BIOGRAFIA

Angelo Demitri Morandini (Caldonazzo, TN, 1975).

Filosofo, informatico, ricercatore, è un artista concettuale, multidisciplinare, che basa la propria ricerca sul linguaggio, sulla manipolazione ed il loro impatto sulle relazioni sociali. Morandini esplora il tema del linguaggio attraverso diversi mezzi: arti digitali, video, performance, disegni automatici, dipinti e installazioni cinetiche, sonore e/o luminose. Parte del suo codice di comunicazione artistica è rappresentato dall’arte relazionale, con cui scopre nuovi modi per “mappare” le relazioni sociali. Le opere d’arte e i progetti concettuali di Morandini sono stati presentati in Italia e all’estero, di seguito le recenti mostre, festival e progetti selezionati: Legami, installazione, Arte Laguna Prize 2021 Artista finalista; (esposizione Arsenale di Venezia a cura di Igor Zanti e Matteo Galbiati); Shared oxygen starting …. s.o.s, arte partecipata, The Social Art award 2021, Institute of art and innovation, Berlino, (Top 100; catalogo); Dante fluttuante, a cura di Dora Bulart, testo critico di Eliana Urbano Raimondi, in collaborazione con la Fondazione museo storico di Trento, esposizione personale presso la Galleria Contempo (Pergine di Trento, Italia 2021); Fragile Babilonia, video installazione, Combat Art Prize 2020 (nomitation; catalogo); Il Germogliatore, installazione, a cura di Annalisa Casagranda MART – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, (Palazzo Albere; Trento, 2018); I TRY TO DRAW A FLIGHT, video installazione, a cura di Federico Mazzonelli (MAG – Museo dell’Alto Garda, Riva del Garda – Trento, 2015); Dialogo sull’identità, arte partecipata, (Università delle Arti di Bahia, Brasile); Matrici affini, video, MANIFESTA 7 (collateral; Galleria Civica Trento, 2008). Morandini ha vinto premi per residenze d’arte e progetti di arte pubblica in Italia e in Portogallo. Le sue opere d’arte fanno parte di collezioni pubbliche in Italia e all’estero, le più importanti sono al Centro de Interpretação do Carvalho de Calvos, in Portogallo; Parco della Land Art a Ledro (Trento, Italia); collezione del Comune di Borgo Valsugana (TN) e in collezioni private in Italia e Germania. Dal 2019 Angelo Demitri Morandini è presentato dalla galleria Contempo (Pergine, Trento). Vive e lavora a Caldonazzo (TN), Italia.

STATEMENT

Nelle ricerche artistiche, basate sul linguaggio, utilizzo i miei studi filosofici e scientifici, come materia concettuale. Le opere oscillano tra la casualità e il controllo. Gli strumenti di comunicazione che utilizzo sono i disegni automatici, le pitture, le installazioni cinetiche, sonore o luminose; l’arte digitale, il video. Nelle installazioni uso spesso penne, matite, graffette e oggetti d’ufficio come materiali principali della mia pratica artistica. Il movimento o l’assenza di movimento fa parte del gioco. Dal 2011 indago le relazioni sociali attraverso la “tela sociale”, un modo interattivo per disegnare sotto superfici variabili (tele o muri) le mappe “geografiche” delle relazioni sociali tra le persone coinvolte nel progetto, che abitualmente provengono da diversi strati sociali, (piccoli gruppi chiusi o aperti). I gruppi sono uniti da speciali criteri sociologici (colleghi, amici, famiglia, artisti, detenuti, migranti, donne, bambini con disabilità, ecc.). Parte del mio lavoro creativo consiste nella ricerca sulla manipolazione come oggetto concettuale e nella riflessione sulle tecnologie dell’informazione e sui social media.

“Accade che nello stesso spazio possano convivere tracce di ideologie diverse, contrastanti, pensieri incompatibili. I miei lavori sono semplicemente un invito alla possibilità”.

BIOGRAPHY

Angelo Demitri Morandini (Caldonazzo, Trentino, 1975).

