SARA BENAGLIA
Living and working in in Bergamo, Italy.

I am an artist with a practice based on the critic of the ideo-logics in visual disciplines.
I am a writer of essays and interviews with a focus on the relation between art and politics. I write for ATPdiary, Doppiozero and Art&Dossier.
I run the no-profit space BACO_BaseArteContemporaneaOdierna together with Mauro Zanchi since 2016.

I completed my training with an MA in Art Praxis at the DAI Roaming Academy. The thesis I wrote, The Mobility of the Matrix, was written with the mentorship of Ana Teixeira Pinto.

 

EDUCATION

2018-20 MA Art Praxis, DAI Roaming Academy – ArtEZ University, Arnhem
2010-12 BA+2, Pittura, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano
Visiting student, Academia de Bellas Artes, ULL, Tenerife
2007-09 Theory and technics of contemporary art, Accademia di belle arti G. Carrara, Bergamo
2003-05 Economics of Markets and Financial Intermediaries, Bocconi University, Milan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Something went wrong, Il Crepaccio Instagram show. Curated by Caroline Corbetta
2019 Pink Rust, CCA Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. Curated by Nobuo Nakamura
2015 Il Bagno di Diana, Cripta della chiesa di S. Michele al Pozzo Bianco, Bergamo. Curated by Mauro Zanchi
2014 Reverse running, BACO, Bergamo. Curated by Stefano Raimondi and Mauro Zanchi
2012 Barbara, Galeria Espacio F, Madrid. Curated by Intercambiador

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 Open Studio, Accademia Reale di Spagna, Roma. Curated by Leire Vergara
The Families of Man, Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta. Curated by Elio Grazioli e Walter Guadagnini
2020 Aeroponic Acts: Bend it! , Radio Kootwijk, Apeldoorn. Can an ideology be detached from its predecessor? Answered by Flavia Dzodan, Adam Szymszyk, Amal Alhaag
2019 The Green Wave (performance lecture), Silent Green, Berlin
2018 Human Capital (performance lecture), Arnhem
2016 Fine con fine, Fondazione Merz, Torino. Curated by Stefano Riba
Open Studio, PROGR, Bern
2015 Mayo 2015, La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires
Art@Tell, HSG, St. Gallen
iennale di Monza, Palazzo dell’Arengario, Monza. Invited by Elio Grazioli
2014 BG3, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna e Museo di Rimini. Curated by Renato Barilli, Guido Bartorelli and Guido Molinari
Uno Sguardo Italiano, Daegu Photo Biennal, Daegu. Invited by Elio Grazioli
Open Studio, Ogura Gallery, CCA Kitakyushu. Curated by Akiko Miyake
2013 SO FAR, Ogura Gallery, CCA Kitakyushu
Ogni cosa a suo tempo, BACO, Bergamo. Curated by Stefano Raimondi and Mauro Zanchi
MOLT! Speculative identities, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
Portas Abiertas, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida
Talouselämä / Financial times, Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi
Open Studio, V.I.R., Milano
NEW ENTRY > Archivio Video [VIDEOZERO 2012] Careof DOCVA, Milano
2012 PROYECTOR20 International video art festival, 14-23 Dec, Madrid-Coimbra. Curated by Mario Gutierrez Cruz
Ti Racconto. Curated by Giulia Viceconte and Cecilia Guida Arthub + UnDo e CRAC, Cremona
Agenti Autonomi e Sistemi Multiagente. Curated by Xing, Museo della Storia di Bologna
Videoart Yearbook 2012, Chiostro di santa Cristina Bologna, Arte Boccanera Contemporanea, Trento
Your LAST work, Casa Bianca, Zola Pedrosa, Bologna. Curated by Darth
2011 Officine dell’Arte, Careof-ViaFarini. Curated by Chiara Agnello, Careof, Milano
Ikas-art, Bilbao
El Cuarto Oscuro. A cura di Emilio Ramal, TEA, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2010 Arte Laguna, Tese di San Cristoforo, Venezia
Young European and Mediterrean Artist Biennal, Bari
Postumi, TICA– Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Albania. Curated by Stefano Romano
2009 Alberi d’artista, GAMeC, Bergamo

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2014 MOVIN’UP, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and GAI Giovani Artisti Italiani
2013 CCA Kitakyushu Scholarship by CCA Kitakyushu Committee
2012 Artist Research Scholarship, Brera Academy, Milano
2011 EU Erasmus ULL University

RESIDENCIES

2016 PROGR, Bern
2015 Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte
2014 CCA Kitakyushu
2013 V.I.R. Via Farini In Residence, Milano
Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi
ACSA2, Autocenter, Berlin
2012 Accademie Eventuali, Fondazione Furla, Bologna

PUBBLICAZIONI

2021 Gigliola Foschi, Telepatia: Arte o solo fantascienza, Doppiozero, Milano
2020 VISIONI. Conversazione con MAuro Zanchi, ATPdiary
2016 C41 Magazine n°2
2015 Silvia Ferrari Lilienau, Sara Benaglia in mostra, Pizza Digitale
Ginevra Bria, Sara Benaglia e il nuoto sincronizzato sugli autobus di Bergamo, Artribune
Mauro Zanchi, Casting the Circle, Fortino Editions, Miami
2014 Elio Grazioli, Casting the Circle, Doppiozero, Milano
Elio Grazioli, Daegu Photo Biennal, Daegu. Catalogo della mostra.
Stefano Raimondi, Mauro Zanchi, Ogni cosa a suo tempo, Mousse Publishing, Milano. Catalogo della mostra.
Research Program CCA Kitakyushu
2013 Simone Frangi, Ultime da Viafarini DOCVA, Artribune, Nov 2013
Elena Bordignon, 6 artisti in Via Farini. Open Studio, Art*Texts*Pics
2012 Officine dell’Arte, Chiara Agnello e Milovan Farronato, Silvana Editoriale, Milano. Catalogo della mostra

PUBLIC PANELS

2021 L’ex museo coloniale di Roma, Accademia di Spagna, Roma (upcoming)
Metafotografia, Spazi Fotografici. Con Mauro Zanchi, Carlo Sala e alcuni autori di Metafotografia
2020 Lecture, LABA, Brescia [invited by Francesca Lazzarini]
Metafotografia, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma
2019 Lecture Metafotografia, with Mauro Zanchi, Accademia di Belle Arti G.Carrara [invited by Claudio Musso]
2018 Lecture L’Africa in giardino, with Mauro Zanchi, MACRO, Roma
2017 The Book is on the Screen, SPRINT, Milano. Curated by Valeria Raho
2016 Contribution for I Femminismi e i Postumanismi Via Farini, Milano. With Mauro Zanchi, Simone Frangi and Vittoria Broggini
2015 Casting the Circle, Artissima Fair, Torino. With Elio Grazioli e Mauro Zanchi
2012 Effetto Venturi, Peep-Hole, Spazio Oberdan, Milano. Invited by Eva Marisaldi
Barbara, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

WORKING EXPERIENCES

2014 Assistant of Joan Jonas for the preparation of the exhibition It blew right in my ear like the wind, CCA Kitakyushu
2012 Assistant of Chiara Fumai for the preparation of The Moral Exhibition House, dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel