Statement

Statement & CV

I am an artist working within the expanded fields of sculpture, photography and installation and my work is a confluence of several disciplines such as sociology, history and geography. I studied visual art and sociology in Italy and in London (Chelsea College of Art & Design and St Martins). In my earlier series I explored the relationships and conflicts between Tradition and Modernity, North and South of the World, and Violence in late Capitalism.


During the last years I've worked on the theme of representation of Ego; from this research depart some of my main projects such as Current Mood (2012); The Feel of Think (2013) and RadioLondon (2015).

 

"Current Mood# 3 – Ecco come sara’ il futuro" has been presented on July 2nd 2012, in Kassel, for Documenta 13; curated by the American collective Critical Art Ensemble, is a performance departed from the Beuys’s Social Sculpture. It's dedicated to the protests against European austerity measurements. The project act as part of a research topic exploring possibilities of how emerging art practices could survive in geography known while wars, political instability and austerity measurements are still in place, resulting to major changes within the arts; these scenarios lead to a huge gap and becomes limiting and restricting for lesser known artists or projects that are currently still building their audiences, to succeed.


RDLDN / Project RadioLondon (2015-18) consists of a series of sound sculptures; the radio will be an archive of documentary audio (and video) portraits of artists and people that moved recently from Southern of Europe, especially Portugal, Spain, France and Italy, to Northern Europe and especially  to London, Berlin, Amsterdam etc.



COLLABORATION


2018


A Silent Opera on the Life and Art of Tehching Hsieh (2017/18), Tehching Hsieh and Li-E Chen, Live Art Development Agency; Tête-à-Tête: The Opera Festival, London. (UK)


2015


Undressed, choreographed by Alexandra Bachzetsis, David Roberts Art Foundation, London. (UK)


Remember Nature - A Day of Action with Gustav Metzger and the students of St Martins, Serpentine Gally and St Martins,

London (UK).


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2022


This is Not a Party, MA Interim Show 2022, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London (UK) curated by Central St Martins 


2021


PSX a decade of performance art in the UK, VSSL Studio, London (UK)


PSX a decade of performance art in the UK, ]Performance Space[, London (UK)


2020


Will the Sun raise again after Covid?, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (ZW)


2020


Prospettive - Public Art Project in Calderara di Reno, curated by Adiacenze, Calderara di Reno (IT)


2020


Emergency Fundarising, MOCAD - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (US)


2020


Radical Time, CRAC Gallery, Terni (IT)


2019


I 10 Indipendenti, ArtVerona 2019, Verona (IT)


Mois de la Photo - Off, Neri Gallery, Paris (FR)


Cabinet de curiosite' | Wunderkammer, Le 6B, St Denis (FR)


2018


CTG-R: Zimbabwe 2018, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Harare. (ZW)


The Warmest Cord of Care, performance, in collaboration with Spazio Y, Border Crossing, Collateral Events, Manifesta 12, Palermo


2017


Screening: CF / The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access, Reasearch Pavillon, Viva Arte Viva - 57 Biennale di Venezia, Sala del Camino, Venice.


Une pensée pour la culture, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.


2016


Forms & Object, Palazzo Lucarini, Trevi. (IT)


Zunftmeister Cabaret der Künstler - Zunfthaus Voltaire, Manifesta 11, Zurich. Curated by Christian Jankowski (CH)


2053: A Living Museum, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool. (UK)


FUCK /  LIVE / ART , MORI + STEIN, London. (UK)


2015


Deep East Winter, Mayors Parlour Gallery, London. (UK)


2014


Intenditore di eco, C.A.O.S. Centro per le Arti Opificio Siri, Terni. Solo. (IT)


2013


Tell mum everything is ok, Palazzo Penna – Centro per la cultura contemporanea, Perugia. (IT)


Archivio Queer Italia, The Independence - Art Verona, Verona, curated by Cuntemporary. (IT)


Miniatures / Marseille Provence 2013 – European Cultural Capital, La Friche, Marseille. (FR)


2012


Untouchable – support for a southwark LGBT network, Mori + Stein Gallery, London, curated by Franko B. (UK)


Current Mood #3 – Ecco come sarà il futuro, performance / solo show for Winning Hearts & Minds, Railway Lecture Hall, Documenta 13, Kassel, 2 07

2012, curated by Critical Art Ensamble. (DE)

Andrea Abbatangelo, 1998, Self-portrait, photographic print, 24 x 30 cm, private collection