BIO


Giulio Squillacciotti, born Rome (I) 1982.


giuliosq AT gmail.com


Artist and film-maker, lives and works in Maastricht (NL) and Milan (I).

He is 2018/2019 Van Eyck Academie Residency Fellow, and 2019 Italian Council Grant recipient. He was recently awarded the Talent Prize 2019, the Dommering Fonds production grant, the Limburg Film Fonds and the Arte Visione/SKY Art prize. He was part of the Dutch Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Studied Medieval Art History in Barcelona and Rome, where he earned a BA in Humanities from Sapienza University. He owns a MA cum laude in Visual Arts from the Venice University of Architecture IUAV, where he studied Art, Philosophy, Semiotics and Anthropology. In 2010 was recipient of the FAR Advanced Course in Visual Arts with Walid Raad and in 2011 of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa one year studio residency.


His work is mainly oriented on storytelling, cultural apexes and the way traditions re-shape in new contexts. His research merges together fiction and historical facts. Using film, documentary, sound and scenography, Squillacciotti produces research-based investigations that revisits history, crafting new stories from subjective perspectives, storytelling, religion and popular culture.



EDUCATION

2018-2019

Van Eyck Academie. Residency Fellow. Maastricht, The Netherlands


2007-2009

MA cum laude in Visual Arts - Faculty of Design and Arts. IUAV University of Architecture. Venice, Italy


2009

Advanced Course in Visual Arts with Walid Raad - Fondazione Antonio Ratti. Como, Italy


2004

Visiting Scholar - Aesthetics, Anthropology, Romanic Spanish and Catalan Art - Faculty of History and Geography. University of Barcelona UB. Barcelona, Catalunya (E)


2002-2006

BA in Medieval Art History - Faculty of Humanities. Sapienza University of Rome. Italy



SOLO SHOWS

2020

EURAMIS. Spazio Cordis. Verona, Italy


2019

Vrijdag Antwerpen. Archivio Atelier Pharaildis Van den Broeck. Milan, Italy / Antwerp, Belgium

The Pit Call. Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands


2017

Visto due volte. Barriera. Turin, Italy


2013

Academy Awards. Viafarini DOCVA. Milan, Italy


2011

Dialogo. With Antoni Muntadas  - Royal Spanish Academy at Rome. Italy


2010

Inside Stands to Outside as One to Infinite - Galleria Artericambi. Verona, Italy

Ottozoo Project Room - Ottozoo Gallery. Text by Camilla Pignatti Morano. Milan, Italy


2006

New, Last Year's Eve - Le Vetrine. L. Quaroni University of Architecture. Rome, Italy


2003

Who is who? - Cento Facce - Galleria Stella. Rome, Italy



SELECTED GROUP SHOWS | SCREENINGS

2019

Once Upon a Town - Story telling Festival in Maastricht. The Netherlands

To be Played. Giardino Giusti, Verona Italy

Ce Sony Les Îles Qui Se Déplacent. Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brest. France

Asolo Art Film Festival. Sala della Ragione. Asolo, Italy

North American premiere of Archipelago. Now Instant Image Hall. Los Angeles, USA

Archipelago Screening. Cinema Akil. Dubai, UAE

Open Studios 2019 - Van Eyck Academie. Maastricht, The Netherlands

Sjón International Anthropological Film Festival. Copenhagen, Denmark

Antropofest. Prague, Czech Republic

Work Body Leisure - Het Nieuwe Instituut. Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2018

36th Torino Film Festival - Official Competition. Turin, Italy

Dutch Representation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Venice Biennale, Italy

XXVII International Festival of Ethnological Film (Winner of Best Cinematography). Belgrade, Serbia

XIII Festival de Películas Natias. Arica, Chile

Etnovideografica 2018. Zamora, Spain

WOMEX 2018. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain

Itinerant Movies #4. Rotterdam, the Netherlands

That’s it - MAMbo. Bolonia, Italy


2017

35th Torino Film Festival - Official Competition. Turin, Italy

In Another World with which our own has made a Chance Encounter. Department of Chemistry. Turin, Italy

Direct Action. The Cinefamily. Los Angeles, USA

TODAYS Festival. Il Piccolo Cinema. Turin, Italy


2016

16ma Quadriennale d’Arte. Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Rome, Italy

Senza titolo (la pittura come modello). Casa Masaccio. San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy


2015

33rd Torino Film Festival - Official Competition. Turin, Italy

ROMABERLIN Reverse Inequality. Galerie Patrick Ebensperger. Berlin. Germany

Glitch - OCAT Shanghai. China.


