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p a r a d i s e   n o w | 2013
curated by Manrica Rotili

Stefania Artusi | Romina Bassu | Gianni Cipriano |
Giulia Giannola | Paolo Polloniato | Angela Zurlo |

 

brevi note biografiche | short biographies

s t e f a n i a   a r t u s i  nasce nel 1990 a Palermo, vive e lavora tra Palermo e Berlino. Dal 2005 al 2012 lavora e porta avanti il proprio percorso formativo presso lo studio di Andrea Di Marco e Francesco De Grandi. Nel 2013 è stata selezionata per il padiglione ZAC | Zisa Arte Conteporanea a Palermo. La sua ricerca espressiva, ad oggi, è orientata in ambito figurativo, secondo una chiave simbolico-sociale ed antropologica.

s t e f a n i a   a r t u s i  born in 1990 in Palermo, she lives and works between Palermo and Dusseldorf. In 2013 she has been selected for the pavilion ZAC | contemporary arts Zisa in Palermo. From 2005 to 2012 he worked and continued her studies at the studio of Andrea Di Marco and Francesco De Grandi. Her expressive choice is presently oriented to a social-symbolic research, trying to analyze the relationships between the intimate perception of reality and the reality itself.

 

solo show | mostre personali

2013
Haut/Haut, NeuNoi, Palermo (cur. Giusi Affronti)

2011
Fottuti Ricordi
, QAMM gallery, Palermo (cur. Alessandro Pinto)

 

selected group shows | mostre collettive selezionate

2013
Die Forms des wassers, Kunst im hafen, Dusseldorf, Germany (cur. Alessandro Pinto)
Macerie, Chiesa del Giglio, Palermo (cur. Andrea Mineo, Paolo Falcone)
Work in progress, ZAC Cantieri Culturali della Zisa, Palermo
Stati di Eccezione, Atelier Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo (cur. Salvatore Davì)

2012
Amici miei
, Spazio Cannatella, Palermo (cur. Tiziana Pantaleo)
She's lost control, Hotel delle Cave, Favignana - Trapani, Italy, (cur. Liliana Russo)
La Peste, Palazzo Costantino, Palermo (cur. Tiziana Pantaleo, Alessandro Bazan)

2011
Casa Aut
, Casa di Tano Badalamenti a Cinisi, Palermo (cur. Laboratorio Saccardi)

 

r o m i n a   b a s s u  nasce nel 1982 a Roma, vive e lavora tra Roma e Siviglia. Studia all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma e presso la Facultad de Bellas Artes di Sevilla. Nel 2004 inizia la sua collaborazione come assistente nello studio di Alberto di Fabio e in quello di Cristiano Pintaldi. Dopo alcuni anni si sposta a Londra dove inizia la serie "I'm stressed out" che si conclude a Berlino con una personale. Trasferitasi in Spagna dà inizio al progetto "Archivo anonimo", che parte da una minuziosa ricerca di foto antiche che evocano il passato. Con i suoi lavori l'artista cerca di rendere il senso del tempo che scorre sugli esseri umani cancellandoli e trasformandoli in figure nostalgiche. In questa prospettiva crea una "mitologia individuale" nella quale tutti possono riconoscersi.

r o m i n a   b a s s u  born in 1982 in Rome, she lives and works between Rome and Seville. She studied between the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome and the Faculty of Fine Arts of Seville. In 2004 she started a collaboration as assistant for Alberto di Fabio and Cristiano Pintaldi. Some years later Romina Bassu moves to London where she began the series "I'm stressed out" which ends in Berlin with a personal show. She moved to Spain and she begins the project "Anonymous Archive", which involves the collection of photographs from the past. Through her works, the artist tries to evoke the sense of time passing on humans being deleting them and turning them into nostalgic figures. In this perspective she creates an "individual mythology" in which we can all recognise ourselves.

 

solo show | mostre personali

2013
Archivo anónimo
, Galleria Manuel Alés, La Línea de la Concepción| Sala Rafaél Argelés, Fundación de Cultura José Luis Cano, Algeciras (catalogue)

2010
I'm stressed out
, Pantocrator Gallery, Berlino

 

selected group shows | mostre collettive selezionate

2013
Textures collettiva
, Palazzo Montevergine, Airola, Benevento
Premio Combat
, Museo Civico G. Fattori ex Granai di Villa Mimbelli | Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno (catalogo)
Premio Internacional Fundació Barcelona Olímpica. Arte sobre papel
, Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport, Barcellona (catalogo)
Mailbox
, Chance art gallery, Roma | Pescara; Undergallery, Milan
Ars Visibilis, Museo de Almeria, Spain
No, lo siguiente, Nando Argüelles art projects, Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain

2012
Sincronicidades
, Espacio Continuo Gallery, Badajoz, Spain
Ahora el mar, Casa de las Cuatro Torres, Cádiz, Spain
Fondo de galería, Nando Argüelles Art Project, Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain

2010
Open Studio
, 142-143, Berlin

2009
Talento da vendere
, Artetica, Rome

2008
Living Room
, Atelier Ekhart, Rome
Collettiva d'arte, Galleria Degas, Rome

 

g i a n n i    c i p r i a n o  nasce a Palermo nel 1983, vive e lavora tra l'Italia e gli Stati Uniti. Cresciuto tra Brooklyn, Ginevra e Palermo, dopo gli studi in Ingegneria aerospaziale e Architettura, nel 2007 si trasferisce a New York dove si specializza in fotogiornalismo e fotografia documentaria all'International Center of Photography e dove lavora per i fotogiornalisti Christopher Anderson (Magnum Photos) e Ron Haviv (VII). Nel 2008 è stato tra gli Emerging Talents di Reportage by Getty Images e ha partecipato all'Eddie Adams Workshop XXI. Negli ultimi tre anni è stato nominato per il World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Ha lavorato per: The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Le Monde, MSNBC.com, Esquire, Rolling Stone, L'Espresso, D Repubblica, Io Donna, Ventiquattro, Sette, IL, Courrier International, Vanity Fair, Diario, Save The Children e altri.

g i a n n i    c i p r i a n o  born in 1983 in Palermo, he lives and works between Italy and USA. He grew up between Brooklyn, Geneva and Palermo. After his studies in Aerospace Engineering and Architecture, he graduated in the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York and interned with photojournalists Ron Haviv (VII) and Christopher Anderson (Magnum Photos). In 2008 he was among the "EmergingTalents" of Reportage by Getty Images and was selected for the XXI 2008 Eddie Adams Workshop in New York. He as been nominated for the past three years at the Joop Swart World Press Photo Masterclass. His clients and publications include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Le Monde, MSNBC.com, D Repubblica, Io Donna, Ventiquattro, IL, Courrier International, Vanity Fair, Diario, Esquire, Save The Children, among others.

 

solo shows | mostre personali

2012
15
, neu [nòi], Palermo (cur. Giusi Affronti)

 

selected group shows | mostre collettive selezionate

2013
Geografie e storie di transizioni #1 - #2,
Palazzo Ziino, Palermo ( cur. Galleria X3)
Images Singulières, Sète, France (cur. Gilles Favier, Christian Caujolle)

2012
Strike Anywhere
, International Center of Photography, New York Atelier Reflexions Masterclass 2002-2012 - Une aventure artistique, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles (cur. Gabriel Bauret, Giovanna Calvenzi)
Winephoto Festival, Mogliano Veneto
Ragusa Fotofestival, Ragusa

2011
Vietato! I limiti che cambiano la fotografia, Galleria BelVedere, Milan | Ferri, fsmgallery, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence | Ferri, Circolo Fotocine, Settimana della Fotografia, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (cur. Giovanna Calvenzi, Gabriele Caproni e Renata Ferri)
FOLI, Lima Biennale of Photography, Peru
Pro'jekt LA, MOPLA, Month of Photography, Los Angeles
Round New York, Galleria X3, Palermo (cur. Emilia Valenza, Giulia Scalia)

2010
What We Saw: Dialects, International Center of Photography, New York

 

awards | premi

2012
Picture Of The Year International (POYI) (First Place Multimedia Feature)

2009
Premio Fotografico. Italian Association of Professional Photographers (Emerging Talent Honorable Mention)

2008
Visas de l'Association Nationale des Iconographes (Winner)
Editorial Photographers Student Contest (Winner)
Visual Culture Awards (Bronze prize and award of excellence)
American Society of Media Photographers (Honorable Mention) International Photography Awards (Honorable Mention in Deeper Perspective category)
International Photography Awards (Honorable Mentions in Editorial Photo Essay category)

 

g i u l i a    g i a n n o l a  nasce a Napoli nel 1985, vive e lavora tra Napoli e Berlino. Dopo aver terminato la laurea a Venezia presso l'Università IUAV, si trasferisce a Berlino dove si è recentemente laureata come Meisterschülerin in Installazione e Multimedia presso la Universität der Künste. Nelle sue performance e nei video l'artista crea coreografie, mette in scena situazioni e azioni in spazi pubblici.

g i u l i a    g i a n n o l a  born in 1985 in Naples, she lives and works between Naples and Berlin. After finishing her Bachelor degree in Venice at the IUAV University, she moves to Berlin where she recently graduated as Meisterschülerin in Installation and Multimedia at the Universität der Künste, with Prof. Christiane Möbus. In her performances and videos she creates choreographies, staged situations and actions in public spaces.

 

solo shows |mostre personali

2013
Gelb spielt keine rolle, Saarandisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrucken, Germany
Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten der UdK Berlin (together with Wanda Stolleand Helena Petersen), Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin

 

selected group shows | mostre collettive selezionate

forthcoming
Shiryaevo Biennial. Screen: Between Europe and Asia,
Regional Museum of Samara, Russia

2013
Kleine Humboldt Galerie
, Humboldt University Gallery, Berlin

2012
La révolte des choses,
MIM&More Gallery, Berlin

2011
Meridian | Urban, Asia Pacific Weeks
, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Greener on the other side, International video art festival, Organhaus, Chongqing, China

2010
Media-Scape, The Year we Make Contact
, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia Actualitas. Kunst vor Ort, Performance Festival, Braunschweig, Germany

