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Pablo Chiereghin

Glasergasse 4/9, 1090, Wien - 0043 650 7306291 pablo@pablochiereghin.com - www.pablochiereghin.com


Pablo Chiereghin works with non conventional photography, objects, actions and performance. His research is inspired by daily-life-curiosity and by social and political dynamics. His practice is conceived in dialog with the public and plays with the interferences between medium and significance. His work, and the processes from which it have been generated, leads the viewer on situational paths and multilayer meanings where the key role is assigned more than to a subject or an object, to the synthesis of an idea. Born in 1977 in Adria (Ro) Italy. He graduated in Communication studies in Bologna. Postgraduate in Photography at Central St. Martins, University of Arts of London. Represented by Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna. Solo exhibitions (solo), duo exhibition (duo) and solo project-performance 2013 • “Drop out of sight”, with Aldo Giannotti, Lust Gallery, Vienna, (14 - 28 May ) (duo) • “A trip between two imaginary points” street signs installation, Strada Romea, Italy (24 May-25 Aug) • “Bank Club”, performance (3 March) 2012 • “Holiday Pictures” 4e7artforum, performance and video installations, Vienna (17-27 Apr) 2011 • “Ooops” interactive sculpture in Augarten, Graz - Supported by KÖR (30 July - 23 Sep) • “Austellung”, Tobecontinued gallery, Vienna (10 May - 2 Jun) 2010 • European Month of Photography, “Privacy Matters” Anzenberger Gallery (2 Dec-29 Jan 2011) (duo) • “Hi I’m Pablo Chiereghin, I come from Adria” Das weisse haus Vienna (2 Feb – 13 Mar) (solo) 2008 • “Pablo Chiereghin. They say I seem clever” MiCamera gallery, Milano, (14 Oct - 22 Nov) (solo) • “Birthday Suit”, The Window Gallery, London, in coll. with Barbican Art Gallery (Nov 07 and Jan 08) Groups Exhibitions (selected) 2013 • “Kunstgastgeber Gemeindebau” Projekt von KÖR, Vienna (upcoming, Oct) • Photon Gallery, Lijubliana, Slovenia (upcoming, Sep) • Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste, (upcoming, Sep) • ”Deltarte Festival” Museo della Bonifica, Taglio di Po, Italy (24 May - 29 Sep) • “All the times that i told the story of my Place” National Archeological Museum, Adria Italy (16 May - 30 Aug) • ”Jahreausstellung” das weisse haus, Vienna (6-14 Apr) • ”Unterholz”, Aparat, Vienna (14 Dec - 27Jan) • “Interpersonal influence initiative - videoscreening” Aparat, Vienna (18 Jan) 2012 • ”How to Disappear completely” with Aldo Giannotti performance, das weisse haus, Vienna (15 Dec) • “Multimart”, Vienna Art Fair and Gumperdorferstrasse, Vienna (20-23 Sep and 5-25 Nov) • “Poli di Attrazione” Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Vienna (23 May - 30 Jun) • “Ab-haus-verkaufs-kunstschau” das weisse haus, Vienna (3 May – 13 May) • “The Family” Max Lust Gallery, Vienna (16 Feb - 12 Mar) 2011 • ”MetaMart - Kunst und Kapital” Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (16 Nov - 19 Feb 2012) • ”Declining Democracy” with Buuuuuuuuu.net, La strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze (22 Sep-20 Jan 2012) • ”Free Port of Art” Trieste Biennale, Magazzino 26, Trieste (7Jul - 27 Nov) • “NeoSI” at Schattendof Kunstverein curated by Amer Abbas, Schattendof (17 Jun - 03 Jul) 2010 • ”Rondomat”, Rondo Kulturservice Steiermark, Graz (17 Dec) • “ArtMart”, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (16-21 Dec) • “Klang/Farben Film/Musik”, European Center for culture, Belgrade (18-19 Oct) • ”When a ball dreams, it dreams it is a frisbee”, Rondo, Graz (30 Apr) • “The collective body”, Grundkino, Vienna (8-9-10 Jan)


