Family, Francesca Grilli

WATCH THE INTERVIEW Family, Francesca Grilli The National Museum – Oslo (NO) “In Family, the artworks in the National Museum’s collection are interpreted by a family through chanting – with all the beauty, cruelty, humor and thoughtfulness that the experience of art can give you. Family is about time, represented by different generations and their [...]

Collezione Fies

24th NOVEMBER 2022 > 20th FEBRUARY 2023 Collezione Fies  curated by Denis Isaia Centrale Fies, Dro (IT) Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust, Moving Landscape Anagoor, Apollo Curt Steckel, Celaré Santiago Sierra, L’abbeveratoio Giovanni Morbin, L’angolo del saluto Riccardo Giacconi, The Variational Status Francesca Grilli, Original sound from the performance Iron Filippo Minelli, Shape F/D Mara Oscar Cassiani, #Ed3n & [...]

RECORD – residency

RECORD   7 – 12 NOVEMBER 2022 Residency at workspacebrussels, Bruxelles (BE) with Azzurra D’Agostino   13 – 24 DECEMBER 2022 Residency at Kaaistudio’s, Bruxelles (BE) 


RECORD  We are proud to announce the winning of the funds provided by the Flemish government and to begin a new production, Record. The project will be supported by Hiros (BE) with the collaboration of corpoceleste (IT).


24th – 25th NOVEMBER 2022 WE ARE HERE  Artist Talk The National Museum – Oslo (NO) This year, the National Museum’s annual dissemination seminar collaborates and joins with the Queer Cultural Year research conference. The seminar values experience-based knowledge as equal to academic knowledge and has therefore invited a range of people from various fields, [...]

SPARKS is now a book

SPARKS is now a book 118 pages edited by Paola Tognon Quodlibet (publisher)  With the contribution of: Azzurra D’Agostino, Lisa Gilardino, Lorenzo Giusti, Eva Neklyaeva, Morena Poltronieri,  Alberta Sessa, Paola Tognon. With her project Sparks 2021 Francesca Grilli is among the winners of the 9th edition of the Italian Council, the most authoritative Italian award for contemporary art. [...]

14th-15th OCTOBER 2022 – SPARKS

14th – 15th OCTOBER 2022 SPARKS  performance Fierce Festival 2022 Moseley Road Swimming Baths - Birmingham (UK) Birmingham is calling – we are delighted to present Sparks for the first time in the UK: 

1st October 2022 – FAMILY

01 OCTOBER 2022 FAMILY performance The National Museum – Oslo (NO) After the première during the opening of the new National Museum in June, FAMILY returns for a second performance in Oslo. Follow them through the museum’s rooms and collection.

29th – 30th September 2022 – Sparks

29th – 30th SEPTEMBER 2022 SPARKS  performance Høstscena – Ålesund (NO) “SPARKS was among the first projects to be ready for Høstscena 2022, and we are very proud to be able to host an art project with an international format that is at once moving, inspiring and innovative. This autumn, a number of children from [...]

17th – 18th September 2022 – Sparks

17th – 18th SEPTEMBER 2022 SPARKS  performance CONTEMPORANEA FESTIVAL 22 Teatro Magnolfi – Prato (IT)

FAMILY première in Oslo

11th JUNE 2022 FAMILY Site specific performance for The New National Museum – Oslo (NO) FAMILY enters into dialogue with the collection of the Nasjonalmuseet of Oslo and is conceived as a live artwork with a non-definitive form: in this performance there is the process of presence through which all the elements that make up [...]

Francesca Grilli is hiring: promotion and distribution

Francesca Grilli is hiring Francesca Grilli is looking for a person who can follow the promotion and distribution for her performances.  The requirements are indicated here below. REQUIREMENTS – Solid work experience in the promotion and distribution of performances (both within performing and visual arts) – Deep interest in Grilli’s poetics and aesthetics – Creativity and [...]