2007
Open#0
, Magazzini del Sale, Venice

 

p a o l o    p o l l o n i a t o  nasce a Nove (Vicenza) nel 1979, vive e lavora tra Bruxelles e Nove. Proviene da una storica famiglia di Maestri Artigiani legati da due secoli alla produzione della ceramica di Nove, uno dei centri più importanti in Italia. Concluso il corso di decorazione all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, la ceramica contemporanea diventa il suo settore di ricerca principale. Attraverso l'indagine e la manipolazione di stampi delle varie manifatture storiche del suo luogo di origine, l'artista crea sculture e installazioni concettuali in cui la storia si rapporta con il presente generando nuovi scenari. Nel maggio 2012 viene invitato a Vallauris per tenere un work shop e per una residenza d'artista in cui ha realizzato delle opere utilizzando gli stampi storici del centro di produzione ceramica francese.

p a o l o    p o l l o n i a t o  was born in Nove (Vicenza, Italy) in 1979, he currently lives and works between Bruxelles and Nove. He descends from a family of Master Craftsmen with a bicentennial history in ceramic production, Nove being one of the most important centres of ceramic manufacture in Italy. After he specialised in Decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, contemporary ceramics became his main area of research. Through the study and manipulation of moulds from the historical manufactories of his birthplace, the artist creates sculptures and conceptual installations in which tradition mixes with present and generates new scenarios. In May 2012, he was invited in Vallauris, well-known for its pottery tradition, to hold a workshop and for an artist-in-residence program where he created some works using the traditional local moulds.

 

selected solo shows | mostre personali selezionate

2013
Metamorfose
, Galerie Geneviève Godar, Lille, France
Des-formes à forma, Le Fil Rouge, Roubaix, France
Paolo Polloniato & Noemi Nederhauser, Puls Gallery, Bruxelles

2012
Jeux de corps,
Galerie A.Gombert, Paris
Made in Vallauris, Spazio Riunione Cittadina, Faenza
La metamorfose de la tradition, Galleria CK'OMSA, Vallauris

 

selected group shows | mostre collettive selezionate

forthcoming
53th Castellamonte exhibition,
Turin
E siate candidti come colombe ed astuti come serpenti, Treviso, (cur. Marco Minuz)

2013
E siate candidti come colombe ed astuti come serpenti, Galleria Civica d'Arte Celso Costantini di Zoppola, Pordenone, Italy (cur. Marco Minuz)

2012
Black is not black
, Galleria L'atelier ceramique, Losanna, Switzerland
Made in Nove, ex mulino Antonibon, Nove, Vicenza, Italy
Past forward, Museo civico di Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy
22éme Biennale International de la ceramique d'art du Vallauris, France
12éme Biennale de la ceramique d'Andenne, Belgium

2011
"54.a BIENNALE DI VENEZIA" Italian Pavilion for the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Turin (cur. Vittorio Sgarbi)
Tea for two, Galleria Officine Saffi, Milan
Collezione ‘900 e contemporanei, Museo G.Gianetti, Saronno, Varese

 

awards | premi

2013
Valter Dal Pane Awards (New Talents category) at 58th Prize for Conteporary Ceramics in Faenza, with the work SANTILVA 2012

 

collections | collezioni

Casa-museo Stanze al Genio, Palermo
Museo Gianetti, Saronno, Varese

Museo della ceramica di Nove, Vicenza
MIAAO - Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi, Torino
Museo dell'arte ceramica di Ascoli Piceno

 

a n g e l a   z u r l o  nasce a Foggia 1982, vive e lavora tra Roma e Milano. Si diploma in pittura presso l'Accademia di Belle arti di Bologna e dopo un periodo di studi presso l'Universitad de Belles Artes di Bilbao, si specializza per l'insegnamento delle discipline pittoriche all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. Nel 2013 partecipa a Taking Position: Identity questioning, progetto di scambio residenza tra l'Italia e l'Armenia, promosso da "Fare" di Milano in collaborazione con il Cisp e ACSL di Yerevan e a Default. Masterclass in residence. Art, city and re generation (2011, Lecce). Prende parte ai seguenti workshop: Milano e Oltre: youth creativity to new urban ecology (2011, Milano), Palestra d'Arte Pubblica (2010, Bologna), Writing a story, writing history (2008, Istituto Svizzero, Rome).

a n g e l a   z u r l o  born in 1982 in Foggia (Italy), she lives and works between Rome and Milan. She graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and after a period of study at the Universidad de Belles Artes of Bilbao, she specialized at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 2013 she participated at two artist-in-residence program: Taking Position: questioning identity, residency exchange project between Italy and Armenia, sponsored by "Fare" in collaboration with the CISP and ACSL of Yerevan and Default. Masterclass in residence. Art, city and re generation (2011, Lecce, Italy). She took part at the following workshops: Milan and Beyond: youth creativity to new urban ecology of Milan (2011, Milan); Gym Public Art (2010, Bologna); Writing a story, writing history (2008, Swiss Institute, Rome).