2009 • “Be my Guest” performance with Aldo Giannotti, at Kittycorner, Berlin (24 Oct) • Love Nest” Wannabe Gallery, Milan (27 Mar-15 Apr) • Pesaro Photo Festival, Pesaro, Italy (8-12 May) • ”Siteshow” London, (26-28 Jan) Articles (selected) • Rebelart.net features “Bank Club”, (Apr 2013) and “The Scam” (Jan 2012) • Heute features “Bank Club” (May 2012) and “Un Sorso di Romagna” (6th Nov 2012) • Die Presse features “Un Sorso di Romagna” Multimart (4th Nov 2012) • Repubblica.it, features “Portraits with telephone numbers”, 30 photos (Jan 2011) • SNOB magazine, Russia, feaurures 14 pages Portfolio of “Picture of a Lie” (Jul-Aug 10) • GQ Italy, interview, in the New talents columns, (Feb 10) • Zoom, features “Pablo Chiereghin. They say I seem clever” (Nov-Dec 2008) • Kult, features “Pablo Chiereghin. They say I seem clever” (Oct 2008) • PhotoIcon, portfolio publication 3 pages (n.5, Spring 2008). • Report, RAI 3, buys Birthday Suit for RAI National TV, trailer of the program (Feb-Apr 2008). • Österreich.at, interview with Pablo Chiereghin and publication of Birthday Suit (Mar 2008) • Renische Zeitung.de features “Birthday Suit” (Mar 2008) • Repubblica.it, features “Birthday Suit” with a gallery of 26 photos (Jan 2008) Catalogues and pubblications •”Art and Politics Now” by Anthony Downey, Thames and Hudson (upcoming 2014) • “Die Weissen Jahre” Das Weisse Haus, ISBN 978-3-902829-47-4, 2012 • “Dorotheum Caritas Benefizauktion” Dorotheum Auction Hause, 2012 • “Multimart” Esel in der Kunst, 2012 • “Declining Democracy” Silvana Editoriale, La strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, 2011. • “Free port of art”. Trieste Biennale, CEI, 2011. • “Eyes on Monat der fotografie Wien”, ISBN 978-3-902675-46-0, 2010. • ”Portraits with telephone numbers” project catalogue, 2010. • “Pablo Chiereghin. They say I seem clever”, Noiza, 2008. Collections • Society of Friends of Fine Arts • Private collections Art Fair & Auctions • Vienna Artfair 20 - 23 September 2012 • ArtVerona , 14 -18 October 2010 • Dorotheum 18. BENEFIZAUKTION Caritas Wien. 7. November 2012 Grants & Residency •Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark support the project Ooops in Augarten Graz , July 2010 •Rondo, Graz, artist in residence with Aldo Giannotti, April 2010 Collaborations •Art for Art, scenography decoration for Wiener Staatsoper, Volksoper, Burgtheater, Vienna (since 2010) •ITS International Talent Support - Award for Fashion and Photography, Trieste (since 2004)


A trip between two imaginary points street sign installation, Strada statale Romea between Venezia and Ravenna 2013, 2 Aluminum street signs 200 cm x 150 cm


A straight line through the planet with Aldo Giannotti 2013, video PAL 1:32


Self-disappearing tool with Aldo Giannotti 2013, Pepper Spray on a pleiglass shell


Portrait with other people with Aldo Giannotti 2013, C-Print photography on diasec


How to disappear completely (snow) with Aldo Giannotti 2013, C-Print photography on diasec


You, me and the gallerist with Aldo Giannotti 2013, C-Print photography


Smile, it confuses people 2013, One color rubik cube


Bank Club “I do not know where my money is now and how it is invested but I am having fun in the bank�. Using their bank cards people get access to the entrance room of some banks and have a party there. This party-project is a copyleft instruction to hedonistically protest against bank policy and their role in our daily life. 2013, performance, video PAL 7 min, photos 40 cm x 30 cm video and editing Roberto Beani photos Gerald Zahn


Things that light up 2013, partecipative installation The exhibition space is completely dark. Every visitor gets a head lamp at the entry and uses it inside the exhibition space. No art object is on display.


How to Disappear Completely with Aldo Giannotti 2012, performance, video PAL 2:37, photos 40 cm x 30 cm


Sonnenfreunde 2012, Intervention and objects, The garden of the Italian Istitute of culture in Vienna is declared naturist garden. In the exhibition rooms (facing the FKK garden) naturist magazines from the 60’s and 70’s are on display


exhibition views


Un sorso di Romagna / Ein Schluck OberĂśsterreich 2012, bottles of wine regularly on sale in Italian shops, wooden box edited and signed This work deals with political merchandising, nostalgia and normalization. The bottles purchased in an Italian supermarket and presented as readymade in Austria, open a negotiation on the dissimilarities in the civic sense and in the social and juridical attitudes among Austria and Italy. The title, referring to the regions of birth of Mussolini and Hitler, is based on famous slogan for a cheap Italian table wine “Un sorso di Romagnaâ€?.


Destination Italy 2012, Video installation, The artist present the two introduction pages of the Lonely Planet Italy. A video projection magnifyes the brief description of a nation, its economy, its culture, its politicians, people, habits and moods.

(text Lonely Planet)

Destination Italy ‘I am young and send texts (sms),’ Italy’s prime-minister-cum-media-tycoon Silvio Berlusconi remarked with his Cheshire-cat smile in a TV interview in early 2009. Born in 1936 and keen to promote his sense of eternal youth, Berlusconi is the image of the Italian self-made man who once made his living singing on cruise ships but became wealthy in construction and, from 1980, the media. Elected three times as prime minister since 1994 (most recently in a landslide in 2008), Berlusconi’s electoral fortunes slipped in mid-2009 in nationwide provincial and municipal polls as he was enveloped by scandal. After his wife, former actress Veronica Lario, announced she would file for divorceand claimed her husband consorted with minors, an investigation was opened into the presence of call girls at parties hosted by the prime minister. Berlusconi declared the claims to be part of a plot orchestrated by the left and publications like La Repubblica and Espresso (both owned by a rival tycoon). The prime minister has, since the early 1990s, been involved in numerous court cases related to claimed wrong-doing in his business affairs. Nothing has ever stuck but, as head of the government, he promoted an immunity law, passed in July 2008, that protects him from prosecution while in office. It came in before his British lawyer, David Mills, was convicted in February 2009


of taking bribes from a Berlusconi company to hush up evidence in other trials against Berlusconi.In a sense, ’twas ever thus. The land that gave us Roman efficiency and Renaissance aesthetics has a turbulent history. The peninsula remained hopelessly divided into bickering city-states and small warring kingdoms after the fall of Rome and eventually succumbed to foreign control. Italy only reunited and regained independence in the late 19th century. Since then, what is today Europe’s fourth largest economy has been a country of enormous contradictions. The Belpaese (Beautiful Country) is one of the single greatest repositories of sensorial pleasures on earth. From art to food, from stunning and varied countryside to flamboyant fashion, Italy has it all. This is the country that brought us Slow Food, devoted to the promotion of fresh products and fine traditional, cooking. What started as a local protest against fast food has become a worldwide movement. With 44 sites, Italy has more Unesco World Heritage sites than any other country on earth. Its great città d’arte (cities of art), like Rome, Venice and Florence, have been attracting visitors for centuries, and with good reason. At times, it seems like the country rests on its artistic laurels. This is not entirely true. Milan, the country’s financial hub, has created one of Europe’s biggest and most modern trade fairs and is planning a major residential development, the CityLife complex ( p272 ), in the heart of the city. Venice is possibly the city that has, in appearance, changed least down the decades but it has recently opened a sleek new bridge over the Grand Canal and a spectacular contemporary art space at the Punta della Dogana. Nature occasionally strikes hard at Italy’s artistic wealth. Flooding in 1966 caused incalculable damage to Venice and Florence. One of the positive results of those disasters was the emergence of a new class of expert art restorers. Such expertise will be in demand in Abruzzo, struck by an earthquake (6.3 on the Richter scale) on 6 April 2009. It left 295 dead and 55,000 homeless. The city of L’Aquila, at the epicentre, was hit especially hard. Stupor at the collapse of the general hospital in L’Aquila turned to anger when it was revealed that it had been operating without permits and had not been built to meet the seismic standards of the area. Berlusconi promised €8 billion for reconstruction and an anti-Mafia watchdog to make sure organised crime didn’t benefit from these funds. He also moved the July G8 world economic summit from Sardinia to L’Aquila, at a time when Italy’s economy was looking especially fragile. The International Monetary Fund predicted a 2.1% drop in Italian GDP in 2009 and further losses in 2010. The question of the Mafia remains an open sore. The publication in 2006 of Gomorra, a chilling and personal account of the Naples Camorra by journalist Roberto Saviano, showed just how deep the problem goes. Although Sicily’s Cosa Nostra grabs many of the headlines, the Camorra is Italy’s biggest organised crime group (if this mix of warring clans can be considered a single entity). Known to its own members as The System, it is involved in everything from drugs and arms trafficking to illegal industrial waste disposal. Occasionally there is good news on the crime front. In early 2009, Salvatore Zazo, a key Camorra boss involved in drug trafficking between Colombia and Naples, was arrested in Barcelona, Spain. Immigration is a hot potato. Immigrants have forever changed the face of Italian cities and towns, bringing cultural enrichment and social tension. Berlusconi’s centre-right administration has made illegal immigration a major issue and, in 2009, signed a deal with Libya allowing Italian Navy vessels to force boat people back to Libya. The first three boatloads were sent back in May, raising eyebrows from the UN to Brussels and causing an outcry at home. Further protest came with a new, hardline security law package passed in July. It makes illegal immigration a criminal offence and obliges doctors, among others, to report patients without legal papers to the police. Berlusconi dropped another bombshell in February 2009 when he announced that Italy, which had turned its back on nuclear power in the 1980s, would build four reactors with the aid of the French EDF power giant. Meanwhile, Pope Benedict XVI got himself into hot water after reinstating four arch-conservative bishops who had been under a papal ban since1988. One of them, the British Bishop Richard Williamson had, only days before the Vatican’s announcement, declared he did not believe in the Jewish Holocaust in WWII. Both the Pope and Williamson wound up making public apologies. A feeling of apprehension pervades much of Italian society, but an irrepressible sense of humour allows Italians to poke fun at themselves and their leaders and get on with the good things in life. A lovely case in point is the 2008 film, Il Divo (p68), about long-standing political eminence Giulio Andreotti. FAST FACTS Population: 59.6 million - Area: 301,230 sq km GDP: €1273 billion (€21,359 per head) - GDP growth: -1% - Tourism contribution to GDP: 11.5% Inflation: 0.2% - Unemployment rate: 7.8% (10-13.5% in the south) Average life expectancy: 77.6 years (men), 83.2 years (women) Highest point: Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco) at 4807m Coffee consumption: Italians drink 600 cups per head a year, according to one study!


“Tengo Famiglia” (“I have family”) 2012, Statement


The Scam 2011, performance, contracts The artist organizes a complex financial operation under the fake supervision of a broker firm. The participants give money under the promise of having the amount doubled or at least to have their money back within 3 month. The artist gives to the investors signed contracts and then uses the money for personal purposes.


Buuuuuuuuu artistic partecipative action against authoritative democracies (an ongoing project with Aldo Giannotti and Gianmaria Gava)

up left: blog image www.buuuuuuuuu.net up right: installation views at Declining Democracy, Palazzo Stozzi, Firenze, 2011


Holiday Pictures

It happened to me a lot of times to fall asleep while seing a slideshow of holiday pictures

2011, performance

Holiday pictures is a social ready made. The performance, that toke place in a Viennese gallery, consists in a slideshow of a holiday snapshots as it was to be shown to friends and relatives. The pictures accompagned by videos were shot as private memories and they become a visual medium of a narration allowing the artist a supplement of private stories, inappropriate details, and boring references.


Ooops 2011, performance, sculpture 150 soccer balls are kicked by the artist onto a tree in a public park project realized with the support of KĂ–R Steiermark


Portraits with telephone numbers (from the series) 2010, Polaroid Spectra image, unique


Everybody is happy in Belgrade (from the series) In two rainy days I went out in Belgrade and looked for people that seem to be a bit sad. Then I asked them if they would have liked to smile for a picture. 2010, performance and photo documentation


30.000 Votes. H.C. Strache Serbian-Ortodox Bracelet object 2011 HC Strache, leader of Austrian right nationalist party FPĂ–, despite of his strong position against immigration, wears for Vienna major campaign a Brojanica, a traditional SerbianOrtodox bracelet. Serbian are the biggest not-Austrian community in Vienna.


