Biography

Born in Treviso, Italy, on August 7th, 1971, graduated in painting from the Venice Art  Academy in 1996, Zannier is a visual artist, musician, songwriter and performer.

Alessandro Zannier is an atypical conceptual visual artist that has been moving with equal intensity between electronic art music and visual arts for a long time. In the recent years, he has been working on specific concepts inspired by Physics, Astronomy, Anthropocene, Historical geography and Environment realising real conceptual manifesto albums and staging specific thematic concerts with a multimedia approach that make use of visuals, electronics, a string quartet and divulgation elements concerning the topics covered. In partnership with his art dealers and the Ethic Art Movement (ARTantide Gallery), he has participated in exhibitions in three editions of Italy – China Biennale, two of those in Beijing and one in Turin, at Curitiba Biennale (Brasil), in addition to some art exhibitions in Venice, in Polo Correr (Archaeological Museum) in San Marco square and in Ca’Foscari – Science Gallery.

One of his main work features is the ability to develop the concepts of his albums both in visual arts and in writing too.

As a visual artist, he has exposed in personal and collective exhibitions and at Biennales next to artists as Ai Weiwei, Maurizio Cattelan, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alessandro Mendini.

He has released seven albums and a collection+ a biography under the stage name “Ottodix” since 2003 and he is considered one of the cult projects belonging to the Italian electronic wave.

He inaugurated “Chimera” project in 2013, that comprises an album and several installations dedicated to the unsuccessful utopias of the twentieth century. Those have been also exposed in Berlin, Marseille, Beijing and Turin where, at Mastio della Cittadella, he installed “Chimera7”, a giant inflatable inspired to Hiroshima’s and Fukushima’s tragedies, in 2015.

He presented his new concept, along with a big installation, at Italy – China Biennale in Beijing in 2016. He performed for the Chinese television singing “Planisfera”, that anticipated 2017 “Micromega” album, accompanied by a series of exhibitions and shows ranging from Art, Physics to Astronomy.

In 2017, he released and presented a huge visionary encyclopaedic platform on www.micromegaproject.com in Berlin, that is considered an unprecedented real web installation. An illustrated expansion through ramifications of “Micromega” album.

“Micromega” project generated exhibitions and mainly suggestive concerts staged at Biennales, theatres, forts, universities, ex power plants, deconsecrated churches and many others evocative places both in Italy and abroad for two years.

In 2020, in the middle of the Pandemic, he released the last concept album, “Entanglement”, received enthusiastically by critics, from prophetic shades about global hyper-connection and about its cause-and-effects impacts on worldwide phenomena (from Pandemics to migrations, fake news, all concerning the human impact on the environment anyway). A show with some test reruns has been realized, that is starting from September 2021 and it is being staged at theatres and in some historical places. However, the real important appointment is the simultaneous participation of this concept at Venice Architecture Biennale at Padiglione Italia (event hall), at CNR ISMAR, at Auckland University (NZ) at Genova-Museo Galata del mare and Venice Ca’ Foscari, at European Cultural Center and at Auckland University (NZ) with ENT1 project.

WIKIPEDIA: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Zannier

Chronology

Forthcoming in 2022:
- Galata Museum of Sea, Genoa – solo exhibition with CNT Genoa
- Biennale Italy – Sweden “Le Latitudini dell’Arte 2022″ Genoa

- Museo Diocesano Vicenza (solo)

2022
- Venice Biennale (Art) Cameroun NFT Pavillon (“ENT2 Venice/Yaoundé” installation and NFT)
2021
- Venice Architecture Biennale, Italian Pavilion “Resilient Communities” – Installation ENT 1 Venice / Auckland and performance

- “Ent 1 Venice / Auckland” – Vittorio Veneto Vittorio Emanuele II Civic Gallery, Vittorio Veneto (TV) solo anthology on ENT 1 and collateral exhibitions

- “ENT 1 ″ – CNR ISMAR Venice Arsenale – Solo

- European Cultural Center, Palazzo Bembo + Giardini della Marinaressa, Venice. “Venice / Auckland” shows

