Aldo Giannotti

Aldo Giannotti (Genova, 1977) is an Italian artist who has lived and worked in Vienna since 2000. Often departing from the medium of drawing as a tool for imagining, planning, and visualizing possibilities, he works across modes of installation, performance, and the construction of situations to explore topics such as personal/cultural identity, collectivity, and structures of power. He frequently stages situations involving visitor participation. By shifting and rearranging, he challenges the meaning of terrains and spaces such as nations, institutions, and individual positions, unpacking power structures and producing new possibilities.

He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara, Italy, the Wimbledon University of Arts in London, England, and the Fine Arts Academy in Munich, Germany. His work has been presented and realized in collaboration with various institutions, such as Albertina in Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Lentos Museum in Linz, Kunsthaus Graz, Kunstraum Niederösterreich in Vienna, Ar/ge kunst in Bolzano, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, Austrian Cultural Forum in London, Donaufestival in Krems, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, MAMbo in Bologna, among others.
He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including a 2020 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, The Austrian Graphic Art Award (2019), Pomilio Blumm Prize, Milano (2017) and a Golden Lion at the Biennale di Venezia for Chris Haring’s & Liquid Loft’s “Posing Project B – The art of seduction” (2007).

He is represented by Projektraum Viktor Bucher in Vienna.