Bio

Gian Spina was born in São Paulo (Brazil) and lived, studied and worked besides others in San Diego (USA), Vancouver (Canada), Bordeaux (France), Berlin, Frankfurt (Germany), Ramallah (Palestine) and Athens.

He has developed an artistic and theoretical research based investigation framing the construction of narratives and the representations of history and memory, using primarily medias as video, action art, installation and his activity as a writer and poet. He has received scholarships as Rotary-club Offenbach am Main and Ministère de la Culture Française. He had worked as a professor at the Escola da Cidade in São Paulo (Architecture University) and the Art Academy in Palestine.

His recent solo exhibitions and group exhibitions took places in:  the Cultural Center of São Paulo – CCSP (solo), A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town, Bureau fro public insecurities – São Paulo. He is part of the one year art residency CAPACETE in the framework of the Documenta 14 in Athens.

He has crossed the Balkans and the Central Asia with a bike, the West Bank and the Himalayas walking and speaks fluently German, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese

 

                                                                                                                                                             

Exhibitions

2017

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

2010

 

2009

Boustrophēdón (BAR Project) – Centre d’Art Contemporain Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, Spain

CAPACETE residence – public program Documenta 14, Athens Greece

“Bureau for Public Insecurities”, São Paulo, Brasil

“Tanto Tudo” Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil

“Aparelhamento” Funarte, São Paulo, Brasil

“6 graus de separação” Ateliê Fidalga, São Paulo, Brasil

“Renata Padovan em diálogo com Gian Spina” Casanova Arte, São Paulo, Brasil

“Experimenta” Gallery Lume, São Paulo, Brazil

“Exiting Paradise” (solo exhibition), kriegkstr. 12, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

“The birth, the loss and the death of the Shadowman” (video) SSIIEE, Berlin, Germany

“Lux Ferre” (video) Cine-lage Curator: Andre Parente Rio de Janeiro Brazil

“Untitled (Reiteration of Erfahrraum 1)” (Instalation) Cristal Palace – Place du Parlament, Bordeaux, France

“Intro” (performance) CAPC, CNEAI, ESBA TALM, SFAI, EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION

“Lightman” (Video) Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France”Lightman” (Video) Bestregarts Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

“The Third Space” (photo/video) Cortex Gallery , Bordeaux, France (In collaboration with Luisa Fosco)

“Instability” (installation) European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

“minimal eternity” (scuptures) Sattellit Gallery , Berlin, Curator: Ulrike Gabriel

“Lightmann” (photo series) Idealist Art catalogue Berlin Curator: Bimal Saha

“Erfahrraum 1” /  “Erfahrraum 2” (Installation) Solo exibition, System Gallery , Berlin

Suspended Reality“ (Installation) with the artist Anaisa Franco, in Museum of Image and Sound , São Paulo

Education

2012/13 École des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, France
2010/12 Academy of Arts in Offenbach am Main, Germany
2006/08 Escola da Cidade , São Paulo, Brazil
2004/05  Vancouver Film School, Canada

for more information: gianspina@gmail.com