Artists list

Andrea Morucchio

Andrea Morucchio has a versatile and eclectic personality. In 1999, he approached sculpture, an area where conflicting and antithetical elements - like iron and glass- constantly fight each other. Matters and materials connecting through opposition: the strong static of metal against the unstoppable dynamics of glass. In Morucchio's hands Glass becomes carved matter, rather than moulded. It seems that the high heat used for its melting changes it inwardly, rendering it indestructible.

He was born in Venice in 1967. After graduating in Political Sciences, he became a photographer and, from the end of the nineties, widened his research to sculpture, installations, video, photography and performance. Some of his works are hold at the Museum of Glass in Murano and the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Australia. In 2011 he realized a solo exhibition at the renowed Ca' Pesaro in Venice. He lives and works in Venice.

Projects and Solo-exhibitions:

  • 2013 Endless Journey | mostra fotografia | a cura di Juha Sulila, Ugallery, Stockholm
  • 2012 Enjoy the Silence | mostra fotografia | a cura di R. Ferrari, Shots Gallery, Bergamo
  • 2011 Back in Black | mostra scultura, fotografia, video | Ca' Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, Venezia
  • 2011 MIA Milan Image Art Fair | fotografia | Bugno Art Gallery, SuperstudioPiù, Milano
  • 2010 ['Bækgraund] | mostra scultura, fotografia | Garage, Gabicce, Pesaro - Ufofabrik, Moena, Trento
  • 2009 Pulse Red | installazione video | Outdoors, Fontego dei Tedeschi, Venezia
  • 2008 Sri Yantra | installazione | Notturni Dannunziani, Vittoriale degli Italiani, Brescia
  • 2008 Cuba un Popolo una Nazione | mostra fotografia | Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre
  • 2008 Verso il Paese dei Fumi e delle Urla | installazione | Giorno della Memoria, Venezia
  • 2008 Tracciati Esistenziali | installazione video | C_art, Campo Santa Margherita, Venezia
  • 2007 Laudes Regiae | installazione | ex Convento Santi Cosma e Damiano, Giudecca, Venezia
  • 2006 Emerging Code | mostra scultura, fotografia | R. Junck, Berlino - Despard Gallery, Hobart
  • 2006 Gipsoteca | mostra fotografia | Kasia Kay, Chicago - R. Junck, Berlino - Despard, Hobart
  • 2004 Pulse Red | proiezioni di luce | Borders, Punta della Dogana, Venezia
  • 2003 Cuba 95 | mostra fotografia | Despard Gallery, Hobart
  • 2003 Eidetic Bush | installazione video-audio | Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart
  • 2003 PercerVoir #2 | installazione ambientale | Ten Days on the Island, Botanical Gardens, Hobart
  • 2002 Le Nostre Idee Vinceranno | installazione | Gemine Muse, Museo Mocenigo, Venezia
  • 2002 Percer_Voir #1 | installazione | Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia
  • 2000 Dinamiche | mostra scultura | Galleria Rossella Junck, Venezia


Group-exhibitions:

  • 2013 Bergamo Arte Fiera | scultura | a cura di PUNTO SULL’ARTE
  • 2012 Hybrid Body Poetic Body Venice International Performance Art Week | installazione video-audio | a cura di A. Pagnes, Palazzo Bembo, Venezia
  • 2012 Winning Hearts and Minds, dOCUMENTA (13) | video-audio | a cura di Critical Art Ensemble, Spazio 42, Hauptbahnhof, Kassel
  • 2012 Glocal 3 | fotografia | a cura di E. Gusella, Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre
  • 2012 2012 Facciamo il “Punto” sull’Arte | scultura | PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese
  • 2012 2012 Sio2 | scultura | a cura di Sofia Macchi, Domitilla Musella, PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese
  • 2012 Ricomincio da te | fotografia | a cura di P. Toffolutti, Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine, Udine
  • 2011 Anti-Corpi | fotografia | Torre Massimiliana, S.Erasmo, Venezia
  • 2011 Padiglione Veneto 54^ Biennale di Venezia | fotografia | Villa Contarini, Padova
  • 2010 Ecobrain | fotografia | Ecoartproject, Fiera, Rimini
  • 2009 Mari contro Mari | scultura | Archivio Storico, Pisa
  • 2009 Premio Internazionale La Colomba | fotografia | Ex Casino di Commercio, Venezia
  • 2009 Effimero, Sistemi di Contemporaneo | installazione | Piazza San Lorenzo, Vicenza
  • 2009 Krossing | fotografia | evento collaterale 53. Biennale di Venezia, Forte Marghera, Mestre
  • 2009 1st Floor, F. Bianco, Interno3, A. Morucchio | scultura | Liassidi Palace, Venezia
  • 2008 Notturni Dannunziani | fotografia, scultura | Vittoriale degli Italiani, Gardone, Brescia
  • 2008 Giunglavideo.3 | video | SPAC, Villa Toppo Florio, Buttrio, Udine
  • 2008 Mari Contro Mari | fotografia | Galata Museo del Mare, Genova
  • 2008 Arte Veneta tra Pasato e Futuro | fotografia | Castel Vecchio, Verona
  • 2008 Multiversity | fotografia | Magazzini del Sale, Sale Docks, Venezia
  • 2008 Contemporanea: l'arte per Emergency | fotografia | San Marco Casa D'Aste, Venezia
  • 2007 Abbiamo Fatto Bene ad Uscire | fotografia | SPAC, Buttrio, Udine
  • 2006 Julutstallning | scultura, fotografia | Utställningssalongen Gallery, Stoccolma
  • 2006 Open Space | fotografia | Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre, Venezia
  • 2006 Dis-orders | video | Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venezia
  • 2006 Glassdressing | scultura | Museo Cà Rezzonico, Venezia
  • 2005 Hollywood | fotografia | Galleria Contemporaneo, Mestre, Venezia
  • 2004 Cool | scultura | Primio Piano Gallery, Lecce
  • 2003 Isola Luminosa. Moretti, Morucchio, Venini | scultura | Despard Gallery, Hobart
  • 2003 Snap:Shots, blank instructions for possibilities | fotografia | Bassano, Vicenza
  • 2003 Fragile! | scultura | Chiesa di San Samuele, Venezia
  • 2003 Fragile Beauty | scultura | Stiftung Starke, Berlino
  • 2002 Vasi Comunicanti | scultura | Palazzo Mutilati, Verona
  • 2002 Opera Buona | scultura | Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia
  • 2001 Il Lento Procedere | scultura | Schola dei Tiraoro e Battioro, Venezia
  • 2000 Artisti del vetro contemporaneo | scultura | Castello Borromeo, Lago Maggiore, Varese
  • 1996 Carnet | fotografia | Galleria della Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, San Marco, Venezia


Recognitions:

  • 2005 Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, acquisizione di Blade #10, Enlightenments #3
  • 2003 Residenza Claudio Alcorso Foundation, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart
  • 2001 Diploma d'Onore J.C.-Franz Foundation, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
  • 2001 Museo del Vetro, Murano, Venezia, acquisizione di Enlightenments #5

Daniela Croci Silvuni

Andrea Morucchio has a versatile and eclectic personality. His creative experience is urged by the need of investigating and deeply plumbing - no wonder he graduated in Political Sciences - the relationships among men, politics, society and nature. To summarize the feelings which lead his restless soul, we could use the term "perforation". It is piercing all that enters one's soul, moving balances and certainties, letting hidden truths emerge. Morucchio, born in Venice in 1967, started his artistic path as a photographer, like his parents, in 1990. His reportages from Cuba and Nepal are permeated with profound socio-political remarks. In 1999, he approached sculpture, an area where conflicting and antithetical elements - like iron and glass- constantly fight each other.

Matters and materials connecting through opposition: the strong static of metal against the unstoppable dynamics of glass. Paradoxically, the dynamic tension expressed by this conflict, ends with the victory of what seems weak and fragile against what is strong and unassailable. Morucchio intends to say that nothing is like it appears to the eye; there is a hidden and powerful truth, able to unsettle natural balance, redeeming the weak against the strong. Morucchio leads us through existential meditations, showing us the link between a snapshot and an essential plastic piece of art, whose evocations and enigmas are confirmed out of the facts. Glass becomes carved matter, rather than moulded. The high heat used for its melting changes it inwardly, rendering it indestructible. Matter itself disconcerts our certainties, whereas its inner potentialities are made explicit through the comparison with iron and the resultant dynamic impulse.

Andrea Morucchio, through his artistic path, criticizes what is disrespectful towards mankind and nature, such as the ostentation by powerful people and exploitation politics, to be defeated through new crusades. This is why a glass troop of warriors, represented by their helmets, is created. Sharp shapes can be intended as contemporary swords, to hurt but also to pierce - going beyond visible - and reveal what is hidden. Venice is made of light and colour, like its glasses. Morucchio, being Venetian, cannot prescind from glass and its expressive capacities. Venice is also a crest overlooking the sea, not a last patch, but a starting point. Morucchio needs to discover what lies beyond. An ancestral necessity which leads his continuos semantic research and artistic experiences, aimed at plumbing different languages, to understand and be understood.
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