Alessio Mazzaro 
Visual Artist, director and histories researcher. He keeps moving and traveling towards social fabrics, tales and communities that he does not belong to, initiating processes of dialogue towards learning and acceptance.

His practice is interdisciplinary as is his education and learning experiences. He graduated in Environmental Engineering (Bsc and Msc), studied Fine art and Theatre at IUAV University (BA), and performance in different workshops at important institutions as Biennale College Teatro (Venezia) and ROSAS (Brussels). Initially pursuing an international career as a performer working for BarokTheGreat and other companies. Afterwards, he deepened his practice in the public realm and audience engagement, being part of the project Art of the Mooc: Merging Public Art and Experimental Education by Pedro Lash and Nato Thompson (Duke University and CreativeTime).

At this point he dedicated time to his practice and moved to Bristol, to experience the Social practices wave in UK. Recently he relocated to Brussels interested in the Belgian performing arts scene.

Co-founder of different collectives, S’odinonsuonare -Sound art and performance, the video broadcast project Couchscore, and Collettivo AAA – a collective investigating participatory and collaborative practices in public space.

In recent years he was an assistant of Flaka Haliti at 56th Biennale d’Arte di Venezia and of Petrit Halilaj at the 55th (Kosovo Pavilion 2015, 2013), and a Learning activities Assistant at Arnolfini (Centre for Contemporary Art in Bristol, UK).

SELECTED FESTIVALS

 

– Teatri di Vetro, with S’odinonsuonare, curated by Enea Tomei & Roberta Nicolai, Rome (IT), 2016

– SuperNormal 2016, (Commision), curated by Sam Francis, Brazier Park (UK), 2016

– Electric Eclectics Festival, with S’odinonsuonare, curated by Gordon Monohan, Meadow, Ontario (CA), 2015

– Biennale Danza 2015, performer for Claudia Castellucci (Societas Raffaello Sanzio), curated by Virgilio Sieni, Venice (IT), 2015

– ImageTanz 2015, Brut Kunstlerhaus, with BarokTheGreat, curated by Katalin Erodi, Wien (AU), 2015

– Live Arts Week III, Museum MAMbo, with BarokTheGreat, curated by Xing, Bologna (IT), 2014

– Sant’arcangelo Festival 2014, with BarokTheGreat, curated by Silvia Bottiroli, Sant’arcangelo (IT), 2014

– Far Festival Des Arts Vivants, with BarokTheGreat, curated by Veronique Ferrero Delacoste, Nyon (CH) 2014

– Short Theatre, Museum Macro, with BarokTheGreat, curated by Fabrizio Arcuri, Rome (IT), 2014

– Steirischer herbst 2014, with BarokTheGreat, curated by Veronica Kaup-Hasler, Graz (AU), 2014

– 42Biennale di Teatro 2013, performer for LaVeronal, curated by Alex Rigola, Venice (IT), 2013

– Biennale college Teatro 2012, performer for Claudio Tolcachir, curated by Alex Rigola, Venice (IT), 2012

 

GRANTS

 

– Grantee Courageous Citizens 2018 Research & Development Grant, European Cultural Foundation (ND), 2018-19

– Winner of a funded residency at Cité Internationale des Arts by Incontri Internazionali D’arte (Rome, IT)

-Prize winner of Commissions Visual Arts, Live performances, Writing and Music of the Cité Internationale des Arts (FR), 2017

– Travel grant, Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto (CA), 2015

– D.E.M.O./Movin’ Up 2013 By MiBAC (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism), 2013

– Erasmus student scholarship 2009, University of Aberdeen (Uk)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

 

– “5 vues sur 5 témoignages”, documentary screenings, at H2/61.26, Casablanca (MA); ECUJE et Maison du Maroc, Paris (FR); Spanish and Portuguese synagogue, Montreal (CA); Musée Juif de Belgique, Bruxelles (BE), 2018

– “Re-imagining Citizenship”, group show, curated by the Politicized Practice/Anarchist/Theatre and Performance Research Groups of Loughborough University, Radar Gallery, Loughborough (UK), 2018

– “The Do Nothing Club”, talk with Fiona Winning, LADA Live Arts Development Agency, London (UK), 2018

– “Hotel Europa”, group show, curated by Théo-Mario Coppola, Le 26 -Galerie Felix Frachon, Brussels (BE), 2018

– “Mellah”, site specific performance and installation (solo show), with the support of Espace Culturel et Universitaire Juif d’Europe, Gallerie de la Cité Internationale des arts, Paris (FR), 2017

– “Edinost”, community based and collaborative publishing project, with the support of Asterios Editore, Trieste (IT), 2017

