“An apparently unconventional choice to award a mosaic work in the sculpture section. The idea of this 41-year-old born in Taranto was convincing for the plastic dimension of the work and the interplay between irony and cultured references. From Egon Schiele to comics and the most desecrating outcomes of neo-pop, scanned in flat, textured backgrounds in vivid colours”.

Jury motivation for the 2015 Art Prize

Orodè Deoro (Taranto, 1974) lives and works in Lecce.

He developed his distinctive ceramic mosaics technique in “Vincent City”, the eccentric house -museum in Guagnano, a small Italian town in the south of Italy, where he lived from 2000 to 2004 and, self-taught, transformed it into a surreal temple of mosaic madness. 

In Vincent City, Orodè realized twenty works of medium and large sizes, permanently displayed on the external and internal walls.

In 2014, he was one of the leading artists exhibited at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, where he spent a couple of years decorating a giant mosaic wall on the front of Fabio Novembre’s house.

Orodè won the “Premio Arte” for the sculpture section in 2015, the Enzo Fani National Prize and the Celeste Prize Online Vote in 2009.

In 2017, with the limited-edition “Light my fire” bathtub he began his cooperation with the British brand Victoria+Albert.

In 2018, he has been invited to perform at the Second Symposium of Contemporary Mosaics held at the Academy of Egypt in Rome, which acquired the mosaic sculpture he realized during his residence.

He taught techniques of mosaic at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce.


“Vincent City” House museum. Guagnano, Lecce, Italy. Twenty medium and large-sized  ceramic mosaic, on the internal and external walls of the structure, built between 2000 and 2005.


2023 Orodeide. Vita, morte e miracoli di Orodè Deoro – Off Gallery. Museo Must, Lecce. Curated by Maria Agostinacchio e Andrea Novembre

2023 Storie di seduzione – GaTa – Galleria Taranto. Curated by Domenico e Andrea Sciroccale

2023 Make-Up! – Other Size Gallery, Milano. Curated by Dario Giancane

2020  Do you love me? – Galleria Cattedrale, Conversano (BA). Curated by Lucilla Tauro.

2017  Mon coeur mis à nu, et pas seulement – Cantine Palazzo Rava, Ravenna, curated by Fabio Novembre e Daniele Torcellini.

2017 Mon coeur mis à nu, et pas seulement – Chapelle Saint Eman, Chartres, curated by Fabio Novembre.

2017 NET – Casa Milan (MI). Curated by Daniele Torcellini


2021  Fracta –  Other Size Gallery, Milano. Curated by Andrea Novembre

2019 Mosaic Exhibition – Yokohama Civic Gallery Azamino, Yokohama, Japan.  Curated by Mosaic Art Association

2019    Mediterraneo, XXVI Concorso di ceramica contemporanea – Castello Episcopio, Grottaglie (TA). Curated by Lorenzo Madaro.

2019    Opere in cantiere – Museo Sigismondo Castromediano, Lecce. Curated by Teatro Pubblico Pugliese.

2018 XVI° Congresso AIMC – Tour Saint Nicolas, Paray-le-Monial, France.

2018  Rencontres Internationales. Prix Picassiette – Chapelle du lycée Fulbert, Chartres. Curated by Association Les 3R.

2017 Montezuma, Fontana, Mirko. La scultura in mosaico dalle origini a oggi – Museo MAR, Ravenna, curated by Alfonso Panzetta e Daniele Torcellini.

2016 Il mosaico nella contemporaneità – Palazzo Tadea, Spilimbergo (PN), curated by AIMC (International Association of Contemporary Mosaic)

2015 Premio Arte – Museo della Permanente, Milano. Curated by the editorial staff of the magazine Arte.

2015 Ravenna Mosaico. Opere dal mondo – Palazzo Rasponi, Ravenna. Curated by Linda Kniffitz e Daniele Torcellini

2014 Il design italiano oltre le crisi – La Triennale, Milan. Curated by Beppe Finessi.

2014 Eccentrico Musivo  – Museo MAR, Ravenna. Curated by Linda Kniffitz e Daniele Torcellini


2018 – Academy of Egypt, Rome. Acquisition of the ceramic mosaic sculpture, Goddess, 83x35x23 cm.

2015 – MAR, Museum of Ravenna. Acquisition of my ceramic mosaic “En marche! En marche!”, 42×45 cm.


2015 Targa d’oro Premio Arte, sculpture section. Exhibition and award ceremony at the Permanente, Milan. Prize organized by the magazine Arte, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori.

2009 Celeste Prize, Online vote, painting section.  Exhibition at the Fabbrica Borroni, Milan.

2009 Enzo Fani National Prize, painting section. Organized By the Akkademia dei Prossimali, Rome.


2021 Mosaique. 80 artistes contemporains. Curated by Renée Malaval. Pyramid Editions, France

2021 Bisogna tagliare lo filo. L’estasi di San Giuseppe da Copertino tra Carmelo Bene e Orodè Deoro. Curated by Luca Nolasco. Musicaos Edizioni

2017 Montezuma, Fontana, Mirko. La scultura in mosaico dalle origini a oggi. Collective exhibition at the Mar Museum in Ravenna, curated by Alfonso Panzetta and Daniele Torcellini, Silvana Edizioni.

2014 Il design italiano oltre le crisi. Autarchia. Austerità. Autoproduzione. Curated by Beppe Finessi. Catalog of Triennale Design Museum,  Milan, Corraini Editions, 2014

2015  Mosaique Magazine, January and July 2015

2015 Arte Mondadori (No. 505 September 2015, No. 506 October 2015, No. 507 November 2015)

2015 Catalogue of Modern Art. Italian artists from the early twentieth century to today n ° 51. Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori

2013 Italian Art of the Third Millenium, Curated by Fulvio Chimento, Mimesis Editions.