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Mauro Ceolin ( Milan, Italy 1963) is a bio-artist based in Milan, whose work is focused on representing contemporary realities. Since 1996 his research consists in studying the aesthetics forms and the experiences coming from the post-alphabetic society. In the past few years his work has been shown in many international shows and venues: “Les explorateurs“, le Parc de Clères, parc zoologique et botanique, Clères, France; “Eternal September“, Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art in collaboration with Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia; “CnbiotopoGT” project for GranTouristas the digital layer for the Italian Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy; “CRIdA Studies. Acousmatic soundscape, a concert for MP3 in two movements” at Es Baluard Contemporary Art Museum, Palma, Mallorca, Espana; “Play Station” at Postmasters gallery, New York, Usa; “VIVENDI, contemporaryNaturalism - from Lassie to Pokémon” at Triennale di Milano, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy (solo show); ”Italians Do It Better!!” Neoludica. Art is a game 2011-1966, 54th Venice Art Biennale – collateral events, Sala dei Lanieri, Venice, Italy; "WRO 09” 13th Media Art Biennale, BWA Galeria Awangarda, Wroclaw, Poland; “Metalandscapes“, 4 Triennale der Photographie - Deichtor Center, Hamburg, DE; “Flow”, Kunsthalle CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Espana; “MetaLandscapes”, Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró Mallorca, Espana; “GameScapes”, Galleria Civica, Monza, Italy; “Net Archive: Art Game”, MAXXI museum, Rome, Italy; “L'arte videoludica di Mauro Ceolin”, IULM University Gallery, Milan, Italy (first retrospective); "Bang the Machine” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; “Biennale Adriatica Arti Nuove”, Italy; "armoury" Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy; "VI Salón Pirelli " Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Venezuela; "InteractivA'03", Museum of Contemporary Art, Merida, Mexico; "L'oading", Galleria Civica, Siracusa. As invited artist he participated to many new media festivals around the world; among them: “roBOt06” Festival - digital paths into music and arts, , Bologna, Italy: “FILE Hypersonica” at FILE 2011 - Electronic Language International Festival exhibition, Sao Paulo, Brazil; “Art Stays” 8th Festival of contemporary art, Regional Museum, Ptuj, Slovenija; "B I T M A P: as good as new" Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, and , Brooklyn, New York; "File07" Sesy Gallery, San Paolo, Brazil; “SlickVIDEOArt 07” Auditorium du Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris, France; “59 seconds International Film/Video Festival” 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, WA e Media Arts Center San Diego, CA; "GameScenes.Scapes” piemonte_share_festival_2005, Palazzo Cavour, Torino; "Bit art" Florence; "PEAM2004" Pescara; "FileGame2004" Sesy Gallery, San Paolo, Brazil; "ISIMD2004" Istanbul; "Pathiharn electron", Chiangmai, Thailand; "Pixxelpoint2002" Slovenia (best vectorial art); "AfterNeeN" Utrecht. Official website: www.rgbproject.com 


