Doctoral Students

Riccardo Giacconi
Started in , PhD degree awarded in

Research summary

The Variational Status (Figures of Resistance)

Riccardo Giaccioni investigates how and under what circumstances a story may survive outside official historiography, through the artistic means of film, installation, performance and publications.



Riccardo Giacconi (1985, IT) has studied fine arts at the IUAV University of Venezia. His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as Grazer Kunstverein (Graz), ar/ge kunst (Bolzano), MAC (Belfast), WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims), tranzitdisplay (Prague), MAXXI (Rome), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin) and at the 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. He was artist-in-residence at the Centre international d'art et du paysage (Vassivière, France), lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, La Box (Bourges, France) and Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen (Innsbruck, Austria).

He presented his films at several festivals, including the New York Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Visions du Réel and FID Marseille, where he won the Grand Prix of the International Competition in 2015. In 2007 he co-founded the collective Blauer Hase, with which he curates the periodical publication ‘Paesaggio’ and the ‘Helicotrema’ festival.


Individual projects

    • Ecfrasi

      Riccardo Giacconi presents an immersive installation featuring recent outcomes of his research project in the exhibition 'Ecfrasi'.

      UNA, Piacenza (IT)
    • Options

      Riccardo Giacconi presents 'Options', an exhibition and performance event for steirischer herbst ’19 – 'Grand Hotel Abyss' and Grazer Kunstverein’s Autumn Season.

      Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (AT)
    • Il Corpo Nero

      Riccardo Giacconi presents the film 'Il Corpo Nero' at Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin at the Centre Pompidou, Auditorium du Louvre, Paris, and Haus…

      Paris (FR), Berlin (DE)
    • "...and diggings revealed unforeseen finds"

      Riccardo Giacconi presents new work in the exhibition '"… and diggings revealed unforeseen finds” – Reports from the Capitalocene' as part of his…

      Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck (AT)
    • Two

      In the schematic and slightly surrealistic film essay 'Two', Riccardo Giacconi sketches out the development of the neighborhood Milano 2, which would later…

      NL, Amsterdam
    • The Variational Status

      The solo exhibition 'The Variational Status' at the ar/ge kunst is the first public presentation of a research project by artist Riccardo Giacconi

      ar/ge kunst, Bolzano (IT)
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam

      Riccardo Giacconi’s video 'Entrelazado' is screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

      LantarenVenster, Otto Reuchlinweg 996, Rotterdam (NL)
    • Everything in nature has a lyrical essence, a tragic fate, a comic existence

      Riccardo Giacconi takes part in this group exhibition where he presents his work 'Controvena'.

      Währinger Straße 59, Vienna (AT)
    • Entrelazado

      Riccardo Giacconi's film 'Entrelazado' (Entangled) will be screened in the Projections section of the 2015 New York Film Festival.

      Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, New York (USA)
    • The Man Who Sat on Himself

      Riccardo Giacconi participates in this group exhibition with his work 'Controvena'.

      Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Via Modane 16, Torino (IT)
    • Entrelazado

      Riccardo Giacconi's film 'Entrelazado' (Entangled) will be presented in the International Competition at the FIDMarseille International Film Festival.

      Marseille (FR)
    • Controvena

      Riccardo Giacconi presents his new performance 'Controvena' during the performance festival 'Reims Scènes d'Europe' curated by Florence Derieux and Antoine Marchand. The performance…

      FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (FR)
    • Centro/Periferia

      Riccardo Giacconi takes part in this group exhibition, that also features works by Yael Duval, Ovidiu Leuce, Ekaterina Maximova.

      MAXXI (Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo), Rome (IT)
    • Who Struggled with the angel remains phosphorescent

      This film by Riccardo Giacconi is presented at BIEFF-Bucharest Experimental Film Festival, International Competition (In search of a Soul: Spiritual Journeys).

      CinemaPRO&Elvira Popescu Cinema
    • LA CASA - Expanded Cinema Exhibition.

      Riccardo Giacconi participates in the Cali International Film Festival special event.

      Casa Fractal, Cali (CO)