MARIO RIZZI

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Current exhibition: She Devil X: Resisters

biography.

MARIO RIZZI is an Italian artist and filmmaker living in Berlin.

His films consider the notions of the border, particularly in relation to issues of identity and belonging, and deal with the life of social outsiders, concentrating on collective memories and individual stories, often forgotten or untold. In the last 20 years, his films and photographs were mainly focused on the Middle East and on the theme of migration.

His works were shown in art institutions and film festivals, including a recent solo show in Galerie Wedding, Berlin (Bare Lives, 2017), the Tunisian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), We Refugees in Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2016); Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury in MAXXI Museum, Rome (2015); Where are the Arabs? in MoMA PS1, New York (2014); Signs Taken in Wonder in MAK, Vienna and Kunstverein Hannover (2013); Be(com)ing Dutch in Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2008); the 6th Taipei Biennial (2008); This Day, Tate Modern, London (2007); the 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005); and the 14th Sydney Biennale (2004). 

In 2012 Rizzi won the Production Program Award of the Sharjah Art Foundation, in 2005 the Best Artist Prize at the 7th Sharjah Biennial, in 2004 the Mulliqi Prize in Kosovo.

His films were selected for the official competition of the Berlin Film Festival (2008 and 2013), for the Ankara International Film Festival (2015 and 2016) and the Dubai International Film Festival in 2013. In 2016 he was a member of the jury at the Duhok 4th International Film Festival in Iraqi Kurdistan and at the 27th  Ankara International Film Festival in Turkey.

His work is in prestigious public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

For further information visit MARIO RIZZI’s website.

exhibitions.

all exhibitions by MARIO RIZZI with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: Mario Rizzi: Al Intithar – L’Attesa

MARIO RIZZI

al intithar – l’attesa
december 9th, 2015 – january 20th, 2016

CURRICULUM OF MARIO RIZZI

Mario Rizzi
Born 1962 in Barletta, Italy and Based Berlin, Germany

Selected Awards:

2018
Italian Council Award. Italian Ministry of Culture & Pecci Contemporary Art Center, Italy

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:

2021
BAYT. Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2019
ب]ت Bayt. Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
My Dear Lamis. Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture, Beirut, Lebanon

2017
Bare Lives. Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany

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

2013
Karagöz. Galleria Gagliardi, 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 Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland Selected

Group Exhibitions and Main Film Festivals:

2021
1st Helsinki Biennial. Vallisaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
39th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. Limerick, Ireland Blocks.
Real Albergo delle Povere, Palermo, Italy

2020
Art is always public. Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

2019
Territorium: Tijuana. Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura, Tijuana, Mexico
Moving Women. Magda Danysz Galerie, Paris, France

2018
VAM Festival 2018. BABYLON Film Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Residents 2017-2018 Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo, Japan

2017
Beautiful Distress. Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
#resist. Goethe Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Images du monde laborieux. HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas, France
The Absence of Paths. Tunisian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy
Artapes #1. Walking Around the Clock. MAXXI Museo Nazionale 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 Rights. Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

2015
Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury. MAXXI Museo Nazionale 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 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, Museum of Modern Art 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
6th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary 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
Anomalie _ Fuori Uso. Ferrotel, Pescara, Italy
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 Screenings:

2017
Videoart at Midnight #88. BABYLON Film Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Limina @ Tunnel below / Skyjacking above. NGBK, Berlin, Germany

2014
Al Intithar. SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey Al riparo dalla tempesta. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy

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 Institutional Art Collections:

• The Fund for the 21st Century _ Permanent Collection. MoMA, New York, USA • MAXXI Museo Nazionale Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy

• Pecci Contemporary Art Center, Prato, Italy

• Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

• Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

• Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

• Musée Réattu, Arles, France

• Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Selected Residencies and Honors:

2021
On January 11, in the Faculty of Cultural Heritage Science of the University of Pisa in Italy, Angelica Zucconi graduated, with honors, with the thesis “La trilogia BAYT di Mario Rizzi: analisi dei film e del linguaggio dell’artista” (The film trilogy BAYT by Mario Rizzi: analysis of the films and of the artist’s language).

2019
Structures of Displacement _ Symposium and Film Screenings. University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria (18-19 October 2019)

2017
Tokyo Arts and Space Residency Program. 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
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2001
Internationales Atelierprogramm Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien. Berlin, Germany

Selected Bibliography:

• Sabrina Vedovotto, Racconti da lontano, in Telescope _ Quidmagazine, 15.03.2020

• Manuela De Leonardis, Fiabe a Burj el Barajneh. Alias _ Il Manifesto, 13 April 2019

• 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 December 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

• Vasif Kortun, The Chicken Soup. In: “TB 08”, 2008, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, pp 68-69 

• 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

• Charles Esche, Murat ve Ismail. In: “9th International Istanbul Biennial”, 2005, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Turkey, pp 141-144 

• 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

• Lilly Wei, South by Southeast. Art in America, #11, pp 58-65

• Christian Rattemeyer, Biennale of Sydney. Artforum, Vol. 43, #3, pp 238-239

selected works.

selected works by MARIO RIZZI’s shown at STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

catalogues.

all catalogues by MARIO RIZZI with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Mario Rizzi | Al Intithar

MARIO RIZZI
al Intithar

exhibition catalogue
multiprint, rome 2015