GIULIA ANDREANI


GIULIA ANDREANI

Giulia Andreani (b. 1985) repurposes personal memorabilia and archival photographs through painting to address forgotten histories, often through a feminist lens. Recalling the collage of Max Ernst and Hannah Höch, the artist uses watercolour and acrylic to reproduce, alter and combine motifs from these photographs generating new layers of meaning. Working primarily in Payne’s Grey, a blue-grey hue at once warm and cold, Andreani presents figurative work untainted by the artifice and power of painterly colour. The artist also looks to the aesthetics of Italian cinema including Pietro Germi’s tragicomic neorealism, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s hyper-mannerism and Luchino Visconti’s decadent lighting.
 
Themes central to Andreani’s practice include women’s position in society, motherhood, trauma and forgotten figures in political and art history. The artist addresses notions of historical amnesia and unearths buried narratives, specific and universal. She creates a dialogue with the past to render visible those made invisible, prescient stories that can guide us into the future.
 
‘When you see a Giulia Andreani exhibition, it comes back to haunt you for a long while, with memories of faces, gazes, gestures, details, an item of clothing, an attitude, an accessory... Her pictures engage us not only while in their presence, but also long afterwards through memory, in the same way as a sentence from a novel or a scene from a film keep jumping out at us, without our asking them to. [...] Faced with strange scenes, and goaded on by curiosity, the viewer sets out in search of clues that they will not always find. For as they know, enigmas are at play beneath seemingly harmless, unremarkable appearances – battles that may be violent or silent, visible or imperceptible, but always both private and political.’
 
J-M. Gallais, ‘Cave Pictricem (Beware the female artist!)’, in Giulia Andreani, exh. cat., Labanque, Béthune; Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole; Paris: Dilecta, 2019, p. 42

Image: Fillon fillette ou Jeannette, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 200 cm.; 59 x 78 3/4 in. Photo: Charles Duprat

Artist Talk

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1985

Born in Venice, Italy


2008

Graduated at the Fine Arts Academy (Accademia di Belle Arti), Venice


2010

Master in Art History at Sorbonne University, Paris


2017–2018

Residency at Villa Medici, Rome


Lives and works in Paris, France

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), Paris

Centre culturel régional Opderschmelz, Dudelange

Collection de la Ville de Montrouge, Mountrouge

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

FRAC – Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême

MASP, São Paulo

Musée National de l'Histoire de l'Immigration (MNHI), Paris

URDLA, Villeurbanne

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

L’improduttiva
Fondazione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia

2022

Kitchen Knife
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2020

Pétrichor
Galerie Saint-Séverin, Paris

Pigs and Old Lace
Galerie Max Hetzler, London


2019

La cattiva
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole

Art Must Hang
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

Bacia la Sposa / Brucia la Strega
Lab Labanque, Béthune


2018

Correspondances
Villa Médicis, Rome

Intermezzo
VNH Gallery, Paris


2017

Face au temps
Centre d'Art Nei Liicht de Dudelange, Luxembourg


2016

Nous autres
La Conserverie, Metz


2015

Tout geste est renversement
Galerie M. Muller, Paris


2014

Verstern Muto
Lab Labanque Bethune, Richebourg


2013

Centre culturel l'Escale, Levallois

[Non] si passa la frontiera
Galerie Bendana-Pinel, Paris


2012

Journal d'une iconophage
Premier Regard, Paris

I shot him down
Musée National de la Résistance, L’inlassable Galerie, Paris

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere
Giardini, Venice

On Paper
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris


2023

Les Nuits d’Été

Villa Noailles, Hyéres

International Biennial of Saint-Paul de Vence

Saint-Paul de Vence

L’île Intérieure
, curated by Jean-Marie Gallais
Fondation Carmignac, Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères

Chronorama. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century

Palazzo Grassi, Venice

L'ALMANACH 23
Le Consortium, Dijon

De leur temps (7) – Un regard sur les collections privées françaises
FRAC – Grand Large, Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque


2022

Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Manifesto of Fragility
The 16th Lyon Biennale, Lyon

The Drawing Centre Show
Le Consortium, Dijon (catalogue)

Femmes Modèles: Agrégation #7
Musée Saint-Croix de Poitiers, Poitiers

Time and Time Again – Works from the Vermeire-Notebaert Collection
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem


2021

Stretching the Body
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebardengo, Torino

2011–2021 Galerie I'inlassable
Monteverita, Paris (catalogue)

Artistes à la Une Togeth'Her
Monnaie de Paris, Paris

Carta bianca. Una nuova storia – 49 artisti x 49 copertine
Museo Civico Gigi Guadagnucci – Villa La Rinchiostra, Massa


2020

Avec un parfum d'aventure [With a Hint of Adventure]
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon

Real Utopias
Maison R&C, Marseille

Made in France
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

In front of the sea
Passerelle Center for Contemporary Art, Brest

Summer show
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Ciò che vedo. Nuova figurazione in Italia
Galleria Civica di Trento, The Mart, Trento


2019

De leur temps (#6)
Collection Lambert, Avignon

En différé
Musée d'Angoulême, Angoulême

Feminist Histories: Artists After 2000
MASP, São Paulo

NordArt 2019
NordArt, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf

Made in France
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

Décoloniser le corps
Eternal Gallery, Tours

Collection Nina & Jean-Claude Mosconi
Fondation Christian & Yvonne Zervos, La Goulotte, Vézelay

