Bio: Marco Fedele di Catrano
Marco Fedele di Catrano is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose different creative practices converge in the aim to bridge the gulf between art and society.
His work in the fields of sculpture, photography and video is characterized by an intuitive handling of materials, objects and spaces. In many cases, he processes found, elementary materials which get reconfigured in a synthetic and metaphorical form. His aim is to bind a minimal form with subjects of existential and social-political relevance. His site-specific interventions, mostly temporary, are made in dialogue with an existing architecture, both indoor as in urban spaces.
His works have been exhibited, among others, in Joan Miro’ Foundation (Barcelona), CII Fabrika (Moscow), Ekaterina Cultural Foundation (Moskow), Haus fur Kunst Uri (Altforf), La Rada (Locarno), Kunstraum Walcheturm (Zurich), Museo Maga (Gallarate), Museum Mestna Galerija (Lubiana), Ram radioartemobile (Rome), Kunstmuseum Thun (Thun), American Academy in Rome (Rome) and Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow). He has participated to the parallel program of the 7th Moscow Biennale, to the 54 Venice Biennale, within “Extroversion”, a project by Franz West, as well as in “Epicentro” – a project for Venice Biennale of Architecture, in 2010.
His video works were shown among others in Schusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow), Addis Video Art Festival, Museum of Modern Art (Addis-Ababa), 35th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, (Uppsala) and Optica Video Festival, (Gijon).
His work has appeared among others in ArtForum, Flash Art, Kunst Bulletin, Arte e Critica, Tate Magazin, Archis, Le Courrier, Züritipp, Il Corriere della Sera.
He has been awarded grants, among others, from Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the canton of Zurich, Georges and Jenny Bloch Foundation, Terna spa and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
With his installative work he won in 2013 the Swiss Federal Price for Visual Art “Swiss Art Awards”.
Marco Fedele di Catrano was born in Rome in 1976. He currently lives and works in Switzerland. He earned his MFA from the Zhdk (Zurich School of Art).