– “Creative Exchange with Spike Island”, performance space installation for Spike Island Associates participation in Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London(UK), 2017

– “27metricubi”, public art residency and installation, with the support of CSM University, Granary Square, London (UK), 2017

– ” White Cube Emergency Protocol -How to react in case of a terrorist attack”, installation within the exhibition “Display this play” by France Manoush Sahatdjian, Cité internationale des arts, Paris (FR), 2017

– “The Do Nothing Club”, performance space, with Fiona Winning, Studio RCA, Royal College of Art, curator Anne Duffau, London (UK), 2016

– “Rosencrantz e Guildenstern sono vivi”, site specific installation commissioned by the Council and University of Padova (IT), 2016

– Spike Island Open Studios 2016, Spike Island, Bristol (UK), 2016

– “Social sowing (and other social notes)”, public actions and flash mobs, Padova & Bristol (IT & UK), 2015-16

– Prize Francesco Fabbri per l’Arte Contemporanea, group show, Villa Brandolini (IT), 2015

– Mediterranea 17 -Biennale of Young artists from Europe and Mediterranean, project “27metricubi” with Collettivo AAA, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (IT), 2015

– “è solo dopo aver posato le mani che si posa lo sguardo”, solo show, DoubleRoom Gallery, Trieste(IT), 2015

– Nuovi Segnali 2015, site specific for the Conservatory Cesare Pollini, Padova (IT), 2015

– “Office for personal imagination diet”, performance and space by S’odinonsuonare, Eastern Bloc (Montreal, CA)  and Popps Packing (Detroit, MI) , 2015

–  ArtefattoX, group show, curated by Janka Vukmir and Giuliana Carbi, MuseoCivico Teatrale“C.Schimidl”,Trieste (IT), 2015

-“27metricubi”, public art project with Collettivo AAA, squares of Padova and Venice (IT), 2015

-“Un lavoro per Camporovere”, community based and radio drama, Camporovere(IT), 2014

-A matter of memory, group show, curated by Sara Berton and Università IUAV, SpazioPunch,Venice (IT), 2014

-97a Collettiva Giovani Artisti, group show, curated by Stefano Coletto, Fondazione Bevilacqua LaMasa,Venice (IT),  2013

– INDEPENDENTS 3, Art Fair, curated by Cristiano Seganfreddo, ArtVerona 2012, Verona (IT), 2012

RESIDENCY/WORKSHOP

 

– Residency, with Gianmarco Cugusi, Zsenne Lab, Bruxelles (BE), 2018

– Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (FR), 2017

– Residenza Arte Transitiva, with S’odinonsuonare, Turin (IT), 2017

– RicercaX, dramaturgy residency with Couchscore, Turin (IT), 2017

– Space In Kind, residency with Couchscore, Arnolfini, curated by Daisy Moon, Bristol(UK), 2016

– IN_TempoReale, residency with S’odinonsuonare, TempoReale and SpazioK, Firenze and Prato(IT), 2016

– Choreographic residency with Sonia Brunelli, Pact Zollverein, Essen (DE), 2015

– Residency, STEIM Studio for electro-instrumental music, Amsterdam (ND), 2014

 

 

– Esercitazioni Ritmiche, with Claudia Castellucci, Biennale College Danza 2015, Venezia(IT) 2015

– “Palestra Espressiva”, training for performer with Sonia Brunelli, Verona(IT) 2013-15

– Workshop Unfolding Dramaturgies, with Danae Theodoridou and Konstantina Georgelou, WORKSPACE BRUSSELS, Brussels (BE) 2014

– Theatre Noh Workshop, with Monique Arnaud, IUAV University, Venice (IT), 2013

– Performance workshop “Personaje emergentes”, with Claudio Tolcachir, Biennale College Teatro 2012, Venice (IT), 2012

– Performance workshop “ La collezione di gesti”, with Pathosformel (Daniel Blaga-Gubbay, Paola Villani) Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice (IT),  2009

 

EDUCATION

 

– Art of the Mooc: Merging Public Art and Experimental Education, Certificate of Accomplishment with Distinction, Duke University (USA) and CreativeTime, 2015

– Bachelor in Fashion Design, Fine arts and theatre (110/110 cum laude), IUAV University, Venice (IT) 2014 Mentor Adrian Paci and Co-supervisor Liliana Moro

– Msc in Environmental and territorial engineering (103/110), Università degli studi di Padova (IT), 2010

– Biennial Acting School, Teatro Popolare di Ricerca, Padova (IT), 2008

– Bachelor in Environmental and territorial engineering (101/110), Università degli studi di Padova (IT), 2008

– Artistic High School (100/100), Liceo Artistico statale Amedeo Modigliani, Padova (IT), 2004