2014

Glitch. PAC Padiglione d‘Arte Contemporanea. Milan, Italy


2013

Avanca Film Festival - Cine Club de Avanca. Portugal

The 338 Hour Cineclub. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Turin. Italy

Video Dumbo. Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. New York, USA

Helicotrema. Festival dell’Audio Registrato. Auditorium Parco della Musica. Rome, Italy

Berlin Punk Film Festival. Kino Moviemento. Berlin, Germany


2012

Re-generation. MACRO Museum. Rome, Italy

Cinéma Expérimental Italien. École Européenne Supérieure de l’Image. La Fémis. Paris, France

Les Rencontres Internationales. Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Berlin, Germany.

New York Photo Festival 2012. Powerhouse Arena. Brooklyn, New York City, NY. U.S.A.

Les Rencontres Internationales. Beirut Art Center. Beirut, Lebanon.


2011

Les Rencontres Internationales. Gaîté Lyrique | Centra Pompidou. Paris, France

Double Identity. People, Stories Places. Macy Gallery at Columbia University. New York City, NY. U.S.A.

The Gentlemen of Verona - Palazzo Forti. Verona, Italy

Italia in Video. Ceglie Messapica, Italy

If you want this story to continue... Prague Biennale. Prague, Czech Republic

Festarte. Videoart Festival. Triennale di Milano. Milan, Italy

Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto. White.Fish.Tank. Ancona, Italy


2010

As the Academy Turns. Talk Manifesta 8 Collateral Event. Murcia, Spain

La Juste Distance. Espace Cinko. Paris, France

Opera 2010. Fondazione Spinola Banna. Turin, Italy

Se vuoi che questa storia continui... Galleria Neon-Campobase. Bologna, Italy

VideoReport Italia 2008-2009. GC. AC - Galleria Comunale di Monfalcone. Monfalcone, Italy

Sindrome Italiana. Magasin CNAC. Grenoble, France

Non totalmente immemori ne completamente nudi - GC. AC - Galleria Comunale di Monfalcone.Italy

Festarte. Videoart Festival. MACRO Testaccio. Rome, Italy

BYTS, the Bosch Young Talent Show. AKV | St. Joost. Den Bosch, The Netherlands

21x21 - 21 Artisti per il XXI Secolo. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Turin, Italy

Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture - Tophane-i Amire. Istanbul, Turkey


2009

Vom Labor zum Projekt. Neues Museum. Weimar, Germany

Far, from where we came. Aaran Gallery. Teheran, Iran

A camel is a Horse Designed by a Committee. Fondazione Claudio Buziol. Venice, Italy

Spazio Chiuso. Galleria SpazioA. Pistoia, Italy

54° Premio Termoli "Interplay". Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea. Termoli, Italy

Playlist. Galleria Neon-Campobase. Bolonia, Italy

An-exhibition. Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa. Venice, Italy

Studio Visit - GC. AC. - Galleria Comunale di Monfalcone. Monfalcone, Italy


2008

92ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti - Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa. Venice, Italy

TRA-BETWEEN Venezia e Istanbul - Jarach Gallery. Venezia, Italy

Hell on Earth: Varieties of Dystopia - Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa. Venice, Italy

IUAV at MAXXI, Visual Arts Students from Venice to Rome * - MAXXI. Rome, Italy


2007

91ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti - Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa. Venice, Italy

D d'ang, Il Territorio - Archivio storico di Bracciano. Bracciano, Italy


2006

Festival Enzimi - Another Thing, arte contemporanea underground - Galleria Bocca di Dama. Rome, Italy


2005

Dormire nel mirino - Studio 84 Arti Visive. Spoleto, Italy

Notte Bianca - Touch me please! - Galleria Stella. Rome, Italy


2004

Freakquency, tendenze dell' arte contemporanea - Galleria Studio 14. Rome, Italy

Notte Bianca - 360° contemporary art - Galleria Studio 14. Rome, Italy


2002

La via Bionda - Binario 24, Stazione Termini. Curated by Istituto di Tradizioni Popolari. Rome, Italy


AWARDS | GRANTS

2020

LIMBURG FILM FONDS NL - Production Grant recipient

BRAND CULTUUR FONDS NL - Production Grant recipient

KANNUNIK SALDEN NL - Production Grant recipient


2019

TALENT PRIZE 2019 WINNER - Inside Art Magazine

ITALIAN COUNCIL 2019 - Production Grant recipient. Italian Ministry of Culture.

