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Giovanni Morbin

Giovanni Morbin was born in Valdagno (VI) on 09/08 / '56, he lives and works in Cornedo Vicentino (VI), Italy. In 1982 he graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice after following the course of painting in the workshop of Emilio Vedova.
He's currently teaching Performing Techniques for Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Verona.
Since 1978, his research is related to behaviors and performance, hes ideal medium to express ideas.
Parallel to the behavioral work, he is interested in the construction of functional objects to the everyday action and gives them the value of tools (Strumento a Perdifiato, Scultura Sociale, DNA, l'Angolo del saluto, Prêt-a-porter, Fioriera, ecc.).
In November 1995 he founded SUPERFICIE TOTALE, a container of his action. From that moment his performances are called hybridizactions. This is hybrid actions characterized from time to time by animal partners, vegetable, mineral, artificial.
The work of Giovanni Morbin is present in numerous private and public collections in Italy and abroad.
Among the public collections should be noted: MART, Rovereto (TN); MMSU, Rijeka (CRO); MAGA, Gallarate (VA); Museo di Villa Croce, Genova; Metelkova, Lubiana (SLO); Loiano (BO); Stazione Topolò | Postaja Topolove (UD); Museo Casabianca di Malo (VI); Museo del "Premio Suzzara" (MN).

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES

1979
7 March - Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Mitomacchina da desiDorian, (performance) with the contribution of R. Totaro.
8 Jun - Campo della Salute, Venezia, Confronto t-fra due ingranaggi; praticamente il contatto con la 'salute'... in direzione di..., (performance).

1980
2 February - Cornedo Vic. (studio dell'artista), Paralisitemporale per Dueorediatrofie verticali, (performance).

1981
February - Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (aula E. Vedova), Io sguardo, (performance).
13 May - Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (aula E. Vedova), Tra-vestimento, (performance);
Jun - Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Dagli Appennini alle Onde, (performance, travel diary).

1982
17 December - Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (E. Vedova's painting workshop), L'incarnato, (performance).
7 December - Montecchio M. (VI), IMMAGINAZIONE, Dissociato ma non pentito. Per un'anestesia di tipo totale, (action-text).

1983
Cornedo (VI), Mappamondo e altri oggetti. La modella atomizzata.

1984
8 / 21 May - Cornedo (VI), Dopo aver parlato a lungo da solo, finalmente ho deciso di ascoltarmi, (performance).
Cornedo (VI), design and construction of a Macchina per parlare da soli.
1984 / 85 - Cornedo (VI), Guanti, (performance/work in progress).

1985
1985 / 86 - Cornedo (VI), artist's studio and Monte Nudo, Progetto per le costruzione di una strada.
From April - Cornedo (VI), Il giro del Mondo con partenza da fermo: movimento con passo falso, work in progress (incomplete).
Pensagramma (photographic action).

1987
April - Montecchio M. (VI) > Firenze (Vivita Gallery), MOSTRA! Mauro Roncolato mostra Duchamp a Orbin Giovanni, (performance).
November – Thiene (VI), home action (Christine Wagner): I Quattro Elementi.

1993
12 / 13 October 1993 - Montecchio M., Ottomat, FORME DI COMPORTAMENTO (FORMS OF BEHAVIOURS). Non morirò mai interamente, (performance) e La mia prima mostra..., (performance).

1994
26 October / 5 November - Galleria Skuc di Lubiana: documentary exhibition of OTTOMAT.
8 May - ETICA ESPRESSIVA UNIVERSALE (EEU) - statement published by Corriere della Sera P. Cazzavillan e D. Balestro.

1995
4 / 14 April - Skuc Gallery, Lubiana (SLO): Strumento a Perdifiato.

As SUPERFICIE TOTALE

1995
23 November - Sestava (Bivsi Zapori), Lubiana (SLO) : Free-Dom – hybridisaction 0.

1996
31 March / 30 April - Verona, Associazione Interzona: Strumento a Perdifiato e Concerto a Perdifiato.
10 April - Valdagno (Vi), Liceo Artistico Stat. "U. Boccioni": Strumento a Perdifiato.
8 December - Schio, Palazzo Asilo "A. Rossi", in collaboration with l'Associazione Culturale "Nella Stanza", (8/9 October), Concerto a Perdifiato.

