Giuseppe Licari


Giuseppe Licari

Giuseppe Licari is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Rotterdam. In his practice Licari explores the socio-economical, cultural and political processes that intervene on, and alter the form of contemporary landscapes. He focuses on the cross-border of the natural world and the built environment, exploring the territories emerging from their encounters with installations, performances, workshops, public art, audio-video recordings and publications.

Licari was born in Sicily in 1980, studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy and Monumental Art at AKI Enschede, the Netherlands. Licari has been the recipient of significant grants including: the Starter Stipendium and the Work Budget by Mondriaan Fonds Amsterdam, the O&O fellowship by CBK Rotterdam and residency grants at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Le Fonds Belval, Iaspis Stockholm and Badgast Den Haag. He has been a collaborator in several on site research projects with the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the Historisch Museum Rotterdam, the TU Delft and the Politecnico of Milan. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Museum on the Seam Jerusalem, Jan van Eyck Academy Maastricht, Ming Studios Boise, Kunsten Festival Watou, Ex Cartiera Latina Rome, New Holland St. Petersburg, Tent Rotterdam, Museum Sinclair-Haus Bad Homburg and Action Field Kodra Thessaloniki.






Natura Artis Magistra
Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, group show, DE
Virtual Pleasures
Galerie Hommes, online, Rotterdam, group show, NL

Beek in Beeld
Artphy, ruimte voor (levens)kunst, Westerwolde, Groningen, group show,  NL
Even the Trees Bleed
Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, group show, IL
Blue River
Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge, Colorado, solo show, USA
Long Weekend
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, solo show, NL

Climate as Artifact
Electriciteitsfabriek, Den Haag, group show, NL
The Promised Land
Centre d’Art Nei Licht, Dudelange, Luxemourg, solo show, LU
Hiding in plain sight
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, group show, NL
Zoete Zonde
Kunstschouw, Noordwelle Kerk, Zeeland, group show, NL
Open Studios
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, group show, NL

Los cimientos, los pilares y el firmamento
Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, group show, CL
The Materiality of the Invisible
Jan Van Eyck Academy, Marres, Bureau Europa, Maastricht, group show, NL
Nach der Natur
Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, group show, DE
Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, solo show, NL
Tent Rotterdam, solo show, NL

Contrappunto MING Studios, CBK Rotterdam, Boise, Idaho, solo show, USA
On the Strenght of Empaty Kunsten Festival Watou, Kunst vzw, Watou, group show, BE
PAE - BeHave
Hauts Fourneaux, Le Fonds Belval, Belval, group show, LU
Route du Nord Gevangenis Noordsingel, Rotterdam, group show, NL
Supermarket Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Tupajumi Foundation, Stockholm, group show, SE

Rotterdam Contemporary Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, group show, NL

Kunst in Het Witte de With Kwartier CUB – Center for Urban Biodiversity, with Galerie Hommes and Remko Andeweg from Bureau Stadsnatuur - Natuurhistorisch Museum, Rotterdam, NL
Lost & Found Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum, group show, DE
In de Luwte van de Tussentijd
35th Kunsten Festival Watou, Kunst vzw, Watou, group show, BE
Memento Mori Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, group show, NL
2025 Future Environment Human Associazione Cultural Seven O’Clock, Ex-Cartiera Latina, Parco Appia Antica, Rome, group show, IT

Playground This Could Be Rotterdam or Anywhere, Kunstweekend Charlois, Rotterdam, group show, NL
De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, solo show, NL

S.B. Barker Sculpture Competition UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama, finalist show, US
Orange Days New Holland, St Petersburg, group show, RU
Public Room Hommes gallery, Rotterdam, solo show, NL

Schoon and Schip
Dek 22, Rotterdam, group show, NL
Atelier Tarvewijk, Kunst Weekend Charlois, Rotterdam, group show, NL
Secret Gardens Tent Rotterdam, Rotterdam, group show, NL
De Geheime Tuin CBK Rotterdam, Rotterdam, group show, NL
Liquid Motions Planet ART, Amsterdam, group show, NL

Swinging the Lamp Badgast, Satelliet groep, with C. Ampatzidou, Scheveningen, NL
Open House Iaspis, International art program, Stockholm, SE

