ABOUT ME

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Roberto Rossini

1950
Lives and works in Genoa, Italy

Since the mid-70s he is active in the Italian scene of performance art.
In the early 80s he was one of the founders of the Centro UH!, making performance, experimental radio-drama for RAI broadcasts, works of video and mail-art and taking care of the direction of the UH! magazine.
He has participated in international festivals, with events staging in atypical areas such as industrial plants, historical buildings, religious temples and natural or defunctionalized environments.
He deepened the anthropological roots of performative research by getting in touch with native cultures and through many seminars on corporal research.
Realized video-art works dealing with the processes of the unconscious mind and given lectures and leaded workshops on the subjects of performance art and multimedial communication.
He has collaborated with the Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce in Genoa with performances, exhibitions and educational projects. He was a member of the Artistic Direction of Art Action International Performance Art Festival of Monza, professor of Performance Art Theory at the Traditional Arts Institut - Museum of World Cultures of Genoa. He teaches at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and at Accademia di Belle Arti of Genoa.

In 2012 he published the book The performance art: myth, ritual and play, edited by Utopia production, and in 2015 co-published Italian Performance Art, edited by Sagep.

EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2021

  

Il Respiro dell'arte 

Breed Art Studios, Amsterdam (NL)
curated by Virginia Monteverde and Luca Rezzolla
Gestures
performance

Galleria UnimediaModern, Genoa
curated by Caterina Gualco
Teorema
performance

  

Ad Corpus   

curated by Virginia Monteverde
Biblioteca Universitaria, Genoa
Profano (alter ego)

performance

Segrete - tracce di memoria   

curated by Virginia Monteverde
Antiche carceri della Torre Grimaldina
Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Godless 04

performance

2020

  

Il Respiro dell'arte   

curated by Virginia Monteverde
Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
collective exhibition

  

20x20 Eventi 2020   

curated by Caterina Gualco
for the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa
collective edition


Videomonografie d’artista 5
Liupirogi e Pagiopa, Viserba di Rimini
curated by Liuba
V-Topie

solo video exhibition

Riappropriazione

Beach of Lega Navale Italiana, Quinto, Genoa
curated by Francesca Fini
Here he is! (alter ego)    

on-line performance


Artist's antivirus selfies archive

curated by Brigata Es
on-line collective exhibition

L'opera d'arte al tempo del Covid

Villa Cernigliaro, Sordevolo (BI)
curated by Zero Gravità  

collective exhibition

Campi creativi

Casa Luft, Turin
curated by Francesca Cinalli

Il corpo rituale  

workshop

2019 

   

Galleria Entr’acte, Genoa
curated by Sandro Ricaldone
Zeitgeist (reloaded)
solo exhibition


Biennale Le latitudini dell'arte - Olanda/Italia
curated by Virginia Monteverde

Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
collective exhibition

MACRO Asilo, Rome
Dialogue (alter ego)
performance

Leonardesca

curated by Virginia Monteverde
Museo di Sant'Agostino, Genoa,
The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Stettino (PL)
Spazio 46, Genoa
collective exhibition

 

MACRO Asilo, Rome
Italian Performance Art
with Giovanni Fontana, Roberto Rossini, Pier Pietro Brunelli
book presentation

Real Time: tempo, spazio e gesto
Accademia di Belle Arti, Genoa
curated by M. Benvenuto, D. Maiavacca, O. Bachschmidt
lecture

2018  

 

ZAZ Festival
Shelter 209 Tel Aviv, Arad and Negev Desert (IL)
Tamar Raban artistic director
Coexist (alter ego)
performance

Declinando il libro d'artista
UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
collective exhibition

Etherea II - No Limits
Rassegna d’Arte Contemporanea Multimediale
curated by Viana Conti, Derrick de Kerckhove, Virginia Monteverde
Mediateca di Santa Teresa, Milan
Real Time
video

Un giorno senza / A Day Without
Project by Angelo Ricciardi - Trieste Contemporanea
Dialoghi con l'arte dell'Europa centro orientale
Studio Tommaseo, Trieste
collective exhibition

Chi ha paura dell'arte contemporanea?
Galleria Entr’acte, Genoa
curated by S. Ricaldone e G. Galletta
collective exhibition

Bad Consumers
exhibition of Paolo Tarsi
Sala Dogana - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
curated by Veronica Grozio
video

Memory Box
Castello di Nervi, Genoa
collective exhibition

NoPlace 4
Ex Ceramica Vaccari, Santo Stefano di Magra
Niente (alter ego)
performance

Hotello, somnia et labora: Abitare un ritardo
in the context of the exhibition '999.
Triennale di Milano, Milan
Pesanervi (alter ego)
performance

UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
Fragments
solo exhibition
   
Moving Bodies Festival
Teatro Espace, Turin
introduction to 'Verso Une Flèche'
by Francesca Cinalli and Paolo De Santis
Preludio (alter ego)
performance

2017

 

Etherea - Universo digitale
Rassegna d’Arte Contemporanea Multimediale
curated by Viana Conti, Derrick de Kerckhove, Virginia Monteverde
Chiesa di Sant’Agostino and Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Real Time
video

COFFI Festival
KühlhausBerlin, Berlin (D)

(curated by Daniela Marcozzi)
Locus Solus 07
performance

Performance Art TV

curated by Francesca Fini
Palazzo Reale, Genoa
Locus Solus 06
performance in streaming

Rifugiati da noi

curated by Federica Barcellona

ContemporArt, Villa Piaggio, Genoa
Locus Solus 05
performance

Locus Métropole 8
curated by Michel Collet

La Kunsthalle - Mulhouse (F)
Locus Solus 04
performance

2016

    

Situazioni - Logiche performative a Genova negli anni ’70
Galleria Entr’acte, Genoa
curated by Sandro Ricaldone
collective exhibition

La legge del caso e l’arte contemporanea
curated by A. Galliano Candela

Accademia di Belle Arti, Genoa
discussion
   
Lavatoys

curated by Angelo Pretolani
Pubblici lavatoi di Quezzi, Genoa
Ecforia
site specific work in collective exhibition
       
Help Yourself
curated by Matteo Guarnaccia

Teatro OutOff, Milan
Locus Solus 03
performance

Ben Patterson's Memorial Day
curated by Caterina Gualco

UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
Dr. Ben
performance

Live Action
curated by Jonas Stampe

Göteborg, Skövde (S)
Locus Solus 02
performance

Keep the process warm
une exposition sur la Performance Art
curated by Marc Giloux

Résidence du Fort Montauban, Montauban (F)
Zeitgeist - documentation

collective exhibition
   
Un’ora d’arte

curated by Virginia Monteverde

Spazio46, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Il corpo simbolico
talk (with Bettina Bush)

Andante Animato

UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
Landscape
collective exhibition

2015  

 

BAU edition

Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Viareggio
Sandoing
performance

Art Action 13

curated by Nicola Frangione

Urban Center, Monza
Locus Solus 01
performance

La cerimonia del mondo - azioni per la città
curated by R. Rossini e M. Merega
Spazio Sala Dogana, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa

workshop

 

Marcel Duchamp & John Cage    

Les grands trans-parents

UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa,

Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice
collective exhibition


2014    

Testimonianze

UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
collective exhibition

 

Il Bosco di Parmenide

curated by Angelo Pretolani

Villa Gruber, Genoa
collective exhibition


Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Genoa
Magnum Chaos
video installation and performance

Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Zeitgeist 15
performance

UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
Indifference/Reference
solo exhibition

The Wall #6 - Sixto/Notes 1977-1981
Farmacia Wurmkos, Sesto San Giovanni (Milan)
documentation of Still Life performance (1980)

2013    

Festival Musicale del Mediterraneo

Castello D’Albertis, Genova
ZEITmantra (with Friedrich Glorian)
ontheground project

