A Silver Lion for Gob Squad

16.06.2024, Venice, Teatro Biennale Silver Lion Award Ceremony Speech “We are a collective. No one is in charge here, you could say that we are all the boss. This is your chance now to project on us…” “What we are …


Photo: Garrett Davis/Capture Imaging

Hello. We are Gob Squad, a group of UK and German artists. We make performances and videos which search for beauty in the everyday, and look for words of wisdom from a passing stranger. We are an artists collective, the seven core members working collaboratively on the concept, direction and performance of our work. Other artists, performers and technicians are invited to collaborate on particular projects.

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Silver Lion 2024 – Biennale Teatro in Venice

“We, Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte, as Artistic Directors, have just made our choice for the award of the Silver Lion 2024 of the Biennale Teatro. Our attention has exclusively been focused on you, Gob Squad, being one of the most profound, poetic, political, innovative artists of the theatrical language in the world.”


“Philosophical truths lie behind the curtain of banalities… a small but perfectly formed school of empathy which tries its best to understand the life of another person.”

Barbara Behrendt, rbb24 on Is Anybody Home?


EIR in Venice June 24

Elephants in Rooms
Venice, Italy

15/06/2024 - 30/06/2024

Biennale Teatro

SNS in Riga Sept 24

Super Night Shot
Riga, Latvia

04/09/2024 - 05/09/2024


Kitchen at Heerlen Sept 24

Gob Squad’s Kitchen
Heerlen, Netherlands

20/09/2024 - 21/09/2024

PLT Theater Heerlen