Aglaia Haritz

«To interfere with public things – that’s a given for me.»

Lives and works in Ticino, Switzerland again since 2015

  • 2003 Bachelor, National Diploma of Plastic Arts (ENSA), Limoges, France 
  • 1999 Matura of Art, CSIA, Lugano, Switzerland

1978 born in Bellinzona, Switzerland

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Solo Exhibitions

2016

«Ricamatrici della Realtà», Spazio 1929, Lugano, Switzerland

2014

  • «Embroiderers of Actuality» with Abdelaziz Zerrou, Lokal-Int, Bienne, Switzerland
  • «Embroiderers of Actuality» with Abdelaziz Zerrou, Le Cube Art Space, Rabat, Marocco

2013

«Embroiderers of Actuality» with Abdelaziz Zerrou, Artellewa Art Space, Kairo, Egypt

2009

Wegert & Sadocco, Winkel, Netherlands


Group Exhibitions


2016

  • «The Others», Torino, Italy
  • «Parcours Humain», Tramdepot Burgernziel, Bern, Switzerland
  • «Swap 2016  - Laboratoire de la mondialité», Biennale Marrakech 6, Marrakech, Marocco

2015

  • «Nach Strich und Faden», TART Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Motion to space», Swiss Institute Milan, Italy
  • «La Sovversione Sensibile» with Abdelaziz Zerrou, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy

2013

«Raumwelten», Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, Switzerland

2012

«Enigma della modernità», Spazio Officina, Chiasso, Switzerland

2011

  • «The Babel Session, Parliament Improv. Nr.1», Bureau d’ Artiste, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Arspolis_evento_1», Lugano, Switzerland
  • «Holy Land» with R. Albertalli, Wegert & Sadocco, Winkel, Netherlands

2010

  • «Cosa c’è di nuovo?», Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland 
  • «Terra santa» mit R. Albertalli, Officinaarte, Magliaso, Switzerland
  • «Jungkunst», Sulzerareal, Winterthur, Switzerland

2009

  • «Ipotesi per un delirio n.ro 2», Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • «Quaternio IV», Im Turm, Berlin, Germany

2007

  • Banca del Gottardo, Bergamo, Italy
  • «A doppio filo» with R. Albertalli, Galleria Balmelli, Bellinzona, Switzerland

2006

«Realtà parallele nell’arte contemporanea ticinese», CACT Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland


Awards and Grants


2017

Studio Residency of the European Capital of Culture 2018, Valletta, Malta

2015

Studio Residency Art Residency Aley, Beirut, Lebanon

2014

  • Dar Al Ma’mûn Foundation Residency, Marrakech, Morocco 
  • Residency of the Institut Français Maroc, Casablanca, Morocco 
  • Residency of the Institut Français Maroc, Tétouan, Morocco 
  • Residency Le Cube Art Space, Rabat, Morocco

2013

Residency Artellewa, Cairo, Egypt 

2011

  • Residency in the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France 
  • International Artists Workshop, Al-Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine

Collections

  • Art Collection of the canton of Ticino, Switzerland
  • Art Collection Credit Suisse AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Publications

2016

«Ricamatrici di realtà», Dokumentary film by Cult+, Switzerland

2015

«Mit der Nähmaschine gegen Unterdrückung», Documentary film by Sandra Steffan, Cult TV, RSI, Switzerland

2011

  • «Dire, fare, cucire», Documentary film by Claudia Quadri. Cult Tv, RSI (starting from 14:55 min)
  • «CACTyou!», Fanzine #1 by Piergiorgio De Pinto. CACT Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • «Cosa c’è di nuovo?», Exhibition catalogue. Interview by Elio Schenini. Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland

Artist's website

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“Piece of Sky Over Syria” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Beirut”, 2014. Print and embroidery on fabric, 150 x 85 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Tifinagh Carpet” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Beirut”, 2014. Handmade wool carpet, 3 x 2 m. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Tools” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Casablanca”, 2014. Crochet on different tools, dimensions variable. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Today” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Marrakech”, 2014. Henna and embroidery on tissue, 140 x 140 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Read” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Marrakech”, 2014. Henna and embroidery on canvas. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Amazing Tongue” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Marrakech”, 2014. Weaving technique Smatte, 100 x 60 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Amazing Tongue” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Marrakech”, 2014. Weaving technique Okda, 100 x 60 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.

“Hymen” form the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Rabat”, 2014. 12 Embroideries on fabric, 150 x 50 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Serouel” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Rabat”, 2014. Embroidery on traditional maroccan underpants, 50 x 100 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Om Kaldum Nahla Ramadan” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Cairo”, 2014. Embroidery on print on fabric, 50 x 50 cm. Series of 36 uniques. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Mariam Fakhr Eddine” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Cairo”, 2014. Embroidery on print on fabric, 50 x 50 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Aicha Taymour” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Cairo”, 2014. Embroidery on print on fabric, 50 x 50 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Sahar El Hawari” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Cairo”, 2014. Embroidery on print on fabric, 50 x 50 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Hilana Sedarous” from the series “Embroiderers of Actuality #Cairo”, 2014. Embroidery on print on fabric, 50 x 50 cm. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.

“Palästinensische Madonnas”, 2010. Photocopies and drawings on wood, dimensions variable. © and photo: the artist and Abdelaziz Zerrou.
Aglaia Haritz.