Mimmo Catania portrait
Nationality Italian
Born b. 1955

Mimmo Catania

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Berlin-based, Italian-born artist Mimmo Catania has been enjoying success on the international stage for for over forty years. His work, lauded for its deeply cinematic air combining Hitchcockian intrigue with a dangerously luscious palette, has been featured a most impressive four times at the Venice Biennale and dozens of international exhibitions, including at Galerie Yvonne Lambert, Art Omi in New York, and multiple Institutes of Italian Culture around the world. Among his accolades are grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Interior Shot
    Dispari & Dispari Project, Berlin, Germany

    2019
    Interior Shot
    Dispari & Dispari Project, Berlin, Germany

    Traces of Absence
    Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy

    2018
    Idyllic Landscape
    Corner Window Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

    2017
    Odd One Out
    Artloft, Berlin, Germany

    2016
    Overturn
    Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea Montevergini, Siracusa, Italy

    2015
    Storm
    TAM, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, US-Canda

    Shutter-Schütter
    Irena Kos Arte Contemporanea, Pietrasanta, Italy

    2013
    Mimmo Catania
    Casa del Arte, Zürich, Switzerland

    2011
    The Perfect Fake
    Epicentro Art, Berlin, Germany

    2010
    Out of Order
    Unit One Gallery, Beijing, China

    2009
    Expected News
    Galerija Charlama, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Shouting all life long
    Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Cologne, Germany

    Catcher in the Act
    Tallina Kunstihoone/City Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

    2008
    The Corner
    The Pickled Art Centre, Beijing, China

    The Enchanting Forest (Chuanbei Park)
    Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

    2007
    Set on Wet
    Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

    2005
    Spectator
    Mietart Galerie, Berlin, Germany

    2004
    Three paintings
    Mietart Galerie, Berlin, Germany

    2003
    Selected works
    Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia

    Zeitgeist, Works 1998-2002
    Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre-Venice, Italy

    1999
    Mimmo Catania
    Casa di Goethe Museum, Rome, Italy

    1997
    Window
    Artists’ Space, Berlin, Germany

    1996
    Night Day Light
    Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

    Labyrinth
    Ephrat Gallery (with Abraham Eilat), Tel Aviv, Israel

    1995
    Mind the Step
    Dziekanka Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

    Selected drawings
    Scuola Grande S. Giovanni Evangelista, Venice, Italy

    1994
    Notes & Notices
    Wschodnia Gallery, Lodz, Poland

    1993
    Notes
    Konzept Museum Galerie, Berlin, Germany

    1990
    Reflessioni
    Galerie Loulou Lasard, Berlin, Germany

    1988
    Zwei Jahre später
    Galerie IX, Berlin, Germany

    1987
    La strategia dei Gemelli, with R. Dreher
    Planet Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

    1986
    La Fedelta del Camaleonte
    Galerie Kunst-Raum, Hagen, Germany

    The Wind
    Galerie IX, Berlin, Germany

    1985
    La bestia del sonno
    Schaufenstergalerie, Berlin, Germany

    Avvisi in Bakeka
    Eiszeit Kino, Berlin, Germany

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

    2019
    Alptraum
    La Estacion Gallery, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Bridges and Walls, Walls and Bridges
    AC Institute, New York, NY

    +1
    Safe Gallery, Berlin, Germany

    Alptraum
    Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ

    2018
    Art Noah
    Kunsthalle Feldbach, Feldbach, Austria

    Biennale
    Gallery for Contemporary Art Charlama, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Eos
    Spazio Mazzone, Vittoria, Canada

    Art Protects
    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

    2017
    The Vitesse Collection
    RAE FARM, Lentzke/Fehrbellin, Germany

    The Research Pavillion, in the context of the 57.
    Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

    Los Angeles
    Serrone della Villa Reale, Monza, Canada

    2016
    Alptraum
    RAE art space, Berlin, Germany

    Art Protects

    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

    Creators
    Gallery for Contemporary Art Charlama, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Murder, she said
    Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, New York, NY

    2015
    Alptraum
    Salon de Lirio, Velim, Salcete, India

    Bring the Darling
    Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, Germany

    Jungle of Sculptures
    Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

    Nightmare
    Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, CA

    Alptraum
    Visual Arts Centre – McClure Gallery, Montreal, CA

    Works in White
    Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany

    KIK Five
    Kino Internationale Kunst, Berlin, Germany

    2014
    Clashart
    Thossprojekte at SchimidtMarc Gallery, Berlin, Germany

    In eager anticipation of a house search
    Hotes International Fine Art, Berlin, Germany

    Synthesis, Suomesta
    Gallery for Finnish Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

    Let’s fix it
    Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Art Protects
    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

    2013
    Sleep is different
    Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, Germany

    Herzflattern, Junge Kunst der 1990
    Abgeordnetenhaus, Berlin, Germany

    Personal StructuresPalazzo Bembo, Collateral Events, 55
    Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

    Pieces
    Kwadrat Galerie, Berlin, Germany

    Let us snow
    Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, Germany

    2012
    Papierfile on tour
    Kunstraum Tosterglope, Tosterglope, Germany

    Agency of Unrealized Projects at daadgalerie
    daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

    Fragmente
    Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

    2011
    Shadows of the Bright
    Showroom Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany

    Mapping Exhibition
    ArtLife Gallery, Venice, Italy

    Die Leistungsschau
    Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz, Berlin, Germany

    Artexchange 4
    Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Rovinj, Croatia

    Agency of Unrealized Projects
    Kopfbau Building (Art Basel), Basel, Switzerland

    2010
    From the Edge
    ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY

    Papierfile on tour
    Edvard Munch Haus, Warnemünde, Germany

    ARTEXCHANGE 3, Istrian Art Fair, Multimedia Centre (MMC) Rovinj
    Museum of Contemporary Arts of Istria, Pula, Croatia

