Traffic Gallery is happy to present the first novelty of the 2020 season with the personal exhibition of the young Milanese artist, but Roman by adoption, Filippo Riniolo (born in 1986).
The spaces of Traffic Gallery will be the stage for a dozen works-icons depicting some of the best known stars of the Italian trap music scene.
The intent of the artist is to underline the connection between what happened in Nicea in 800 AD and what today distinguishes the use of the image in Western culture. The dominion of the image over the word and the representation of the divine through gold have their roots in the council of Nicea.
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Filippo Riniolo was born in Milan in 1986. He lives and works in Rome, where he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. His research ranges from poetic, political, social, historical and current issues. Fields of interest include the relationship between body and power, queer studies, gender studies and post-colonial studies. His research tools include photography, installation, performance, sound and video.
Among the exhibitions, events and recent awards, we remember the selection by the Nomas Foundation of Rome within the project Level 0 of ArtVerona 2020; the selection among the finalists of the Etherea Art Prize 2021; his last solo show at Traffic Gallery in 2020; the participation in the review of video arte online [MDV] Maratona di Visione 2021.
We remember personal exhibitions at Spazio44 (Rome) in 2018, at Casavuota (Rome) in 2017 , at MauMau Gallery in Istanbul in 2015 as a conclusion of an artist residency, at Sponge Arte Contemporanea (Pergola) in 2014, at the CIAC Museum in Genazzano in 2012.
We remember group exhibitions : Matera Alberga – Welcoming Art curated by F. Cascino in 2019; Connexion Festival at the Macro Testaccio Museum (Rome) in 2019; Kizart at the MAXXI Museum (Rome) curated by R. Frascarelli of Nomas Foundation in 2018; Collective Memory at Casa Spazio (Palermo) collateral of Manifesta 12 in 2018; in 2014 Gymnastics of Vision at the Biennial del Fin del Mundo (Mar del Plata, Argentina); BIO50} Hotel at the 24th Biennale of Design (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and the Festival Seminaria Dreams in Earth (Maranola) …