Federico Solmi

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Federico Solmi
Born April 1973
Bologna, Italy
Known for Video art, painting

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for The United States & Canada – Video & Audio Fellowship (2009)

BEN Award, Frankfurt B3 Biennial of Moving Images – Frankfurt, Germany (2015)

Federico Solmi (born April 1973) is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York.


In 2009, Solmi was awarded by the Guggenheim Foundation of New York with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in the category of Video & Audio. He is currently a visiting professor at the Yale University School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut.

Solmi's multi-media installations consist of video, painting, drawing, and mechanical sculpture. Characterized by bright colors and new media (such as 3D animation, video gaming and kinetic technology), Solmi's satirical aesthetic portrays a dystopian vision of our present-day society.


"Father of His Country" acrylic, gold leaf, mixed media with LCD screen and video 34" x 52"

Solmi's works have been exhibited in several international biennials, including The Frankfurt B3 Biennial of Moving Images in Frankfurt, Germany (2015), The First Shenzhen Animation Biennial in China (2013), The 54th Venice Biennial in Venice, Italy (2011), and The Site Santa Fe Biennial in New Mexico (2010). His works have also been exhibited and in institutions for contemporary art, such as Le Centre Pompidou, Palais De Tokyo, The Drawing Center (New York), Reina Sofia National Museum, CA2M Centro De Arte Dos De Mayo, ARTIUM Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country (Spain), The Italian Cultural Institute, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Arts (Israel), OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (Shanghai), Australian Center of Moving Images (Melbourne), Victoria Memorial Museum (Calcutta, India), Palazzo Delle Esposizioni (Rome), and Palazzo Delle Belle Arti (Naples, Italy).[1]

Solmi's videos have also been screened in festivals around the world, such as: Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Tina B (Prague), Les Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Madrid, Berlin), The London International Animation Festival, Loop Barcelona, and more. He has given lectures on his work at universities and art schools in the United States and Europe, including Yale University, School of Visual Arts (New York), Accademia di Belle Arti Brera, and Universita' Cattolica (Milan).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Federico Solmi" (website). Retrieved May 12, 2014. 


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