BIO


Giulio Squillacciotti, born Rome (I) 1982.

Represented by Pietrosanti Agenzia Letteraria (I) + C41 (FR, NL)


giuliosq AT gmail.com


Artist and film-maker, lives and works between the Netherlands and Milan.

His work is mainly oriented on the mutation and invention of traditions by merging together fiction and historical facts. Using film, documentary, writing and scenography, Squillacciotti produces research-based investigations that revisits history, crafting new stories from subjective perspectives, speculative storytelling, religion and popular culture.


After an education in Humanities and Art History in Rome and Barcelona, he studied Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Architecture in Venice. He was a fellow at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht and one of the artists of the Dutch pavilion at the 2018 Architecture Biennale. He has made, among the others, documentaries on the Roman punk scene of the 1990s (RMHC, Italy 2012), on exorcism rituals in the Persian Gulf (Archipelago, Iran 2017), on cargo ships (They Thought They Saw a Ghost, Netherlands 2020), in Iraqi Kurdistan (The Face That I Loved Let Me Down, Iraq 2022) and fictional works written and shot in Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Turkey and other countries. He has edited collections of essays, fiction and poetry by foreign writers for the dutch label Onomatopee and Arbor Editions. His writings and projects have been features in Visual Ethnography Journal, Domus, Les œuvres de la voix, Bruno Editions/Motto Berlin, Humboldt Books, Alla Carta, and other publishing labels. His latest project "What Has Left Since We Left" won the Italian Council Grant, Limburg Film Fonds, Sky Art/Arte Visione award and represented Italy at the Artist's Film International 2021 from the Whitechapel Gallery in London. He teaches at NABA University in Milan and has led workshops and talks at numerous European institutions.


His work has been exhibited and screened internationally at, among the others, the MUBI platform, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Les Rencontres Internationales at Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Louvre Museum and Gayte Lyrique in Paris, the Berlin Haus der Kultur der Welt and Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Neues Museum in Weimar, Whitechapel Gallery in London, Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Screen Space and Monash Gallery in Melbourne, the Manifesta 8, Le Magasin CNAC in Grenoble, Cinema Akil in Dubai, the New York Photo Festival and Dumbo Video in New York City, the Art Institute of Boston, the Instant Image Hall and Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Ballroom Marfa in Texas, Het Nieuwe Instituut of Rotterdam, Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture and Istanbul Modern Museum, the Bonniers Konsthal in Stockolm, Fundacion Proa in Buenos Aires, CAC in Vilnius, the Beirut Art Centre in Lebanon, OCAT in Shanghai, the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade and at numerous International Film Festivals; in Italy at PAC, Triennale Museum and ViaFarini in Milan, MACRO, MAXXI, and 16th Quadriennale in Rome, MAMbo and Cineteca in Bologna, the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, GAMeC in Bergamo and at the Official Competition of the 33rd, 35th and 36th Torino Film Festival.



EDUCATION

2018-2019

Jan Van Eyck Academie - Residency Fellow.

Maastricht, The Netherlands


2007-2009

MA in Visual Arts - Faculty of Design and Arts.

University of Architecture IUAV. 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

2021

Not Quite Nearly Fine. Fondazione Baruchello. Rome, Italy

What Has Left Since We Left. Careof. Milan, Italy

Artists’ Film International. Gamec. Bergamo, Italy


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

2023

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (D)

CAREOF Screening Program. Fondazione Prada. Milan (I)

Dance Me To The End Of Love. PAC. Milan (I)

XXL Drams. Laak. The Hague (NL)

Transitions Festival. Cinema Lumiere. Maastricht (NL)

2022

Meditations on Europe. Garage. Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Altri quadri. Artisti e immagini in movimento. Mart Museum. Rovereto, Italy

What you see is what you get. Filmhuis. The Hague, The Netherlands

Europe doesn’t fall from the sky. Fondazione Imago Mundi. Treviso, Italy


2021

Artists’ Film International. Whitechapel Gallery. London, UK

Rencontres Internationales. Hans der Kulturen der Welt. Berling, Germany

London Fashion Film Festival. London, United Kingdom

Artist’s Film International. Crawford Art Gallery. Cork, Ireland

A Season in Slemani. Fondazione Baruchello. Rome, Italy

39th Bergamo Film Meeting. Bergamo, Italy

Artist’s Film International. Istanbul Modern. Istanbul, Turkey

Out of the Box. Klub Solitaer, Chemnitz, Germany

UN-sdg Action Campaign. Köln, Germany

Les Rencontres Internationales. Musée du Louvre Auditorium. Paris, France


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

Now Instant Image Hall. Los Angeles, USA

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



LECTURES | TEACHING | TEXTS

2020-present

Teaching “Video Installation” at 3rd Year BA in English. NABA . Milan, Italy


2023

Lecture ‘What do we talk about’ European Parliament. Rome (I), Strasbourg (F)


2021

Contributor to A Season in Slemani. Humboldt Books

Editor ‘Not Quite Nearly Fine’ Arbor Editions (I), Motto Berlin (D)

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


2020

Teacher “Video Installation Class” at 3rd Year BA in English. NABA . Milan, Italy

Organizer / Speaker at “What has left since we left - Book Launch”. Jan Van Eyck Academie. Maastricht (NL)

Editor for “What has left since we left - Six takes on Europe”. Published by Onomatopee. Eindhoven (NL)

Contributor on “New Fiction”. Edited by Stefano Mudu. Published by Bruno. Venice, Italy

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

Lecture at “Something or Other”. Design School at LCC. London, England


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 at Situated Practices. Onomatopee. Eindhoven, The Netherlands


2018

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

Organizer / Speaker at “Shore Leaves Symposium”. Zeemanskerk in Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2017

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

Contributor on Visual Ethnography Journal. Italy


2013

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

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


2012

Contributor on Shopping Hour Magazine. England

Lecture 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

Lecture 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.

Contributor on “Videoinsight” Book Edited by Rebecca Russo - Silvana Editoriale.

Contributor on “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



AWARDS | GRANTS

2023

MEDIA Creative Europe - Feature Film Co-Production Grant (IE, I, PL)


2021

BEST STORY - London Fashion Film Festival. London, United Kingdom


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 AWARD - 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