Biography

Silvia Giambrone 

Silvia Giambrone was born in Sicily 1981. Lives and works between Rome and London.

She works with Richard Saltoun Gallery in London,  Stefania Miscetti Studio in Rome and with Galleria Marcolini in Forlì.

Education 

2002-2006 Academy of Fine Arts, Rome

Awards / Workshops / Residencies / Conferences

2019

Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency, Shanghai, China

2017

Special Prize  Ars Nova 100, Winner, Arte Laguna Prize,  Beijing

Arte, reaction and resistence. Conference chaired by Carla Subrizi with Laura Iamurri, Michela Becchis, Silvia Giambrone, Maria Antonietta Trasforini,  Macro Museum, Rome.

2016

Premio Francesco Fabbri, selected, Pieve di Soligo (TV)

Donne (non più) anonime, confronto sul femminicidio, conference, Albumarte, Rome

Premio Level 0, Winner, ArtVerona

Premio Smartup Optima, Winner, Naples

2015

Residency, ISCP, New York

2014

Francesco Fabbri Prize, Mention BIM winner, Pieve di Soligo

Collector for Celeste Prize, Winner, ArtVerona

Premio Level 0, Winner, ArtVerona

FAM Prize, selected, Agrigento

Co.Co.Co. Prize, Como contemporary contest, selected

“The sense of a detonation”, theatre laboratory by Silvia Giambrone and Davide Enia, Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome

2013

Main Prize, Winner, Kaunas Biennale

Residency in Tenuta Vallefredda, Tenuta Antonello Colonna, curated by SACS, visiting professor: Nari Ward. Labico, Rome

“Through the Skin: Cultural Memory and Body Prosthetics in Silvia Giambrone’s Anatomical Theatre”, ASCA International Workshop and Conference 2013: Dislocating Agency, Moving Objects – Michelle Franke, Amsterdam

“The Skin of the Digital: Affect Theory and Cultural Memory in Silvia Giambrone’s Anatomical Theatre”, conference :“Doing Gender in the Netherlands: Taking Turns in Sexuality and Diversity – Michelle Franke, Maastricht

“Unfolding the YouTube Event: On the viewers of Silvia Giambrone’s Anatomical Theatre ” Symposium: Event in Artistic and Political Practices. Michelle Franke, Amsterdam

Nel segno di Carla Lonzi, Festival dei saperi e delle pratiche delle donne, Bari

2012

Autoritratto: un libro e un metodo, Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna, Roma

2011

Residency, Palazzo Riso Museum, Palermo

Residency V International art “Alanica 2011”, Vladikavkaz, Republic Noth Ossetia-Alania

Carla Lonzi: a portrait, Arcibellezza, Milano, curated by Francesca Guerisoli

Residency, Spazio13, Warsaw

2010

Residency, Upload Art Project, Trento

Residency, Torre Coccaro, Bari

Razzano Award for youg artists 2010, selected, Sannio Museum, Benevento

2009

Advanced course in visual arts, Visiting Professor Walid Raad – Antonio Ratti Foundation, Como

Epson Prize, winner, Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Venice

2008

Young Artist Award, selected, Agnelli Foundation, Turin

Solo exhibition

2018

Atto unico per mosche, Rossini Foundation, curated by Francesca Guerisoli, Briosco (MB)

Silvia Giambrone|Marco Gobbi, Alti Piani, curated by Roberto Farneti, Van Der and Di/Da, Bozen

Una Vetrina, The Indipendent, Rome, curated by Benedetta Carpi De Resmini

2016

Gina Pane – Silvia Giambrone, the expanded action;  Crearte Studio, curated by Carlo Sala, Oderzo (TV)

Say it with flowers, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Roma

Archeologia domestica Vol. I, Italienisches Kulturinstitut Köln, Deutschland

2015

Archeology of the domestic Vol. I, Create Studio, Oderzo (TV)

Silvia Giambrone: A terrible love of war, 10th Kaunas Biennale, National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Kaunas, Lithuania

2014

Sound Corner, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome

Ciò che non siamo ciò che non vogliamo, Alto Garda Museum, Trento, curated by Federico Mazzonelli and Denis Isaia

Due o tre cose che so di lei, Teatro delle Esposizioni #5, Villa Medici, Academie de France, Rome, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano and Giovanna Zapperi

2013

Silvia Giambrone, MAR Museum, Ravenna, curated by Silvia Cirelli

2012

The empire’s free slaves, Galleria Doppelgaenger, Bari

Parallel Borders, Rome, curated by Mark Mangion

2011

Under a false name, Spazio13 Foundation, Warsaw

Declaration of love, Palazzo Riso Museum, Palermo, curated by Helga Marsala

Poetics of relation – Silvia Giambrone Liliana Moro – Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto

Out of myself, Spazio Ferramenta, Turin, curated by Susanna Sara Mandice, Raffaella Bassi, Gene Urciuoli

2010

Ottobrata, Galleria Bonomo, Torre Coccaro, Bari, curated by Lino Sinibaldi and Antonella Spano

Invito all’opera, Galleria Il ponte contemporanea, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva

More to come, Upload art project, curated by Federico Mazzonelli, Silvia Conta, Julia Trolp, Trento

2008

Speaking your language I learnt how to hate you, NextDoor Gallery, Rome, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti

Selected group exhibition 

2018

Young Italians 1968 – 2018, Italian Institute of Culture, curated by Ilaria Bernardi, New York City

SHE DEVIL Remix, Pecci Museum, curated by Cristiana Perrella, Prato

Movements, Villa Orlandi – Clini, curated by Rosa Ciacci e Giuliana Benassi, in collaboration with Casa Musumeci Greco, Pescia Romana (VT)

Men at work/ Women work better, Bibo’s Place Gallery , Rome

Il corpo è un indumento fragile, Museo del 900, curated by Paola Ugolini, Florence.

MAGMA. Il corpo e la parola nell’arte delle donne tra Italia e Lituania dal 1965 ad oggi, Istituto Centrale per la Grafica di Roma, a cura di Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, Rome

Mottenwelt, Galleria Marcolini, Forlì

Notturno Domestico, Spazio Y, a cura di Fabrizio Pizzuto, Rome

Raid, Manumission Motel, FatStudio, Bologna

Ada Advisor, Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Rome

2017

Frammentazioni, Villa Blanc, curated by Collettivo curatoriale Luiss Master of Art, Rome

Embracing the moment, Beatrice Burati Anderson Art & Space Gallery, Venice

Time is out of Joint, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Roma

Body to body, National Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Paola Ugolini, Rome

She Devil on tour – Vilnius, National Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania,  curated by Benedetta Carpi De Resmini.

Terra mediterranea: in action, NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus

2016

Algoritmo Festival, Civita di Bagnoregio (VT), curated by Sabrina Vedovotto

Left to Right, Copperfield gallery, London

Che ci faccio qui?, MLAC, La Sapienza, Rome, curated by Fabrizio Pizzuto

Tutto il resto è rumore,  CANEPANERI/contemporary gallery, Milan

Beneath Our Feet And On The Surface Of ThingsNew Rochelle BID and Residency Unlimited, curated by Livia Alexander

W. Women in Italian design, IX Triennale Design Museum, Milan

She Devil 8 – She Devil in the mirror, Stefania Miscetti Studio, selected by Paola Ugolini, Rome

La forma del Pathos, Performance Festival, Teatro dell’Orologio, Rome

Precarious BalanceArt Film Night, CoCA Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand

2015

Chaotic Passion, Museo Villa Croce, Genova

‘Suite Rivolta’, Carla Lonzi’s feminism and the art of revolt, Museu de Electricidade, Doclisboa’s Passage programme, curated by Anna Daneri and Giovanna Zapperi

The Body as Language: Women and Performance, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Londra, curated by Paola Ugolini

Private view 2, Städtische Galerie, Villingen-Schweningen ‘Lovis-Kabinet’, Stadtbezirk Schwenningen, Germania

2014

Diversi muri, an homage to NOF4, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, Rome

Sound Corner, Auditorium di Roma, curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi 

Co.Co.Co. Como Contemporary Contest, San Pietro in Atrio, Como

Parallel Borders 1, Monuments and Shrines to Capitalism, Forum Stadtpark, curated by Mark Mangion, Graz

Apulia Land Art Festival, a cura di Francesca Guerisoli, Bosco di Cardigliano, Specchia (LE)

Seminaria III, Festival d’arte ambientale, a cura di Isabella Indolfi, Fabrizio Pizzuto, Marianna Fazi, Maranola

Vice Veritatis, Walk with the artist, Bergamo, curated by Art&Tours

Here, There and Far, Upload Art Project, Trento,curated by Federico Mazzonelli

Spazi di percezione tra tangibile e intangibile, National Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Sonia Meoli, Rome

Togli il fermo, Palazzo Riso Museum, Palermo, curated by SACS

2013

Let it go, American Academy in Rome, curated by Nari Ward and SACS

NOW! Giovani artiste italiane, Ex Refettorio del Complesso San Paolo, Ferrara, curated by Lola G. Bonora and Silvia Cirelli

KAUNAS BIENNAL UNITEXT ’13, National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Lithuania

ReMap4, Parallel Borders / Monuments & Shrines to Capitalism curated by Mark Mangion with Natalia Avlona, Athens

C’è una piccola radice che, se la masticate, vi spuntano le ali immediatamente, MAC – Lissone Museum of contemporary art, curated by Cecilia Guida

