Marco Noris biography and trajectory

Marco Noris (Bergamo, Italy, 1971) lives and works in Barcelona.

A drawer and painter in essence, Noris made a foray into the world of video art, net art and photography before re-establishing and re-focusing his artistic practice on painting.
In Spain, he has exhibited in Barcelona (La Capella, Galería Trama, Cyan Gallery, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Galeria Contrast, Galeria H2O, The Private Space, Casa Elizalde, Can Felipa, Espai M at La Escocesa, Galeria Sicart, etc.), in Madrid (Matadero), in Castellón (Galería Cànem), in Vic (Roman Temple of Vic, 5th Biennial) and in La Jonquera (MuME – Exile Memorial Museum). He has also taken part in exhibitions and festivals in the United States (New York, The Active Space, 2014), in Italy (Different Pulses, 2013, and ParmaPoesia, 2002) and in France (Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2002).

From 2015 to 2017, he was an artist in residence at Hangar, a visual arts production centre in Barcelona, and in 2017, he was awarded the Barcelona Producció grant for the project entitled On the Border.

In parallel to his artistic activities, over the past 20 years Noris has created or collaborated on different group projects. Noris’s artistic career began in Bologna, Italy, in the 1990s, working on collaborative projects in digital fields. In 2006, he dedicated his time and efforts to organising artists involved in a new art factory project in Barcelona. That process led to what is now La Escocesa, a centre for artistic creation that has been included in Barcelona City Council’s art factories project since 2008. In May 2018, he co-founded Fase, a centre for artistic creation and thought in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

He is currently an artist in residence at Piramidón, a contemporary art centre in Barcelona.

Solo Exhibitions

2019 – MUME – Exile Memorial Museum of La Jonquera (Spain)
2018 – On the Border, La Capella, Barcelona (Spain)
2017 – Art and memory – On the border, MUME – Exile Memorial Museum of La Jonquera (Spain)
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

2018 – KAK #01 – La Bañera Studio, Sevilla (Spain)
2017 – Venien de lluny, Piramidón Contemporary Art Centre, 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 – Artificialia – Cyan Gallery, Barcelona (Spain)
2014 – Seeking Space – The Active Space, New York (USA)
2014 – Outskirts – Casa Elizalde, 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 – Synthesis, FAD, 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)

2006 – 5ª Vic’s Biennial, Vic (Spain)

2002 – Stanze Aperte, ParmaPoesia 2002, Parma (Italy)
2002 – Polyphonix 4, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)
2002 – Caffementale, Grottammare (Italy)


· A la Frontera – Ajuntament de Barcelona Institut de Cultura / Folch, 2108, ISBN 978-84-9156-077-7
· Paratext vol. 1 –, 2016, ISBN 978-84-617-6320-7
· Imprevista n. 3, 2011, Barcelona


2017 – BCN Producció 2017-18 (offsite project) – La Capella, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (Spain)
2013 – La Escocesa production grant, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 – La Escocesa production grant, Barcelona (Spain)


2017 – Piramidón, Barcelona (Spain)
2015/2017 – Hangar, Barcelona (Spain)
2005/2015 – La Escocesa, Barcelona (Spain)