Pierpaolo Koss

Solo Exhibitions

2017

CCCP, SR CONTEMPORARY ART The Project room Milan

2013

Moscow times Palazzo del Monferrato, Alessandria Curated By Sabrina Raffaghello

2009

“Il Cavaliere Elettrico” Studio Tommaseo, Trieste - Galleria Metrokubo, Trieste

2008


“Futurist evenings” Futurism Italia Russia, performance  Puskin  Museum Moscow

"Made in North Korea", Spazio Knulp Trieste

2007


“Futurist life” performance Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Performing Arts Center,

“Solo Show” Tobe Art gallery Torino.


“Made in north Korea” Passoblu Gallery Barcelona

2006


“New Eden” Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.

“Back to Orfeus” Moscow World Fine Art Fair Moscow
“New Eden” Gazgolder Art Space, Mosca.

“The red Paradise” Factory Arte Contemporanea, Modena.

2005


“Voina” Museo New Tretyakow Gallery, Mosca.

“Daimon" Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Mosca.
“La carne del tempo” Una porta sull’arte, San Menaio (FG)

2004


“Solo Show” Mars Gallery, Moscow

2003


“De-Composizioni Sommarie” Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova

2002


“Minotaurus 2” performance-video with Daniele Lombardi, Santa Maria della Scala, Siena.

2001


“La via del segno” Ellequadro Gallery Genova

2000


“Tears” “Performance Art in Contemporanea” Centro d’arte Petralata, Roma.


“Intorno a certe solitudini” performance-installation, Museo Mumi Francavilla (PE)

Group Exhibitions

2016

Flash Back fotografia di sperimentazione 1960-2016 curate by Sabrina Raffaghello, Palazzo Ducale Genova

2011

54a Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte - La Biennale di Venezia – Padiglione Piemonte
"Disturb and Disorder", Biennale di Alessandria Videofotografia, Cittadella di Alessandria, Alessandria

"A+B+C/F=Futurismo" Guangdong Museum of Art Canton China

"Emergenza origami " -Fondazione Italia/Giappone Centrale Montemartini, Roma
"Allarmi 2011" Contemporary Lighting Context, Caserma De Cristofori Como

2010


"A+B+C/F=Futurismo" National Art Museum of China Pechino China

“Dalle gallerie reali alle gallerie virtuali” Day dreaming Expo - Trieste
"Intimate Travel" Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Scavi Scaligeri Verona

2009

“Tavolo strategico” Galleria Nazionale Palazzo Spinola Genova
“Catodica” video arte, Stazione Roger, Trieste
Galleria DE Faveri Arte Feltre
“New Digital Age” State Art Museum, Novosibirsk Fed. Russa. “Lo scheletro del potere" Cerruti Arte Galleria Genova
“Diritti Umani” Rolli Contemporanei Genova

2008

“Ibrid-azioni” foto e video Moscow Photo Biennale.
“Qualcosa di personale” Palazzo della Borsa Genova.
“Made in Moscow” video installazion, Spoltore Arte (PE).

2007


"Linee all'Orizzonte",GAM Galleria Arte Moderna Genova

“Voci silenti” Atre Spazio Gallery Milano.

“Shadow of time” video installazione Spoltore Arte.

“New Eden”, video installazione, II Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Mosca.
“Light of Shadow” Palazzo Lomellino, Rolli Contemporanei, Genova.

“Out” Chiostri di Santa Caterina, Finalborgo Sv.

“VideoFestival Artpolitika” Ekaterimburg, Fed Russa.

2006


“Burning Borders” Art Center Pushkinskaya, San Pietroburgo.

2005


“Mixmedia & Movies” PassoBlu Gallery Genova.
“Flash Art Show” Passo Blu Gallery Milano

2004


“Corpi Rituali” Palazzo Piazzoni ,Vittorio Veneto
“Community” Premio Casoli Serra San Quirico-Ancona

2003

“Dialogue” VI Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea, San Pietroburgo Fed. Russa

Performances

1978     

Performance and gouaches “Barbette” - Studio Genova (Italy)

Performances Place Beaubourg, Paris

Performances Camden Town, London

Performances “Calibano” - Factory Milano (Italy)

Performances Mountains - Cuneo (Italy)

1979     

Performance and gouaches “Limos” for the 20th anniversary of butoh movement foundation -Studio Genova (Italy)

Performance and gouaches “Sada Jacco” - Studio Genova (Italy)

1980     

Performance and gouaches “Jama” - Studio Genova (Italy)

Performances Mountains - Cuneo (Italy)

1981     

Performance and gouaches “La Creatura” - Factory - Milano (Italy)

1982     

Performance “Achemenide” Riviera Ligure (Italy)

Performances Mountains - Cuneo (Italy)

Performance and gouaches “Ritorno agli elementi” - Factory - Genova (Italy)

Performance “L’animale metafisico” - Studio Milano (Italy)

Performance Studio Umberto Zonari

1983     

Performance installation and gouaches “Fiori in croce” - Studio Markowsky - Warsaw

Performances Riviera Ligure (Italy)

1984     

Performance installation and gouaches “Nascere Sinopia” - Piazza De Ferrari - Genova (Italy)

1985     

Performance and gouaches “Tafio” - Studio Milano (Italy)

1986     

Performance and gouaches “Isteria dell’eternità” - Factory - Genova (Italy)

1987     

Performance installation and gouaches - La Fabrica - Barcelona

1988     

Performance “Glass Work” - with Studio Azzurro video - Sculputures and installation by Danny Lane - Dilmos Galleria -Milano (Italy)

Performance “Primo Scavo” - with Studio Azzurro video setting - music by Piero Milesi - International Festival of Video Art - Locarno (Swiss)

Performance-video and gouaches Leonardi Art Gallery - Genova (Italy)

