Michele Spanghero (Gorizia, Italy 1979) sound and visual artist

Graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Trieste, has also attended workshops on electronic and improvised music, sound design and video making.
Michele Spanghero’s artistic activity ranges from the field of sound art, to sculpture and photography. His research is versatile, yet consistent enough to receive the mention as “Best Young Italian Artist in 2016” according to Artribune magazine.
He has exhibited and performed in different international contexts such as museums, galleries, clubs and festivals in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Turkey, Egypt, China and USA.
In 2017 he’s been Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA).

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Solo shows


Open Your Eyes! Pasolini Out Loud, curated by R. Costantini, Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal (CAN)
Si possono produrre scintille, curated by M. Cavallarin, Minibus festival, ex deposito carburanti, Monopoli (I)
Ad lib., curated by J. Krpan, Kapelica Gallery, Lubiana (SLO)
Ad lib. ≡ modul Nova Gorica, curated by J. Krpan, Xcenter, Nova Gorica (SLO)

Ad libitum, text by D. Moulon, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris (F)
Ad lib. Une œuvre de Michele Spanghero, Italian Cultural Institute, Paris (F)
Machines Pneumatiques, with D. Blais, curated by D. Simon, Saint-Joseph’s Chapel, Montfort-sur-Meu (F)
Nothing to Say, curated by M. Pasian, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea “Ai Molini”, Portogruaro (I)

Imprese, with M. Denis, curated by M. Cavallarin, Galerie Alberta Pane, Venice (I)
Monologues, curated by D. Bevilacqua, bb15, Linz (A)

Again Anew. Before the Film, curated by R. Costantini, Cinema Modernissimo, Bologna (I)
Recent Works, with C. Fogarolli, Galerie Alberta Pane, Venice (I)
Ad lib., curated by A. Horta, Eufònic Festival, Castle of Ulldecona, Ulldecona (ES)

, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris (F)
Ad lib., curated by J. Aichinger, Imago Dei Festival and Donau Festival, Klangraum, Minorite Church, Krems (A)
Intus, curated by M. Serli, UFO Residency, Miramare Castle, Trieste (I)

High Rise, Fabbrica Alta, Schio (I)
Monologue for Two, curated by A. Possati, School of the Art Institute of Chicago MacLean Ballroom, Chicago (USA)
Tuned Volume
, Festivaletteratura, Palazzo Te, Mantua (I)
, curated by M. Minuz, Violin Museum, Cremona (I)

Timber, text by C. Ianeselli, Galerie Mazzoli, Berlin (D)
Monologues, EXPO CHICAGO special exhibitions program curated by S. Cristello, Navy Pier, Chicago (USA)
Spacing, curated by S. Coletto, Multiplo, Padua (I)
Ad Libitum, curated by C. Ianeselli, TRA, Ca’ dei Ricchi, Treviso (I)
Natura Morta, curated by D. Bevilacqua, Fondazione Ado Furlan, Pordenone (I)
Monologues, Spazio Ridotto, Venice (I)

ppp – pianopianissimo, curated by M. Santarossa, Centro Studi Pier Paolo Pasolini, Casarsa (I)
Focus on Sound, special exhibitions program curated by A.L. Chamboissier, LOOP fair, Barcelona (E)

Monologues, text by G. M. Miniussi, Galerie Mazzoli, Berlin (D)
Monologues, curated by A. Bertani, Colonos, Villacaccia di Lestizza (I)
Ouverture, with M. Tajariol, curated by D. Capra, Svernissage, Asolo (I)

Spaziale, with M. Attruia, curated by E. Di Lullo and A. Romanzin, saletta Bi, Porcia (I)

Empty Matters, text by M. Wischnewski, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin (D)
, curated by A. Abrahamsberg, Galerija Dimenzija Napredka, Nova Gorica (SLO)

Desmodrone, performance, dolomiti contemporanee, padiglione Schiara, Sospirolo (I)
Topophonie, curated by D. Capra, festival Comodamente, Vittorio Veneto (I)

Exhibition Rooms, curated by D. Capra, Artericambi, Verona (I)