11th – 12th November 2021 – Sparks 2021

11th – 12th NOVEMBER   SPARKS 2021  performance   Kaaistudio’s - Bruxelles (BE)

30th October 2021 – Sparks 2021 & Rays

30th OCTOBER   SPARKS 2021  performance   RAYS video projection   Netwerk Aalst - Aalst (BE)

17th September 2021 – Sparks 2021 & Rays

17th  SEPTEMBER   SPARKS 2021  performance   RAYS video installation   performative.01 - Maxxi L’Aquila (IT)

13th June 2021 – Rays

13th  June 2021   RAYS video installation   Buffalo MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome Rome (IT) 

12th – 13th June 2021 – Arriverà e ci coglierà di sorpresa

12th – 13th June 2021   ARRIVERÀ E CI COGLIERÀ DI SORPRESA performance   Buffalo MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome ” L’intento di questo lavoro è di rivendicare l’avanzare del tempo, della morte, della bellezza. Per questo motivo ho chiesto a due ballerini di 65 anni, o più, di danzare per 3 ore [...]

SPARKS 2021 – talk, performance, installation

    SPARKS 2021 Talk, performance and installation Public Studio Visit with Francesca Grilli Wednesday May 12, 8-9:30pm An encounter with Francesca Grilli on the occasion of her stay in Bergamo, on Wednesday May 12 between 8 and 9:30 pm in Monastero del Carmine (entrance Via Colleoni 21, Bergamo), home to Teatro Tascabile. An introduction [...]


SPARKS 2021 Performance and installation Curated by Paola Tognon, promoted by Contemporary Locus Francesca Grilli is pleased to be amongst the artists awarded the Italian Council 9th Edition 2020, an initiative of the DGAAP of the Ministry for Culture for the promotion of Italian art on the international stage. Sparks 2021, performance and installation, in [...]


GLARE Video installation Studio Francesca Grilli is happy to announce that the project Glare is supported by the the Flemish Community – Flanders State of the Art.  Cultural partners:  Kaaitheater, Bruxelles; Netwerk Aalst, Aalst;  STUK Arts Center, Leuven; Level Five Artistic Ecology, Bruxelles; kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; workspacebrussels, Bruxelles; GAMeC, Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, Bergamo; [...]

20 > 28 november – LISTENING TO SPARKS – Helsinki

20 > 28 november 2020 LISTENING TO SPARKS Baltic Circle - Helsinki

31 october > 1 november – GOLD (rising version) – Villa Borghese, Roma

31 october > 1 november  GOLD (rising version) Back to nature Villa Borghese, Roma

21 october – Online IN SITU Hot House

The Hot House The Hot House is a safe space designed to give European artists and programmers the opportunity to discuss artistic works-in-progress. It provides a chance to think about practice, get new perspectives, glimpse new ways of interacting with the audience and with a local area, get a new lease of life, step out [...]

10 october > 21 november – La Musée 2 – Studio la Città, Verona

  Artists: Sylvie Auvray | Joseph Beuys | Gianni Caravaggio | Anne Deguelle | Helen Frankenthaler | Muriel Gallardo Weinstein | Anna Galtarossa | Ghazel | Francesca Grilli | Sofie Muller | Lulù Nuti | Kiki Smith | Tracey Snelling | Ettore Spalletti | Jessica Stockholder | Hema Upadhyay curated by Azad Asifovich in collaboration with Galerie Italienne, Paris   [...]

24 > 26/09/2020 Towards the Good Life – La Bellone

  Towards The Good Life Accupunctures urbaines, réflexions et pratiques pour réinventer un désir de futur.   Aujourd’hui, plus que jamais, il est temps de repenser notre rapport à l’environnement, à la ville, au vivant, et de recréer du désir pour trouver la force de faire face au futur qui se prépare. Trois jours durant, [...]

24 – 25 August 2020 – Sparks – Ljubljana – Mladi Levi Festival

NEW DATES 24- 25 AUGUST 2020 Mladi Levi Festival – Ljubliana SPARKS Francesca Grilli / Creation Roberto Rettura/ Sound Guido Rossetti / Palm reading Azzurra D’Agostino / Words Benno Steinegger / Movements Paola Villani / Hat designer & realization Carolina Cappelli / Photo & Video Chiara Guidi / Advice Chiara Massari / Producer Giulia Traversi [...]