Lecture, workshop and residence 2015 lecture Academy of Fine Arts in Venezia, New Technologies Departments, "Animali Trans-mediali", approfondimenti e concetti base. 2015 seminar Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, Italy, “memeZoology Prequel” 2014 seminar Academy Carrara of Fine Arts, Bergamo, Italy, “Siri: gli esseri umani hanno le religioni, io ho il silicio”. 2014 talk Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy “Il videogioco”, with M. Salvador, E. D'Armenio and M. Trabattoni. 2013 talk SKL gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Espana, “Acerca de los memes y la vida basada en silicio”, with P.Waelder 2013 meeting with students Academy Carrara of Fine Arts, Sistemi editoriali per le arti visive Departments, Bergamo, Italy “PageRank#CMdc01B” with C. Musso 2013 lecture Università degli Studi di Milano, Laboratorio di Storia e Critica dell'Arte Contemporanea, Milan Italy, "metodologia di pensieri 3.o" 2012 conference Contemporary and Modern Art Museum, Udine, Italy, “#udine SM.ART - L’arte fa il punto - Mauro Ceolin: art 2.0” 2012 residence CRIdA. Center for Artists’ Residencies and Exchanges, Palma Espai d’Art Foundation, Mallorca, Espana 2011 lecture Academy of Fine Arts Venice, workshop organized by A+A | Slovenian Exhibition Centre in collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts New Technologies Departments, Venezia, Italy “Metodologia di pensieri” 2011 lecture Academy of Fine Arts New Technologies Departments in San Servolo island, Venezia, Italy, “ContemporaryNaturalism: Ipotesi e riflessioni per una biologia dell ʼimmaginario collettivo” 2010 conference Auditorium, Palace of Exhibitions, Rome, Italy, “The next stop - contemporary art and communication”. Case history: Mauro Ceolin, artist 2010 meeting with students Politecnico di Milano, Faculty of Architecture, Course: Multimedia and Virtual landscape, Milan, Italy, “ Sulla origine dell'integrazione culturale tra mondi materiali e immateriali” 2010 lecture ART STAYS 2010, 8th International Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenija, “Sodobni naturalizem: Mauro Ceolin“ 2009 conference Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró, Mallorca, Espana, “en_lloc, Diálogos entre arte, territorio y tecnología” 2008 residence Kunsthalle CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Espana, “Flow” 2006 conference IULM University, Milan, Italy, “Games@IULM” 2005 conference SMAU, le Conversazioni di Nòva24 - Il Sole 24 ORE, Milan, Italy, “I Percorsi dell’Innovazione” 2004 conference University of Torino, Organizzazione per la Ricerca in Scienze e Arti, Torino, Italy, “Playtime. Dimensione ludica e new media art”


“Net Web Art” net archives: art games curators: Eleonora De Filippis, Elena Giulia Rossi MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo Rome, Italy - May-September 2006 group show Mauro Ceolin                                                                              Rgb – Tetris,  2002 Ceolin riprende Tetris, uno dei giochi interattivi che hanno fatto la storia del videogame e lo manipola, sostituendo dei loghi alle figurazioni geometriche dell’originale. Mauro Ceolin (Italia) utilizza sia tecniche tradizionali sia i new media, con una particolare predilezione per l’universo video ludico. I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in numerose gallerie e musei del mondo tra cui il  Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Caracas e il Media Art Center di Seattle.


“Neoludica. Art Is A Game 2011 – 1966” ”Italians Do It Better!!” curated by D Quaranta and M Bittanti /group show 54th Venice Art Biennale – collateral events, Sala dei Lanieri_Venezia, Italy, june-november 2011 Mauro Ceolin started to focus on game culture in 2002, portraying the game designers who made the history of videogames: faces and names unknown to most people, like Will Wright or Shigeru Miyamoto, that Ceolin celebrates as culture heroes. This first work was followed by the memorable series SolidLandscapes (2005 – 2011), in which he painted the landscapes where he lived inside the screen as if they were real. CARTRIDGEdream (2005), presented in the exhibition, is a small masterpiece of recycling scrap: old game cartridges, modeling components, and spam emails are reassembled to spawn a new cultural artifact. Domenico Quaranta, “Italians Do It Better!!” in AA.VV., Neoludica. Art Is a Game 2011 – 1966, Skira, 2011

Photo courtesy D Quaranta


CRIDA STUDIES Acousmatic soundscape A concert in two movements for your MP3 player Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma April, 2012 Es Baluard will host on April 12 at 20 hours the project by artist Mauro Ceolin CRIDA Studies. Acousmatic soundscape CNSA 0102, a concert for MP3 in two movements. This concert is the result of the research carried out by Ceolin within his project contemporaryNaturalism, about how nature is represented in our consumer society. CRIDA Studies: acousmatic soundscape CNSA 0102, concerto in two movements for MP3 summarizes, in a visual format, the research conducted by Mauro Ceolin on the relationship between astronomy and the scientific imagination in science fiction movies. The result of this study (CNSA 0102) produces a soundscape and visual impressions made of parts of elements copied, isolated and extracted from various video sharing websites (eg YouTube) and mounted with a free software. link Es Baluard Mauro Ceolin's project CRIDA Studies


