Dafne Boggeri

Video presentation text 

LIANE, Dafne Boggeri, video, digital file, color, audio, 16’, 2017


A visual diary that collects fragments recorded in low-fi technique during years of urban pilgrimage. The scenes mark a rhythm that accompanying combinations in which nature and artifice meet through an avid eye choreography looking for parts to build an anatomy of reality which appears as it seems: ambiguously magical as an haiku. The original soundtrack was made by the artist and the video was presented during the solo show LIANE~LINEA~ALIEN (Marsèlleria, Milan, 2017).






Dafne Boggeri (Tortona, Italy, 1975, lives in Milan) works in a multidisciplinary manner, examining the ways in which meaning and significance can be articulated between the borders of a potential scenario/frame, exploring how events become possible, visible, negotiable. Focused on the perception of the body, the objects, the spatial and the relationship between the opposites.

Her artistic practice articulates, as a continuum, also in curatorial projects as MOTHER (2009-2011) a drawing across time and terrain in the form of an itinerant (Tel Aviv-London-Berlin) D.I.Y. festival dedicated to women’s contemporary music and art, in collaboration with Noga Inbar; FULL MOON SALOON (2012) as a testing ground for ideas and practices to meet, artists invited to present works in progress, surfacing in the one night exhibition took place every night of full moon throughout the year, in a total of thirteen episodes; SPRINT (2013-in progress) _\|/_ Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon, devoted to an ethical promotion and a critical platform on contemporary publishing.

She founded the art and activist group Pornflakes Queer Crew (2000-2004) that has evolved in TOMBOYS DON'T CRY a queer collective that, since the 2010, aims to promote a post-identity agenda within culture, activism and adventure.

With the artist Daniella Isamit Morales and musician Adele H she is part of the experimental music project TISANA.

Her collaboration include the performing dance group Barokthegreat (2012-2015) for the projects Indigenous, The Victory Smoke, L'Attacco del Clone and Cobra, that circulated in the major European festivals.





Selected Solo Exhibitions

LIANE~LINEA~ALIEN, Marsèlleria non-profit art space, Cinema Beltrade, Milano, curated by G.Tognon, 2017


Vitrine, GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Tourin, curated by S.C.Cagol, 2013


FULL MOON SALOON, O' non-profit art space, Milan, 2012


MOTHER — Wowmen Music and Art Festival #3, in collaboration with Noga Inbar and Sonja Cvitkcovic, various locations, Berlin, 2011


MOTHER — Wowmen Music and Art Festival #2, in collaboration with Noga Inbar and Sonja Cvitkcovic, various locations, London, 2010

I dadi sono sul tappeto, Italian Institute Cuture of Marseille. Curated by C.Agnello and K.Anguelova, 2010


MOTHER — Wowmen Music and Art Festival #1, in collaboration with Noga Inbar e Sonja Cvitkcovic, various locations, Tel Aviv, 2009


Vorrei che il cielo fosse bianco di carta, Careof, Milan, curated by C.Agnello, 2008

Approximately infinite, Studio La Città, Verona, curated by R.Pinto, 2008


Relax, It’s only me, in collaboration with Sofia Cvitkcovic, S 1107 Alvarado St, Los Angeles, curated by K.Pesch, 2007

I started something I couldn’t finish, Tankerleft Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, invited by Marios, 2007


Hidden line on explicit surface, Centre Culturel Français de Milan, Milan, curated by C.Burrus, 2006


Dispositif 02, MiArt, Contemporary Art Fair, non-profit spaces section, Milan, invited by Assab One Association, 2005


Dispositif 01, Espace Experimental, Le Plateau, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, invited by C. Bourgeois.

PhTxt — SUPERSTAR Like my shoes... Female attitudes around electronic music, Spazio Lima, section Microclima, Milan, curated by Xing and SpeedDemon queerzine, 2004



Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

Susy Culinski and Friends, Fanta Spazio, Milan, curated by the artist Beatrice Marchi, 2016

Bazzar, Localedue, Bologna, curated by PRE, 2016


Here We LTTR: 2002–2008, Tensta Konsthall, Spånga (SV), curated by LTTR, 2014

An Unhappy Archive, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE), curated by S.Baumann, K.Michalski, 2014


Lucie Fontaine, Torino, 2013

Personal Effect, Bologna, 2013

Fight-Specific Isola_Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan 2013


Chi Semina Raccoglie, Frassineto PO (IT), curated by D.Carmi, 2011

Play It, Rotary Club, Roma, curated by D.Perra, 2011

Passwords Cycle 11/ New Presentation of Femininity, Montehermoso Cultural Center, Vitoria (SP), curated by G.Zapperi, 2011


You-We+Ablo, Video Collections from Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Rotonda di Via Besana, curated by F.Bonami, 2010

I Dadi Sono Sul Tappeto, Mal d’Archive, Italian Cultural Center of Marseille, curated by C.Agnello, 2010

Gender Blending, Michel Journiac Gallery Sorbonne University, Paris, curated by M.Perrier, 2010

2Video/ArtHub, Castello di Rivara (IT), curated by F.di Nardo and C.Lio, 2010


Red Light Art Amsterdam Window Project Studio Bergstraat 16, Amsterdam, curated by A.Serino, 2009

Premio LUM, Teatro Santa Margherita, Bari, curated by L.Cerizza, A.Marino, F.Stocchi, 2009

Usine De Reve, 26cc, Rome, curated by C.Casorati e S.Vedovotto, 2009

2anni di 2Video, neon>campobase, Bologna, curated by F.di Nardo, 2009

Video Yearbook 2006-2007-2008, Careof/Docva, Milano, curated by Visual Art Department of Bologna University, 2009


