Trajectory

Solo Exhibitions

2020 – Nel lieve sovrapporsi di cielo e terra, Piramidón, Barcelona (Spain)
2020 – Skins, Errant Festival, Sant Feliu de Barruera (Lleida, Barcelona)
2019 – Refugium, refugia, 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

2019 – Art and Nature (4 artists), La Panera, Lleida (Spain)
2018 – Delicartessen 17 – Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona (Spain)
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)

Publications

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

Grants

2018 – Art and Nature in creation 2018 – La Panera / CAN Farrera (Spain)
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)

Residences

2017 – Piramidón, Barcelona (Spain)
2018 – CAN Farrera (Spain)
2015/2017 – Hangar, Barcelona (Spain)
2005/2015 – La Escocesa, Barcelona (Spain)

Contact Marco Noris

You can visit the artist at Piramidón, carrer Concili de Trento 313,  08020 Barcelona (Spain) – Map 

Credits

noris = noveris: latin, second-person singular future perfect active of noscō (I know, recognize, am acquainted with, I’m in possession of knowledge)

Photos: Patricio RiveraAna Lorente

English translations: Keelin Feeney, William Truini, Geraldine Mitchell

French translations: Stella Cervelló, Yann Molina

Thanks to all who walk with me.

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Artist Statement | In ruins

2015: In ruins

My research stems from the cracks of a world that is in ruins and it travels along a dense maze of paths among debris and neglect. Beaten up violators, accidents, waste and dumps; police victims, destroyed effigies, fugitives and mutants… My work is a record of subsidence, a compendium of material and moral ruins. In this context, my work is developed on refugees and exiles, a project that is based on the remains of a concentration camp and talks about absence, memory and oblivion, and of the annihilation of human beings, their identity and their values.

Apart from some forays into the world of photography, collage, installation and video, my experience is mainly in the field of painting, a discipline that allows me more direct, visceral work. I use the traditional, almost archetypical, visual style of oil painting to pry open the conscience of the viewer, as a pivot between omen and mourning. In this temporary distortion, post-apocalyptic scenarios, ruins from the past, hints of future disasters and memories of tragedies merge together and intertwine forming a cyclical genealogy of the catastrophe.

In this dialogue of light and shadow between the past and the present, the contemporaneity of my work is defined, my response to the darkness of the now. My research on the past is the shadow of my uncertainty of the present, concerned about the fragility of our system and the vulnerability of humanity that is sent blindly into the triumphant sirens of progress.

Marco Noris biography and trajectory

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

In recent years Noris has developed his artistic practice mainly in the field of painting, directing his research into two main thematic areas: ruin and historical memory on the one hand (The Triumph of Defeat, Refugium, refugia), and territory and landscape on the other.

Since 2013, the landscape has been a key element in his work, a place for events understood also as a stage for defeat and transit, such as border crossings and former concentration camps. His research has led him to deepen and experiment with his relationship with the landscape and territory through the aesthetic and artistic practice of the project On the Border (2017, Barcelona Producció de La Capella grant) and the more recent La Entrega (2018, Art i Natura grant of La Panera de Lleida together with the CAN of Farrera). While in the first Noris confronted the Pleinairist tradition, in La Entrega he abandoned pictorial mimesis to embrace abstraction, cartography and toponymastics, introducing different recording tools into his practice.

The first and main effect of Noris’ long walks has then been his transformation from making to being landscape, abandoning the subjectivity of the documentary maker – a guest, in the end – to become a landscape himself. This abandonment has marked a paradigm shift in his practice: abandoning the pulpit of speaking in favor of the silence of feeling is no longer centered on talking about, but rather on being.

The cycle that began in 2013 thus has its fulfillment in the exhibition Refugium, Refugia (MuME, Museu Memorial de l’Exili, La Jonquera, 2019/2020) in which Noris recreated an experience of great visual and emotional impact, combining the oldest pictorial figuration with installations of works on large paper, the result of the work begun with La Entrega.

In Spain, Noris has exhibited in Barcelona (La Capella, Galería Trama, Cyan Gallery, Galería Esther Montoriol, Galería Contrast, Galería H2O, The Private Space, Casa Elizalde, Can Felipa, Galería Sicart, Piramidón, etc.), in Lleida (La Panera), in Madrid (Matadero), in Castellón (Canem Gallery), in Vic (Roman Temple, 5th Biennial) and in the MuME, Museu Memorial de l’Exili de La Jonquera. Abroad, he has participated in exhibitions and festivals in the United States (New York, The Active Space, 2014), Italy (Different Pulses, 2013 and ParmaPoesia, 2002) and France (Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2002).

In parallel to his artistic activity, in the last twenty years he has collaborated in different collective projects. Between 1998 and 2002 in Bologna -Italy-, he participated in collaborative projects in digital environments. In 2006, by now in Barcelona, he promoted the self-organization of the artists of the art center of La Escocesa for the creation and management of a new creation factory. In May 2018, he co-founded Fase, a centre for creation and thought in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

Noris was artist in residence at La Escocesa (2005/2015) and Hangar (2015/2017). He currently has his studio in Piramidón, a contemporary art center in Barcelona.

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