Jakup Ferri, Bruno Muzzolini, Heldi Pema, Steve Piccolo, Anri Sala, Manuel Scano, Bert Theis, Fani Zguro
Taller Siete, Medellin
From October 7, 2011
As part of the residency in Taller Siete, Medellin, Fani Zguro presents “Taxi”, with the partecipation of the other artists Jakup Ferri, Heldi Pema, Steve Piccolo, Bruno Muzzolini, Anri Sala, Manuel Scano and Bert Theis. Every artist was inviting to propose a sound piece for TAXI in Medellin city. “Taxi”, is a project than begins from Anri Sala’s site specific “No Formula One No Cry” which consists in the realization of a soundtrack, where the noise that the Formula One cars make is played along street dogs barking. A metaphor of the banality of the ‘show’ society. The presentation of the soundtrack is done in different taxies around the world, from Frankfurt to Miami... The project is being documented with the help of visiting cards, which help establish direct contact with the taxi drivers. Anyone interested can order the cab under his mobile number and ask the taxi driver to turn on the sound project for the duration of the trip. Being attracted to this project which reminds me of an Anthony Gormley’s quote: the work at the museum, like the body in the hospital… Inviting other artists including Anri Sala piece “No Formula One No Cry”, which are going to make a CD sounds, presenting at Taller Siete, Medellin’s opening. “Taxi”, the permanent installation starts from October 7, 2011.
- Bruno Muzzolini, Anema e Core, 2008
- Fani Zguro, Open The Broken Door, 2011
- Manuel Scano, Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, 2010
- Bert Theis, Potemkin Lock Venice Rap, 1995
- Heldi Pema, Abstinence-only, 2011
- Anri Sala, No Formula One No Cry, 2002
- Steve Piccolo, Achtung! Blumen, 2011
- Jakup Ferri, Nova Aurora, 2011
Jakup Ferri was born in 1981 in Prishtina. Lives and works in Amsterdam and Prishtina. After studying at School of Arts in Prishtina he was part of numerous art residences like Kultur Kontakt Austria, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam, International Studio and Curatorial Program New York etc. In 2003 he wins M.Mulliqi Prize Prishtina and Artists of Tomorrow, also Prishtina. He has exhibited at 28th Graphic Biennale Ljubljana, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art Copenhagen, Prague Biennale 3, Zacheta National Gallery Warsaw, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, 9th İstanbul Biennial, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Portikus Frankfurt, Cetinje Biennale V, Kunsthalle Fridericianum and De Appel Amsterdam.
Bruno Muzzolini was born1964 in Brescia. Lives and works in Milan and Brescia. He study at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and from 2003 he is professor of digital video at the same academy. He works on video and photography. At 2008 he was the winner of Venice Video ArtFair and also the 3rd Prize at International Onufri Prize. He has exhibited at 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Listasafni ASI Reykjavik, Valenzuela and Klenner Gallery Bogota, Videoart Yearbook Bologna, The Mercahandise Mart Chicago, The National Gallery of Arts Tirana, The National Gallery of Arts Prishtina, Museo de Arte Moderna Medellin, Fabio Paris Gallery Brescia, The Living Art Museum Reykjavik, San Jerónimo 31 Mexico DF and Artissima Turin.
Heldi Pema was born in 1977 in Tirana. Lives and works in Tirana. After studying at Accademy of Fine Arts in Tirana was part of art residences in International Summer Academy Salzburg, Real Presence Beograd and Kultur Kontakt Vienna and also worked for Manifesta 2 in Luxemburg. From 2003 he works at The National Gallery of Arts in Tirana. Pema wins the Second Prize at International Onufri Prize in 2009. He has exhibited at 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Haus am Lutzoplatz Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce Genova, Tirana Institute for Contemporary Art, The National Gallery of Arts Prishtina, Biennale of Europe and Mediterranean Athens and 2ndTirana Biennale.
Steve Piccolo was born in 1954 in USA. Lives and works in Milan. After studying at Bard College, New York University, began career in 1970s playing bass in jazz groups and doing sound/performance in New York art spaces. In 1979 he started the Lounge Lizards with the Lurie brothers, a project which continued for about five years. Since then Steve’s activities have become too numerous, frequent and varied to summarize. Piccolo was sound curator at ArtVerona in 2008 and for the exhibition “Club 21” during Frieze 2010 in London. He has exhibited/performed at Swiss Cultural Center Milan, Documenta 8 Kassel, Palazzo delle Papesse Siena, Berlin Jazz Festival, Technical Breakdown Copenhagen, Venice Biennial 2005, Turchin Center for the Arts Boone, Casino Luxembourg, Triennale di Milano and Loop Festival Barcelona.
Bert Theis was born in 1952 in Luxembourg. Lives and works in Luxembourg and Milan. He belongs to that generation of artists that emerged at the beginning of the 90's, that try to drop their operative strategies into public space, anchoring them to social contexts and relational modalities, without, however, removing them from the category of works of art which they are. He is the founder of Isola Art Center, Milan, Office for Urban Transformation, Milan/Mexico City and also professor at NABA Milan. In 2009 Theis curated “Territoria 4/The Great Leap” at Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato. He has exhibited at Manifesta 2 Luxembourg, 4th Gwangju Biennale, Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain Geneva, Skulptur Projekte Münster 1997, 46th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Casino Luxembourg, 2nd Tirana Biennale, Busan Biennial 2006, 10th Istanbul Biennial and MUDAM Luxembourg.
Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana. Lives and works in Berlin. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, in 1996 Sala moved to France, where he was enrolled at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Le Fresnoy studio in Tourcoing. In 2001 he wins Young Artist Prize, Biennale di Venezia and in 2011 Absolut Art Award, Stockholm. He has exhibited at Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Kunsthalle Wien, 4th Berlin Biennial, 29th Sao Paolo Biennial, 50a Biennale di Venezia, Marian Goodman Gallery New York, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Galerie Chantal Crousel Paris, Centre Pompidou Paris, Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, MoMA New York and Serpentine Gallery London.
Manuel Scano was born in 1981 in Padova. Lives and works in Milan. After studying at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan partecipates at the project Isola Art Center, Milan and later for Museo Aero Solar. From 2005 he is working on his personal sound project “Kert Is Lost”. He has exhibited at Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Viafarini Milan, Certo Sentimento Project Turin, Neon>campobase Bologna, The National Gallery of Arts Tirana, The UniCredit Studio Milan and Documentation Center for Visual Arts Milan.
Fani Zguro was born 1977 in Tirana. Lives and works in Berlin. After studying at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, was part of art residences in Cite des Arts Paris and Kultur Kontakt Vienna and also worked like independent curator at The National Gallery of Arts in Tirana. From 2007 he is the founder and the curator of project Tirana Art Center. At 2008 was the winner of International Onufri Prize. He has exhibited at Hauser der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Filmoteca Espanola Madrid, 2nd Biennale of Tirana, 4th Biennale of Young Artists Bucharest, The National Gallery of Prishtina, Arsenal Gallery Poznan, New York Public Library, Center for Contemporary Art San Giovanni Valdarno and Videoart Yearbook Bologna.
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