A philosopher, computer scientist, and researcher, he is a conceptual, multidisciplinary artist who bases his research on language, manipulation and their impact on social relations. Morandini explores the theme of language through different media: digital arts, video, performance, automatic drawings, paintings and kinetic, sound and/or light installations. Part of his artistic communication code is relational art, with which he discovers new ways of “mapping” social relationships. Morandini’s artworks and conceptual projects have been presented in Italy and abroad; see below the recent exhibitions, festivals and selected projects: Legami, installation, Arte Laguna Prize 2021 Finalist artist; (Arsenale di Venezia exhibition curated by Igor Zanti and Matteo Galbiati); Shared oxygen starting …. s.o.s, relational art, The Social Art award 2021, Institute of art and innovation, Berlin, (Top 100; catalog); Dante fluttuante, edited by Dora Bulart, critical text by Eliana Urbano Raimondi, in collaboration with the Trento Historical Museum Foundation, personal exhibition at the Contempo Gallery (Pergine di Trento, Italy 2021); Fragile Babilonia, video installation, Combat Art Prize 2020 (nomitation; catalog); Il Germogliatore, installation, curated by Annalisa Casagranda MART – Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, (Palazzo Albere; Trento, 2018); I TRY TO DRAW A FLIGHT, video installation, curated by Federico Mazzonelli (MAG – Alto Garda Museum, Riva del Garda – Trento, 2015); Dialogue on identity, relational art, (University of the Arts of Bahia, Brazil); Matrici affini, videos, MANIFESTA 7 (collateral; Civic gallery Trento, 2008). 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.

STATEMENT

In artistic research, based on language, I use my philosophical and scientific studies as conceptual material. The works oscillate between randomness and control. The communication tools I use include automatic drawings, paintings, kinetic, sound or light installations, digital art, and video. In the installations, I often use pens, pencils, paper clips and office objects as the main materials of my artistic practice. Movement or absence of movement is part of the game. Since 2011, I have been investigating social relations through the “social canvas”, an interactive way of drawing under variable surfaces (canvases or walls) “geographical” maps of social relations between the people involved in the project, who usually come from different social strata (small closed or open groups). The groups are united by special sociological criteria (colleagues, friends, family, artists, prisoners, migrants, women, children with disabilities, etc). Part of my work investigates the issue of manipulation and reflects on information technology and social media.

“It can happen that traces of different, conflicting ideologies and incompatible thoughts coexist in the same space. My works are simply an invitation to possibility”.

Angelo Demitri Morandini

Education

2018 OCA –Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate, Oracle University, Roma, certificate
2018 OCP – Oracle 12c Database Administrator Certified Associate, Oracle University, Roma, certificate
2010 MCTS – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, European Social Fund; certificate
2010 “VMware Technical Certification Team, European Social Fund; certificate
2010 VMW-00510785E-00078811 VMware vSphere, CTS, European Social Fund; certificate
2005 Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy
2001 Diploma in information Technology, Business Academy, Trento; Specialization course of the European Social Fund; certificate
1995 Diploma. Galileo Galilei Scientific High School; Trento Courses
2019 Pergine Valsugana (TN); RG Foundation; Galleria Contempo, Art management, curated by Dora Bulart.
2011 Trento; Galleria Civica; “Workshop Relational and immaterial art, outside art, underground art” curated by Cesare Pietroiusti;
Trento; Galleria Civica; “Art in the public space / public art” curated by Alberto Garutti;
Trento;Galleria Civica; “A Long Time Between Suns”, curated by di The Otolith Group: multicultural scenarios of contemporary society, between the local dimension and globalization;

Residency

2016 Portugal; Calvos, Centro de Interpretação do Carvalho; “UR BAN SEEDING VS NATURE”, curated by M. Rosa, installation
2013 Ledro (Trento), Ledro Land Art project, curated by M. Rosa; “Alambicco Sonoro”, site specific sound installation.

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2021 Pergine Valsugana (Trento), Galleria Contempo, “Dante fluttuante”, curated by Dora Bulart, critical text by Eliana Urbano Raimondi; installations, sound, digital print, video
2020 Pergine Valsugana (Trento), Galleria Contempo, Crazy Pink Propaganda, curated by Dora Bulart; light, sound and kinetic installations, painting
2019 Borgo Valsugana (Trento), Park of Peace; “Social canvas” – interactive project by relational art, curated by Giuliana Gilli
2013 Genova, Aboutness Contemporary Art Gallery, “Scanning the tattoo on Baudelaire’s forehead”, curated by M. Vallebona, video installations, digital prints
2012 Trento, Idea’s Space, “NO-MADE ROOM”, curated by Francesca Quadrelli & Layla Betty, site specific installation
2012 Trento, Andromeda art gallery, “OOO: Out Of Office”, curated by Luigi Penasa e Francesca Piersanti, sculpture, drawings.