Translucide, curated by D. Capra, Factory Art, Trieste (I)
Cinetica : Promenade, curated by L. Michelli and S. Bellinato, Stazione Rogers, Trieste (I)

Ergo, curated by M. Pasian, WAT art gallery, Portogruaro (I)
Difference and Repetition, curated by L. Commisso, Spazio Edera, Codroipo (I)


Pow Solo Awards – “Best Sound Art” finalist

special mention “Best Young Italian Artist in 2016” according to Artribune magazine

Premio In Sesto international public art award – winner
Talent Prize 2015 – finalist

Blumm Prize, Bruxelles – winner of the online prize
Level 0 Prize, ArtVerona fair – winner for Museo Marini
Permio Terna 05, Rome – finalist

Icona Prize, ArtVerona fair – winner
Ettore Fico Prize, Roma Contemporary art fair – acquisition award
Fondazione Fabbri Prize, Fondazione Fabbri Treviso – finalist
Premio Musica Diffusa, perAspera festival Bologna – winner

San Fedele Prize for Visual Arts, Milan – finalist


Artissima, Turin

Art Cologne
Art Brussels
FIAC Paris
Artissima, Turin

Art Berlin
Art Brussels
Artefiera, Bologna

Artissima, Turin
Art Rotterdam
Expo Chicago (solo presentation)
Artfiera, Bologna

Loop fair, Barcelona (solo presentation)
Art Brussels
Artefiera, Bologna

Art Rotterdam
Art Verona

Artissima, Turin
Art Verona
Artefiera, Bologna

ArtVerona (solo presentation)
Art Copenhagen
Roma Contemporary, Rome
MiArt, Milan (solo presentation w. P. Inverni)

Artefiera Bologna

Selected group shows

Contrappunto 02, curated by F. Agostinelli and V. Gransinigh, Casa Cavazzini – Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Udine (I)
konS modul – festival of contemporary research art
, curated by A. Praznik, Simulaker Gallery, Novo Mesto (SLO)

Altri echi, Rita Urso artopia gallery, Milan (I)

No More Silence, curated by J. Forbici and M. Vicari, Art Stays Festival, Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj (SLO)
Chapter I, with M. Lelouche, online project, Galerie Alberta Pane
Inedito, Mazzoli Gallery, Modena (I) and Berlin (D)

So Far So Good ? – Archeologies of a digital world,curated by G. Alvarez and J.M. Gonçalves, Biennale Némo, Le Centquatre, Paris (F)
Tuuumultum! A small atlas of art and music from the Mart Museum’s collections,
curated by N. Boschiero and D. Dogheria, Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero – Mart, Rovereto (I)
The Ground We Have in Common, curated by P. Boschiero and N. Vamvouklis, Benetton Foundation, Treviso (I)

Interieurs sur mesure,
Galerie Alberta Pane and A1043, Paris (F)
Fini & Confini, curated by D. Gavagnin, Museo del Paesaggio, Torre di Mosto (I)
Artissima Telephone, curated by I. Bonacossa and V. Martini, OGR, Turin (I)
10×100 – Fabbrica d’arte contemporanea, curated by M. Cavallarin and M. Tagliafierro, Giovanardi Spa, Concorezzo (I)
Handapparate, curated by H. Jagersberger and D. Bevilacqua, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz (A)

Future Humanity – Our Shared Planet, curated by Lee Daehyung, Qiu Zhijie, Martin Honzik, Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing (PRC)
Hors les murs, Fiac Foire internationale d’art contemporain, Domain National du Louvre Jardines des Tuileries, Paris (F)

FIAC Cinéphémère, curated by C. Ciuti, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris (F)
Artissima Sound, curated by Y. Chateigné Tytelman and N. Ricciardi, OGR, Turin (I)
Naked, curated by M. Scott Hall, Raumstation, Vienna (A)
No Man’s Library, curated by Zerynthia, University of Sassari, Sassari (I)
Radio Art Symposium, Monastero Santa Chiara, Republic of San Marino (RSM)

