CURRICULUM VITAE

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015

L'Attesa. Galleria Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy

2014

Al Intithar. Amman Lab, Amman, Jordan
Al Intithar. SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Al Intithar. Middle East Institute at Columbia University,
New York, USA

2013

L'Attente. Palais des Arts, Marseille, France
Kazın Ayağı. Gagliardi Art Gallery, Turin, Italy
Al Intithar. Deutsche Studienzentrum, Venice, Italy
Murat ve Ismail. SALT Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
L'Attesa. Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

2011

Kazın Ayağı Öyle Değil. SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Partial Truths. Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2010

La vie est à nous. Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

2008

Murat ve Ismail. Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland

2007

Modern Mondays. Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2004

The Sofa of Jung. MART Museo Arte Contemporanea
di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy

2002

Drafting Moods. Diana Stigter Galerie, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

2001

Seven Finnish Identities. Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland


Selected Group Exhibitions
2016

When Home Won't Let You Stay. Heiligenkreuzer Hof,
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Al riparo dalla tempesta. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche,
Rome, Italy
27th Ankara International Film Festival. Ankara, Turkey
We Refugees - Of the Right to Have Right.
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany


2015


Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury
. MAXXI Museo Nazionale
delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy
The World of Shadow Theatre. Linden-Museum,
Stuttgart, Germany
Sublime de Voyage: Biennale Art Nomad.
Arnac-la-Poste, France & Hauterives, France &
Marseille, France & Venice, Italy
26th Ankara International Film Festival. Ankara, Turkey
Layalina Festival. Spoutnik, Geneva, Switzerland
Too Early Too Late. Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, Italy


2014


17th Randevu Istanbul
. French Cultural Institute,
Istanbul, Turkey
Open Museum Open City. MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy
Refugees and Borders Film Series. Studio-X, Istanbul,
Turkey & Graduate School of Architecture, Planning
and Preservation at Columbia University, New York, USA
Water is on the house. Polistar, Istanbul, Turkey
Video Forever. Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France
24th Festival del Cinema Africano, d'Asia e America Latina.
Milan, Italy
OpenSystems. GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Where are the Arabs? VW Dome, MoMA PS1,
New York, USA


2013


Giornata del Cortometraggio
. Museo del Cinema,
Cinema Massimo, Turin, Italy
Arabian Nights _ 10th Dubai International Film Festival.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Villa Romana 1905-2013. Bundeskunsthalle,
Bonn, Germany
Iskele 2. The Unanswered Question. TANAS Berlin
& Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Süden. DB KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany
Summer Shorts. Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia
Off Side. La Rada Space for Contemporary Art,
Locarno, Switzerland
La Rincorsa della Lepre. Museo Lucio Piccolo, Ficarra, Italy
15th Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
10th El Espejo Film Festival. Bogotá, Colombia
5th Cinéma Arabe. Rialto, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
With/In/Significant Other. Open Systems, Vienna, Austria
4th Middle East Now. Cinema Odeon, Florence, Italy
63rd Berlinale Shorts Official Competition. Berlin, Germany
Signs Taken in Wonder. MAK Österreichisches
Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
& Kunstverein Hannover, Germany


2012


In Spite of it All
. Collections Building, Sharjah,
United Arab Emirates
Parco Nomade. Padiglione Italia,
13th Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
The Road not Taken. Chung Hwa Centenary Arts Festival, Muar, Malaysia
State of Transit. Open Space, Vienna, Austria


2011


Videoforma
. NCCA_National Center for Contemporary Art,
Saint Petersburg, Russia
(Dis)assembled. Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden


2010


29th International Istanbul Film Festival
. Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey


2009


Rotte Metropolitane
. Villa Romana, Florence, Italy


2008


6th Doclisboa
. Culturgest, Lisboa, Portugal
6th Taipei Biennial. Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Nient'altro che Scultura. 13th International Carrara Biennial, Carrara, Italy
Be(com)ing Dutch. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven,
The Netherlands
Working Men. Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
58th Berlinale Shorts Official Competition. Berlin, Germany
Something from Nothing. Contemporary Art Center,
New Orleans, USA


2007


Résidents
. Espace Electra, Paris, France
Rethinking Dissent. 4th Göteborg International Biennial,
Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden
This Day. Tate Modern, London, UK
World Factory. Walter & McBean Galleries, San Francisco
Art Institute, USA


2006


We are what we are
. Rotor, Graz, Austria
& 2B Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
Art, Life & Confusion. 47th October Salon,
Museum Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia
5 Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst. Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
give(a)way. EV+A _ 6th Biennial Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland


2005


3rd Bienalja e Tiranës
. Kompleksi Goldi, Tirana, Albania
Istanbul. 9th Istanbul Biennial, Antrepo Warehouse no. 5, Istanbul, Turkey
Identità & Nomadismo. Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
Belonging. 7th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah,
United Arab Emirates


2004


Reason & Emotion
. 14th Sydney Biennale,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia


2003


2nd Bienalja e Tiranës
. National Gallery of Arts,
Tirana, Albania
Peripheries become the center. 1st Prague Biennial,
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic


2002


Exit
. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy


2001


The Gift
. Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy


Selected Bibliography

Sabine Weier, Migrant Identities After the Global Crisis. Camera Austria International, Issue 134/2016, pp 84-85

Cristiana Perrella, The Outsider. Ibraaz, 30 June 2016

Pia Lauro, Io e il Medio Oriente. Exibart, 25 February 2016

Manuela De Leonardis, L'arte sbocciata tra i rifugiati. Il Manifesto, 29 January 2016

Valentina Bruschi, Una mostra per scoprire Istanbul. Il Messaggero, 22 January 2016

Cristiana Perrella, La Primavera araba in un film. Artribune, 9 dicembre 2015

Ida Panicelli, Mario Rizzi at Studio Stefania Miscetti. Critics' Picks, Artforum, December 2015 - January 2016

Ludovico Pratesi, La crisi siriana vista con gli occhi dell'arte. Pause d'Attenzione, Exibart, 14 December 2015

Cristiana Perrella, La Primavera Araba in un film. Artribune, 8 December 2015

Tilman Spreckelsen, Der dunkle Lord ist so flach wie nie. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 16 November 2015

Rüdiger Otto von Brocken, Warten als Weg, um zu überleben. Husumer Nachrichten, 29 September 2015

Barbara Polla, L'humanisme envers et contre tout. L'Extension Suisse Magazine, Printemps 2015, p 60

Dorothea Schoene, À la recherche d'une redéfinition de la condition humaine. in “Penser la Méditerranée au XXI siècle”, 2014, Éditions Parenthèses, France, pp 205-215

Stefania Crobe, L'attesa del ritorno. Il Giornale dell'Arte,
18 June 2013

Hamid Dabashi, Syrians, Camps and a New Cosmopolis. in "The Waiting", 2013, argobooks, pp 5-15

Angelika Stepken, Al Intithar. in "The Waiting", 2013, argobooks, pp 3-4

Dorothea Schoene, A State of Exception. ibraaz,
8 May 2013

Dorothea Schoene, An Unconventional Angle. ibraaz,
22 April 2013

Igal Avidan
, Das lange Warten auf den Frieden. Zeit Online,
11 Feb 2013

Simon Rees, Murat ve Ismail. in "Signs Taken in Wonder", 2013, Hatje Cantz, Germany, p 154

Dmitry Golynko, The Ethics of Human Biographies.
Arterritory Russia, January 2012

November Paynter, Taipei Biennial. Bidoun, Issue 16,
pp161-162

Özge Ersoy, Hybrid models in art infrastructure. RES, #4,
pp 146-153

Simon Rees, 6th Taipei Biennial. Frieze, Issue 120,
pp 147-148

Domeniek Ruyters, Harteloos Nederland. De Volkskrant, 29 May 2008, pp 14-15

Bruno Latour, Résidents. Editions du Panama, France, 2007, pp 192-195

Katerina Gregos, Mario Rizzi. Contemporary, #86,
pp 54-55

Grant Watson, EV+A. Flash Art Italy, Vol. XXXIX, #248, p 1

Michele Robecchi, Mario Rizzi. Flash Art Italy, Vol. XXXIX, #255, pp 68-71

Sabine Vogel, International Istanbul Biennial. Critics’ Picks, Artforum, Oct 2005

Jamie Robinson, Sharjah International Biennial 7. Contemporary, #76, pp 56-57

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Sharjah Biennial. Flash Art Italy, Vol. XXXVIII, #242, pp 71&90

Isabel Carlos, Beyond Self-Expression. in “Mario Rizzi 96_04”, 2004, Skira, Italy, pp 25-32

Lilly Wei, South by Southeast. Art in America, #11, pp 58-65

Christian Rattemeyer, Biennale of Sydney. Artforum, Vol. 43, #3, pp 238-239


Selected Awards and Honors
2016 Jury Member of the Kurdish Cinema Competition
at 4th Duhok International Film Festival.

Duhok City, Iraqi Kurdistan
Film Excerpts Monographic Presentation on Channel ibraaz.
June 2016
Keynote lecture “BAYT”.
Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy (19 May 2016)
Jury Member of the National Short Films Competition
at 27th Ankara International Film Festival.

Ankara, Turkey
2015 Artist Residency. Fondazione Jorio Vivarelli, Pistoia, Italy
2012 Production Program Award. Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2011 National Center for Contemporary Arts _ Studio Program. Saint Peterburg, Russia
2010 The Fund for the 21st Century _ Permanent Collection. Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2006

Al Ma'mal Foundation _ Studio Program. Jerusalem, Palestine

2005 Best Artist Prize. 7th Sharjah Biennial. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Cité Internationale des Arts _ Studio Program. Paris, France

2004 The Mulliqi Best Artist Prize. Kosova Art Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo/UNMIK
2002

Internationales Atelierprogramm Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien. Berlin, Germany