Siemens

Siemens Sanat
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Born in 1966 Rome, Lives in Rome.

Elisabetta Benassi makes use of video, exploiting its attitude to convey narration and underlining its connection with commercial film making, in order to stage short stories with strong emotional content and symbolic charge. Her stories refer to Italian cultural mythology and traditions, but are given a more universal version through the artist's personal, intimate reading.


Solo Shows
2009
Meteorite in giardino, Fondazione Merz, Torino.

2007
Site Specific 2. Dopo l'uragano Jorge, Museo Man, Nuoro [cat.]

2006
3 Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Roma

2005
Sequence 2#, Random Gallery, (Air de Paris e/and Praz-Delavallade), Paris
Abandoned in Place, Base, Firenze

Selected Group Shows
2009
Unlimited, Art| 40 | Basel, Basel
Just in the Dark, Mercati di Traiano, Roma
Cutting edge art between Lebanon and Italy, Fondazione Merz, Torino

2008
Single Channel. Recent Video Works, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Here Once Again. Where art and cinema interact, SNUMoA (Seoul National University Museum of Art), Seoul, Korea [cat.]
15 Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma [cat.]
Dai tempo al tempo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba [cat.]
Mimétisme, Extra City for Contemporary Art, Antwerpen [cat.]
The hot season. Italian art now, The Stenerson Museum Oslo, Norway [cat.]

2007
annisettanta il decennio lungo del secolo breve, Triennale di Milano, Milano [cat.]
APT, International Video Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, Cina [cat.]
Culture Hero, 2nd Biennal of Quadrilateral, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croazia [cat.]
Luce di pietra, Palazzo Farnese Roma [cat.]

2006
Costellation, Artissima Lingotto, Torino
Human Game. Winner and losers, Fondazione Pitti Discovery Stazione Leopolda, Firenze [cat.]
Italy Made in art: Now, MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai [cat.]
Highlights from the KunstFilmBiennale Köln in Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin [cat.]
Neverending cinema, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento
Show Reel, percorsi del video contemporaneo, artist talk, MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma
Modern Times Volume 2, Man, Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro [cat.]

2005
Drive, Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna [cat.]
KunstFilmBiennale Cologne, International Competition Museum Ludwig, Cologne [cat.]
Circular, Stadio "Meazza" San Siro, Milano [cat.]
Prospectif Cinéma, Centre George Pompidou, Paris [cat.]
E-Flux video rental, (selected by Catherine David), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Manifesta Foundation Amsterdam, Moore Space Miami, Insa Arts Space Seoul, Pist Istanbul, Centre Cultural de Suisse Parigi, Mıcsarnok-Kunsthalle Budapest, Portikus Francoforte, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Contemporary art for Texas, Austin Texas, Tx.
No Code, Slovak National Gallery, Esterh zy Palace, Bratislava [cat.]
41° 53'x 12° 29', Tra-monti 05, Colle Oppio, Roma
Doppia Visione, Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Roma
Arteinmemoria, Ostia Antica [cat.]