MiBAC. Direzione Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee. Italy

DOMMERING FONDS NL - Production Grant recipient. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ALTRO/VE - Research Grant. Regione Veneto | IUAV University of Architecture. Venice, Italy


2018/2019

ARTE VISIONE 2018 WINNER - Production Grant. Careof | Sky Art. Milan, Italy

RESIDENCY FELLOW - Van Eyck Academie. Maastricht, The Netherlands

STIMULERING FONDS for the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. The Netherlands

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - 27th International Festival of Ethnological Film. Belgrade, Serbia


2013

MOVIN’UP, Grant program to sustain the mobility of Italian artists abroad


2011

FILM COMMISSION GRANT - Royal Spanish Academy at Rome, Italy


2010

FIRST PRIZE - Stonefly Cammina con l’Arte. Venice, Italy

FIRST PRIZE - Festarte. VideoArt Festival MACRO Testaccio. Rome, Italy

SPECIAL MENTION - Talent Prize 2010. Rome, Italy

ONE YEAR RESIDENCE - Ateliers Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy


2009

ADVANCED COURSE IN VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCY. Fondazione Antonio Ratti. Como, Italy

PORTFOLIO INVITATION - The Dock. Carrick-on-Shannon. Co. Leitrim, Ireland


2008

FIRST PRIZE/GRANT - 92ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti. Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa. Venice, Italy


2007

CASINÒ DI VENEZIA AWAR - 91ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti. Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa. Venice, Italy


2005

FIRST PRIZE - II Roma Bouldering Film Festival. Rome, Italy


2002

FIRST PRIZE - La via Bionda. Binario 24, Stazione Termini. Rome, Italy


LECTURES | TEACHING | TEXTS

2020

Time Wept - Artist Talk. Something or Other. Design School at LCC. London, England

Text on “Les œuvres de la voix”. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Paris, France


2019

Workshop Teaching. Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona. Verona, Italy

Workshop Teaching - Art and Science. MA in Visual Arts. IUAV - University of Architecture. Venice, Italy

Artist Talk. Situated Practices. Onomatopee. Eindhoven, The Netherlands


2018

Artist Talk. Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shore Leaves Symposium. Zeemanskerk in Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2017

Talk at Cecilia Pennacini Visual Anthropology Class. University of Turin, Italy

Article | Photo Essay on RMHC. Visual Ethnography Journal. Italy


2013

Talk at Avanca Cinema Film Festival - Cine Club de Avanca. Portugal

Lecture at The Counter Order of Things - EARN Network. IUAV University, Venice. Italy


2012

Article on Claude Lomaine. Shopping Hour Magazine. England

Talk at Cinéma Expérimental Italien - École Européenne Supérieure de l’Image. La Fémis. Paris, France

Article on Antoni Muntadas. Domus. Italy


2011

Teaching Assistant to Marta Kuzma Visual Arts Theory - MA in Visual Arts. IUAV - University of Architecture. Venice, Italy

Talk at Antoni Muntadas class in Public Art - M.I.T. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. U.S.A.

Lecture at Irina Rozovsky Photography Class - Art Institute of Boston. Boston, MA. U.S.A.


2010

Talk at As the Academy Turns / EARN Network - Manifesta 8 - Curated by Henk Slager - Murcia, Spain.

Text in Videoinsight Book Edited by Rebecca Russo - Silvana Editoriale. Four hands text with Maria Rosa Sossai

Text in Paesaggio - Artists writings on Landscape. Edited by Blauer Hase

Teaching Assistant to Antoni Muntadas Visual Arts Class - MA in Visual Arts. Faculty of Design and Arts. IUAV - University of Architecture. Venice, Italy