Brera Days e giornata AMACI

During ‘Brera Design Days’ and ‘AMACI Day’, the cultural association AMARTE has organised, under the art curatorship of Serena Mormino, a visit to the studio of the artist Aldo Spinelli. He will be joined for the occasion by artist Laura Zeni for a ‘vis a vis’ dialogue. The two artists will discuss their current views and perspectives on art and design.  The audience is invited to join the artists and to immerse themselves in a pure atmosphere of art intended as design.

Guests will have the opportunity to talk directly with both artists and to interact with their artworks. This will allow them to become a part of the art performance itself.

This year is the third edition of ‘Brera Design Days’ and the artists participating in the festival will focus on Design in relation to programming, urban politics, graphics, 4.0 industry, coding and other new trends.  AMARTE will show how Design is a form of Art through the works of Aldo Spinelli and Laura Zeni. These two artists create works of art that amalgamate both art and design, a feature that they both apply daily in their works.

At first, Aldo Spinelli and Laura Zeni art may seem very different, but they do share a common interest in portraits. Through their works they will bring colours to the artistic area of Brera. In their portraits we find intersecting lines which create dynamic labyrinths, the application of mathematical formulas, the constant transformation of simple lines of colours into different shapes and profiles.. Interviewing and interacting with their guests they will surprise us and show us works of Art Design. These works are as simple in design as everyday objects yet hold a precious connotation like jewels..

Aldo Spinelli and Laura Zeni are inviting us to dialogue with them in Spinelli studio allowing us to share and discover their artists’ world.

Sponsored by

AMARTE cultural association

This event has been organised for the Contemporary art day organised by AMACI




Via Solferino 46


12-18 October 2018

Opening hours

Evening event Friday 12th October 2018 18.00-22.00

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th 17.30-20.30

From Monday 15th to Thursday 18th– on request- by appointment only


For further information please read AMACI guide following the link spinelli-e-laura-zeni-un-dialogo



Serena Mormino

mobile: + 39 347 3222364



Laura Zeni is an Italian artist active in Milan. She studied at the Brera Academy in Milan under the guidance of Raffaele De Grada.

She started exhibiting her works of art and design since the 1980ies.

Among the international exhibitions:

2014: solo exhibition ‘Laura Zeni. Coltivare la mente’ at Triennale Design museum in Milan curated by Fortunato D’Amico.

November 2016 – March 2017: solo exhibition ‘PASSWOR (L) D’ at Galleria d’ Arte Moderna in Genoa, Nervi, curated by Fortunato D’Amico and Maria Flora Giubilei.

July 2017: the work ‘Cyclal Event’ becomes part of the permanent collection of the Museo del Parco – Centro Internazionale di Scultura all’aperto in Portofino. Event curated by Serena Mormino.

September 2017: Zeni participates in OPEN 20, ‘Esposizione Internazionale di Sculture e Installazioni’ , which runs alongside the Cinema Festival ‘Venice Biennale’, at Hilton Molino Stucky. Event curated by Serena Mormino.


Main partnerships:

Fuori Salone del Mobile in collaboration with Superstudio 13, AAM -Arte Accessibile a Milano- Eventiquattro and Sole 24Ore; Jannelli & Volpi; Art Fair White at Superstudio Piu’ where Zeni participated with her solo show ‘Laura Zeni. Illuminazioni’ curated by Fortunato D’Amico (exhibition catalogue published by Skira); BIC -Banca Intermobiliare- in Milan city centre; MACS -Mazda Con-temporary Space- in Milan; Arte da Mangiare; Fiat Chrysler Motor Village and La Dame Art Gallery, London; Onishi Project; Spoleto International Art Fair 2013, Spoleto; International Festival Art Expo 2014; IX Florence International Contemporary Art Biennale as part of ‘ Passeggiata d’Arte e di Valori tra gli Olivi’; Art Fair Arte Cremona 2014 at Sala degli Alabardieri in Palazzo Comunale in Cremona, together with art gallery Scoglio di Quarto; Milano Design Week 2014 at Superstudio Più with Double Room within Gruppo Porcelanosa; and at Temporary Museum for New Design; Eataly Smeraldo in Milan; Ex Oratorio della Passione at Basilica di Sant Ambrogio; Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan; ‘CONTAMINIAMOCI’ as part of the Fuori Salone 2018 at Accademia del Lusso, Scuola di Moda e Design, via Montenapoleone 5. Event curated by Serena Mormino, sponsored by AD.

Laura Zeni exhibits in London, New York and Miami.