VIVENDI contemporaryNaturalism - from Lassie to Pokémon curated by Alberto Pizzati Caiani research-Work by Mauro Ceolin Triennale di Milano | Triennale Bovisa |Triennale VisionLab 07 October - 27 October 11 Location: Triennale Bovisa Triennale VisionLab, the laboratory of Triennale di Milano laboratories, which promotes creative cooperation between young artists and scientists, presents VIVENDI ContemporaryNaturalism – From Lassie to Pokémon a research-Work by Mauro Ceolin for Laboflabs 2011. ....the project will make it possible to analyse the artistic proposition of the work by participating with the artist in the Art and Science Crossing laboratory, with its cross-fertilisation of codes and canons. The first results of the investigations carried out by Ceolin since 2006 on the trans-media characters, icons, and objects of the international intra-generational world of the imagination will be presented. An explorer of landscapes, places, and electric/electronic/computer/digital universes, Mauro Ceolin, a latter-day Darwin, goes so far as to trace out the new frontiers of the concept of Nature. From it, he attempts to bring out and express an innovative range of meaning for a global society that is increasingly pervaded by virtual and immaterial dimensions. The exhibition, which also includes docu-videos (matteo scanni), sounddesign(asmagita darvinci) and theatre performances (fattoria vittadini)....


“Les explorateurs“ Exposition Hors les murs du Fond Régional d'Art Contemporain Normandie Rouen. Parc de Clères, parc zoologique et botanique Clères, France. septembre - octobre 2016 Avec Darrren Almond, Alice Anderson, Sylvaine Branellec, Mauro Ceolin, Claude Closky, Pierre Corroenne, Rodolphe Delaunay, Mark Dion, Cevdet Erek, Geert Goiris, Anne-Marie Jugnet et Alain Clairet, Olivier Leroi, Wesley Meuris, Hugues Reip,Thomas Ruff, Batia Suter. L'exposition Les explorateurs fait écho à la personnalité de Jean Delacour et à l'identité du lieu. Elle réunit des artistes qui s'interessent aux sciences naturelles, depuis la zoologie à l'astronomie en passant par la géologie. Il s'agit aussi pour certains, de repenser la manière de présenter les savoirs. En portant un regard à la fois scientifique et artistique sur ces domaine, ces artistes interrogent leur statut et leur pratique à la croisées des sciences. en Cela, ils semblent renouer avec la tradition des amateurs éclairés, qui étaient à la fois artistes, scientifiques, inveteurs, sans que l'une de ces spécialités ne prennent le pas sur une autre.


Metalandscape Curated by Pau Waelder group show Fundaciรณ Pilar i Joan Mirรณ Mallorca, Espana October 2007 / January 2008 4th Triennial of Photography Hamburg Deichtorcenter Hamburg 12th April - 16th May 2008 In his Landscape Series, Mauro Ceolin explores the different aspects of landscape in our globalized, capitalist, contamined, digital era. Drawing with a digital pen and tablet, he recreates the images he collects from different sources: landscapes from commercial videogames, the buildings of the main companies in the market of technology and the many natural disasters caused by man. His work involves an exploration of the digital with a very traditional, manual process. Mauro Ceolin (Milano, 1963) has exhibited his work in many art centers and galleries in Italy and worldwide, as well as in the art fairs Artissima, MiArt, Flash Art and FIAC, and severla digital art festivals. Johan&Levi has recently published a book about his work.


Bang the Machine: Computer Gaming Art and Artifacts René de Guzman, Visual Arts Curator Berin Golonu, Associate Visual Arts Curator group show Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, Usa - January 17–April 4, 2004 SAN FRANCISCO, December 2, 2003—Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents an interactive multimedia exhibition that explores the history and influence of computer game culture and the extraordinary relationship between interactive computer games and contemporary art. On view in our Galleries from January 17 through April 4, 2004, Bang the Machine: Computer Gaming Art and Artifacts is produced in partnership with the How They Got Game Project of the Stanford Humanities Laboratory, which will concurrently present the exhibit, Fictional Worlds, Virtual Experiences: Storytelling and Computer Games, at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. >>> Italian artist Mauro Ceolin presents a series of portraits of videogame designers who have created the most inventive and original titles, and portraits of electronic musicians who sample old computer game music in their dance mixes


memeZoology� special project curated by Claudio Musso for roBOt by Federica Patti roBOt06 Festival - digital paths into music and arts - Palazzo Re Enzo Cappella di S. Maria dei Carcerati (Tremlett) 02 October - 05 October 2013 Mauro Ceolin : Evolutionary (dis)order Memezoology fits within the research project contemporaryNaturalism, active since 2006 with the goal of certifying the existence of a "biology of the imaginary collective" and the spread of memes in mainstream media. With an analytical eye, Ceolin chooses cases that have become "viral" as a result of countless versions created from a common template. Our imagination expands thanks to the emergence of new (even synthetic) life forms. Another evolutionary breakthrough is looming. For Homo Digitalis it is not difficult to be surrounded by wildlife created by film, television or video games and, likewise, it easily contributes to a meme’s survival. Claudio Musso


