Biography

Lemeh42

born in 1978, lives and works in Italy

Statement

In my work I love to subvert the rules of the game.

In my animations I do not limit myself to just tell stories. I work with the firm intent to deconstruct the narrative form of the medium trapped between one frame and the next one. I want to throw off the expectations of the viewer’s eye. I don’t tolerate that a scene advances the next one. I want that every scene would be autonomous and at the same time conceptually linked to the following one.

In my most recent works, such as drawings, the work, because of it is based on a delicate and unstable balance between creation and destruction, the sign and its erasure, contains its own creative process that acquires to the viewer’s eyes a disruptive force.

Or as in my graffiti on glass, in which the paint, violently removed, leaves signs, erasures that become traits that give life to an image generated by its own negation.

I like to push the medium and the technique I’m using to its intrinsic limit, push it to the breaking point to bring out the maximum expressiveness, only in this way there is true creation.

Selected Personal Exhibitions

2016

“Drawing Renaissance”, L’Ariete artecontemporanea, Bologna, Italy

“Drawing Renaissance”, Remomero Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 2015

 2004 | 2014 video, animazioni, graffiti glass, L’Ariete artecontemporanea, curated and with a monograph by Eleonora Frattarolo, catalogue vanillaedizioni, Bologna, Italy

2014

“Pietas-Vanitas”, Level Gallery, curated by Steven Coy, Detroit, Michigan, Usa

“Human drawing, Live form”, A.C. Institute, New York City, Usa

2012

 “No Man is an Island”, Fishbowl Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

“Le Mystére de Hanina”, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011

“Coito Ergo Sum”, Dispenser Gallery, Milan, Italy

“Avida Dollars”, Coexist Gallery, curated by Michaela Freeman, Southend on Sea, UK

Selected Collective exhibitions and Festivals 

2016

Stanze della Meraviglia. Esotismo Fantastico Incanto nella Rocchetta Mattei, curated by and with the artistic direction of Eleonora Frattarolo
, Grizzana Morandi, Italy   videoanimation

2015

Arteam Cup, Officina delle Zattere, Venice, curated by Matteo Galbiati, Antonio D’Amico, Luca Bochicchio and Anna Lisa Ghirardi

Macrocosmi, Ordnungen der anderer art, Berlin Bologna, curated by Pascual Jordan and Martina Cavallarin, Altes Postfuhramt West, Berlin, Germany, “Holy Lines”, site specific installation, 33 graffiti glass

Macrocosmi, Ordnungen der anderer art, Berlin Bologna, curated by Pascual Jordan and Martina Cavallarin, Cubo Unipol, Bologna, Italy, videoanimazione

2014

Face/Off, Women portraits, L’Ariete artecontemporanea, Bologna, Italy

Engagement and entrapment, Binyamin Gallery, curated by Diana Ali, Tel Aviv, Israel

2013

Animalier, Oklahoma State University, Alva, Usa

2012

Parma White Night, Spazio Pasubio, curated by Elisabetta Modena, Parma, Italy

2011

 Feminine, L’Ariete artecontemporanea, Bologna, Italy

The presence of Future, Brooklyn, New York, Usa

“Attraverso lo specchio” (Through the looking glass), Pico della Mirandola Castle, curated by Elisabetta Modena, Mirandola, Italy

Open Art Festival, Orebro, Sweden

2010

Gaza International Videoart Festival, Gaza, Palestine

File Festival
, SESI Cultural Centre, Sao Paulo, Brasil

2009

Optica Festival, Festival Internacional de Vidoearte, Espacio Espora, Madrid, Spain

Pixilerations Festival, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

37th Festival on Nations, Worldwide Best Short Films, Ebensee, Austria

International Dance Video Festival, Yokohama, Japan

BANG, Festival Internacional de Video Arte, Barcelona, Spain

2008

Festival REC08 Festival de Cinema de Tarragona, Tarragona, Spain

The 809 International New Image Art Festival, Yichang City, China

New Media Art Biennale, Madeira, Portugal

Shnit 08, Berne, Switzerland

Awards 

2015

Arteam Cup, Officina delle Zattere, Venice, Italy

2010

Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, Florida, Usa

West Virginia Short Film Festival,  West Virginia, Usa

2009

Iceber Prize, Bologna, Italy

 

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