Born in Venice in 1967 where he currently lives and works, He
graduating in Political Sciences in 1994 at the University of Padova,
since 1989 has been practicing his profession as still life and photo
reportage photographer. From 2000 Andrea Morucchio began his artistic
search through sculpture, environmental installation,
video-installation, photography. His works are extremely varied and by
the different languages used have the ability to involve the observer
emotionally stimulating thoughts that range from spiritual questions on
social themes to topical issues.
2000 He began with
his own exhibition ‘Dynamics’ (Rossella Junck Gallery, Venice, curated
by Andrea Pagnes) in which he presented glass and iron sculptures from
the series ‘Blade’ and ‘Enlightenments’.
2001 The Glass
Museum of Murano, Venice, commissioned A.M. with the creation of the
sculpture ‘Enlightenments #5’ on permanent display in the new garden of
Presenting the sculpture series ‘Enlightenments’, A.M. was awarded one
of five Honorary Certificates, (among 140 international participants),
at the eighth international competition of sculpture, with the Jutta
Kunny Franz Memorial Award in Kunst Palast Hentrich, Düsseldorf.
2002 Together with
architects and designers as Richard Meyer, Aldo Cibic, Ugo La Pietra,
A.M. participated in ‘Vasi Comunicanti’ (Numero Uno Design Center,
Verona, curated by Roberto Bianconi) with the work in glass and marble
On the occasion of the collective exhibition ‘Opera Buona’ (Chiostri di
S. Pietro, Reggio Emilia curated by Marinella Paderni, artegiovane.it),
A.M. presented the environmental installation ‘Percer-Voir #1’, set in
the lawns of San Pietro Cloister.
A.M. was selected to participate in the exhibition ‘Gemine Muse 2002’
(Mocenigo Museum, Venice, curated by Virginia Baradel, organized by
GAI, DARC) with a video installation ‘Our Ideas Will Triumph’ in the
Red Room of the Museum.
participated with the sculpture ‘Sidenlightenment’ in ‘Fragile Beauty,
Contemporary artists confronting glass’ (Stiftung Starke, Berlin,
curated by Giovanni Iovane) together with artists as Tony Cragg, Joseph
Kosuth, Yoko Ono, Costas Varotsos.
‘Fragile Beauty’ contains the works of fourteen artists from different
generations. All of these artists’ works were thought and realized, in
different periods of time, using glass as their elective medium.
AM was selected as Resident Italian Artist in Hobart, Australia, a
initiative of the Claudio Alcorso Foundation in partnership with the
Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, the Hobart City
Council and by the Italian Institute of Culture, Melbourne. For the
Residence (January- April 2003) A.M. prepared several projects.
AM turned his attention to developing ideas for new creative work in
response to his new environment. In particular the impact of the
nation-wide bush fires over the 2002/03 summer had a great effect on
him inspiring the multi-media project ‘Eidetic Bush’ (Plimsoll Gallery,
Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, curated by Noel Frankham).
As part of ‘2003 Ten Days on the Island’ art festival, AM presented,
reconfigured and adapted, set in the Gardens’ lake, the installation
‘Percer-Voir # 2’, (Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart, artistic
adviser R. Archer).
AM prepared the photo reportage exhibition
‘Cuba 95’, (Despard Gallery, Hobart, curated by Elisa Capitanio).
2004 AM curated the
public art project ‘Pulse_Red’ presented as part of bordersproject.org
activities; An urban intervent in the city of Venice that consists of
an intermittent red light projection on the Dogana da Mar Golden Globe.
A striking and symbolic light installation that examines mass
communication issues through this particular setting.
2005 Represented by
Despard Gallery in ‘10 Days on the Island’ as an insaltion ‘Percevoir’
was ehibited with a 30 meter long painting by artist Anne Holt
‘Circumnavigating the Island’ based on Bruny Island.
(Click to review installation)
with 14 glass elements installed into ‘Islington’ a new boutique Hotel
in Hobart as part of their permanent collection.
Codes’ – Andrea Morucchio interperets Antonio Canova at Despard Gallery
– Hobart, this major project incorporates large scale photography
inspired by the original plaster sculpures by Canova. Combined with
bold Forged iron and glass screens and sculptures.
gruppo fallani - photographic
Gruppo Fallani is a highly regarded through out Italy, many years of
experience and inovation have combined to develop the printing craft
techiques combined with highly advanced, technological know-how. There
are various workshops headed by Fiorenzo Fallani and sons. In the 60’s,
Fiorenzo Fallani, fascinated by the art of printing, founded in Venice
an artistic serigraphy workshop that in a few years became a bright
cultural pole in the artististic international landscape. He holds the
technical direction of the serigraphy workshop at the XXXV Biennale of
Venice and professorship at the Fine Art Accademy of Venice.
alessandro ervas - iron artist
Introduced to the blacksmith craft by his father and grandfather,
Alessandro graduated in applied art, he collaborated with the sculptor
Toni Benetton and attended specialist classes. He shares the artsmith
studio with a restorer and scholar of antique metal workmanship. He is
active in the didatic field teaching metal workmanship techniques in
the San Patrignano Community; in Italy and abroad he gives classes in
manual and practical craftsmanship incorporating theoretical lessons in
both iron and antique restoration techniques. Ervas’s workshop is at
Preganziol near Venice, he is in partnership with his parents at
studio giuman - glass
The glass workshop Studio Giuman is located on the
island of Murano and is directed by Giorgio Giuman since 1980.
Giorgio’s technical capacities, vocation for experimentation and
inventiveness have atracted many international artists to his Murano
workshop. Jeff Koons, Kounelis, Giò Pomodoro among them.Giorgio
colaborated with many artists and architects in producing glass works
for major sculptural projects, he is equally adept at creating
wonderful vases, figuartive sculptures and dramatic lights in glass.