Venize Biennale 2017
TRANS-BORDERING-ART: Everyone’s 5 min Solo Exhibition
As a special program in this significant international biennale, “TRANS-BORDERING-ART：Everyone’s 5 min Solo Exhibition” is definitely adventurous comparing to the programs of major art festivals, for the main game rule is that everyone who submits will be selected and awarded!
It is a group exhibition parallel to the 57th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale. Besides being shown in Venice for 5 days, and being screened and performed in Documenta for 3 days, the artworks have also been exhibited in “Venize Biennale Online Exhibition 2017” which covers the whole duration of the 57th International Art Exhibition (13th of May – 26th of November 2017).
Organizer: Venize Biennale Organizing committee
Exhibiting time in Venice: 13 May to 18 May
Venize Biennale Online Exhibition 2017: 13 May to 26 November
Venize Biennale World Tour 2017- Documenta Stop: 15 to 18 July
Academic advisor : Cai Qing
Project initiator: Tan Tan (China)
Programmer in Europe: Sophie Saporosi (Belgium)
Programmer in China: Tan Tan
General coordinator：Eric Bribosia
Art trans-borderers: Tan Tan, Sophie Saporosi (Belgium), Eric Bribosia (Belgium), Zhu Xiaoqi (China), Zhang Yiding (China)
Who is who
Cai Qing is a famed performance artist, curator, and professor, one of the pioneers for promoting performance art in China since the 90s. Currently lives and works in China and Singapore. Website: http://blog.artintern.net/blogs/index/Sonnenberg
Selected Curated Exhibitions 1998: Trace of Existence – Contemporary art group show, Beijing, China; 2014-2015: Art Now Live Tour / Beijing – Anyang-Tianjin- Shen Zhen; “Writing in the world”, Berlin, Venice, Sofia; 2016:Parabiosis International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2016, at Chongqin Changjiang Contemporary Art Musuem. Selected Solo Exhibitions 2012 :Red stars lighting in Europe, Poland,Germany,Croatia. 2013:“Shen Zhen is really deep”. Shen Zhen OCT D studio. 2015: “Writing in the world”, Berlin, Venice, Sofia; Rising half Yellow Sun, Venice Biennale independent, Venice. 2016: "King of the Campus", Tianjin Sixang art Museum, Tianjin.
Published: <Performance Art and Spirtual therapy>, 2012, 9, World book publishing company, Beijing.<Live Art 2006-2013>,2013,8, World book publishing company , Beijing
National Academy of Fine Arts PhD, Hangzhou, China, 2011
Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts
B.A., China, 1984
Activities & Affiliations
• Full Professor in Tian Jing Academy of Fine Art, China,from 2015
• Visit professor in Shichuan academy of fine arts, 2013
• Visit professor in China academy of fine arts in Hang Zhou, 2012 • Visit professor in Central academy of fine arts in Beijing,2012 •Assistant Professor in NTU, School of Art, Design and Media,2007-2011 • Art director of 798 Avant Gallery, New York, USA, 2005-2007
Project initiator/Programmer in China
Tan Tan is an artist, curator, researcher, and teacher. Currently lives and works in Belgium and China. Website: http://www.tan-bo.com/about-tantan
Her oeuvre so far includes experimental film/video art, as well as intermedia arts that combine performance, music and sound art, image, installation, etc. With her works she had several solo exhibitions, participated various international film festivals, art exhibitions and theatre festivals, such as 60th Berlin International Film Festival (Germany), 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam (the Netherlands), 2012 Images Festival（Canada）, 35th Göteborg International Film Festival（Sweden）, Asian Art Top Show 2010(China), 1st ASEAN Biennial(China), Wuzhen Theatre Festival 2016 (China).
She also engages in curatorship, following are some instances of the exhibitions/film programs she curated: “Sound/Body/Image/Power” Multi-Media Art Festival, Wuhan, China, 2014. Experimental film/video art program "China Experience" at the 43th Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 2013. "Experimental Video Unit" at 3rd Beijing film Academy International New Media Arts Triennial Exhibition,Beijing, China, 2013. “Experimental Short Film Invitational Exhibition” at 8th China Independent Film Festival, Nanjing, China, 2011.
Ghent University (Belgium) Dra. at Department of Art, Music and Theatre Studies, from 2015
China Cententral Academy of Fine Arts/Calarts (the U.S.) M.A. Experimental Film/Video, 2010
Communication University of China B.A. Drama, Movie&TV, Literature, 2004
Activities & Affiliations
- lecturer at Hubei Institute Of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China,from 2010.
- lecturer at Central academy of fine arts, Beijing,China, 2007- 2010
- Selected in “Middle-aged and Young Chinese Artists and Scholars of 2014 Overseas Research Scheme” by the China Artist Association, 2014.
Programmer in Europe
Sophie Saporosi is a well-known belgo-italian artist mixing media, from frescoes to writing, from videos to analog photography black & white - color – polaroïd.
The various procedures she uses seems like variations from time and space, wildly opening into wide worlds. Some kind of impressionism she’s trying to materialize with the ‘slow-motion picture making’, thus revealing a new shape, capturing the wild(er)ness, the nowhereness and the unknown. She’s working amid the concept of « mnesic-reconstruction » replacing the lost object by the metaphor of the freshly-created image, along with its brand-new semantical directions. Fog, layers, blurry shadows, smog, ghost-capturing journeys ; distortion of an offending reality in which people are struggling to exist.
Leuven Catholic University
•PhD, 2005 •Psychiatry, 2010
Analogue Photography / since 1998 Experimental movies / since 2006
Eric Bribosia is a well-know Belgian musician and artist. Currently lives and works in Belgium. Website: http://www.tan-bo.com/about-eric-bribosia
The Music and artistic practice of Eric Bribosia is always trying to cross borders, between improvisation and composition, spontaneity and reflexion, music/sound and other artistic fields. He composes music for film and theatre, also participated several avant-garde sound experiments and crossover performances with moving image, dance which nourished his boundless taste for new territories and experiences.
From 2014, he adventured himself, with artist Tan Tan and their artist group TanBo into intermedia/performance art and experimental music/ sound art.He was part of Venize Biennale 2015 and received, with Tan Tan and artist group TanBo the "Super Lion" award.
For this special edition of Venize Biennale 2017, as well as being part of the team of Art-transborderers, he coordinated the different parts of the project, together with Tan Tan and Sophie Saporosi, in order to make the utopy practicable.
Royal Conservatory of Music Brussels
•Bachelor and Master in Music (jazz piano, composing and arrangement), 2005
ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
•Bachelor in Philosophy