Mental Charlois Veldeacademie, TU Delft, with the Historish museum, Rotterdam, NL
Kijk de Maagd in de ogen! Museum night, Occupying space foundation, Nieuwe Marktplein, Rotterdam, NL
Backspace Hommes foundation, Rotterdam, solo show, NL

Serial Swing Kasteel van Rhoon, Rotterdam, duo show, NL
Tetris Wall Opening ceremony and project presentation, W_Lf_rt project spaces, Rotterdam, NL
RAiR #1 Rotterdam Artists in Residence, Ex-Photomuseum, Rotterdam, group show, NL

Rooms to Let Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, group show, GR
Op Zuid Artists in the South of Rotterdam, CBK, Rotterdam, group show, NL
T’Ot-je Nac open call, study and design for a collective inner   garden,
with K. Verschuren, C. Ampatzidou, T. Ewalts and A. Piscaer, NL
Art=Arrv Art in the stock. Hommes gallery, Rotterdam, group show, NL

Sconfinamenti, Hommes gallery, Rotterdam, duo show, NL
Wrong time Wrong place Rotterdam's artists in residence, Tent Rotterdam, Rotterdam, group show, NL

Memoreggs Tierex, temporary gallery, Berlin, group show, DE

Graduation exhibition Academy of fine arts, Bologna, group show, IT
Metamorfòsi Ex church Meldola, Forlì, solo show, IT
Academy in the station Central station, Bologna, group show, IT
Anteprima Friends of the GAM, Academy of fine Arts, Bologna, group show, IT

Hofix - art for life Ex Mercato 24, Bologna, group show, IT

Shaped place-konturen International art workshop, Rheine, Bentlage, group show, DE

International Artists Akademie voor Kunst en Industrie, Enschede, group show, NL



A research on the use of toxic soil as ceramic glaze, CBK Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Golden Shelter Trail Mix, BreckCreate, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA

Canada Water Public Art commission, New Patrons, Art Connexion, Global Generation, London, UK
The Materiality of the Invisible Jan Van Eyck Academy, NEARCH, Art and Archaeology in Limburg, Maastricht, NL

Fluid Matter A photographic field research on landscape, CBK Rotterdam and MING Studios, Idaho and California, USA
Charlois Wine Presentation of Charlois MMXIV-MMXV and the Art Collection by Bik Van der Pol and Gil & Moti, Charlois Speciaal, Multiple XX Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

Fluid Matter A photographic field research on landscape, PAE – BeHave, Belval, LU

Kunst in het Witte de With Kwartier Guided tours of CUB – Center for Urban Biodiversity, with Galerie Hommes and Remko Andeweg from Bureau Stadsnatuur - Natuurhistorisch Museum, Westersingel Rotterdam, NL

Charlois Wine Presentation of Charlois MMXIII and the Art Collection by Svetlana Prigoditch, Tent Rotterdam, NL
Fluid Matter A photographic field research on landscape, Farm-Cultural Park, Fiumara d’Arte, Fondazione Orestiadi, Sicily, IT

Fluid Matter Six months field research on the archeology of the sicilian agricultural landscape, CBK Rotterdam, Sicily, IT
Charlois WineThe presentation of the first year wine: Charlois MMXII and the art collection by Nina Boas, with FGArt and Worm,De Kas, Rotterdam, NL
Registered: Il Paesaggio Oggetto Land Art intervention, Per Aspera ad Astra, Val d'Orcia, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Siena, IT

Spaghetti Forever Chess Food Game, Made in 4Havens, Haka Building, Rotterdam, NL
Emotional Mountain Food, Werner Herzog Festival, WORM, Rotterdam, NL
Edible Utopia,Zomer in Het NAI, NAI, Rotterdam, NL
Sandwich Utopia, Zomer in Het NAI, NAI, Rotterdam, NL
L'albero della cuccagna, The Willow Wind, Tent Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
Spaghetti vs Udon, Let us keep our own noon, Gallerie West, Den Haag, NL
Pasta Fresca Con|taste, RAW Art fair, Rotterdam, NL
Hortus Publicus Educational project for Secret Gardens, Tent-CBK Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Liquid Motions Field research on sea culture, Stichting Cultural Aid and Neac, with C. Ampatzidou, Netherland-Italy-Belgium
Kirunatopia A project research about Kiruna and its future, Goethe Institute and Kunsthall C, Stockholm, SE