 

solo shows | mostre personali

2009
Cantieri
, site specific project, Badsinart studio, Naples

2008
La dimenticanza di Francesca
, Galleria Manidesign, Naples

 

selected group shows | mostre collettive selezionate

2013
Taking Position: identity questioning, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan
Ortica: organic theme in contemporary Art, for Il Festival delle Creatività, Factory, Macro Testaccio, Rome
Milano e Oltre, una visione in movimento, La triennale di Milano

2012
Visioni a(p)arte
, Galleria Buorg, Bari
Prendimi in cura da te, Spazio Superfluo project, Padua
Ouverture. La festa dell'arte, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Bari Cartabianca_Roma, Museo di arte contemporanea Villa Croce. Genoa
Nuova gestione, Quarter Quadraro, Rome

2011
Trame. Omaggio a Louise Bourgeois,
MLAC Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome
Metti una sera in Barona, Connecting Cultures, Milan

2010
My favourite things
, Galleria Contemporaneo, Venice

2008
Fuori logos
, Complesso monumentale di San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples
Invasioni sistematiche
, 2008, Zungoli, Avellino
Beata Fransson, Tova mozard, Bjorn Olsson, Angela Zurlo, Opdahl gallery, Berlin

 


 

 

s o m e  c a r e  -  s o m e  l e s s | 2011

Masashi Echigo | Pieter Hugo | Gülsün Karamustafa.

 

short biographies | brevi note biografiche

Masashi Echigo was born in Toyama, Japan in 1982; lives and works between Tokyo and Belgium. Among his solo exhibitions we mention: in 2011: From an Effort to a Cause, Cable Gallery, Helsinki; in 2010: Stories,  e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome;  Immanence, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; The absence, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium; in 2009: Masashi Echigo, De Overslag, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Appearance, Factory Kunsthalle Krems, Austria; Encounter, Kusthuise SYB, Beeterzwaag, The Netherlands; in 2008: Lost Space, Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands. His work has been included in the following group exhibitions: in 2011: Terrible Beauty, Dublin Contemporary, Dublin; Tomorrow Is The Question, S.M.A.K., Ghent; in 2010: Aggetti, Progettazioni, Proiezioni, Prominenze, Protuberanze, Sporgenze,  e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma; Thank You for Tomorrow, De Zwarte Zaal, Ghent;  Otherwise, NAKED STATE gallery, Bruxelles; The Fifth Element, Gdansk, Poland; Terminal Beauty, NAKED STATE gallery, Bruxelles; Watou kunst en Poezie Zomer: Past in Present, Watou, Belgium; BAT 10: Beeldenroute Anti-tankgracht, Antwerp, Belgium; Guest ROOM #10, Museum Het Domein Sittard, The Netherlands; The Morning News, BE- PART Platform voor actuele kunst, Waregem, Belgium; One little Indian, And Then There Were None, La Generale en Manufacture.6, Paris; in 2009: Onder Spanning, Zwevegem, Belgio; Watou kunst en Poezie Zomer: Polyphonie, Grenslandhal, Watou, Belgium; in 2008: Light Project, Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam.    

Pieter Hugo was born in Johannesburg in1976. Lives and works in Cape Town. From 1st of December 2011 MAXXI  museum in Rome is dedicating a large exhibition to his Permanent Error series. Among his solo exhibitions we mention: Nollywood, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand| Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand (2011); On reality and Other Stories, Brass, Bruxelles | Galerie Municipale du Château d'Eau, Toulouse (2010);  Nollywood, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2010) |  e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma | Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2009); The Hyena and Other Men, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel (2010) | Foam_Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2008); Messina|Musina, National Gallery, Cape Town | Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (2008) |  e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome (2007). Among his group exhibitions: Paraty em Foco photography festival, Brazil; 
All Cannibals, Me Collectors Room, Berlin; Contact Photography Festival, Toronto; Il corpo metafora di un'esperienza, CIAC Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, Italy; Lens: Fractions of Contemporary Photography and Video in South Africa,Stellenbosch University Art Museum, Stellenbosch (2011); ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Tous cannibales, Maison Rouge, Paris; Possible Cities: Africa in Photography and Video, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Pennsylvania; Figures and Fictions, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Breaking News, Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino, Modena, Italy; Disquieting Images, Triennale di Milano, Milan (2010); A Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, FFotogallery, Cardiff (2009); Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London (2008).

Gülsün Karamustafa è nata ad Ankara nel 1946. Vive e lavora a Istanbul. Tra le sue mostre personali ricordiamo: Solo für … Gülsün Karamustafa: ETIQUETTE, ifa-Galerie, Stoccarda | ifa-Galerie, Berlino; The Monument and the Child, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna (2011); The City and The Secret Panther Fashion, 3,14 International Contemporary Art Foundation, Bergen, Norvegia (2010); Mobile Stages, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salisburgo; Bosphorus 1954, Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Unawarded Performances, Konsthall C, Stoccolma; Gülsün Karamustafa - Video Exhibition, Contemporary Art Institute EXIT, Pejë, Kosovo | Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Ankara (2008); Yapý Kredi Kazým Taþkent Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul; Video Works, Istanbul Modern Museum, (2007); Memory of a square, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Memory of a square (perceived from an interior), Museum Villa Stuck, Monaco; m2, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg; Galata: Genova (scavare finestrini), Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea, Torino (2004). Tra le sue più recenti partecipazioni a mostre collettive ricordiamo: Open House, 3rd Singapore Biennale(2011); Starter - Vehbi Koc Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Kunsthaus Arter, Istanbul ; e-flux video rental, Fondazione Giuliani, Roma; correct me if i´m critical, Felleshus - Gemeinschaftshaus der Nordischen Botschaften, Berlino; Live Cinema/In the Round: Contemporary Art from the East Mediterranean, Philadelphia Museum of Art (2010); Istanbul Modern Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlino; Vreemd en vertrouwd - Play van Abbe, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Neuerwerbungen 2009, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlino (2009); 3rd Guangzou Triennial; 11th Cairo Biennale (2008); Anos 80 – Uma Topologia, Museu de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto (2007)

