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Jacopo Benci is a visual artist who lives and works in Rome. His work encompasses photography, video & film, installation, performance, and has been shown in galleries and museums, and screened in festivals, in Italy, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, The Netherlands, Russia, Thailand, USA. His most recent solo exhibition, Débrayages, was held at Add-Art Gallery, Spoleto, 2015.

He has lectured on contemporary art at The British Academy, London; The Estorick Collection, London; University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Departments of Architecture and Contemporary Art History; University of Palermo. He has been guest tutor/critic at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; Winchester School of Art; and in Rome at Rhode Island School of Design, Cornell, Temple, Iowa State, and John Cabot University.

He contributed footnotes, index, filmography to the Italian edition of the diaries of Andrei Tarkovsky, Martirologio 1970-1986 (2nd edn., Florence: Istituto Internazionale Andrej Tarkovskij, 2015).

He has lectured and published on the works of Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luigi Ghirri.

Jacopo Benci is currently Senior Research Fellow in Modern Studies and Contemporary Visual Culture at the British School at Rome,where he was Assistant Director for Fine Arts from January 1998 to October 2013, coordinating over 60 exhibitions of resident artists and architects at the BSR and other venues in Rome, and elsewhere in Italy. In 2006 he curated the exhibition Responding to Rome. British artists in Rome 1995-2005, Estorick Collection, London.

In 2007 a monograph on his work, Jacopo Benci. Faraway and luminous, was published by The British School at Rome, London.

www.jacopobenci.com

Jacopo Benci è un artista visivo che vive e lavora a Roma. Il suo lavoro comprende fotografia, video, film, installazione, performance; è  stato esposto in gallerie e musei e presentato in festival video, in Italia, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Francia, Germania, Gran Bretagna, Olanda, Stati Uniti, Russia, Thailandia, Ungheria. La sua personale più recente è stata Débrayages, Add-Art Gallery, Spoleto, 2015.

Ha tenuto lezioni e conferenze sull’arte contemporanea  presso The British Academy, Londra; The Estorick Collection, Londra; Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Facoltà di Lettere e Facoltà di Architettura; Università di Palermo. È stato ‘guest tutor/critic’ presso Architectural Association School of Architecture, Londra; Winchester School of Art; e a Roma presso Cornell, Temple, Iowa State, e John Cabot University.

Ha curato la redazione dell’edizione italiana dei diari di Andrej Tarkovskij, Martirologio 1970-1986 (II edizione, Firenze: Istituto Internazionale Andrej Tarkovskij, 2015)

Ha tenuto conferenze e pubblicato saggi sulle opere di Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luigi Ghirri.

Jacopo Benci è attualmente Senior Research Fellow in Modern Studies and Contemporary Visual Culture dell’Accademia Britannica, Roma, dove dal 1998 al 2013 è stato Vicedirettore per le Arti Visive, ruolo in cui ha coordinato oltre 60 mostre di artisti e architetti britannici all’Accademia e in altri spazi espositivi a Roma e in Italia. Nel 2006 ha curato la mostra Responding to Rome. British artists in Rome 1995-2005, Estorick Collection, Londra.

Nel 2007 una monografia sulla sua opera, Jacopo Benci. Faraway and luminous, è stata pubblicata da The British School at Rome, Londra.

www.jacopobenci.com

Jacopo Benci. Faraway and luminous
texts by Anthony Downey, Robert Lumley, Michael Mazière, Peter Nesteruk, Eric Parry, Timothy Saunders, Silke Wagener
London: The British School at Rome, 2007
416 pages, 354 b/w and colour illustrations, hardcover, 17 x 23.5 cm
ISBN 978-0-904152-45-6

Faraway and luminous presents an inclusive visual survey of the work of Jacopo Benci, involving photography, installation, video & film, performance.

The book is available from:

Libreria Fahrenheit 451, Campo de’ Fiori 44, 00186 Roma
libreriafahrenheit451@yahoo.com

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