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Mimmo Catania

1955 Born in Vittoria, Italy
1980-84 Studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Urbino 
1984-present Has been living and working in Berlin

Grants, Fellowships, Residencies

1995 Grant, Art Omi International Artists' Residency Program, New York
1996 Grant, KULTURfonds Foundation, Berlin, for a residency in Haifa, Israel
1998-99 Daimler-Chrysler grant for a residency at the Casa di Goethe, Rome
2005 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, New York
2006 Residency at the House Radobolja Colony, Mostar, BiH
2007 Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, New York, for 
residency at Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2008 Studio at Pickled Art Centre, Beijing
2012 Katalogförderung, Senate of Berlin, Berlin

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1985 La bestia del sonno, Schaufenstergalerie, Berlin
Avvisi in Bakeka, Eiszeit Kino, Berlin
1986 La Fedelta  del Camaleonte, Galerie Kunst-Raum, Hagen
The Wind, Galerie IX, Berlin
1987 La strategia dei Gemelli, with R. Dreher, Planet Galerie, Düsseldorf
1988 Zwei Jahre später, Galerie IX, Berlin
1990 Reflessioni, Galerie Loulou Lasard, Berlin
1993 Notes, Konzept Museum Galerie, Berlin
1994 Notes & Notices, Wschodnia Gallery, Lodz, PL
1995 Mind the Step, Dziekanka Gallery, Warsaw
Selected drawings, Scuola Grande S. Giovanni Evangelista, Venice
1996 Night Day Light, Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa
Labyrinth, Ephrat Gallery (with Abraham Eilat), Tel Aviv
1997 Window, Artists' Space, Berlin
1999 Mimmo Catania, Casa di Goethe Museum, Rome
2003 Selected works, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
Zeitgeist, Works 1998-2002, Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre-Venice
2004 Three paintings, Mietart Galerie, Berlin
2005 Spectator, Mietart Galerie, Berlin
2007 Set on Wet, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2008 The Corner, The Pickled Art Centre, Beijing
The Enchanting Forest (Chuanbei Park), Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
2009 Expected News, Galerija Charlama, Sarajevo
Shouting all life long, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Cologne
Catcher in the Act, Tallina Kunstihoone/City Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn
2010 Out of Order, Unit One Gallery, Beijing
2011 The Perfect Fake, Epicentro Art, Berlin
2013 Mimmo Catania, Casa del Arte, Zürich
2015 Storm, TAM, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance (US-CA)
Shutter-Schütter, Irena Kos Arte Contemporanea, Pietrasanta, Italy
2016 (oct.) Overturn, Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea Montevergini, Siracusa, IT