La Prima volta dentro Trieste performance 2011 Pablo Chiereghin tells, with a text on the wall, the story of his arrival in Trieste in 2004. The text is written in Slovenian. A triestinian translator of Slovenian mother tongue translates the text to the visitors. This work deals with a still-present cultural and political isuue between the Italian and Slovininan community and was conceived and presented for the Biennale of Trieste Free Port of Art


Austellung

2011 exhibition project

Ausstellung is a show about tautology in art. The exhibition is a negation of complexity through a needless repetition of materials or techniques in which the aesthetic of the works presented remains incidental. Stepping back from the allusions of readymade, the exhibition project focuses on simplicity using things that mean exactly what they are. This linear process develops in reference to the definition of art boundaries, underlining a rupture between the presence of the object and a voluntary absence of the content. Referring to semiotic background theories, the relation between medium and message is here emphasized in the presentation of channels or incidental tools that normally stay behind the art piece but constitute the physical fundament of its possible existence. Ausstellung is, on one hand, very honest with the public and, on the other, it is a sarcastic critic to art that makes complexity its essence image: SchwarzweiĂ&#x;bild (B/W photo) C-print, 2011


Snow 2010, intervention at Rondomat exhibition, Rondo title, window, landscape


“Prendete e mangiatene tutti� take it and eat it 2010, installation performance The artist serves a home made soup with four kind of beans, lentils, cabbage, Jerusalem artichokes, onions, potatoes and olive oil. Unleavened bread and red wine. The project, conceived for the show Collective Body, in its reference to the catholic rituals aimed to propose a common digestion


Exhibition’s title 2010, text on paper, nail 21 cm x 29,7 cm, unique edition


(text in the work)

All the time that I told the story of my name Since I was born, everybody calls me Pablo, but my first name is Michele. In every document I am Michele, just Michele Chiereghin. Everytime somebody asks me about my name, I have two choices. A long story, if I have to keep the conversation up, or a shorter one, if I have to be polite, but short. The long story is that I have no Spanish roots although I know Pablo is a Spanish name. Yes, I speak Spanish but just because, in my twenties, I lived in Madrid for a while. Sometimes at this point Italian people ask me if my name comes form the famous song Pablo from the Italian cantautore De Gregori. This is really a cool song about an Italian emigrant in Switzerland who meets a Spanish workmate who knows the women and cheats on his wife and if one day he fell, he did it thinking of his wife, putting on weight or of his fighting cockerel, but my parents assured me that my name doesn’t come from there. Well, it is all about my parents, nobody has a full copyright on their own name. My parents were atheists, they were left-wingers, they liked Neruda and Picasso, and both of them wanted to give me a special name, a name that would marks my existence. So they decided on Pablo. Pablo Chiereghin, that doesn’t sound that Italian at all. But where does Michele come from? Well, both the families of my parents are from Veneto, a region renowned for its conservative Catholicism and for its ‘facade of Catholic behaviour’. Both the families (and especially my father’s mother Nonna Parigina) were pretty looking forward to having a traditional wedding and a ‘traditionally named’ grandson, growing up following church behaviours. My parents married in bell bottom jeans in full summer, on the 21st of August. All this was a sort of weird thing, but at least my parents were married, so all my grandparents, although not invited to the wedding, were somehow happy. The wedding was performed with a bunch of friends by a really close friend that was the PCI vice-major of Adria at that time. I have some photos and I am really proud of them (now my parents have changed, my mother also told me that sometimes she regrets not having had a white dress and a more traditional wedding). Well, after four months my mother got pregnant and they decided to call their son, me, Pablo, well Michele. I still wonder why they were not brave enough to go just for Pablo. I actually found out that I had another name on