Festival des Urbaines, Lausanne, curated by P.Boudry e D.Pernet, 2008

Nessuno è un’Isola, S. Servolo Island, Venice, curated by C.di Lecce e M.Pugliese, 2008

Zoo Art Fair, FormContent non-profit project space, London, curated by di F.Pedraglio, C.Riva, P.Vermoortel, 2008

videoReport Italia_2006/07, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone (IT). Curated by A.Bruciati, 2008

Fies Factory One Festival, Centrale Idroelettrica di Fies (IT), curated by F.Grilli, 2008

Noi Adesso Siamo Qua, Villa Romana, Florance. Curated by L.Bruni, 2008

Soft Cell: dinamic space in Italy, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone (IT), curated by A.Bruciati, 2008

Dai Tempo al Tempo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Baudengo, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba (IT), curated by J.Del Pesco, F.Parry, P.Uran, 2008

Same Democracy, neon>campobase, Bologna, curated by M.Paderni e E.Vannini, 2008

NETMAGE 08, iInternational Live-Media Festival, Dafne Boggeri/Rhythm King & Her Friends (Kitty-yo rec), Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, curated by Xing, 2008

C’est Mon Genre, MAC/VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, 2008

Rhythm King & Her Friends: No Picture of the Hero!, Kubus Outside_in/Lenbachhaus, Munchen, 2008


Object’s Metamorphosis, Fondazione Ambrosetti Arte Contemporanea, Palazzolo sull'Oglio (IT), curated by P.Campiglio, 2007

Looking for the Border, De Garage,Mechelen, Cultural Center Strombeek, (BE), Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, curated by F.di Nardo, R.Pinto, L.Lambrecht, K.Leemans, 2007

The FM Ferry Experiment, Staten Islan Ferry, New York, curated by neuroTransmitter, 2007

Mumble Mumble, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, curated by F.Bertolotti, 2007

Residets/Videotheque Mobile, Espace Expérimental, Le Plateau, FRAC Ile de France, Paris, 2007

5° San Diego Women Film Festival, San Diego, California, curated by J.Hsu, 2007


videoReport Italia_2004/05, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone (IT), curated by A.Bruciati, 2006

Fragmented Show, Fabbrica del Vapore, Care of, neon>fdv, Viafarini, Milan, curated by A.Daneri, R.Pinto, C.Pietroiusti, 2006

Frame: a selection of Italian artists, Gertrude Contemporay Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, curated by C.Agnello e R.Tenconi, 2006

Trasformer, Les Complices, Zurich, curated by A.Thal, 2006

Whalesland, Care of, Milan, curated by invernomuto, 2006

Revolt, She Said!, Centre d’art Contemporain La Criée, Rennes (FR), curated by V.Jourdain, E.Duval, 2006

Nuit Blanche, Entrepôt Cinema, Paris, curated by A.Imhoff, 2006


Con Altri Occhi, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, curated by K. Anguelova and R.Pinto, 2005

New Ground and Up!, Wu Tsang introduces the Pilot TV project, Careof, Milan, curated by Speed Demon, AC/D*SHE, 2005

Inhabituel, Fabbrica del Vapore and Centre Culturel Francais de Milan, Milan, curated by C.Agnello, 2005

Conflitto e Conflitti, Villa Serena, Bologna, curated by Synapser #4 Network for Contemporary Culture, 2005

UniMovie, International festival of video and short movie, Documents 1: from Careof, Milan; Museo Laboratorio, Citta Sant'Angelo, Pescara (IT), curated by C.Agnello, 2005

UEEH, Université Euroméditerranéenne Queer Campus Luminy, Marseille, 2005


Campo Neutro, Assab One, spazio ex-GEA, Milan, curated by R.Pinto, 2004 

Assad One 2004, Assab One, Milan, curated by R.Pinto, 2004  



Curated Projects

SPRINT — Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon _\|/_ , Milan, O’ non-profit art space and other places 2013/on going

FULL MOON SALOON, O' non-profit art space, Milan, 2012

MOTHER — Wowmen Music and Art Festival #1 #2 #3, in collaboration with Noga Inbar and Sonja Cvitkcovic, various locations, Tel aviv, London, Berlin, 2009-2011

Cort Circuit, Politburo, #6 episodes, Paris, in collaboration with Silvia Casalino, 2004



Project Grants / Residencies / Workshop / Acquisition

2010, Premio Moroso, shortlisted, GC.AC Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, scientific committee with L.Benedetti, I.Calderoni, C.Canziani, A.Daneri, S.Coletto, F.di Nardo, L.Fassi, A.Rabottini, C.Riva, A.Salvadori, A.Bruciati, T.Rehberger.

2008, Italian Wave Contest Artissima, Contemporary Art Fair, curated by S.Cichocki, G.Cochrane, S.H.Chong Cuy, A.Rabottini, coordinated by C.Alemani, Turin.

2008, Kim Jones Workshop, VIR Viafarini-in-residence, Milan.

2008, AartLab, residence, curated by C.di Lecce, M.Pugliese. S. Servolo Island, Venice.

2008, Prize Author’s White Pages mentioned work Lombardy covers.

2008, L'Antenne, pedagogical space, acquisition video, Le Plateau, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris.


2007, The Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, curated by P.Golia and E.Wesley. Movin’Up - scholarship G.A.I. Young Italian Artist program.


2006, Fragmented City - XII Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Ratti Foundation, Como (IT), curated by A.Daneri, R.Pinto, C.Pietroiusti.


2005, International Prize from Performance, shortlisted - performance at Hydroelectric Plant of Fies, (IT), curated by Galleria Civica di Trento.


2004, Artist’s residence at le Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets in Paris. Awarded by DENA Foundation in collaboration with Comune di Milano and Centre Culturel Français de Milan.