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education

1993 MFA, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1992 Student exchange, Surikow Institut, Moscow
1989-1993 Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1985-1989 DAMS Arte, Università degli Studi, Bologna
1984-1988 Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna

grants and awards

2013 Buchförderung, Kunstfonds, Bonn
2012 Projektförderung, Kunst- und Kulturamt Lichtenberg, Berlin
2009 Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunst, Senatskanzlei für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Berlin
2008 Projektförderung, Senatskanzlei für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Berlin
2007 U2-Alexanderplatz, NGBK, Berlin
2005 Artist in Residence, C.A.R.K., Kanazawa, Japan
2005 Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin
2001 Artist in Residence, Center of Art Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
2001 Fine Arts grant from the Berlin Senate for Cultural Affairs, Berlin
1999 Grund-Kredit-Bank Art Award, Berlin
1996 Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft Art Award, Berlin
1994 Photography grant from the Berlin Senate for Cultural Affairs, Berlin
1993 Studio grant at Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin
1993 DAAD travel grant for Russia and Japan
1992 NaFöG, post graduate research grant, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1986 Studio grant at Collegio Artistico Venturoli, Bologna

selected exhibitions

2016
A New Bookstore, Una Vetrina/The Indipendent, Roma (solo)
My Diary - Your News, OSA Archivum and Goethe Institut, Budapest (solo)
Eine glückliche Ehe, dkw. Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus (solo)
Dall'oggi al domani, 24 ore nell'arte contemporanea, MACRO - Museo d'Arte Moderna, via Nizza, Roma *
"...und eine Welt noch", Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg

2015
Unprotected Zone, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
Masterpieces from Farnesina Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb *
Macrocosmi, Galerie Jordan/Seydoux, Berlin
Contresens - Dissidence - Tolérance, 21e Festival d'Arts plastiques, Carla Bayle, France
The Self: Portraits of Artists in their Absence, National Academy Museum, New York
Archive in Progress (International Holocaust Remembrance Day), MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bologna
Daniela Comani's Top 100 Films, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)

2014
raus hier, Kunstpavillon im alten Botanischen Garten, München
Takeover, Gildar Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Ich war's. Tagebuch 1900-1999, dkw - Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus (solo)
Collezione Farnesina Arte, Roma *
My Film History, Galleria Studio G7, Bologna (solo) *
Liebe/Love, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein *
Pausen Bilder 1-11, Ozean, Berlin

2013
Weiße normen der Macht, GrazMuseum, Graz, Austria
10 Jahre "Eine glückliche Ehe" 2003-2013, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin (solo) *
Accoppiamenti giudiziosi, Nuova Galleria Morone, Milano *
Autoritratti. Iscrizioni del femminile nell'arte italiana contemporanea, MAMbo, Bologna *
Cumuli, Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V., Berlin *
Behauptungen auf Papier - nonchalant, en passant und absolut, Galerie Grazy / Werkstadt Graz, Austria
She Says, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

2012
Le Printemps de Septembre: History is Mine!, Musée les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France *
C_artelibro. Il principio delle pagine, Biblioteca Universitaria, Bologna *
Novità editoriali a cura di Daniela Comani, Corraini, Mantova, Italy (solo)*
History, Film and Dynamite, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, Texas (solo)
Daniela Comani's Top 100 Films, after the butcher, Berlin (solo)

The Cross Shown, Nuova Galleria Morone, Milano *

Capital Offense: The End(s) of Capitalism, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles


2011
Lascia un segno, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna *

I Know What You Don't See, Karlin Studios, Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

