FONDAZIONE PRADA – ACTIVITIES (1993 – 2020)

VISUAL ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

30 temporary exhibitions in Milan from 2015 to 2021: “Serial Classic” (2015); “An Introduction” (2015); “In Part” (2015); “Trittico” (2015); “Gianni Piacentino” (2015); “Recto Verso” (2015); “Goshka Macuga: To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll” (2016); “L’image volée” (2016); “Kienholz: Five Car Stud” (2016); “Nástio Mosquito: T.T.T.-Template Temples of Tenacity” (2016); “Theaster Gates: True Value” (2016); “Betye Saar Uneasy Dancer” (2016); “William N. Copley” (2016); “Slight Agitation” (2016-2018); “Extinct in the Wild” (2017); “Atlas” (2017); “TV 70: Francesco Vezzoli guarda la Rai” (2017); “Leon Golub” (2017); “H.C. Westermann” (2017); “Famous Artists from Chicago. 1965-1975” (2017); “Post Zang Tumb Tuuum. Art Life Politics: Italia 1918-1943” (2018); “Atlas” (2018); “John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” (2018); “Sanguine – Luc Tuymans on Baroque” (2018); “Lizzie Fitch | Ryan Trecartin: Whether Line” (2019); “Il sarcofago di Spitzmaus e altri tesori” (2019); “Liu Ye: Storytelling” (2020); “The Porcelain Room” (2020); “K” (2020); “Who the Bær” (2021); “Domenico Gnoli” (2021); “Useless Bodies?” (2022).

6 permanent projects in Milan:“Dan Flavin at Chiesa Rossa” (1996); Robert Gober / Louise Bourgeois (2015); “Processo grottesco” (2015) by Thomas Demand; “Atlas” (2018); “Le Studio d’Orphée” (2019) and “Accent-soeur” (2019) by Jean-Luc Godard.

1 virtual reality installation in the Milan venue: “CARNE y ARENA” (2017).

9 photography exhibitions in the Osservatorio venue: “Give Me Yesterday” (2016-2017); “EU: Satoshi Fujiwara” (2017); “Questioning Pictures: Stefano Graziani” (2017); “Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You” (2018); “The Black Image Corporation” (2018); “Surrogati. Un amore ideale” (2019); “Training Humans” (2019); “Sturm&Drang” (2021); “Role Play” (2022).

10 temporary exhibitions in Venice from 2011 to 2022: “Fondazione Prada_Ca’ Corner” (2011); “The Small Utopia. Ars Multiplicata” (2012); “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013” (2013); “Art or Sound” (2014); “Portable Classic” (2015); “The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied.” (2017); “Machines à penser” (2018); “Jannis Kounellis” (2019); “Stop Painting” (2021); “Human Brains: It Begins with an Idea” (2022).

8 exhibitions presented by Prada with the support of Fondazione Prada at Prada Rong Zhai, Shanghai:“Roma 1950-1965” (2018); “Liu Ye: Storytelling” (2018); “Goshka Macuga: What was I?” (2019); “Li Qing: Rear Windows” (2019); “Alex Da Corte: Rubber Pencil Devil” (2020); “Theaster Gates: China Cabinet” (2021); “Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg: A Moon Wrapped in Brown Paper” (2021).

2 exhibitions presented by Prada with the support of Fondazione Prada at Prada Aoyama, Tokyo, from 2021 to 2022: “Sturm&Drang Preview Services (2021); “Role Play” (2022).

24 solo shows presented in Milan from 1993 to 2010 and based on projects especially conceived for Fondazione spaces of via Spartaco and via Fogazzaro by Italian and international artists: Eliseo Mattiacci (1993); Nino Franchina (1993); David Smith (1995); Anish Kapoor (1995); Michael Heizer (1996); Louise Bourgeois (1997); Dan Flavin (1997); Laurie Anderson (1998); Sam Taylor-Wood (1998); Mariko Mori (1999); Walter De Maria (1999); Marc Quinn (2000); Carsten Höller (2000); Enrico Castellani (2001); Barry McGee (2002); Tom Friedman (2002); Andreas Slominski (2003); Giulio Paolini (2003); Francesco Vezzoli (2004); Steve McQueen (2005); Tom Sachs (2006); Tobias Rehberger (2007); Nathalie Djurberg (2008); John Baldessari (2010).

3 architectural projects from 2001 to 2011: “Herzog & de Meuron, OMA/AMO Rem Koolhaas. Projects for Prada. Works in Progress” (2001); Unveiling the Prada Foundation” (2008); “Rotor: Ex Limbo” (2011).

4 solo shows presented in Venice from 1995 to 2009: “Mark di Suvero a Venezia” (1995); “Francesco Vezzoli. Trilogia della Morte (Trilogy of Death)”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini (2005); Thomas Demand “Processo Grottesco” and “Yellowcake”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini (2007); “John Wesley”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini (2009).

