COPPOLA Théo-Mario

Portrait officiel 2017 - TMC
Théo-Mario COPPOLA

Franco-italian
Born in 1990 in Roubaix, France
Lives and works in Paris

 
CONTACT
theomariocoppola@gmail.com

 
BIOGRAPHY
Born in Roubaix in 1990, Théo-Mario Coppola is curator, art critic and young researcher. He is graduated from Sciences Po Toulouse and has a master degree in research – SOPOREC (Political Sociology of Representations and Cultural Expertise). He is currently working on a PhD thesis on the socialization of the contemporary artist in the worlds of the contemporary art in Paris.
Théo-Mario Coppola was successively assistant director at the GalerieJousseEntreprise in 2010, editor of Crash magazine from 2011 to 2012, where he conducted interviews, invited artists to make portfolios and wrote about art, fashion and cinema. He was also artistic advisor to the artist Frank Perrin, before collaborating as a producer and curator assistant with Francesco Urbano and Francesco Ragazzi as part of the exhibition The Internet Saga, Jonas Mekas in Venice in 2014-2015 .
Close to the experimental cinema, he has been actively defending the work of Boris Lehman, alongside the film director (Boris Lehman Foundation, Brussels) since 2013. He is editor and member of the editorial board of the magazine DDLA (DemainDèsl’Aube). He is also director of the new collection La Main and L’Esprit, Editions Danesh, Paris.

 
CURATORIAL APPROACH
Sensitive to the notion of ‘affective community’, he considers exhibition as a total social situation, in which identities assert themselves and values are constructed in collective expressions. The textual content of his exhibitions resonates with literature, political activism and experimentalism, interpreting, in a critical perspective, variations around author status.

 
EXHIBITIONS

Solo shows

2017
09/11 – 09/12
Empire of Dust, Amélie Labourdette, , Galerie Thierry Bigaignon, Paris, France.

19/10
SAILING FIELDS, Gaetano Cunsolo, Primo Piano, Paris, France.

09/09 – 08/10
Tongue Story, Charlie Malgat, SARDINE, New York City, USA.

18/05 – 06/06
Two Parts Work I (platitude), avec Caroline Reveillaud, Galerie Florence Loewy, Paris, France.

06/01- 04/03
Alban Denuit, co-curaté par Guillaume Duffner, Vincent Lemaire et Théo-Mario Coppola, Musée Albert Marzelles, Marmande, France.

2016
12/05 – 18/06
Anaxagore, Enzo Mianes, Galerie Mor Charpentier, Paris, France.

Group shows

2018
09/05 – 09/06
Hotel Europa, with Aram Abbas, Emmanuel van der Auwera, Micky Backham, Yasmina Benabderrahmane, Bianca Bondi, Michel Castaignet, Antoine Chapon & Reem Ali, Jacques Chérigié, Coraline De Chiara, Claudio Coltorti, Aliénor Dauchez, Wojtek Doroszuk, Ed Fornieles, Virgile Fraisse, Gregory Hari, Karine Hoffman, Piotr Kotlicki, Yann Lacroix, Boris Lehman, Vincent Lemaire, David Liver, Maciej Łuczak, Anna Maria Łuczak, Jonas Mekas, Filip Mirazović, Nemanja Nikolić, Joseph Perez, André Perfetti, Wiktor Polak, Dimitris Rokos, Anila Rubiku, Robert Rush, Clément Salzedo, Goran Škofić, ÖzlemSulak, Christophe Terlinden, Mükerrem Tuncay, Monica Valcarcel-Saez, Tatiana Wolska, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia.

2017
11/05 – 17/06
L’écho des murmures, Chapitre 1, avec Radu Belcin, Andrei Berindan, Flavia Pitis, Galerie Valérie Delaunay, Paris, France.

