by ZUS [ Zones Urbaine Sensibles ]
Denis completed the documentation of the Annabel project by ZUS, in Rotterdam. The documentation included also photography from the initial stage of the building process. A great location for the nightlife of Rotterdam which was missing a central spot for concerts and dance events. According to ZUS'svision for an expanded concept of public space, the interior design was upgraded by introducing elements such as urban billboards and concrete pre-fab flooring.
WORKSHOP FOR THE NEW WORLD
After intensive research and production, the exhibition at Bureau Europa is opening on May 1st!
This exhibition explored the present, past and future of work; as a result of long-term research developed by the curatorial team Monnik, Edwin Gardner and Christiaan Fruneaux for Bureau Europa. In close collaboration with Monnik, I have produced fictional and documentary films for the main video installations. The short doc What is Work? questions our definitions and assumptions of 'Work'.
2015.05 - 2015.07
Bureau Europa | Maastricht | NL
DONKERE KAMER #23
Presenting at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
Denis has been invited to the 23rd edition of Donkere Kamer (from Dutch 'Dark Room'), organized by PhotoQ. Perfect timing to announce the upcoming solo exhibition at Van Kranendonk Gallery entitled POSITIONS.
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
11th March 2015 at 8:00 pm
Group exhibition featuring artworks from the collectors:
Reyn van der Lugt | Domenique Capart | Joseph Kouli
ETE 78 Gallery
Bruxelles | BE
Opening Saturday, April 11th 18:00 - 21:00
The exhibition will be on till May 16th.
Group exhibition at Van Kranendonk Galley
On show: photography, painting and drawing. Almost all the artists represented by Van Kranendonk Gallery appear with artwork in this surprising winter group exhibition.
Surprising because many of the works were rarely shown in exhibitions. Let us know when you would like to come and we will show you around.
Van Kranendonk Gallery | Te Hague | NL
2014.11 - 2015.01
YOU THEM US
Solo exhibition at PhotoQ Amsterdam
YOU THEM US has been combining works selected from Freedomland (NL) projects and New Mysteries (GR) within the beautiful space of PhotoQ bookshop in Amsterdam.
Eutopia is the definition we could give to European attitude to provide policies that should be applied to such diverse realities. YOU THEM US is an exhibition that intends to show and highlight those differences and reflections with the common red-line of landscape seen as a primary human value.
Freedomland presents us with geometries and minimalism in drainage pipes and urban planning reminiscent of enlightenment architecture. This critical approach leads Guzzo to investigate the primitive roots of European rationalism in the Greek mystery of Eleusis. Here spilt concrete is shown to be far more effective in concealing ultimate truths than mystical riddles and paradoxes.
2014.7 - 2014.8
PhotoQ Bookshop | Amsterdam | NL
WENN WIR DICH NICHT SEHEN, SIEHST DU UNS AUCH NICHT
Group exhibition at Frankendael Foundation
As part of the program of UNSEEN photo fair, my works from the project New Mysteries will be exhibited as part of the Reyn van der Lught collection. This exhibition was featuring a diptyc from the project New Mysteries, exhibited for the first time, among other works by Vincen Beeckman, Gwenneth Boelens, Peggy Buth, Ulrik Helthoft, Welmer Keesmaat, Johan Nieuwenhuize, Satijn Panyigay, Bas Princen, Timm Rautert, August Sander, Viviane Sassen, Sander van Wettum, Malte Wandel, Marco Maria Zanin.
2014.09 - 2015.01
Frankendael Foundation | Amsterdam | NL
Stroom | Te Hague
Archis RSVP#17: All Inclusive about the question whether the City of Peace and Justice connects or rather divides, started with urban designer Jan de Graaf. He showed the predecessor of the International Zone in the project for a World Capital by architect De Bazel (1905), which was embedded in a slightly different form in Berlage’s expansion plan for The Hague (1908). Ironically the present International Zone is located in the area where the Germans constructed their Atlantikwall during World War II.
In short, the image of The Hague is infinitely more complex than the city marketers want us to believe and Peace and Justice have much more influence on the city than we might think at first sight. This intervention is part of the program of See You in The Hague and join the exhibition The Good Cause at Stroom curated by Lilet Breddels and Arjen Oosterman.
One photograph from Never so Bright has been selected for the summer exhibition at the Municipal Museum in The Hague. The theme of the exhibition is 'light'. For this occasion the work has been printed with ultra chrome pigments on fine art baryta paper, deeply highlighting all the details of the drum-scan realized from 4 x 5 inches black & white negatives.
2014.05 - 2014.09
GEM DEN HAAG | NL
Solo exhibition at Sijthoff | Leiden | NL
This new exhibition by Denis Guzzo is a visual journey along the alterations of landscape that mark the passage of the ancient Greek Eleusis into the present-day Greek city of Elefsina. With photographic prints, found objects, and the video installation 'History repeats itself', he examines the interaction of the different historical layers of the area, whilst displaying the opposition between recent urban-industrial developments and the mythology of the landscape.
