Daniele Catalli
is multidisciplinary artist whose practice embraces a wide range of media, including drawing, installation, publishing and performance.

In 2014, after a journey through the Balkans, he arrived in Istanbul for the Pasaj residence, during which he continued the DREAM CIRCUS PROJECT, a traveling participatory art performance  / installation that works on dreams and their representation. The project won the BEST PROJECT award from Wetraders Berlin at the Kunstraum Bethanien in Berlin.

In 2016 he was invited by the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation to take
part in The Big Draw.

In the same year he won the ETCHING AWARD of SETUp Fair in Bologna, culminating in a residence at Casa Falconieri in Cagliari during which he worked on "La Balada de Caperucita", an artist's book in engraving based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca.

He’s a member of Le Stanze Segrete, a company for performance between theater and illustration. In 2020 Le Stanze Segrete was the recipient of the Crossing The Sea award.

An important part of his work is constituted by the multiple and in particular by the artist's book intended as the recovery of printing techniques and experimentation with materials and design always from a narrative point of view.

He’s co-founder of DFRG Press London, a publishing house and agency that deals with the promotion of artists who dedicate themselves to the book as an artistic practice.

His books have been acquired by private and public collections includin The Oslo National Academy of the Arts Library, Swarthmore College Lafayette College, Salon fur Kunst Buch Wien, Internationale Jugendbibliothek München.

His first children's book "La Bataille des Grenouilles et des Souris" published by Amaterra Editions, won the "ALBUMS JEUNESSE - 2018 Award at la Nuit du Livre in Paris.


For children books requests, contact:

Daniela Bonerba / The Children Book Factory


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Senza Testa, texts by Lucio Villani, Red Star Press, Roma 2022

Hokusai et le Fujisan
, text by Eva Bensard, Editions Amaterra, Lyon 2022

Alexandre, Editions Amaterra, Lyon 2022

Yvain, Editions Amaterra, Lyon 2021

Orphée, Editions Amaterra, Lyon 2019

La Battaglia delle Rane e dei Topi, Ippocampo Edizioni 2018

Elektre, Editions Amaterra, Lyon 2018

La Bataille des Grenouilles et des Souris, 48 pages, Editions Amaterra, Lyon 2017

AA.VV. Skistory, 300 pages, Bellavite Editore, Como 2009


Benjamin W., A Christmas Angel, Archivio Tipografico 2020

Romeo and Juliet, Dfrg Press, London 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dfrg Press, London 2019

Di Ferite Stelle, 35 haiku by laura Anfuso, Dfrg Press, London 2019

La Balada de Caperucita by F. G. Lorca, ed. of 3 Cagliari 2016

La Balada de Caperucita by F. G. Lorca, ed. of 1, unique, Cagliari 2016

Through the woods, DFRG Press London 2015

100 drawings, DFRG Press 2015 London

Del Lavoro e della Morte, silkscreen on cardboard, Print About Me, Torino, april 2014

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, edition of 400, Torino 2014

