Carlo Zanni
Since the beginning
Works in Mars Sierra Leone

Carlo Zanni was born in La Spezia (Italy) in 1975. Since the early 2000's his practice involves the use of Internet data to create time based social consciousness experiences investigating our life. He lives far from the worldliness of the art world while showing and screening his projects in venues worldwide including: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; ACAF Space, Alexandria; PERFORMA 09, NY; ICA, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Science Museum, London.
He founded "People From Mars" to experiment new distribution models for video art and new media projects.
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The Artist Google Street View Photographed Twice

Short update to say that (I can't believe it) they just kicked me off the "Self Portrait With Dog", it happened today or while this article was on its way to be published, which is scary somehow.
Anyway, for those who still care, the big G left some traces of the old piece still available:
At this point I don't know for how long. So the DOG is now officially empty


Self-Portrait With Friends (i fannulloni)

Mon Nov 12, 2012 16:05 - Tue Dec 31, 2019

I'm happy to share with you my new project.

It's called "Self-Portrait With Friends (i fannulloni)"

and it follows another project from 2008, "Self-Portrait With Dog".

Yes, it happened again !!!

There is something weird within these Google Street Views, something I've never noticed. It seems that I'm gone from the previous spot:

while I'm still visible if you access the same section from the art
project. And you can browse it of course.

So, it's like Google is keeping Street View mappings from previous
years, but it shows only the latest one except you have an old address, like mine pointing to "self portrait with dog".

Are they working on a sort of Street View Time Machine to let the
people experience the world through older landscapes?

Anyone knows more about this?

Stay honest,

Carlo Zanni


MIA @ Art Night Pasadena

Fri Oct 12, 2012 15:10 - Sat Oct 13, 2012

Pasadena, California
United States of America

MIA presents a special exhibit for Art Night Pasadena

Art Night Pasadena is a city-wide art party.
MIA is taking over part of the Armory Center for the Arts for a one-night exhibition of five international video artists.


12 OCTOBER 2012

6-10 PM

- Simone Bailey
- Noah Coleman
- Jason Irla
- Margarida Sardinha
- Carlo Zanni

Curated by Alanna Simone


The Armory Center for the Arts

145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103


P€OPLE ¥rom MAR$

Videos, New Media & Sound Art

Free, Pay-per-View, Download or Physical Edition

Almost Nothing !

70% to the Artist, 10% to the Service & 20% to the People


"Cinema Zanni" by Bill Horrigan is online at DARE magazine

Wed Sep 19, 2012 16:50 - Mon Dec 31, 2012

This is a long essay on my practice written by Bill Horrigan* and appeared on DARE Magazine #4


"Cinema Zanni"

The Rotterdam International Film Festival intermittently collaborates with the city’s other cultural institutions to develop and have on view simultaneously with the festival a variety of visual arts exhibitions illuminating in some fashion the preoccupations of the festival itself. That festival, such as it is, unspools officially within the confines of conventional cinema venues: commercial and non-commercial works seen via projection, before a paying, seated audience. Occasionally, there’ll be a spectacle-like twist; in 2009, for example, the festival included three short films projected at night on the facades of high-rises in the city center.

As I’ve written elsewhere (“Off Screen,” Artforum, April 2009, pp. 91-92), Rotterdam’s festival has a tradition of having cinema seen as a practice with ‘expanded’ aspirations, and for the most part those variations have been found within gallery exhibitions. In 2009, the single most resonant piece of cinema I saw at the festival was not technically “in” the festival at all, but was within one of those parallel exhibitions, a very short work by Carlo Zanni (b. 1975), on view in the TENT gallery space as part of a group show entitled Aspect Ratio, conceived by Belgian curator Edwin Carels.

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*Bill Horrigan is Curator at Large at Wexner Center for the Arts, and Founding Director of the Media Arts Program.


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