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List of artists

Marcello Maloberti

was born in Cotogno (Lodi) in 1966 and lives and works in Milan and New York.

Marcello Maloberti

He is among the representatives of the penultimate generation of young Italian artists who developed culturally in the 1980s. Maloberti's training began in the classroom with Luciano Fabro, but the biggest influences in his work come especially from a strong attraction through the scenarios and actions of contemporary reality. The experience of art for Maloberti manifests through the performative dimension of everyday life, the actions and scenes of daily life that are taken from his natural gaze and are decontextualized, processed and enhanced arousing wonder, expectation and desire. Working with different languages, such as performance, installation, collage and video, his works inhabit the dimension of multiplicity, entropy, ordered chaos, the unexpected, living personal and collective imagination, word play, the boundaries between irony and melancholy, and definitions of high and low culture all with the objective of redefining and reinterpreting the space in which the work happens.

His solo shows include: MACRO, Rome (2012), Generali Foundation, Vienna (2010) and GAMeC, Bergamo (2009). He has participated in numerous collective shows in prominent public and private spaces: Museo d'Arte Moderna of Lubiana (2011), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2010), CAC, Brittany (2011), the Mac/Val of Vitry (2012), Kunstevrein, Frankfurt (2012), the Yvon Lambert Collection (2005), the Museion of Bolzano (2010) and the Milan Triennale (2008 and 2012). Additionally he participated in the 2012 Copenhagen Art Festival, la Nuit Blanche in Paris in 2011 and Performa in New York in 2009.

In fall 2013 he will present I baci più dolci del vino, a garden installation that will redefine that terraces of the Fondazione Zenga (Trivero, Biella) as part of the project ALL'APERTO.

He currently teaches at the Milano Arti Visive, part of the Nuova Accademia de Belle Arti NABA.