Selected Group Exhibitions/Projects

1980 Indipendenze, Galleria il Canale, Venice
1981 Anteprima 81, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara
1982 Il Golpe del Pianerottolo, Galleria Comunale Arte Moderna, Bologna
1983 Expo 83, Fiera del Levante, Bari
1984 Microcosmo-Macrocosmo, Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Galleria San Fedele, Milan
1985 Muziek Installaties, Museum Waterland, Purmarend, NL
1986 Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam
1987 Il Fare dell'Arte, Rocca Bernarda, Udine
Pittura, Galleria Arco di Rab, Rome
1988 Ubi minor ubi maior, Galleria Arco di Rab, Rome
Le Stanze della Pittura, Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea, Marsala
1992 Projekt 37 Räume, Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
1993 Privat, Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Construction in Process IV, Artists' Museum, Lodz, PL
Werkschau 1, Neues Kunstquartier, Berlin
1994 Medium Bild, Galerie T & A, Berlin
5. Maisalon-Art in Berlin, Neues Kunstquartier, Berlin and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Bonn
Schattensprung, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Site-Ations, The Artists' Museum Project, Mowlems Factory, Cardiff, Wales
1995 Co-Existence, Mitzpe-Ramon-Negev Desert, Israel
Art/Omi International Arts Center, New York
1996 Ways of Seeing, Mudgee, Australia, (Drawings)
Die Grundsteinkiste, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn and Goethe Institut, Rotterdam
Artists messagers of Peace, Ha'aretz Museum, Tel Aviv
Art-Focus '96, Contemporary Art in Israel, Ephrat Gallery, Tel Aviv
Fort of Art, St. Benedict's Fort, Cracow
1997 Golden Seed, Mount Abu, India
And still the Ship is not in Sight, Thessaloniki (Cultural Capital of Europe)
Und noch ist das Schiff nicht in Sicht, GAK, Bremen
1998 Berlin-Bialystok, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
Aggregatzustand im ehemaligen elektrischen Umspannwerk, Berlin
Artists messagers of peace, Museo De Arte Contemporanea Neo de Caracas
1999 Centre Cultural De la Villa, Madrid
Zwei aus Fünfundzwanzig, Druckwerkstatt in Bethanien, Berlin (Prints)
2000 Save the Building, International Artists' Museum, New York, (Drawings)
Spazi di Pace, Palazzo Consoli, Gubbio
2001 Art for Peace, Eye-Five Gallery, Los Angeles and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Jaffa
Sarajevo Depot Cafe, CDA Mladost, Sarajevo
La Casa dell'Angelo, Cantieri alla Zisa, Palermo
Markers, (Tableau der Menschheit), 49. Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Re-Duchamp, 7th Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul
Milestones, Milton J. Weill Gallery, New York
2002 Reactions, Exit Art, New York, The Williamson Gallery, Pasadena (CA) and The Library Congress, Washington D.C.
Post-Visa
, Tecla Galerie, Berlin
Markers 2, EAM Building Gallery, Kassel and Edinburgh Theater Festival, Edinburgh
2003 Vergine d'oliva, Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari, Bari
Wandering Library, Venice Jewish Museum, Venice
Banners III, Regional Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas
2004 Inaugural show, Mietart Galerie, Berlin
The 8th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Grand Halle de la Villette, Paris
Impermanence, Scuola Grande S. Giovanni Evangelista, Venice
MUF, Malogradanske Umjetnosti Frakcija, Galerija Tautologija, Sarajevo
2005 The Eye of the I, Outdoor projection at Alexanderplatz, Berlin
Poles apart/Poles together, 51. Biennale di Venezia, Venice
2006 Homo grandis natu, Exhibition Hall of Russian State University, Moscow
2007 Tautologija i utjeha, Radobolja Colony, Mostar, BiH
2008 The door was open, Galerija Charlama, Sarajevo
Paperfile #2, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin
Backstop, Erzeugmarkt, Berlin
Intrude 366 Art&Life, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
2009 Art swap at East Festival 2009, August Art Gallery, London
Culture Kiosk, ScalaMata Gallery, Venice
Dependtendency, Isola della Certosa, Venice
Passing through,  Galerie Kunstpunkt, Berlin
Art Protects, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Wielkie Serce, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracow
Sub-Documenta, Galerija Charlama, Sarajevo
2010 From the Edge, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York
Papierfile on tour, Edvard Munch Haus, Warnemünde, Germany
ARTEXCHANGE 3, Istrian Art Fair, Multimedia Centre (MMC) Rovinj, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Istria, Pula
2011 Shadows of the Bright, Showroom Unter den Linden, Berlin
Mapping Exhibition, ArtLife Gallery, Venice
Die Leistungsschau, Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz, Berlin
Artexchange 4, organizer: Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Rovinj, Croatia
Agency of Unrealized Projects, Kopfbau Building (Art Basel), Basel
2012 Papierfile on tour, Kunstraum Tosterglope, Tosterglope, Germany 
Agency of Unrealized Projects at daadgalerie, daadgalerie, Berlin
Fragmente, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Mannheim
2013 Sleep is different, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin
Herzflattern, Junge Kunst der 1990er Jahre in Berlin, Abgeordnetenhaus, Berlin
Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, Collateral Events, 55. Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Pieces, Kwadrat Galerie, Berlin
Let us snow,  Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin 
2014 Clashart, Thossprojekte at SchimidtMarc Gallery, Berlin
In eager anticipation of a house search, Hotes International Fine Art, Berlin
Synthesis, Suomesta, Gallery for Finnish Contemporary Art, Berlin
Let’s fix it, Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin
Art Protects, Yvon Lambert, Paris
2015 Alptraum, Salon de Lirio, Velim, Salcete, India
Bring the Darling, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin 
Jungle of Sculptures, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
Nightmare, Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, CA
Alptraum, Visual Arts Centre –McClure Gallery, Montreal, CA
Works in White, Schau Fenster, Berlin
KIK Five, Kino Internationale Kunst, Berlin
2016 Alptraum, RAE art space, Berlin

