Yuri Ancarani

Yuri Ancarani, Ravenna 1972, lives and works in Milano. Yuri Ancarani is an Italian video artist and filmmaker. His works come from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art, and are the result of a research aimed to explore regions which are not very visibile in the daily life, realities in which the artist delves in first person.

His works have been shown at national and international museums and exhibitions, such as: 16a  Quadriennale d’Arte – Altri tempi, altri miti (Rome, Italy), 55th International Art Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennal (Venice, Italy), Fondazione Sandretto, Re Rebaudengo (Turin, Italy), MAXXI, AMACI, Museo del Novecento (Milan, Italy), Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (Rome, Italy), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, California), R. Solomon Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA), Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin, Germany), ZERO…gallery (Milan, Italy).

And at several film festivals:

New Directors/New Films, MoMA (New York, USA), Biennale de l’image en mouvement, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (Geneva, Switzerland), Viennale (Vienna, Austria), Locarno Film Festival (Locarno, Switzerland), Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy), IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), TIFF Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), IDFA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Hot Docs (Toronto, Canada), Cinéma du Réel (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France), CPH:DOX (Copenhagen, Denmark), SXSW South by Southwest (Houston, Texas), Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan, USA), True/False Film Festival (Columbia, Missouri), Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon (La Roche-sur-Yon, France).

He has also won several awards such as:

Special Jury Prize, 69th Locarno Film Festival (Locarno, Switzerland), Talent Prize 2012; two nominations for “Nonfction feature filmaking”, Cinema Eye Honors (Museum of Moving Image, New York, USA); “Grand Prix in Lab Competition”, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (Clermont-Ferrand, France).


2017 “Whipping Zombie”

2016 “The Challenge”

2014 “Séance”

2014 “San Siro”

2013 “Ricordi per Moderni” (“Memories for Moderns”)

2012 “Da Vinci”

2011 “Piattaforma Luna” (“Platform Moon”)

2010 “Il Capo” (“The Chief”)