Vanessa Safavi

Hands Bite, 2017, silicone and frame, 95 x 70 cm

Untitled (cosmos before and after), 2015, silicone and frame, 32,5 x 53,5 x 4 cm.

Untitled (bodies), 2015, silicone and frame (diptych), each frame 55 x 34 x 4 cm.

My sirens bewitching snake charmers, 2016, silicone and seashell, variable measures

The hidden dimension (group show), curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Clarissa Tempestini, 11th February-29th April 2017, Marignana Arte, Venice

Meaning can only grow out of intimacy (Limbs, Water, Nostalgia) (group show), Curated by Elise Lammer,2nd–31st December 2016, Les Urbaines 20th edition, Lausanne

Medulla Plaza (solo show), Curated by Lena Hartmann, 21st October–25th December 2016, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim

Stick me to fantasy, (solo show), 8th-15th May 2016, SOLO SHOW, San Paolo, Brazil

The Hidden Dimension – Chapter I, Marignana Arte, Venezia, Chiara Vedovetto, Exibart, April 2017
“Dimensioni nascoste. Una collettiva a Venezia”, Federica Bianconi, Artribune, April 2017
The hidden dimension at Marignana Arte contemporanea Venice, Mousse Magazine, March 2017
The hidden dimension: il rapporto fisico/percettivo tra opera e spettatore, Igor Zanti, Espoarte, March 2017
The hidden dimension a Marignana Arte, Veronica Tuzii, Corriere del Veneto, February 2017
The Hidden Dimension – L’importanza delle distanze, Elena Bordignon, ATPDiary, February 2017
Art cities:Venice-The Hidden Dimension, DreamIdeaMachine, February 2017
Luci d’Artista 2013. Con Alfredo Jaar e Vanessa Safavi, ContemporaryTorino, November 2013
The Joy of Adventure : on the work of Vanessa Safavi, RES Magazine, August 2013, Download
Vanessa Safavi, Andreas Schlaegel, Flash Art Online, April 2013
Vanessa Safavi. Deserts, ideologies and relics, Quinn Latimer, Frieze, November 2012

Vanessa Safavi was born in Losanna in 1980. Lives and works in Berlin.

Vanessa Safavi è nata a Losanna nel 1980. Vive e lavora a Berlino.

AWARDS

2013
Luci d’Artista, Turin
2012
Illy Prize, Artissima art fair, Turin

SOLO SHOWS

2017
The Cook and the Smoke Detector”, ChertLudde Berlin
2016
Medulla Plaza, Kunstverein Grafschaft,
Bentheim Fair Play, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zürich
2015
Amygdala, The Breeder Playroom, Athens Airbags, MOTINTERNATIONAL, Brussels
2014
FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris
cloud metal cities, Kunsthalle São Paulo, São Paulo
La Nuit Liquide, The Breeder, Athens
2013
One Torino, with Santo Tolone and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Castello di Rivoli, Turin
3 Pounds of Jelly, Chert, Berlin Der Tanz, curated by Roman Kurzmeyer, Atelier Amden, Amden
2012
Present Future, Artissima, Turin, with Chert, Berlin
After the Monument Comes the People, Back wall installation, Kunsthalle Basel
I Wish Blue could be Water, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
Les Figures Autonomes, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2011
Resort, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
No More Ice Cream, Pro Helvetia, Cape Town
2010
Between a Tree and a Plastic Chair, Chert, Berlin
Wandering Works, Claudia Groeflin Galerie, Zürich
Successes and Traumas, Le Palais Bleu, Trogen
2009
NEO, Naphtaline, Lausanne
2008
DOM-TOM, zwanzigquadrameter, Berlin