    2009
    Art swap at East Festival 2009
    August Art Gallery, London, UK

    Culture Kiosk
    ScalaMata Gallery, Venice, Italy

    Dependtendency
    Isola della Certosa, Venice, Italy

    Passing through
    Galerie Kunstpunkt, Berlin, Germany

    Art Protects
    Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

    Wielkie Serce
    Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracow, Poland

    Sub-Documenta
    Galerija Charlama, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    2008
    The door was open
    Galerija Charlama, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Paperfile #2
    Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, Germany

    Backstop
    Erzeugmarkt, Berlin, Germany

    Intrude 366 Art&Life
    Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

    2007
    Tautologija i utjeha
    Radobolja Colony, Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    2006
    Homo grandis natu
    Exhibition Hall of Russian State University, Moscow, Russia

    2005
    The Eye of the I
    Outdoor projection at Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany

    Poles apart/Poles together
    51 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

    2004
    Inaugural Show
    Mietart Galerie, Berlin, Germany

    The 8th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
    Grand Halle de la Villette, Paris, France

    Impermanence
    Scuola Grande S. Giovanni Evangelista, Venice, Italy

    MUF, Malogradanske Umjetnosti Frakcija
    Galerija Tautologija, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    2003
    Vergine d’oliva
    Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari, Bari, Italy

    Wandering Library
    Venice Jewish Museum, Venice, Italy

    Banners III
    Regional Arts Center, Lubbock, TX

    2002
    Reactions
    Exit Art, New York, NY

    Post-Visa

    Tecla Galerie, Berlin, Germany

    Markers 2
    Kassel and Edinburgh Theater Festival, Edinburgh, Germany

    2001
    Art for Peace
    Eye-Five Gallery, Los Angeles and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Jaffa, Israel

    Sarajevo Depot Cafe
    CDA Mladost, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    La Casa dell’Angelo

    Cantieri alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy

    Markers, (Tableau der Menschheit)
    49th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

    Re-Duchamp
    7th Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul, Turkey

    Milestones
    Milton J. Weill Gallery, New York, NY

    2000
    Save the Building
    International Artists’ Museum, New York, NY

    Spazi di Pace

    Palazzo Consoli, Gubbio, Italy

    1999
    Centre Cultural De la Villa, Madrid, Spain

    Zwei aus Fünfundzwanzig

    Druckwerkstatt in Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

    1998
    Berlin-Bialystok
    Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland

    Aggregatzustand
    Umspannwerk, Berlin, Germany

    Artists Messengers of Peace
    Museo De Arte Contemporanea Neo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

    1997
    Golden Seed
    Mount Abu, Mount Abu, India

    Und noch ist das Schiff nicht in Sicht
    GAK, Bremen, Germany

    1996
    Ways of Seeing
    Mudgee, Australia

    Die Grundsteinkiste
    Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn and Goethe Institut, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Artists Messengers of Peace
    Ha’aretz Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Art-Focus ’96
    , Contemporary Art in Israel
    Ephrat Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Fort of Art
    St. Benedict’s Fort, Cracow, Poland

    1995
    Co-Existence
    Mitzpe-Ramon-Negev Desert, Israel

    Art/Omi
    International Arts Center, New York

    1994
    Medium Bild
    Galerie T & A, Berlin, Germany

    5. Maisalon-Art in Berlin
    Neues Kunstquartier, Berlin and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Bonn, Germany

    Schattensprung
    Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

    Site-Ations
    The Artists’ Museum Project, Mowlems Factory, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    1993
    Privat, Kunst-Werke
    Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

    Construction in Process IV

    Artists’ Museum, Lodz, Poland

    Werkschau 1

    Neues Kunstquartier, Berlin, Germany

    1992
    Projekt 37 Räume
    Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

    1988
    Ubi minor ubi maior
    Galleria Arco di Rab, Rome, Italy

    Le Stanze della Pittura
    Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Marsala, Italy

    1987
    Il Fare dell’Arte
    Rocca Bernarda, Udine, Italy

    Pittura

    Galleria Arco di Rab, Rome, Italy

    1986
    Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    1985
    Muziek Installaties
    Museum Waterland, Purmarend, Netherlands

    1984
    Microcosmo-Macrocosmo, Palazzo Ducale
    Urbino, Galleria San Fedele, Milan, Italy

    1983
    Expo 83
    Fiera del Levante, Bari, Italy

    1982
    Il Golpe del Pianerottolo
    Galleria Comunale Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

    1981
    Anteprima 81
    Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy

    1980
    Indipendenze
    Galleria il Canale, Venice, Italy

  • 1984
    Accademia di Belle Arti, Urbino, Italy
    Painting

  • Francis Greenburger Collection, New York, NY

    DaimlerChrysler Casa di Goethe, Rome, Italy

    Museum Bagheria, Bagheria, India

    Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

    Künstlerförderung des Landes,  Berlin, Germany

    Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles, CA

    Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Colonia, Uruguay

    Tallinn City Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

    Galleria Civica Arte Contemporanea, Marsala, Italy

    Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2016
    Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, New York, NY

    2012
    Katalogförderung, Senate of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    2008
    Studio at Pickled Art Centre, Beijing, China

    2007
    Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, New York, for residency at Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

    2006
    Residency at the House Radobolja Colony, Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    2005
    Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, New York, NY

    1999
    Daimler-Chrysler grant, Casa di Goethe, Rome, Italy

    1996
    Grant, KULTURfonds Foundation, Berlin, for a residency in Haifa, Israel

    1995
    Grant, Art Omi International Artists’ Residency Program, New York, NY