Claudio Castilletti was born in Vittoria, Sicily in 1990. He trained at the S. Fiume State Institute of Art in Comiso, where he created a painting for the "Art donated" event, a fundraising initiative for the Maria Paternò Arezzo Hospital in Ragusa.At the age of 19, he moved to Catania, where he earned a three-year degree in Scenography for New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania. During this period, he worked as a set designer for the documentary film "Vespero," directed by Nicolò Cappello and Alessandro Gravano, and he designed an installation for a culinary exhibition at a gallery in Brussels.In 2014, he moved to Vibo Valentia, where he graduated from the Fidia Academy of Fine Arts in Painting. Here, he had the opportunity to collaborate and connect with Gaspare di Caro, a world-renowned illuminator and artist, with whom he created graphic lighting projects for Mondial Granit S.P.A. In 2015, with the guidance of master Gesualdo Spampinato, he embarked on a journey of painterly exploration focused on expressive freedom. This culminated in the exhibition of one of his works at the LIMEN Museum of Contemporary ART in Vibo Valentia, selected as part of an international competition.In 2016, he delved into ceremonial photography, working with the Idea Foto studio.In 2017, he collaborated with Walter Manfrè, engaging in set design for the theatrical production "The Schwarz Dragon" at the Naselli Theater in Comiso. Subsequently, he worked as a videographer for Manfrè's short film "Liollà." During this period, he served as a set designer for the film "Cristiano Rolando," directed by Alessio Micieli, which was screened in cinemas across Sicily and is currently available on Amazon Prime for the United States, United Kingdom, and Italy, with premieres in Montclair (New Jersey), Brooklyn (New York), and Los Angeles (California).In 2017, he worked as an RVM Operator (Direction, Video, and Editing) for the Aletheia Cooperative's La Prima TV section.During these years, his interest in reportage photography grew, leading him to participate in the exhibition "Comiso in a Click," sponsored by the Comiso Municipality.His passion for photography led him to further refine his skills in 2019 and deepen his knowledge through a two-year specialization in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania. He concluded this period with a thesis titled "Ceremony as Life."In 2019, he directed the short film "People Look and Don't See," presented at the Vittoria Pace Film Fest. Between 2020 and 2021, he exhibited in various shows in Catania, Parma, and Milan.In 2021, he founded the Nero Art Gallery and curated and set up exhibitions, including one for the artist Giuseppe Stornello titled "Happy Ending," which garnered appreciation from one of the world's foremost art collectors, Greek Dakis Joannou.As the founder of Ironic Expressionism in Photography, he participated in two significant exhibitions: "Move To Trash" in Comiso and "C€ No Conformity Guaranteed" in Milan.Currently, he is working on two publications about ceremony and combines his research activities with teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania.He resides between Comiso and Catania.
2012 Come scenotecnico lavora per il Film - documentario “Vespero” Regia di Nicolò Cappello e Alessandro Gravano.
2012 Lavora alla realizzazione di "Falling" cortometraggio, il cui tema tratta “la perdizione delle vertigini” lavoro svolto con Santo Giranio, Valentino Presti per il professore Giuseppe Rossi.
2013 progettata un allestimento espositivo per una mostra culinaria in una galleria di Bruxelles.
2014 lavora per Gaspare di Caro realizzando i rendering grafici per l’illuminazione della Mondial Granit s.p.a.
2017 inizia a lavorare come Scenografo nella Compagnia Teatrale Kreatimondo per la realizzazione di uno spettacolo “il drago di Schwarz” (Regia di Walter Manfrè)
2017 lavora come Scenografo al film ‘’Cristiano Rolando" regia di Alessio Micieli distribuito nei cinema di tutta la Sicilia ed attualmente DISTRIBUITO DA AMAZON PRIME( per Stati Uniti e England, in italiano, SUB ENG) con debutto nelle città di Montclair (New Jersey), Brooklyn (New York) e Los Angeles (California).
2017 lavora per la Coperativa Aletheia sezione La Prima TV come Operatore RVM (Regia, Video e Montaggio)
2018 realizza un cortometraggio su Pirandello (Liolà) con il regista Walter Manfrè.
2019 Cortometraggio “La gente guarda e non vede” Regia Liliana Stimolo Vittoria Pace Film Fest
Esposizioni collettive / Group Exibitions
2009 "L'arte donata", event aimed at raising funds for the construction of a Radiotherapy bunker at the Oncology Division of the Maria Paternò Arezzo Hospital in Ragusa;
2015 'Limen Arte International Prize'. One of the paintings produced is exhibited at the Limen Museum of Contemporary Art in Vibo Valentia. Curators Prof. Vincenzo Le Pera, Prof. Giorgio Di Genova, Prof. Lara Caccia, Prof. Giorgio Bonomi;
2017 participates in the photographic exhibition 'Comiso in un clic' with the patronage of the Municipality of Comiso;
2020 he exhibited in the collective art exhibition for the event 'BiscArt Festival' at the Castle of the Counts of Biscari in Acate under the patronage of the Municipality of Acate;
2020 exhibited in the collective 'Sine Die' in Catania at the Palazzo della Cultura. Photographic exhibition organised by the 'Oelle Foundation';
2020 exhibits at Palazzo Labisi in Comiso for the exhibition 'Terra' organised by Maestro Giovanni Pace;
2020 he exhibited in Faenza and Parma for the travelling exhibition 'Let's do It' sponsored by the Emilia Romagna Region;
2021 exhibits at Nero Art Gallery in Comiso in a photographic collection entitled 'Move To Trash';
2021 exhibits at Zona Blu in Milan in a three-man show entitled 'C€ No Conformity Guaranteed'.
Curatore / Curator
Move to Trash 2021exhibits at Nero Art Gallery
Happy Ending 2021Giuseppe Stornello exhibitsat Nero Art Gallery
Pubblicazioni / Publications
Catalogo Mostra L’arte donata 2009
Catalogo Mostra Premio internazionale Limen Arte 2015