Doublespeak, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

PULSE Projects 2011, Los Angeles
Verbale 2, Studio Esther Stocker, Wien
Sex/Twist, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
54th Venice Biennale / Repubblica di San Marino Pavilion, Venice, Italy *
Macht Geschichte! - X Wohnungen, 16. Internationale Schillertage, Nationaletheater, Mannheim, Germany
Schon wieder und nochmal? - Handlungsspielräume, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria
If Library/If Book, Careof - La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano *
Your Home in Berlin, Berlin Carré am Alexanderplatz, Berlin
366 Days, 52 Bookcovers and 1 Happy Couple, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
Washed Out, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
Überblendungen. Das Zukünftige rekonstruiren, Shedhalle, Zurich
Courier, University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York *
C'était moi. Journal 1900-1999, Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest (solo) *
Press Art. Die Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg *
Please Me Fashion, Palazzo Ducale, Sabbioneta *
The Fate of Irony, KAI 10 Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf *
ITaliens. Junge Kunst in der Botschaft, Botschaft der italienischen Republik, Berlin *
Nouvelles parutions éditées par Daniela Comani, Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest (solo) *
Ich weiss was du nicht siehst, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin
365/51/1 Daniela Comani, Souterrain, Berlin (solo)
Milan/Marseille #2. Mal d'archive, La Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille
Selected Artists, RealismusStudio / NGBK, Berlin *

2009
#3 Presenti, Musée de l'OHM c/o Museo Civico Medievale, Bologna
Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin *
Kaléidoscope d'Italie, Centre national de l'audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxembourg *
Novità editoriali a cura di Daniela Comani, Galleria Studio g7, Bologna (solo) *
Revisiting - Videoscreening, The Building, Berlin
Portrait: Berlin, Goethe-Institut Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires Photo
fake or feint, Szenario 5, Berlin Carré am Alexanderplatz, Berlin *
Neuerscheinungen hrsg. von Daniela Comani, Laura Mars Grp., Berlin (solo) *
STILL / MOVING / STILL, International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2008
Focus on Contemporary Italian Art, MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bologna
Three Men in a Boat, General Public, Berlin
Daniela Comani invited by Ludwig Seyfarth, Anna-Catharina Gebbers Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin
Sono stata io. Diario 1900-1999, Neon>FdV, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (solo) *
Not so Private: Studio G7, Villa delle Rose, Bologna *
I Queerelanti, Neon>Campobase, Bologna *
Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China *
Liebe. Love. Paare, Ulmer Museum, Ulm *
HeartQuake, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem *
Vertrautes Terrain / Resonanzraum: streng verdaulich, ZKM/Museum für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe *
Inéditos 2008 / Así se escribe la historia, La Casa Encendida, Madrid *
History will repeat itself, Goethe-Institut/Film Archive/Videotage, Hong Kong *
Gewoon Anders! / Just Different!, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam/Amstelveen *
Bildpolitiken, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Portrait: Berlin, Goethe-Institut, Oscar Schindler's Factory, Krakow and Goethe-Institut Riga
Liebe. Love. Paare, Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, Hamm *
History will repeat itself, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw *
Re-Education - You Too Can Be Like Us!, HAU (Hebbel am Ufer), Berlin
Transmediale.08 - conspire!, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin *

2007
History will repeat itself, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin *
Kunsthalle Berlin-Lichtenberg, Berlin
Ich war's. In 32 Tagen um den Alexanderplatz. 1805-2007, NGBK / U2 Alexanderplatz, Berlin (solo) *
Liebe. Love - Paare, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg *
Mondo e Terra, Municipal Gallery of Art of Castel San Pietro, Italy *
Portrait: Berlin, Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC *
History will repeat itself, Hartware MedienKunstVerein at PHOENIX Halle, Dortmund *
Sono stata io / It was me, Galleria Corraini, Mantova (solo) *
Témoins de l'absence, Centre d'art Passerelle, Brest, France
Portrait: Berlin, Old Omaha Association-Moving Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska *
Bodytalk, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna *
Art for Art's Shake, Palazzo Zambeccari, Bologna *

L'immagine infedele. Galleria neon>campobase, Bologna *

2006
Die QueerulantInnen innen/aussen, Auto, Vienna

Zeugen der Abwesenheit, Kunstverein Tiergarten-Galerie Nord, Berlin
Doppia vista mare (mit Frühstück), Laura Mars Grp., Berlin *
Das achte Feld - Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der Kunst seit 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne *
comanicasino*, C/O careof, Milan (book presentation) *
comanicasino*, //plattform// Berlin (book presentation) *
Un matrimonio felice e altre storie, Officina delle Arti, Musei Civici, Reggio Emilia, Italy (Solo) *
Arte sull'acqua, Videoevent, Mantova, Italy *
Diari, Galleria 1000eventi, Milan
Un matrimonio felice / Eine glückliche Ehe, C/O careof, Milan (Solo)

