An inaccurate distance
(Portrait study)

A thing among things
Everything into something else
Composition for Ulexite
To make words become things
and not events

(Misteri d’Italia)
Effetto Majorana
(La Solfatara, recording of disappearance)
Study for a drawing
(completed by its own shadow)

The uncanny parrot
Dans la Baleine
The house



Links & Words



Giovanni Giaretta

Padua 1983
Lives and works in Amsterdam

Solo & Duo exhibitions

2016 - The Nightshift, De Kijkdoos, Amsterdam, NL
2016 - Hazy Stories,(with Belit Sağ), Corridor PS, Amsterdam, NL
2016 - WAS IT A BAR OR A BAT I SAW?, VZL/Contemporary art, Amsterdam, NL
2015 - WAS IT A CAT I SAW (with Simon van Til), De Kleine Kapel, Buitenplaats Koningsweg,Arnhem, NL
2015 - Vaalbara, (with Renato Leotta), Galleria FuoriCampo, Siena, IT
2014 - Extra dry, curated by Peep-hole, Milan, IT
2012 - Studioshow, curated by Maria Alicata, Final residence exhibition, Macro Macro Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, IT

Group exhibitions (selected)

2017 - Intuition, curated by Daniela Ferretti and Axel Vervoordt. Co-curated by Dario Dalla Lana, Davide Daninos and Anne-Sophie Dusselier, Venice, IT
2016 - Act AZ. Part 2, cuareted by Bärbel Hartje and Simone Rudolph, Salzburg, AT
2016 - If I were you, I’d call me Us, curated by Elisa Strinna and Elena Forin, Galleria Massimo De Luca, Mestre, IT
2016 - Je ne sais what?, Carnelutti Law Firm, Milan, IT
2015 - L'ESPAIS REEL, curated by Ariane Michel and Sophie Kaplan, La Criée centre for contemporary art
Rennes, FR
2015 - ON DEMAND 3, curated by Carolyn H. Drake and Suzanne Wallinga, Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL
2015 - Referring to..., curated by Bärbel Hartje, Periscope, Salzburg, AT
2015 - Function Creep, curated by Xander Karskens, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
2014 - Echo Back, curated by Stefano Coletto and Giulia Bini, Jarach Gallery, Venice, IT
2013 - 5x5Castelló. Premi Internacional d’art contemprani Diputació de Castelló, curated by
Alvaro de los Angeles, Castelló, SP
2013 - T-A-X-I, curated by Almanac and Cripta747, Almanac Project, London, ENG
2013 - La plupart du temps, curated by Martial Deflacieux, La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand, FR
2012 - Out of Focus, curated by Nicola Genovese and Caterina Benvegnù, 365 architetti, Padua,IT
2012 - Livret IV, curated by Irmavep Club, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de
Rochechouart, Rochechouart, FR
2012 - Opera 2011. Lunar Park. Artists from the Atelier, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, IT
2011 - Run°3, Room Galleria, Milano, IT
2011 - Livret III, curated by Irmavep Club, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2011 - Corso Aperto, curated by Cesare Pietroiusti, Villa Sucota, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT
2011 - To see an object, to see the light, curated by Ginny Kollak, Padraic E. Moore and Pavel S. Pys Palazzo Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Guarene d’Alba, Cuneo, IT
2011 - 100 drawings against the Vietnam War, curated by Damien Airault, Komplot, Bruxelles, BE
2010 - Luna Park Party, curated by Cherimus Association, Perdaxius , IT
2010 - L’arpa Magica, Lucie Fontaine, Milan, IT
2010 - Titolo Grosso, Cripta 747, Turin, IT
2008 - I sette arcobaleni, curated by Matteo Rubbi, Careof, Milan, IT
2007 - 91st Young Talents Collective, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, IT

Festival and screenings (selected)

2017 - EIFF - Edinburgh Film Festival, GB (upcoming)
2017 - Rencontres Internationales. New cinema and contemporary art. Paris, FR
2017 - IFFR - International Film Festival, Rotterdam, NL
2016 - The one minutes, curated by Melvin Moti, De school, Amsterdam, NL
2016 - Nowe Horyzonty Film Festival, PL
2016 - Pesaro Film Festival, IT
2016 - EIFF - Edinburgh Film Festival, GB
2016 - IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL
2015 - Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Prague, CZ
2015 - A space between words and images, curated by Gawan Fagard and Gwendolyn Lootens, Cinema Wolke #27 Brussels, BL
2014 - Autumn Screening, curated by Almanac Project, Spazio Borgogno, Turin, IT
2014 - VISIO, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, Villa Romana, Florece, IT
2013 - Q.I, curated by Adriana Rispoli, Naples, IT
2013 - TEATROЯOTATE, curated by Laurent Montaron, Villa Medici, Roma, IT
2012 - Helicotrema, curated by Blauer Hase, Serra dei Giardini, Venezia, Italy, IT
2010 - LOOP - Video Art Festival, Screening curated by Francesca di Nardo, Barcelona, SP
2008 - Italian Annual Videoart Exhibition - Videoart Yearbook 2008, Galleria Civica, Trento, IT
2007 - - Con Acqua, Senz’Acqua, curated by Francesco Poli e Mario Gorni, Accademia Albertina Turin, IT


2017 - Delta Workers, New Orleans, US. Grant with the support of Mondriaan Fonds.
2013 - De Ateliers, Amsterdam. NL
2012 - Artisti in residenza, Macro, Roma, IT
2012 - Artist en residence, Clermont-Ferrand, FR
2010 - Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echange des Rècollets, Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art Paris, FR. Grant with the support of the Municipality of Milan


2012 - Fondation Botin workshop, Santander, SP
Visiting professor: Lothar Baumgarten
2011 - Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT
Visiting professor: Susan Hiller


2016 - Duet Composition by Giovanni Giaretta and Sara Giannini, Corridor PS, Amsterdam, NL
2016 - In close Up, The Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, NL
2015 - THE LIMA COLLECTION 2015: NEW WORk (with Roy Villevoye, Johan Rijpma, Melanie Bonajo)
LIMA, Amsterdam, NL
2014 - Talk d’artista, curated by Marco Nember, with Lorenzo Benedetti and Massimo Benvegnù, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Amsterdam, NL
2013 - The Impossible hour, screening projection curated by Giovanni Giaretta, Macro Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, IT
2011 - Artist Talk & Open Studios Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzo Carminati, Venice, IT
2010 - Giovanni Giaretta Vs. Barbara Meneghel. A lecture, curated by Radical Intention, Milan, IT
2010 - De Arte Disputatio. Interludium, curated by Milovan Farronato, MiArt, Milan, IT
2009 - Kosmograph, a special project curated for 2video,
2009 - La trilogia di Sinbad, screening curated by Giovanni Giaretta for LucieFontaine, Milan, IT


2017 - Stipendium for Established Artists, Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam, NL
2016 - Development Budget grant from Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Amsterdam, NL
2014 - Selected by Jimmie Durham for 5x5Castellò 2013, EACC, Castellon, SP
2011 - Atelier. Grant of an atelier for one year, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, IT


2009 - IUAV, Venice - Faculty of Arts & Design - Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Production and Design
2006 - Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano - Bachelor’s Degree in Didactics of Arts


2015 - 2016
Co-teacher of Maha Maamoun at International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, AT