA P.S.1 (New York), Musée & Jardins Van Buuren (Uccle), OK Centrum (Linz).
His work is part of prestigious collections as MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXIsecolo (Roma), Dena Foundation (Paris), Deutsche Bank (Milano), EVN Sammlung (Vienna), Nomas Foundation (Rome), n.b.k. (Berlin), Gamec (Bergamo), Lenbachhaus (München), Museo del Novecento (Milano), Museo Ettore Fico (Torino), Museo Riso (Palermo) and among other.