Yervant Gianikian

Milan-based filmmakers Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi work together since 1970. They are renowned for their accomplished work with archival footage derived principally from the beginning of the 20th century. Much of their work is explicitly political and grounded in the idea of the cinematic apparatus as a detached observer of modernity's vast upheavals: colonialism, war and statelessness. Their films have been presented at several film festivals around the world such as Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Berlinale, Filmoteca Espanola Madrid and FID Marseille. Their most recent work Pays Barbare premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in August 2013 and will tour to the Toronto Film Festival among other festivals. Their video installations have been shown at the 2001 Venice Biennial; Maison Hugo, Paris (both curated by Harald Szeemann), Jeu de Paume, Paris; MoMA, New York; Tate Modern, London, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago among other places. More recently their work featured in the 2012 Taipei Biennial and the 2013 Venice Biennial.

As of September 2013