12MIRKO SMERDEL

* 1978, born in Prato, Italy

 

SOLOSHOWS

2014

"The Looking Game", co-author MFG Paltrinieri, Jarach Gallery, Venezia

2013

"The Looking Game", co-author MFG Paltrinieri, RED Gallery, London

"Humanity Celebrates With Us", curated by Andrey Parshikov, Muzeon Art PArk, Moscow

"Menabrea Art Prize", Miart Artfair, Milan

2012

"She's Lost Control", Jarach Gallery, Venezia

2009

"Down by the Sea / Myth Making landscapes", curated by Aria Spinelli and Paolo Caffoni at CHAN Gallery in Genova.

 

GROUPSHOWS

2013

"The Chronovisor", SoutKiosk, London

"The Hundredth Window", Jarach Gallery, Venezia

"do you know because I tell you so or do you know, do you know?", curated by Valerio del Baglivo, Fondazione Viafarini, Milano

2012

 "Sotto la strada, la spiaggia", a cura di Andrey Parshikov, Benoit Antille e Michele Fiedler, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino

"Atemporal", testo critico di Andrea Bruciati, Jarach Gallery, Venezia.

 

2011

“Milano, un minuto prima - nuove visioni di una città” curated by Matteo Balduzzi, Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, Milano.

"PLAY IT - four performances" curated by Daniele Perra, Tennis club Parioli, Roma.

“La giovine Italia…” curated by Gigliola Foschi, Festival Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia.

 

2010

"Il raccolto d’autunno continua a essere abbondante", curated by Chiara Agnello and Milovan Farronato, Careof / Viafarini, Milano.

"Police the Police", IV Young Artist's Biennial (www.metacult.ro/police), curated by Micha Gerghescu and Jason Waite, Bucharest, Romania.

"Evading Customs Milan", curated by Barbara Meneghel and Guia Cortassa, Milano.

"Niente da vedere, tutto da vivere", curated by Lorenzo Bruni, parallel project for XIV Biennale di Scultura, Carrara.

"Practicing Memory", curated by Matteo Lucchetti, Città dell'Arte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella.

"The Documentary", curated by Marco Scotini, Prometeo Gallery, Milano.

"Carte Blanche / The Historical Archive: four interpretations", curated by Francesca Pagliuca, Unicredit Studio, Milano and Trento.

"Horror Vacui / Occupare il presente", curated by Aria Spinelli and Valerio Del Baglivo, Isola Art Center, Milano.

"Rapallo Fotografia Contemporanea / Open Space", curated by Andrea Botto and Francesco Zanot, Rapallo (Genova).

 

2009

"Territoria #4 // Simbiosi", curated by Bert Theis, Prato.

"Splav Meduze", curated by Marko Stamenkovic, Celje, Slovenia.

"Nothing But a Show", curated by Alessio Ascari at Castello Sforzesco, Museo d'arte antica / Museo delle Arti Decorative, Milano.

 

2008

"Backpackers", curated by Bert Theis and Marco Scotini at Borgovico 33, Como.

 

SCREENINGS

2010 "Loop Festival/The Platform for Videoart", Barcelona.

2009 "Playlist" curated by Barbara Meneghel at Neon gallery, Bologna.

2007 Media Lab, Tallin, Estonia.

 

AWARDS

2011 Winner of Menabrea Art Prize, Rome.

2010 Shortlisted at Sovereign Art Prize, London.

 

 

Workshops/Seminaries

2011: Workshop with Paul Graham, Fundacion Marcelino Botìn, Santander, Spain.

2011: Workshop with Leigh Ledare, Spinola Banna, Torino.

2009: Workshop with Stefanos Tsivopulos, inside the program "Networking", Pontedera.

2009: Workshop with Walid Raad at IVAM, Valencia, Spain.

 

2008

Stage of two months at Francesco Jodice studio, Milano.

Workshop with A.A.A. - Atelier d'Architecture Autogerèe, Naba, Milano.

Workshop with Vasif Kortun, Naba, Milano.

Workshop with Carlos Garaicoa, Naba, Milano.

Workshop with Eric Beltran, Naba, Milano.

 

2007

Seminary of curatorial studies with Jens Hoffmann, Naba, Milano.

Seminary “To do a show” with Viktor Misiano, Naba, Milano.

Seminary with Deimantas Narkevicius promoted by “A prior” magazine and Naba, Milano.

 

2005

Workshop ”SONIC GARDEN” by TIMET-GSLI - team of environmental design, Firenze.

 

2004

Stage of two weeks at Fabrica (Benetton communication research centre) in Treviso.

 

PUBLICATIONS

"SouthKiosk editorial, text by Philip Serfaty

Text interview for Bùxula, a project by Terzo Paesaggio

"Art and Planning in Public Sphere": Private Mythologies for A-Journal

"Lo spectacle del quotidiano" text by Domenico Berardinelli, in Arte & Critica n°68, October 2011

"PLAY IT" catalogue of the exhibition in Roma, June 2011.

"Verde, bianco, rosso -Fotografia europea"catalogue of the exhibition in Reggio Emilia, June 2011.

"Police the Police", catalogue of the IV Young Artist's Biennial, Bucharest, October 2010

"Carte Blanche#1 / The Historical Archive: four interpretations", catalogue of the exhibition in Unicredit Studio, Milano, May 2010.

"Territoria #4 - the Great Leap", catalogue of the exhibition in Prato, November 2009.

"Nothing But a Show", catalogue of the exhibition in Castello Sforzesco, Milano, June 2009.

"Myth Making landscapes", free book, April 2009.

"No Place is the Place", project for Nothing to see here n.0, October 2008.

 

Utopic memory landscapes | collage of found postcards | 2007-2012 | ed. 1
Utopic memory landscapes | collage of found pictures | 2007-2012 | ed. 1
Utopic memory landscapes | collage of found pictures | 2007-2012 | ed. 1
Utopic memory landscapes | collage of found pictures | 2007-2012 | ed. 1
I vostri grattacieli | inkjet print on paper | 2010 | ed. 1+2
I vostri grattacieli | inkjet print on paper | 2010 | ed. 1+2
I vostri grattacieli | inkjet print on paper | 2010 | ed. 1+2
I vostri grattacieli | inkjet print on paper | 2010 | ed. 1+2
There were no footprints in the dust behind them | superimposed slides pictures | 2009
There were no footprints in the dust behind them | superimposed slides pictures | 2009
There were no footprints in the dust behind them | superimposed slides pictures | 2009
There were no footprints in the dust behind them | superimposed slides pictures | 2009
Addio 01 | collage using cut-out pictures from magazine about the funeral of E.Berlinguer | 2009 | ed. 1
Addio 03 | collage using cut-out pictures from magazine about the funeral of E.Berlinguer | 2009 | ed. 1
Addio 06 | collage using cut-out pictures from magazine about the funeral of E.Berlinguer | 2009 | ed. 1
Addio 09 | collage using cut-out pictures from magazine about the funeral of E.Berlinguer | 2009 | ed. 1