BIOGRAPHY

Born 1970 in Pinerolo (Torino, Italy)

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Territories, Frieze Art Fair, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

 

A Matter of Life, RLWindow, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, NY

2014-15

Drawing, Peter Blum Gallery, New York

2014

Waterfall, installation for the façade of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

 

Everyone, Studio Eos, Rome, Italy

2012

Coming and Going, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY

2010

You Were Here. You Were There, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Genève, Switzerland

 

Luisa Rabbia, Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, curated by Beatrice Merz,

2009

Luisa Rabbia: Travels with Isabella. Travel Scrapbooks 1883/2008 Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia, Italy

 

Luisa Rabbia: In viaggio sotto lo stesso cielo, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy, curated by Beatrice Merz

2008

Luisa Rabbia: Travels with Isabella. Travel Scrapbooks 1883/2008, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, curated by Pieranna Cavalchini

2007

Yesterdaytodaytomorrow, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA

 

Together, Galleria Rossana Ciocca, Milano, Italy

 

Luisa Rabbia, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY

2006

Luisa Rabbia, Marta Cervera Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2005

Islands, GAMeC Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Raffaele de Grada, San Gimignano, Italy, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva

 

Anywhere out of the World, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Torino, Italy

2004

Special Project Arte all'Arte X, Associazione Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

 

The last Resort: Luisa Rabbia - David Krippendorff, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY

2003

La Sala degli Specchi, Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy

 

A Matter of Life, Galleria Rossana Ciocca, Milano, Italy

2002

Luisa Rabbia, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY

1999

Luisa Rabbia, Galleria Rossana Ciocca, Milano, Italy

 

A Pillow to talk to Yourself, Torino Galleria Rossana Ciocca, Artissima Art Fair, Torino, Italy, curated by Francesco Bernardelli in collaboration with Castello di Rivoli and GAM

1998

Luisa Rabbia, Perugi Arte Contemporanea, Padova, Italy

1997

Nuovi rumori di fondo, Galleria Rossana Ciocca, Milano, Italy

1995

Proposte X: Ansie Luisa Rabbia - Daniele Galliano, Galleria San Filippo, Torino, Italy, curated by Riccardo Passoni

 

Luisa Rabbia, Studio d'Arte Recalcati, Torino, Italy, curated by Marco Noire

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

L'umano paesaggio da Guido Reni a Kiki Smith, Biennale del Disegno, Museo della Citta’, Rimini

 

Lifting the Veil: International Female Group Exhibition, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London

 

A Weed is a Plant Out of Place, Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, Ireland, curated by Allegra Pesenti

 

In Conversation, Macy Art Gallery, Columbia University, NY, curated by Stephanie Buhmann

2015

TUTTOVERO, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy, curated by Francesco Bonami

 

In Conversation, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, curated by Stephanie Buhmann

 

Self-Portraits of Artists in Their Absence, National Academy Museum, New York

2014

Traces, Peter Blum Gallery, New York

 

Résonance(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

2013

Visiting Faculty 2013-14: Kalup Linzy, Catherine Lord, Luisa Rabbia, Heather Rowe,

 

Halsey Rodman, Roger White, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2012

Magic Moments: The Screen and the Eye-9 Artists 9 Projections, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

 

Paper Band, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY

 

4 Films, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY

 

Tecnica Mista, Museo del Novecento, Milano, Italy

 

Points of View: Twenty Years of Artists-in-Residence, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

2011

LANY, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Mario Diacono

 

Tra Arte e Design. Vivere e Pensare in Carta e Cartone, Museo Diocesano, Milano, Italy

2010

Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando? Opere d'arte contemporanea nella collezione Consolandi, MAGA, Museo Arte Gallarate, curated by Francesca Pasini and Angela Vettese

 

A vos Papiers, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Genève, Switzerland

 

Heads or Tails, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY

2009

Wondering where the Ducks went, Galleria Tiziana di Caro, Salerno, Italy

 

Hopes and Doubts, Fondazione Mario Merz, Torino, Italy, curated by Costantino D'Orazio