NEWS – The forgetting of Air

7 MAY MERANO (ITA) THE FORGETTING OF AIR   KUNSTMERANO ARTE  Produced by Contemporanea Festival / Teatro Metastasio, Prato, Italy Terni Festival-Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria, Italy MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent, Belgium Umberto Di Marino, Naples

Newsletter springtime

06 MARCH - 14 JULY Merano (IT) Kunstmeranoarte RISENTIMENTO / RESSENTIMENT curated by Christiane Rekade   13 MARCH – 18 APRIL Paris (FR) La Musée Curated by Azad Asifovich ​Sylvie Auvray, Anne Deguelle, Helen Frankenthaler, Francesca Grilli, Ghazel, Sofie Muller, Lulù Nuti, Vera Röhm, Nina Roos,  Kiki Smith, Hema Upadhyay, Joseph Beuys et Xavier Veilhan


> 15-16-17th November 2019 Baltic Circle – International Theatre Festival Helsinki, Findalnd Sparks, performance, 2019 Baltic Circle – International Theatre Festival 12.–17.11.2019


> 04 November 2019 talk  at “Oroscopo” cureted by ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE VAN with the support of Gender Bender, MIBAC, Regione Emilia Romagna, Funder35 AtelierSi, Bologna, Italy ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE VAN / Oroscopo / h. 13.00 – h. 21.00


            > 19TH OCTOBER 2019  Opening of Young Congo Biennale  (20 Oct – 21 Nov 2019 Kinshasa, RD Congo) Faster than light digital video, 2014


    >  14-30 AUGUST SPARKS SAAL BIENAAL, Tallin 


    > 8 JUNE THE  FORGETTING OF AIR Opening Kaunas Biennal


  > 19 – 20 JULY SPARKS Welcome to the village


    > 4 – 15  JULY   PREMIERE   Santarcangelo Festival Francesca Grilli/ Creation RobertoRettura/ Sound Guido Rossetti/ Palmreading Azzurra D’Agostino/ Words BennoSteinegger/ Movements  PaolaVillani/ Hatdesigner & realization CarolinaCappelli/ Photo & Video ChiaraGuidi/ Advice ChiaraMassari/ Producer  Giulia Traversi /Diffusion and care  ChiaraFava/ Administration Production Corpoceleste_C.C.00# (ITA)SantarcangeloFestival(ITA) Snaporazverein (CH) co-production Welcometothevillage (NL),  SaalBiennaal(ET) in collaboration with workspacebrussels (BE) I consider any poetic image that breaks our normal imagination and creates hope, a form of rebellion against central power. I consider it powerful and perturbing [...]


    > 22 JUNE GOLD REVOLUTION installation/performance Civitella   Casting the Castle, an ongoing performance art project curated by Saverio Verini, invites visitors to explore Civitella’s spaces and history. Three Italian artists are involved in this year’s edition: Cristian Chironi (Director’s Guest, 2012), Francesca Grilli (CRF 2017), and Cesare Pietroiusti (CRF 1996). Members of different [...]


>  18-19 MAY  Hand / Workshop  AMEN & BEYOND  Kunstencentrum Vooruit,  GENT


        > Gold – rising version  Première 6 – 7 July 2018 SANTARCANGELO FESTIVAL 2018 Supercinema  piazza Marconi, 1 (Santarcangelo di Romagna – RN) – Italy   creation Francesca Grilli voices Alessandra Bordiga, Sara Persico, Caterina Casotto falconiers Lara Flisi, Lara Cattini assistant production Mila Rampini comunication Giulia Traversi production Centrale Fies, [...]


            > NaOH Solo show Galleria Umberto Di Marino Naples, Italy Opening 7 june 2018 – 19:00 until 22 september 2018


                 > La Galleria Umberto Di Marino è lieta di presentare | Processo alla natura | presso lo Spazio Maria Calderara a Milano.   Luogo: SPAZIO MARIA CALDERARA Indirizzo: Via Lazzaretto 15, 20124 – Milano – Lombardia Quando: dal 13/04/2018 – al 13/05/2018 Vernissage: 13/04/2018 ore 18 Autori: Francesca Grilli, Satoshi Hirose, Luca Francesconi, Jota Castro, Alberto [...]


            > Francesca Grilli is hiring Francesca Grilli is hiring a promoter for her performances. The requirements are indicated here below. REQUIREMENTS 0 – Working experience in the field of performance (both within performing and visual arts) – Deep interest in Grilli’s poetics and aesthetics – Experiences and knowledge on [...]


            > Fundaçao de Serralves| The Forgetting of Air | September 9th and 10th The Museum as performance Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Museum as Performance’ is a platform for new practices in performance and the performed within the field of the contemporary visual arts. Its third [...]