2005
Orientalismi, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy *
Polished Goldrausch 05, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin *
Permanent zeitgenössisch, Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin *
Ich war‘s. Tagebuch 1900-1999, //plattform//, Berlin (Solo) *
Arte sull'acqua, Videoevent, Pescherie di Giulio Romano, Mantova, Italy *
EuropaFries, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin *
A happy Marriage #3, C.A.R.K., Yuwaku sousako no mori, Kanazawa, Japan (Solo)
Rigorosamente bianco e nero, Galleria Studio g7, Bologna

2004
Portraits, Esso Gallery, New York
B2B AND BACK AGAIN, Laura Mars Grp., Berlin

2003
Onufri 2003-Catch me if you can, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana *
Eine glückliche Ehe, Murata & friends, Berlin (Solo)

2002
Daniela Comani, Antje Dorn - Senatsstipendiaten, Kunstbank, Berlin
Entr‘acte, Palazzo Albiroli, Bologna *
Comani, Milanesi, Morley, Galleria Comunale d Arte Contemporanea, Sassuolo, Italy

2001
Tranches de vie, Ex-convento di S.Maria, Gonzaga, Italy *
Maebashi Festival of Arts, Center of Art Maebashi, Gunma, Japan *

2000
Double Drawings, Galleria Studio G7, Bologna (Solo) *
Ladies, Murata & friends, Berlin (Solo)

1999
Más y más-Stadt in den Beinen, La Panadería, Mexico City
Souvenirs 1999, Galleria Studio G7, Bologna (Solo)

1998
Sehen sehen-Berlin 98, Loop, Berlin

1997
[O.m.U.], Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin *
Daniela Comani, Zeichnungen und Fotoarbeiten, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (Solo) *
Medium of Exchange, CCH, Hamburg
Collezione Permanente, Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea, Siracusa, Italy

1996
Double Drawings, Galleria Studio G7, Bologna (Solo)
Missing Links, Galerie Fischer, Berlin
Station Deutschland, Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg *
Lesen, Kunsthalle St.Gallen, CH *

1995
Speculum absconditum, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin (Solo) *
Stipendiaten der Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Bahnhof Westend, Berlin *
Fotografie als Bild, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany *
Station Deutschland, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin *

1993
Kommunikation vs Entfremdung, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin (Solo)
Demnächst auf dem freien Markt, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
What you see sees you, Likör Fabrik, Kunst-Werke, Berlin (Solo)
More than zero, Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France *

1992
37 Räume, Kunst-Werke, Berlin *
Junge Kunst 1992, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany *
Zwischenräume, Gallery Tryekhprudny, Moscow (Solo)

1991
Affascinato dallo sviluppo della tua grandezza, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
...in Zusammenarbeit mit Isa Genzken, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
Intervall, Technische Universität, Berlin *