Sijtoff Leiden 3.5-31.5 2014
Opening Saturday 3rd May at 3 pm
Solo exhibition at cASLa Almere
An intriguing visual journey across the Dutch Flevo older: Italian photographer Denis Guzzo has observed and documented this process for years. Ranging from the vacant land’s inherent promise to the diversity of realized projects, the photos show different forms and phases of this fundamentally malleable landscape. Next to his sociological and historical interest, the main theme in this series is Guzzo’s concern for man’s interaction with nature; his engagement with a sustainable society.
Center for Architecture and Landscape Almere | NL
14.9 - 7.12 2013
VIDEO: an impression of the opening of my solo exhibition FREEDOMALND at cASLa , Soundtrack courtesy of Jesse Koolhaas
United We, curated by Francien van Westrenen and Maaike Lauwaert, is an exhibition program created by Stroom, Te Hague, about collective forms of working, thinking, organizing and living.
The work of the architect Frank van Klingeren is one of the main subjects; this group exhibition features an HD video installation of Denis's short documentary, The floating spirit of Frank van Klingeren which was previously presented at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2011.
Stroom Den Haag
2013.04 – 2013.07
OBJECT ROTTERDAM 2013
Denis worked on the documentation of the edition 2013 of Object Rotterdam held at ‘Het Nieuwe Instituut' is the new name of the former NAI, Netherlands Architecture Institute.
For this edition, Superuse Studios was invited to create the spatial intervention; which has been realized by re-using materials and walls from the previous exhibition. Here is a portrait of Cèsare Peeren, co-founder of Superuse.
STAY FOREIGN. EXHIBITION#1
Duo exhibition Denis Guzzo & Müge Ylmaz
Stay Foreign. Exhibition#1 is a conceptual journey initiated by Context Content aiming to merge and offer new perspectives from abroad artists living within the Netherlands.
At Slaakhuis, Rotterdam, Context Content invited two international architecture photographers to transform the hallway of Slaakhuys that was and currently still is under construction. During the opening and the Kunstroute, Crooswijk / Kralingen, the space inhabited Freedomland by Denis Guzzo and Facades by Muge Yilmaz. Shot during the opening, the video also reports installation views.
2012.09 - 2012.11
Slaakhuys | Rotterdam | NL
TRASH TO TREASURE LAB
Exhibition at Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale
Trash to treasure lab shows the potential of waste for design and architecture. It includes stacks of available waste material flows in the region of Shenzhen. Next to this, the lab displays inspiring examples of design with waste by Superuse studios and several tools that help apply the materials for designers. The series of designs by Superuse Studios prove there’s a huge creative field to be explored and the potential for new value both economically, socially and for our environment.
2015.11 - 2016.0
NOI VOI LORO
Lecture at University of Ferrara IT
Three case studies from Denis's ongoing and recent projects have been combined and explained in a series of lectures showing research and the relation between landscape, urban flows and visual exploration.
Organized in collaboration with Prof. Francesca Leder, Department of Architecture and Landscape design of the University of Ferrara UNIFE.
November 24th 2015
”One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Amsterdam, winter 2015, realized in collaboration with photographer Eva Roovers #OVERFLOWS is a visual journey that aims to portray orphans object abandoned in our cities.
These early photographs, shot in the suburbia of Amsterdam, represent a concept that may be expanded into a larger photo series in the future.
New photo serie
There is no line between art and design. At the open air Vis a Vis teather field, Denis captured a photo serie dedicated to the P.E.T. TREE which includes a beautiful self portrait. Created by Floris Schiferli, Superuse in collaboration with high school students of Almere it assemble 8000 reused plastic bottles.
This September Denis has been documenting a vital case study, not so far from his hometown in the Venetian region. The project L' ORIGINE wants to be a short visual tale to remember this tremendous and remarkable environmental disaster.
ORIGIN| ˈɒrɪdʒ(ɪ)n |
the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived.
From Latin origo, origin-, from oriri ‘to rise’.
P O S I T I O N S
Solo exhibition at Van Kranendonk Gallery
Almost like a contemporary archaeologist, Guzzo has found remnants of the past in an environment of modern industries and expanding cities. In this work, he looks at the rocks which survived as witnesses of the Eleusinian Mysteries and how they have been transformed into the base of the new city’s housing. Denis Guzzo’s work is constructive criticism of the developments of an expanding environment that uses as a foundation these historical and magical sites. P O S I T I O N S, with subjects such as Eleusis and Flevoland, highlights the photographer’s reflections on such different cultural landscapes.
Van Kranendonk Galley, The Hague | NL
2015.03 - 2015.04