Italian-born Adalberto Lonardi is a multidisciplinary artist, working at the intersection of art and design and with a focus on communities. He develops creative strategies to empower the local communities through art and design.
After training as a designer at Fabrica by Benetton and earning a Master’s degree in Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, Adalberto worked in the arts and design fields and set up his studio. He won the RCA School of Architecture 2020 Student of the Year Award and the Climate/ Spatial Justice Prize for The United Generations project.
Adalberto’s practice interweaves culture and design with art education at all age and ability levels; his style is marked by the simplicity of forms yet bold in aesthetics, thus making it accessible to his students and audiences alike. His art seeks to enable local voices and help transform their collective vision into art – by the community for the community. Integral to the realisation of his projects is the relationship with local organizations, institutions and specialists, including artisans, designers, videomakers, photographers and digital developers.
Among his recent projects include participation at a satellite event of the Venice Biennale, Kensington and Chelsea Art Week, King’s Road, and Nine Elms Art Trail. He was shortlisted for the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tessa Jowell Health Centre art project. He is also an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Communication (UAL) and Chief Creative Officer at Katherine Low Settlement.