Filippo Berta
Via Gustavo Modena 1, 20129, Milano
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Short Biography:

In 2015 won the MIA Foundation Award, Bergamo (Italy)
In 2014 won the Maretti Award Habana (Cuba) and was the finalist of the Talent Prize of the Rome (Italy).
He exposed at MADRE Museum of Naples (IT), at Jonkopings Lans Museum (SE), at Staedtischegalerie of Bremen (DE), at State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniky (GR), at the Pori Art Museum (FIN), at Vandalorum Museum, Varnamo (SE), at Victoria Art Center of Bucharest (RO), at Center for Cultural Decontamination, CZKD, Belgrade (SR), at Augeo Art Space Gallery (ITA), at Matadero Centro Creativo Contemporaneo, Madrid (SP), at Gallery 400 Chicago (USA), at National Brukenthal Museum of Sibiu (RO).
He participated at the Biennale di Thessaloniki IV Edition (GR), the Prague Biennale V Edition (CZ) and the Moscow Biennale for Young Art III Edition (RU).
He took part to residencies for artists as: Ratti Foundation (Como, IT), Spinola Banna Foundation (Turin, IT) and Careof (Milan, IT)
He participated in festivals as: 30th International Festival of Sarajevo (2014), International Konst Film (2013, Sweden), Corpus 3 (2012, Naples), III Edition of International Festival of Performance of Thessaloniki (2013, GR) Romaeuropa Festival/ Digital Life (2012, Rome), Tulca, After the fall (2011, Galway, IR), European Performance Art Festival (2011, Warsaw, PL), Zoom VI Edition ( Florence, IT)
In 2008 he won the Fourth Edition of The International Prize of Performance, Civic Gallery of Trento (IT)

Breve Biografia:

Nel 2015 vince il Premio Fondazione MIA di Bergamo.
Nel 2014 vince il Premio Maretti, La Habana (Cuba) ed è finalista al Talent Prize di Roma.
Ha esposto al Museo MADRE di Napoli, al Jonkopings Lans Museum (SE), alla Staedtischegalerie di Brema (DE), al State Museum of Contemporary Art di Salonicco (GR), al Museo di Pori (FIN), al Vandalorum Museum, Varnamo (SE), al Victoria Art Center di Bucarest (RO), al Center for Cultural Decontamination, CZKD, Belgrado (SR), alla Galleria Augeo Art Space (ITA), al Matadero Centro Creativo Contemporaneo, Madrid (SP), alla Galleria 400, Chicago (USA), al National Brukenthal Museum di Sibiu (RO) Ha partecipato alla Biennale di Thessaloniki IV Edizione (GR), Biennale di Praga V Edizione (CZ) e alla III Edizione della Biennale di Mosca - Young Art (RU)
Ha preso parte a residenze per artisti, come: Fondazione Ratti di Como, Fondazione Spinola Banna di Poirino (TO) e al Careof di Milano.
Ha partecipato a festival, come: 30th Festival Internazionale di Sarajevo (2014), International Konst Film (2013, Svezia), Corpus 3 (2012, Napoli), III Edizione del Festival Internazionale della Performance di Salonicco (2013, GR) Romaeuropa Festival/Digital Life (2012, Roma), Tulca, After the fall (2011, Galway, IR), European Performance Art Festival (2011, Varsa- via, PL) , Zoom VI Edition di (2011, Firenze).
Nel 2008 è tra i vincitori della IV Edizione del Premio Internazionale della Performance, Galleria Civica di Trento.