1997
13 February - Verona, Liceo Ginnasio Stat. "S. Maffei": Concerto a Perdifiato.
13 Jun - Sestava (Bivsi Zapori), Lubiana (SLO), European Month of Culture, Bodybuilding - hybridisaction 1.
26 October - Cornedo Vicentino, Body - hybridisaction 2.

1998
February - Montecchio M. (VI), video-performance Concerto per Chiari e Calore.
13 May - Villa Katarina, Lubiana (SLO), Body - hybridisaction 2.
1 / 20 Jun - Breganze (VI), Strumento a Perdifiato and Concerto a Perdifiato.
4 July - Topolò (UD), Stazione di Topolò, Body - hybridisaction 2.
8 / 20 August - Znojile (SLO), Transverzala Utrinkov, Un campo dove crescono anche le ortiche - hybridisaction 3.
20 August / 7 September - Saarbrucken (GER), O.T. Produzentengalerie, Strumento a Perdifiato, Concerto a Perdifiato and meeting with the public.

1999
15 / 30 May - Fortezza di Osoppo (UD), "Macchina di pace", Intervento a cuore aperto - hybridisaction 4.
July - Topolò (UD), Stazione di Topolò: Strumento a Perdifiato and Concerto a Perdifiato.
31 October / 13 November - Verona, Circolo Malacarne, Intervento a cuore aperto - hybridisaction 4, Body (video installation).
27 November - Sitran (BL), Strumento a Perdifiato, (installed in two different places of the city), Concerto a Perdifiato.

2000
16 / 18 March - Vicenza, "Videopolis 2000" - La rappresentazione dello spazio urbano, Strumento a Perdifiato.
17 / 27 Jun - Sommacampagna (VR), Villa Venier: Bamboo-bamboo-bamboo, (installation).

2001
2 / 30 Jun - Verona, Colpo di fulmine, space for contemporary art: Retrospettiva, (performance/installation).
1° December / 03 January 2002 - Amsterdam (HOL), The Art Connection, I am someone else, (performance) + Bodybuilding - hybridisaction 1.

2002
4 / 23 August - Amsterdam (HOL), The Art Connection, Strumento a Perdifiato, (installation).
20 / 26 September - Malo (VI), Casabianca Museum: Non sto più nella pelle e Body - hybridisaction 2).
20 December / 15 February 2003 - Malo (VI), Museo Casabianca, Segni cortesi per Meneghello, Impronta.

2003
29 March / 12 April - Cornedo (VI), Berti's Hardware, Scultura sociale, curated by Simone Menegoi.
10 April / 3 May - Studio Leonardi V-idea, Non sto più nella pelle. Museo d'Arte Moderna di Villa Croce, GE, Strumento a Perdifiato.
6 / 27 May - Milano, O' artoteca, N/E, curated by Simone Menegoi.
21 Jun / 3 August – S. Martino (VR), villa Radisi, Stanze vuote, curated by Corrado Bosi and Andrea Masotto.

2004
19 / 29 August - Malo (VI), Villa Clementi, Bodybuilding - hybridisaction 1.
8 October / 1° November - Vicenza, Spazio Albanese, LA CAFFETTIERA DEL MASOCHISTA ovvero de "Gli oggetti impossibili, Scultura Sociale (applicazione), curated by Cristiano Seganfredo.

2005
18 / 31 March - Ravenna, NINAPI' Gallery, Spacewalk - hybridisaction 5.
18 November / 21 January 2006 - Verona, Arte & Ricambi Gallery, I've got you under my skin.

2006
5 / 22 December - O'artoteca, Milano, OPEN/CLOSE, curated by Simone Menegoi.

2007
11 July / 28 September - Untitled, Artericambi Gallery, Verona.
7 October / 4 November - Strade Bluarte SP65, curated by Chiara Pilati, Bologna, Pianoro, Loiano, Monghidoro.
14 December / 20 January 2008 - Abbiamo fatto bene ad uscire, SPAC Buttrio (UD), curated by Paolo Toffolutti.

2008
22 November / 24 January 2009 - Verona, galleria Artericambi, Ricomposizione, curated by L. Bruni.

