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Marco Tirelli

was born in 1956 in Rome where he lives and works.

Marco Tirelli

Tierelli attended the Accademia di Belle Arti and graduated with a degree in set design under Toti Scialoja. His painting is the result of a complex intellectual process, beginning with the recording of real visual data, which he ultimately distills into pure forms and allusions to space and light. An analysis of the relationship between form – always hovering between the recognizable and abstraction – and light is thus his point of departure in exploring the possibilities and limitations of perception.

After his solo show at the Galleria De Amrogi in Milan in 1978 and his first group shows in Ravenna, Acireale and Rome, he exhibited at the 1982 Venice Biennale for the first time with his own room in the section, “Aperto 82”. At the beginning of the 1980s he established his studio in the ex-Pastifico Cerere in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Rome, where together with Ceccobelli, Dessì, Gallo, Nunzio and Pizzi Cannella he started the Nuova Scuola Romana (New Roman School) and with whom in 1984, he participated in the exhibition Ateliers, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva.

The 1990s began with an exhibition at the American Academy in Rome where Tierelli's drawings where placed in dialogue with some of Sol LeWitt's wall drawings. In 1990 participated in the Venice Biennale again with his own room and in the same year the Galleria Civica in Modena dedicated an exhibition to Tierelli's drawings. During these years, he kept his studio in Rome while also setting up another in the country near Spoleto where he lived for a number of years.

He has had important solo shows at institutions such as the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica – Palazzo Poli (2013), MACRO, Rome (2012), Museo di Palazzo fortuna, Venice (2010), Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna (2003) and Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt (2002).

Tierelli's works have been included in many group shows in Italian institutions including, Mart, Rovereto (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2012), Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (2004 e 2010) and MAXXI, Rome (2010). He has also participated in important international expositions such as the Biennales of Sao Paolo (1991), Sydney (1990) and Paris (1985).