Inside David’s Thigh
Giulia Cenci, Andrea Kvas, Gabriel Lima,
Nicola Martini, Pedro Wirz
Opening May 7 @ ROOMSERVICE
Exhibition May 7 – May 28, 2016
Seeking through the skin of Matter,
Seeing through the sound of the Emergence of the real,
The intersubjective matrix of the Work, frozen in five experiences.
The affordance of surfaces.
Possibility as necessity.
ROOMSERVICE is delighted to present Inside David’s Thigh, a group exhibition of five international artists born out of a dialog about subject, matter, and the possibilities in a work of art intended as a generator of intersubjective experience.
(With special thanks to Kaufman Repetto NY)
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Giulia Cenci (Cortona, Italy, 1988) lives and works in Amsterdam where she’s attending a residency program at DeAteliers. Recent solo and group shows include: (solo) Mai, Tile project space, Milano, La Terra Bassa, SpazioA, Pistoia, If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles, curated by Qinyi Lim, Present Future, Artissima, Torino; (group) Ripensare il medium: il fantasma del disegno, curated by Saretto Cincinelli and Cristiana Collu, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Neighbours Vol.III, curated by Whatspace, Studio Manor Grunewald, Gent, Lumination, curated by Alex Bacon, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Le leggi dell’ospitalità, curated by Antonio Grulli, P420 Gallery, Bologna, Still Light, curated by Taru Elfving, Augusta Gallery, Hiap, Helsinki.
Andrea Kvas (Trieste, 1986) lives and works in Percoto, Italy. Recent solo and group shows include (solo): Staring Contest, Ermes Ermes, Vienna, Atacai, CO2 gallery, Turin, solo presentation, abc – Art Berlin Contemporary, with Chert, Berlin; (group) Art Cologne, with Chert, Berlin, Andrea Kvas e Nicola Martini, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Ab-Stretching the Canvas, Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam, Dizionario di Pittura, Francesca Minini, Milan, Picchio Verde, presented as part of “The Remains of the Day”, at Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno – Arezzo, curated by Rita Selvaggio, Ah, si va a oriente!, Fondazione per l’Arte, Rome, Liste, with Chert, Berlin.
Gabriel Lima (São Paulo, Brazil, 1984) has a BA in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union, USA, and MA in painting from The Royal College of Art, UK. Recent solo shows include “life, vest ; coffee, tray” at Kai Matsumiya, New York, USA, 2016; Autêntico at Union Pacific, London, UK, 2015; Hanoi, Hanoi at Múrias Centeno, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015. He also works collaboratively with other artists, he is the co-creator of the independent platform Postcodes in São Paulo, and his writing has appeared in exhibitions in Brussels, Lisbon, and São Paulo.
Nicola Martini (Florence, 1984) lives and works in Milan. Recent solo and group shows include (solo): The sober day, kaufmann repetto, New York, Nicola Martini & Andrea Kvas, kaufmann repetto gallery, Milan; (group) Ennesima, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, Triennale Museum, Milan, In the land of the blind the one eyed man looses sight, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, curated by Julian Charriere, Signori prego si accomodino, Casa Studio Scatturin – Carlo Scarpa, Venice, curated by Geraldine Blais Zodo e Pier Paolo Pancotto, A Breathcrystal, curated by Mihnea Mircan, Irish Film Institute, Dublin (screening), Material Memory, Fluxia, Milan.
Martini will be part of 16th Quadrennial, Rome, Italy, curated by Luca Lo Pinto.
Pedro Wirz (São Paulo, Brazil, 1981) lives and works in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Basel, Switzerland. He is currently completing his artist’s residency at the Swiss Institute in Rome, Italy. He received a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts at FHNW HGK Institute of Arts in Basel (Switzerland). He also studied one year at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (Germany)-Institute of Arts under the advisors Rainer Gahnal, Birgit Brenner, and Christian Jankowski. His work has been presented at the Tinguely Museum, Switzerland (2016), CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, USA (2015), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany (2013), Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany (2013), Palais de Tokyo, France (2013), Galerie Mendes Wood DM, Brazil (2013), Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil (2013), Post Studio Tales (Germany) (2012) and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2011). He was also a resident at Cité international des Arts, Paris (2012) and Resident at Residency Unlimited – 2014 in New York.
Wirz is currently presenting a solo exhibition “The Horse Who Drank Beer” at Kai Matsumiya (NYC) which concludes on June 5, 2016.