b. Italy, 1978. Lives and works in Berlin. Co-founder of a Piece of Furniture
Federico Maddalozzo’s artistic research has pursued various interests and obsessions over the years: colour theory, the significance of specific shades in relation to the spatio-temporal coordinates of particular events, and production-line errors as starting points for formal experimentation and aesthetic articulation.
More recently his research has focused on the results of our interactions with objects and environments, and our interest in protecting and preserving them. Accidents or simple wear and tear often invest mass-produced items and their surfaces with unique forms and characteristics.
Maddalozzo’s work is inspired by the observation of everyday forms and phenomena, which he carefully reproduces in sculptural installations and drawings. These unique and often transitory elements have a formal and conceptual significance that goes beyond any reference to the actual context from which the initial observations are drawn.
Solo exhibitions include Istituto Svizzero, Milan, IT - NuN, Berlin, DE - MARS Milan Artist Run Space, Milan, IT - Galleria Artericambi, Verona, IT - MadonnaFust, Bern, CH - GC.AC, Monfalcone, IT. Among others, his work has been included in group exhibitions at Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin, DE - MAMbo, Bologna, IT - Minibar, Stockholm, SE - T293 Gallery, Naples, IT - Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, US - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genua, IT - Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, IT - Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, IT - Viafarini, Milan, IT - Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT - Villa delle Rose, Bologna, IT.
Photos © Andrea Rossetti, Trevor Good, Martina della Valle, Riccardo Moretti, Dario Lasagni unless specified otherwise
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