GROUP SHOWS

2017
THE HIDDEN DIMENSION Chapter I, curated by Clarissa Tempestini, Marignana Arte, Venice
2016
Lonesome Wife, Seventeen, London
The world no longer exists, Kurator, Rapperswil Switzerland
Group presentation at Artissima, Turin
Group presentation at ART-O-RAMA, Marseille
Cycle music and art festival, Kópavogur, Iceland
Che il vero possa confutare il falso, AgiVerona Collection, Palazzo Pubblico/Santa Maria della Scala/Accademia dei Fisiocritici, Siena, curated by Luigi Fassi and Alberto Salvadori
Macaroni, WallRiss, Fribourg
unexpected others, L’Atelier ksr, Berlin
Stick To Me Fantasy:Vanessa Safavi & Pauline Beaudemont, SOLO SHOWS, São Paulo
Leaping over a bush to surprise a quail, Chert, Berlin
Inflected Objects # 2 Circulation – Mise en Séance, Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, Netherlands
The transparent tortoiseshell and the un-ripe umbrella, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow
2015
Intro, Giorgio Galotti Gallery, Turin
A Space is a Space is a Space, Deutsche Arkitektur Zentrum DAZ, Berlin
Ceramics and Graphite, Chert, Berlin
auto objects, curated by Imke Kannegiesser, at NOTE ON, Berlin
Swiss Art Awards, Basel
Interior/Exterior/Sculpture,Curated by Saskia Neuman, Belenius/Nordenhake, Stockholm
milk revolution, curated by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin at the American Academy, Rome
2014
What do you write when men are puking into plastic bags, Chert, Berlin
Fieldworks: Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art, curated by Chris Clarke, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
Blackboard – White Page, Kantonsschule Zürich Nord, Zurich
Tell Me What I See, When I Look Into Your Eyes, BolteLang, Zürich
2013
Editionshow, Chert, Berlin
I’ll be your Mirror, Herald St, London
Focus, Frieze Art Fair, London
AB, Nomas Foundation, Rome
The Droste Affect, Scaramouche Gallery, New York
Emmy Moore’s Journal, curated by Quinn Latimer, SALTS, Basel
If I was John Armleder, a project by Luca Cerizza for Art Genève, Geneva
Harum-Scarum, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva
2012
Partoftheprocess 5, Zero gallery, Milan
Gong Places, IAAB-Projektraum, Münchenstien
The Thing Itself, Abbt Projects, Zürich
Junge Kunst in der Schweiz – 30 Jahre Manor Kunstpreis, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
2011
Le Choix de Paris, curated by Elsy Lahner, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Be nice to me, curated by Niels Trannois and Gyonata Bonvicini at Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin
A Skeleton in the Closet, curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Heidelberger Kunstverein-Ausser Haus project, Heidelberg
Livingroom Exotica, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
2010
the forever ending story #012, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
That’s all Folklore, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
Wood you rather…, K3 – Project Space, Zürich
Drinnen & Draussen, Chert, Berlin
En Miroir, projections sur le Folklore, Centre d’art de Fribourg, Fribourg
Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession), curated by Adam Szymczyk and Salvatore Lacagnina in collaboration with Annette Amberg and Roos Gortzak, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Luck Draw, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York
The Amazone Conversation, Raum Zur Kunst, Basel
2009
All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom, curated by Christiane Rekade, Artnews Project Space, Berlin
Kiefer Hablitzel, Swiss Art Awards, Basel
2008
If it’s a bird, shoot it!, In Practice project curated by Sarina Basta, Sculpture Center, Long Island, New York
Un Art du Feu, curated by Guillaume Pilet, Espace Bellevaux, Lausanne
Folklore?, Centre culturel suisse de Paris, curated by Léa Fluck, Paris
X, 1M3, Lausanne
Black Diaspora, curated by Nathalie Rehbolz, Espace Out Of This Word, Territet
Joseph Hannibal Now!, curated by Joseph Hannibal, Galerie Blancpain, Geneva
Zoo Art Fair, with 1M3, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2007
Sijang Jeon Eun Neomu Ileo, curated by Aurélien Gamboni, Espace Forde, Geneva
Even anti-heroes need their Mum, with Kim Boninsegni, K. Sgouridis, curated by Samuel Gross, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva
Ecal graduate exhibition, curated by Gloria Friedmann, Ecal, Lausanne
Anathema, with Lauris Paulus and Fabian Marti, curated by Boris Magrini, Fri- Art, Fribourg
Der Tanz der Doppelgänger, curated by Klat, Shark, Geneva

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