2008

Hopes and Doubts, The Dome, Beirut, Lebanon, curated by Costantino D'Orazio

 

XIII Biennale Internazionale. Nient'altro che scultura. Nothing but Sculpture

 

Le nuove statue, Centro Arti Plastiche Internazionali e Contemporaneo, Carrara, curated by Francesco Poli

 

15 Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, curated by Chiara Bertola, Lorenzo Canova, Bruno Corà, Daniela Lancioni and Claudio Spadoni

2007

Apocalittici e integrati, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Roma, Italy, curated by Paolo Colombo

2006

Italy made in Art: Now, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva

 

Capolavoro, Palazzo Primavera, Centro per l'arte contemporanea, Terni, curated by Angelo Capasso

 

Fresco Bosco Padula, Certosa di Padula, Padula, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva

2005

Il bianco e altro e comunque arte, Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Italy, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva

 

The Berkus Collection, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, curated by Dane Goodman

2004

Arte all'Arte IX: Special Project

 

Il riposo del tempo, James Putnam, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva

 

Associazione Continua, San Gimignano

2003

Makeover, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY

2002

Artomi at 9W, Paul Rodgers 9W Gallery, New York, NY

 

Ballpoint, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

 

Keep your Distance, GSIS Museum ng Sining, Pasay City, Malaysia

 

Next-Art 20 musei scelgono l'arte di domani, , Fortino Sant' Antonio, Bari, curated by Ludovico Pratesi Sala Murat

 

Assab One, Ex Gea, Milano, Italy, curated by Laura Garbarino and Roberto Pinto

 

Amor Vacui, curated by Milovan Farronato and Laura Garbarino; Open Space, Milano, Italy

2001

La GAM costruisce il suo futuro, GAM Galleria di Arte Moderna, Torino, Italy

 

The Viewing Room Gallery, New York, NY

 

Keep your Distance, Le Crédac, Centre d'Art, Ivry-Sur-Seine, France; Moris Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

Random Access Memory, DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Silvia Rocciolo

2000

Where are all the People?, De Chiara/Stewart Gallery, New York, NY

 

Sui Generis, curated by Alessandro Riva, PAC, Padiglione d' Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

 

Open Studios, International Studio Program, New York, NY, curated by Dennis Elliot,

 

Fabulaefabularum, Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Ombretta Agrò

 

Keep your Distance, Tadu Contemporary Art, Bangkok; Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore; National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

NA.TO, Gale Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Ombretta Agrò

1999

Biennale dei Giovani Artisti del Mediterraneo, Ex mattatoio, Roma, Italy

 

THAI-EU Contemporary Art Project: Alter ego, Italian exponent in Bangkok, curated by A. Somporn Rodboon, Silpakorn Art Gallery

1998

Gate 4, Galerie Clark, Montreal, Canada

 

Now Boarding, Galerie Oeil de Poisson, Québec, Canada

 

Bello Impossibile, Associazione Viafarini, Milano, Italy, curated by Alessandra Galasso

1997

Studi Aperti, Docks Dora, Torino, curated by Beatrice Merz and Maria Centonze

 

In fuga, PAC, Padiglione di Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara, curated by Riccardo Passoni

1996

Modernità Progetto 2000, Young Artists International Competition, Ex Lanificio Bona, Carignano

 

Fotografia, curated by Marco Noire, Studio d'Arte Recalcati, Torino, Italy

 

F4: Fantastic Four, Galerie des Arts Visuels, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Critics' Picks: A Weed is a Plant Out of Place, ARTFORUM, September 1

 

Buhmann, Stephanie, “New York Studio Conversations, Seventeen Women Talk About Art” The Green Box, Berlin, March 2016

2014

“Luisa Rabbia, ‘Drawing’,” Time Out New York, December 29

 

Marin, Alison, “Luisa Rabbia investigates human psyche at Midtown gallery show,” examiner.com, December 17

2013

“Luisa Rabbia with Stephanie Buhmann,” February 1

 

