Marco Noris biography and trajectory

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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.

Since 2015 he has experienced painting as a means to develop performative experiences as an extension of his studio work. More recently, he has dedicated himself to walking as an aesthetic and artistic practice with the project with the project On the Border (2017, Barcelona Producció award, La Capella, Barcelona, Spain) and the most recent La entrega (2018, Art i Natura grant from La Panera de Lleida together with the CAN de Farrera, Spain).

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).

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.

Complete trajectory