Olivo Barbieri

b. 1954

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Born in 1954, Olivo Barbieri lives and works in Modena, Italy. Barbieri is at the forefront of contemporary international filmmaking and photography.

He has participated in four Venice Biennales (1993, 1995, 1997 and 2011), and his works have been exhibited at prestigious institutions internationally including: the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art; and the International Center of Photography, New York. He has also participated in the Prague Biennial (2009), the Seville Biennial (2006), and the Venice Biennial (2013), and his first retrospective was held at the Folkwang Museum in Essen in 1996.


2017 Site Specific Roma 04-14 , International Festival of Rome, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy

2016 Adriatic Sea (Staged) Dancing People), Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA

2015 The Armory Show 2015, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA

2014 Alps – Geographies and People, Artevalori in collaboration with Noire Gallery,

2013 Viaggio in Italia, A project by Luigi Ghirri, 55 Venice Biennale, Italian Pavillion

2012, Olivo Barbieri, Ronchini Gallery