ETERNAL SEPTEMBER The rise of amateur culture curated by Valentina Tanni Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art in collaboration with Škuc Gallery Ljubljana, Slovenia, september 2014 group exhibition Featuring: Anonymous (The Game Pro), Tymek Borowski & Pawel Sysiak, Mauro Ceolin, Paolo Cirio, Paul Destieu, Electroboutique, Matthias Fritsch, Colin Guillemet, David Horvitz, Maskull Lasserre, Aled Lewis, Dennis Logan (Spatula007), Valeria Mancinelli & Roberto Fassone, Mark McEvoy, Casey Pugh et al., Steve Roggenbuck, Smetnjak Collective, Helmut Smits, Phil Thompson and Wendy Vainity (madcatlady) Eternal September is a group exhibition that aims to explore the relationship between professional art making and the rising tide of amateur cultural movements throughout the Web, a historical event that has triggered a huge, fascinating shift in every field of culture, especially the visual one. The exhibition includes works by 15 authors and artistic groups (professionals and amateurs alike) and a series of special projects and accompanying events that will take place both offline and online.


"Il comportamento sociale degli animali videoludici_maravee studies”” special project curated by Sabrina Zannier “Maravee Ludo“ Castello di Susans, (UD) Italy Ottobre 2016 Diorama performativo di Mauro Ceolin, coordinato da Martina Tavano in collaborazione con Atelier EnidUDanza. Performer: Martina. Tavano, Erica Modotti, Chiara Pasqualini, Erica Mattioni e Giulia Bauzon. Foto performance, courtesy Renato Patat


Flow curated by Pau Waelder Kunsthalle CCA Andratx Espana, march 2008 group exhibition Inspired by the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Mauro Ceolin dedicates this series to the investigation of the representation of fluids. But he does it, as is habitual in his work, through the products of popular culture. In this case, the Manga and the Anime are the source from which he extracts all kinds of images of fluids, whether water, gases, or pure energy. Ceolin extracts these forms from their context, depriving them of their figurative character to become beautiful abstract compositions in which, nevertheless, subsist a subtle identification with the comic’s own language and that of Japanese animation. The artist chooses for this work an effective combination of manual digital processes, that go from the vectorial drawing to the collage and the mural painting. Mauro Ceolin has created two large pieces specifically for this exposition, thanks to a stay at the workshops of the CCA.


“L’arte videoludica di Mauro Ceolin” a Mauro Ceolin's first retrospective IULM University Milan, Italy - May 2006 The exhibition will present the works of Mauro Ceolin, one of the major proponents of game art in the world.  In recent years,  Mauro Ceolin has organized many national and international exhibitions


"WRO 09� 13th Media Art Biennale BWA Galeria Awangarda Wroclaw, Poland - May 2009 The video game is not only an entertainment, but also a form of communication. Author uses it as a language and as a media to communicate and to describe the reality. RGBwebroids2 is not a surrealistic videogame. It describes a real web-social scenery. Ceolin describes this Internet war with his favourite language: the videogame. This media allows the artist to describe facts, real situations with a brief, fast and ironic language which everybody can understand.


“L’oading” videogiochi geneticamente modificati Curated by Valentina Tanni group exhibition Galleria Civica Siracusa, Italy - January 2003  Mauro Ceolin is a Milanese artist. In the last three years, he has been experimenting netart in his RGBProject.  Structured like a work in progress, his project  includes some acrylic paintings, a series of vectorial drawings and Flash animations.  In Siracusa, Ceolin will exhibit RGB Tetris, an artistic version of the famous Tetris videogame, and, in absolute preview, RGB Atari. In the first one, instead of the usual geometrical figures, the player must drive one into the other free falling brands of wellknown companies.  The big Mc Donald's "M", Nike's "moustache" and many other famous logos compose a colorful and ironic mosaic,  an eccentric Pop celebration of  branding.  RGB Atari uses the shape of more classic break-wall in order to describe the present situation of videogame industry overcoming movie industry.