Point Zero, Ars Electronica Festival, Post City, Linz (A)
Le yeux qui louchent, curated by D. Capra, Galerie Alberta Pane, Venice (I)
Soft Architecture, curated by S. and K. Oberrauch, Finstral Studio, Friedberg (D)
When Machines Are Dreaming, curated by A. Ullrich, Technische Sammlungen, Dresden (D)
Art of the Treasure Hunt: the Grand Tour
, curated by K. Redzisz, Felsina, Castelnuovo Berardenga (I)
Silenzi d’alberi – Soundart exhibition
, curated by S. Belfiore and L. Longhi, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo (I)
Farsi fiamma, Palazzo Paternolli, Gorizia (I)

TILL IT’S GONE, curated by Ç. Bafra and P. Colombo, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul (TR)
16th Art Quadriennale – Periferiche, curated by D. Viva, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (I)
Alchimie, curated by S. Coletto, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (I)
Corrispondenze d’Arte 3, curated by. S. Gregorat and L. Michelli, Museum Revoltella Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery, Trieste (I)
Walking – arte in cammino, curated by G. Favi and M. Lupieri, Mount Pal Piccolo, Paluzza (I)
Il suono in mostra, curated by A. Della Marina and N. Catalano, Cathedral Baptistery, Udine (I)

Ritornello, curated by K. Oberrauch, Darb 1718 Contemporary Center, Cairo (ET)
No Place to Hide, curated by M. Cavallarin and S. Monti, GC.AC, Monfalcone (I)
Der Blitz – Falsipiani
, curated by D. Isaia and F. Mazzonelli, MAG Museo Alto Garda and Mart Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto (I)
Rebuilding the Future, curated by M. Pierini, permanent public installation, Parc01 Binario Contemporaneo, Siracusa (I)
, curated by D. Viva, Fondazione Ado Furlan, Pordenone (I)
Talent Prize 2015, Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome (I)
Premio In Sesto, curated by G. Gastaldon and I. Brezigar, Ex Carceri, San Vito al Tagliamento (I)
From Nature to Sign
, curated by A. Bertani, Casa Natale Harry Bertoia, S. Lorenzo d’Arzene (I)
Punto Fermo, curated by D. Viva, Essicatoio bozzoli, San Vito al Tagliamento (I)

Artsiders. curated by. F. De Chirico and M. Mattioli, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia (I)
Un Rumore Bianco. Frequenze e Visioni dalla Penisola, curated by A. Bruciati, AssabOne, Milano (I)
Transiente, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena (I) Liam GillickDe 199C a 199D”, site specific project for the exhibition, MAGASIN Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble (F)
Il collasso dell’entropia, curated by A. Zanchetta, MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone (I)

La magnifica ossessioneMart Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto (I)
Essere o non essere. Premio Terna 05, curated by C. Collu and G. Marziani, Temple of Hadrian, Rome (I)
Blumm Prize, curated by M. Cavallarin, Italian Embassy, Brussels (B)
Audition: Sound in Motion, curated by K. Oberrauch, festival Transart, Castel Ganda, Appiano (I)
97ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (I)
Siate candidi come colombe
, curated by M. Minuz, Galleria Civica, Zoppola (I), TRA, Ca’ dei Ricchi, Treviso (I)

Pixxelpoint 13, curated by A. Abrahamsberg and M. Peljhan, Mestna Galerija, Nova Gorica (SLO)
Premio Francesco Fabbri
, curated by C. Sala, Fondazione Fabbri, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo (I)
Scatole Sonore-Painsesti 2012
, curated by D. Viva and G. Rubino, Palazzo Altan, San Vito al Tagliamento (I)
Ondertussen: Eavesdropping, 
curated by M. Marangoni, Stroom Fundation, The Hague (NL)
ExtraCurricular Activity
, curated by D. Capra, SuperFluo project, Padua (I)

95ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, curated by A. Vettese, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (I)
Eavesdropping, curated by M. Marangoni, Villakabila Stichtingcentrum, The Hague (NL)
Corrispondenze d’arte, curated by M. Masau Dan e L. Michelli, Museum Revoltella Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery, Trieste (I)
Lo stato dell’arte, Friuli Venezia Giulia, as part of the Italian Pavilion at 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, curated by V. Sgarbi, Magazzino 26, Trieste (I)
Doubles, curated by D. Viva, Museo Civico, Cormons (I)
Muri Performativi, curated by I. Bignotti, Università di Parma, Parma (I)
Interlocutori dell’imperfetto, cur. by P. Toffolutti, SPAC, Villa di Toppo Florio, Buttrio (I)
Per un’arte resistente, lipanjepuntin artecontemporanea, Trieste (I)
60×60 Images, curated by F. Agostinelli, Academy of Fine Arts, Cincinnati (USA)
S.O.S.2, curated by V. Siviero, Galleria De Faveri Arte Contemporanea, Feltre (I)