Ireland, Corydon, “Six artists, teaching and creating,” Harvard Gazette, September 10

2012

"A Dialogue: Katy Hamer with Luisa Rabbia,” eyes-towards-the-dove.com (online), October 1

 

Martin, Alison, "Luisa Rabbia's exhibition is 'Coming and Going' to Chelsea gallery", New York Examiner (online), September 10

 

Johnson, Ken, "4 Films," The New York Times, June 7

 

Zimmer, Lori, "Passage of Time, Fragility of Memory," Art Slant, May 13

2011

Vargas, Marta Luisa, "An interview with Luisa Rabbia," Vandal, College Station (TX), n. 2, December, pg. 86-95

 

Berardi, Francesca, "An Italian artist at Art Basel Miami Beach," America 24 (online), December

2010

Bertola, Chiara, Giorgio Guglielmino and Beatrice Merz, Luisa Rabbia: Traveling Under the Same Sky, Hopefulmonster, Torino, June

 

Pasini, Francesca and Angela Vettese, Contemporary Artworks from the Consolandi Collection: Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando?, Mondadori Electa, Verona, p. 152

 

Tolve, Antonello, "Avventure Minime," in Miocinesia nell’arte di oggi, with text by G. Dorfles, S. Zuliani, MMMAC Museo per i Materiali Minimi d’Arte Contemporanea, Salerno, p. 105

 

Bartorelli, Guido, I miei eroi, note su un decennio di arte da MTV a Youtube 1999-2009, Edizioni Cleup, Padova, p. 19, 36, 37, 45, 47, 119

2009

Cavalchini, Pieranna, "In the studio, Luisa Rabbia with Pieranna Cavalchini," Art in America, June - July 2009, pp. 90-95

 

Harris, Susan, "Luisa Rabbia," in Instant Book, Italian Artist New York, Charta, Milano, May, pp. 102-3

2008

Merjian, Ara H., "Pick of the Month: Luisa Rabbia, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum," ArtForum (on-line), September

 

Cavalchini, Pieranna, "Blue Roots," in Luisa Rabbia: Travels with Isabella, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Charta, Milano

 

Guglielmino, Giorgio, "Luisa Rabbia: When a bare tree is the only friend left," in How to look at contemporary art (...and like it), Umberto Allemandi & C., Torino, pp. 248-49

2007

Harris, Susan, "Luisa Rabbia at Massimo Audiello Gallery," Art in America, June Gigante, Anna, "Luisa Rabbia," in Apocalittici e Integrati, Utopia nell’arte Italiana di oggi, (directed by Pio Baldi, curated by Anna Mattirolo, with text by Pio Baldi, Anna Mattirolo, Paolo Colombo, Stefano Chiodi, Laura Cherubini, Carlo Antonelli, Alessandro Dal Lago), Mondadori Electa, Verona, pp. 88-89, 133-34

2006

Capasso, Angelo, Capolavoro, Tipolitografia INAIL, Milano, May, pp. 95-97

2005

Bonito Oliva, Achille, "Occupazione di suolo, lo sguardo allagato e talvolta negato," in Luisa Rabbia, Galleria Persano, Hopefulmonster, Torino, November

 

Drake, Cathryn, "Luisa Rabbia," ArtForum, October

 

Oliva, Achille Bonito, Il bianco e altro e comunque arte, Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Umberto Allemandi & C., October

 

Bonito Oliva, Achille, "Forme del tempo inferiore," in Luisa Rabbia. Islands, GAMe Raffaele de Grada, San Gimignano, Titivillus Edizioni, San Miniato, September

2004

Oliva, Achille Bonito, "I diari dei curatori," in Arte all’Arte X, Associazione Arte Continua, San Gimignano, Edizioni Gli Ori, Prato, September, pp. 26-27, 38, 178, 187

2002

Schwabsky, Barry, Drafts of water, Edizioni Canopo, Prato, October

 

Pratesi, Ludovico, Pietro Marino and Livia Semerari, NEXT ART, 20 Musei scelgono l’arte di domani, Laterza, Bari