Curatorial projects (selected)

2021 Meran, Kunst Meran, The poetry of translation, curated by Judith Waldmann, Object, work exhibited during the exhibition
2021 Trento, Dante square, Dalle parole al bronzo, curated by Elena Tonezzer Foundation of the historical museum of Trento (FMsT) in collaboration with Dora Bulart, digital art
2020 Trento, Palace EXPoste, Atlas Curae project, curated by Francesca Piersanti and Veronica Bellei
2018 Trento, Parco delle Albere, “Il Germogliatore”, curated by Annalisa Casagranda in collaboration with Mart – Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Rovereto
2015 Riva del Garda (Trento), MAG – Alto Garda Museum, Der Blitz curatorial project, “I TRY TO DRAW A FLIGHT”, curated by Federico Mazzonelli, video installation
2012 Trento, Upload Art Project, “Le parole che non ti ho detto”, curated by Federico Mazzonelli, installation, video
2012 Pergine (Trento), Pergine Spettacolo Aperto – International Festival; “Il Germogliatore”, installation, object ( prize)
2010 Brazil , Bahia, Arts University, “Dialogo d’identità” project of relational art
2010 Trento, University of Trento, Sociology department; VII th annual meeting of the Italian Society of Cognitive Sciences; “Binary chain”, curated by Marco Cruciani, video installation.
2010 Trento, University of Trento; Sociology department; “The bar”, curated by Francesca Quadrelli, video
2009 Mezzocorona (Trento), CRAM – Art Research Centre, “To swear” La prova di DIO, curated by David Tomasi, performance
2008 Trento, City Art Gallery ( Galleria civica), MANIFESTA7 , “Matrici Affini”, curated by Fabio Cavallucci, video installation ; (collateral)

Collective exhibitions (selected)

2021 Venice (It), Laguna Art Prize, exhibition at Arsenale of Venice, international art prize, installation “ Legami ”;
2021 Fortezza (Bolzano), Forte e Museo di Fortezza, “Biennale 50x50x50 Art South Tyrol” , curated by Hartwig Thaler, in collaboration with the Forte di Fortezza provincial museum and with the Oppidum di Fortezza association.
2020 Busto Garolfo (Milano), Villa Brentano, “Robotic Man”, video.
2016 Trento, Lodron Palace, Bivacco collettive, “In viaggio” interactive project in relational art
2016 Trento, Bookique space, “Se tu fossi con me”; audio installation
2012 Genova, ABOUTNESS Contemporary Art Gallery, “The limits of control in the dynamism of labyrinthine pattern formation”, curated by Maurizio Vallebona, digital art
2011 Coredo, City Park, “Art Terapy “interactive project, curated by Gabriele Lorenzoni
2011 Denno, Saint Agnese Church, “La ricerca dell’assoluto” (A) – TenTaTo , curated by di Pietro Weber, installation
2011 Val di Sole (Trento), Molino Ruatti, “AQUAE” Titanic: Uno sguardo sull’acqua dei precari, curated by David A. Angeli, installation.
2011 Roveretom, University of Cognitive Sciences, “Codex vitae”, curated by M. Tomasi & Francesca Bacci, drawings, video
2011 Villa Lagarina (Trento), Palazzo Libera, “Sebben che siamo Donne”, curated by Angela Madesani, Antonio Cossu, installation, video
2010 Bolzano, KunstArt, Intersection curatorial project, Il Pontecontemporanea Art Gallery, curated by David Tomasi
2009 Milano, Orea Malià gallery, curated by Marco Orea, installations, paintings.
2009 Cles (Trento), Palazzo Assessorile, “Oltre il muro” “1|2”, curated by Gabriele Lorenzoni, installation
2009 Bolzano, KunstArt, Modern Contemporary Art review, “Omaggio a Searle”, video installation

Prizes

2021 Venice (It), Laguna Art Prize, finalist artist, exhibition at Arsenale of Venice, international art prize, installation “ Legami ”;
2021 Berlin (De), Social Art Award (IFAI institute for art and innovation), selected for the official Social Art Award 2021 book, “Social canvas”.
2020 Livorno (It), Combat Art Prize Nomination, international art prize; installation ” Fragile Babilonia ”;
2013 Ledro (Trento), Ledro Land Art project, “Alambicco Sonoro”, sound installation; residence
2012 Pergine (Trento), Pergine Spettacolo Aperto – International Festival; “Open Project” programme; “Il Germogliatore”
2012 Udine, Teatro San Giorgio, SQUARE project “Manifesto futurista in Leoncavallo”, curated by F. Agostinelli

Public Collections

2019 Collection of Municipality of Borgo Valsugana, Comunità Valsugana e Tesino, “Tela Sociale”, canvas
2016 Collection of Municipality of Caldonazzo, “la Balena blu”, installation
2016 Portugal, Calvos, Centro de Interpretação do Carvalho; “URBAN SEEDING VS NATURE”, installation
2013 Collection of Municipality of Ledro (Trento) , park of Ledro Land Art, “Alambicco Sonoro”, audio installation