Special Projects

Hua collaborates with museums, institutions, galleries and the trade.

We have been involved in international projects, helping our clients create memorable events and collections since 2012.

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Hua Special Projects is run by Director of Art Advisory, Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli 梦兰, fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

What we do:

  • Introducing artists and/or artworks to museums, institutions, galleries and the trade
  • Facilitating communications between artists, curators, gallerists, etc
  • Curating projects, from initial concept to final execution
  • Managing artists’ portfolios - assisting them with the selection of artworks, writing of essays and promotion of their art according to different projects
  • Organising art talks and lectures either led by Hua’s specialists or by other experts of the field

Featured Special Projects

Out of the Blue - A Calligraphic Journey through Alcantara

The Royal Palace Milan · September–October 2020
Curated by Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli and Katie Hill
Museum exhibition featuring large scale commissions by established artists Qin Feng, Qu Lei Lei, Sun Xun, Mao Lizi, Zhang Chun Hong and Wang Huangsheng.
Zhang Chun Hong room
Mao Lizi room

Between the Tao - Performance by Qin Feng

Blain|Southern London · September 2019
Organised by Craig Burnett, Director of Exhibitions at Blain|Southern and Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli, Hua Director
An interactive performance by Qin Feng with the audience, inspired by the Taoist belief of unity between nature and humanity.
Presentation about Qin Feng’s art by Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli
Audience engaging in Qin Feng’s performance

Ed Moses & Qin Feng

Blain|Southern London · 2019
Curated by Craig Burnett, Director of Exhibitions at Blain|Southern and Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli, Hua Director
An engaging dialogue between one of the pioneers of ink art in China, Qin Feng, and one of the pillars of post-war American abstraction, Ed Moses.
Desire Scenery Series by Qin Feng at Blain|Southern, London
Reincarnation Series by Qin Feng at Blain|Southern, London

De Coding

The Royal Palace, Milan · 2019
Organised by Alcantara ·  Curated by Domitilla Dardi and Angela Rui
Group exhibition featuring the works of Qu Lei Lei, Sabine Marcelis, Constance Guisset and Space Popular. Qu Lei Lei was supported by Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli, Hua.
Qu Lei Lei, Enjoy your Spirit… Thousand Character Text, 2019. Ink on alcantara.
Courtesy Alcantara
Qu Lei Lei with ink on alcantara collages.
Courtesy Alcantara

Jacky Tsai: Reincarnation

Unit London · 2018
Jacky Tsai, The Retirement, 2017. Lacquer carving on wood panel. 107x180cm
Courtesy Unit London
Jacky Tsai, Dream In The Deserted Garden, 2018, Lacquer carving on wood panel. Series of 3, each one finished in unique colours. 150x150cm.
Courtesy Unit London

[Un]Forbidden City:
the Post Revolution of New Chinese Art

Macro - Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome · 2012
Installation by Wu Xiaojun
Presentation of the exhibition by the Gao Brothers and Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli.

Waiting for Qin Feng

Curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Umberto Vattani · Venice · 2016
Solo exhibition by globally recognised Chinese artist Qin Feng on three islands in Venice.
Qin Feng, Achille Bonito Oliva, Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli
Qin Feng’s paintings inside former monastery, now Cini Foundation, on San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

G7 Summit – Sustainability Renaissance

Organised by Alcantara · Bologna · 2017
Exhibtion "Landscape of Desire" by Qin Feng at Palazzo d'Accursio. Ink paintings on Alcantara.
Ink paintings on Alcantara painted by Qin Feng
Alcantara CEO, Mr Boragno, with Italian Minister of the Environment Mr Galletti

dslcollection at Milan Design Week

Milan · 2018
Premier contemporary Chinese art VR Museum exhibited for the first time in Italy.
Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli, Annamaria Salinari (organiser of Asia Design Pavilion) and Dominique Levy (Founder of dslcollection)
A visitor experiences the contemporary Chinese art VR museum

Rising Star Le Guo at Milan Design Week

Asian Design Pavilion, Milan Design Week · 2018
Abstract and visionary paintings by Chinese artist Le Guo.
Ink on paper by Le Guo, showcased at Milan Design Week
Asia Design Pavilion – Milan Design Week

Lecture – Contemporary Chinese Ink

Sotheby's Institute of Art, London · 2014
The lecture in progress
Dr Katie Hill, Le Guo, Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli

Lecture – The Gao Brothers

Fabbrica / Benetton - Communicaton Research Centre, Treviso · 2012
Enrico Bossan, artist Chang Lei, artist Gao Zhen, Luciano Benetton, artist Gao Qiang, Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli
Lecture by the Gao Brothers and Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli

ART 14 – VIP Art Talk – The Evolution of Contemporary Chinese Art

Morton's Club, London · 2014
Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli with VIP guests
Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli discussing the evolution of contemporary Chinese art

The Utopia of Hugging for 20 Minutes – Performance by The Gao Brothers

Rome · 2012
The Gao Brothers being interviewed for television
Performance inviting strangers to hug each other for 20 minutes

Summer Party at Yan Jiao Art Studio by The Gao Brothers

Beijing · 2014
Selected paintings and sculpture by the Gao Brothers
The Gao Brothers with Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli and a collector

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