Bibliography, Catalogues, Interviews

Art-Focus, Contemporary Art in Israel, Cat., Curator Doron Polak, Jerusalem , 1996 
Art for Peace/Spazi di Pace, Cat., Curators S. Sannipoli, D. Polak, Gubbio, 2000
Art/Omi, Ledig House, Cat., Critic in Residence Carlos Basualdo, New York, 1995
Apa, Mariano, Microcosmo-Macrocosmo, Cat., Curator M. Apa, Urbino, 1984

Baumgart, Eva, Reflessioni, Cat., Berlin, 1990 
Bastarde, New Art International N.7, Paris, 1990
Macchine per ascrivere, Monograph, Bagheria, Italy, 1990
Bayliss, Sarah, Construction in Process, in World-Art N. 3/95, Melbourne, 1995
Berlin -Bialystok, Cat., Curator Monika Szewczyk, Bialystok, 1998
Black-out, Folder with 5 silkscreens, printed and produced by Arte y Naturaleza, 
Madrid, 2005
Brafman, Ora, Interviews Mimmo Catania, in Kolbo 23.2.96, Haifa, 1996

La Casa dell'Angelo, Cat., Curator Fabio Alfano, Clean Edizioni, Naples, 2001 
Catania, Mimmo, From "Diary 1988-90", Weast an Art Magazine, N. 3, Berlin, 1992
Anschlaege im Schaukasten, TAZ 5.10.1985, Berlin, 1985
Ciesielska, Jolanta, Niemiecka To'zsamo's'c, Format 18/19, Wroclaw, 1995
Co-Existence, Negrev Desert, Cat., Curator Doron Polak, Israel, 1996
Crispolti-Fileccia, 2. Biennale Arte Sacra, Cat., Siracusa,Italy, 1991
Cuadernos de viaje, Review Arte y Naturaleza, Madrid, 2004
Cultur Kiosk, Détournement 2009, Venice, 2009 

DaimlerChrysler-Stipendium der Casa di Goethe-Rom/1998-2002, Cat., Curator
U. Bongaerts, Rome, 2003
Dependtendency, Cat., Carlo Cambi Editore, Poggibonsi (SI), Italy, 2009

Elken Jaan, Mees, kes mäletab viiekümnendaid, Ekspress, 15/11/2009, Tallin, 2009 

Fricke, Harald, in: Tageszeitung-12.2.94, Berlin, 1994

Goethe in Italia – Goethe a Roma, Editoriale' Espresso, Rome, 1999
Golden Seed, Cat., Curator M. Sidor, Book Art Museum, Lodz, 1997
Grabovac, A., Vaznije je izlagati u Sarajevu, Dnevni avaz 15.03.2009, Sarajevo, 2009 
Greve, Kaspar, Pittura, Cat., Rome, 1988
Grundsteinkiste, Die, Cat., Curator Dr. Stefan Geppert, Bonn, 1996

Hock, Dorothee, Stipendiaten 1, Kultur Berichte-2/99, Bonn, 1999

Impermanenza, Cat., Curator Giancarlo Vianello, Venice, 2004
Intrude ART Issue 11, Cat., Curator Biljana Ciric, Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, 2008

Jacobi, Fritz, 5. Maisalon/Kunst in Berlin, Cat., Curator A. Seyda, Bonn, 1994

Karadza, Selma, Unerwartet über die Erwarteten Ereignisse, Interview, Depo Portal, 
Sarajevo, 2009 
Kreis, Elfi, Vervielfaeltigungen, Der Tagesspiegel 10.2.90, Berlin, 1990

Living Mind N.1, Review, Lodz, 1993

M.C., Der Tagesspiegel 6.2.94, Berlin, 1994
Markers, an outdoor Banner event of artists and poets for Venice Biennal 2001,
Cat., Curators Doron Polak and Giancarlo Vianello, Venice, 2001 and
49.Biennale di Venezia, General Catalog, Venice, 2001
Markers 2, Electric Pole as outdoor Sculpture@ Kassel City of Documenta, Cat.,
Curator Doron Polak, Kassel, 2002 
Menna, F.-Mango, L., Il fare dell'Arte, Cat., Curator Carola Marchegiani, Udine, 1987
Morgan, Robert C., Mimmo Catania's Transposition of signs/Mimmo Catanias
Transponierung der Zeichen, Cat. Schattensprung, Warsaw -Berlin, 1994
Mimmo Catania's Transposition of Signs, Cat. Art for Peace Gubbio,
Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Gubbio, 2000
Morgan, Robert C., M.C.'s Transpositions of signs, Cat. Mimmo Catania. Reunion-Works 1982-2012, VTKT, Berlin, 2012
Museum, Cat., I Tascabili dell'Arte, Bagheria, I, 1996
Museum, Collection's general Catalog; texts by  E. di Stefano, E. Crispolti, V. Fagone, 
G. Dorfles, Edizioni Ezio Pagano, Bagheria, Italy, 2005
Muzeum Artystow/The Artists' Museum, Curator R. Wasko, Book, Lodz, 1996