One way or Another
La Box, Bourges

Hommage to Leonardo da Vinci
Château du Rivau, Lémeré


2018

DécalageS
Château d'Oiron, Oiron

White Blood, Blue Night
La Traverse - centre d'art contemporain d'Alfortville, Alfortville

Sans tambour ni trompette
Faux Mouvement, Metz

Portrait de l'artiste en jeune femme
Centre d'art La Halle, Pont-en-Royans

Viva Villa !
Villa Méditerranée, Marseille

Inverted Odysseys
Galerie Béa-Ba, Marseille

Take me (I'm Yours)
Villa Médicis, Rome


2017

White Blood, Blue Night
CAC La Traverse, Alfortville

Sans Tambour ni trompette (Chap.4)
Le Parvis, Tarbes

Double Trouble
CI.Gallery, Paris

3d Frissiras Award of European Painting
Frissiras Museum, Athens

Art is Hope 2017, 100 artists mobilized against AIDS
Various venues, Paris

Kunstschorle
Projektraum Ventilator, Berlin

Tous, des sang mêlés
MAC VAL, Musée Départemental du Val de Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine

Ciao Italia !
Musée national de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, Paris

Les Arques à Meymac
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Meymac

Microsalon #7
L’inlassable Galerie, Paris

Peindre dit-elle #2
Musée des Beaux Arts, Dole


2016

Où poser la tête
Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Ile Maurice

Ouvrages de dames #2
Galerie Valérie Delaunay, Paris

17° Premio Cairo
Palazzo Reale, Milan

Par les lueurs – Cent ans de guerres
FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux

On n'en saura rien
Rencontres d'Art contemporain, Cahors

Les 15 ans de Premier Regard, curaté par Marc Donnadieu et Henri Jobbé-Duval
Bastille Design Center, Paris.

Un si joli village
Les Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques

Dix ans de résidences
Chamalot

W/W
Maison des arts plastiques Rosa Bonheur, Chevilly-Larue

De leur temps #5
Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne

La candeur conquérante
Galerie RDV, Nantes

Micro Salon #6
L'Inlassable Galerie, Paris

Bastion!
Centre d’Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange

Sobre as Águas
Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro


2015

Où poser la tête
FRAC Réunion, Piton Saint-Leu, Réunion Island

Jusqu'à ce que rien n'arrive
Maison des arts, Malakoff

Painting Now
Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan

Art is Hope
Piasa, Paris

Ca ira mieux demain, une proposition de Branded
Galerie ALB, Paris

La ligne rouge
Galerie Maïs Muller, Paris

Peindre, dit-elle
Musée départemental d'art contemporain, Rochechouart

Sans Tambour ni trompette (Chap.2)
L'Artothèque Espaces D'Art Contemporain, Caen

Documents 1929–2015
URDLA, Villeurbanne

Furiosités
Galerie Frédéric Lacroix, Paris

Ma voix
Le Silo U1, Château-Thierry

Miroir ô mon miroir
Pavillon Carré de Baudoin, Paris

Odradek
Les instants chavirés, Montreuil

Le musée passager
Région Ile de France


2014

Bastion!
Artopie, Meisenthal

Sans tambour ni trompette (Chap.1)
La Graineterie, Houilles

Optima mihi in chartis
Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich

Des Lucioles
Galerie Maïa Muller, Paris

Kabinet d'estampes
Le Kabinet, Brussels

Silent Faces
Galerie 22,48m², Paris

Si nous continuons à nous parler le même langage
Chez Treize, Paris


2013

Teken Contemporary drawing
Entrepot fictief, Ghent

Art is Hope
Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Friends & Family
Galerie Eva Hober, Paris

La Belle Peinture #2
Ile Maurice

Young International Painters
Espace Morin, Paris

De leur temps IV
Centre d'art Le Hangar à bananes, Nantes

La Belle Peinture #2
Palais Pisztory, Bratislava

L'Abri
Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris

Microsalon #3
L’inlassable Galerie, Paris

Tracing Coordinates, un projet No title Gallery
Palazzo Malipiero, Venice


2012

By word of mouth
Galerie S/Z, Zurich

Regards
Centre Jeanne Hachette, Ivry-sur-Seine

57e Salon d'art contemporain de Montrouge
Le Beffroi, Montrouge

Ubiquités
Institut d’Études Politiques, Paris

Microsalon #2
L’inlassable Galerie, Paris

Paper Jam #2
Treize, Paris


2011

Zeichenerklärung, Berlin

Hell is hot!
Sam Art Project Foundation, Villa Rafet, Paris

Microsalon #1
L’inlassable Galerie, Paris

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications (Eds.): Giulia Andreani, Berlin, 2022

Dilecta (Ed.): Giulia Andreani, Paris, 2019

Videos


Publications


Giulia Andreani

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2022
With texts by Flavia Frigeri and Erik Verhagen

€ 60.00

Giulia Andreani: Kitchen Knife

Exhibition Poster
2022

€ 20.00

Selected Press


Harper's Bazaar March 2023

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Art Press September 2022

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Connaissance des Arts July – August 2019

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MEDIAPART June 2019

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Boum!Bang! October 2014

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Slash February 2013

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Inferno Magazine February 2013

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Le Monde: Lunettes Rouges June 2012

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