Valentino Russo

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Disciplines: Mediakunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Videokunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

My artistic practice is variegated, I make videos, installations, paintings, digital collages. In my works I speak about contemporary human conditions, to name a few: addiction, for example to drugs and entertainment, apathy, nihilism, uncertainty. Found footage and found materials are fundamental in my practice: they represent the idea of the endless recycle of culture that takes place in our “social-media based” society. Despite the apparent freedom of today's ultra-connected world, where we can be everywhere, be anyone, do whatever, it seems complicated to form a true and solid opinion about one's own identity and role in society. I consider my practice that of a storyteller, through my artworks I present metaphors, allegories, fictions.

Werk

Omschrijving werk

My artistic practice is variegated, I make videos, installations, paintings, digital collages. In my works I speak about contemporary human conditions, to name a few: addiction, for example to drugs and entertainment, apathy, nihilism, uncertainty. Found footage and found materials are fundamental in my practice: they represent the idea of the endless recycle of culture that takes place in our “social-media based” society. Despite the apparent freedom of today's ultra-connected world, where we can be everywhere, be anyone, do whatever, it seems complicated to form a true and solid opinion about one's own identity and role in society. I consider my practice that of a storyteller, through my artworks I present metaphors, allegories, fictions.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website http://valentinorusso.altervista.org/

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten MA Artistic Research 2016-2018 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
IUAV University of Venice BA Visual Arts 2013-2016
Saxion University of Applied Sciences Art and Technology (5 months Erasmus) 2015-2016

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
A plus A Gallery, Venice Gallery Assistant March-May 2016
Stroom Den Haag Exhibition Assistant March-April 2018

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief The Balcony

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 (upcoming: 20 October – 13 January) Offline Browser: 6th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei (TW); curated by HSU Chia-Wei, HSU Fong-Ray GROEP
2018 Working Title 2 Sfântu Gheorghe (RO); organized by MAGMA Contemporary Medium Association, Székely National Museum GROEP
2018 Threshold Gonzo Unit Project Space, Thessaloniki (GR); curated by Gonzo Unit GROEP
2018 An Imperfection Often Concealed Degree show at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL); curated by Sara Giannini GROEP
2018 Rise MA Artistic Research Group Show at Quartair, Den Haag (NL); curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist GROEP
2017 Altravista duo show with Pierluigi Scandiuzzi, Ufficio Progetto Giovani, Padua (IT); curated by Elena Squizzato DUO
2017 RE-SOUND Conservatoire “Cesare Pollini”, Padua (IT) GROEP
2017 Save As_EXPO #02 “Fertilizing Impotent Gardens” DCR, Den Haag (NL); curated by Studio165 GROEP
2016 Fuori Uso 2016: Avviso di garanzia Ex Tribunale, Pescara (IT); selected by artist Luca Trevisani, curated by Simone Ciglia, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio GROEP
2016 Quotidiana16 Centro culturale Altinate San Gaetano, Padua (IT); curated by Caterina Benvegnù, Letizia Liguori, Elena Squizzato, Stefania Schiavon GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2018 Stroom Den Haag (NL) Distribution of Ethics: Archive as Lexicon Workshop and public presentation/performance
2017 Research Center for Material Culture, Leiden (NL) Objects and Affects: Artists and the Ethnographic Archive Artistic intervention during symposium
2017 Rest Now! Recordings (IT) The Very Next Day Contribution to the compilation of music by ten artists reinterpreting Wham's “Last Christmas”

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2018 An Imperfection Often Concealed Exhibition catalogue
2016 Fuori Uso 2016: Avviso di garanzia Exhibition catalogue with texts by artists Luca Trevisani and curator Angela Vettese
2016 Quotidiana16 Grafiche Turato sas, Padua (IT) Exhibition catalogue
2015 Prigionie invisibili Exhibition catalogue

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2018 KABK Master Thesis Award Winner
2018 KABK Master Artistic Research Award Nominated

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
The Balcony, artist-run vitrine space with Ioana Ciora, Arthur Cordier, Matthew James Lanning 2018