Statement

In my artistic research and practice, I investigate the relationship between historical and contemporary architecture, while raising questions about the link between architecture and the public, drawing and space.

At the same time I ́m very fascinated by the Medium Drawing and its emancipation and potential.

I am deeply attracted by formal and visual strategies that let me draw on paper in a three- dimensional way. Therefore, I develop methodologies to let my objects break out of the two- dimensional sheet and extend them into the room, thus creating a dialectical relationship between my objects and the space that hosts them, and consequently, challenging the observer’s perception.

Marta Colombo, 2018

 

 

 

Biography

Marta Colombo
*1984 Merate, Italy
Based in Berlin / Essen

Education
2015–2017 M.A. Master of Arts
University of Applied Sciences
Peter Behrens School of Arts, Düsseldorf
2010 Practical Internship, Stage Design
at the Art Laboratory of the Theatre
La Scala Theatre, Milan
2007–2009 Postgraduate degree in Fine Arts
and State Examination for the
Teaching Profession of Visual Arts
Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan
2007 Course of Experimental Print Techniques
Studio Taller Rincòn, Madrid
2003–2006 Undergraduate degree in Fine Arts
Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan
1998–2003 High School of Art
Medardo Rosso, Lecco

 

Works in public collections
Collection of Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf
Stadtmuseum, Düsseldorf
Collection Viafarini
Viafarini, Milan
Collection of North Rhine-Westphalia
Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster
Collection Isola Comacina
Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan

 

Scholarships/Awards
2018 Viafarini Artist in Residence
Viafarini, Milan
2016 Ruhr Residence Go
Travel and research grant, Kunst Vereine Ruhr
2015 Artist in Residence Comacina
Isola Comacina, Ossuccio, Como Lake
2015 Artist in Residence Salzamt
Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz (Austria)
2014 Artward Junior Prize
Working scholarship, Munich
2013 Grafik aus Dortmund Prize
Dortmund Cultural Office, Dortmund
2012 Micro Space Prize
Kunstverein Bertolt Brecht, Milan
2011–2012 Artist in Residence Westwerk
Union Gewerbehof, Dortmund
2009–2010 Teaching assistant
EU Comenius-Programm, Essen
2005–2006 Two semesters Erasmus Project
University Complutense of Fine Arts, Madrid

 

Solo exhibitions
2017 La nuova Milano
Galerie Januar e.V., Bochum
2016 Kunst im Wohnraum
Lambrecht-Wagenitz, Essen
2016 Marta Colombo
Das Junge Museum, Bottrop
2014 Fascino per le Rovine
Künstlerhaus Goldstraße, Duisburg
2013 Guglie di Milano
Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
2012 Hier wie dort / Qui come là
Galerie 143, Dortmund
2006 Jovenes artistas
Panta Rhei, Madrid

 

Group exhibitions (selection)
2018 Island-ish
Italian Cultural Institute, Brussels
2018 Combat Prize
Museum Giovanni Fattori, Livorno
2018 The new Milan
Viafarini, Milan art week, Milan
2018 Gegen den Raum
Photo Weekend, Antichambre, Düsseldorf
2017 Kabinettstücke
Kunsthaus Essen
2017 Zeichnen im Raum
Werkschau, PBSA, Düsseldorf
2017 Extrablatt
Haus der Kunst, Palermo
2017 Offene Galerie
Galerie 143, Dortmund
2016 Gestalterische Dialoge
Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf
2016 Space invaders
Hotel Van Walsum, Rotterdam
2016 DEW21
Museum Ostwall im U, Dortmund
2016 Edition 16
Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
2016 Die Grosse Kunstausstellung
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
2016 Mnemosyine
Square Contemporary Art, Milan
2016 In Insula
San Carpoforo, Milan
2015 Wahlverwandtschaften
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
2015 Artmuc Art Fair
Artward Stand, Munich
2015 Goldverkauf IV
Künstlerhaus Goldstraße, Duisburg
2014 Kunstsalon Flingern
WP8 Künstlerverein, Düsseldorf
2014 Offene Galerie
Galerie 143, Dortmund
2014 Risguardi, Easy Reader
Kunstverein Düsseldorf Palermo, Palermo
2014 Editionen und Jahresgaben
Kunstverein, Dortmund
2013 Offene Galerie
Galerie 143, Dortmund
2013 Seitenweise
Galerie per-seh, Hannover
2013 Polarisierungen
Schacher, Raum für Kunst
Galerienhaus, Stuttgart
2013 100 Stanze 100 Anni 100 Artisti
Art Hotel Gran Paradiso, Sorrento
2013 Die Grosse Kunstausstellung
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
2012 Raum.Zeit.Gefühl
Galerie per-seh, Hannover
2012 Basi Prize
per l’arte contemporanea, Grosseto
2012 Auf dem Boden der Tatsachen
Kunsthaus, Essen
2012 Kunst im Turm
Wunstorf, Hannover
2012 Cologne Paper Art
Art Fair for Grafik, Cologne
2011 C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr
Red Dot Design Museum, Essen
2011 C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr
Mairie de 11e, Paris
2011 A1Z26–Ein visueller Dialog
Studio Colombo, Kunsthaus Essen
2010 Qui. Già. Oltre.
Villa Pomini, Castellanza, Milan
2009 Showroom Brera
Galleria il Ponte, Cento di Ferrara
2008 Microyoung
Chiesa Rossa, Milan
2008 Una parete per cominciare
Kunstverein Bertolt Brecht, Milan
2007 Morlotti Prize
Town hall, Imbersago
2005 Fotografia contemporanea
Ken Damy Museo, Brescia
2004 Salon Primo
Museo Palazzo della Permanente, Milan

