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Until Further Notice Webinar #4



Until Further Notice Webinar #4

“Until Further Notice”, the series dedicated to the future of the art professions in the era of social distancing, continues with a conversation with Federico Solmi (Italian artist based in New York) and Marinella Senatore (Italian artist based in Naples, winner of the 2011 New York Prize).  Moderated by art-writer Maurita Cardone.

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FEDERICO SOLMI (Italy, 1973) 

Solmi’s work utilizes bright colors and a satirical aesthetic to portray a dystopian vision of our present-day society His exhibitions often feature articulate installations composed of a variety of media including video, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Solmi uses his art as a vehicle to stimulate a visceral conversation with his audience, highlighting the contradictions and fallibility that characterize our time. Through his work, Solmi examines unconscious human impulses and desires in order to critique Western society's obsession with individual success and display contemporary relationships between nationalism, colonialism, religion, consumerism. By re-configuring historical narratives across eras, he creates social and political commentary works which disrupt the mythologies that define American society. Solmi’s videos confront the audience with his own absurd rewriting of past and present, merging dark humor and sense of the grotesque with new technologies. He creates a carnivalesque virtual reality where our leaders become puppets, animated by computer script and motion capture performance rather than string.

In 2009, he was awarded by the Guggenheim Foundation of New York with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in the category of Video & Audio. His work has been included in several international Biennials, including: Open Spaces: A Kansas City Arts Experience (2018), the Beijing Media Art Biennale (2016), Frankfurt B3 Biennial of the Moving image (2017-2015), the First Shenzhen Animation Biennial in China (2013), the 54th Venice Biennial (2011), and the SITE Santa Fe Biennial in New Mexico (2010).

Solmi has several forthcoming museum solo exhibitions, including The Block Museum of Northwestern University (2021), Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson Arizona (2021), Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro New Jersey (2020) and group exhibition at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC. Most recently, Solmi’s work was featured in Times Square New York for the Midnight moment and in a solo exhibition in the Ronald Feldman Gallery booth at the 2019 Armory Show (NY). From 2016 to 2019 Federico Solmi was visiting Professor at Yale University School of Art, and School of Drama, New Haven CT.



Her work has been exhibited widely throughout Italy and abroad, including at:

Manifesta 12; Centre Pompidou; MAXXI Museum; Queens Museum; Kunsthaus Zurich; Castello di Rivoli; Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen; Palais de Tokyo; Schirn Kunsthalle; Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago; High Line, NY; Madre Museum; Faena Art Forum; Bozar; Kunstverein Ar/Ge Kunst; Petach Tikva Museum; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation; Serpentine Gallery; CCA Tel Aviv; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; ICA, Richmond; BAK Utrecht; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Palazzo Grassi; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Moderna Museet; UABB Bi Shenzhen; Biennale de Lyon; Thessaloniki Biennale; Liverpool Biennale; Shiryaevo Biennale; Athens Biennale; Havana Biennale; Göteborg Biennial; Contour – Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen; Bienal de Cuenca; 54th Venice Biennale «ILLUMinations».

Senatore is the winner of the 4th edition of Italian Council; Art Grant, Dresden; MAXXI Prize; Castello di Rivoli, Fellowship; The American Academy in Rome Fellowship; The New York Prize; Dena Foundation Fellowship.


Date: Thursday, November 05, 2020

Time: From 3:00 pm To 4:30 pm

Organized by : IIC

Entrance : Free


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