CURRICULUM VITAE (ENG)

Zeitwille was born in the 80s in northern Europe.

The common theme of human communication, natural symbolism and our individual-collective perspective on reality influences his contemplation. His body of work consists of paintings, murals and installations, and reflects his artistic research on, “Chiaroscuro”, the Impressionist movement and contemporary art.

In 2011 he frequently visited the atelier of the German artist Fritz Fronius, where he started to develop his own way of painting. While learning about and working with traditional methods, combining these new insights with his skills in spray painting, he created his first works on huge surfaces.

Later in 2011 he started displaying the first results of his efforts anonymously in the streets of Heidelberg, receiving immediate attention by the public.

In 2012 he was invited to exhibit during the ‚Long Night of Museums’, a regional art event. In 2013 the University of Heidelberg commissioned a two-year exhibition titled “Everybody is an Artist” for its medieval building “Zeughaus”. The exhibition concentrated, besides other themes, on the topic of “dialogue” displaying large-size portraits facing each other.

In 2015 he left Europe to work with young orphans in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Painting the children and painting with them, he created portraits and African masks. He then sold these artworks and raised funds for the orphanage showing his credo of “Everybody is an Artist”, while acting as a small humanitarian organization. Later that same year, he moved to Rome and founded, together with the Roman Artist Canz-52, an international art project named: “Arte da Rubare”. By putting their artwork in the public space for anybody to “steal”, this project elicits a discussion about accessibility of contemporary art.

In 2017 he exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO) showing his installation “Regina Europa”, which deals with the theme of “global identity”.

Promoting his love for coffee, he recently exhibited at “Sant’Eustachio il Caffé” while working on upcoming shows and installations in Rome, on the themes of “animals”, “identity” and “beauty”.

Searching for a delicate relation between light and shadow, his works create room for interpretations of form and meaning, setting the spectators free in elaborating their own ideas – “Everybody is an Artist”.

CURRICULUM VITAE (IT)

Zeitwille è nato negli anni ’80 nel Nord Europa.

Il tema comune della comunicazione umana, del simbolismo naturale e della nostra prospettiva individual-collettiva sulla realtà influenzano tuttora il suo sguardo. Il suo lavoro è costituito da dipinti, murales e installazioni, e riflette la sua ricerca artistica sul “Chiaroscuro”, il movimento Impressionista e l’arte contemporanea.

Nel 2011 frequenta assiduamente l’atelier dell’artista tedesco Fritz Fronius, dove inizia a sviluppare il proprio modo di dipingere. Durante l’apprendimento e mentre applica metodi tradizionali, fonde queste nuove intuizioni con le sue capacità di pittura a spruzzo, creando le sue prime opere su enormi superfici.

Più tardi, nel 2011, si cominciano a vedere i primi risultati dei suoi sforzi “anonimi” per le strade di Heidelberg, i quali riscuotono un’attenzione immediata da parte del pubblico.

Nel 2012 viene invitato ad esporre durante la “Lunga Notte dei Musei”, un evento d’arte regionale. Nel 2013, l’Università di Heidelberg commissiona una mostra biennale dal titolo “Everybody is an Artist” (Ognuno è un artista) per il suo edificio medievale “Zeughaus”. La mostra si concentrava, oltre ad altri temi, sull’argomento del “dialogo”, mostrando grandi ritratti uno di fronte all’altro.

Nel 2015 lascia l’Europa per andare a lavorare con giovani orfani a Brazzaville, nella Repubblica del Congo. Nel Congo, dipingeva i bambini e dipingeva con loro, creando ritratti e maschere africane. Ha poi venduto le opere e raccolto fondi per l’orfanotrofio, mostrando non solo il suo credo “Everybody is an Artist”, ma agendo altresí come piccola organizzazione umanitaria. In seguito, nello stesso anno si trasferisce a Roma e fonda, insieme all’artista romano Canz-52, un progetto artistico internazionale denominato “Arte da Rubare”. Questo progetto suscita un dibattito sull’accessibilità dell’arte contemporanea, in quanto le opere d’arte da loro create vengono esposte in spazi pubblici per essere “rubate” da qualcuno.

Nel 2017 espone la sua installazione “Regina Europa”, che tratta il tema “dell’identità globale”, al Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO).

Nel promuovere il suo amore per il caffè, ha recentemente esposto a “Sant’Eustachio il Caffé”. Nel frattempo, lavora sui suoi prossimi spettacoli e installazioni a Roma, riguardanti i temi di “animali”, “identità” e “bellezza”.

Alla ricerca del delicato rapporto tra luce e ombra, le sue opere danno spazio ad interpretazioni su forme e significati, lasciando agli spettatori liberi di elaborare le proprie idee – “Ognuno è un artista”.