1990
Dromomania, Botschaft e.V., Berlin *

* with catalogue

selected bibliography

Contribution to Post-Election Artists Dossier, Grey Room 65, New York, Fall 2016
Jessica Gelt, Daniela Comani surprises with gender-bender film posters, Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2015
Chris Rusak, Oscar, Untucked: Artist Daniela Comani's Rewrite for Hollywood, SFAQ, February 5, 2015
Christopher Knight, In Daniela Comani's movie universe, gender assumptions get flipped, Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2015
Catherine Wagley, The Woman Who Wasn't There, LA WEEKLY, January 14, 2015
Antonella Sbrilli, diteci di oggi, pagina99, 5 aprile 2014
Karin Salm, Eine glückliche Ehe, Radio SRF2 Kultur, 03/02/2014
Art aber fair, Daniela Comani: Eine glückliche Ehe, Radioeins, 6. November 2013
Jillian Steinhauer, The Women of the Miami Project, Hyperallergic, December 8, 2012
Federico Chiara, About Books: Reloading classics, Vogue, 11/2012, p 70
Sabina Minardi, Cambio di sesso, L'Espresso, Blog, 12 settembre 2012
Paola Naldi, Il mio manifesto - intervista a Daniela Comani, La Repubblica, 31 luglio 2012
Anna Pataczek, Manipulativ: Daniela Comani in der Galerie After the Butcher, Der Tagesspiegel, 28. Juli 2012
Michael Granberry, The Dallas Morning News, July 14, 2012
Daniela Comani: New Publication, Magenta Magazine Online, Summer 2012, Volume 3, No2
Nicola Kuhn, Mehr Berlin: Daniela Comani, Der Tagesspiegel, 7. Januar 2012
Diacritics: Contemporary Italian Thought (2), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2012
Sebastiano Mauri, "All You need is...", Flash Art Italy, Dicembre Gennaio 2012, pp 70-72
Sleek, 31, Autumn issue, 2011, pp 94, 220
Carolyn Kellogg, "What if it were 'Mr. Dalloway'? Book covers revisited", Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2011
Sharon Mizota, "Daniela Comani at Charlie James Gallery", Los Angeles Times, April 21, 2011
Catherine Wagley, "Happy Marriage, Center Stage", Daily Serving, April 29, 2011
feministische studien, 28. Jahrgang - Nr. 2 - November 2010
John Quin, Daniela Comani 365/51/1, in Art Review, April 2010
Brigitte Werneburg, Zur Bebilderung dieser Beilage, in: Literataz (Taz-Beilage) 12.03.2009
Daniela Comani, Det var jag. Dagbok 1900-1999, Paletten #272, Göteborg, 2008
Elena Zanichelli, Daniela Comani. He sido yo..., in Exit Express, #32, Madrid, 2007-08
Ingeborg Wiensowski, Atemlos durch die Zeit, in: KulturSPIEGEL 11/2007
Inke Arns, in: History will repeat itself, Revolver, Frankfurt a.M., 2007
Claudio Marra, in: L'immagine infedele, Bruno Mondadori Editori, Milano, 2006
Angela Madesani, Dal particolare al molteplice, in: Comanicasino, Revolver, Frankfurt a.M., 2006
Hanne Loreck, Performing show and tell, in: Eine glückliche Ehe, Goldrausch Art IT, Berlin, 2005
Simone Kindler, in: Permanent zeitgenössisch, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 2005
Angela Madesani, in: Storia della Fotografia, Bruno Mondadori Editori, S. 285, Milano 2005
Donata Negrini, in: Arte sull acqua, Non Capovolgere, S. 25, Mantova 2005
Manuela Zanelli, Tranches de vie - Strategie del quotidiano tra arte e vita, in: Tranches de vie, Ex-convento di S. Maria, Gonzaga, 2001
Loretta Guerrini, La lucida ironia di Daniela Comani, in: Arteletta, 4/2000
Dorothea Strauss, I close my eyes, in: (O.m.U.), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, 1997
Alexander Tolnay, (O.m.U.), in: (O.m.U.), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, 1997
Reinhold Happel, In den Schichtungen von Zeit und Raum, in: Daniela Comani, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 1997
Eva Karcher, Die Spuren einer kurzen Umarmung, in: ART Nr. 10, 1996
Raffaella Gattiani, Double Drawings, in: Titolo Nr. 21, 1996
Dario Trento, Comani, visi anonimi di squallide metropoli, in: La Repubblica, 5.9.1996
Dorothea Strauss, Die Kunst des Lesens, in: fön Nr. 20, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, 1996
Bojana Pejic, Nach-Bilder, in: Double Drawings, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, 1996
Bernhard Kerber, in: Speculum Absconditum, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, 1995
Stefan Rasche, Sprachgewirr und Charakter, in: Station Deutschland, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 1995
Reinhold Happel, in: Fotografie als Bild, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 1995
Alessandra Pace, Communication ou aliénation?, in: More than Zero, Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, 1993