 

 

 

 

Curatorial projects
2018 Between the Lines. Sebastian Bartel, Sven Dirkmann, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Weber
Kunsthaus Essen
2017 Feeling Space. Eva Berendes, Diana Sirianni, Isabelle Borges
Kunsthaus Essen
2016 Off 2016. Hong Kong Derrick Barge, kunstraum unten, PAErsche/Marita Bullmann
together with the curatorial team, Kunsthaus Essen
2015 Let’s dance. Katharina Beilstein, David Czupryn, Vera Keckstein, Johannes Leidenberger, Conrad Müller, Tobias Nink, Nina Nowak, Beatrice Richter, Hedda Schattanik
together with the curatorial team, Kunsthaus Essen
2015 Off 2015. Off-Orte im Ruhrgebiet. Salon Atelier, adhoc Raum, New Bretagne-Belle Air
together with the curatorial team, Kunsthaus Essen



Lectures/Talks
2012–today Art mediator
Lehmbruch Museum, Duisburg
2016–2017 Art mediator
workshops for refugees
cooperation with the Cultural Office of Essen
2012–2017 Drawing and Printmaking Course
Kunsthaus Essen
2017 Artist talk
Künstlerresidenzen, Kunsthaus Essen
2016 Artist talk
Residence Ruhr, Künstlerhaus Dortmund
2016 Artist talk
Das Junge Museum, Bottrop
2015 Artist talk, Wahlverwandtschaften
Lehmbruch Museum, Duisburg
2015 Lectures: Papierfalten. Inspirationsquelle
bei Gestaltungsprozessen
Institute for Art Research
University of Duisburg-Essen
2008–2009 Art Lessons
Painting, High School of Art
Medardo Rosso, Lecco
2007–2008 Art Lessons
Drawing and History of Art
High School De Amicis, Milan

 

Bibliography
2018 Small Zine Nr. 27
Gregorio Raspa
Small Zine, p. 6-7
2017 Gestalterische Dialoge
G. Schillig, E. Holder
Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, p.
2016 Paessaggi culturali
De Nicola and Zuccoli
Musei Maggioli., p. 27, Milan
2016 Die Grosse
Verein zur Veranstaltung von
Kunstausstellungen e V.
p. 78-79, Düsseldorf
2016 In Insula
Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan
2015 Wahlverwandschaften
Lehmbruck Museum, p. 26-27, Duisburg
2015 Combat Prize
Sillabe, p. 117, Livorno
2015 Die Grosse
Verein zur Veranstaltung von
Kunstausstellungen e V.
p 90-91, Düsseldorf
2014 Editionen und Jahresgaben
Dortmunder Kunstverein, p. IV, Dortmund
2013 Combat Prize
Sillabe, Livorno
2013 Seitenweise
Galerie PerSeh, Hannover
2013 Die Grosse
Verein zur Veranstaltung von
Kunstausstellungen e V.
p 90-91, Düsseldorf
2012 Westwerk
Neue Kolonie West e.V., Dortmund
2012 Raum.Zeit.Gefühl.
Galerie PerSeh, Hannover
2012 Basi Prize
Per l’arte contemporanea
Premio Basi, Grosseto
2012 Cologne Paper Art
Kunstmesse für Grafik Magnus, Cologne
2011 C.A.R. contemporary art ruhr
Red Dot Design Museum, Essen
2010 Qui. Già. Oltre
S. Bartolena, Silvana Editoriale, p., Milan
2009 Showroom Brera
Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan
2007 Morlotti Prize
Imedea edizioni d´arte, p. , Imbersago
2004 Saloon Primo
Museum della Permanente
Academy of Fine Arts of B, Milan

 

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