 

Garbarino, Laura and Milovan Farronato, "Luisa Rabbia: Un soffio di vita," in Amor Vacui, Comune di Milano settore giovani, pp. 13, 14, 19, 32-35

2001

Gambari, Olga, "Una porta per Torino," in Torino incontra l’arte 2001, Torino, pp. 18-21

2000

Bartorelli, Guido and L. Fabbri, Art beat, Edizioni Castelvecchi Arte, Roma, p. 79

1999

Pasini, Francesca, "Tra la mente e il cuore, il cordone ombelicale," in Luisa Rabbia, Galleria Ciocca, Tipografia Donizzetti, Milano

 

Rodboon, Somporn, "Notes on Alter Ego," in Alter Ego, Amaring printing and publishing, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 8, 33

 

Luisa Rabbia, Turin à Nice, GS Communication SAM, Direction de la culture de Nice, May, pp. 32-33

 

Visioni del futuro, Biennale dei Giovani Artisti del Mediterraneo, Castelvecchi Arte, Roma, p. 223

1998

Gallo, Francesco, "Luisa Rabbia," in Vola!, September, pp. 71-81

 

Montenero, Riccarda, Intorno a Thanatos, Edizioni d'Arti Fratelli Pozzo, Torino

 

Various Authors., Inattualità dell’arte, Officine Grafiche Visentin, Milano, April

 

Saccà, Lucilla, Primo incontro Dominico-Italiano d’Arte Contemporanea, Edizioni Stampa 3, Roma

1997

Passoni, Riccardo, In fuga, Cartografica Ferrara

1996

Conti, Tiziana, Modernità Progetto 2000, Electa, Milano

 

Fagioli, Laura and Rosetta Marzola, Arti visive concorso nazionale Giovani Artisti, Microart’s Edizioni, July

1995

Passoni, Riccardo, "Luisa Rabbia," in Proposte X: Ansie, Regione Piemonte, Torino

 

Cerritelli, Claudio, and Luisa Somaini, Giovane Arte Contemporanea. Terza Biennale, Fondazione Sartirana Art, Edizioni Galli Thierry, Milano, March

1994

Beatrice, Luca., Cristiana Perrella and Guido Costa, Nuova scena - Artisti italiani degli anni novanta, Mondadori, Milano

 

Merz, Beatrice and Francesco Poli, Torino anni ottanta, Unione Culturale Franco Antonicelli, Torino

 

Cavellini, Piero, "Luisa Rabbia," in Territori dell’immagine: il corpo, Edizioni Museo Ken Dami, Brescia, September, pp. 15-17

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2008

Permanent Installation: The Roots, Passage du secrets, La Mairie, Cologny, Genève, Switzerland

2006

Permanent Installation: Augusto Subway Station, Metrò dell'Arte, Napoli, Italy

2005

Permanent Installation: Il riposo del Tempo, Medieval Fountains, San Gimignano, SI, Italy, Collection GAMeC, Raffaele de Grada, San Gimignano

2002

Museo del Presente, Milano, Italy

1998

GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Torino, Italy

 

GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2007

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Artist in Residence, Boston, MA

2002

Artist Residency at Artomi, New York, NY

2000-2001

Artist Residency at International Studio Program (ISCP), New York, NY

1999

Italian representant at THAI-EU Contemporary Art Project: Alter ego, Silpakorn Art Gallery, Bangkok , Thailand

1996

Prize Modernità Progetto 2000, Young Artist International Competition, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy

 

VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURES

2014

Artist Talk, VES, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2013 – 2014

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2012

Magic Moments: The Screen and the Eye-9 Artists 9 Projections, in conversation with Pieranna Cavalchini, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

2009

The Legacy of Arte Povera: Luisa Rabbia and Tacita Dean, Presentation and Film Screening, Tuft University, Medford, MA

2008

Travels with Isabella, in conversation with Pieranna Cavalchini, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

 

A Two-Part Process, in conversation with Fa Ventilato, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boson, MA


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