Solo Exhibition

Lichte Momente
Curated by Valérie Schwindt-Kleveman / Curata da Valérie Schwindt-Kleveman Outdoor video projections and installations in the Heger-Tor district and at the Museum of Osnabrück Double Solo Exhibition / Doppia Personale - Artists/Artisti: Filippo Berta - Jan Tichy

Una sola moltitudine
Curated by Saverio Verini / Curata da Saverio Verini smART, Rome, Italy - Centre of contemporary art, Rome / Polo per l’arte contemporanea, Roma Double Solo Exhibition / Doppia Personale - Artists/Artisti: Filippo Berta - Calixto Ramirez

Sulla retta via - On the straight and narrow
Curated by Alberto Zanchetta / Curata da Alberto Zanchetta MAC Contemporary Art Museum of Lissone, Italy - Project Room

The Impossibility of Balance, Curated by Claudia Löffelholz at Augueo Art Space Gallery, Rimini, Italy.
Homo Homini Lupus, Public Installation/Screening video in the centre of the city of Naples, Italy
Realised for Q.i. Vedo Project
Curated by Adriana Rispoli
Forma Mentis, Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy
Curated by Stefano Raimondi and Mauro Zanchi
In collaboration with GAMeC and BACO Contemporary Art
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Allumettes, MADRE Museum, Naples, realized for Corpus 3
Curated by Eugenio Viola and Adriana Rispoli
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Hapens everyday, Church of Saint Chiara, Sansepolcro, Italy
Curated by Saverio Verini
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Instructions for use, Dolomiti Contemporanee, Centre of Contemporary Art, Belluno, Italy
Curated by Daniele Capra
Eliseo Cannone Alessandro Pelicioli Anna Coppola Greta Agresti, Placentia Arte Gallery, Italy
Curated by Alessandra Pioselli
More info at: -

Absences, NT Art Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Curated by Fabiola Naldi

Ditty, Bergamo, Italy
Curated by Stefano Romano, Realized for 1.60 Project


Biennial of Drawing of Rimini, Italy
More info at: 

Thessaloniki Biennale 4, Thessaloniki,  Greece
State Museum of Contemporary Art and Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art
More info at: - Online Catalogue

Moscow Biennale for Young Art, III Edition, Moscow, Russia
National Centre for Contemporary Arts – Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Prague Biennale 5, Prague, Czech Republic
Focus Italy, Curated by Lino Baldini and Marta Barbieri



Winner of the MIA Foundation Award, Bergamo, Italy
Jury: Giacinto di Pietrantonio (Director of GAMeC - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Itay), Eugenio Viola (Curator at large of MADRE - Museum of Contemporary Art of Naples, Italy) and Corrado Benigni (Referente per la Cultura e l’Arte della Fondazione MIA).
Curated by Stefano Raimondi and Mauro Zanchi 2014

Winner of the Maretti Editor Award, La Habana, Cuba
Jury: Laura Cherubini (Art critic curator), Eugenio Viola (Curator at large of MADRE - Museum of Contemporary Art of Naples, Italy), Giacomo Zaza (Art critic, curator and director of Torrione Passari Contemporary Art Centre, Italy) Caridad Blanco (Curator, art critic, and researcher at the Center for Development of the Visual Arts in Havana), Israel Castellanos (Curator and art critic), Jorge Fernández Torres (Director of the Havana Biennial and the Wifredo Lam Centre)

Finalist of Talent Prize, Inside Art, Guido Talarico Editore, Rome
Jury: Guido Talarico (Editor and director of Inside Art), Marie Fernandez (Director of art exhibitions in the citi of Lille, France), Alberto Fiz (Director of MARCA, Catanzaro, Italy), Micol Forti (Curator of the Contemporary Art Collection of the Vatican Museums), Anna Mattirolo (Director of the MAXXI, Rome), Ludovico Pratesi (Director of the Visual Art Peschiera di Pesaro, Italy), Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (President of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation)


Finalista del Premio “Città di Treviglio” - Bergamo, Italy
Jury: Sara Fontana (Art critic and historian), Tullio Leggeri Collector and President of ALT-Centre of Contemporary Art), Riccardo Riganti (Director the Civic Museum of Treviglio-Bergamo, Italy)


International Prize of Performance IV Edition, Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Trento - Winner of 2° prize
Jury: Helena Kontova (Co-director of Flash Art), Catherine Wood (Curator of Contemporary art and Performance at Tate Modern of London), Gian Marco Montesano (Artist and artistic director of the Theatre of Innovation of Pescara, Italy), Franco Oss Noser (Director of Cultural Services Centre Santa Chiara, Trento, Italy), Fabio Cavallucci (Director of Civic Gallery of trento, Italy), Carlo Antonelli (Music critic and director of Rolling Stone Italy)
Curated by Fabio Cavallucci


