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VALENTINA PINI

Lives and works in Zürich

2013/15           MA (Sculpture) Royal College of Art, London
2010                  Master in Secondary Education (Visual Arts), IUFE, University of Geneva
2007                HEAD Geneva University of Art and Design (Degree with distinction)
2004/5             Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Socrate exchange)

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Dienstgebäude – Catch of the year 2017 – group show, Zürich
MOREL – Untitled duet – show with Nastasia Meyrat, Lugano
CAC Genève – Bourses Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevallier et Galland – group show, Geneva
Minshar gallery – Transmission – group show, Tel Aviv
Rietberg Museum – Carnage – group show, curated by Francesca Brusa, Zürich
Kunst(zeug)haus – Schena da vedro – group show, Rapperswil
BIG (Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants), group show, Geneva
Deptford X gallery – Tonic Immobility – solo show, curated by Rice + Toye, London
Jardins du château de Vuillerens – Jeunes pousses – group show, curated by Karine Tissot (CACY) Centre d’art contemporain, Yverdon
Office at Räffelstrasse – Wasteland pavillon – group show, Zürich
Lokal-int – Art Babel – group show, Bienne
Le Labo – Twin Twist – show with Aloïs Godinat, Geneva

2016
Dienstgebäude – Catch of the year 2016– group show, Zürich 
ON/OFF – Kunst 16
with Dienstgebäude, Zürich
Chalton Gallery – I don’t wanna Curate anymore, I just wanna accumulate content group show, London
Art Athina – Conntemporary Art Fair, Athens
Fonderie Kugler –
Antidisciplinaire – collaboration with the contemporary ensembe Vidya, (14.04.2016)
Alte Krone – Organic – group show, Biel
Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri – Dimensione disegno. Posizioni contemporanee – group show, Bellinzona
Vitrine Gallery – A Journey from a sweeping gesture to a lasting effect – group show, Basel

2015
Dienstgebäude – Catch of the year 2015– group show, Zürich 
Raw Art Gallery
– group show, Tel-Aviv
Royal College of Art – MA Show RCA 2015 – group show, London
Camden Arts Centre – Pause Patina – group show, London
Platform Gallery – N2 – group show, London
Half A Dozen Projects – solo show, London

2014
Dienstgebäude
– Catch of the year 2014 – group show, Zürich 
La Rada
the Chase group show, Locarno  
Grünerløkka Kunsthall /Podium–
We met at the far end of the landscape and both acted shygroup show, Oslo
Flat Time House
group show , London
Dyson Gallery – Nocturnegroup show, London
Edinburgh College of Art –RCA_ECAgroup show, Edinburgh
Royal College of Art – Work in Progress show – group show, London

2013
CAC Genève – Bourses Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevallier et Galland – group show, Geneva
Austellungsraum – Part II Insert: stall – group show, Klingental
United art fair, in collaboration with Pro Helvetia New Delhi, New Delhi
Knoerle and Baettig – The Language of Mangroup show, Winterthur
Milkshake Agency – solo show, Geneva
Art Athina – Conntemporary Art Fair, Athens
Le Labo –
Méfie-toi de la surface des choses – group show, Geneva
Supermarket – Independent art fair – Stockholm
Over reconstruction, intervention, Rue Henri-Frédéric-Amiel 9, 1203 (2nd -3rd floor) Genève

2012
L’atelier kunst (spiel)Raum – Die Quadratur des Kreises –  solo show, Berlin
Schwarzwaldallee – Bounding Volume – duo show with Bianca Brunner, Basel
Galerie R.Steiner – Fil rouge – group show, Erlach
HBC –
Kunst(shot) Empty space – group show, Berlin

2011
Institut National Suisse –Prix du dessin 2011 – group show, Geneva
Swiss Art Awards – Concours Kiefer Hablitzel – Messe, Basel
Nextex –
3:57 – group show, Saint Gall
Musée Rath – Rathania’s – group show curated by Fabrice Gygi, Geneva
Halle Nord Art en Ile –Hors Bords –  group show, Geneva
Fonderie Kugler – Kugler Remix – group show, Geneva

2010
Lange + Pult – Monochrome (part 2) – group show, Zürich
Le Futur Antérieur – Section – solo show, Geneva
La Dependance – Désordres – group show, Renens
Galerie Une – Monochrome (part one) – group show, Auvernier-Neuchâtel
Museo Cantonale D’arte – Che c’è di nuovo ? – group show, Lugano
Halle Nord Art en Ile – Streamliner – group show, Geneva

