Simona Andrioletti, Belvedere, 2017, dettaglio, Stampa 3D PLA Plastik e piedistalli laccati 207 x 26 x 57 112 x 16 x 34
Filippo Marzocchi, Fast and furious, 2018, varnish on canvas 2018, 33×23 cm
Simona Andrioletti and Filippo Marzocchi are the winners of the second part of HIGHLIGHTS.
The projects were selected by the international jury composed of:
Domenico De Chirico (independent curator), Stefano Raimondi (curator, The Blank President) and Driant Zeneli (artist and artistic director of Mediterranea18).
Simona Andrioletti was born in Bergamo in 1990. She currently lives and works in Munich. She received a Bachelor at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera studing with professor Gianni caravaggio. She studied Visual Arts at the ADBK Academie der Bildenden Kunst in Munich with professors: Gregor Schneider, Simon Starling and Olaf Nicolai. Simona Andrioletti’s work pushes the dynamics of collaboration, challenging the idea of artistic authorship by letting other people interfere with the process of creation of her artworks. Her practice follows the path opened by the so-called “relational aesthetics” and is moved by topics relating the human being and its connection to the world, considering it both as a spatial and historical matter which links instances, bodies and collective memory. Simona was selected among the finalists of the Talent Prize for two years and was part of the related exhibition at MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome on October 2016 and December 2017. She exhibited at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, Nir Altman Galerie, Stiftung Federkiel and Kunstverein München e.V. in Munich, Réfectoire des nonnes and Palais Bondy in Lyon, at the Waterworks Falkenstein in Hamburg. Her first solo exhibition “And there was evening and there was morning” has been hosted in 2016 at the gallery Twenty14 Contemporary in Milan. She is one of the founder of Residenza d’artista Carloforte an artist residency on the Island of San Pietro in Sardinia.
Filippo Marzocchi was born in 1989 in Forlì. His artistic practice is based on both images and sounds which are developed and deepened through the use of paintings, performance and site specific projects. His work starts by the theme of human perception, he researches on the structure of reality and how men perceive space and time in a continuos movement.
Around this subject he creates visual and auditory effects with the aim to subvert and affect the viewer present reality. His studio based practice focuses more on paintings, sculptures and installations also reflecting on human perception, but in a more inner and self related production.
He presented his work through institutions, galleries and independent spaces such as: Zabludowicz Collection, London; PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Turin; Institute Italien de Culture de Paris, Paris; UCA, Canterbury; Piramidon Centre d’Arte Contemporani, Barcelona; MAMbo, Bologna; LOCALEDUE, Bologna; CAR DRDE, Bologna; Sale Docks, Venezia; Gaffdabasso, Milano; Galeria Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca.
He participated to art residencies such as: Cripta747, Torino; Progetto Borca, Dolomiti Contemporanee; ManufattoinSitu, Viaindustriae; Performing Santa Caterina, Viaindustriae.
In 2016 he co-created with Mattia Pajè the artist run space Gelateria Sogni di Ghiaccio in Bologna with whom he co-directs its program. In 2015 he co-directed the program of the independent space LOCALEDUE in Bologna.
He is represented by Galeria Fran Reus since 2016.
The artists will have the opportunity to develop the projects related to their artistic practice and to meet the public through open studios and informal conferences in which they will present their work and their activities.