Refuse, Ex Mattatoio di Testaccio, La Pelanda, Rome, curated by Roberto D’Onorio

MEDITERRANEA 16, Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM), Ancona

SUBJECTIVE MAPS/ DISAPPEARENCES, Parallel Borders 1 / Monuments & Shrines to Capitalism curated by Mark Mangion for Malta Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Iceland

Autoritratti. Iscrizioni del femminile nell’arte italiana contemporanea, MAMbo, curatorial coordination by Uliana Zanetti, Bologna

La Mala Educacion, Biagiotti Gallery, Florence, curated by Pietro Gaglianò

Nonostante Tutto, OltreDimore Gallery, Bologna, curated by Raffaele Gavarro

2012

Intell-ego, Bilotti Museum, Rome, curated by Roberto Iotti D’Onorio

Vetrinale, Rome, curated by Cecilia Casorati, Micol di Veroli and Yuri Elena

Re-Generation, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, curated by M. Alicata and I. Gianni

Flyers, la Fortaleza de La Cabaña, Oncena Bienal de la Habana

Politikaction, Di.st.urb., Scafati, curated by Stefano Taccone

2011

Video in progress 3, Fields of the Performative, Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Il quinto atto, Galleria Biagiotti, Florence, curated by Helga Marsala

Ente Comunale di Consumo, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano, Complesso del Vittoriano Museum, Rome

Hear me Out, CIAC Musem Castello Colonna, Genazzano, curated by Cecilia Casorati e Claudio Libero Pisano

A rendezvous in Berlin, 91mQ art project space

Cosa si prova ad avere un suono in testa? Prima traccia: Spostamenti e ridefinizioni, Ex-Romberg, Roma, curated by Elena Abbiatici e Valentina G. Levy

WO_MEN points of view, 91mQ art project space, Berlin, curated by Francesca Referza

Ogni donna sono io, Pinacoteca Provinciale, Potenza, curated by Sara Errico e Antonella Viggiani

Ente Comunale di Consumo, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano, National Gallery of Cosenza, Palazzo Arnone

OpenShowStudio, Athens, Festival Miden

Protest!, Careof, Milano, curated by 1:1 project

Condotto C per Reload, Reload, Rome, curated by Fabrizio Pizzuto

Achtung!Achtung!, Ex Gil, Rome, curated by Micol di Veroli

2010

Video in progress 3, Fields of the Performative, Cultural & Educational Centre – Vortex, Skopje, Macedonia

Premio Razzano per giovani artisti 2010, Museo del Sannio, Benevento

Ente Comunale di Consumo, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano, C.I.A.C, castello Colonna, Genazzano, Rome

Torinomeforwe, Ex arsenale militare, Turin, curated by Susanna Sara Mandice

My favourite things, Galleria contemporaneo, Mestre, curated by Sottobosco

Qui vive, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Russia

EMERGEANDSEE Media arts festival, Berlin

Videoprogetto, Grand Union, curated by Cheryl Jones e Helen Brown, Birmingham

Il Cimitero della memoria, Accademia dello Scompiglio, curated by Angel Moya Garcia and Cecilia Bertoni

Platform Translation I/F, Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea, Università La Sapienza di Roma, curated by Barbara D’Ambrosio and Silvano Manganaro

Lo spazio bianco, la mostra, 26cc, curated by Cecilia Casorati and Sabrina Vedovotto

Le ragioni di un’isola, C.o.C.a. center of contemporary arts – Modica, curated by Francesco Lucifora

2009

Scacco alla regina, A+A Gallery, Venice, curated by Associazione 22:37

Usine de Reve, 26cc art space, Rome, curated by Cecilia Casorati and Sabrina Vedovotto

Video in Progress 3, Photon Gallery, Ljubljana

Video in Progress 3, Laznia Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk

Cross Talk Video Art festival, Budapest

Festival Miden, Kalamata

Qui è altrove, Castelbasso Culture Project, curated by Francesco Poli and Francesca Referza

A camel is a horse designed by a committee (attempts at rewriting the wor(l)d), curated by Stefano Coletto, Anna Daneri, Cesare Pietroiusti,  Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Venice

Pandora’s boxes, BAC!10.0, Cientro de cultura contemporanea de Barcelona

2008

Sensitive Timelines, 26cc artist space, Rome

Eurasia. Geographic cross-overs in art, MART, Rovereto curated by A. Bonito Oliva, L.Benedetti, I. Boubnova, C. Casorati, Hu Fang, C. Rekade, J. Trolp

Streams of consciousness, Palazzo Grassi, Chioggia curated by C. Casorati

Art Film Festival, Bratilslava, curated by Nomadspace

Nitrafest, Nitra, Slovack Republic, curated by Nomadspace

4 zivly , Banska Stiavnica , Slovack Republic curated by Nomadspace

2007

Uncorrect spaces, Pastificio Cerere, Rome, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti