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Domenico Billari

*1977 Basel, CH

Domenico Billari was born in Basel in 1977. In 2001, he studied art history, media studies and Italian literature at the University of Basel. In 2005, he studied at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz HGK, Basel, Institute of Fine Art, which he completed in 2008 with the Bachelor of Fine Art. In 2007 he received a Pro Helvetia grant, and in 2008 the IAAB Atelier fellowship for Paris. Domenico Billari participates in numerous exhibitions and festivals, in which he performs mainly as a performance artist. He lives and works in Basel.

Awards and scholarships

2014 The Valeu of Nothing residence of 5 Days in Hotel Walsum / Rotterdam, NL 

         istituto Svizzero, Rom, IT (2013 - 2014)

2013         

2012 Hellebou - Notodden, N
          IaaB – Atelierstipendium in Rotterdam, Stichting Kaus Australis 

2011 Kulturförderpreis der Alexander Clavel Stiftung 

Follow Fluxus 2011 

Suisse Performance Price 2011 

2010 Suisse Art Award 2010 

2009 Kunstpreis Nationale 2009

          IaaB – Atelierstipendium in Paris, Cité internationale des Arts

2007 Pro Helvetia Förderung Im Rahmen des Kunst Quiz mit Andreas Vogel und Sandi Paucic 
 

Solo exhibitions

2016

2015 Thank you for the detail», Galerie Idea Fixa, Basel 

2014 

Group exhibitions

2014  A  CONTANPORARY MOMENT, silvestershow 2014-15 mit Sarah Bernauer, Dorf TV, Linz, A 

           WRAPPED IN A CLOUD, DOWN BY EARTH, De AAschouw, Rotterdam, NL

           THE VALUE OF NOTHING, in collaboration with Veronika Zielinska, Tent, Rotterdam, NL

           QUITE A PERFECT CRIME, STARING INTO THE VOID» ArtTransit, Toni Areal, Zürich, CH

           A THEORY OF HEAVYNESS AND LIGHT SPATIAL VIEWS: WORKING INTO THE VOID AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE, Project Hall of IDEA FIXA Galerie Güterhalle St. Johan, Basel, CH
           I DONT HAVE A TITLE FOR THE PRACTICE OF HEAVY AND LIGHT SPATIAL VIEWS, in collaboration with Nicolo Burgassi and Luigi Presicce, Viafarini, Milan, IT
           FIGURES OF THE VOID, essay of Toni Hildebrandt, Project Hall of Idea Fixa Güterhalle St. Johann , Basel, CH

           ALAN SMITHEE, Newpressionism in Milan,

           1,11,111, Instituto svizzero di Milano, Milan, IT
           DAY II NIGHT, Instituto svizzero di Roma, Rome, IT
           AVOID THE VOID, das weisse haus, Vienna, A 

2013 I DON'T HAVE A TITLE FOR THE PRACTISE OF HEAVY AND LIGHT SPATIAL VIEWS, Produktion mit deuxpiece und Kunst Raum Riehen, CH

          «INSIDE AND OUTSIDE AS A FRAME, FOR A GLASS OF WATER» / «PLAYING NATURE», Sokol Center, 5th Biennale, Moscow

          THE RIGHT LIGHT FOR A SHADOW, LEFT, Gibellina, Italy, La Rada Locarno, CH
          GOING PLACES, Basement Oslo, Basel, CH

          ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH, DEAR FRIENDS, ONCE MORE, Lokaal 01 Breda, NL

          A GOOD WORK, Art club, Nr 5, Volkshaus Basel, CH
          STADT / RÄUME, Bartels Fondation Basel, CH
          TAKE A BREATH...THE BEST MUST COME,  Upominki Rotterdam, NL 

2012 THE GYPSY WEDDING,  Kaus Australis Rotterdam, NL
          NORMAL NOT NORMAL, Director: Ralf Schmerberg Berlin, DE
          LEFT BEFORE / RIGHT BEHIND, Roodkapje, Nac Fondation Rotterdam, NL
          THE CLOUD AFTER THE QUITE, Art Basel Project Space Night, CH
          LE-DESIREI,  www.le-desir.org Basel,CH
          BIGGER THAN LIFE,  Kunstraum Baden, CH, Markus Müller, Nele Stecher, Guido Nussbaum, collectif_fact, Curator: Claudia Spinelli
          MIGMA performance festival,  Luzern,CH
          CARTE BLANCHEI,  Basement Oslo, Basel, CH
          MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY, St. Petersburg Florida, USA 

2011 ZERO UNO, Bone 14, Bern-Bundesplatz, CH
          VADO A CALI, Suisse Performance Price, Le Commun (BAC) Genf, CH
          GOING PLACES, Oslo 10, Basel, CH
          THE TRAVELING ARTIST, Basel, Heidelberg, Wien, Budapest
          CLEMENTINA,  performance with Andreas Egli, Basel, CH
          BLOW-UP, Alexander Clavel Stiftung – Kulturförderpreis 2011, Curator: Kiki Seiler Michalitsi, Riehen, CH

          FINIS – Videoparcours, Pfyn, Turgau, CH 

2010 WOWSVILLE, Haus für elektronische Künste, with Fabian Chiquet curators: Charlotte Matter and Martina, VENANZONI,  Basel, CH

          WALKING ON THE MOON BUT ON EARTH, Les urbaines, curators : Patrick Gosatti e Noah Stolz Lausanne, CH
          SHADOW OF A SMILEI, Freies Museum Berlin, DE
          CAN ( sommer lab ), Neuenburg, CH

          NIFFF, Programmation: Marie Villemin, Marie Léa Zwahlen Nechâtel, CH

          SPECULAZIONE, Int lokal, Biel, CH
          SPACE SHIFT, das weisse haus, Constantin Luser and JinJu, Wien, Austria

          HELIUM II, Swiss Art Award 2010, Basel, CH
          PERFORMANCE MACHINE IN PERPETUM I, Solo show,  Marks Blond, Bern, CH
          DIE PUTZFRAU VON HAMBURG, Kasko, Basel, CH 

2009 PERFORMANCE CHRONIK, www.xcult.org/performancechronik Kunsthale Basel, CH

          YES IS THE NEW NO, work of Fabian Chiquet with Jari Antti, Claudia Groeflin, Elia Rediger, Oliver Goetschel, Inja Bagdan, Liste 09 Basel,CH
          TÊTE A TÊTE, Kollabo mit Marina Limit, Bundesplatz, Bern, CH
          Plattform 09, Zürich, CH
          MR NOBODY OR MR BILLARI, Gegenwartsmuseum Basel, CH
          NO PUBLICITY, Piano nobile, curatrice Marie-Eve Knoerle, Genf, CH
          Espacio arte actual, by Daniel Kemeny, Quito, Ecuado
          KUNSTPREIS NATIONALE 2009, Kunsthaus Baselland,  Muttenz, CH 

2008 WALKING ON THE MOON BUT ON EARTH, Markthalle Basel, CH

          URBICUS, Franticek Klossner, Kunsthalle Solothurn, CH

          MEGY THE PERFECT OSCILLATION, Dampfelzentrale Bern, CH BLANK LIGHT akteur by Jèrôme Leuba

          Basler Walzer, Imprimerie Basel, CH

          ORCHESTER OHNE DIRIGENT, Basel, CH

          URBAN FEEDBACK, Markthalle Basel, CH 

2007 REGIONALE 08, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH

          SAVOIR FAIRE, Hive Zürich, CH
          20 JAHRE LES REINES PROCHAINES 2007, Kaserne Basel, CH
          FRESH UP, Performanceabend     , Kaskadenkondensator Basel, CH

          BEAT ON THE STREET, Tre Cani Mobil, Basel, CH
          ACT 07 PERFORMANCE EVEN, Ostquai Basel, Dampfzentrale Bern, CH

          RELEASE TRE CANI, Ho fame, Kaserne Basel, CH 

2006 act 06 Performance Event, Ostquai Basel, CH

         Akteur in a Performance of Ahmet Ögüt,(TR): “Wating for a Bus“ Liste 06, Basel

         Preambolo, le Antilopi» Museumsnacht, Kunsthalle Basel, CH