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PAOLO BRAMBILLA

Paolo Brambilla (Lecco, 1990) studied at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, and Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Gent, Belgium. 

His multidisciplinary artistic practice makes use of speculative processes and formal permutations, assuming or distorting different formats of production and reproduction that could be natural, artificial, actual or virtual; in order to address the infinite cycles of assimilation, dispersion and transformation of the cultural product. His work is marked by speeches, perhaps even haunted by the ghosts of previous states. By taking forms and shapes, following different pathways, mimicking movements, by shadowing and repeating gestures, he has established a rich and dense vocabulary of materials, symbols and references, associatively moving between a variety of historical registers. An art object as a mold of multiple approaches. Or, in other words still, the artistic process as an amalgamation, a synthesis of radically diverging scales, rhythms and sources into a (seemingly) congruent whole that is an art object. 

Among his recent solo exhibition: Parata, Las Palmas Project, Lisbon, Portugal (2019); Mandragola, Galleria Massimodeluca, Mestre, Venice (2019); Fiordiluna, Dimora Artica, Milan (2019); I wanna be where the people are, GAFFdabasso, Milano (2018); Capriccio, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin (2017); SUPERHYPHENATION, Poppositions 2017 – Don’t agonize, organize!, ING Art Center, Bruxelles (2017). 

He participated to several group exhibitions, the most recent are: Placido, Dimora Artica, Milan (2019); The Useless Land, Castello di Lajone, Italy (2018);Capitolo I: Estate, Residenza La Fornace, Italy (2018); La seconda notte di quiete, DepositoA, Verona (2017); 70° Premio Lissone, MAC – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone (2016); Open Call Club, Galeria Cavalo, Rio de Janeiro (2016).

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TAREK ABBAR

Tarek Abbar is an artist and art director, currently living in Japan. His works are mainly drawings on paper and are characterized by graphic lines, precise strokes and microscopic details as well as a certain Japanese imprint. Through his works he tells complex stories of almost surreal characters, or about impossible cities with detailed and – at first glance – futuristic structures. In this imaginative world, however, a strong trace of the present always transpires with its possible variations, be they personal or collective.

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A CONSTRUCTED WORLD

Paris based artists A Constructed World have produced an extensive body of work over the past twenty-six years. The subject matter of their more recent work interrogates who is speaking and what can and cannot be said, made material through paintings, digital media, sculptures and paper installations. Their performances, activated by people, paintings, objects, speech, conversation, philosophical texts and music, attempt to counteract the narrowing discourses and tedious processes that pervade the space of culture and politics. They invite the company of others and have a close group of artists, writers, curators, art historians and philosophers they work with.

Performances have been commissioned by institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Nuit Blanche at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; Paola Pivi’s Grrr Jamming Squeek, Sculpture International Rotterdam; and private situations including Case Chiuse by Paola Clerico, Turin / Milan; Marsèllaria, Milan, salon Jackie, Paris; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Retrospective and survey exhibitions include A Dangerous Critical Present, Museo d’Arte Contemporea di Villa Croce, Genova; Based On A True Story, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne; Saisons Increase, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; and Increase Your Uncertainty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.