Mental Charlois Sampling images of public life in Charlois
W_Lf_rt project space, Rotterdam, NL
Hugo de groot School, with the Historish Museum of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
Laleli Mosque, Rotterdam, NL
Kinderkunstroute, public library, Rotterdam, NL
Spaghetti Forever La Giostra, Tent CBK, Rotterdam, NL
Corpus I, W_Lf_rt project space, Rotterdam, NL
Marmalade Madness, De Kas 182-189, Rotterdam, NL
Happy pizza workshop, Kinderkunstroute, W_Lf_rt project space, Rotterdam, NL
I am your light Permanent public art piece, NAC foundation, Rotterdam, NL

Tetris Wall Permanent public art piece for the community of Charlois, Rotterdam, NL
40 Years of Poetry Festival Furniture and set design, with Thijs Ewalts, City Theatre, Rotterdam, NL

Spaghetti forever An evening on Ubuntu, with K. Verschuren, W_Lf_rt project space, Rotterdam, NL
Clean Clothes Lab-Art Biscione, public square Biscione, Trapani, IT
Mental Charlois Sampling images of public life in Charlois, with C. Ampatzidou, ‘t Ot-je, Rotterdam, NL
Spaghetti Forever Anything that stimulates mental thinking, W_Lf_rt project space, Rotterdam, NL

I am because you are A Christmas evening on Ubuntu. #6th Bad event, with K. Verschuren, Rotterdam, NL
Illegal bus stop 3080-91 A citizens' protest against regulations on gatherings in public spaces, series of 6 events, with Stichting Kick, K. Verschuren and Alain Hurel, Rotterdam, NL
W_Lf_rt project space Cultural place for Charlois, design, coordination and restoration of the space, with J. Niens and J. Verheul, Rotterdam, NL

Poetry & Art Video/action from the Non-functional thoughts of Cesare Pietrojusti. City Theatre, Rotterdam, NL


Work experience and awards

2020 O&O grant, Terraformation, CBK Rotterdam, NL
          Guest teacher, MIART, Multimedia department, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL

2019 Artist in Residence, BreckCreate, BIFA, Breckenridge, Colorado USA

2017/2018 Artist in Residence, Jan Van Eyck Academy, NEARCH project, Maastricht, NL
          Lecture, Itching Powder or "How much harmony?", symposium, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL

2016 O&O grant, Artist in Residence and solo show at Ming Studios, Boise, Idaho, USA, CBK Rotterdam, NL

2015/2016 Artist in Residence, Public Art Experience, BeHave, Belval, LU

2015 Artist in Residence, Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum, DE

2013/2014 O&O grant, Fluid Matter project, CBK Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

2012 Work Budget for Humus, Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam, NL

2011 Guest teacher, TU Delft, Urban Body, Fresco removal workshop, Delft, NL
          Artist in Residence, Badgast, Den Haag, NL
          Guest teacher, Stockholms Dramatiska Hogskola, Stockholm, SE

2010 Artist in Residence, IASPIS, Stockholm, SE
          Teacher assistant, Thinking the edge workshop, Sarnico, Bergamo, IT
          Lecture to MA students of the Academy of fine Arts of Bologna, Public art workshop, A-Locatie,           Rotterdam, NL
          Lecture at Deltion College, Kunst, media & design, Zwarte workshop, Zwolle, NL

2009 Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL

2007 Artist in residence, Bad Foundation, Rotterdam, NL

2006 Stage with New Canvas, Poetry & Art, Art show for the International Poetry Festival, City Theatre,           Rotterdam, NL

2005 Arte y Hueso, stage/assistant in a Taxidermy atelier, Madrid, ES



2004 Graduate at the Academy of fine Arts, Clementina, Painting Department, Bologna, IT

2002 Exchange study program, Monumental Department, AKI, Enschede, NL
          Shaped-Place Konturen, International artistic workshop, Bentlage, DE