B I T M A P: as good as new curated by Marcin Ramocki 2007 @ VertexList gallery, Brooklyn New York 2008 @ The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery / Drexel University, Philadelphia PA a group exhibition celebrating the history of the digital image, the aesthetics of early computing and early video-game consoles. Expect pixels, old monitors and 8 bit sounds! Cory Arcangel, Chris Ashley, Mike Beradino, Mauro Ceolin, Petra Cortright, Paul Davis, DELAWARE, Notendo (Jeff Donaldson), Eteam, Dragan Espenschied, Christine Gedeon, Kimberley Hart, Daniel Iglesia, JODI, Olia Lialina, LoVid, Kristin Lucas, David Mauro, Jillian Mcdonald, Tom Moody, Aron Namenwirth, Mark Napier, Nullsleep, Marisa Olson, Will Papenheimer, Prize Budget for Boys, Jim Punk, Akiko Sakaizumi, Paul Slocum, Eddo Stern and CJ Yeh. link: bitmap catalog (pdf 2008)


The area of bustle curated by Manuel Frara in collaboration with Laura Di Nardo ART STAYS 2010, 8th International Festival of Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia Regional Museum Ptuj, Slovenija – july 2010 Curator Manuel Frara, artist and new media professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice has selected the artists for the Made in Italy exhibition. Paolo Angelosanto, Giacomo Artusi, Andrea Cazzagon, Mauro Ceolin, Andrea Contin, Giulia Conzato, Francesco Fonassi, eg0 (Enrico Glerean), Marotta&Russo, [pax~] (Paolo Calzavara), Unidentified Sound Object (Matteo Milani, Federico Placidi) and Carlo Vedova from Italy will present the best that the contemporary Italian multimedia art scene has to offer. Video, audio and performance art all days until the end of the festival.


GameScapes curated by Rossana Pavoni and Matteo Bittanti, Domenico Quaranta group show Civic Gallery, Monza, Italy October 2006 Videogame Landscapes and Cities in the Works of Five International Artists, a group show featuring works by some of the most celebrated artists working with digital games: Cory Arcangel, Mauro Ceolin, Jon Haddock, Eddo Stern, and Carlo Zanni. Mauro Ceolin lives and works in Milan, where he was born in 1963. One of the leading international game artists, Ceolin depicts himself as a painter, even when he creates banners, animations or videogames such as GOOGLEBattle.03 (2004), a paintgame on Google's epic struggle against ali other search engines. Using a revisited painting technique, he creates vectorial images using an optical pen and a palette of fiat colors; the images can then be reproduced in various sizes and techniques, from acrylic painting to photographic printing.The subjects of this never-ending work are found images, fragments of the pop culture but, above ali, icons of the videogaming culture, from landscapes to cosplayers, from game designers to 8-bit musicians. His works have been on show in various exhibitions, among which the milestone event "Bang the Machine" (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco 2004)


Mauro Ceolin: Etnografia Dell’immaginario by Claudio Musso on Digimag # 7 | 2011 Mauro Ceolin: PageRank#CMdcU – spazio ULTRA | 2012 Mauro Ceolin, Claudio Musso - PageRank#CMdc01B - Digicult Edition on lulu press | 2013 Mauro Ceolin, Claudio Musso – incontro con gli studenti, Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti di Bergamo | 2013 The experience PageRank#CMdc born on the occasion of an interview published on Digimag magazine published by Digicult. PageRank#CMdc represents a new stage of contemporaryNaturalism, the project with which Mauro Ceolin intended to build a line of research that has the ability to incorporate a variety of discourses, languages and meta-languages. Since 2006, in fact, built a path in progress based on the logics of the catalog and archive to highlight the existence of a biology of the contemporary imagery. The action is developed in three phases: prologue, performance, documentation. link: PageRank#CMdc project


1234567890, 10 young italian artist installation about time lapse Conceived and curated by Kroitnijz group exhibition Sorlini Hangar, Venice Airpot, Italy - June 2003 Cartiere Vannucci, Milan, Italy - September 2003 EarlyLandscape.02 loop // Vectorial animation Duration continuous, dimensions variable Flash Object+Sound, 2002 This video is in fact an animation that requires an environmental installation. earlyLandscape is a rural landscape that changes to different moments of the day. The installation consists in chez-longes, fake grass and a perfume vaporizer where people can relax and enjoy the work.


“GameScenes” Piemonte Share Festival Curated by Domenico Quaranta Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Italy February 2005  ……Mauro’s attitude blew past the reverent, passive attitude that too often surrounds new media art and set a new starting point, making a hybrid of old and new techniques. It appeared crystal-clear to me the very moment I first stared into one of his Solid Landscapes, attracted again by the same mysterious force that drew me closer to my Commodore 64 screen when I was a kid. This time, every single pixel seemed in the right place to me. It was nice to feel that rapture again, staring at the green bushes and quaint streams of some level of Zelda. Marco Antonini (NYarts magazine 2005)


Armoury curated by Luca Beatrice and Laura Carcano group show Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy July – September, 2004 produced by Galleria Mudima, Milan/Berlin Google Battle   From the 90s, Newpop Artists begin to analyse pop culture in a different way from Pop artist of the 60s as Warhol or Lichtenstein. They reject idea that pop culture is a system of stars and icons and study it as a language, a media among others. Mauro Ceolin concentrates his attemption on videogame’s universe. For him videogame is not only an entertainment, but a form of communication. But unlike other neopop artists Ceolin doesn’t only analyse videogame as language, he uses it as language, as media to speak and describe the reality. His last artwork is Google Battle, a modified videogame inspired to an ancient spaceship battle platform. In his version Ceolin substitutes spaceship for search engines logos, transforming the ancient space battle in a contemporary war for internet supremacy. The player is Google and he has to defend himself from other search engines as Lycos, Yahoo, Altavista, etc. Google Battle is not a surrealistic videogame, it describes a real economic scenery. Search engines company are forming an alliance to stop Google’s success and supremacy and Ceolin tells us this internet war with his favorite language, videogame. This media allows the artist to describe facts, real situations with a brief, fast and ironic language which everybody can undestand. (Pierluigi Casolari 2004)


Rapporti di Rapidità Comisario Pau Waelder sklgallery, Palma de Mallorca · Illes Balears, Spain april/june 2013 Rapporti di Rapidità, la muestra que ahora presenta en la Galería SKL, constituye la más reciente línea de investigación de Mauro Ceolin en este campo. Un estudio iniciado durante su residencia en el programa CRIdA en Palma y desarrollado a lo largo del último año en Milán explora ahora el impacto de las imágenes en la sociedad y las relaciones de continuidad que se producen entre estas, basándose en los modelos que ofrece la memética, la teoría de la información y la antropología cultural. Una serie de obras se configuran como “informes de la velocidad” a la cual se distribuye un determinado meme en nuestra sociedad, a través de productos de la industria cultural tales como films y series de televisión. Ceolin presta especial interés a los títulos de ciencia ficción y los destinados a un público infantil, en los que se plantea con particular claridad un enfrentamiento entre lo natural y lo artificial, lo ficticio y lo real.


Studying the Spore's Ytubesoundscape and his wildlife site specific installation on "Concrete Landscapes" curated by Manuel Frara A+A | Centro Pubblico per l'Arte Contemporanea Venezia 31 gennaio 2011 Spore's Ytubesoundscape and his wildlife" is a soundscape realized gathering and classifying species taken from the Spore videogame. The selected animal species are taken from gaming sessions created by users and posted on YouTube.


ArtDC 17th Annual International Modern+Contemporary Art Fair Washington Convention Center, Usa April 27-30, 2007 nt art gallery presents in artDC MAURO CEOLIN: BUSHIDOarcade.SW07 "Ceolin presents us the last evolution of a project where languages formally different converge. From that fertile connexion drifts the creation of further new codes. This sculpture, created basically by cardboard boxes,paints icons on one of its side. An old Compaq laptop is reinvented, painted on white, and used as the canvas of a post-digital painter. The three DVD readers, one on its time, become surface and contemporarily material, inside a sculpture where different linguistic instruments participate to create new specifications and contaminations. None of the technical means involved in this process is prevalent respect to the others."


art2.0 curata da Stefano Monti e Anais Prebel Nuicci nt art gallery, Bologna, Italia January 2009 RGBwebroids2 è un classico sparatutto che però differisce dalla modalità standard in quanto privo punteggio, e pertanto, alieno dalla possibilità di giudizio della prestazione del giocatore se non in termini di tempo. Questa installazione è composta da un computer, una tastiera, un proiettore … Ceolin traduce la struttura dell’opera in un unico corpus definendola addirittura come scultura. L’opera si compie pertanto solo se composta di ogni sua parte ed è proprio nell’equilibrio e nell’accordo di queste che risiede il carattere scultoreo dell’installazione, che non si manifesta solo nella pura e semplice proiezione del videogioco… La seconda installazione-scultura si intitola earlyLandscape e pone nuovamente l’accento sullo sfasamento della nostra dinamica percettiva rispetto alla dimensione temporale nell’era dell’informazione simultanea. Si tratta di una situazione costruita in modo da presentarci un vero e proprio “ambiente a dimensione variabile”, come ci illustra lo stesso artista. L’opera si compone in questo caso di dieci sedie a sdraio posizionate su di un manto erboso, di un diffusore di profumo, di un computer, di un proiettore e di una videoanimazione. La scelta della riproduzione in loop è parte integrante della poetica dell’opera, in quanto l’evoluzione temporale che ci troviamo ad osservare ci appare assolutamente normale per quanto molto accelerata rispetto al consueto svolgersi di una giornata. Le ventiquattro ore vengono condensate in una manciata di secondi, quindi nell’arco di pochi minuti ci troveremo ad aver trascorso qualche settimana e nell’arco di tre ore avremo visto trascorrere circa un anno…. Il tempo scandito dall’orologio viene scardinato rispetto alle sue coordinate fisiche per diventare una nuova dimensione soggettiva a sé stante. Il concetto stesso ne risulta modificato; la velocità con cui la rete ci impone di convivere diviene quindi un dato misurabile solo in base alla nostra capacità personale di attenzione e relativizza la tolleranza con cui riusciamo a incamerare informazioni. 


Mauro Ceolin – videogame_landscapes Presentazione di Domenico Quaranta e Matteo Bittanti Fabio Paris Art Gallery Brescia – novembre 2004 Videogame landscapes. In una riedizione postmoderna dell'estetica pop, l'artista va setacciando il paesaggio di informazioni che ci circonda, selezionando una serie di immagini che sottopone a decantazione attraverso la tecnica del disegno vettoriale.


En_lloc Coordinación: Pau Waelder Ciclo de conferencias Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca. 26 y 27 de junio, 2009. Naturalismo contemporáneo Mauro Ceolin, artista Sábado, 27, 13h, Auditorio Con el concepto de “Naturalismocontemporáneo” Mauro Ceolin propone un análisis de la coexistencia actual de formas basadas en la química del carbono (seres vivos) y formas basadas en la química del silicio (seres o formas generadas en entornos simulados por ordenador). En una época en la que la pantalla del ordenador se ha convertido en un paisaje cotidiano y una parte de nuestra vida y nuestras relaciones se desarrollan en entornos simulados, ¿dónde queda la relación entre hombre y naturaleza? ¿Cuál es nuestra percepción de la naturaleza, si vivimos mayoritariamente en un ámbito urbano y nos rodeamos de una versión domesticada de flora y fauna, que se adapta a nuestras necesidades?


memeZoology prequel Seminario con Mauro Ceolin Venerdì 13 e Sabato 14 Febbraio 2015 Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma - Campo Boario Aula 1A Studenti corso Illustrazione – Progettazione Grafica – Tecniche e Tecnologie della Grafica - Grafica d’Arte Tecniche dell’Incisione, Prof. Enrico Pusceddu. il seminario visto l’aspetto operativo ha previsto un tetto massimo di 70 studenti. Il seminario sarà impostato come momento di ricerca dialettica e affronterà i temi del rapporto tra la diffusione dell’informazione nelle piattaforme sociali informatiche, nelle società post alfabetiche, attraverso possibili “nuove” forme zoomorfe. Il seminario si inserisce nel raggio di contemporaryNaturalism, ricerca attiva dal 2006 che si propone di attestare l’esistenza di una “biologia dell’immaginario collettivo”. (foto courtesy Simone Cera)


Seminario n.2: Mauro Ceolin Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti di Bergamo Siri: "gli esseri umani hanno le religioni, io ho il silicio" Ammissione: studenti del I, II e III anno di Pittura e di Nuove tecnologie Bergamo, 9 maggio 2014


