Portioli, Manuel


Artist statement

Åpent atelier søndag 28. april 2019

I go through the world of painting without any preconceived idea, with an open mind and an over-embracing will to experiment. Continuously. Restlessly.
I’m not particularly fond of the notion of style and the concept, mainly related to the commercial department of the art world, of recognizability. I get terrified about the thought of an author bound to be the imitation of himself for a lifetime…but still, if the repetition is genuine and not stupidly market-driven, I’d mostly get amazed. Perseverance is a capital virtue and stubbornness seems to be the other side of the coin, but I make no distinctions, I take the pair as it is. I used to see an artist as an antenna capable of deciphering a variety of signals, turning them into comprehensible images…but after the bless of 10 years of art-making I feel that artists are serial masochist windmill fighters. And there’s something beautiful in it, something not dissimilar from following the perilous path that lead to the fulfillment of a vocation.

Ellerhusens vei 2
5043 Bergen

Telefon: +4745197480
E-postadresse: manuelportioli@gmail.com
Web: https://manuelportioli.jimdo.com/


Born the 17/03/87 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Lives and works in Bergen, Norway. For full cv, please consult: https://manuelportioli.jimdo.com/cv-contacts/
E-mail: manuelportioli@gmail.com web: http://manuelportioli.jimdo.com/ cell: +4745197480 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manuelportioli/
BA at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna in 2010. MA at KHIB, Kunst- og Designhøgskolen i Bergen in 2014. Member of LNM, NBK, and VISP.

Selected group exhibitions:
-'16 In camp electric III, Odeon gallery, Bucharest, Romania
-'15 Pictorial Imagery, Opere Scelte, Torino, Italy
-'15 Sommerutstilling Kunstmuseet i Nord-Trøndelag, Namsos, Norway
-'14 Orientati a guardare le stelle, Arionte Arte contemporanea, Catania, Italy
-'13 Premio Combat, Palazzo Fattori, Livorno, Italy
-'13 Bontelabo, Bontelabo, Bergen, Norway
-'12 Archivitionism, Premiss, curated by Dan Mihaltianu, Bergen, Norway
-'12 Tigri di carta economie artificiali, Chiesa di S.Carlo, Reggio Emilia, Italy
-'12 Antwork 03, Spazio Gerra, Reggio Emilia, Italy
-'10 Biennale di Roncaglia sul Panaro", Modena, Italy
-'09 Premio Casorati, Sala Noble de l’Edifici del Rellotge-Barcellona, Spain
-'09 Arte e scienza, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy
-'09 Giovane Pittura, Officina delle Arti, Reggio Emilia, Italy

-'17 Kulturrådet Diversestipend
-'16 Jakob Weidemann Minnestipend
-'16 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
-'15 Johannes Vinjum stipend 2015

- Grieg Foundation, Os, Norway
- Municipal collection of Steinkjer, Norway
- Otetelisanu Foundation, Bucharest, Romania
- Municipal collection of Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy

Selected solo exhibitions:
-'18 Remix-02, Opere Scelte gallery, Turin, Italy
-'17 Cold Venus, Vedholmen Galleri, Lepsøy, Norway
-'17 Remix, Regimenten, Steinkjer, Norway
-'16 404 days of rain, Høyanger kunstlag, Høyanger, Norway
-'16 God of the high places, Galleri Vinjum, Aurland, Norway
-'15 Act of Faith, Oseana, Os, Norway
-'15 Act of Faith, Paggeriarte, Sassuolo, Italy

Selected curatorial projects:
-'16 Heav·en, Chiesa di San Carlo, Reggio Emilia, Italy
-'14 Cold Current, Chiesa di San Carlo, Spazio Gerra, Officina delle Arti and Mauriziano (Reggio Emilia) - http://cold-current.blogspot.no/
-'13 Migration, Officina delle arti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
-'11 Quadri d'estate, Spazio Gerra, Reggio Emilia, Italy
-'10 Ant Work, Spazio Gerra, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Upcoming shows:

-'18 USF Visnigrommet, Bergen, Norway – solo show
-'18 Cold Current, Opere Scelte (Turin) and Adiacenze gallery (Bologna) – curatorial project
-'18 .transiti, Chiesa di San Carlo, Reggio Emilia Italy – curatorial project
-'18 Solund Kunstlag, Solund, Norway – solo show
-'19 Kunstgarasjen, Bergen, Norway – solo show
-'19 Vedholmen gallery, Lepsøy, Norway – solo show
-'19 Cold Current, Bolzano Kunsthall, Bolzano Italy – curatorial project

Remix-02, Opere Scelte gallery, Turin, Italy 2018
Remix, Regimenten, Steinkjer, Norway 2017
God of the high places, Galleri Vinjum, Aurland, Norway 2016
Studio view 2017