 

f l u x   c a p a c i t o r | 2008

Francesca Anfossi  | Erik Blinderman | Roisin Byrne | Patrizio Di Massimo | Michael Eddy | Maria Karantzi

 

short biographies | brevi  note biografiche

Francesca Anfossi, born 1980 in Genoa, Italy, lives and works in London. Anfossi is a recent graduate of Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Her solo exhibition S.T.O.R.A.G.E. is currently showing at The Agency gallery, London. Recent group exhibitions include: Sunspot Mirage (with Louise Thomas), Bishoff/Weiss, London, 2008; Soul Stripper (cur. C. Danby), Projet Midi, Brussels, 2008; Notations 2008, Woburn research center, London, 2008; Kurzfilmsalon 1.1, Short Film Festival for short videos, Vienna, 2007; Avalanche!!!, Alsop’s Architect space, Battersea, London, 2007; SV06, Studio Voltaire, London, 2006. In 2008  she was selected for Utopia 2008 residency in Crete. 

Francesca Anfossi, nata a Genova nel 1980, vive e lavora a Londra. Si è recentemente diplomata alla Slade School of Fine Art di Londra. La personale S.T.O.R.A.G.E. è in corso presso la galleria The Agency di
Londra. Tra le sue più recenti collettive: Sunspot Mirage (con Louise Thomas), Bishoff/Weiss, Londra, 2008; Soul Stripper (cur. C. Danby), Projet Midi, Bruxelles, 2008; Notations 2008, Woburn research center, Londra, 2008; Kurzfilmsalon 1.1, Short Film Festival for short videos, Vienna, 2007; Avalanche!!!, Alsop’s Architect space, Battersea, Londra, 2007; SV06, Studio Voltaire, Londra, 2006. Nel 2008 è stata selezionata per la residenza Utopia 2008 a Creta.

Erik Blinderman, born 1979 in New York, lives and works in Berlin. Blinderman has recently graduated from the Städelschule, Frankfurt. Solo exhibitions: Why Aye Man, Souterrain, Berlin, 2008; Doppelganger, Continuous Exhibition, Frankfurt, 2008. Recent group exhibitions include Nought to Sixty, ICA, London, 2008; Let No Tale ‘Scape This Land Untold, Platform Sarai, Frankfurt, 2008; Leisure Suite, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, 2008; Cologne Art Fair (with Tris Vonna-Michell), Schnittraum, Cologne, 2007; Aspen Concept (with Tris Vonna-Michell), NeueAlteBrucke Gallery, Frankfurt, 2007; Secret Flix, NeueAlteBrucke Gallery, Frankfurt, 2007. In 2007 he received the Ernst and Young Kunst Award (Frankurt).

Erik Blinderman, nato a New York nel 1979, vive e lavora a Berlino. Si è da poco diplomato presso la Städelschule di Francoforte. Mostre personali: Why Aye Man, Souterrain, Berlino, 2008; Doppelganger, Continuous Exhibition, Francoforte, 2008. Tra le collettive a cui ha partecipato: Nought to Sixty, ICA, Londra, 2008; Let No Tale ‘Scape This Land Untold, Platform Sarai, Francoforte, 2008; Leisure Suite, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, 2008; Cologne Art Fair (con Tris Vonna-Michell), Schnittraum, Colonia, 2007; Aspen Concept (con Tris Vonna-Michell), NeueAlteBrucke Gallery, Francoforte, 2007; Secret Flix, NeueAlteBrucke Gallery, Francoforte, 2007. Nel 2007 ha ricevuto l’Ernst and Young Kunst Award (Francoforte).

Roisin Byrne, born 1979 in Dublin, lives and works in London. Byrne is currently studying at Goldsmiths, University of London. Group exhibitions include Visual Vocabulary, The Gallery at Willesden Green, London, 2008; A Trilogy within a Trilogy, Take Courage Art Space, London, 2008; 222 Space, London, 2007; Fall in Theatre, Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, 2007; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2006 and 2007).

Roisin Byrne è nata a Dublino nel 1979. Vive e lavora a Londra, dove studia al Goldsmiths College. Tra le sue collettive: Visual Vocabulary, The Gallery at Willesden Green, Londra, 2008; A Trilogy within a Trilogy, Take Courage Art Space, Londra, 2008; 222 Space, Londra, 2007; Fall in Theatre, Ashwin Street, Dalston, Londra, 2007; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublino (2006 e 2007).