22/06 -29/07
L’écho des murmures, Chapitre 2, avec Teodora Axente, Bogdan Vlatuda, Galerie Valérie Delaunay, Paris, France

08/06 – 11/06
Hotel Europa, avec Aram Abbas, Emmanuel van der Auwera, Micky Backham, Yasmina Benabderrahmane, Bianca Bondi, Michel Castaignet, Antoine Chapon & Reem Ali, Jacques Chérigié, Coraline De Chiara, Claudio Coltorti, Aliénor Dauchez, Wojtek Doroszuk, Ed Fornieles, Virgile Fraisse, Gregory Hari, Karine Hoffman, Piotr Kotlicki, Yann Lacroix, Boris Lehman, Vincent Lemaire, David Liver, Maciej Łuczak, Anna Maria Łuczak, Jonas Mekas, Filip Mirazović, Nemanja Nikolić, Joseph Perez, André Perfetti, Wiktor Polak, Dimitris Rokos, Anila Rubiku, Robert Rush, Clément Salzedo, Goran Škofić, Özlem Sulak, Christophe Terlinden, Mükerrem Tuncay, Monica Valcarcel-Saez, Tatiana Wolska, Art Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania.

17/05 – 04/06 et 17/05 – 17/06
Là-Bas, avec Alice Allenet, Nour Awada, Marion Bénard, Elvire Caillon, Ugo Cerina, Cécile Chaput, Guillaume Duffner, Eudoxie Humblot, Paul Lahana, Pauline Lavogez, André Perfetti, Vincent Lemaire, Martin Monchicourt, Enzo Mianes, Louise Siffert, Ernst Stark, Chloé Tournoux, Marine Peixoto, galerie dix9 et galerie Glassbox, Paris, France.

03/03 – 06/03
À perte de vue, avec Fabien Léaustic, Sophie Pugnet, Benjamin Rossi, Anna Ternon, Camille Benarab-Lopez, Alex Mira, Théo-Mario Coppola, Cité internationale des arts (atelier 8004, site Pont-Marie), Paris.

23/02 – 26/02
Freak Park, Villa Belleville, Paris, avec Bianca Bondi, Lorraine Châteaux, Matthieu Cossé, Morgan Courtois, Chevaline Corporation, Claire Dubois-Montreynaud, Paul Gounon, Angèle Guerre, François Maurin, Villa Belleville, Paris, France.

03/02 – 25/02
‘Cet Espace sans Ombre’, avec Yann Lacroix, Guillaume Valenti, Marine Wallon, Galerie Under Construction, Paris, France.

30/11 – 04/02
Romantisme Noir, avec Yasmina Benabderrahmane et Vincent Lemaire, EXPRMNTL galerie, Toulouse.

14/12 – 15/01
O Sol de Janeiro, co-curaté par David Ancelin et Théo-Mario Coppola, Alexandre Vogler, assume vividastro focus, Bruno Peinado, Christophe Cuzin, Eric Duyckaerts, Fayçal Baghriche, Gabriel Jones, Guillaume Pinard, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Ingrid Luche, Jacques Julien, Jarbas Lopes, Jeanne Susplugas, Jérôme Robbe, Julien Bouillon, Kapwani Kiwanga, Mathieu Mercier, Merlin Carpenter, Morgane Tschiember, Opavivara, Philippe Mayaux, Philippe Ramette, Stéphane Calais, We Are The Painters, Xavier Theunis, Zora Mannat, Galerie dix9, Paris, France.

10/12 – 17/12
After the big bang, avec Camille Benarab-Lopez, Fabien Léaustic, Vincent Lemaire, Alex Mira, André Perfetti, Benjamin Rossi, Chloé Tournoux, Le Lavoir Moderne Parisien, Paris, France.

2016
08/12 – 11/12
Antique Future (Satellite Spirit), avec la participation d’Aleph Project, Pop Up Galerie, Galerie Valérie Delaunay, Progress Gallery, Galerie Simon Cau, Galerie dix9, HGallery, Under Construction Gallery, Galerie Thierry Bigaignon, Great Design Gallery, Espace marais.marais, Paris, France.

03/12 – 21/12
Encore Heureux, avec Hélène Garcia, Rafaela Garcia-Lopez, Marcel Devillers, Kevin Senant, Antonin Appaix, Gaëlle Choisne, Villa Belleville, Paris, France.

