Biography

The artist duo bn+BRINANOVARA is like an ecosystem and embraces a cross-disciplinary practice. Their research deepens among and ironically challenges cultural archetypes, in favour of the multiform image of the Real. The image happens as a kind of falling in love and, thereby, it becomes a fertile inquiry land for the public too. Every day Giorgio and Simone try to overcome their personal imposition for a condition of freedom. Neither mine nor yours: a kind of intimate activism for forgotten causes.

BIO

GIORGIO BRINA

born in Milan, IT, 1993, lives and work in Milan

Brera Academy of Fine Art, Milan, 2012 – 2016, BFA Sculpture

SIMONE NOVARA

born in Milan, IT, 1994, lives and work in Milan

Politecnico of Milan, Milan 2015 – 2018, BSc Architecture
Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, London, 2013 – 2015, BFA Painting

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ArtWorks – Unpredictable Ecosystem and others

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo Shows

2021

Sottotratto – Crag Gallery, Turin, IT – 28.10.21/27.11.21 – curated by Stefano Castelli

2020

TUTTO PALETTI – XPinky Berlin, Berlin, DE – 14.12.20/10.01.21 – curated by Simone Novara

Hadal Zone – Spazio In Situ, Rome, IT – 12.09.20/12.10.20 – curated by Valentina Muzi

Dreamt Uncanny Valley – Adiacenze, Bologna, IT – 24.01.20/7.03.20 – curated by Daniela Tozzi and Amerigo Mariotti

2019

Thuder Boogie – Crag Gallery, Turin, IT – 13.06.19/13.07.19 – curated by Paolo Bonacina

Animal Farm – Galleria Monopoli, Milan, IT – 16.03.19/30.03.19 – curated by Valentina Muzi

2018

Gusti assortiti in proporzione variabile – Supergiovane, Milan, IT – 05.12.18

Selected Group Shows

2021

– (UPCOMING) The Others Art Fair – Torino, IT – 04.11.21/07.11.21

– (UPCOMING) ArtVerona 16 – Verona, IT – 15.10.21/17.10.21

Curatéla, spin-off Parenti – Bagni Misteriosi, Parenti District, Milan, IT – 16.09.21/19.09.21 – curated by Davide Dall’Ombra

From Adlershof with love – XPinky Berlin, Berlin, DE – 02.07.21/30.07.21

Curatéla – Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, IT – 26.06.21/31.10.21 – curated by Davide Dall’Ombra (with Filippo de Pisis, Giorgio Morandi and Ennio Morlotti)

Starry Speculative Night – Spazio Volta, Bergamo, IT – 12.06.21/30.08.21 – curated by Edoardo De Cobelli

Rendez-vous de chasse – XPinky Berlin, Berlin, DE – 26.05.21/20.06.21 – curated by Astrid Silvia Shönagen and Isabella Sedeka

Lunar Stories – Dimora Artica, Milan, IT – 04.02.21/28.02.21

Flourish: Nature is a Given Fact – XPinky Berlin, Berlin, DE – 15.01.21/12.02.21

2020

Secret Cabinet – Dimora Artica, Milan, IT – 05.12.20/24.01.21

Position Art Fair – Berlin, DE – 10.09.20/13.09.20

Summer Collection – Crag Gallery, Turin, IT – 26.06.20/25.07.20

Holomovement – Dimora Artica, Milan, IT – 13.01.20/17.02.20 – curated by Andrea Lacarpia

2019

Secret Cabinet – Dimora Artica, Milan, IT – 16.12.19/31.12.19

Amnesia, Premio Lissone 2019 – MAC – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone, IT – 08.12.19/15.03.20 – curated by Alberto Zanchetta

Issimi – Crag Gallery, Turin, IT – 2.11.19/26.11.19

The Others Art Fair – Turin, IT – 31.10.19/03.11.19

Now Now (with Casa Testori) – Rimini, IT – 18.08.19/24.08.19 – curated by Davide Dall’Ombra, Luca Fiore, Giuseppe Frangi, Francesca Radaelli

Tuttifrutti – Supergiovane, Milan, IT – 22.06.19 – curated by Giuseppe Frangi

2018

Contexto, IV edition – with Casa Testori, Edolo, IT – 14.07.18/09.09.18 – curated by Davide Dall’Ombra

No Name. Collezione Marco Genzini – Morsasco castle, IT – 06.07.18/28.10.18

Notti Trasfigurate – Villa Simonetta, Milan, IT – 18.06.18/11.07.18

Special projects and commissions

2021

– Arbiter Magazine (cover) – Arbiter n.222/LXXVIII, September 2021, year 21

– Permanent installation – L’Enigma della Giostra – Covivio S.A. collection – Wellio Milan Dante, Milan, IT

Talks and lectures

2021

Salon Tier: artist talk on the exhibition Rendez-vous de chasse – Mariann Steegmann Institute. Kunst & Gender – Bremen, DE (online)

I Lunedì di Casa Testori. Puntata 27https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omveb6vfyRI

Catalogues and publications

2020

Hadal Zone – catalogue – curated by Iacopo Prinetti – with texts by Francesco Beneggi, bn+BRINANOVARA, Simone Cametti, Federica Fiumelli, Giovanni Frangi, Valentina Muzi, Iacopo Prinetti, Kristian Sturi, Saverio Verini.

2019

Premio Lissone – catalogue

Thunder Boogie – catalogue

2018

Gusti assortiti in proporzione variabile – catalogue

Dancing the Time: Just an Oyster Without the Pearl

2016

Kammerverfahren: Genesi, giorno 6: visioni di parallasse

Selected articles and interviews

2021

– Giuseppe Frangi – Ritratto d’Artista – Arbiter n.222/LXXVIII, September 2021, year 21 – pp. 34-36

Nasce a Bergamo Alta Spazio Volta. Mostre di arte contemporanea in una cisterna romana – Artribune – https://www.artribune.com/arti-visive/arte-contemporanea/2021/07/nuovi-spazi-volta-bergamo/

– Davide Landoni  – Wellio accoglie L’Enigma della Giostra: l’opera d’arte del nuovo spazio pro-working di Milano – ArtsLife – https://artslife.com/2021/03/12/wellio-enigma-giostra-pro-working-milano/

2020

– Martina Aiazzi Mancini – Hadal Zone: dalla mostra al catalogo. Un’antologia per liberare l’immagine – Forme Uniche – http://formeuniche.org/hadal-zone-catalogo/

– Maria Cristina Bastante – Abissi e pittura. La prima personale del duo bn+BRINANOVARA a Roma –  Artribune – https://www.artribune.com/arti-visive/arte-contemporanea/2020/10/mostra-duo-bn-brinanovara-in-situ-roma/

– Davide Silvioli – Hadal Zone: bn+BRINANOVARA at Spazio In Situ – Juliet – https://www.juliet-artmagazine.com/hadal-zone-bnbrinanovara-da-spazio-in-situ/

– Amalia di Lanno – Scandagliare l’invisibile negli abissi di bn+BRINANOVARA – Segno Online – https://segnonline.it/scandagliare-linvisibile-negli-abissi-di-bn-brinanovara/

– Gaia Bobò – Apparizioni manieriste nella Hadal Zone: bn+BRINANOVARA allo Spazio In Situ – Exibart – https://www.exibart.com/mostre/apparizioni-manieriste-nella-hadal-zone-bnbrinanovara-allo-spazio-in-situ/

– bn+ BRINANOVARA – Intervista a bn+BRINANOVARA. Dreamt Uncanny Valley – by Federica Fiumelli – Wall Street International Magazine – https://wsimag.com/it/arte/61943-intervista-a-bn-plus-brinanovara

– Vincenzo D’Argenio – bn+BRINANOVARA, Dreamt Uncanny Valley | Adiacenze – Exibart – https://www.exibart.com/mostre/bn-brinanovara-dreamt-uncanny-valley-adiacenze/

2019

– Luca Maffeo – Thunder Boogie, la danza della tigre secondo bn+BRINANOVARA – 05.07.19 – Forme Uniche – http://formeuniche.org/thunder-boogie-bnbrinanovara/