Performance dossier
stand Sponge ArteContemporanea
ArtVerona Fiera, Verona
documentation

tpa torinoPERFORMANCEART
curated by Manuela Macco

GreenBOX, Turin
Zeitgeist 14
performance

PerformanceTherapy

curated by R. Rossini e P. P. Brunelli

Spazio M.A.G.D.A.L.E, Genoa
workshop

2012  

 

On your feet!
UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
Ontheground
video

Art Web Gallery on Facebook
Gesti#2
videoperformance

The finger and the moon #3
curated by Liuba

Museo di Sant'Agostino, Genoa
collective performance

Interakcje XIV
curated by Gordian Piec

ODA Gallery, Piotrków Trybunalski (PL)
Zeitgeist 13
performance

Art Action 10

Villa Reale, Monza
La performance tra arte, mito, rito e gioco
book presentation

2011

BAU n.8

L.u.C.C.A. Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca
book presentation and performance

Corpi esposti 2
Palazzo Borgatta, Rocca Grimalda (Al)
Zeitgeist 12
performance

Correnti Nomadi
Circolo Poetico Correnti, Crema (Cr)    
Enten Hitti
video

2010

Ristabilire il disordine  

Il Centro Uh! agli inizi degli anni Ottanta

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa
retrospective exhibition

ARTóN
Espacio Espora, Madrid (E)
Consciousness
video

Art Action 8
Villa Reale, Monza
La danza dell’anatomia
lecture

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Genoa
Zeitgeist 11
performance

Fama_fame
Wankdorf Center, Berna (CH)
Zeitgeist
video
   
La voce del corpo
curated by Bruno Freddi

Spazio Opera De André, Osnago (Lc)
Zeitgeist 10
performance

Corpi esposti
Palazzo Borgatta, Rocca Grimalda (Al)
Zeitgeist 09
collective exhibition and performance

2009

Artecò

Teatro Selva, Asti

Zeitgeist 08

performance

 

53ma Biennale di Venezia - Eventi Collaterali
curated by XX.9.12 Fabrika

Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, Venezia
Zeitgeist 07
performance

2008

Interazioni XX, Cagliari
curated by Massimo Zanasi

Zeitgeist
video

London Biennale - Pollination
XX.9.12 Fabrika, Piombino Dese (Pd)
Corpo post-umano e arte di essere umani
lecture

Luoghi dell’Utopia
Associazione Culturale BAU, Viareggio (Lu)
Zeitgeist
video

Infr’Action
curated by Jonas Stampe

Séte (F)
Zeitgeist 06
performance

Optica Festival
Gijón (E), Madrid (E), Paris (F)
Zeitgeist
video

2007

Interrotti Transiti
Loggia della Mercanzia, Genoa
Down
collective exhibition

Effetti Collaterali - Controindicazioni d’arte
curated by XX.9.12 Fabrika

Spazioeventi Mondadori, Venice
Zeitgeist 03
performance

Passeggiata Effimera 3
XX.9.12 Fabrika - Piombino Dese (Pd)
Performance: ritualità e corpo nell’ultima avanguardia
lecture

Zero 3 + tre
Palazzo Marini, Rosignano Marittimo (Li)
Zeitgeist 04
performance

Centro WhiteDove, Genoa
Zeitgeist 05
performance

2006

In the Context of Art
curated by Jan Swidziski

Mazowieckie Centrum, Warszawa (PL)
Zeitgeist 02
performance

Vertical Action Poetry
curated by Nicola Frangione

Urban Center, Monza
Zeitgeist 01
performance

Catodica
Teatro Miela e Galleria LipanjePuntin, Trieste
Zeitgeist
video
   
2005

Art Action 3
Villa Reale, Monza
Correnti calde e fredde nella performance art
lecture

Ibridamens
Centro Europeo di Arti e Comunicazioni Contemporanee

"Luciano Ceschia", Tarcento (Ud)
Poetiche del frammento
lecture

SUN of FUN
Padiglione Arte Contemporanea PARCO Foundation, Casier (Tv)
Le Thérapeute
performance

2004

Mail Art in the mirror
London (GB)
Omnia sunt communia
collective exhibition

Teatro Selva, Asti
Nidi (part two)
performance

12th International Performance Art Festival Castle of Imagination
curated by Wladyslaw Kazmierczak

Baltic Art Gallery, Ustka, Theatre Rondo, Slupsk,
Schindler Factory, Krakow, City Gallery BWA, Bielsko-Biala (PL)
Godless 03
performance

Attraversare Genova
    anni 50/70

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa
retrospective exhibition

2003

Art Action 2
curated by Nicola Frangione

Villa Reale, Monza
Ludi
performance

Dal Manzanarre al Reno
Villa Solaria, Chiavari (Ge), Archivio Caterina Gualco, Genoa    
Mantrana
video

On se dit
curated by Olivier Garcin

Espace Magnan, Nice (F)
Godless 02
performance

Sconfinart
Trento
Enten Hitti
video
   
2002

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa
curated by Sandra Solimano

Nidi
performance

2001

Mythologie du temps moderne
Galleria Leonardi V-idea, Genoa
Leir
performance

Le tribù dell’arte II Technopoetry
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Rome
Enten Hitti
video

2000

Sarajevska Zima
Kamerni Teatar 55, Sarajevo (BH)
Novelle Mediterranee
collective performance

Mixed Media Art Communication
curated by Kyo Hoshino

Theater Laputa Asagaya, Tokyo (J)
Myth (part one)
performance
Yamabiko Museum, Aizu Mishima (J)
Myth (part two)
performance

Arti Visive 3 - l’occhio in ascolto
curated by Viana Conti

Sala delle Grida Borsa Valori, Genoa
Omnia sunt communia
performance

VideoRiflessi 2000 / Poevisioni
Politeama Ruzzi, Vasto (Ch)
Enten Hitti
video

1999

Interazioni XII
curated by Massimo Zanasi

Teatro ERSU, Cagliari
Ludi
performance

8Arte
curated by Giancarlo Canepa

Antico mercato romano, Ferentino (Fr)
Quando la luna guarda ad Oriente
collective performance

Festafestival
Antico teatro romano, Segni (Rome)
Transfert
performance

Ars et aqua
Terme di Pompeo, Ferentino (Fr)
Archetipo
collective exhibition

Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli (Ge)
Mytholage
collective exhibition

Dérapage Contrôlé
curated by Jocelyn Fiset

Galerie Articule, Montréal (CDN)
Myth
performance

1998

GenovaFilmFestival
Cineplex, Genoa
Simulazioni
video

8Arte
curated by Giancarlo Canepa

Cripta di Celestino V, Fumone (Fr)
Transfert
collective exhibition and performance

Videointerazioni
Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Simulazioni
video

1997

Centogradi
curated by Pier Pietro Brunelli

Teatro Arca, Milan
Evento 77/97
performance

1996

Studio D’Ars, Milan

curated by Grazia Chiesa
SimulAzione
performance

Mille anni dopo

curated by Miriam Cristaldi

Civico 2 rosso, Genoa
In hoc signo...
collective exhibition

Percorsi ‘96
Sant’Anna Arresi (Ca)            
Nigredo
exhibition and performance

Percorsi ‘96
Montegrosso (At)             
Transfert
installation and performance

Una festa per Montale
Lavatoi Comunali, Savona                 
Limine
installation

1995

IV Itinerary Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Space 21, Tokio (J), Azienda Provinciale Turismo, Siracusa,

Galleria Noa, Milan   
Arkì
collective exhibition

Studio Pollice, Milan
Locus solus
collective exhibition

Studio D’Ars, Milan
curated by Grazia Chiesa

Simulazioni
installation

1994

Green Horse, Milan
Enigmi
solo exhibition

 

Studio Oggetto, Milan                
Simulazioni
soundscape

1993

Cascina Corte Amata, Suisio (Bg)                
Nova
performance

Galleria Il Sileno, Genoa
curated by Carlo Romano

Psycogéographie
solo exhibition

1992

XVIII Triennale, Milan
Ruins
soundscape
   
Museo Attivo delle Forme Inconsapevoli, Genoa
curated by Claudio Costa

Godless 01
performance

1991

Galleria Noa, Milan
Gold
solo exhibition

Università Cattolica, Milan
War
collective exhibition

1990

Palazzo Rocca, Chiavari (Ge)
Tiger
collective exhibition

1989

Première Biennale Internationale Jeune Peinture Européenne
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes (F)
Neu De Stijl
collective exhibition

1988

Studio E6, Milano
Neu De Stijl
solo exhibition

Galleria Chimera Magazine, Milano         
Neu De Stijl
solo exhibition

1986

Neodesign
Fiera di Milano
M.me Edwarda
installation

1985

Palazzo Pitti, Florence
Dream
collective exhibition

1984

Circolo Pickwick, Genoa
Cards
collective exhibition

Loweside Gallery, New York (USA)
Cards
collective exhibition

1983

Savoia Excelsior Palace, Trieste
Transconcerto
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

Teatro ai  Parchi, Nervi (Ge)
Notturno
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

Club I Gechi della Torre, Genoa                 
Cards
collective exhibition

1982

Energia ‘82

curated by Maurizio Camerani

Discoteca La Mela, Ferrara
Japanese match
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

Galleria Marginalia, Turin
UH! films
films and video
(prod. Centro UH!)

 

Sezione ritmica

curated by Giuseppe Bartolucci
Teatro Tor di Nona, Rome
Japanese match
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

Teatro Instabile, Genoa
Transconcerto De Rezke
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

Guardrail Festival
Scandicci (Fi)
Transconcerto De Rezke
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

Cooperativa Immagine, Marina di Pietrasanta (Lu)    
Transconcerto De Rezke
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

1981

Inascoltabili
Teatro del Falcone, Genoa                 
Clair/obscure
sound installation

(prod. Centro UH!)

Autopark Piccapietra, Genoa     
Tiger!
performance

Materiali/Immagini, Perugia                 
Make up
performance

Psyco Club, Genoa
UH! films
(prod. Centro UH!)

Brückner Festival
Schloss Parz, Linz (A)
Enge Hosen
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

Torrazza'81
Torrazza (Im)                
Smania di uccidere
performance             
(prod. Centro UH!)

La Cappella Underground, Trieste
Smania di uccidere
performance             
(prod. Centro UH!)

Rotonda dei giardini, Sestri Levante (Ge)        
Japanese match
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

Bagni Comunali, Arenzano (Ge)                
Japanese match
performance
(prod. Centro UH!)

La perdita del centro

Rocca Possente di Stellata , Bondeno (Fe)

Radio Dallas

performance

(prod. Centro UH!)

1° Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani
Turin
UH! produzione
films and video
(prod. Centro UH!)

1980

Galleria Sixto-Notes, Milan
Still life
performance

 

Babilonia

Rocca Possente di Stellata , Bondeno (Fe)
Still life
performance

 

Mulino Feyles, Turin
Sun'n Sand
performance

Montescudaio ‘80
Montescudaio (Pi)
Ikoneon
installation

1979

Galleria Il Brandale, Savona                
Composition
performance

Filmperformance
Teatro del Falcone, Genoa      
Real time  
film
 
Galleria Nuova 13, Alessandria         
Real time
installation         
       
Ambiguazioni

Palazzo dei Principi, Correggio (Re)
Myth
performance

Galleria Unimedia, Genoa                  
Down
performance

1978

Base Zero, Camogli (Ge)                
Archetipi
installation and performance

Situazioni

Teatro Archivolto, Genoa                  
Evento invisibile
performance

2° Festival Internazionale della Performance
curated by Rosanna Chiessi

Cavriago (Re)
Evento 3
performance

1977

Performing Art Center, Genoa                 
Evento
performance

1976

 

Fiume Olba, Genoa
Sound
performance

1974

Centro Arteincontri, Nola (Na)                
Collages
solo exhibition