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Marco Poloni

Marco Poloni

area: Visual Art

Monika Ertl with dead bird © Hans Ertl, Marco Poloni Courtesy

dead Hans Ertl © Trixi Ertl, Marco Poloni Courtesy

Pistol © Polizeimuseum Hamburg, Marco Poloni Courtesy

Office © Polizeimuseum Hamburg, Marco Poloni Courtesy

Key Facts

nationality

Switzerland

area

Visual Art

residence

Berlin (GER)

recommending institution

freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

time period

January 2014 - January 2014

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

Campagne Première Berlin, Displacement Island

2011
Campagne Première Berlin, The Analogue Island

2010
Kunsthalle Bern, The Majorana Experiment

2009
Campagne Première Berlin, The Majorana Experiment

2008
Centro d’arte contemporanea La Rada, Locarno, Il mare mi ha rifutato
Fotohof, Salzburg, Persian Gulf Incubator
Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig, Displacement Island

2006
Galerie Christian Roellin, St. Gallen, I Work with Merchandise, Concrete Things. They Understand Me Straight Away
Centre de la photographie, Geneva, Displacement Island
 
2005
Project Room, Centre culturel suisse, Paris, AKA (Also Known As)
Plug·in, Basel, The Desert Room

2003
Kunstverein Freiburg, Passengers
Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva, The Wrong Room


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2014

MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Places of Transition

2013
Centre de la photographie Geneva, False Fakes, curated by Joerg Bader

2012
Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Presentation of works by Armin Linke, Sebastien Leseigneur and Marco Poloni; moderated by Joerg Bader, Director, Centre de la photographie, Genève
Palazzo Manganelli, Catania, 20 x Majorana; with Sandro Chia, Gino de Dominicis, Sol LeWitt, Emilio Prini et al.
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, The Land Seen From the Sea

2011
Botschaft der Italienischen Republik, Berlin, It-Aliens, Junge Kunst in der Botschaft
Off Festival, La Rada, Locarno, FLOATING SPACES

2010
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, IMAGE MOUVEMENT: Atlas, Truths, Details, Intervals and the Afterlives of the Image
Magazin 4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Noir Complex – City, Story, Destruction & Death
Linienstrasse 127, Berlin, SIX DAYS OF NEW MEDIA ; with Christian Jankowski, Moritz Hirsch, Pola Sieverding, Friederike Hamann, Clemens von Wedemeyer et al

2009
Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Zeigen, Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander
Open space, Biel / Bienne, UTOPICS; with Robert Filliou, Claire Fontaine, Ryan Gander, General Idea, Matt Mullican, Nedko Solakov, Tatiana Trouvé, Andrea Zittel
Centre culturel suisse, Paris, Usages du document; with Marc Bauer, Matthew Buckingham, Jeffrey Vallance
Kunsthaus Grenchen, Three Leap Seconds Later 1998 ... 2008, Ankäufe der Bundeskunstsammlung; with Christoph Büchel, Hubbard / Birchler, Gianni Motti, Shahryar Nashat
 
2007
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Landschaft (Entfernung)
 
2006
Fri-Art Centre d’art contemporain / Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Eclipses du réel
Camera Austria, Graz, Knowing You, Knowing Me – On Complicity with Images
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Reale Fantasien, Neue Fotografie aus der Schweiz / Real Fantasies, New Photography from Switzerland

2005
Swiss Pavilion, 51. BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, Shadows Collide with People
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Me Myself I
Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Chasm. Busan Biennale

2004
Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, So wie die Dinge liegen
Gana Art Center, Seoul, Forbidden, The Third Photo Festival

2003
Attitudes, espace d’arts contemporains, Geneva, Truffes de Chine
Grey Gallery, New York, Not Neutral: Contemporary Swiss Photography
ARCO 2003, Madrid, Nosotros y el Mundo que nos Rodea

2002

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Hallescher Kunstverein, Museum Bochum, Städtische Galerie Villingen-Schwenningen, Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus der Schweiz


AWARDS

2001 Swiss Art Award
2000 Swiss Art Award
1997 Swiss Art Award


SHORTLISTS

2010 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, London
2006 Albert Renger-Patzsch Award, Museum Folkwang, Essen


COLLECTIONS

UBS Art Collection
Schweizerische Nationalbank Kunstsammlung
Museum für Kommunikation, Bern
Helvetia Art Collection
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Schweizer Bundeskunstsammlung, Bern
Fonds municipal d'art contemporain, Geneva
Media Library, Centre pour l'image contemporaine, Geneva
Private collections

Projectinfo

In his multimedia installation "Monika Ertl's Pistol," Marco Poloni refers to historic circumstances. Underground fighter Monika Ertl is alleged to have murdered consul Roberto Quintanilla Pereira in 1971 at the Bolovian Consulate General in Hamburg. The murder was committed with a pistol belonging to Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, who was also known under the code name Osvaldo.
The installation is part of the exhibition "Places of Transition," curated by Gülsen Bal and Walter Seidl at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL.

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