Costantino Ciervo

“Our situation demands a new form of exegesis, one that rescues the legibility of the past against the conventions of official memory.

Past events cannot provide a key to the present unless they are radically separated from a direct lineage of inheritance.”

Emily Jacir & Susan Buck-Morss, 2012

Costantino Ciervo, Serie Beijing 2006, No 9
Costantino Ciervo, Serie Beijing 2006, No 9
Beijing Series No.9, Costantino Ciervo, 2006, photoghraph on alimunium with plexiglass front, 1/3, 100 x 100 cm, © the artist, courtesy taswir projects

Costantino Ciervo

born in Naples (*1961), lives and works in Berlin

Selected Exhibitions


boom, bubble, blast, Motorenhalle, Art Association riesa efau, Dresden

2014 Competition, TRA, Art Association Treviso, Italy (soloshow)
Ferhat Özgür /Costantino Ciervo, Gallery Bernhard Bischoff & Partner and, (Bern/Switzerland)
2013 Try Again,  museum FLUXUS+, Potsdam, Germany (soloshow)
Looking for Video, Gallery Claudine Papillon  in partnership with Palais de Tokyo during the exhibition “Nouvelles Vagues”, Paris, France

Dive and Run, q21, Museumsquartier Wien, Vienna, Austria

2012 Liberateli tutti, Gallery Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (soloshow)

Macht der Freiheit – Freiheit der Macht, museum FLUXUS+, Potsdam, Germany (soloshow)

2011 Destroy Linear Time, dispari & dispari project, Reggio Emilia, Italy (soloshow)
Art goes City, RAUM AU, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (soloshow)
auto.MOBIL, Art Association Erfurt, Peterskirche Erfurt, Germany
Fotografie – Dokument oder digitalisiertes Vergessen, Art Association Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany
Sign & Time, transmediale.11, Art Association ConcentArt e. V., Berlin, Germany
2010 Erased Walls, Mediations Biennale Poznan 2010, Poland
2009 Impressionen gegenwärtiger Kunst in Berlin, Museum for Contemporary Art Skopje, Macedonia
Notation. Form und Kalkül in den Künsten, Center for Art and Media, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007 La vida privada. Colección Josep M. Civit, CDAN Centro de Arte e Naturaleza,

Fundación Beulas, Huesca, Spain

I Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo – Fundación ONCE, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
2004 Deutsche Video-Kunst 2002-2004, 11. Marler Videokunstpreis, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany et al.
Declaration – 100 Artists for Peace, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2003 Linke Hand – Rechte Hand, curator Feng Boyi, Beijing 798 Space Art & Culture, Beijing, China
2001 CollageWelten 1 – Das Experiment, Kunst-Museum Ahlen, Germany
After the Beginning and Before the End – Instruction Drawings/ Instruksjonstegninger,

From The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Detroit, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Denmark

1997 Cogito ergo sunt, Fine Art Rafael Vostell, Berlin, Germany (with CD-Rom) (soloshow)
Zeitskulptur, Oberösterreichische Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
1995 GmbH Complessità, Fine Art Rafael Vostell, Berlin, Germany (soloshow)
1994 Oniscus Murarius, with Ottomar Kiefer, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany
1993 Deterritoriale, XLV. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy ´


Works in public and private collections (selection)

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

World Bank, Washington D.C., USA

Gilbert and Lila Silverman, Fluxus Foundation, Detroit, Michigan, and New York, New York, USA

Archivio Pari&Dispari, Rosanna Chiessi, Italy

Art Association Hürth, Germany

Collección Josep Ma Civit, Spain

Berlin Senate, Berlin, Germany

Colección olorVISUAL, Ernesto Ventós, Barcelona, Spain

Foundation kunst:raum sylt quelle, Germany

Colección Pilar Citoler, Madrid, Spain

Fundación ONCE, Madrid, Spain

Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy

VIDEOKUNST_CH, Collection Carola und Günther Ketterer-Ertle, Bern, Switzerland

museum FLUXUS+, Collection Liman, Potsdam, Germany

KUNSTWERK – Collection Alison and Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany

Art Association Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen, Germany

Art Association Bad Salzdetfurth (Stiftung Kunstgebäude Schlosshof Bodenburg), Germany

Collection BASMOCA, Saudi Arabia/London

Collection Sixt, Munich, Germany