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Biography

FLAVIO SCIOLE’ (1970). Actor, director, performer. Italian-Croatian Stateless Anti-artist, for years now he has contributed to anti-theatrical research (with Teatro Ateo), anti-film experimentation and extreme performances. Mainly devoted to artistic deconstruction of any classical art, he finds his own reason for being in defragmentation and deconstruction acts. Iconoclastic as a vocation, he is not keen on compromise and he makes the art as a request, the ethic art his own raison d’être. About 300 of his videos have been projected-awarded-reported in national and international festivals in Italy and all around the world. Over 1000 viewigs in Italy (Rai Uno, 52a International Art Exposition “La Biennale” of Venice, Macro Roma, Romaeuropa, Marché du Film Cannes) and all over the world (France, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, Finland, Romania, Usa, Lithuania, Macedonia, Argentina, England, Germany, Russia, etc). He has received prizes, retrospectives (Casablanca, Rome, Turin, Berlin, London, New York), writings. Main forms of film-action: anti-cinema, aesthetics, diverted light use, direction, drama, In-camera editing. In Teatro Ateo the action zone is the re-setting-destruction-crumbling of classical drama by acting on two levels: one recitative and one dramaturgical. Anti-drama (and anti-dramaturgy, anti-interpret-Action, anti-direction, anti-scenography, anti-light etc) is the keyword. The main characteristics of the project are the monochromatic research (light, costumes), the vocal deconstruction (the form of “stiff acting” is codified), the work on the icons and on the stiff actor machine. He has partecipated in national and international events and in theatre seasons: Festival Nazionale Dei Teatri Invisibili, Villaggio Teatro, Provocazione Teatro, Teatro Furio Camillo , Rialtosantambrogio (Rome), Linguaggi Festival Nazionale Della performance,Teatro Neoeliseo (Rome), Festival Ubusettete (Rome), Makiné (Rome).
The performance action develops, as in the theatre’s one, the vocal expression and the antibody but, sure enough, the whole is not ‘totally’ predefined but a wide margin is left to the instinct, to the urgency which guides each act. He took part, furthermore, at the Biennale Adriatica Arti Nuove, Futuroma, Interiora Horror Fest, Corpo festival delle arti performative, Ar(t)cevia. His texts on the anti-cinema have been published in different web sites and magazines. Editor of festivals devoted to the experimental cinema (Atri, Pescara, Roma, Teramo) and contemporary art shows .
He took part as a photographer at the 4th and 5th Biennale Internazionale Di Grafica(2006 and 2008, Italy, Spain and China), Comoedia Picta (La Spezia), Artisti Per La Salute(Milan). He has played as a leading actor in dozens of films, including: ‘Farina Stamen’ (the first Iperfilm), ‘Piano Sequenza’ and ‘Scale’. In recent years he has preferred to decline offers which were not artistic or markedly cinematic. In 1993 he published “Natures and Nothing “, a collection of poems and since the 80’s his poems have been published in dozens of anthologies.

Aesthetics which is a fundamental part of the artist’s research, penetrates ethics and in a parallel the two travel through modern man emotions-actions by exploring the dark sides, by drowning in the twists and turns of the mind, in the dark niches of the psyche. The self-inflicted injury, the certain breaks in time, the antibody as an act which prevents, the vocal expression which repeats itself and wonders have an important place between the psychophysical zones explored in the art and life path. The paradigm of the whole path is the stiff acting. The wrinkle, the pseudo-theatrical mistake is not cleared as the rule would indicate but the artist stops there (and becomes anti-artist) and wonders voluntarily, stumbles, reiterates and becomes a mistake, the mistakes and therefore the man, since a perfect man doesn’t exist. By remaining stiff in the body and in the voice the Man remains there and exhibits his own imperfection.

 

Group exhibition

2015 TIME is Love.8 International video art program (curated by Kisito Assangni):

Sakura Works,Yokohama – Japan

Sobering galerie, Paris

National Institute Of Fine Arts, Tetouan, Morocco

Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain -Kalao Panafrican Creations, Bilbao, Spain

A Lab Overhoeksplein, Amsterdam Netherlands

Zeta Art Center & Gallery, Tirana, Albania

Expressive Arts Institute, Roosvelt Road, San Diego, California, USA

2014-2013-2012 Untouchable, The Flying Dutchman, London (UK), (curated by Franko B)

2013 Prize: Jury’s Grand Prix For The Most Original Work at Cinemavvenire Video Festival, Rome

2012 Kairos Interruptus, Vaudeville Park, New York, USA (curated by Brian Zegeer)

2011 Istituto Di Cultura Italiano, New York, USA

2010 Marché du Film del 63° Festival di Cannes, stand Cinecittà Luce

2007 52.Esposizione Internazionale D’Arte La Biennale Di Venezia, D’Arte Eventi collaterali -Joseph Beuys-Difesa della natura The living sculpture. Kassel 1977-Venezia 2007, Spazio Thetis di Venezia (curated by Lucrezia De Domizio Durini)

2006 Festival Du Noveau Cinéma Italien, Centre Culturel Italien, Paris/Studio Théatre De Mountreil, Paris (France)

2003 Telelouvre, Libreria/Galleria Museo Del Louvre, Rome, Italy (curated by Giuseppe Casetti, testo dell’evento Achille Bonito Oliva)

1999 Italian National Tv Rai Uno

 

Solo exhibition

2017 Di Sciolè o Del Teatro Rimosso: vita, antiarte e miracoli intorno a Teatro Ateo’, Accademia di Belle Arti Dell’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy (curated by Marcello Gallucci e Carlo Nannicola)

2017 Retrospective Ceremony For Sciolè Sussidiario Antologico di un Antiartista, Pescara, Italy (100 videos, curated by Silvia Moretta)

2012 Retrospective Italian Artist Flavio Sciolè Anti-Videos) at Portobello Film Festival, London (UK)

2012 Italian Tv Sky

2012 Karne’Vale, New York, USA (curated by Electric Cabbage)

2011 Rooftop Benefit Party, The Mothership, New York, USA (curated by Linea Rossa)

2011 Visioni Acustiche, MACRO Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy (curated by Gianluca Giardi)

2010 Retrospective (7 videos) at Romaeuropa Festival, Teatro Palladium, Rome ( curated by Pierpaolo De Sanctis, Raffaele Meale)

2009 4°Festival International Du Film Court Et Du Documentaire De Casablanca (Morocco), Théatre Mohamed VI di Casablanca (Morocco, 10 video)

2009 Retrospective at Carbunari International Experimental Film Festival, Museum Florean, Baia Mare (Romania)

2008 Sconfinamenti Dalla Buona Pittura Alla Videoart, Museo Nazionale Di Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy

2008 Nuit Des Museés-Videonotte, Museo Cascella, Pescara, Italy

2007 Retrospective at Videofusion1, Galleria Studio.ra, Rome, Italy (curated by Gabriele Perretta)

2007 SKY can.821 Music Box, selected by La Sterpaia of Oliviero Toscani

2005 Retrospective at Portobello Film Festival, London (UK, 38 video) A Night With Italian Artist Flavio Sciole’