Winner of the “Young Artistic Research”, First Edition, Milan, Italy
Jury: Roberto Pinto (Art historian and curator), Gabi Scardi (Critic, curator, professor in contemporary art) Athoss Collura (Artist)

Festivals and Live Performance

Siderare Festival 2015
Curated by VOLUME! Foundation, Rome, Italy / A cura di Fondazione Volume!, Roma

Pop Up Kino Festival #4, Berlin, Germany - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Curated by Claudio Ongaro, Alfonso Pretelt and Hernan Bayon / A cura di Claudio Ongaro, Alfonso Pretelt e Hernan Bayon

Performance Allumettes Live at SUC - LE MURATE, Florence, Italy
Realised for the event ‘Inventing the memorable’
Curated by Pietro Gaglianò

New Performance Festival, Turku, Finland
An event in collaboration with MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Thessaloniki Performance Festival 3, Thessaloniki,  Greece
Curated by Eirini Papakonstantinou

International Konst Film, Sweden
Vandalorum Museum and Jonkopings Lans Museum
Curated by Tim Reed

Different Pulses, Festival of Immaterial Art, Cividale del Friuli, Italy
Curated by Eva Comuzzi

Romaeuropa Festival - Digital Life 2012, Rome, Italy
MACRO Museum of Rome and EX GIL
Curated by Daniele Spanò and NUfactory

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts - After the fall - Ninth edition, Galway, Ireland
Curated by Megs Morley

European Performance Art Festival – Video/Performance Programme, Warsaw, Poland
Curated by Waldemar Tatarchuk and Paulina Kempisty

International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media, 7th Edition, Athens, Greece

Zoom VI EditionControcorrente, Teatro Studio Scandicci, Florence, Italy
Curated by Pietro Gaglianò

Transiti Urbani, Teatro Studio Scandicci, Florence, Italy
Curated by Pietro Gaglianò
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International Prize of Performance - Fourth Edition, Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art of Trento, Italy
Curated by Fabio Cavallucci

Group Exhibition

Violent Borders - Violenti Confini
Civic Gallery of Città di Castello, Italy / Pinacoteca di Città di Castello Curated by Magonza Editor, Pietro Bellasi and Saverio Verini / A cura di Magonza Editore, Pietro Bellasi e Saverio Verini

Art against corruption - Arte contro la corruzione
Casa Giovanni Testori, Milan, Italy / Casa Giovanni Testori, Milano Curated by Davide Dall’Ombra / A cura di Davide Dall’Ombra

Enjoy Forgetting
Palazzo Ducale, Massa, Italy / Palazzo Ducale, Massa Curated by Adriana Rispoli / A cura di Adriana Rispoli

Bergamo Film Meeting 2017
Saint Agostino Door, Bergamo, Italy / Porta Sant Agostino, Bergamo Curated by The Blank Contemporary Art / A cura di The Blank Contemporary Art

Cinema for Art, The sublime technological and the relationship between art, nature and technology Cinema per l’arte, Il sublime tecnologico e il rapporto tra arte, natura e tecnologia. CUBO Unipol, Bologna, Italy / CUBO Unipol, Bologna Curated by Federica Patti / A cura di Federica Patti

Here I see
MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia./ MSU Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Zagabria, Croazia. Curated by Adriana Rispoli / A cura di Adriana Rispoli

Morphology of Archive
MOG Contemporary Art Museum of Goa, India / MOG Museo Arte Contemporanea di Goa, India Curated by Sabith TP and Lina VIncent / A cura di Sabith TP and Lina VIncent

Eat Piacenza Vigevano Foundation, Italy / Fondazione Piacenza Vigevano - Palazzo Ex-Enel
A selection of videos of the Lino Baldini’s collection / Una selezione di sei video della collezione Lino Baldini

L’intru Invaders
Errant Bodies Art Space, Berlin, Germany Curated by Ana Mendes / A cura di Ana Mendes

It’s the political economy, stupid
DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette / A cura di Oliver Ressler e Gregory Sholette

