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Opening Friday 10th March
Concluding Wednesday 8th April

Andrea Morucchio
Curriculum Vitae

    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 the Museum. 

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 entitled ‘Vessels’ 

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.

2003 A.M. 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). 
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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.
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 Percevoir with 14 glass elements installed into ‘Islington’ a new boutique Hotel in Hobart as part of their permanent collection. 

2006 ‘Emerging 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.

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gruppo fallani  - photographic prints

The company 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 “Artistica Ferro”.

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 has 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.

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