The Hero’s Journey of Matteo Graniti

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I love working on art projects that inspire the community.

What is my idea of happiness?

I have no idea of real happiness, our life is an ongoing search of happiness. We only know small periods of satisfaction (at the moment).

What is my greatest fear?


Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

I really admire artists who make of their work a Mission or that spend all their life on a unique research projects.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I think too much

What is my greatest extravagance?

Sometimes I really think we are more than one Matteo inside me

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Fake people

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When I curated in 2016 my first exhibition at home in Tuscany, “Contemporary Archetypes”

What is my greatest achievement in work?

The project “In Volo” with Daniele Basso at the Theatre of Silence by Andrea Bocelli in 2019, the foundation with other two friends and colleagues of IPERCUBO, and from this year I’m also Chief Curator at Lucca Center of Contemporary Art.

Where would I most like to live?

At moment I think Capri

What is my most marked characteristic?

I think my intuition

What books influenced my life and how?

In the first part of my life The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, then Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse. During this last period I think I’m still searching my “yellow book”.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Parlami d’Amore Mariù by Vittorio De Sica

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Robin Hood

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

People who fight everyday for a harmonized world

What role plays art in my life and work?

You can easily change the order of the subjects and the answer would be always the same!

Where can you see me or my work in 2020/2021?

You can follow me on all the exhibition and projects organized by Lucca Center of Contemporary Art and IPERCUBO and at the next edition in summer of Artinsolite, a contemporary art show in Lajatico.

How can you contact me?

On social networks as Instagram, Facebook and by mail at

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