Patrizio Di Massimo was born in Ancona in 1983. Di Massimo lives and works in London, where he is currently  studying at Slade School of Fine Art, University College. He was selected for an upcoming solo exhibition in the Italian Wave section of Artissima Fair, Turin. Selected group exhibitions include One of These Things Is Not Like the Other Things (cur. R. Malasauskas), Unosunove Gallery, Rome, 2008; The Shortest Short-Story Ever Written…, FormContent Project Space, London, 2008; I Desired What You Were, I Need What You Are (cur. I. Gianni), Maze Gallery, Turin, 2008. He received a special mention at ArteGiovane 2008 Award (Turin and Milan).

Patrizio Di Massimo è nato ad Ancona nel 1983. Vive e lavora a Londra, dove studia presso la Slade School of Fine Art, University College. È tra i sette vincitori della prima edizione del premio “Italian Wave”, una sezione di Artissima 2008 nata per promuovere l’attività di giovani artisti italiani ancora senza galleria, e realizzerà una sua personale nell’ambito della Fiera. Tra le sue collettive più recenti: One of These Things Is Not Like the Other Things (cur. R. Malasauskas), Galleria Unosunove, Roma, 2008; The Shortest Short-Story Ever Written…, FormContent Project Space, Londra, 2008; I Desired What You Were, I Need What You Are (cur. I. Gianni), Galleria Maze, Torino, 2008. Oltre al premio “Italian Wave” di Artissima 2008, ha ricevuto la menzione speciale al premio ArteGiovane 2008 (Torino e Milano).

Michael Eddy, born 1981 in New York, lives and works in Germany, where he has recently graduated from the Städelschule, Frankfurt.  His solo exhibitions include Diese Karte ist zum dagegen treten, Tschoperl, Frankfurt am Main, 2007; AAAArtgh!, Anna Leonowens, Gallery Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2004.  Selected group exhibitions include Ende 2008, Staedelmuseum, Frankfurt, 2008; Blue Monuments (with Ilja Karilampi), Manifesta 7, Radio Epodes, South Tyrol, Italy, 2008; Nought to Sixty, ICA, London, 2008; Trompe L’oeil Police: The Free Class, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2008; Elena, Laura, Michael and Oliver (for Matthew and Barbara), Flexibility of a Syringe, 4th Göteborg Biennale, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2007; Matter and Memory: special project of the Moscow Biennale, Moscow, 2007; CCA Research Program Open Studio, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2005. In the 2007 he received the award Gemeinschaftsarbeit, Staedelschule Rundgang, Frankfurt am Main, 2007.

Michael Eddy è nato a New York nel 1981. Vive e lavora in Germania, dove si è recentemente diplomato presso la Städelschule di Francoforte. Tra le sue mostre personali, ricordiamo: Diese Karte ist zum dagegen treten, Tschoperl, Francoforte, 2007; AAAArtgh!, Anna Leonowens, Halifax Gallery, Nova Scotia, 2004. Tra le collettive: Ende 2008, Staedelmuseum, Francoforte, 2008; Blue Monuments (con Ilja Karilampi), Manifesta 7, Radio Epodes, Sud Tirolo, 2008; Nought to Sixty, ICA, Londra, 2008; Trompe L’oeil Police: The Free Class, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Francoforte, 2008; Elena, Laura, Michael and Oliver (for Matthew and Barbara), Flexibility of a Syringe, 4a Biennale di  Göteborg, Göteborg, Svezia, 2007; Matter and Memory, Biennale di Mosca, 2007; CCA Research Program Open Studio, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Giappone, 2005. Tra i premi ricevuti, ricordiamo: Gemeinschaftsarbeit, Staedelschule Rundgang, Francoforte, 2007.

Maria Karantzi, born in Athens in 1981, lives and works in London. She recently graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London. Solo exhibitions: Who Dare To Say It Wasn’t Meaningless? (cur. C. Riva), Short show|episode 9, NeonDon’t Tempt the Lonely and Perversed, Meals & SUVs, London, 2006. Latest group shows: Window 193 Project (cur. S. Garcia), 135 New Cross Rd, London, 2008; When We Build, Let Us Think We Build Forever (cur. C. Brooks, K. Daley-Yates, Tash), Spike Island, Bristol, 2008; New Season No Reason (cur. P. Gallio, D. Tomaiuolo), NeonYou Ramp My Slide, Form Content, London, 2008; Yours (cur. F. Boenzi, L. Giovinazzo), Exposito, Naples, 2007; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007, Walsall, London | Manchester, 2007. In 2007 she was artist in residence at Exposito, Osservatorio per giovani artisti, Naples.

Maria Karantzi è nata ad Atene nel 1981. Vive e lavora a Londra, dove si è di recente diplomata presso il Goldsmiths College. Mostre personali: Who Dare To Say It Wasn’t Meaningless? (cur. C. Riva), Short show|episode 9, NeonDon’t Tempt the Lonely and Perversed, Meals & SUVs, Londra, 2006. Tra le collettive più recenti a cui ha partecipato: Window 193 Project (cur. S. Garcia), 135 New Cross Rd, Londra, 2008; When We Build, Let Us Think We Build Forever (cur. C. Brooks, K. Daley-Yates, Tash), Spike Island, Bristol, 2008; New Season No Reason (cur. P. Gallio, D. Tomaiuolo), NeonYou Ramp My Slide, Form Content, Londra, 2008; Yours (cur. F. Boenzi, L. Giovinazzo), Exposito, Napoli, 2007; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007, Walsall, Londra | Manchester, 2007. Nel 2007 è stata artista residente presso Exposito, Osservatorio per giovani artisti, Napoli.