Exhibitions, Installations and Interventions

 

2017
‘ Premio Pittura ‘, group, Exhibitions of painting, Galleria Nardi, Rome, Italy
’ Eustachio ’, solo, Exhibition of paintings, Sant’Eustachio il Caffè, Rome, Italy
’ Regina Europa ’, group, Exhbition of paintings, Installation, performance, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy
’ Primavera ’, solo, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, performance, lecture, Atelier Zeitwille, Rome, Italy
’ Vernissage ’, solo, Exhibition of paintings, Atelier Zeitwille, Rome, Italy

2016
’ Eustachio’, solo, Exhibition of paintings, Sant’Eustachio il Caffè, Rome, Italy
’Arte da rubare – Firenze, Siena, Lucca’, group, Installation of paintings, performance, Florence, Siena, Lucca, Italy
’Arte da rubare – Colombia’, group, Installation of paintings, performance, Bogota, Santa Marta, Colombia
’ Arte da rubare – Regina Europa ’, group, Installation of paintings, performance, installation, streets of Rione Ponte, Rome, Italy

2015

’ Arte da rubare – Monti ’, group, Installation of paintings, performance, streets of Rione Monti, Rome, Italy
’ Arte da rubare – Trastevere ’, group, Installation of paintings, performance, streets of Rione Trastevere, Rome, Italy
’ Heidelberger Herbst ’, group, Installation of paintings, live-painting, Marstall Zeughaus, Heidelberg, Germany
’ World Food Programme ’, solo, installation, United Nations World Food Programme Country Office, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
’ Brazzart ’, solo, Artist residence, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, performance, lecture, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
’ Finissage ’, solo, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, performance, lecture, Atelier Zeitwille, Heidelberg, Germany22014
’ Kunstmarkt ’, solo, Exhbition of paintings, Marstall Zeughaus, Heidelberg, Germany

2014
’ Heidelberger Herbst ’, solo, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, performance, Marstall Zeughaus, Heidelberg, Germany
’ Vernissage Kuenstlermesse ’, group, Exhibtion of paintings, Schwetzinger Schloss, Schwetzingen, Germany
’ Im Namen der Republik – Literature Festival ’, group, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, performance, sound-installation, DAI, Heidelberg, Germany
’ Brazza ’, solo, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, Les Atelier Sahm, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
’ Jam ’, group, Exhibition of paintings, sound-installation, Schmitthelm, Heidelberg, Germany
’ ’Konzert ’, solo, sound-installation, Atelier Zeiwille, Heidelberg, Germany
’ Carpe Noctem ’, solo, Exhibition of paintings, performance, installation, Peer23, Mannheim, Germany
’ Lebendiger Neckar ’, group, Exhibition of paintings, Live painting, Heidelberg, Germany
’ Romeo & Julia ’, group, Live-Painting, Heidelberg, Germany

2013
„Kunstmarkt“, group, exhibition of paintings, Marstall Zeughaus, Heidelberg, Germany
„Jeder Mensch ist Kuenstler“, solo, exhibition of paintings, performance, live-painting, lecture, Marstall Zeughaus, Heidelberg
„Heidelberger Herbst“, solo, Marstall Zeughaus, Heidelberg, Germany
„Sommer“, solo, Sibley, Heidelberg, Germany
„Fruehling“, solo, Sibley, Heidelberg, Germany
„Anderswelt – Lange Nacht der Museen“, group, exhibition of paintings, performace, live-painting, Alte Weinfabrik, Heidelberg, Germany
„Start 2012“, solo, Exhbition of paintings, sound-installation, Haell, Heidelberg, Germany

2012
„Finissage 2012“, solo, Exhibition of paintings, sound-installation, Haell, Heidelberg, Germany
„Klangfarbe“, solo, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, sound-installation, Haell, Heidelberg, Germany
„Heidelberger Herbst“, group, Live-painting, Friedrich-Ebert-Platz, Heidelberg, Germany
„Pantha Rhei“, solo, Artist residence, exhibition of paintings, live-painting, performance, lecture, La magarita, Barcelona, Spain
„Willi Bender“, group, Exhibition of paintings, Heidelberg, Germany
„Ars longa, vita brevis“, solo, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, performance, sound-installation, Palais Rischer, Heidelberg, Germany
„Raumbeschallung“, solo, Exhibition of paintings, soundinstallation, Ginsburg, Heidelberg, Germany
„Kosmo im Exil“, Group, Exhibition of paintings, live-painting, Halle02, Heidelberg, Germany
„World Toilet Day“, group, Exhibition of paintings, Breidenbachstudios, Heidelberg, Germany
„Streetart & classical paintings“ group, Exhition of paintings, live-painting, performance, lecture, Atelier Fronius, Waghaeusel, Germany
„Zeitwille – Lange Nacht der Museen“ ,solo, Exhibiton of paintings, live-painting, Breidenbach Studios, Heidelberg, Germany
„Kosmo im Exil“, Group, Exhibition of Paintings, Breidebach Studios, Heidelberg, Germany

2011
„Kosmo“, Group, Exhibition of paintings, Kosmodrom, Heidelberg, Germany
„Zero/one“, Solo, Exhibition of paintings, sound installation, Villa Nachttanz, Heidelberg, Germany
„Piraten“, solo, Exhibition of paintings, sound installation, Burgfreiheit, Heidelberg, Germany