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Born 1962 in Barletta, Italy, based in Berlin, Germany

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2012 Production Program Award. Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2005 Best Artist Prize. 7th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2004 The Mulliqi Best Artist Prize. Kosova Art Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo/UNMIK

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Bare Lives. Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany

2015 L'Attesa. Galleria Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy

2013 Puppets. Gagliardi Art Gallery, Turin, Italy

The Waiting. Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

2011 Partial Truths. Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2010 La vie est à nous. Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

2008 Murat ve Ismail. Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland

2004 The Sofa of Jung. MART Museo Arte Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy

2002 Drafting Moods. Diana Stigter Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2001 Seven Finnish Identities. Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2014 Al Intithar. SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey

2013 L'attente. Palais des Arts, Marseille, France

Murat ve Ismail. SALT Ulus, Ankara, Turkey

2011 Kazın Ayağı Öyle Değil. SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey

2007 Modern Mondays: Mario Rizzi. Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND MAIN FILM FESTIVALS

2017 The Absence of Paths. Tunisian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy

Artapes #1. Walking Around the Clock. MAXXI Museo Nazionale d. Arti del XXI Secolo,

Rome, Italy

IN SITU. Palazzina Reale, Florence, Italy

Deconstructing Borders. Tonala, Tijuana, Mexico

2016 Zehn Positionen aus der Türkei. Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany

When Home Won't Let You Stay. Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Univ. Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

27th Ankara International Film Festival. Ankara, Turkey

We Refugees – Of the Right to Have Right. Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

Al riparo dalla tempesta. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy

2015 Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury. MAXXI Museo Nazionale d. Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy

Where are the Arabs? Al Riwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain

The World of Shadow Theatre. Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Sublime de Voyage: Biennale Art Nomad. Arnac-la-Poste, France & Hauterives, France &

Marseille, France & Venice, Italy

26th Ankara International Film Festival. Ankara, Turkey

Layalina Festival. Spoutnik, Geneva, Switzerland

Too Early Too Late. Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, Italy

2014 17th Randevu Istanbul. French Cultural Institute, Istanbul, Turkey

Open Museum Open City. MAXXI Museo Nazionale d. Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy

Open Memory: Echoing Borders. Amman Lab, Amman, Jordan

Refugees and Borders Film Series. Studio-X, Istanbul, Turkey & GSAPP Graduate School

of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York, USA

Water is on the house. Polistar, Istanbul, Turkey

Video Forever. Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

24th Festival del Cinema Africano, d'Asia e America Latina. Milan, Italy

Open Systems. GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

Where are the Arabs? VW Dome, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

2013 Giornata del Cortometraggio. Museo del Cinema, Cinema Massimo, Turin, Italy

Arabian Nights _ 10th Dubai International Film Festival. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Villa Romana 1905 – 2013. Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

Iskele 2. TANAS, Berlin, Germany & Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

Süden. DB KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany

Summer Shorts. Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia

Off Side. La Rada Space for Contemporary Art, Locarno, Switzerland

15th Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos. Buenos Aires, Argentina

10th El Espejo Film Festival. Bogotá, Colombia

5th Cinéma Arabe. Rialto, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4th Middle East Now Film Festival. Cinema Odeon, Florence, Italy

63rd Berlinale Shorts Official Competition. Berlin, Germany

Signs Taken in Wonder. MAK Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna,

Austria & Kunstverein Hannover, Germany

2012 In Spite of it All. Collections Building, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Parco Nomade. Padiglione Italia, 13th Int Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy

The Road not Taken. Chung Hwa Centenary Arts Festival, Muar, Malaysia

State of Transit. Open Space, Vienna, Austria

2011 Videoforma. National Center for Contemporary Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia

(Dis)assembled. Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden

2010 29th International Istanbul Film Festival. Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey

2009 Rotte Metropolitane. Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

2008 6th Doclisboa. Culturgest, Lisboa, Portugal

6th Taipei Biennial. Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

13th International Carrara Biennial. Centro Internazionale Arti Plastiche, Carrara, Italy

Be(com)ing Dutch. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Working Men. Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

58th Berlinale Shorts Official Competition. Berlin, Germany

Something from Nothing. Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA

2007 Résidents. Espace Electra, Paris, France

4th Göteborg International Biennial. Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden

This Day. Tate Modern, London, UK

World Factory. Walter & McBean Galleries, SFAI Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

2006 We are what we are. Rotor, Graz, Austria & 2B Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

Art, Life & Confusion. 47th Oct Salon, Museum Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia

5 Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst. Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

EV+A _ 6th Biennial Exhibition of Visual Art. City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland

2005 3rd Bienalja e Tiranës. Kompleksi Goldi, Tirana, Albania

9th Istanbul Biennial. Antrepo Warehouse no. 5, Istanbul, Turkey

Identità & Nomadismo. Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

7th Sharjah Biennial. Expo Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2004 14th Sydney Biennale. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2003 2nd Bienalja e Tiranës. National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania

1st Prague Biennial. National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2002 Exit. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

2001 The Gift. Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

 

 

SELECTED RESIDENCIES AND HONORS

2017 Tokyo Wonder Site Residency _ Research Residency Program 2017. Tokyo, Japan

BARE LIVES _ Talk and Film Screenings. Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy

(7 March 2017)