"Animali Trans-mediali", approfondimenti e concetti base. Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia Dipartimento di Nuove Tecnologie dell’Arte, Isola di San Servolo Dal 2013 con la realizzazione della ricerca "memeZoology" Mauro Ceolin ha iniziato un processo di riflessione che intende cristallizzare quel fenomeno, dove la transitorietà nel tempo da differenti media rendono alcune forme zoomorfe sedimentarsi nell'immaginario comune e divenire attraverso i nuovi mezzi di comunicazione "più reali del reale". Lo studio triennale che presenterà si inserisce nel main project “contemporaryNaturalism” che dal 2006 Ceolin ha sviluppato, indagando tutte quelle forme auto-producenti che transitano nell'immaginario comune. Ricercatore in paesaggi immateriali, Mauro Ceolin, illustra le nuove frontiere del concetto di Natura, cercandone le regole, le relazioni di un rapporto che vede l'uomo sempre di più fondersi con il suo immaginario tecnologico. L'incontro con gli studenti sarà l'occasione per fissare/presentare i concetti base della ricerca e attraverso alcuni casi storici, indagare le nuove modalità di organizzare l'informazione.


PageRank#CMdc01B Incontro con MAURO CEOLIN / CLAUDIO MUSSO Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti di Bergamo Mauro Ceolin e Claudio Musso incontrano gli studenti del Corso: Sistemi editoriali per le arti visive Docente: Marco Mancuso Bergamo 17 Aprile 2013 I due autori presentano la pubblicazione digitale PageRank#CMdc01B. Il volume ha la duplice funzione di raccogliere e proseguire l’esperienza PageRank#CMdc nata in occasione di un’intervista tra i due curatori per Digimag. Il testo rappresenta una nuova tappa di contemporaryNaturalism, il progetto con cui Mauro Ceolin ha inteso costruire un filone di ricerca che avesse la capacità di inglobare svariati discorsi, linguaggi e metalinguaggi. Dal 2006, infatti, ha costruito un percorso in fieri basato sulle logiche del catalogo e dell’archivio per evidenziare l’esistenza di una biologia dell’immaginario. contemporaneo.


Presentazione del libro: Eternal September Istituto Svizzero di Roma – sede di Milano Milano, 23 aprile 2015 Pubblicato in occasione della mostra omonima, tenutasi presso la galleria Škuc di Lubiana nel settembre 2014, il libro raccoglie i risultati di un lavoro di ricerca sulle relazioni tra arte contemporanea e produzione amatoriale che ha avuto la sua prima tappa espositiva proprio all’Istituto Svizzero di Milano, con il progetto Nothing to See Here… (maggio – luglio 2013). L’evento ha visto la prima presentazione pubblica del Great Wall of Memes, un progetto in corso poi riproposto in forma installativa a Lubiana e, più di recente, nella mostra The Darknet. From Memes to Onionland alla Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen. Nel suo intervento, Valentina Tanni ripercorrerà le tappe del progetto e approfondirà alcune delle linee tematiche esplorate dalla mostra. Con lei interverranno Domenico Quaranta, Roberto Fassone, Valeria Mancinelli e Mauro Ceolin.


V.I.D.E.O. | Visual Interactive Design Events Outdoor A+A | Centro Pubblico per l’Arte Contemporanea Corso di Applicazioni Digitali per l’Arte dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia 1a Edizione | ottobre 2011 “Metodologia di pensieri” intervento di Mauro Ceolin | 27.10.2011


ContemporaryNaturalism: Ipotesi e riflessioni per una biologia dell Ęźimmaginario collettivo Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia corso di Applicazioni Digitali per l'Arte del dipartimento di Nuove Tecnologie di San Servolo Mauro Ceolin incontra gli studenti del Corso: Applicazioni Digitali per l'Arte Docente: Prof. Manuel Frara Venezia gennaio 2011


Mauro Ceolin. Sulla origine dell'integrazione culturale tra mondi materiali e immateriali Variazione dello stato di natura tra rappresentazione e descrizione: www.rgbproject.com, dai gamepeople a contemporaryNaturalism Politecnico di Milano Facolta' di Architettura e SocietĂ  , Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione Mauro Ceolin incontra gli studenti del Corso: Multimedia e Paesaggi Virtuali Docente: Prof. Mario Gerosa Milano Ottobre 2010


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