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Chilean artist Marco Bizzarri, currently based in England, deals with memory, commemoration and the archive-record through painting, installation and video. In his work, research processes and materiality are subordinated to context. On the one hand, linked to the experiential encounter, autobiographical moments of research, and on the other, to the geographical positioning (rural-industrial territories). Thus, fieldwork, involvement with the landscape and human testimony are fundamental. 

His paintings respond to the exercise of collecting and translating images by delving into the material possibilities of pictorial language. The result combines abstraction and figuration: the images reveal the multiple resources with which they have been constructed. The pictorial image, taken from personal photographs, is constructed from the dynamic between revealing and concealing. The action of covering the surface, through the gesture of flicking paint, is articulated as a way of silencing elements and at the same time charging the composition with a singular graphic and chromatic expression. In this act, what is fundamental is the articulation of light. Light operates as a double and contradictory catalyst. On the one hand, it reveals the objects when it touches them, but at the same time it conceals them through an atmosphere of tiny droplets as if they were suspended particles seen against the light. It is because of this presence of light (in its incorporeal but disruptive dimension), that there is a particular interest in contained spaces. 


On the other hand, in his installations, the artist explores historical and social issues through the encounter, collection and intervention of found objects or materials. Physical residues that individuals or communities abandoned in some significant place are transformed by the artist into cooperative structures, structures that support each other and intervene the visual landscape.

 

MARCO BIZZARRI

1988 - Santiago, Chile.

Chilean - Italian

Represented by Patricia Ready Gallery, Chile.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2021 - 2022

Turps Art School Studio Painting Programme , (London, UK)   

                                                                   

2010 - 2014    

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Fine Arts​

2007 - 2009

Universidad del Desarrollo (Santiago, Chile)

Architecture

SOLO

2023

The temple still stands, INCUBATOR ( London, UK)

2020 

Unearthed, Unit 1 Gallery ( London, UK)

2019

Incuria, Galería Animal (Santiago Chile)

2018

Silente CV Galería (Santiago Chile)

2017 

Anótese cuidadosamente su procedencia, Espacio Vilches, Universidad Católica (Chile)

Plan de cierre, Centro ARC. (Atacama, Chile)

2015

Efecto de pares, Galería Madhaus. (Santiago, Chile)

COLLECTIVE

2024

Marking Time, Cooke Latham Gallery ( London , UK)

2023

But dearer still is truth, Plato Gallery in collaboration with WARBLING (Évora, Portugal)

Imágen Auxiliar, Collectio Galería ( Santiago, Chile)

Recursion, The Split Gallery (London , UK)

Fauna Presents Auction, Arundel Castle ( Arundel, UK)

2022

Turps Gallery On-site final show, (London, UK)

Mood times ten, Fitzrovia Gallery (London, UK)

Gilbert Bayes Award Exhibition , Royal Society of Sculptors, Cromwell Place, (London, UK) 

Friends with benefits, Safe House two Copeland (London UK)

RSS GBA Exhibition,  CASC Gallery, University of Chester (Chester, UK)

2021 

Art Nova 100 Annual exhibition, Guardian Art Center (Beijing, China)

Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Arsenale (Venice, Italy)

The Bomb Factory Artist's Film Festival (London, UK)

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (London, UK)

2020 

The Invitational I, Unit 1 Gallery (London, UK)

"XIII Edición Premio de Video arte Ayuntamiento de Astillero", Sala Bretón (Astillero, Spain).

"XIV Premio MAVI arte joven", MAVI Museum (Santiago, Chile)

Cómo delimitar un cuerpo, Espacio Alonso, (Santiago, Chile)

2019

Habitantes , Centro Cultural Matta, (Buenos Aires. Argentina)

2016

Cohabitar, Cede Galería, (Lima, Perú́)

2014

Outsider, Gare Strasbourg. (Strasbourg, France)
Umbrales, Centro de Extensión UC. (Santiago, Chile)
Spring Collection Collective, Línea Gallery (Florence, Italy)

2013

The Young Collectors Exhibition, Leila Heller Gallery. (New York, U.S.A)

AWARDS

2021

The de Laszlo Foundation Award 2021 (London, UK)

Gilbert Bayes Award 2021, Royal Society of Sculptors (London, UK)

Finalist of the Firs Plinth Public Art Award, Royal Society of Sculptors (London, UK)

2020 

100 Jóvenes líderes 2020, Revista El Sábado of El Mercurio and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile)

Solo Residency Unit 1 Gallery Workshop (London, UK)

First prize Ayuntamiento de Astillero XIII Videoart Award, (Spain).

RESIDENCY

2021 High House Residency, (Norfolk, UK)

2020 Unit 1 Gallery , Solo residency (London, UK)

2017 Centro ARC, (Atacama, Chile)

 

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