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Some objects are wonderfully accurate
in their function. Two millennias stem
glasses, golden-printed with the number
2000 finished their duty right as the
sound of their midnight toast vanished.
I gather records that produce an
intermittent narration and show the
urgency of a shared version of facts.
Society structures history like an
autobiographical narrative, and it is
as soon as a social system sees and
recognizes its own existence for the first
time that this tale gets plausibility.
Togetherness happens within a narration
of the collective self, throughout all
generational renewals. I focus on
mutual dependency, so as on a need
for difference that is essential to get
continuity. I think of a possible positive
economy as a latest edition of a primitive
empathetic rush, and now a common
attempt to guarantee heritages and a
smooth generational handoff.
I imagine a work to be a primal bonfire
with nothing but rocks, sticks and smoke,
and all around fearful beings mutually
protecting themselves.
Celebrate togetherness
In "A Change is Gonna Come"
Vienna 2015
Table surface: a drawing of
silicone statues representing
Neanderthal men; they have
no informative function but are
made to show an emotional
history through clichés (old and
wise / boy with dreamy eyes).
On the table: Millenium stemglasses, see-through casts of
toungues mutually licking,
brass plates with halved logo of
SKY non-terrestrial TV channel.
Behind: an upside-down C-print
of an ideal African sunset (or a
sort of flag).
In the room: two engraved
black plexiglass with images of
me while exhibiting a tattooed
maneless Scar from Disney’s Lion
The following words,
be either told, written,
or thought. By me or
whoever else.
Started in Mars Milan
within Priere de Toucher.
Smooth handoff panel
Secession, Institut Français Berlin
Uv-print on alu-dibond
120 x 95cm
A nut for a jar of tuna
Life-size copies of Euro
coins, synthetic see-through
Significant Others
Iron, glass, digital print
4 elements, 22x25cm each
Four pictures within four
equals frames, taken in
the same space they are
installed in.
Every frame is showing
the installation with the
other three elements but
missing the frame we are
looking at. Every object
is narrated in the other
components, but is not
able to tell about itself.
This place without this picture
Digital print, Iron
Diameter 33cm, 5cm
The photography shows its
future position in the exhibition
before it was taken. Allusions
are made to the objects on the
right and on the left, the picture
changes remaining inseparably
connected to the place where it
was created.
Mixed media. Plaster, granite,
wood, inkjet print on sticker,
UV print on cotton and silk,
stuffed dolphin
Efb is a speculation on the
official side of collective
narrative. Produced history
is the public way of narrating
events, and it is a regular
attempt to keep a unique
version of facts. I used
monumental aesthetic and
material, willing to outtake
them from references, and
using them as weak pedestals
for vague images that refer to
a whatever memory.
Caroline is a two-person
collective started in 2015
with Bianca Benenti Oriol. We
would like to be a multitude
that exists as a platform for
collaboration, and develop
our visual investigation like
bouncing or zapping between
the super-superficial and the
dramatic projection towards a
hypersexy future emerged from
an hypersexual past.
About our practice:
Our attention is on sexiness (the
Sex Appeal of the Inorganic), and
seduction practices of objects
with experiences.
How to turn-on an object, how to
make it wet?
Is my software hard as we talk?
It's me producing species: the
alliance of animals that do not
share a similar body, but miss
each other once alone. Did you
see these videos about a cat
and an owl playing together, a
duck feeding fishes, orangutan
nursing cats? Did you see
Dumbo, or Lion King?
Tennis FKK (Naked Tennis)
Show at Kreuzberg Pavillon Berlin, 2015
"Hope" anti-cancer tennis balls, metal nets, fresh
terracotta on styrofoam, C-prints, Iron frame, this text:
Please, negotiate individuality by merging and
constitute a coexisting experience; reach therefore
mutual legitimation.
The sense is bouncing between your everyday and
Mr. and Mrs. Body are playing naked and their skin is
so tanned.
Hope, as I hope not to get involved in this all.
Marco Pezzotta; born 1985, Italy.