2009
May - Valdagno (VI), Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, D'io, i volti, curated by Salvatore Fazia.
16 May / 14 Jun - Vicenza, AB23, Welcome home, curated by Stefania Portinari.
16 Jun / 15 September - Milano, Viafarini, Bodybuilding - hybridisaction 1, selected by S. Menegoi, and curated by Milovan Farronato.
September - Art Forum Berlin (GER) Rob (performance), duration 10h.
November - Torino, Artissima, Rob Performance, duration 10h.
19 December / 15 January 2010 - Ljubljana (SLO), Gregor Podnar Gallery, Dolls.

2010
5 February - Roma, Istituto Svizzero, Me (performance), curated by C. Pietriusti and M. R. Sossai.
6 / 30 March - Varese, Ermanno Cristini's Studio, L'ospite e l'intruso, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni.
11 / 19 September - Verona, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, What's the Matter.
15 September / 30 October - Mestna Galerija, Lubiana (SLO), Word for Word, Without Word.
24 September - Genova, Museo di Villa Croce, Roaming "Off Cells: practices of no vision", curated by Alessandro Castiglioni.
29 October - Verona, Artericambi Gallery, Me (performance).
5 November - Torino, e/static Gallery, Lid (performance), curated by Progetto Diogene.
12 November - 8 January - Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlino (GER), Cimento dell'armonia e dell'invenzione: or, The Drawing Machines, curated by Simone Menegoi.

2011
21 February - Milano, Artoteca, Me (performance).
20 / 27 May - Assab One, Milano, Scattering, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni.
17 September / 16 October - Sass Muss, Sospirolo (BL), Dolomiti contemporanee. Contrection curated by Daniele Capra.
18 September / 23 October - Casamatta-47° Premio Suzzara, La quarta settimana, curated by Emma Zanella and Alessandro Castiglioni.
23 September / 16 October - Valeggio sul Mincio (VR), Nel frattempo / Meanwhile, curated by Lucio Pozzi.
24 September - MAGA, Gallarate (VA), Attacco bottone con tutti - hybridisaction 6, curated by Vittoria Broggini.
24 September / 8 January 2012 - Palazzo Forti (VR), The Gentlmen of Verona, curated by Andrea Bruciati.
8 October / 13 November - MAGA, Gallarate (VA), When the impossible happens, curated by Vittoria Broggini.

2012
26 May / 31 August - Forte Marghera, Mestre (VE), Future, Landscape. A changing exhibition 1 e 2, Conversazione con Germano Olivotto – hybridisaction 7, curated by Riccardo Caldura.
13 October - Sorte (VR), Morbin, , hybridisaction 8, in collaboration with l'Associazione Fuoriscala and under the patronage of MART.
20 October - P.zza S. Toscana, (VR), La quarta settimana, Artericambi in collaboration with Scudo Gallery (VR).
30 November - Udine, La quarta settimana, curated by Neo cultural Association.

2013
9 March - Villa Croce Museum, Genova, GGGGGGGGenova.
April / May - Varese, Studio Ermanno Cristini, Proposta per una mostra ragionata. Samuele Menin, Giovanni Morbin, curated by Rossella Moratto amd Lidia Sanvito.
30 Jun - Dro (TN), Centrale di Fies, Live Works_Performance art award, Blu oltremare – hybridisaction 9.
5 October - Verona, ArtVerona, Giornata Nazionale del Contemporaneo, AMACI, domestic space via XX Settembre 33, Scultura Sociale (installation).
19 January / 8 March 2014 – Firenze, Museo Marino Marini, Le statue calde. Scultura, corpo, azione 1945-2013, curated by Simone Menegoi.