          > Le Cyclop| Oro | September 16th Hypnerotomachia with Feiko Beckers, Joseph Beuys, Francesca Grilli, Roderick Hietbrink, Tuomas A. Laitinen curated by Julia Geerlings Le Cyclop Milly-la-Forêt France    


          > Drodesera 2017| The Forgetting of Air | July 28th h 20.00 July 29th h. 19.30 XXXVII edizione Drodesera/SUPERCONTINENT      


          > Santarcangelo Festival| The Forgetting of Air | July 8th h. 18.30 and 21.30 July 9th h. 22.30 Santarcangelo Festival      


        >  July 4th 2017| ring, ring, ring | 19h30 Riot Studio /Palazzo Marigliano Napoli  Galleria Umberto di Marino (Napoli)      


          > May 16th, 2017 | The Forgetting of Air | 7 p.m. A House, Halfway Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo    


          > 21st-23rd April 2017 | The Forgetting of Air | Do Disturb Festival Palais de Tokyo Parigi  


  April 8th – July 2nd  2017 | ORO | Murmur Group Exhibition Opening April 8th Netwerk / centrum voor hedendaagse kunst  Aalst (BE)  


          > 16th March 2017 | Faster than light | Radieuse, capitolo 98 curated by Emmanuel Lambion Opening March 16th Istituto italiano di cultura Bruxelles    


    >  18th March 2017 | Family |   Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven – NL performance curated by Christiane Berndes with Anneke Wesselink, Mirjam Wesselink de Barrientos, Rodrigo Barrientos, Gustavo Barrientos. Music Willy de Rooij Production and assistance Alessandra Saviotti and Evelien Scheltinga  


  >  January 14th – 22nd  2017 | Ring Ring Ring | exhibited at the collective exhibition Sensibile Comune. Le opere vive Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Roma   Ring ring ring is a series of rings inspired by the current immigration in Europe and the history of Ellis Island as a symbol of European immigration in the last [...]


  >  December 21th 2016 | Borders | h. 12.30 a.m. Lungolago Gonzaga, Mantova Mantova Capitale Italiana della Cultura 2016   The work concentrates in the act of observing the reconstruction of a socio-political debate on the contemporary society, taking the idea of gaze as a performative gesture and as a communication ground, in its relation with the body. Two telescopes installed on Mantova’s [...]


  o >  October 11th 2016 | The Forgetting of Air | h. 6 p.m.   MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo Rome – IT   performance commissioned by Fondazione Maxxi-Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo for 2016 coproduction: Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria/Terni Festival, Contemporanea Festival/Teatro Metastasio with the support of Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Galleria Umberto di Marino (Napoli) [...]


>> >  2nd October 2016 | Family | h 2 p.m. Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven – NL performance curated by Christiane Berndes with Anneke Wesselink, Mirjam Wesselink de Barrientos, Rodrigo Barrientos, Gustavo Barrientos. Music Willy de Rooij Production and assistance Alessandra Saviotti and Evelien Scheltinga  


> >  24th and 25th September 2016 | The Forgetting of Air | performance Contemporanea Festival Istituto culturale Lazzerini September 24th and 25th h. 7pm Contemporanea festival 16 Prato – IT


< >  17th and 18th September 2016 | The Forgetting of Air | performance Terni Festival Palazzo di Primavera September 17th, h. 7pm September 18th, h. 6pm Terni Festival Terni – IT


o o >  2nd July 2016 | Family | h 2 p.m. Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven – NL performance curated by Christiane Berndes with Anneke Wesselink, Mirjam Wesselink de Barrientos, Rodrigo Barrientos, Gustavo Barrientos. Music Willy de Rooij Production and assistance Alessandra Saviotti and Evelien Scheltinga Next performance September 2016


                      > December 2015 | Premio New York | Francesca Grilli is one of the winners for 2015-2016. The Premio New York brings promising younger Italian artists to New York for a residency at the ISCP Gallery (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in Brooklyn, with the support of the [...]


  > 28 November 2015 | Family | h 15:00 Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven – NL performance curated by Christiane Berndes with Anneke Wesselink, Mirjam Wesselink de Barrientos, Rodrigo Barrientos, Gustavo Barrientos. Music Willy de Rooij Production and assistance Alessandra Saviotti and Evelien Scheltinga Next performance 16 April 2016    


                    > 25 / 27 September and  9 / 11 October 2015 | HELICOTREMA  | Recorded Audio Festival Forte Marghera, Venezia – IT Sonic Somatic, Firenze – IT curated by Blauer Hase and Giulia Morucchio Helicotrema is a festival that presents a program of recorded audio pieces, that aims to investigate [...]