ABOUT ME

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

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. Una collezione di

    domande sull’abitare contemporaneo'
    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

    Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice
    collective exhibition

    Marcel Duchamp & John Cage    

    Les grands trans-parents

    UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
    collective exhibition

2014    

    Testimonianze

    UnimediaModern Contemporary Art, Genoa
    collective exhibition

    Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Genoa
    Magnum Chaos
    video

    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 allo specchio
    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
    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
    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
    Teatro Arca, Milan
    Evento 77/97
    performance

1996

    Studio D’Ars, Milan
    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
    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

    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

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