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) works as an artist and researcher. He has studied fine arts at the University IUAV of Venezia, at UWE in Bristol and at New York University.
His research concerns narratives, that is, the way certain systems narrate themselves. Such systems may be social contexts, cultural traditions or genres, institutions, political movements or, simply, personal relationships. One of the central interests in his recent work regards the production of contexts and dynamics that surround the performative aspect intrinsic in narrative forms. The study he has been carrying on in the last years, attempts to investigate social and political conditions in which both language and narratives operate within given cultural systems, as well as their modes of operation.
His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as tranzitdisplay (Prague), MAXXI (Rome), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin) and in the “Résonance” section of the Lyon Biennale. He was artist-in-residence in Viafarini (Milan), lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and La Box (Bourges, France).
He presented his films at several festivals, including the Rome Film Festival, the Torino Film Festival and the FID Marseille International Film Festival.
In 2007 he co-founded the collective Blauer Hase, with which he curates the periodical publication ‘Paesaggio’ and the ‘Helicotrema’ festival.
In 2013 he has edited “Spoilsport. Questions around a social space”, a book of essays and interviews around the social space surrounding contemporary sport, the mechanisms regulating its production of values, its historical background, featuring interviews with, among others, Stefano Baldini, Julia Bryan-Wilson, RoseLee Goldberg, Douglas Gordon and Jørgen Leth.
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.