Domenico Mangano was born in Palermo (Sicily) in 1976, and he lives and works in Amsterdam (NL). He established himself on the national and international scene at the beginning of the twenty-first century with his photographs and videos that are somewhere between surrealism and the documentary. The artist has always used this kind of stylistic approach in order to investigate the contrasts that are inherent in reality and the relationship that exists between philosophical and theoretical systems and everyday situations. Ever since he started out his artistic research has concentrated on issues of social marginality on a local level, the situation of outsiders, and alternative situations of resistance or freedom from social rules. The artist is interested in getting metaphorically lost in the details, so as to present a universal scenario which expresses the essence of humanity, despite the fact that it consists of particular languages and landscapes. Solo Exhibitions (selection):2019 When the Whistle Glares, Magazzino, Roma; 2018 Sonnet Cycle, FPAC, Milan, IT; 2017 Homestead of dilution, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; 2017 Homestead of dilution, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy; 2016 Dilution in Curacao, IBB: Instituto Buena Bista, Willemstad, Curaçao; 2015 Birds singing, sandy ground, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy; 2015 Dilution in Den Dolder, Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, The Netherlands; 2014 Avantieri, FPAC, Palermo, Italy; 2014 De wissel/the exchange, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands; 2013 Werken is leven, Magazzino, Rome, Italy; 2013 Rite and surprise: a screening by Domenico Mangano, Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic; 2012 War game, LWZ Projekte, Wien, Austria; 2012 Hou en trouw, L’Ozio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2012 Fit, Velan Center, Turin, Italy; 2009 Twinkle twiddle, Complesso Monumentale Santo Spirito in Sassia, Rome, Italy; 2008 Over the blurring shine, Museum Hendrik C. Andersen, Rome, Italy; 2008 Don’t disturb the growing grass, Aike Dellarco Gallery, Shanghai, China; 2007Happy ending, Magazzino, Rome, Italy; 2004 Preview, Film e video d’artista, Magazzino, Rome, Italy; 2004 Primo maggio, Alberto Peola Gallery, Turin, Italy; 2001 Archivio: Merano 2000/Palermo 2001, Magazzino, Rome, Italy; 2001 La folie de la Villa Medicis: Domenico Mangano, Villa Medici, Rome Italy; 2001 La storia di Mimmo, Luciano Inga Pin Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy; 2001 Viaggio straordinario di J. Tohu Bohu Gallery, Marseille, France; 2001 Voyage extraordinaire de J. Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy.
Group Exhibitions (selection):2018 Zomergasten, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium; 2018 Sculpture as History, International Sculpture Project, Pingyao, China; 2017 Beautiful Distress, Art manifestation on mental illness, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2017 Deposito D’arte Italiana Presente, Artissima 2017, Turin, Italy;2016 Another place, my life: Nieuw werk uit Het Vijfde Seizoen, Casco/Fotodok, Utrecht, The Netherlands; 2016 All you can art, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2015 SFEAR FAN YNSET, 1e Triënnale van Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands; 2015 Ce l’ho/mi manca, Museo Mandralisca. Cefalù, Italy; 2015 Liberi tutti! Arte e società in Italia 1989 -2001. Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy; 2015 Beyond borders, Fifth edition of Beaufort, triennial of contemporary art by the sea, Het Zwin (Knokke-Heist), Belgium; 2015 Projections, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2015 Moroso concept, Villa Manin, Passariano (Udine), Italy; 2014 Celeste prize 2014, Assab One, Milan, Italy; 2013 The Margulies collection, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, USA; 2013 Trip and traveling, KCCC, Klaipeda, Lithuania; 2013 Don’t ask, don’t tell, Palazzo Ziino, Palermo Italy; 2013 Parallel Vienna 2013, LWZ Projekte, Vienna, Austria; 2013 A love meal: Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom; 2013 Premio Maretti/Valerio Riva memorial IV Edition, PAN_Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples, Italy; 2012 Dotek/Touch, Futura, Prague, Czech Republic; 2012 Landscape on the move, De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands; 2012 Cu avi lingua passa u mari/Whoever has the language crosse the seas, Fondazione Sambuca, Palermo, Italy; 2011 Storie, Deutsche Bank Collection Italy. Piazza del Calendario, Milan, Italy; 2011 Italian video today: Double identity, Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA; 2011 Pigs case, supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden; 2011 Social identity: Italian video art today between ethic and esthetic: Crane Arts, Philadelphia, USA; 2011 Tra il sublime e l’idiota: L’Umorismo nell’Arte. Sale Napoleoniche Palazzo Parisani Bezzi Tolentino (MC), Italy; 2011 Biennale giovani Monza 2011. Serrone della Villa Reale di Monza, Italy; 2010 Paesaggio e popolo della Sicilia, Riso Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Palermo, Italy; 2010 Ente comunale di consumo, CIAC Castello Colonna Genazzano (RM), Italy; 2010 Videoreportitalia: 08/09, GC.AC, Monfalcone (GO), Italy; 2010 Others resident, Fondazione Brodbeck Catania, Italy; 2010 Others: Le Biennali d’Arte di Marrakech, Instabul, Atene a Palermo e Catania, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Catania, Italy; 2010 YOU-WE + Ablo: video dalla collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Rotonda di Via Besana, Milan, Italy; 2010 language and experimentations: Young artist in a contempory collection, Mart Rovereto, Italy.
Image: Domenico Mangano, Birds singing, sandy ground (videostill) 2014; 50’, HD Video; courtesy the artist and Magazzino, Rome
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