PhD degree awarded in November 2019
The Variational Status (Figures of Resistance)
Riccardo Giaccioni investigates how and under what circumstances a story may survive outside official historiography, through the artistic means of film, installation, performance and publications.
Riccardo Giacconi (1985, IT) has studied fine arts at the IUAV University of Venezia. His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as Grazer Kunstverein (Graz), ar/ge kunst (Bolzano), MAC (Belfast), WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims), tranzitdisplay (Prague), MAXXI (Rome), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin) and at the 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. He was artist-in-residence at the Centre international d'art et du paysage (Vassivière, France), lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, La Box (Bourges, France) and Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen (Innsbruck, Austria).
He presented his films at several festivals, including the New York Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Visions du Réel and FID Marseille, where he won the Grand Prix of the International Competition in 2015. In 2007 he co-founded the collective Blauer Hase, with which he curates the periodical publication ‘Paesaggio’ and the ‘Helicotrema’ festival.
Riccardo Giacconi presents an immersive installation featuring recent outcomes of his research project in the exhibition 'Ecfrasi'.
Riccardo Giacconi presents 'Options', an exhibition and performance event for steirischer herbst ’19 – 'Grand Hotel Abyss' and Grazer Kunstverein’s Autumn Season.
Riccardo Giacconi presents the film 'Il Corpo Nero' at Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin at the Centre Pompidou, Auditorium du Louvre, Paris, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Riccardo Giacconi presents new work in the exhibition '"… and diggings revealed unforeseen finds” – Reports from the Capitalocene' as part of his participation in the 'Fellowship Program for Art and Theory' at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen 2018-2019.
The solo exhibition 'The Variational Status' at the ar/ge kunst is the first public presentation of a research project by artist Riccardo Giacconi that investigates the relationship between a range of narrative forms (puppetry, street storytellers, flyers and pamphlets) and a series of pre-political acts of revolt staged between Italy and South America.
Riccardo Giacconi’s video 'Entrelazado' is screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Riccardo Giacconi takes part in this group exhibition where he presents his work 'Controvena'.
Riccardo Giacconi's film 'Entrelazado' (Entangled) will be screened in the Projections section of the 2015 New York Film Festival.
Riccardo Giacconi participates in this group exhibition with his work 'Controvena'.
Riccardo Giacconi's film 'Entrelazado' (Entangled) will be presented in the International Competition at the FIDMarseille International Film Festival.
Riccardo Giacconi presents his new performance 'Controvena' during the performance festival 'Reims Scènes d'Europe' curated by Florence Derieux and Antoine Marchand. The performance starts at 14.00.
Riccardo Giacconi takes part in this group exhibition, that also features works by Yael Duval, Ovidiu Leuce, Ekaterina Maximova.
Opening: January 15, 18.30
This film by Riccardo Giacconi is presented at BIEFF-Bucharest Experimental Film Festival, International Competition (In search of a Soul: Spiritual Journeys).
Riccardo Giacconi participates in the Cali International Film Festival special event.