Daniele Marzorati

In the overabundance of images with which two global cities, Shanghai and Paris, are today swamped, Daniele Marzorati focuses on some details of three precise places. He then reworks them using photography, frottage and painting. The traces of the colonial past, stratified and concealed in the contemporary visual landscape, reappear from the start in ambiguous images in which we perceive apparent innocence and aesthetic seduction. However, by paying close attention to the “surface of things”, it is possible to perceive the pervasive nature of the influence of historical domination processes on contemporary visual codes and glimpse the complex relationships between representation and power, imperialism and science, nature and politics”- Giulia Golla Tunno


Daniele Marzorati (Novedrate, Como, 1988) works with drawing, painting and photography. He uses a Deardorff 20×25 cm for his practice of dividing the photographic format and assembling various scenes within a single negative.
He exhibited at the Bologna gallery Neon Campobase in 2012 and was a finalist in Premio Terna 04. Two of his works, Campi and Sezioni, were published in the magazine A-Rivista. In 2015, he won the Agarttha Arte award and exhibited in two museums: the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris and PAV in Turin. In 2018 he won the Artifact award and exhibited at the Fotopub Festival in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

He won the 2017 edition of the Shanghai Award organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and took part in the residency held in Paris and the Chinese city. In these two cities he worked on one of his most important projects, Déplacement, which he exhibited in BUILDING in Milan in early 2019. He recently took part in a residence at the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, in collaboration with VIAFARINI. He is currently continuing his exploration of painting and photography as complementary languages capable of reinterpreting reality.