My works reflect on the relationship between vision and object, between the two dimensions of the image and the three dimensions of sculpture, which has led to the creation of works in a wide range of materials, traditional and otherwise, including video installations. The image is the starting point for a rhythmic and dynamic development of the form, whereas movement is the fundamental element, which resonates with that of the observer.
After working in dance and theatre, Battaglia turned to the figurative arts and, in collaboration with Gianni Miglietta, focused on the theme of perspective and anamorphosis accompanied by an in-depth study of optical distortion in sculpture.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016- Boa Gallery. Paris. France 2015- Les Jours de Lumières Festival. Saint-Saturnin. France 2015- Boa Gallery. Paris. France 2014- Present Art Festival of Shanghai. Pudong Library. Shanghai. China 2014- Punti di vista. (Point of View). Sculpture and Painting. Milan Art & Event Center. Italy 2013- Wilson Art Museum. Shanghai. China 2013- Vienna Showcase. Austria 2013- Florence-Shanghai Prize 2013 2013- Conversation Scenes. Sensus, contemporary art sites. Florence. Italy 2013- Visual. Photography through Contemporary Languages. SUC Space. Alinari National Museum of Photography. Florence. Italy 2013- Stella Battaglia. The Appearance of the Form. Il Cassero for Italian Sculpture. Montevarchi. Italy 2012- Geometries of Illusion-Art meets Science. Galileo Museum. Florence. Italy 2010- Arte Fiera di Bologna, M. Cirulli Gallery. Hypothesis for a contemporary portrait. M. Nobile Gallery. Bologna. Italy 2009- Italian language meets art, science and technology: presentation of Galileo. Sculpture with video projection at IX Week of Italian Language in the world. Rome. Italy 2008- Festival of Creativity. Fortezza da Basso. Florence. Italy 2008- Science Festival, Palazzo Ducale. Genoa. Italy 2007- Rocca Paolina, Perugia Science Festival, Institute and Museum of History of Science 2003- Again. Villa Strozzi. Florence. Italy 1996- Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Saint Paul de Vence. France 1994- International Biennale of Ceramic. Vallauris. France 1993- Forbes Collection. Museum of Arts and Design of New York. U.S. 1993- International Ceramics competition. Faenza. Italy 1992- Provincia Regionale, Ragusa. Italy 1992- Vissi d’Arte Gallery. New York. U.S. 1992- New Spirits Gallery. Memphis. U.S.
MUSEUMS INTERVENTIONS AND ART INSTALLATIONS 2014- Perspective Gallery. Paleontological Museum. Montevarchi. Italy 2011- Vinum Nostrum, Pitti Palace. Florence. Italy 2010- Florence Science. Collections, sites e personalities of the 19th century. Institute and Museum of History of Science. Natural History Museum. Florence. Italy 2009-2010- Art and illusion, masterpieces of Trompe-l’oeil from antiquity to the present day, Palazzo Strozzi. Florence. Italy 2009- Galileo. Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope. Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy 2006-2007- The Mind of Leonardo. In the Studio of the Universal Genius. Uffizi Gallery. Florence. 2006- Mate-trentino. Museum Tridentino of Natural Sciences. Trento. Italy 2003-2004- Mate-Milano, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. Milano. Italy. 2002- Anamorphosis in the foyer. Sinalunga Theater. Sinalunga. Italy. 2002- Armilla, anamorphic installation at Institute and Museum of History of Science. Florence. Italy 2002- Magnificent Perspective Devices, Museo di Palazzo Vecchio for the Ragazzi Museum and in collaboration with the Institute and Science Museum of Florence. Italy 2001-2002- In the Sign of Masaccio. The Invention of Perspective. Uffizi Gallery. Florence. Anamorphic installations in the courtyard of the Uffizi and in the exhibition. 2000- Fabric Europa. Florence. Italy 2000- Anamorphic installation. Roman Theatre. Bene Vagenna. Italy 2000- Anamorphic installation. Chiesa della Missione decorated by Andrea Pozzo. Mondovì. Italy
CONFERENCES AND SCIENTIFIC CONSULTATION 2016- Conference, Perspective study for the bas-relief on the Pulpit of Donatello in the church of San Lorenzo. Florence. Italy 2016- Conference “Perspective study for the Crucifixion of Donatello”. Bargello Museum. Florence. Italy 2014- Consultation “The perspective of the bas-relief Crucifixion of Donatello.” Museo del Bargello. Florence. Italy 2014- Shaping with Light. Museo First. Firenze Scienza and Technic. Museum Galileo. Florence. Italy 2014- Consultation “The Opificio delle Pietre Dure on the perspective of the bas-reliefs on the Pulpit of Donatello”. San Lorenzo Church. Florence. Italy 2013- Conference “Visual. Photography and its Contemporary Languages”. Florence. SUC Space. Alinari National Museum of Photography 2008- International study conference Geometry -Teaching and Research, organized by the Florence Faculty of Architecture, Florence. Italy
EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP 2016- Perspective and optical proportion, the sculptor’ eye. Lesson for the students of the School of High Formation of Opificio delle Pietre Dure. Florence. Italy 2014- From perspective to cinematography effects. Galileo ANSAS Museum. Florence. Italy 2012- Disegnar come si vede (Designing as you see). Galileo ANSAS Museum. Florence. Italy 2011- Seminar with students enrolled in the descriptive geometry course of the Florence Faculty of Architecture, 2008. 2010- Seminar with students enrolled in the descriptive geometry course of the Florence Faculty of Architecture. 2009- Seminar with students enrolled in the descriptive geometry course of the Florence Faculty of Architecture. 2008- Seminar with students enrolled in the descriptive geometry course of the Florence Faculty of Architecture. 2004-2005- Art and Science, the Science of Drawing, Institute and Museum of History of Science. Florence. Italy 2003- Museo dei Ragazzi, Palazzo Vecchio. Florence 2002. Italy 2003- Museo dei Ragazzi, Palazzo Vecchio. Florence. Italy