Attraverso il bosco, wood, edition of 1, Torino 2013

Attraverso il bosco, paper and lasercut, edition of 30, Torino 2013

Catalli D., Villani L., 24 Senza Testa, Print About Me, Torino 2013

Ombre Giapponesi, 36 pages, MonkeystudioEdizioni, Roma 2002


2022 Prix Amerigo Vespucci

2020 Premio Racconto Plurale, Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, Torino

2020 Crossing the Sea

2020 Shortlisted, World Illustration Award (WIA)

2019 Best Cover, Premio Soligatto, for children books

2019 Best Album, Premio Soligatto, for children books

2019 Shortlisted, Premio Andersen, Italia

2019 Shortlisted Prix Nénuphar, Dunkerque

2018 Best Children Book of the Year, Prix Livre Jeunesse, La Nuit du Livre, Paris

2016 SETUP Art Fair ETCHING AWARD SetUp Art Fair, Bologna (IT)

2014 Best Concept, Art Books Wanted Competition, Prague (CZ)

2014 Best Project, Wetraders Berlin, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

2012 KulturBuro Essen (DE)

2010 Best Production Design Award, Rome Film Festival, Rome


2019 Dream Circus Project, Some Books Gallery Seoul

2019 Dream Circus Project, Almost Perfect Tokyo

2019 La Battaglia delle Rane e dei Topi, Un Ponte di Storie Festival, Ponte

2019 Dream Circus Project, Un Ponte di Storie Festival, Ponte

2018 Una Sola Moltitudine, curated by Federico Cano, Galleria Caracol Torino

2018 Fare la Guerra, Galleria Adiacenze Bologna

2014 Dream Circus Project - Mediterraneo Tour, curated by Arteco, Spazio N.B. Torino

2014 Dream Circus Project, Operae, curated by Arteco, Torino

2014 Dream Circus Project , Circolo degli Artisti, curated by Arteco, Torino

2014 Dream Circus Project, LX Factory Lisboa, curated by Angelika Fitz, Rose Epple, Lisbon

2013 24 Senza Testa, curated by Stefano Riba, Van Der Gallery, Torino

2012 Dream Circus Project, curated by Bianca Roagna, The Gate, Calamandrana

2012 Dream Circus in Amsterdam, curated by Go Go Project, E. Verhamme, Awa Gallery, Amsterdam

2012 Dream Circus Project, Dokhuis, Amsterdam

2011 Mirabolante Esposizione di Metamorfosi, curated by Isabella Indolfi, Emmeotto Next Gallery, Roma


2022 Tracce d’Acqua, curated by Asilo Bianco Villa Nigra, Miasino

2019 Ilustro Festival Belgrado

2019 Biennal Illustration Bratislava

2019 Just Humans, Museo Egizio Torino

2019 Rigorosamente libri, Artists Books Biennale, Foggia

2019 Matite per Riace, Castello di Conversano

2019 Sulla Soglia, Galleria Cartavetra Firenze

2019 Premio Renner, Bologna

2018 La Battaglia delle Rane e dei Topi, Menta e Rosmarino, curated by Giorgio Caione, Miasino

2018 Fabula, Museo del Paesaggio, curated by S. Cecchetto, Torre di Mosto Venezia

2018 SOI60, Society of Illustrators, New York

2017 Please Disturb, Less is More Projects, Paris

2017 Circumnavigazioni, Palazzo Baronale, Calcata (IT)

2017 Kaleid OslO, University of Arts, Oslo

2016 Sily and Green, Inuit Gallery, Bologna

2015 Walden. La vibrazione selvatica, Biancovolta Viterbo, a cura di M. Brancaforte e M. Trulli, Viterbo

2015 Art and Artists from Rome, Sif , Seoul

2014 Holy Mistery, curated by Exhibitioff, Chiesa del Santo Volto, Torino

2014 WETRADERS, curated by Angelika Fitz, Rose Epple, KusntraumKreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin

2010 Walls of Authority, Hysterical Women, The Old Police Station, London

2005 Tendenze Idee Progetti, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino


2022 Adiacenze, 2016 Casa Falconieri, Cagliari, 2016 Freezer Residency Program, Rif (Iceland), 2015 Shakespeare and Co. Paris, 2015 Inteatro, Ancona, 2014 Pasaj, Istanbul, 2013 Festival Villa Nappi, Polverigi, IT, 2013 Danza la Museo, Inteatro, Ancona, IT, 2012 AWA Gallery Amsterdam, NL, 2012 Kanaal 10, Amsterdam, NL, 2011 Inteatro, Polverigi, IT (with E. Kofinà), 2011 Seminaria Sogninterra, Maranola, IT, 2011 TanzAtelier Kunsthaus Essen, DE (with E. Kofinà), 2006 Epidemia2, Collegno, IT


Daniele Catalli is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice embraces a wide range of media, including drawing, installation, publishing, animation and performance.