Performance-video - Centro Teatrale di Ricerca Venezia (Italy)

1989     

Performance-video - Leonardi Art Gallery Genova (Italy)

Performance and gouaches “Estasi Butoh” - for the 30th anniversary of butoh movement foundation - Factory - Genova (Italy)

Performances Kazuo Ohno, Yoshito Ohno, PierPaolo Koss - piano Luca Minguzzi - Casa Margherita Minguzzi - Venezia (Italy)

Installation and video “Anima di cristallo” PierPaolo Koss, Lio Arippa - Festival Nazionale dell’Unità - Videoarte Genova (Italy)

1990     

Gouaches and video - French Cultural Centre - Genova (Italy)

Performance “in Onor of Madmes” - Factory - Genova (Italy)

1991     

Gouaches and video - Studio Genova (Italy)

1992     

Performance and video “PyongyAng PyongyAng” - Pyongyang - Northen Korean Republic

Performance and gouaches Riviera Ligure (Italy)

1993     

Malarte “Quaderni d’artista” - Leonardi Art Gallery - Genova (Italy)

Performance and gouaches - Factory - Genova (Italy)

1994     

Performance installation and gouaches “Danzacciaio” - San Bernardo Art Gallery - Genova (Italy)

1995     

Performance installation “Orfeo” - Festival Internazionale della Poesia - Palazzo Ducale - Genova (Italy)

Performance video - Leonardi Art Gallery - Genova (Italy)

Performance and gouaches “l’angelo perduto” - Furnace - Genova (Italy)

1996     

Performances and gouaches Riviera Ligure (Italy)

1997     

Performance and gouaches “PROFILO DELL’INFELICITà” - Studio - Genova (Italy)

Performances installation “Trasmutazione” - costume sculpture by Sonia Biacchi ctr - music by Claudio Ambrosini - Festival Internazionale della Parola - Palazzo Albrizzi - Venezia (Italy)

1998     

Performance installation and gouaches “Meccanicità e corpo” - Ellequadro Documents Art Gallery - Genova (Italy)

Performance “Minotaurus 1” - installation with adapted piano and voice by Daniele Lombardi - Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea/Center for contemporany Art Luigi Pecci - Prato (Italy)

1999     

Performance installation images and sculptures “Labirinto nel tempo” - with Lio Arippa and Elena Cavallo - Ellequadro Documents Art Gallery - Genova (Italy)

Performance installation video and gouaches “Corpo Ermetico” - tattooist Andrea Canepa - 2ª Biennale De Fabula - Palazzo Ducale - Genova (Italy)

Performances Mountains - Cuneo (Italy)

2000     

Performance “Art in Contemporanea” - Live music by Giovanni Ricciardi (cello) - Centro Petralata - Roma (Italy)

Installation “Habit-art” - Galetto - Ellequadro Documents Art Gallery - Genova (Italy)

Installation Smau - Milano (Italy)

Performance installation - Museo Muni - Francavilla (Italy)

2001     

Performances Factory - Genova (Italy)

Performance installation and gouaches “La via del segno” - music by Andrea Mazzone - Ellequadro Documents Art Gallery - Genova (Italy)

Installation and gouaches “Riparte” International Art Fair - Ellequadro Documents Art Gallery - Hotel Ripa Roma (Italy)

2002     

Performances and gouaches - Factory - Genova (Italy)

Performance “Il Corpo Spesso” - Live music by Giovanni Ricciardi (cello) - Auditorium Cascina Marchesa - Torino (Italy)

Performance “Minotaurus 2”- installation with adapted piano and video by Daniele Lombardi - Santa Maria della Scala - Siena (Italy)

2003     

Video - Installation - Photos - Performance “DE-COMPOSIZIONI SOMMARIE“

Personal Exibition - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova (Italy)

Installation - Video - Performance “FORGOTTEN BODIES”- VI International Biennal of Modern Art “Dialogues”, St. Petersburg, Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, Russia

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

"Flash Back Fotografia di sperimentazione italiana 1960-2016" Sabrina Raffaghello Roberto Mutti ed. Laforma del tempo 2016

"Moscow times" Sabrina Raffaghello ed. la forma del tempo 2013

"Sincretismi", autore Massimo Canevacci, edizioni Costa & Nolan, Milano, 2004

 "PierPaolo Koss Decomposizioni-sommarie", a.v. , solo exhibition catalogue, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Genova, Erga edizioni, Genova, 2003

"PierPaolo Koss The violent season", Elvira Bonfanti, Erga edizioni, Genova, 2002

" Buto's' ", autore Odette Aslan - Beatrice Picon-Vallin, CNRS editions, Paris, 2002

"Minotaurus 2", autore Bruno Corà - Daniele Lombardi, Edizioni Gli Ori, Prato, 2002

"Seconda biennale De Fabula", presenze nell'arte contemporanea, autore Franco Ragazzi, Erga edizioni, Genova, 1999

"Paroles de corps", autore Thierry Vila, Editions Duchené, Paris, 1998

"La scene moderne", autore Giovanni Lista, Editions Carré, Paris, 1997

"Relaties Butoh- neo expressionistische", autore Onno Stokvis, Edizioni Nederland Institut Voor Dedanse, Amsterdam, 1989

Pierpaolo Koss was born at Valledoria in 1959 and lives and works both in Genoa and in Moscow. Since 1978 he has worked as a visual artist and a performer in different expressive domains (performance, photography, video, installation) based on the metaphor between the “politic body” and the “social body” in the ambiguity of contemporary power. All his work reveals an essential poetic consistency that gravitates on the relationship between the self and the other processed and unmasked in his open contradictions between reality and appearance, nature and artifice.

Koss’s works are in many privat and pubblic collections as in the one of Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce,