Tarik Berber

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Born in Banja Luka (Bosnia) in 1980. Studied at Accademia di Belle Arti with prof. Adriano Bimbi, Florence. Lives and works in London.

Due to the Yugoslavian War, as a child he left his own country and settled with his family in Bolzano, Italy. Even before moving to Florence to continue his academic studies, while still very young, he had already received recognition and exemplary acknowledgements of esteem. Before the age of twenty-one he had, thanks to Giancarlo Marini an “old fashioned” art collector, public shows in Empoli and Mugello, before coming into contact with the prestigious Poggiali&Forconi Gallery in Florence. At the inauguration of the new Museo di Arte Contemporanea of Isernia, MACI, in the spring of 2004, the youngest artist invited to display, he presented a painting of expressionist stamp, showing in close up a figure permeated by a sacred aura, which galvanised the attention of both critics and public. The most important Fairs then consolidated an exceptional interest in his work.

He was invited to exhibit at the Museo della Civiltà Romana in Rome, at the Second Biennial In- TranSito, in Sassoferrato at the 55th Rassegna Internazionale d’Arte G. B. Salvi Aperture, curated by Mauro Corradini, and then, by Alessandro Riva in Catania in the Le Ciminiere space, and at the 2nd Rassegna Internazionale d’Arte Citta di Bozzolo Don Primo Mazzolari, where he won the first acquisition prize. In May 2006, he had a one-man show at the eighteenth- century residence of Villa Pisani, the Museo Nazionale of Strà in the Province of Venice.

Berber had 4 solo shows and 6 group exhibitions of his work in London since he first moved in 2013. He also completed two handdrawn animations which gained the attention of BBC, InsideArt and Vimeo Staff Picks among others. In summer 2015 he was invited to Bosnia and Hercegovina by N.Delić and A.Dupanović for a series of solo exhibition at the City Gallery Bihać, National Gallery of Bosnia and Hercegovina in Sarajevo and G&M Gallery in Tuzla.

At the end of 2015 starts to work with the prestigious Albemarle Gallery, that organise a solo show at the Moor House, build by the archistar Lord Norman Foster, in the City, London. At the beginning of 2016 he pubblished with Admir Lješčanin “Fairy tale about the Moon” for the “DUGA CENTER”, Kulen Vakuf. A humanitarian project that provide shelter for children in Bosnia-AndHercegovina.

Tarik is one of the Shortlisted Finalist at the Ibero-American ART AWARD Exhibition at the Embassy of Brasil, London 2016.

Beginning of 2017 he is invited by Serre Torrigiani in Piazza dei Tre Re and the Arch.Chiara Fanigliulo to create an 80m2 installation for the “Estate Fiorentina”, Florence.

In summer 2017 he’s back to Florence for a Solo Show, TOXIC CADMIUM, at the Aria Art Gallery, curated by Antonio Budetta. He is represented by the Aria Art Gallery at the “CI” Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair 2017.

At the end of the 2017 he starts his new collaboration with VS Arte, a historical gallery in the heart of Milan(BRERA). VS Arte presents the collective “Sguardi e Luoghi” from 1 February to 3 March 2018 with paintings by Tarik Berber, Filippo Cristini, Max Gasparini and Tina Sgrò.