2009
Le Labo – Senza ombra di dubbio – solo show, Geneva
Espace Kugler – Dessin aujourd’hui et demain – group show, Geneva
CAC Genève – Bourses Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevallier et Galland – Geneva
Musée Rath – Post tenebras luxe – group show, Geneva
Kunstmuseum Thun – Under 30 – group show, Thun
Vegas Gallery / Forde Genève – I am by birth a Genevese – group show, London
Swiss Art Awards – Concours Kiefer Hablitzel – Messe, Basel
Mottattom – Backlash – group show, Geneva

2008
Forde – Ich möchte ein Eisbär sein – group show, Geneva
MOYA Museum of young art –  Moya annuale 08 – Vienna
Scope International Contemporary Art Fair avec KunstWollen, Basel
Mulhouse Oo8 Parc Des Expositions, Mulhouse, France
Ewz-Uterwerk Selnau – Plattform08 – Zürich
Gallery White 8 – Islam – ein Dialog – group show, Villach, Austria
Les Halles De La Fonderie – La possibilité d’un alliage – group show, Carouge

2007
Villa Du Jardin Alpin – Closer – show with Marta Riniker-Radich, Meyrin
Villa Dutoit – Déjà ailleurs – group show, Geneva
Basta espace d’art contemporain – Ballade pour un serre cueille – group show, Lausanne

2006
White8 Galerie – Close –  solo show, Villach, Austria
Duplex – Noir ET/OU blanc – group show, Geneva

2005
Museum of Applied Arts – Real Presence – group show, Belgrade
Gallery Area 53 –  Weibliche Positionen zur skulptur – group show,Vienna
Bildhauerateliers –  Grüss Gott – group show, Vienna
Atelierhaus Der Akademie – Imported – group show, Vienna
Fluc – Medialisirung/Arbeit/Spatilisirung/(Re)Politisierung – group show,
curated by Marina Grzinic et Monica Bonvicini, Vienna

2004
Palais De l’Athenée – Vous êtes ici – group show, Geneva

AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES

2017
(Production grant) Patronagefonds for young Swiss artists, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
(Production grant) Erna and Curt Burgauer Foundation, Zürich
(Production grant) Swiss Cultural Fund UK, London
(Production grant) Fond cantonale d’art contemporain & Fond municipale d’art contemporain, Geneva
2016
Residency PicNic, Bruxelles
Atelierstipendium Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Zug, Switzerland
(Production grant) Fond cantonale d’art contemporain & Fond municipale d’art contemporain, Geneva
2014
Grant from the Hélène et Victor Barbour foundation, Geneva
2010   
(Production grant) Fond municipale d’art contemporain, Geneva
2009   
Kiefer Hablitzel Preis, Swiss Art Awards, Basel

COLLECTIONS
2017
ZKB Zürcher Kantonalbank
Kunstsammlung Kanton Zürich

PUBLICATIONS

2017
Twin Twist – Sinuose distorsioni, Kunst Bulletin (text written by Laura Giudici)
Fingers Stretching, Valentina Pini, Editions Ripopée

2016
Dimensione  Disegno – linee in libertà, Kunst Bulletin (text written by Laura Giudici)
Dimensione Disegno. Posizioni contemporanee, directed by Carole Haensler, exhibition catalogue, Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri, ed.Sottoscala, Bellinzona

2015
A  Artistry, Equilibrium risk, 1000 Things: www.1000things.org/en/article/ocd, The Hague
Contagions, Arc #19, Critical Writing in Art and Design, Londra

2014
This only happens when she eats green raisins, Valentina Pini, Dissertation RCA, London
The Chase – Antropologia del recupero, Boris Magrini, Kunst bulltin (article)

2011
Trois heures cinquantesept,
exhibition catalogue, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva
Start 12, art magazine, Geneva

2010
Che c’è di nuovo, exhibition catalogue , Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano

2009
Post Tenbras Luxe, Donatella Bernardi, ed. Labor et Fides, Geneva
Swiss Art Awards, Kunst Bulletin (text written by Séverine Fromaigeat)

2008
Deux mille trente et un, Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva
Mulhouse 008,  exhibition catalogue
Plattform08, exhibition catalogue,  KunstWollen Verein, Zürich

2007
Contagions, exhibition catalogue, HEAD Geneva
A comme Atelier, mémoire sous la direction de Catherine Quéloz

2004
Vous êtes ici, exhibition catalogue, Palais de l’Athénée, Geneva