2016 Jury Member of the Kurdish Cinema Competition at 4th Duhok International Film

Festival. Duhok City, Iraqi Kurdistan

Keynote lecture “BAYT”. Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy (19 May 2016)

Jury Member of the National Short Films Competition at 27th Ankara International Film

Festival. Ankara, Turkey

2015 Artist Residency. Fondazione Jorio Vivarelli, Pistoia, Italy

2011 National Center for Contemporary Arts _ Studio Program. Saint Petersburg, Russia

2010 The Fund for the 21st Century _ Permanent Collection. MoMA, New York, USA

2006 Al Ma'mal Foundation _ Studio Program. Jerusalem, Palestine

2005 Cité Internationale des Arts _ Studio Program. Paris, France

2002 Internationales Atelierprogramm Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien. Berlin, Germany

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

. Jonas Tinius, The privilege of life itself: sovereignty, power, and the figure of the refugee.

In: “Bare Lives”, 2017, Archive Books, Germany, pp 68-75

. Charlotte Bank, Wandering Witness. In: “Bare Lives”, 2017, Archive Books, Germany, pp

56-59

. Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Giving shape to Life, Society and Oneself. In: “Bare Lives”, 2017,

Archive Books, Germany, pp 24-31

. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, On Scars and Scarifications. In: “Bare Lives”, 2017,

Archive Books, Germany, pp 20-23

. Hamid Dabashi, Sacred Souls, Bare Lives. In: “Bare Lives”, 2017, Archive Books,

Germany, pp 5-11

. Cristiana Perrella, Altre voci, nuovi miti. Zero.eu, 18 October 2016

. Isabel Mehl, Landkarten von Flucht und Ankommen. Artline.org, 24 May 2016

. Sabine Weier, Migrant Identities After the Global Crisis. Camera Austria, #134/2016,

pp 84-85

. Cristiana Perrella, The Outsider. Ibraaz.org, 30 June 2016

. Pia Lauro, Io e il Medio Oriente. Exibart.com, 25 February 2016

. Manuela De Leonardis, L'arte sbocciata tra i rifugiati. Il Manifesto, 29 January 2016

. Valentina Bruschi, Una mostra per scoprire Istanbul. Il Messaggero, 22 January 2016

. Cristiana Perrella, La Primavera araba in un film. Artribune.com, 9 dicembre 2015

. Ida Panicelli, Mario Rizzi at Studio Stefania Miscetti. Critics' Picks, Artforum.com,

December 2015 – January 2016

. Ludovico Pratesi, La crisi siriana vista con gli occhi dell'arte. Pause d'Attenzione,

Exibart.com, 14 December 2015

. Tilman Spreckelsen, Der dunkle Lord ist so flach wie nie. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,

16 November 2015

. Rüdiger Otto von Brocken, Warten als Weg, um zu überleben. Husumer Nachrichten,

29 September 2015

. Barbara Polla, L'humanisme envers et contre tout. L'Extension Suisse Magazine,

Printemps 2015, p 60

. Dorothea Schoene, À la recherche d'une redéfinition de la condition humaine. In:

“Penser la Méditerranée au XXI siècle”, 2014, Éditions Parenthèses, France, pp 205-215

. Stefania Crobe, L'attesa del ritorno. Il Giornale dell'Arte, 18 June 2013

. Hamid Dabashi, Syrians, Camps and a New Cosmopolis. In: “The Waiting”, 2013,

argobooks, Germany, pp 5-15

. Angelika Stepken, Al Intithar. In: “The Waiting”, 2013, argobooks, Germany, pp 3-4

. Dorothea Schoene, A State of Exception. Ibraaz.org, 8 May 2013

. Dorothea Schoene, An Unconventional Angle. Ibraaz.org, 22 April 2013

. Igal Avidan, Das lange Warten auf den Frieden. Zeit.de, 11 February 2013

. Simon Rees, Murat ve Ismail, In: "Signs Taken in Wonder", 2013, Hatje Cantz,

Germany, p 154

. Dmitry Golynko, The Ethics of Human Biographies. Arterritory.com, January 2012

. November Paynter, Taipei Biennial. Bidoun, #16, pp 161-162

. Özge Ersoy, Hybrid Models in Art Infrastructure. RES, #4, pp 146-153

. Simon Rees, 6th Taipei Biennial. Frieze, #120, pp 147-148

. Domeniek Ruyters, Harteloos Nederland. De Volkskrant, 29 May 2008, pp 14-15

. Bruno Latour, Résidents. 2007, Editions du Panama, France, pp 192-195

. Katerina Gregos, Mario Rizzi. Contemporary, #86, pp 54-55

. Grant Watson, EV+A. Flash Art Italy, Vol. XXXIX, #248, p 1

. Michele Robecchi, Mario Rizzi. Flash Art Italy, Vol. XXXIX, #255, pp 68-71

. Sabine Vogel, International Istanbul Biennial. Critics’ Picks, Artforum.com, Oct 2005

. Jamie Robinson, Sharjah International Biennial 7. Contemporary, #76, pp 56-57

. Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Sharjah Biennial. Flash Art Italy, Vol. XXXVIII, #242, pp 71&90

. Isabel Carlos, Beyond Self-Expression. In: “Mario Rizzi 96_04”, 2004, Skira, Italy, pp 25-32

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