LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Angelo Demitri Morandini was born in Trento, Italy in 1975. He is a conceptual visual artist focused into language and social relations. Master’s degree in Philosophy; University of Verona 2005; Diploma in Information Technology ; Business Academy Trento 2001; Diploma; Galileo Galilei Scientific High School of Trento 1995. Private lessons in painting in studio of Maestro Sergio Debon in Pieve di Cadore (Belluno). His artistic interests and activities into the field of conceptual art began after the meeting and friendship with Cuban artist Diango Hernàndez. During his creative journey Morandini is exploring themes on language as a conceptual subject through several means as digital arts, video, performances, automatic drawings, paintings and kinetic, sound and /or light installations. Thought the years he is focused his creative research into the relations between language and its instruments of use, altering their balance and functions to create conceptual harmony or dissonances, through accumulation and/or obsession, creating one or many new realities. Part of his art communication code is his interested about relational art, discovering new way to express the social relations and exchange of information ( the interactive project “Le tele sociali ”(the social canvases) and the research project under theme of manipulation as conceptual subject – “11 principi “ project (11 principles). The art works and conceptual projects of Morandini have been presented in Italy and in abroad, as following are the selected recent exhibitions, festivals and projects : Atlas Curae project, curated by Francesca Piersanti & Veronica Bellei (Palace ExPoste, Trento, Italy, 2020); “Crazy Pink Propaganda”, curated by Dora Bulart, solo exhibition at Galleria Contempo ( Pergine di Trento, Italy 2020); Fragile Babilonia, Combat Art prize 2020 (nomitation; catalogue); “Robotic Man”, video installation at Villa Brentano (Milano); “Il Germogliatore” solo project, curated by Anna Casagranda (MART - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Rovereto ), Palace of Albere;Trento, 2018); “I TRY TO DRAW A FLIGHT”, video installation project, curated by Federico Mazzonelli (MAG - Alto Garda Museum, Riva del Garda (Trento), 2015); “Scanning the tattoo on Baudelaire’s forehead”, curated by M. Vallebona, solo exhibition at Aboutness Contemporary Art Gallery, Genoa, 2013; “Dialogo d’identità” ( Identity dialogue), social canvas project at Arts University of Bahia, Brazil ; video art project for MANIFESTA 7 ( collateral; Trento, 2008) ecc. He won prizes for art residences and public art projects in Italy and Portugal. His art works are part of public collections in Italy and in abroad, most important of them are at Centro de Interpretação do Carvalho de Calvos, in Portugal; Land Art park in Ledro (Trento, Italy); collection of the municipality of Borgo Valsugana (Trento) and in private collections in Italy and Germany . Since 2019 Angelo Demitri Morandini is presented by the galleria Contempo (Pergine di Trento, Italy). Lives and works at Caldonazzo (Trento), Italy.
In my artistic researches I follow my philosophical and scientific studies and investigations, based on language as a conceptual subject. My works are often in equilibrium between causality and control. My instruments of communication are automatic drawings, paintings, kinetic, sound or light installations; digital art, video o performance. In my installations I use often pens, pencils, office stuffs as the leading objects (materials) to main subject. Movement or absence of movement is a part of the game. In my paintings the acrylic is a flat, and the spray breaks the harmony and the innocence. The works are a reminiscent of geographies; they are the maps, where things and people are in constant movement and transformations. Since 2013 I investigate the social relations through the “social canvas” it is an interactive way to draw under variable surfaces ( canvas or walls) the personal “geographic” maps about the social relationships between the people, involved in the project, who are usually from different social levels or internal small closed social group . United by special chosen sociological criteria (colleagues, friends, family, artists, prisoners, migrants, women, children with disabilities ecc). Part of my creative work is the research of manipulation as a conceptual object and its reflection on information technologies and social media. “It happens that in the same space live traces of different, contrasting ideologies, incompatible thoughts. My works are simply an invitation to possibility.” Angelo Demitri Morandini
WHO I AM
Morandini is a conceptual visual artist focused into language and social relations.
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