my first day of primary school. They called Michele Chiereghin and my mum pushed me in. After a while I started asking myself about this weird name that was written everywhere, but that didn’t belong to me. The explanation by my parents was that they really liked Pablo, but Pablo could also have been considered a political name, so they went for a more normal one so that nobody could discriminated me. At that time it was enough for me. Furthermore, my mum had problems with her name, too. When my great-grandfather went to register her name, he couldn’t register Odette - a name stemming from an easy-reading French novel - because there was still a fascist law that allowed kids to be registered only with Italian names. My great-grandfather got really upset and went for Odetta, saying that it was a female Italian name because it ended with an ‘a’. So my mother Odetta and my father Nerino (that is also a strange name that translated sounds like small blacky and my father, except when he was a kid and blond, was black-haired and not that tall. Anyway, now he is white-haired) didn’t want to mark me for all my life with a communist name. I understand it. They had always been looking out for my future. Furthermore, my father‘s mum searched for a Pablo among the saints of the calendar and she couldn’t accept that Pablo wasn’t present. The Italian translation was Paolo, but that was not enough for her. Considering all the circumstances, my parents had a lot of doubts until the very last day. They had always done what they wanted to, but this was for them the first important issue that could have directly affected somebody else’s life. I was born on the 29th of September, which is regrettably the birthday of Silvio Berlusconi, too. The 29th of September is San Michele, that is not a proper saint because he is one of the three archangels. He was a fighter that defeated the dragon personifying the devil. Not bad. That means that my birthday is also my saint’s day. Michele means who is like God?. That was somehow enough for my Grandma to deal with the fact, too, that her grandson would have the strange opportunity to decide at 18 years old if he would like to be baptised. So that day my father went to register me at the council house. He named me Michele Chiereghin. In the meanwhile my mum was holding me at her breast, telling her friends and relatives how beautiful her Pablo was. The short story I tell about my name is that I was named Pablo because my parents loved Neruda.

All the times that I told the story of my name 2010, text on paper lambda print photo reproduction 340cm x 160cm, edition of 3+AP


(text in the work)

All the times that I told the story of my place I was born in Adria. Adria is the famous place that gave the name to the Adriatic Sea. Normally I do not speak that much about me and my origin, but I know that abroad, and sometimes in Italy too, this name sounds weird. When I introduce myself and my place, most of the time I go for a shot story saying that I am Italian and I came from Adria, a little town 50 km away from Venice. This story is short and it is as true as the longer one is, but when somebody shows real interest in the place where I was born, I promised myself long ago to explain exactly where I am from. When I start telling the long story about Adria, I am somehow happy about knowing where I will take the conversation, and happy to satisfy my audience, leaving some open points that can easily be filled by ready-to-answer questions. I think this story is much more interesting than the shorter one, also because the longer story has no need to mention famous places such as Venice (which was actually founded 1000 years later than Adria), but is entirely enough by itself. Another attitude that I feign when I tell the long story is acting like they should know such a wellknown story just as they should know the important place where I come from. I start saying that Adria was an ancient Etruscan port. Well, the first record of Adria is about a first settlement of Venetic origin in the 12th century BC; but the foundations of classic “Atria” or “Hatria” are dated around 500 BC. In this period the Etruscans conquered the area and transformed the town of Adria and its port into an centre of commerce. Due to the far-reaching importance and influence of the city, the sea was named Adriatic after the Etruscan city of Adria.” At this point if I see that I am showing off too much by playing the historian, I say that people aren’t expected to know this story, it is only that, I promised myself long ago to tell the story of my place every time somebody asked. There is nothing to worry about if they do not know the place because nowadays Adria is a small town with 20,000 inhabitants in a economically depressed area with fog in the winter and mosquitoes in the summer.


If people are not too bored at this point, they normally bring up Venice or come up with some questions about the sea and the coast. I normally say that the coast in the area is ok, grey sandy beaches, the water is not that clear due to the position between the two deltas of the main two Italian rivers, the Adige and Po. Right after that I have to declare that Adria it is not at the seaside, but 25 km away from the cost. Most of the time the question then comes by itself, how is it possible that a city that is not on the sea gave the name to the Adriatic sea? And this is the part that I like most because it allows me to reply to a legitimate question with an answer that is so true and logical that it could appear surreal. I answer this way, saying that Adria was an Etruscan harbour that was not directly on the sea, but on the coast of the Po, where the river met the sea. It took 2,500 years for the Po to put 25 km of land between Adria and the coast as its delta grew, now forming a bulge of land in the sea. At this point the conversation ends, people swear not to be really sure of my version of the facts and assure me that they will check it in the next days. I say yes that they should check it so that they know in which sea they will bathe next time. Normally after this, I try not to mention the story of Adria anymore and we drink something together.

