Alessandro Rolandi

Alessandro Rolandi

Beijing, Bejing, China

About Alessandro Rolandi

Alessandro Rolandi
Born in Pavia on 18th april 1971;
Studied Chemistry, Experimental Theatre and film-making and History of Art . He has been living and working in Beijing since 2003, as a multimedia and performance artist, director, curator, researcher, writer and lecturer. His work focuses on social intervention and relational dynamics to expand the notion of art practice beyond existing structures, spaces and hierarchies and engage directly with reality in multiple ways. He is the founder and director of the Social Sensibility Research & Development Department at Bernard Controls Beijing in 2011, and Paris in 2014

Writer/Contributor for:
Randian, Hyperallergic, Asyalist, Chinafiles, Made in China, Menelique

Chief coordinator the 2014 Transnational Dialogues study-caravan in Beijing

Nominated by the Global Board of Contemporary Art for the Alice Awards 2011 together with Megumi Shimizu for the performance "Something on the way".

Co-Curator of 2016 BMAB Beijing Media Art Biennale ‘Ethics and Technology’

He is been giving individual lectures at the following institutions:
Christie’s Education Paris 2001, Foreign Affairs University, Beijing 2004, Capital Normal University, Beijing 2003, Italian Cultural Institute, Beijing 2008,
NYU Shanghai, 2019, Three Shadows, Beijing, 2019

He has been teaching and mentoring at : Ecole Des Sciences Politiques (Science Po), Paris in 2002-2003, Cours d’Ouverture-weekly lectures on politics in Art and Theatre
Harrow International School Beijing: artist in residence and creative consultant 2005-2015


University of Pavia and Siena : studies of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Christie's Education Paris : degree in History of art and the market / Cambridge International Examination
Studied experimental theatre with Dominique DeFazio in Roma and Milano
Attended the studios of Miquel Barcelò in Paris,
Saint Clair Cemin and Not Vital in Beijing and many other artists encountered along the years.


His work has been shown, among other venues at:
Venice Biennale2005 and 2011, WRO Wroclav Biennale 2011,Caochangdi Photofestival Beijing 2009,-2010-2011, Egg Gallery, 2008-2011, Museo Pecci, Milano 2011, MCAF Gent-CAAW Beijing 2008/2009, Asia Panic, Gwangju Biennale 2009, FUSO VideoArt Lisbon 2012, Under the subway, New York 2012-2014, Get It Louder Beijing-Shanghai 2011, Fringe Festival, UCCA, Beijing 2012, Beijing Design Week 2012, Yishu8, Beijing 2012, Venice Biennale 2013, MACT/CACT Ticino Bellinzona, 2013, EXIN China Independent film festival Nanjing-Beijing 2012-2013, OCAT Xian 2014, Homeshop 2010-2014, Action Space, 2014,Institute For Provocation 2014-2015 Beijing,
The Gallery Apart, Roma 2014, MAXXI Roma 2014, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin 2014, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna 2015, Tanzquartier, Vienna 2015, OCAT Shenzhen, AOTU space, Beijing, Action Space, Beijing, ACMI Australian Center For Moving Image, 2015 Jiali Gallery, 2013-2016, Unicorn Center for the Arts, Beijing, 2015, Intelligentsia Gallery Beijing, 2015, I-Project Space, Beijing 2015, Xiangxi Art Museum Tianjin,2015, Mebo Space, Beijing Soho 2015, Space Station, Beijing 2015, Pingyao Photofestival 2015, Beijing Design Week 2015, Metaestetica Lab Beijing, 2013/2014, Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay 2015, Royal College of Art, London 2015, Studio X Beijing, 2015,
Trinity Square Video, Toronto, 2015,
Chongqing Photo-Video Biennale 2015, L’Escalier, Montreal, 2016, Leonhardi Kulturprojekte e.V. Frankfurt, 2016, CACHE, Beijing, 2016, YAM Museum, Beijing 2017, McaM Shanghai 2017, Times Museum Guangzhou 2017, Hanzhou, Liangzhu Cultural Center 2017, OST>STERN Frankfurt 2018 Duge Beijing 2018, Manifesta 12, Palermo 2018, Barents Spektakel, Kierkenes 2019, Biennale of humor and satyre, Gabrovo, 2019, Yan Huang Museum, Beijing 2019, Nanchang Normal University Museum, 2019, Organhaus, Chongqing 2019, Taikang Space, Beijing 2019, C4 Space, Copenhagen, 2019, The Modern, Fort Worth, 2019, Three Shadows, Beijing, 2019,
Long March Gallery, Beijing, 2019