Night Italia 2, Homo acheropitus, Review, Edizioni Jouvence, Rome, 2008 

Pepper, Jens, Spreeflorenz, Neue Bildende Kunst 6.92, Berlin, 1992
Mimmo Catania, Zitty -9.93, Berlin, 1993
Poli, F., Mimmo Catania, in Le Arti News-3/4, Milan, 1983
Poles apart/Poles together, Cur. D. Polack, 51. Biennale di Venezia, 
General Catalog, Venice, 2005 

R.E.D. Spiegelechospiegel, Die Tageszeitung-16.2.90, Berlin, 1990
Rossi, Mariella, Il Giornale dell’Arte/The Art Newspaper. Special Issue: Vedere in Sicilia (#365, June, 2016) SOCIETÀ EDITRICE ALLEMANDI & C., Torino, 2016

Schattensprung, 11 Kuenstlerinnen und Kuenstler aus Berlin, Cat., Curator Eckhart
Gillen, Museumspaedagogischer Dienst, Berlin, 1994
Schefferski, R., 37 Przestrzeni/ 37 Raeume, Obieg-9/10, Warsaw, 1992
Wazne jest to dokad sie zmierza z M.C. (L'insistenza dimostra di non
arrendersi di fronte alle difficolta), Interview, 
Obieg N.53/54, Warsaw, 1993
Seconds, Issue Nr. 10, Mimmo Catania, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, 2009
Shouting all life long, Cat. Curator Stefania Falone, Verlag für zeitgenössische 
Kunst und Theorie, Berlin, 2009
Stegmayer, Benedikt, Colour, Composition and Narration, Cat. Mimmo Catania. Reunion-Works 1982-2012, VTKT, Berlin, 2012
Still the Ship is not in sight, Cat., Curators K. Koskina, D. Richter-Glueck, E. Schmidt,
Athens, 1997
Stipendiaten 1, Cat., Curator U. Bongaerts, Casa di Goethe, Rome, 1999
Strano, C., Il Fare dell'Arte, in l'Arca-Sept. 87, Milan, 1987

Tannert, Christoph, About Mimmo Catania's Meta-Realism, Cat. Storm, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, 2015
Tutsch, C., Das Rapunzel Maerchen in der Interpretation moderner Kuenstler, Cat.,
Curator I. Husemann, Brueder Grimm Museum, Kassel, 1993

Universo/Diverso-Universe/Diverse, Esodo N. 4, Venice 2002

Varblane, Reet, Man who remember, Cat. Mimmo Catania. Reunion-Works 1982-2012, VTKT, Berlin, 2012
Varga, M., Anteprima 81, Cat., Curator M. Varga, Urbino, 1981
Vergine d'oliva, Cat., Curator Vito Caiati, Edizioni Geo arte Contemporanea, Bari, 2003 
Vianello, Giancarlo, Il Nulla Liberato, Immagini Buddhiste, Edizioni Paramita, 
Rome-Venice, 1995
Volk, Gregory, Site-Ations, World Art 1/95, Melbourne, 1995

Wandering Library, an Artists' Book's Event to Mark the Venice Biennale, 
Curator D. Polak, Tel Aviv- Venice, 2003
Wandering Library at 1. Lodz Biennal, Cat., Curator D. Polack, The Topor Family
Foundation, New York, 2004 
Witte, Barthold C., M.C. in Stipendiaten 1. Cat., Casa di Goethe, Rome, 1999
Wolff, Detlef, Der Kunsthorizont kennt keine Grenzen, Weser Kurier-July, Bremen, 1997
WU Chen, Fall winds blowing at the windchimes, sh.eastday.com, Shanghai, 2008