Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli

Born 6 November 1982 in Rome. Studies philosophy and graduates with a dissertation on Antoine Fabre D’Olivet, French traditionalist and anti-enlightenment philosopher of the early 19th century. Works between 2005 and 2008 with Gianfranco Baruchello and his Foundation. In 2004 founds with Gabriele Silli and Giacomo Sponzilli the Mastequoia art group.

His practice is mainly project-oriented, developing from researches and theoretical elements, originally collected in writings and formulas, acted then in a wide range of media, each time different, chosen with regard of the specificity of each different founding work idea, resulting in performances, installations and films.

This practice produces, beside the various actions, operations, inquiries and private performances, thematic sets of documents, notes, sketches, videos, drawings, assemblages, pictures, signs and left-over materials. Such items, fragments and remains, collected during a long-term work process, are finally grouped and edited in archive forms.

"Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli is unlike any other artist of his generation. Decidedly at odds with the well-mannered, highly-codified mode of production that tends to dominate a good deal of contemporary art, the work of Tribbioli occupies a very unique, if perilous place in the current moment. Not only is the unorthodox thinking behind his practice potentially dangerous, he is one of the most disciplined and hardworking artists I have met in years. Having studied philosophy and possessing no formal training in Tribbioli is something of an anomaly, insofar as they just don’t make them like this any more. Perhaps the best way to describe what he does is to borrow Harald Szeemann’s term: individual mythology."
from Chris Sharp, The Registry of Promise 2015

"Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli is a researcher, cataloguer, narrator. Author of new mythologies, the outline of which springs from a combination of historical cues, explorations of the contemporary, individual experiences and attraction to the symbolic, the artist projects the spectator into a-temporal, unknown dimensions."
from Ilaria Gianni, MACRO 2012

Screening & Film Festival: Dok Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (2016); Jihlava IDFF, Jihlava Czech Republic (2016); Doclisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (2016); FID Marseille, Marseille, France (2016); 52a Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro, Italy (2016); Olhar de Cinema, Couritiba International Film Festival, Batel, Brasil (2016); Frame of Representation, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (2016); Art of the Real, Lincoln Center Film Society, USA (2016); Courtisane Festival, Gent, Belgium (2016); Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, USA (2016); 39th Goteborg Film Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden (2016); CPH:DOX, International Documentary Film Festival Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015); Palazzo Grassi: Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy (2015).

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Workshops, awards & recidencies: DOC Alliance Selection Award, nominated by CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark / Locarno, Switzerland (2016); The Philosophical Image, Frame of Representation – Masterclass, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (2016); CPH Academy Hybrid – workshop at The Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015); Melitopoulos (Professors RDAA) and Perle Møhl (visual anthropologist), Copenhagen, Denmark (2015); Corso Curatori – 2 days workshop at Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Foundation Venezia, Italy (2015); Premio Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival 2012 (with G. Sponzilli and G. Silli), Florence, Italy (2012); The Italian Cultural Institute of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary (2008).

Selected solo and group exhibitions: Fondazione Baruchello, Roma, Italy (2021); MAMbo, Bologna, Italy (2018); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milan, Italy (2018); 16a Quadriennale d’Arte, Orestiade Italiana, Palazzo delle Esposizioni Rome, Italy (2016); De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands (2015); Moroso Concept for Contemporary Art, Villa Manin, Passariano, Codroipo, Udine, Italy (2015); Biennial of Moving Images, Hobart, Museum, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2015); Biennial of Moving Images, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland (2014); Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (2014); Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, Italy (2014); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2014); Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence & Filmstudio, Rome, Italy (2013); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2012); Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy (2012); MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy (2012); Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy (2012); Galleria Otto Zoo, Milan, Italy (2011); Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2009); 5° Festival of Dance and Performance, Budapest, Hungary (2008); Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest, Hungary (2008); Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy (2007); Fondazione Baruchello, IX Edition of the Festival Romapoesia, Rome, Italy (2006); Fondazione Baruchello, VII Edition of the Festival Romapoesia, Rome, Italy (2004).