Condotti cronoarmonici, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin (D)
Spectator Is a Worker, cur. by D. Capra, Tina-B Contemporary Art Festival, Prague (CZ)
Casabianca, curated by A. Radovan, Casabianca, Bologna (I)
Il segreto dello sguardo – Premio Arti Visive San Fedele, Galleria San Fedele, Milan (I)
Figure Ipotetiche – Gemine Muse, curated by F. Mazzonelli, Upload Art Project, Trento (I)
Uno sguardo senza peso
, curated by D. Capra and C. Sala, Vittorio Veneto (I)

La Meglio Gioventù, curated by A. Bruciati and E. Comuzzi, GC.AC, Monfalcone (I)
Festival della Scienza, curated by AMACI, Telecom Italia Future Center, Genova (I)
Licof – Palinsesti
 2009, curated by E. Pezzetta, San Vito al Tagliamento (I)
ArtVerona, performance, curated by F. Migliorati, Stand NAG, Verona (I)
Park In Art, cur. by S. Bellinato, M. Maioni, Sound Park Festival, Villa Varda, Brugnera (I)

Fruz 03, curated by A. Bruciati, GC.AC, Monfalcone (I)
(Not) a Photograph
, curated by V. Nagy, Obalne Galerije, Piran (SLO)
HAIP Digital Art Festival
, curated by D. Lakner, Ljubljana (SLO)
Avamaa Art Symposium
, curated by J. Grzinich and E. Muursepp, MoKS, Mooste (EST)
Sguardi Sonori, curated by C. Fatigoni, Festival of Media and Time Based Art, Schio / Tivoli / Casoria (I)
404 International Festival of Electronic Art
, curated by G. Valenti, M. Guzman and M. Campitelli, Molo IV, Trieste (I)
Biennale des Arts Numériques
, curated by M. Barbe, Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines Val d’Argent (F)

Signal–segnali video, curated by E. Marras, Cagliari (I)
Electronic Music Festival
, curated by R. Di Pietro, Columbus Ohio (USA)
, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea “Ai Molini”, Portogruaro (I)


Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (I)

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (I)

Festival Tempo Reale, Florence (I)
Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone (I)
Eremo San Paolo, Trento (I)
Suono Prossimo festival, Pietrasanta (I)

Neue-Musik, Wien (A)
Transart festival, Bozen (I)
MaRT museum, Rovereto (I)
perAspera festival, Bologna (I)
Teatro Luigi Russolo, Portogruaro (I)

Center for Sonorous Arts, Ljubljana (SLO)
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia (I)
Leitmotiv, Firenze (I)
Neu New York/Vienna Institute of Improvised Music, Wien (A)
BT’F art gallery, Bologna (I)

2011             T
empo Reale Festival
, Firenze (I)
Galleria Metropolitana, Gorizia (I)

Tetaro Miela, Trieste (I)
Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin (D)
Stazione di Topolò, Topolò (I)

Neon Campobase, Bologna (I)
Sajeta Festival, Tolmin (SLO)
Galerientage, Graz (A)
Unikum, Klagenfurt (A)

Freeshout Festival, Prato (I)
StaalPlaat, Berlin (D)
Plan B, Warsaw (PL)
VY gyvai, Kaunas (LT)
AvaMaa, Mooste (EST)
404 festival, Basel (CH)
Das Kleine Field Recording Festival, Berlin (D)
Gledališče Glej, Ljubljana (SLO)
Homework Festival, Bologna (I)

Stazione di Topolò, Topolò (I)
Klub Gromka, Ljubljana (SLO)

All Frontiers Festival, Gradisca d’Isonzo (I)

init, Rome (I)
Area Sismica, Forlì (I)