My work consists in recovering, trans­forming, sculpting and organizing objects of my local environment in order to create a hold on time. My conceptual researches come from a desire to connect various types of elements and materials around me, so that I can build hybrid sculptures where full and empty spaces are dealing.
Specifically, I'm building environments that allow me to analyze and reproduce the mechanisms that govern altruism in each of us. The "sculpture" is the element that introduces a corporal dimension and facilitates the interaction subject/body for the visitors.

Solo Exhibitions

    2020

  • Selected for the 2020 Young Belgium Sculpture Prize (small format in the Art Center “La Châtaigneraie”, Flémalle, BE)
  • Selected for the 2020 Young Belgium Sculpture Prize (Large format in the “Open-Air Museum of Sart-Tilman, Liège BE)
  • Selected for the Louis Schmidt 2020 Prize – Group show organized by the municipality of Etterbeek and the University of Brussels (BE)
  • 2019

  • Sortie de résidence (Wi’Te’Nah’ or Origin House), Art Center «La Cupula», Merida, Yucatan (Mexico)(March-April). Curated by Leïla Voight
  • 2018

  • Scavato sotto l’inferno, BIP OFF, Flux Gallery, Liège (BE)
  • 2015

  • Ethylic, Château Mottin Gallery, Hannut (BE)
  • 2014

  • Tour du Cardinal, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (FR)
  • Group Exhibitions

    2020

  • Prix de la Création, Boverie Museum, Liège (BE)
  • “En Piste”, Represented by “Flux Gallery”, Boverie Museum, Liège (BE)
  • “2020 Young Belgium Sculpture Prize” (Large format), Open-Air Museum of Sart-Tilman, Liège (BE)
  • “2020 Young Belgium Sculpture Prize (small format)”, Art Center “La Châtaigneraie”, Flémalle (BE)
  • 2019

  • Party Content: 10 Solutions, SPACE Collection, Liège (BE)
  • 2018

  • Public display during the Communal elections in Liège (BE), PVC, Wahokohoko (détail)
  • Silvery Project, Blue Blue Blurb Blue curated by Cléo Totti, Liège (BE)
  • Galerie éphémère, Festival of contemporary art, Alpilles-Provence, 2018, Saint-Etienne du grès (FR)
  • Seconde nature, Centre d’Art Contemporain du Luxembourg Belge (CACLB), Montauban (BE)
  • Realcesonce, Madeleine Night Shop, Bruxelles (BE)
  • Galerie éphèmère, Festival of contemporary art, a-part 2018, Silo of Saint-Etienne du Grès, Alpilles-Provence (FR)
  • Wahokohoko, Party Content VI: Ré-Pulsion, Liège (BE)
  • 2017

  • Uomini in cambio di carbone, Tréviso (IT)
  • Lost Paradise, Festival of contemporary art, Alpilles-Provence, Marseille (FR)
  • La tentative de renaissance, Collaboration w/ Flux Gallery, Liège (BE)
  • The beautiful Strange, Châteaux de Warroux (BE)
  • Creative Playground, collaboration w/ Jacques Charlier, Théâtre de Liège (BE)
  • Polygon, out door Museum of Sart Tilman, Liège (BE)
  • 2016

  • Postcard/Edition, Cultural center of Chênée (BE)
  • Biennal of photography (BIP), TW Gallery, Liège (BE)
  • Let’s Dance: body in Movement, International Festival of contemporary art: Alpilles-Provence, Mairie du Paradou and Couvent des Ursulines, Tarascon (FR)
  • Osmose, Galerie Vertige, Brussels (BE)
  • Peace and Freedom in art from today, Church in Fexhe-Le-Haut-Clocher (BE)
  • En piste Festival, Museum of fine arts (La Boverie), Liège (BE)
  • 2015

  • Salon d’Automne Paris 2015, Petit Palais, Paris (FR)
  • La matière de l’idée, TW Gallery, Liège (BE)
  • En quête d’autre chose, TW Gallery, Liège (BE)
  • Festival international d’art contemporain Alpilles-Provence, Face2Face/portraits/autoportraits/selfies, Hôtel de Manville, Mairie des Baux- de-Provence (FR)
  • Traces d’artistes et courant d’art II, Musée Océanien de Paul Simpelaer, La Panne (BE)
  • 2014

  • Festival international d’art contemporain Alpilles-Provence, Dialogues avec Goya (Les désastres de la guerre), Hôtel de Manville, Mairie des Baux- de-Provence (FR)
  • 14-18 dans l’art d’aujourd’hui, Centre culturel de Hannut (BE)
  • Background - Career

    2019

  • Member of the final Jury at Saint-Luc Secondary Education Institute, for obtaining the Art Certificate for 6th year students in Fine Arts (June 2019)
  • 2017-2019

  • Curator within the collective «Party Content» (Exhibition of 33 international artists on electoral billboards during the communal elections in Liège (September/October 2018) www.partycontent.be
  • 2002-2008

  • Master in Economic Sciences, University of Liège (BE)
  • 2015-NOW

  • Member of A.IA.P UNESCO (International Association of Art BE)

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Residencies

2021

  • Art Center “Zona Imaginaria” in Buenos Aires, Argentina (May and June). Curated by Lucrecia Urbano>
  • 2019

  • Cultural Centre «La Cupula», Merida, Mexico (March-April). Curated by Leila Voight
  • 2018

  • Centre d’Art du Luxembourg Belge (CACLB), Mautauban, Belgium (April-May-June). Curated by Alain Schmitz
  • Public interventions

    2020

  • Performance/collaboration with the the contemporary dancer Judith Kazmierczak. International Congress on Psychomotricity and Mental Health (Early Relationship Disorder), Palais des Congrès, Liège (BE)
  • 2019

  • Installation ‘Reception facilities’, during Reda Faklani fashion show ‘Eldorado’_Bruxelles (BE)
  • Installation and sound performance 'Behind the tree // under the stone', during the night of 'Coteaux de la Citadelle', Liège (BE)
  • 2018

  • Private Cells, participative installation H EAT, Nocturne des coteaux de la citadelle, Liège (BE)
  • Awards

    2020

  • Selected for the 2020 Young Belgium Sculpture Prize (small format in the Art Center “La Châtaigneraie”, Flémalle, BE) https://cwac.be/exposition-10e-prix-de-la-jeune-sculpture/
  • Selected for the 2020 Young Belgium Sculpture Prize (Large format in the “Open-Air Museum of Sart-Tilman, Liège BE)
  • Selected for the Louis Schmidt 2020 Prize – Group show organized by the municipality of Etterbeek and the University of Brussels (BE)
  • 2019

  • Selected at the "Prix de la Création 2019" - Ville de Liège (BE)
  • 2018

  • Grant awarded by the Marie-Louise Jacques Foundation (www.fmlj.be) for the creation of a monumental sculpture at the Belgian Art Center (CACLB), Buzenol (BE)
  • 9th Price of the young sculpture fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Châtaigneraie - (CWAC) Walloon Center of Contemporary Art, Flémalle and Out door Museum of Sart-Tilman, Liège (BE)
  • Publications

      2020

    • LaMeuse, 4 septembre 2020, “En Hommage à tous les festivaliers” [➤PRESS]
    • LaLibre (section Arts Libre), 2 septembre 2020, “Prix de la Création à la Boverie” par Roger Pierre Turine [➤PRESS]
    • Flux News (BE), oct./nov./déc. 2020, n°83, “Lost Islands. Les Paradis perdus de Samuel D’Ippolito” par Céline Eloy [➤PRESS]
    • Flux News (BE), jan/february/march 2020, n°81, “Quand la structure devient sculpture. L’oeuvre relationnelle de Samuel D’Ippolito” [➤PRESS]
    • 2019

    • Flux News (BE), sept/oct./nov. 2018, n°77, “Histoire d’un rituel à Montauban-Buzenol”
    • Party Content's catalogue «L’Elexposition», launched for the exhibition «Dix Solutions», curated by Party content, Space Collection, Liège (BE) (April)
    • «Reflexionan la relacion naturaleza-vida mistica», Novedades Yucatan, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (April) [➤PRESS]
    • Catalogue 2018 of CACLB, Buzenol (BE)
    • 2018

    • Art/Nature/Patrimoine: dialogue insolite, Magazine #12 of CACLB (Centre d’art contemporain du Luxembourg belge)
    • Flux News (BE), avril/mai/juin 2018, n°76, Les pulsions n’attendent pas [➤PRESS]
    • 2017

    • Flux News (BE), avril/mai/juin, N°73, La tentative de renaissance
    • Polygon - Exhibition catalogue, Musée en Plein Air du Sart Tilman (BE), Les baigneuses
    • 2016

    • Carte postale/Edition/Exposition, Centre Culturel de Chênée (BE)
    • Supplement of Beaux-Arts Magazine, Alpilles A-Part 2016 (FR), Festival International d’Art Contemporain, Préface de Gérard Fromanger
    • The village between the dance. Festival A-Part (FR), Majid Douache (FR)
    • 2015

    • "Des Artistes A-part qui exposent côté jardin", Jean Esposito, Festival A-­part, Saint-­Rémy de Provence (FR)
    • L’Avenir, local press, "D’Ippolito: l’artiste aux bouchons", Liège (BE) [➤PRESS]
    • "Une rencontre improbable d’un vendredi soir sur la terre…", Geneviève Babe
    • 2014

    • "16 Artistes pour évoquer 14-­18", Jean-­Paul Morhet, Liège (BE) [➤PRESS]
    • SudPress, "L’oeuvre de Samuel D’Ippolito est proche de l’univers construit de Jean Arp", Lucien Rama, Hannut (BE) [➤PRESS]
    • Apart Festival Edition 2010-2014 "Dialogue avec Francisco de Goya y Lucientes" (FR)
    • Supplement of Beaux-Arts Magazine, Alpilles A-Part 2014 (FR), Festival International d’Art Contemporain, Préface Gérard Fromanger
    • 2013

    • TALK Magazine, "Samuel D., Transformer à tout prix", Quentin Gaillard, Aug/sep/Oct, 2013, Liège (BE) [➤PRESS]