Cesare Viel

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Cesare Viel

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Cesare Viel (Chivasso, TO, 1964) has exhibited his works in Italy and abroad since the late 80’s, in private galleries, museums and foundations. He lives and works in Genova. He teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genova. 

His work, mainly conceptual and performative, focuses on subjectivity, relations and gender identity and on the connection between the language of communication, literature and images. His artistic expression consists of performances and installations above all, making use of several media including sound, voice, writing, photography, video and drawing. During the Nineties he has been invited to important collectives such as: Molteplici Culture, curated by Carolyn Christov Bakargiev and Ludovico Pratesi, Convento Sant’Egidio/ Museo del Folklore, Roma, 1992; Soggetto/Soggetto, curated by Francesca Pasini and Giorgio Verzotti, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, 1994;Ultime generazioni, XII Quadriennale d’Arte, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, 1996; Officina Italia, curated by Renato Barilli, GAM, Bologna and other locations, 1997; Subway, curated by Roberto Pinto, Metropolitana Milanese, Milano, 1998; La Ville, le Jardin, la Mémoire, curated by Carolyn Christov Bakargiev and Hans Ulbrich Obrist, Villa Medici, Roma, 1998; Disidentico, maschile femminile e oltre, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, palazzo Branciforte, Palermo, 1998.

In 1998 he wins the Francesca Alinovi award in Bologna. In the same year, he is one of the organizers of the talk Come spiegare a mia madre che ciò che faccio serve a qualcosa,in Bologna.

In 1999, together with Cesare Pietroiusti, Luca Vitone, Eva Marisaldi and others, he takes part to the collective project Oreste alla Biennale, during the 48th edition of La Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, curated by Harald Szeemann.

In 2008, a monograph book about is performance art is published: Cesare Viel. Azioni 1996-2007, curated by Carla Subrizi, Silvana editoriale and Fondazione Baruchello, Milano-Roma, 2008. In the same year, Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art in Genova stages a retrospective exhibition of his work, Mi gioco fino in fondo. Performance e installazioni, with a catalogue featuring contributions of Emanuela De Cecco, Chiara Oliveri Bertola and Sandra Solimano. On October 2019, PAC in Milan will devote a major retrospective to his work, curated by Diego Sileo.

Among his most recent personal exhibitions and performances are: Dar conto di sé. Figure, corpi, parole nell’opera di Cesare Viel, Fondazione Pier Luigi and Natalina Remotti, Camogli (GE) 2017. Ab urbe Genua duo lykanthropi Romae, (with Luca Vitone), Pinksummer goes to Rome, Roma, 2017. Verso Jorn, Casa Museo Asger Jorn, Albissola Marina (SV), 2016. Infinita Ricomposizione, GalleriaPinksummer, Genova, 2015. Virginia ai panni vecchi, Palazzo Branciforte, Palermo, 2014. Nel nome del Padre (with Luca Vitone), Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Montevideo, 2014. Tales and Things, MLAC, Università La Sapienza, Roma, 2013. Facciamo fluire via le nostre frasi, Fondazione Pietro Rossini, Briosco (MB), 2011. Solo ciò che accade, CeSAC, Il Filatoio di Caraglio, Caraglio (CN), 2010. Cesare Viel, Galleria Pinksummer, Genova, 2008. Domande per il corpo, a site specific project in via San Lorenzo, Genova, Galleria Pinksummer, Genova, 2007. Di nuovo una voce persiste, Nuovo Teatro Colosseo and Fondazione Baruchello, Roma, 2007. Progetto Bachmann, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma, 2006. Sogno Campana, Rocca Sforzesca Imola, 2005. Cesare Viel, Galleria Pinksummer, Genova 2004. VIM, Very Italian Macho,(with Luca Vitone), Galleria Emi Fontana, Milano, 2001.

Among the most recent collective exhibitions: Deposito d’arte italiana presente, Artissima, Torino 2017. Start up. Quattro agenzie per la produzione del possibile, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma, 2016. Frammenti di storie all’ascolto, Casa di Reclusione di Paliano, Paliano (FR), 2016. Zoom, Fondazione Remotti, Camogli (GE), 2015. Ha visto i colori divini del lago di Costanza?, Spazio Thetis, Venezia, 2014. Les Oiseaux, Gaité Lyrique, Paris, 2013.Forte Piano, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma, 2012. Hear me out, CIAC, Castello Colonna, Genazzano, Roma, 2011. Il Belpaese dell'Arte, GAMeC, Bergamo, 2011. Archetime, Tank Space, New York, 2009. Living with, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano, 2009. La parola nell’arte, MART, Rovereto, 2007. Il vuoto al centro, Comune di Montesilvano (PE), 2006. Aperto per lavori in corso, PAC, Milano, 2005. The Mythological Machine, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (UK), 2004. Dimensione follia, curated by Roberto Pinto, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Trento, 2004; Imperfect Marriages, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milano, 2003. Moltitudini/Solitudini, Museion, Bolzano, 2003; Vis à vis, MAN, Nuoro, 2002; My Opinion, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Pisa, 2001; Short Stories, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano, 2001.

Creator

Viel, Cesare

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