Maura Biava




Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1970 in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Graduated in 1992 at the Accademy of Brera, Milan, Italy.
Master in 1999 at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Residency at the “European Ceramich Work Center / Sunday morning” in 2008
Residency at the American Academy in Rome, Italy 2010 / 2011
Residency at the museum Carlo Zauli in Faenza, Italy, 2013
Teaches since 2005 at the Koninkijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag.
Lives and works in Amsterdam.

maura@maurabiava.com


Selected Solo exhibitions

2013 Museo Zauli, Marco Tagliafierro, Faenza, Italy
2011 Trinity, informing abstraction, Galleria Alessandro De March, Milan, Italy
2011 Scintillascopy, Maura Biava & Dike Blair, Cascina Cuccagna, Milano, Italy
2007 Marta, Iride, Gwen, Doride, Poly & all the others that you don’t know yet, Maison Grégoire, Brussels
2007 De Ruimte, Kunstfort centrum voor actuele kunst, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
2007 Doride/Ultramarine,Maura Biava & Elspeth Diederix, Photo Museum Amsterdam,The Netherlands
2004 Doride, Gwen and Poly, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Doride,tangeble speech, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Levanto, Bahnwärterhaus, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, cat.
1999 Proteus, Window Gallery, Walter van Beirendonck, Antwerp, Belgium, leaflet
1999 Ermete, Aphrodite & Papillon, Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
1999 Horaes, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996 Medusa & Delfina, Galleri Nicolaï Wallner, Copenhagen, Danimark


Selected Group exhibitions

2013 Mare Nostrum, Château Musée of Dieppe, Diep festival, France, cat
2013 Le ragioni dello spazio, Palazzo Tagliaferro, Andora, Italy
2012 Parelen, De Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands, cat
2012 Reason swings its bone, Penthouse Editions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 KAAP, Fort Ruigenhoek, Groenekan, The Netherlands.
2010 Global contemporary artists for artists, Sotheby’s, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2009 Een keuse, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
2008 Girls on clay, EKWC, Den Bosch, The Netherlsnds
2007 On the Edge of Vision, National Gallery of Modern Art,New Delhi /Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta, India, cat.
2007 Voorbeeld, KABK Academie, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2007 Hypotypose, Ekphrasis, Analepse et les autres, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Besançon, France
2007 Con acqua senz acqua, Accademia Albertina Torino & Accademia di Brera Milano, Italy, cat.
2007 Drawing Typologies, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The Netherlands, cat.
2007 Whoman, Gemak, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
2006 Gimme Shelter, Halle Fur Kunst, Luneburg,Germany
2006 Allarmi 2, Caserma De Cristoforis, Como, Italy cat.
2006 Frame, Gertrude Contemporay Art Space, Melbourne, Australia
2006 Cooling out , Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
2005 Going Dutch: new photograpy from NL, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, USA
2005 Drops in the ocean, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Crysalis, Dutch Eyes, Biennale d’arte contemporanea, Castello Svevo di Bari, Italy cat.
2005 Il Corpo elettrico, Limiti Inchiusi, Campobasso, Italy cat.
2005 The story begin, Gallerie Van Gelder, Amstrerdam, The Netherlands
2004 Hedendaagse Landschappen STDSGLR, Herlen, The Netherlands cat.
2004 Vis Vitalis Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2004 La nuova generazione artistica in Italia, Assab One, Milan, Italy cat.
2004 This not a home this is a house, Maison Grégoire, Brussels, Belgium
2003 Criccagang T293 arte contemporanea, Naples, Italy
2002 A’dam & Eve, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Flash, Baltic Center, Gateshead; Chinese European Center, Xiamen
2001 Breeze of AIR/Hortus Conclusus, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam,cat.
2000 Flash, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
2000 Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Firstsite, the Minories, Colchester, Great Britain, cat.
2000 Bloemen van de Nieuwe Tijd, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. cat.
2000 O sole mio, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Clara, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
1999 Rundgang 4 - change is good, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany cat.
1999 Real time@zoersel '99, Domein Kasteel van Halle, Zoersel, Belgium. cat.
1999 Flash, World Wide Video Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands cat.
1999 Chronos & Kairos, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany. cat.
1998 Trapdoor, MK Expositieruimte, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1998 Photography as Concept, Foto-Triennale, Galerie der Stadt, Esslingen, Germany. cat.
1998 Traces of Science in Art, Het Trippenhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Cat
1998 Look me in the eye, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998 Supernova, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, leaflet, The Netherlands
1997 Slight, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich, Great Britain
1997 G.S.1, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Germany
1997 Slight, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Great Britain
1996 See Through Brains, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Great Britain
1995 Topi d’archivio, by F. Pasini, Via Farini, Milano, Italy


Selected articles, reviews, catalogues and Interviews

2013 L'informazione racchiusa nell'universo, ATP Diary, online magazine
2013 Le angurie matematiche di Maura Biava, online magazine Pizza digitale
2013 Littoral, Diep, festivalde la cote d'albatre, France, cat.
2013 Sent from the moon, Fruit of the forest, online magazine
2012 Parelen, Karin Post, Museum De Lakenhal, The Netherland, cat.
2012 Maura Biava & Dike Blair, Exibart, online magazine , Italy
2012 Maura Biava & Dike Blai, Abitare, online magazine, Italy
2010 Maura Biava, Mark Kremer, KAAP, Fort Ruigenhoek, Groenekan, The Netherlands.
2010 Maura BIava, Global contemporary artists for artists, Sotheby’s, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2009 Studio visit Maura Biava, Time Out, Douglas Heingartner, Amsterdam. The Netherlands
2008 Maura Biava, Alexander G.L. Strengers, DNB Magazine maart Amsterdam. The Netherlands
2007 Maura Biava, Arjan Reinders, Drawing Typologies, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The Netherlands
2007 Maura Biava>Doride, Nicola davide Angerame, Excursions, Limerick , Ireland, cat.
2007 Maura Biava, Lorenzo Canova, On the Edge of Vision, National Gallery of Modern Art New Delhi , India
2007 Maura Biava, Francesco Bernardelli, Con acqua senz acqua, Academy of Turin & Milan, Italy
2006 Maura Biava, Alesandro Trabucco, in Allarmi 2, Caserma De Cristoforis, Como, Italy
2006 Poezie onder water, Spitz-Scapino Ballet, issue n3, September/December, The Netherlands
2005 Ademnood, Carel Helder, Rails, juli/august , The Netherlands
2005 Maura Biava, Grazia De Palma, in Crysalis, Castello Svevo , Bari, Italy, cat.
2005 Maura Biava, Alessandro Trabucco, B E, Italy
2005 Maura Biava, Lorenzo Canova, in Il corpo elettrico, Fuoriluogo 10, Campobasso, Italy, cat.
2005 Maura Biava, Gloria Maria Cappelletti, Boiler issue n. 05, Italy
2004 Maura Biava, Jurrian Benshop, in Hedendaagse Landschappen, Stadsgalerij, Heerlen, The Netherlands
2004 Wat Lies Beneath, Natalie Matutschovsky, The Walrus, July/August, Toronto Canada
2004 Maura Biava, Roberto pinto & Roberta Tanconi, in Assab One, Mialn, Italy
2004 Hedendaagse Landschappen STDSGLR, Herlen, The Netherlands cat.
2004 La nuova generazione artistica in Italia, Assab One, Milan, Italy, cat.
2003 I mondi sommersi di Maura Biava, Marco Altavilla, Mood, 50/51 , Italy
2003 Underwater video stories, Jill Wolfe, Baby, Autumn, The Netherlands
2003 Nous, les sirenes, Nicolas Thely, Aden supplement on Le Monde, 19/25 November, France
2002 Europas zwolf Sternen ein Denkmal gesetzt, Aachener Zeitung, 8 Februari, Germany
2002 Maastricht celebra l’Unione europea con un opera d’arte italiana, Il corirere della sera, 8Feb, Italy
2002 Maastricht sceglie un artista milanese per il monumento all’ Europa, La Repubblica, It, 7 Feb, Italy
2002 Euro-stars, Art Monthly, n 255, April, Great Britain
2001 Hortus Conclusus, Tania Elstgeest, From #4, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, cat.
2001 Een constructie van identiteiten, Marijke Uittenbroek, Decorum, vol. 19, no.1, March, The Netherlands
2001 Op zoek naar de Eurpese identiteit, De Limburger, 4 March, The Netherlands
2001 Maura Biava, Tania Elstgeest, The Public Garden, AIR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, cat.
2001 Breeze of AIR/Hortus Conclusus, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, cat.
2001 Rundgang 4-7, Documenta and Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Switserland, cat.
2001 Wild Gliders, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, cat.
2000 Meisjes van Dertig, Nina Folkersma, Metropolis M, no. 3, June/July , The Netherlands
2000 Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Great Britain, cat.
2000 Bloemen van de nieuwe tijd, Pieter Laurens Mol, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, cat.
1999 Realtime@zoersel'99, Kunst in Zoersel vzw, Zoersel, Belgium, cat.
1999 Chronos & Kairos, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, cat.
1999 For Urano / Lirica, Ami Barak/Roderick de Man, 17th World Wide Video Festival, The Netherlands
1998 Traces of Science in Art, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam
1998 4. Internationale Foto-Trienale, Galerie der Stadt, Esslingen, Germany
1998 Four examples of photography as action, Renate Wiehager, cat. 4. Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen, Germany
1998 Maura Biava, Wim Beeren, in Traces of Science in Art, The Netherlands, cat.
1998 Maura Biava, Leontine Coelewij, bulletin Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, no. 42 , The Netherlands
1996 Maura Biava, interview by Helena Papadopoulos, Documents sur l'Art, Spring n.8
1996 Maura Biava, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Line R. Nissen, Frieze, June-August, Great Britain
1996 Maura Biava, Anaid Demir, Purple Prose, summer, France


Public Space Projects

2002 Stars of Europe, monument in front of the Bonnefanten museum, Maastricht,The Netherlands
2001 www.Carla-Barbara-Claire.nl, Centre Céramique, Maastricht, The Netherlands


Books

2007 Doride/Ultramarine, Maura Biava and Elspeth Diederix. d'Jonge Hond publisher, The Netherlands


Artist Publications

2001 Astrid, Bahnwärterhaus, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, cat


Artist’s contributions

2002 Doride, falling metamorphosis, Kastalia #7, Amsterdam. The Netherlands
2002 Doride, falling metamorphosis, Archis n.6, Amsterdam. The Netherlands
2000 Diary, 2 artist’s pages in ‘Diary’, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Great Britain
1996 Chi non salta è un ciellino, cut-out-doll in Art-Land International, late summer Beach Issue, Copenhagen, Danimark
1995 Permanent food page 124, February issue no. 3399


Grants

2010 Project studio Rome, Fonds BKVB.
2009 Werkbudget, Fonds BKVB.
2008 Basistipendium, Fonds BKVB.
2004 Basistipendium, Fonds BKVB.
2001 Projectsubsidie, Fonds BKVB.
2000 Werkbeurs, Fonds BKVB.
1999 Werkbeurs, Fonds BKVB.
1997 Studiebeurs, Fonds BKVB.


DVD Publications

1999 For Urano, Digital Video Disc, 8'20 min., with Roderick de Man, Bifrons Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Baltic Gateshed, Great Britain


Works by Maura Biava can be found in the following collections:

Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands.
Kunstfort Centrum Voor actuele kunst, Vifhuizen, The Netherlands. Akzo Nobel Artt Foundation, Arnhem, The Neterlands.
De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and in a variety of private collections.