Casa Futura Pietra
Palazzo Tupputi di Bisceglie, Barletta, Italy - Curated by Giusy Caroppo / A cura di Giusy Caroppo

Embodied Resilience, Italian Embassy of Berlino / Embodied Resilience, Ambasciata Italiana di Berlino Curated by Peninsula, Berlin / A cura di Peninsula, Berlino

Exhibition-Prize “Open Mia”, promoted by the MIA Foundation of Bergamo, Italy Mostra-Premio “Open Mia”, promossa dalla Fondazione MIA di Bergamo An event organized by BACO Contemporary Art , in collaboration with Museum GAMeC and The Blank Association, Bergamo, IT Un evento organizzata da BACO Arte Contemporanea in collaborazione con GAMeC e The Blank, Bergamo Curated by Stefano Raimondi and Mauro Zanchi / A cura di Stefano Raimondi e Mauro Zanchi

Who makes Europe?
Civic Gallery of Gdańska, Poland / Galleria Civica di Danzica, Polonia Curated by Susanne Hinrichs / A Cura di Susanne Hinrichs

Tradition-Reversal, curated by Katerina Koskina, SMCA President and Yannis Bolis - Exhibition organised by the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art and included in the 30th International Festival of Sarajevo

Objects: Memory and addiction
Museum of Architecture and Design of Slovenia - An event in collaboration with Biennial of Design of Ljubljana Museo dell’Architettura e del Design della Slovenia - Un evento in collaborazione con la Biennale del Design di Ljubljana Curated by Giovanni Viceconte / A cura di Giovanni Viceconte

The Human Behaviour at MARS, Milan, Italy

Who makes Europe?, Städtische Galerie of Breme, Germany
Curated by Susanne Hinrichs

It’s the political economic, stupid, Gallery 400, Chicago, USA
Curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette

Kriza, i alternative, CZKD - Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, Serbia
Screening video curated by Oliver Ressler

Who makes Europe? Matadero, Centro de Creación Contemporánea, Madrid, Spain
Curated by Susanne Hinrichs

All in a good time, BACO, Contemporary Art Center of Bergamo, Italy
Curated by Stefano Raimondi and Mauro Zanchi

It’s the political economic, stupid, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette

The crisis of confidence, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania
Curated by Lino Baldini and Marta Barbieri

Refuse, Ex Mattatoio di Testaccio, Roma, Italy
Curated by Roberto D’Onorio

Performance Voyage 3, MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Curated by Timo Soppela

It’s the political economic, stupid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniky, Greece
Curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette

De rerum natura, Lab 610 XL, Sovramonte, Belluno, Italy
Curated by Daniele Capra
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Pixel, Pala Riviera, San Benedetto del Tronto (AP), Italy
Curated by Giovanni Viceconte

25 Frames/Second, International Video Art in Mannheim, Germany
Curated by Simone Kraft

Storytellers, for the Superfluo Project, Padova, Italy
Curated by Caterina Benvegnù

Intervals, Mezzopreti Palace, Teramo, Italy
Curated by Eugenio Viola and Enrico Valentini
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Fratelli d’Italia, Farnese Palace, Piacenza, Italy
Curated by Lino Baldini and Marta Barbieri

The human dimension of contemporary, National Gallery of Cosenza, Italy
Curated by Giovanni Viceconte

Random Access Memory, Mica Moca, Berlin, Germany
Curated by Tatjana Fell and Andrzej Raszyk 

Invasion One - Euromediterranean Festival Altomonte 2011, Cosenza, Italy
Curated by Giovanni Viceconte

PixelPops - Performance from Far Away, TPTP Platform, Gallery Nouvel Organon, Paris
Curated by Philip Tonda

Danno d’immagine, Zajia Lab, Beijing. China
Curated by Cecilia Freschini

Matter of Action, O’ Space, Milan, Italy
Curated by Giorgio Maffei, Sara Serighelli and Samuele Menin

The Wall (Archives), Reload, Ex officine automobilistiche, Roma, Italy
Curated by Pietro Gaglianò

