Giovanni Giaretta, Artist in distribution, Italy, 1983

Giovanni Giaretta
Padua 1983
Lives and works in Amsterdam

Giovanni Giaretta (Padua 1983) currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
After graduating in Design and Production of Visual Arts at the
University IUAV of Venice, he took part in a number of residency
programs including: Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris in
2010; and most recently De Ateliers in Amsterdam.
Giaretta’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Italy and abroad
at diverse institutions and galleries such as: La Criée (Rennes, FR);
Tegenboschvanvreden, (Amsterdam, NL); Foundation Botin (Santander,
SP); Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart,
(Rochechouart, FR); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, (Torino, IT);
and Motive Gallery (Amsterdam, NL).
His films have been shown at the International Film Festival of
Rotterdam (Rotterdam, NL) and the T-Mobile New Horizons International
Film Festival (Wroclaw, PL), among other festivals and screenings.
His actual reserch is focusing on the relationship between perception
and alteration during the night time. For the last year, to carry on
such research Giaretta has been working as night porter in an hotel in

2009 - IUAV, Venice - Faculty of Arts & Design - Master’s Degree in Visual Arts
Production and Design
2006 - Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano - Bachelor’s Degree in Didactics of Arts
2012 - Fondation Botin workshop, Santander, SP.
Visiting professor: Lothar Baumgarten
2011 - Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT
Visiting professor: Susan Hiller
Solo Show
2015 - Valbara (with Renato Leotta), Galleria FuoriCampo, Siena, IT
2014 - Extra dry, curated by Peep-hole, Milan, IT
2012 - Studioshow, curated by Maria Alicata, Final residence exhibition, Macro Macro
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Roma, IT
Group exhibitions (selected)
2015 - Function Creep, curated by Xander Karskens, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
2014 - Echo Back, curated by Stefano Coletto and Giulia Bini, Jarach Gallery, Venice, IT
2013 - 5x5Castelló. Premi Internacional d’art contemprani Diputació de Castelló, curated
by Alvaro de los Angeles
Castellló, SP
2013 - T-A-X-I, curated by Almanac and Cripta74, Almanac Project, London, ENG
2013 - La plupart du temps, curated by Martial Deflacieux, La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand,
2012 - Out of Focus, curated by Nicola Genovese and Caterina Benvegnù, 365 architetti,
Padua, IT
2012 - Livret IV, curated by Irmavep Club, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de
Rochechouart, Rochechouart, FR (c)
2012 - Opera 2011. Lunar Park. Artists from the Atelier, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation,
Venice, IT (c)
2011 - Run°3, Room Galleria, Milano , IT
2011 - Livret III, curated by Irmavep Club, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2011 - Corso Aperto, curated by Cesare Pietroiusti, Villa Sucota, Fondazione Antonio
Ratti, Como, IT (c)
2011 - To see an object, to see the light, curated by Ginny Kollak, Padraic E. Moore and Pavel S.
Pys, Palazzo Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Guarene d’Alba, Cuneo, IT (c)
2011 - 100 drawings against the Vietnam War, curated by Damien Airault, Komplot,
Bruxelles, B
2010 - Luna Park Party, curated by Cherimus Association, Perdaxius , IT (c)
2010 - L’arpa Magica, Lucie Fontaine, Milan, IT
2010 - Titolo Grosso, Cripta 747, Turin, IT
2008 - I sette arcobaleni, curated by Matteo Rubbi, Careof, Milan, IT
2007 - 91st Young Talents Collective, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, IT (c)
Festival and screenings (selected)
2015 - A space between words and images, curated by Gawan Fagard and Gwendolyn Lootens,
Cinema Wolke #27, Brussels, BL
2014 - Autumn Screening, curated by Almanac Project, Spazio Borgogno, Turin, IT
2014 - VISIO, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, Villa Romana, Florece, IT
2013 - Q.I, curated by Adriana Rispoli, Naples, IT
2013 - TEATRO?OTATE, curated by Laurent Montaron, Villa Medici, Roma, It
2012 - Helicotrema, curated by Blauer Hase, Serra dei Giardini, Venezia, Italy, IT (c)
2010 - LOOP - Video Art Festival, Screening curated by Francesca di Nardo, Barcelona, SP
2008 - Italian Annual Videoart Exhibition - Videoart Yearbook 2008, Galleria Civica, Trento, IT
2007 - - Con Acqua, Senz’Acqua, curated by Francesco Poli e Mario Gorni, Accademia
Albertina, Turin, IT (c)

2013 - De Ateliers, Short Track Residency, Amsterdam. NL
2012 - Artist in residence, Macro, Roma, IT
2010 - Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echange des Rècollets, Dena Foundation for
Contemporary Art, Paris, FR. Grant with the support of the Municipality of Milan