- University of Auckland – “ENT 1 – installation”

- “Re-Genesis – A tenuous blue dot”,  ARTantide Gallery Verona – solo exhibition

- “Destinazioni” – Galata Museum of Sea, Genoa – international collective

- “The journey, between discovery and truth” Museo Diocesano Vicenza, collective (ArteEtica)2020
- “Micromega Project” – Genoa Fair Stand

- “Beyond ethics”, Archaeological Museum of Vicenza – Collective (Arte Etica)

- Release of “Entanglement”, seventh album under the name “Ottodix”

- Publication of “Live Home Series” – virtual remote concerts

2019
- “Mental Recycling – Science Gallery, University of Ca’Foscari Venice – collective

- “50 years of the new moon” – Venice, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Palazzetto Tito

- “Scienza e Virgola” – festival of science and media 2019 Trieste – Concert at the Miela Theater

- Curitiba Biennial 2019, Paranense Museum (Brazil) – Collective (Arte Etica)

2018

- “Micromega”, New Hospital of Sassuolo – personal anthology

- “Arteologia”, Archaeological Museum (Correr,) P.zza S.Marco, Venice – collective

-  Chiavenna Biennale 2018 – collective

2017

- Release of “Micromega”, sixth album as “Ottodix”

- “Micromega Tour” 2017/2018

- Publication of “www.micromegaproject.com” digital visionary encyclopedic platform

- “COFFI Festival” Kreuzberg, Berlin (Germany) – presentation of the digital platform

- “Micromegaproject”, Berlin (Prenzlauerberg) Anomalie Art Club – personal + concert

2016

- Biennale China – Italy 2016 – Being 3 Gallery, Beijing (China) – international collective

- “Breakfast in Beirut”, Villa Giovannina, Villorba (Treviso) – international collective

2015

- “Chimera Tour”

- “Chimera 7 installation”, Biennale Italy – China, Turin Mastio della Cittadella – international collective

- “Philosopher’s Stone” Installation, Biennale Italy China, Serralunga d’Alba (CU) – international collective 2014

- “Chimera 3″, Spazio Paraggi, Treviso – bi personal with Kruno Yasprica

- “Chimera 4”, Center de Culture, Marseille (France) – solo

- “Chimera 5” Installation, Biennale China – Italy 2014, District 798 Beijing (China) – international collective

- Release of “Chimera”, fifth album under the name “Ottodix”

- “Chimere e Ucronie”, Artantide Gallery, Verona – anthological solo

2013
- “Puntate le Arti”, Forte Mezzacapo, Zelarino (Ve) collective

- Publication of the written and illustrated book “The Ghosts of Ottodix” (001 Turin Editions)

- Publication of “O.Dixea”, best of collection of “Ottodix”, and tours

- “Chimera 2″, Team Titanic Gallery, Berlin (Germany) – solo

2012
- “Robosapiens Tour”

- The Art Renouve le Lycées, Marseille (France) – solo

- “Robosapienshow”, Passage de l’Art Galleries, Marseille (France) – solo

- “Underscore”, Space Blanche, Naples – international collective

2007/2011

- Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso -  (guest)

- Italian tour “Ottodix – Nero Tour”

- Release of “Le Notti di Oz”, third album as “Ottodix”

- “Dream of an avatar”, Philosophy Festival, Sassuolo. – solo

- Release of “Robosapiens”, fourth album under the name of “Ottodix”

2004/2006

- Release of “Corpomacchina”, first album under the name of “Ottodix”

- “Fear Project”, Spazio Paraggi, Treviso – solo

- Release of “Nero”, second album under the name of “Ottodix” and tour with Garbo.

2000/2003
 - “Fantasmi”, Ca ‘Dei Ricchi, Treviso – solo

- “Notes”, Central Post Office, Treviso – solo

- Ifjusagi Haz, Pécs (Hungary) – solo

- Paksi Keptar Gallery, Paks (Hungary) – solo

1996 – Diploma in painting – Academy of Fine Arts of Venice

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