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.