25/11 – 24/12
In Translation, avec Micky Backham, Karine Hoffman, Yann Lacroix at Pracownia Portretu, Lodz, Poland.

03/11 – 10/12
Alive Fridge, Julie Polidoro, Galerie Valérie Delaunay, Paris, France

15/10 – 25/10
New Order of a Common Gesture, avec Nicolas Momein et Morgane Tschiember, commissariat de Théo-Mario Coppola, organisé par Camille de Bayser / Wild Project, Les Ateliers, La Courneuve, France.

19/10 – 10/12
Le Paradis, un peu plus loin, with Francis Almendárez, Yasmina Benabderrahmane, Françoise Coutant, Aliénor Dauchez, YmaneFakhir, Hélène Garcia, Charlie Malgat, RandaMaroufi, Annette Messager, Tracey Moffatt, Zineb Sedira, ÖzlemSulak, Mükerrem Tuncay at Galerie dix9, Paris, France.

09/09 – 22/10
Nowhere Beyond, Tatiana Wolska, Jérôme Robbe, Galerie Irène Laub, Brussels, Belgium.

29/06 – 07/08
Espace Commun, with Alexander Rosenkranz, Robin Lopvet, Bruno Fontana, Martin Bachelier, Jules Hidrot, Micky Backham, co-curated by Andy Rankin, Born and Die, Collectif BLBC, Théo-Mario Coppola, Pierre Bouché, Point Contemporain, at Galerie düo, Paris.

05/02 -07/02
Là-Bas / Down There, with Alice Allenet, Marion Bénard, Elvire Caillon, Guillaume Duffner, Eudoxie Humblot, Paul Lahana, Vincent Lemaire, Cécile Chaput, Ugo Cerina, Martin Monchicourt, André Perfetti, Enzo Mianes, Louise Siffert, Ernst Stark, Chloé Tournoux, at atelier La Mine and atelier Collectif S.P.O.R.T, Montreuil, France.

11/04 – 18.04
Gradient Power Board, Pablo Cavero, Martin Monchicourt, André Perfetti, at NCR, Paris, France.

11/04 – 18.04
1939-1986, André Perfetti, Louis Schiavo, at Espace Diamant, Ajaccio, France.

 
PROJECTS

V01 (an annual postal art project), Vincent Lemaire, (01/2017)

Festin chez Trimalçion, with Aram Abbas, Francis Almendàrez, Martin Bachelier, Yasmina Benabderrahmane, Julien Bouillon, Coraline de Chiara, Sophie Combes, Anthony Coursier, Salut C’est Cool !, Arnaud Dezoteux, Jivko Darakchiev & Perrine Gamot, Wojtek Doroszuk, Laurent Fiévet, Josefina Labourt, Laurent Lacotte, Konstantin Lunarine, Charlie Malgat, Côme di Meglio & Eliott Paquet, Arash Nassiri, Enzo Mianes, Pierre Pauze, André Perfetti, Annabelle Richard, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Clio Simon, Mükerrem Tuncay, Natalia Vilanueva Linares at Atelier La Mine (02/06/2016), Montreuil, France.

Project Your Desire (Here), co-curated by Francis Almendarez, with Josefina Labourt, Luciana Pinchiero, Monica Valcarcel-Saez, NCR (non-for-profit space), Paris, France.

Project Your Desire (Here), with Monica Valcarcel-Saez, Luciana Pinchero, Josefina Labourt, co-curated by Francis Almendarez and Théo-Mario Coppola, at galerie dix9, Paris, France.

Overview Effect #1 Mother Earth, with Charlie Malgat, at NCR (10/01/2016 – 13/01/2016), Paris.

Great Expectations, with Amalia Ulman, with the support of Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, at My Art Guide Meeting Point (07/05/2015) Venice, Italy.

IDDU (Instagram take-over project), invitation by Simon Castets and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (89plus), curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, (17/11/2014 – 23/11/2014), 89plus instagram account.

On Parle de Nous, curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, with Sabina Grasso, on the invitation of Théo-Mario Coppola for NCR (non-for-profit space), Paris, France.