*1984 Merate, Italy
Dual citizenship Italian and German
Colombo graduated from Brera Academy in Milan, before studying Fine Arts in Madrid at the University Complutense of Fine Arts, and then completed a practical internship in Scenic Design at La Scala Theatre. In 2010, she moved to Germany and studied at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Dusseldorf.
Marta Colombo lives and works in Berlin, Essen and Milan. She has a studio at Kunsthaus Essen, where she ist part of the curatorial team, and one in Berlin at Rathenau–Hallen.
Marta Colombo has exhibited internationally in museums and public institutions, such as Kasseler Kunstverein in Fridericianum, Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Art Center Bethanien Berlin, Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, Museum Giovanni Fattori Livorno, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, Haus der Kunst in Palermo, Museum Dortmunder U, Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg and the Museo Palazzo della Permanente in Milan.
Works by Marta Colombo are in several public and privat collections, such as the collection of Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, collection VIR Via Farini in Milan, collection of North Rhine–Westphalia (Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster) and collection Comacina (Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan).
In her artistic practice Marta Colombo investigates questions about experimental drawing, architecture and dialogical compositions.
Drawing strategies, plastic processes and participatory practices are the focus of my art work. These three main topics offer me the opportunity to reflect on the emancipation of drawing, to test the sculptural deformation of material/objects and to investigate the potential of experiential spaces.
I am interested in space as a three-dimensional drawing board and and spatial laboratory. The actively perceived space is for me the lived space. This spatiality offers the chance to develop plastic, sensual, artistic, intellectual, participatory and social processes.
In 2019 with Dialogical Compositions I started to explore participatory methods to stimulate spatial sensibility and an active aesthetic experience. For such works, I normally invite the visitors to interact with my objects/elements and to modify my compositions.
Marta Colombo, 2021