13 external projects from 1995 to 2017: “Angelo Savelli”, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (1995); “Mariko Mori Dream Temple”, Rooseum, Malmö (2000); “Mariko Mori Pure Land”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2002); “Enrico Castellani”, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2002); “Foujita. A Japanese Artist at the Teatro alla Scala”, Prada Toyama Epicenter, Tokyo (2003); Carsten Höller “The Double Club”, London (2008-2009); Nathalie Djurberg “Turn into Me”, Prada Trasformer, Seoul (2009); Francesco Vezzoli “24h Museum”, Palais d’Iéna, Paris (2012); “Auguste Perret, Huit Chefs d’oeuvre !/?”, Palais d’Iéna, Paris (2013-2014); “Driftwood, or how we surfaced through currents”, Athens (2017); “Mutterzunge”, Berlin (2017-2018); “The Prada Double Club Miami”, Miami (2017).

CINEMA

27 cinematographic projects from 2004 to 2022: “Tribeca Film Festival at Fondazione Prada”, Milan (2004); “Italian Kings of the Bs. The Secret History of Italian Cinema 1949- 1976” Milan (2004); “Italian Kings of the Bs. The Secret History of Italian Cinema”, 61st Venice Film Festival, Venice (2004); “Italian Kings of the Bs”, Tokyo FILMeX, Tokyo (2004); “The Secret History of Asian Cinema”, Milan (2005); “Italian Kings of the Bs. The Secret History of Italian Cinema 1949-1976” and “The Secret History of Asian Cinema” 62nd Venice Film Festival, Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Lido, Venice (2005); “A Centenary of Chinese Film”, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York (2005); “Italian Kings of the Bs. The Secret History of Italian Cinema 1949-81 at Tate Modern”, Tate Modern, London (2006); “The Secret History of Russian Cinema” 63rd Venice Film Festival, Venice (2006); “The Secret History of Russian Cinema”, Milan (2007); “Roman Polanski: My Inspirations”, Milan (2015); “SPIRITI” by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, Milan (2015); “Flesh, Mind and Spirit”, Milan (2016); “Belligerent Eyes | 5K Confinement”, Venice (2016); “The New American Cinema Torino 1967”, Milan (2017); “Alexander Kluge film program”, Milan (2017), “Soggettiva Damien Hirst”, Milan (2018); “Artists under the big Top: Perplexed 2018-1968 (with new films)”, Venice (2018); “Soggettiva Theaster Gates”, Milan (2018); “Soggettiva Luc Tuymans”, Milan (2018); “Soggettiva Nicolas Winding Refn”, Milan (2019), “Soggettiva Pedro Almodóvar”, Milan (2019); “Lizzie Fitch | Ryan Trecartin: The Movies” (2019); “Soggettiva John Baldessari”, Milan (2019); “Soggettiva Danny Boyle” Milan (2020); “Multiple Canvases” (2021); “Proof. Incorporated” (2021).

SCIENCE

1 multidisciplinary project from 2020 to 2022: “Human Brains”, Milan and Venice.

PERFORMING ARTS AND MUSIC

3 performing art projects from 2015 to 2021: Virgilio Sieni: “Atlante del gesto” (2015); Billy Cowie: “Attraverso i muri di bruma” (2016); Elie Tass: “Entrata di emergenza” (2019); Virgilio
Sieni: “Aura, sul toccare le cose” (2021).

2 musical projects in the Milan venue:“I WANT TO LIKE YOU BUT I FIND IT DIFFICULT” (2018-2019); “Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy” (2021).

DIGITAL

15 online projects: “Fragments” (2015); “SPIRITI” by Ila Bêka and
Louise Lemoine (2015); “Intersections” (2018); “Accademia Aperta” (2020); “Readings”
(2020); “Perfect Failures” (2020); “Life-Edit. A Companion to Streaming and Solitude”
(2020); “Percorsi possibili – Avvio di una riflessione sul lavoro di Germano Celant” (2020);
“Love Stories – A Sentimental Survey by Francesco Vezzoli” (2020); “Finite Rants” (2020);
“Human Brains: Culture and Consciousness” (2020); “Free to play” (2021); “Sturm&Drang
Studio” (2021); “Who’s Online” (2021); “Human Brains: Conversations” (2021-2022).

PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES

82 publications: 44 catalogues, 32 issues of the Quaderni series by Fondazione Prada; 4 books on architecture, the report of the conference “The Challenge” and “Tribeca Talks”.

PUBLIC PROGRAM

1 conversation presented by Prada, with the support of Fondazione Prada, at the Broadway Epicenter, New York: “Prada Possible Conversations: Shaping a New Discourse” (2021).

6 multidisciplinary conferences from 2002 to 2021: “The Challenge” in collaboration with the Casa Circondariale- Milano San Vittore prison, Milan (2002); “Art and Icon”, Milan (2006); “Ideologia dell’allestimento”, Milan (2018); “Inside the Machines: a symposium devoted to Machines à penser: Architecture, Art, Philosophy”, Venice (2018); “Stop Painting Talk”, Venice (2021).

3 philosophy symposia in collaboration with University Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milan):“Philosophy facing History: thinking over September 11” (2005); “Art and Terror” (2005); “Philosophical Dialogue on 20th-Century Thought in Europe and Japan” (2005) with the Philosophy Center of the University of Tokyo (2005).

EDUCATIONAL

Accademia dei bambini, Milan, since 2015.

4 editions of the Graduation award Fondazione Prada, Milan (2018-2021).

Curate, international award in partnership with Qatar Museums (2013-2015).

Fondazione Prada Chair for Aesthetic, held by Professor Massimo Cacciari, at the University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele (financial support from 2003 to 2006).