Marco Noris biography and trajectory

Marco Noris. Photo by Maria Far / Piramidón
Marco Noris. Photo: Maria Far / Piramidón

Marco Noris (Bergamo, Italy, 1971) lives and works in Barcelona.
Chiefly devoted to drawing and painting, Noris passed through the world of video art, internet art and photography before re-establishing and focussing his artistic practice on the realm of painting: a choice that stems from the need to establish physical and temporary autonomy with regard to the machine and digital world. Noris is currently working on themes like ruins and historical memory, looking for the keys in the past to understand the present and to get a glimpse of the future.

In Spain, he has exhibited his art in Barcelona (Sicart Gallery, Cyan Gallery, Esther Montoriol Gallery, Contrast Gallery, H2O Gallery, The Private Space, Casa Elizalde, Can Felipa, Espai M de La Escocesa, etc.), in Madrid (Matadero), in Castellón (Canem Gallery) and in the 5th Biennial of Vic. He has also participated in exhibitions and festivals in the USA (New York, The Active Space, 2014), in Italy (Different Pulses, 2013 and ParmaPoesia, 2002) and in France (Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2002).

Noris is one of the founders of La Escocesa in Barcelona, a creation centre included since 2007 in the municipal project of Art Factories launched by Barcelona City Council. From 2015 to 2017, he has been an artist in residence in Hangar (Visual Arts Production Centre, Barcelona).

He is currently an artist in residence in Piramidón, Barcelona.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 – MUME – Exile Memorial Museum of La Jonquera (Spain) – Confirmed, Octuber 14
2017 – It wasn’t the sun, Trama gallery, Barcelona (Spain)
2016 – (Un)refuges, Roman Temple, Vic (Spain)
2016 – (Un)refuges 1936/2016, Cànem Gallery, Castellón de la Plana (Spain)
2013 – Under Construction – Two artist show at Espai M, La Escocesa, Barcelona (Spain)
2008 – Remote locations, Contrast gallery, Barcelona (Spain)

Selected group exhibitions

2017 – Venien de lluny, Piramidón Contemporary Art Centre, Barcelona (Spain)
2016 – Finalists exhibition of “XIII Price of Visual Arts Arena Foundation”, Barcelona (Spain)
2015 – Finalists exhibition of “VI Painting Prize Torres García”, Mataró, Barcelona (Spain)
2015 – The Wall 4 – Mutuo Art Center, Barcelona (Spain)
2015 – Recomptes (Re-counting) – Sicart Gallery, Vilafranca del Penedès (Spain)
2014 – Recomptes (Re-counting) – Cànem Gallery, Castellón de la Plana (Spain)
2014 – La Escocesa Annual 2014: The Cabinet of Dr. Frankenstein at Espai M, La Escocesa, Barcelona (Spain)
2014 – Artificialia – Cyan Gallery, Barcelona (Spain)
2014 – Seeking Space – The Active Space, New York (USA)
2014 – Outskirts – Casa Elizalde, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 – Poblenou artistic communities – Can Felipa, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 – Different Pulses I, Cividale del Friuli (Udine, Italy)
2012 – Fresh!, The Private Space, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 – Delicartessen 11 – Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 – Chic&Arts, Chic&Basic, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 – Synthesis, FAD, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 – Be intrusive, aDa gallery, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 – TOGS, DeeBee gallery, Barcelona (Spain)
2011 – HFM, H2O gallery, Barcelona (Spain)
2010 – Off Loop, La Escocesa, Barcelona (Spain)
2009 – Àmbit Ricard Canals, Piera (Barcelona, Spain)
2009 – D_Fest 2009, Matadero, Madrid (Spain)
2007 – Aires Nous, Contrast gallery, Barcelona (Spain)
2007 – The rooms of the blue bird, Livesoundtracks, Esperia Tower, Barcelona (Spain)
2007 – People of Poblenou, C.C. Can Felipa (Barcelona, Spain)
2007 – XI Premi de pintura Miquel Viladrich, Torrelameu (Lleida, Spain)
2006 – 5ª Vic’s Biennial, Vic (Spain)
2006 – EMA, La Escocesa, Barcelona (Spain)
2002 – Stanze Aperte, ParmaPoesia 2002, Parma (Italy)

2002 – Polyphonix 4, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)
2002 – Caffementale, Grottammare (Italy)
1996 – Arte in Borgo, Lovere (Bergamo, Italy)

Residences

2017 – Piramidón, Barcelona (Spain)
2015/2017 – Hangar, Barcelona (Spain)

Publications

· Paratext vol. 1 – Hangar.org, 2016, ISBN 978-84-617-6320-7
· Imprevista n. 3, 2011, Barcelona

Grants, awards and competitions

2017 – BCN Producció 2017 (offsite project) – La Capella, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (Spain)
2016 – Winner of “XIII Visual arts Prize Jose M. Vidal”, Barcelona (Spain)
2015 – Finalist artist of “VI Painting Prize Torres García”, Mataró, Barcelona (Spain)
2014 – Selected for Seeking Space – The Active Space, New York (USA)
2013 – “La Escocesa” production grant, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 – Poblenou artistic communities – Can Felipa, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 – Synthesis, FAD, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 – “La Escocesa” production grant, Barcelona (Spain)
2009 – Finalist Àmbit Ricard Canals (Piera, Barcelona)
2007 – Finalist XI Premi de pintura Miquel Viladrich, Torrelameu (Lleida, Spain)
2006 – Selected for 5ª Vic’s Biennial, Vic (Spain)