All the times that I told the story of my place 2010, text on paper, lambda print postcard reproduction 340cm x 160cm, edition of 3+AP


(text in the work, english translation)

I, Pablo Michele Chiereghin,born in Adria (Ro) Italy the 29th of September 1977, disposing mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare the following to be my Last Will and Testament. I nominate as executor my father Nerino Chiereghin. I direct that my legally enforceable debts, last illness and funeral expenses, be paid out of my residuary estate, and when not possible will be covered by my parents Odette Pannilunghi and Nerino Chiereghin. I leave my artworks to my beloved partner Annibelle Seilern und Aspang, she should donate 10 pieces to my parents, one piece to Aldo Giannotti, Gianmaria Gava, Maurizio Maier, Roberto Fazzina, Alberto Ama’ Damiano Barbon, Carlo Chiereghin, Nicola Ferman and Manuela Spiga. I hereby commit Annibelle to give one third of the profits coming from the future exploitation and the selling of my works to my parents. I leave my personal belonging, objects and books of the house of Vienna to Annibelle. She will give some memories of my recent life to my parents. In case of irreversible coma, persistent vegetative state or terminally illness I want to have life-sustaining treatment for maximum two months. According to this will and maximum limit, my executor can decide to short the treatment period. After two months I do not wont any treatment given to postpone my death. After my death, I wish to donate the following organs: heart, lungs, kidneys, corneas, liver, and any other in accord with my Executor. I direct that my remains be cremated. I dispose to have a not religious funeral and I ask Annibelle to organize the ceremony. This testament could be modified anytime. This text was declared as testament and personally signed by me under the uninterrupted presence of my three witnesses Vienna, December 17, 2009

Instructions 2009, mixed media, 160 cm 40 cm by 40 cm, edition of 3+AP


Yellow Bag 2009, mixed media, 80 cm by 60 cm edition of 3 +AP


Summer afternoon la Repubblica 03-08-09 2009, mixed media, 15 cm by 10 cm, unique edition English translation Correction and Clarification Due to an error, in the crosswords page of yesterday’s newspaper, there was no correspondence between the clues and the grid. We apologise to our readers.


I feel Lucky Bet for Austrian Lotto 16-09-09 2009, mixed media, 20 cm by 30 cm, edition of 3 +AP


(text in the work)

Vienna, April 13, 2009 Today I went out. I removed a parking fine from a stranger’s windscreen. I paid it. Then I returned home. P.C.

(text in the work)

Vienna, April 14, 2009 Today I intentionally had sex with my girlfriend without using precautions. P.C.

(text in the work)

Vienna, April 16, 2009 Today, without warning anyone and for the entire day, I didn’t speak, I didn’t work and I intentionally postponed every activity until tomorrow. P.C

Man and his destiny 2009, triptych, mixed media, 80 cm by 60 cm, unique edition


Picture of a Lie from the series of 12 pieces If photography was born to document the reality, Picture of a Lie has the goal of documenting the false. The artist, after a non scientific psychoanalytic procedure, asked his model to repeat their worst lie as they were facing the person they told it to. The goal is not to portray the person but the lie itself. 2008, Lambda Prints mounted on aluminum, 60 x 50 cm, , edition of 5 +AP


Birthday Suit from the series of 12 pieces Birthday Suit is photographic action project that explores social acting boundaries. People have been paid to have portrait taken by a nude photographer, who stood inside a gallery shop window in a central street of London. The situational agreement is a dualism of power: the artist seduces the model engaging him in a voyeuristic situation where the spectator has a strong advantage: being dressed. On the other hand when the shutter opens, it is the spectator that suddenly looks naked. 2008, Lambda Prints mounted on aluminum, 60 x 50 cm, edition of 12 +AP


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