Playing with Borders - Short Video Art Show, PSM art gallery, Pokhara, Nepal
Curated by Cecilia Freschini

Exhibition “Città di Treviglio Prize”, ALT Arte Lavoro Territorio, Bergamo, Italy
Curated by Sara Fontana and Tullio Leggeri

My favourite things, Contemporaneo Gallery, Mestre, Venezia, Italy
Curated by Sottobosco - Art Platform

F.A.B.S. Four italian Artists, National Brukenthal Museum of Sibiu, Romania
Curated by Eleonora Faina

Spinola Banna Foundation - Final Exhibition of the Residency - Visiting professor Peter Friedl
Poirino (Torino), Italy

Artist’s dialogues, Viamoronisedici Gallery, Bergamo, Italy

Same Democracy, Neoncampobase Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Curated by Marinella Paderni and Elvira Vannini

Storie, Viamoronisedici Gallery, Bergamo

Mod. C/3, Palazzo della regione, Bergamo, Italy
Curated by Stefano Romano

Residencies - Workshop


Ratti Foundation, Como, Italy - XVIII Advanced Course in Visual Arts: Are We Really Free? Visiting Professor: Liliana Moro - Director: Annie Ratti - Curator: Andrea Lissoni - Coordinator: Angela Maderna


Careof: Organization for contemporary artistic research, Milan, Italy- Project: Officine dell’arte.
Curated by Chiara Agnello and Milovan Farronato


Fondazione March - Lago Studio Art Workshop 2010, Padova
Curated by Silvia Ferri de Lazara


Spinola Banna Foundation, Turin, Italy
Curated by Gail Cochrane - Visiting Professor: Peter Friedl

Back to the Present, Networking 2009, Livorno A cura di Elisa Del Prete - Visiting Professor: Marzia Migliora

Special Projects, Lectures

Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey.
Collaboration with Dr. Ebru Yetiskin in the project entitled:
The Interaction of Science, Politics and Colonialism in Modern Paradox

Absences, Mica Moca, Berlin, Germany
Collaboration with Andrzej Raszyk in the project Random Access Memory

University of Yaoundé, Camerun
Collaboration with Salvatore Falci in the project Arte e Luogo

Selected Magazines / TV / Newspapers

Flash Art n. 303
Brand-New, O è mio, o è tuo, written by Giovanni Viceconte, pag. 96
Flash Art n. 281
Review Solo Exhibition, written by Marta Barbieri, pag. 96
Exibart onpaper n.79
Talent Zoom, written by Alberto Zanchetta, pag. 70/54
RAI TV - Italian Television Channel
Special Art and Performance by Christina Clausen
Il Roma, Newspaper, Rome
A light of hope illuminates the Madre Museum, written by Mario Mosca
Il Mattino, Newspaper, Naples
Le relazioni sociali nella performance di Filippo Berta, pag 50
Flash Art n. 273
International Prize of Performance by Samuele Menin, pag. 95
Work, Art in Progress n.24
Formally Performing by Marco Anesi, pp 22-24


III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art / pag. 221-364
Edited by Mikhail Ptokhorov Foundation

Prague Biennale 5 / pag 181
Giancarlo Politi Editor, Milan

It’s the Political Economy, Stupid / pag. 147-151
Pluto Press, Indipendent Progressive Publishing, London

The Choice Is Yours / pag. 44-48
Advanced Course in Visual Arts – Ratti Foundation
Mousse Publishing

De Rerum Natura / pag. 24-27
Edited by Vanilla Edizioni

Officine dell’Arte / pag 48-49
A project by Careof and ViaFarini, Milan
Silvana Editoriale, Milan 2011

I Quaderni di Banna 2008/2009 – DVD
Edited by Spinola Banna Foundation

Open Space / pag. 44-45
Gangemi Editore, Roma 2012

Back to the present / pp 56-65
Edited by Grafiche Gelli, Florence, 2011

Galleria Contemporaneo Venezia-Mestre / pag. 28
Edite by Grafiche Antiga, Treviso, 2009

Young Blood 08
Iron Editor, Roma, 2009, Art Section