 

 

q u a s i   n i e n t e / a l m o s t  n o t h i n g | 2005

Shirine Aliabadi & Farhad Moshiri | Kaoru Arima | Joe Duggan | Samuel Fosso | Laurent Grasso | Toma Muteba Luntumbue | Aurora Reinhard

 

short biographies | brevi note biografiche

Shirine Aliabadi 
was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1973. Lives and works in Tehran. Selected group exhibitions: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005; Welcome, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, 2005;  Ethnic marketing, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, 2004; It’s hard to touch the real, Kunstverein, Munich, 2004; Haft, l’Espace Landowski, Ville De Boulogne-Billancourt, 2003.

Shirine Aliabadi
è nata a Teheran, Iran, nel 1973. Vive e lavora a Teheran.
Tra le collettive a cui ha preso parte: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005; Welcome, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, 2005;  Ethnic marketing, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Ginevra, 2004; It’s hard to touch the real, Kunstverein, Monaco, 2004; Haft, l’Espace Landowski, Ville De Boulogne-Billancourt, 2003. 

Kaoru Arima
was born in Komaki, Japan, in 1969. Lives and works in Inuyama.
Selected solo exhibitions: e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005; Cellar Gallery, Tokyo, 2004; Watari-um Museum, Tokyo, 2003/04. Selected group exhibitions: quasi niente/qlmost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005; 54th Carnegie International, Pittsburg, 2004/05; How Latitudes Become Forms, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin - Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston - Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2003/04. 

Kaoru Arima
è nato a Komaki, in Giappone, nel 1969. Vive e lavora a Inuyama. Tra le sue mostre personali: e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005; Cellar Gallery, Tokyo, 2004; Watari-um Museum, Tokyo, 2003/04. Tra le collettive: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005; 54th Carnegie International, Pittsburg, 2004/05; How Latitudes Become Forms, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Torino - Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston - Museo Rufino Tamayo, Città del Messico, 2003/04.

Joe Duggan
was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1973. Lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions: Babylon, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerp, 2005; NeverEver, Hirschl Contemporary Art, London, 2003; Photographs by Joe Duggan, SENKO Gallery, Viborg, 2002. Selected group exhibitions: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005; Photography, Museum of Photography, Antwerp, 2004; New Photography, MOCA, Washington D.C., 2003; London Calling, Con/temporary, Berlin, 2003; The Government Art Collection, London, 2002.

Joe Duggan
è nato a Limerick, Irlanda, nel 1973. Vive e lavora a Londra. Tra le sue personali: Babylon, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerp, 2005; NeverEver, Hirschl Contemporary Art, Londra, 2003; Photographs by Joe Duggan, SENKO Gallery, Viborg, 2002. Tra le collettive: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005; Photography, Museum of Photography, Antwerp, 2004; New Photography, MOCA, Washington D.C., 2003; London Calling, Con/temporary, Berlino, 2003; The Government Art Collection, Londra, 2002. 

Samuel Fosso
was born at Kumba, Camerun, in 1962. Lives and works in Bangui, Central African Republic. Selected solo exhibitions: Platform for Art, Gloucester Road Underground Station, London, 2005; Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome – Centro internazionale di fotografia Scavi Scaligeri, Verona, 2004; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 2003; Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, 1995. Selected group exhibitions: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005; Afrika Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf – Hayward Gallery, London – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2004/05; The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994, Villa Stuck, Munich – Haus der Kulturen der Welt im Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago – P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and Moma, New York, 2001/02; L’Afrique par elle-même, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 1999; In/sight: African Photographers1940 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1996; Autoportraits, Premières Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, 1994.

Samuel Fosso
è nato nel 1962 a Kumba, Camerun. Vive e lavora a Bangui, Rep. Centrafricana. Tra le sue mostre personali:Platform for Art, Gloucester Road Underground Station, Londra, 2005; Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Roma – Centro internazionale di fotografia Scavi Scaligeri, Verona, 2004; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 2003; Centre National de la Photographie, Parigi, 1995. Tra le collettive: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005; Afrika Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf – Hayward Gallery, Londra – Centre Georges Pompidou, Parigi – Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2004/05; The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994, Villa Stuck, Monaco – Haus der Kulturen der Welt im Martin Gropius Bau, Berlino – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago – P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and Moma, New York, 2001/02; L’Afrique par elle-même, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Parigi, 1999; In/sight: African Photographers,1940 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1996; Autoportraits, Premières Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, 1994.

Laurent Grasso
was born at Mulhouse, France, in 1972. Lives and works in Paris and Rome. Selected solo exhibitions: Radio Ghost, Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine – Galerie Agnès b, Hong Kong, 2004; Tout est possible, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, 2002. Selected group exhibitions: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005; Radio Days, De Appel, Amsterdam, 2005; Swiss Institute, New York, 2005; Vidéo Club, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2004; Busan Biennal, Korea, 2004; 57o Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, 2004; Design matografi y experimenta design, Lisbon Biennal, Lisbon, 2003; Artificial Beauty Art Film, Basel, 2003;Street Level, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 1999.

Laurent Grasso
è nato nel 1972 a Mulhouse, in Francia. Vive e lavora tra Parigi e Roma. Tra le sue personali: Radio Ghost, Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine – Galerie Agnès b, Hong Kong, 2004; Tout est possible, Galerie Chez Valentin, Parigi, 2002. Tra le collettive:quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005;Radio Days, De Appel, Amsterdam, 2005; Swiss Institute, New York, 2005; Vidéo Club, Palais de Tokyo, Parigi, 2004; Biennale di Busan, Corea, 2004; 57o Festival internazionale del film, Locarno, 2004; Design matografi y experimenta design, Biennale di Lisbona, 2003; Artificial Beauty Art Film, Basilea, 2003; Street Level, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, 1999.

Farhad Moshiri
was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1963. Lives and works in Tehran. Selected solo exhibitions: e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2004; Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, 2004; Leighton House Museum, London, 2003; Zen, 13 Vanak ST., Tehran, 2002. Selected group exhibitions: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005; Welcome (curated by F. Moshiri), Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, 2005; Entfernte Nähe, House of World Cultures, Berlin, 2004; Ethnic marketing, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, 2004; It’s hard to touch the real, Kunstverein, Munich, 2004; Sharjah Biennal, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2003; Haft, l’Espace Landowski, Ville De Boulogne-Billancourt, 2003.

Farhad Moshiri
è nato nel 1963 a Shiraz, Iran. Vive e lavora a Teheran. Tra le sue mostre personali: e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2004; Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, 2004; Leighton House Museum, Londra, 2003; Zen, 13 Vanak ST., Teheran, 2002. Tra le collettive: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005; Welcome (a cura di F. Moshiri), Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, 2005; Entfernte Nähe, House of World Cultures, Berlino, 2004; Ethnic marketing, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Ginevra, 2004; It’s hard to touch the real, Kunstverein, Monaco, 2004; Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 2003; Haft, l’Espace Landowski, Ville De Boulogne-Billancourt, 2003.

Toma Muteba Luntumbue
was born in Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of Congo, in 1962. Artist and curator, lives and works in Brussels. Selected solo exhibitions: e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005;Force Publique, L’Aquarium, Galerie de l’école des beaux-arts, Valenciennes, 2003; La Chaufferie, Galerie de l’école supérieure des arts décoratifs, Strasbourg, 2002. Selected group exhibitions:quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005;Exile, Migros Museum, Zurich, 2003; Schwarz-Weiss, MARTa Herford, Herford, 2001/02; 7. Triennale der Kleineplastik,Europa/Afrika, Zeitgenössiche Skulptur, Stuttgart, 1998. Curated exhibitions: Transferts, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 2003;Exitcongomuseum, Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren, 2000-2001.

Toma Muteba Luntumbue
è nato a Kinshasa, Rep. Dem. del Congo, nel 1962. Artista e curatore di mostre, vive e lavora a Bruxelles. Tra le sue mostre personali: e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005; Force Publique, L’Aquarium, Galerie de l’école des beaux-arts, Valenciennes, 2003; La Chaufferie, Galerie de l’école supérieure des arts décoratifs, Strasburgo, 2002. Tra le collettive:quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005;Exile, Migros Museum, Zurigo, 2003; Schwarz-Weiss, MARTa Herford, Herford, 2001/02; 7. Triennale der Kleineplastik,Europa/Afrika, Zeitgenössiche Skulptur, Stoccarda, 1998. Tra le mostre da lui curate: Transferts, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, 2003; Exitcongomuseum, Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren, 2000-2001.

Aurora Reinhard
was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1975. Lives and works in Helsinki. Selected solo exhibitions: Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, 2005; Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2005; Gallery Arka, Vilnius, 2002; Gallery push firma beige, Helsinki, 1999. Selected group exhibitions: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, 2005; Fractures of Life, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, 2005; Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, London, 2004, San Francisco, 2003; About Girls’ lives, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, 2003; Gokann, Triennial of Finnish Art, Kyoto, 2003; Girls don’t cry, Parco Museum, Tokyo, 2003; Media Art in Dialog 1992-2002, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2002; Nude and Masked, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, 1998.

Aurora Reinhard
è nata a Helsinki, Finlandia, nel 1975. Vive e lavora a Helsinki. Tra le sue personali: Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, 2005; Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2005; Gallery Arka, Vilnius, 2002; Gallery push firma beige, Helsinki, 1999. Tra le collettive: quasi niente/almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Roma, 2005; Fractures of Life, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, 2005; Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Londra, 2004, San Francisco, 2003;About Girls’ lives, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, 2003;Gokann, Triennial of Finnish Art, Kyoto, 2003; Girls don’t cry, Parco Museum, Tokyo, 2003; Media Art in Dialog 1992-2002, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2002; Nude and Masked, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, 1998.