2014
2 February - Maggia, Locarno (CH), Fabbrica Rosa, ex Archivio Szeemann, "Roaming. Riposizionamenti", ...after Szeemann (performance), curated by Alessandro Castiglioni.
29 / 30 March - Genova, Museo D'arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Rolli Days. Strade e palazzi da vivere, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Francesca Serrati.
26 April / 8 Jun - Valdagno (VI), Non potendomi arrampicare sulle nuvole, presi per le colline, curated by Eva Fabbris.
14 May - Roma, MACRO, Se il dubbio nello spazio è dello spazio, curated by Nemanja Cvijanovic and Maria Adele Del Vecchio.
21 September - Italy-Switzerland state border, Gondo (I/CH), Il confine ortogonale è al transito - hybridisaction 10 (performance), curated by Simone Frangi.
14 Jun - Torino, Galleria Blank, Killing Floor II, Mi arrendo ,curated by Carlo Fossati
7/9 November - Torino, Artissima-Per4m, Strappi alla regola (performance), curated by Tobi Maier, Simone Menegoi, Natalia Sielewcz.
5 December - MMSU, Rijeka (HR), Something Else, curated by Slaven Tolj and Daniele Capra.

2015
13 January / 18 February - Milano, Careof, The Wall, curated by Stanislaw Ruksza.
6 February / 6 March - Milano, VIAFARINI, Il confine è ortogonale al transito curated by Simone Frangi.
5 May / 11 Jun - MMSU, Rijeka (CRO), Signali nad gradom, curated by Slaven Tolj.
25 Jun - Galerja SIZ, Rijeka (CRO), Me (performance), curated by Nemanja Cvijanovic.
24 September / 17 October - Kulturni Centar Beograda,
Galerija Podroom, Belgrado (SRB), Samoupravna interesna zajednica u Kulturnom centru Beograda, Me (performance), curated by Nemanja Cvijanovic.
9 October / 10 November – Museo Miniscalchi Erizzi, Verona, La sottile Linea del tempo curated by Marinella Paderni.

2016
5 February - Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich (CH), aD ada – hybridisaction 11 curated by Adrian Notz and Una Szeemann.
11 March / 10 April - Bacva Gallery of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists, Zagreb, (HR), The Society of Spectacle curated by Josip Zanki.
27 May / 27 November 2016 - 15th International Architecture Exhibition - Venice Biennale, Croatian Pavilion, Reporting from the Front
25 Jun / 16 October – Siena, Che il Vero possa confutare il Falso, AGIVERONA Collection, curated by L. Fassi e A. Salvadori.
29 Jun / 3 July 2016 – Vienna, Galerie Michaela Stock, Masculine Icons, DOPUST Vienna | DAYS OF OPEN PERFORMANCE VIENNA, Weigh a moment (performance).
21 / 23 July – Alta Val Pellice (TO), La collera delle lumache, e/static curated by Carlo Fossati.
12 October 2016 / 8 January 2017 – Roma, 16ª Quadriennale d'arte, Orestiade italiana curated by Simone Frangi.
19 November / 21 January 2017 –Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna (AUT), Luminous perceptions.
2017
25 March / 7 May 2017 - Vicenza, Palladian Basilica, FLOW. Arte contemporanea italiana e cinese in dialogo, curated by Peng Feng and Maria Yvonne Pugliese.
12 August 2017 – Omiš (CRO), Open Air Festival, La ricaduta dell'Impero Romano (performance).
10-30 September 2017 - Lucca, Prometeogallery, San Matteo's Church, Watch the line while crossing, curated by Alessandro Romanini.
10 September / 7 October - Archive in Words – Vienna (A), Galerie Michaela Stock, Limited Artist Books.
20 September / 4 November 2017 – Milano, Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani Privazione, with a text by Simone Frangi.
14 / 22 October 2017 – Vicenza, Parco S. Felice, Insoliti accostamenti d'Arte. Venti artisti Unici duettano con venti artisti Tipici, curated by Giorgio Fabbris.

2018
10-31 May 2018 - Torino, blank, "Vandalismi", presentazione del video Rock and Roll, curated by Carlo Fossati.
13 May / 24 Jun 2018 - Busto Arsizio, Fondazione Bandera per L'Arte, Prière de toucher 6, curated by Ermanno Cristini.
7 / 28 July 2018– Centrale Fies (TN), Giovanni Morbin, anthologic exhibition curated by Denis Isaia.
27 October 2018 / 10 February 2019 – Treviso, Sala Ipogea Museo S. Caterina, Casa Robegan, Ca' dei Ricchi, RE.USE Scarti, oggetti ed ecologia nell'arte contemporanea, curated by Valerio Dehò.

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