Lives and works in Berlin (De)
[email protected] // http://www.marcopezzotta.com
2013 MA Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, Berlin (De)
2009 BA Accademia di BB.AA. di Brera, Milan (It)
2008 Guest, UCM Madrid (Es)
2011 A Change is Gonna Come, Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, Vienna (A)
Peaceful Planet, Beo_Project, Belgrade (Sb)
Krakatoa, Nopx, Turin (It)
Blind Date, Mars Milano Artist Run Space, double-solo with S. Chiarini, Milan (It)
Selected Group
2015 Tennis FKK, in collaboration with Bianca Benenti Oriol, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin (De)
Between thinking, seeing, saying, and nothing * Vasl Residency show, IVS, Karachi (Pk)
Con desiderio e con timore, Placentia Arte, Piacenza (It)
CsO, curated by D. Cotimbo, Operativa, Rome (It)
Una gita nel bosco, Private apt. Berlin (De)
Faceless, De Markten, Brussel (Be)
2014 Secession, curated by C. de Toledo, invited by J. Arnaud, Institut Français, Berlin (De)
Last Exit, Moving Triennale made in Busan, Busan (RoK)
Faceless, curated by B. Doringer in support of B. Felderer, Mediamatic Fabriek, Amsterdam (NL)
Priere de Toucher, Mars Milano. Milan (It)
My Alphabet, project by A. Barletta, Mars Milano. Milan (It)
One Hour One River, Waterwheel Symposyum and Joao Cocteau, Berlin (De)
2013 Berlin Masters 2013, curated by L. Korndoefer and L. Polten, gallery ARNDT, Berlin (De)
Faceless Part II, curated by B. Doringer in support of B. Felderer, FreiRaum Quartier21,
MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (A)
FUORI! 33 Artists celebrating Sodoma magazine. curated by M. Bongiovanni, Fondazione Fuori! Turin (It)
Exquisite Corpse, SeMA Nanji, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (Rok)
Finalists of the Berlin Art Prize, Berlin (De)
Familienaufstellung, curated by F.Wagner, Uferhallen Wedding, Berlin (De)
2012 Blows to the Temple, Node center for curatorial studies, Berlin (De)
Ausgerechnet Freitag der Dreizehnte, curated by F. Wagner, Diplomanden der KHB, Berlin (De)
Orientations, TamtamArt, Berlin (De)
Werttransport, curated by Z. Audiello and 22:37. Berlin (De)
2011 Sweet Sheets IV. Zelle AC. Palermo (It)
Jungart Preis, young artists in Berlin. Alte Münze. Berlin (De)
Videokunst Festival; curated by M. Lipsky. LA54. Berlin (De)
Uscimmo a Riveder le Stelle; Galleria San Fedele, Milan (It)
2010 The Wall; curated by M. Bergamini. FAC FronteArteContemporanea, Milan (It)
2009 Strada a Senso Unico. PolarExpo, Bergamo (It)
2008 Real Presence08. Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli (It) / MKM Magacin, Belgrade (Sb)
Premio Nazionale delle Arti 2007. Le Ciminiere, Catania (It)
Grants, Residency Programs
2015 Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria
Vasl, Artist-in-Residency program, Karachi, (Pk)
2013 Quartier21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (A)
SeMA Nanji Residency, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (Rok)
Berlin Art Prize, final selection
2009 Long Live Romance, organized by Franko b. ABA Macerata (It)
EFFEKT//:Akademie, Interflugs UdK, Berlin
2008 Real Presence08, nKA / ICA, organized by D. Denegri and B. Tomic. Belgrade / Rivoli
2014 One Are Masses, DUST issue #6 MULTITUDE, July 2014
The possibility to still roam freely, Maya Ciric, Artribune online April 2014
2013 A frame is never just a frame, Interview on MuseumsQuartier Vienna website
Talenti Emergenti: Incontro con Marco Pezzotta Interview for CdT online
2012 Blows to the Temple, Node center , Berlin (De)
Marco Pezzotta. Out of focus system of definition, M. Galbiati in Espoarte n°75. Italy. Springs 2012.
S-Piegare Tra-sparente, M. Galbiati on Espoarte online
Featuring, lecturing, educational programs
2015 Co-founder of the collective platform Caroline (Christophe), with Bianca Benenti Oriol
Studi festival, Undo.net, Milano (It)
2014 Il gioco dell’oca di Marco Colombaioni, with Cherimus, Museo MACRO, Roma (It)
2013 Crawling in the Inky River, workshop developed with I. Novarese, funded by Kulturfond für Kulturelle Bil
dung Berlin Egon-Erwin Kisch Bibliothek, Berlin (De)
Lookalike, children workshop on fictive and collective identities, Quartier21, Vienna (A)
Artist’s Portfolio, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (Rok)
2012 School workshop DU ZUERST with S. Bauer and V. Thiele, funded by Kulturfond Kulturelle Bildung
2011 Bubble Belly; with Motel Lucie. Artissima Lido. Turin (It)
2010 PILOTA; action show organized with scatolabianca, Berlin (De)
Home Sweet Home; Performance & Videokunst Festival; G. Moretti.Werkstatt der Kulturen. Berlin (De)
Place010 Q # TERROR; with A. Masprone. AdK Akademie der Künste. Berlin (De)
Il Fuorisalone di Motel - Wallpaper, with Motel Lucie Milano (t)
Crola - quando mi curo cucino meglio; with Motel Lucie. Lucie Fontaine. Milano (It)