Lou Mallozzi is a Chicago-based artist known primarily for his work in sound, often with a focus on dismembering and reconstituting language, gesture, and signification. His work includes performances, installations, music works, recordings, and radio works. In addition, he has a visual art practice that includes drawing and other media. He has performed and exhibited in the U.S. and Europe, including projects at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Arts Club in Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington, Experimental Intermedia New York, "Le Cri du Patchwork" on Radio France, Ausland Berlin, Podewil Berlin, TUBE Audio Art Series Munich, and the Radiorevolten Festival Halle. In addition to his solo works, Mallozzi often collaborates with artists, filmmakers and musicians. These have included Sandra Binion, Michael Vorfeld, Alessandro Bosetti, Michael Zerang, Frédéric Moffet, Antonia Contro, Jacques Demierre, Vincent Barras, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Charlotte Hug, Jaap Blonk, Vincent Raude, and many others. He has received support for his work that includes several fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, and artist residencies through the Chicago-Lucerne Sister Cities Program, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, Ragdale Foundation, and Spritzenhaus Hamburg. He is on the faculty of the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is co-founder and former executive director of Experimental Sound Studio.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Laguna (2011)
I'm pleased to be included in "A Sense of Place," an upcoming exhibition in Chicago that is organized in conjunction with the 2011 Venice Biennale. I'll be presenting "Laguna," a new 6-channel sound installation.

"A Sense of Place"
an exhibition in conjunction with VENICE BIENNALE 2011 - ITALIAN PAVILION IN THE WORLD

The artists included in the exhibition are Carl Baratta, Antonia Contro, Stefano Cossu, Marco G. Ferrari, Virginio Ferrari, Sung Jang, and Lou Mallozzi. The exhibition is curated by Kate Zeller.

Opening reception:
Friday, June 3rd at 6pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura

500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450

The opening is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by May 27th: (312) 822-9545.

The exhibition is open through September 16th, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Special Saturday hours on June 4th from 10-5pm.

"A Sense of Place" represents Chicago as one of eighty-nine satellite exhibitions featured in the Italian Pavilion in the World at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in honor of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, the Italian Pavilion brings together Cultural Institutes from across the globe to promote Italian art as it has emerged internationally over the past decade. This local presentation - represented at the Venice Biennale through film - highlights the work of seven exceptional, Chicago-based artists who share a connection with Italy's landscape and culture as inspiration for their practice. Through the works on view, "A Sense of Place" also considers how we understand and engage our own experiences of a place, and how such encounters continue to permeate our sensibility.