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Artist
Writer
Curator
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Matteo Casali (Italy, 1994) is an artist in the field of visual arts, working with paintings and signs, but experimenting with photography and video. In his pictorial works, Casali seeks the synthesis of the mark-stain and the rapidity of execution to capture the immediacy and poetry of the moment, be it of a landscape or a portrait. The research on the loss of identity that a place or a body undergoes and the renewed truth that they find in a new balance, be it pictorial or digital, is the basis of Casali’s studio.
Fascinated by new technologies, he studies new methods to collaborate, work and exhibit at a distance. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, studying with prof. Luca Reffo in Atelier 12, he has been collaborating since 2020 with Magazzeno Art Gallery in Ravenna and with FMB Art Gallery in Rome; from 2021 with GArt Gallery of Pescara and RVB Arts of Rome. Furthermore, since 2021 he is the curator of NOTSpace, a virtual exhibition hall.
He currently works and studies in Venice, Italy.


2020/2021 SELECTED SHOW
2021 – Rea! Art Fair 2021 (MI)
2021 – NEL NON LUOGO (8-9 May) Conegliano (TV)
2021 – Contact (30 august/30 semptember), NOTSpace virtual space (MozillaHubs) LINK
2021 – Dante 2021 (9 July-18July), Piazza Cima, Conegliano (TV)
2021 – Pride by your side (1 June-30 June), exhibition space of Freeda – Rome (RM)
2021 – Pride by your side (30 April-15 may), Afnakafna Art Gallery – Rome (RM) LINK
2021 – Pride by your side (30 april-31 July), FMB Art Gallery – Virtual Exhibition LINK
2021 – Not so ordinary objects (25 Genuary-28 February), FMB Art Gallery  LINK
2020 – MAG with Matteo Sbaragli e Andrea Ravo Mattoni (1 November), Ravenna (RA)
2020 – Peripatètico Virtual Exhibition (April 14-24) LINK
2020 – INTArt Poetry (11 October) – Cantina Frassinelli, Marano di Piave (VI)
2020 – Stop!- the happening on boat (26 September) – Lido, Riva di Corinto (VE)
2020 – Equidistanze (5 Semptember) – Magazzeno Art Gallery, Filetto (RA)
2020 – Stop!”, Default project (20 April),  LINK
2019 – Affinità Generazionali (9-24 November) – Villa Onigo, Trevignano (TV)



WORKSHOP
2019  – Forte Marghera (VE): Open Workshop, painting workshop curated by Luca Reffo, Pavilion 35, Forte Marghera, Venice
2018 –  Forte Marghera (VE): Open Workshop, painting workshop curated by Carlo Di Raco and Martino Scavezzon, Pavilion 35, Forte Marghera, Venice
2016 – Thiene (VI): Teacher at: “Drawing course – living model copy”, through the municipal notice “VALORI-LAVORI”
2015 – Schio (VI): Painting workshop at Liceo Sociale A.Martini – Student Assembly


RESIDENCES
2021 – Ca’Maseda presso il maestro Antonio Casali – Altivole (TV) LINK
2020 – Equidistanze Magazzeno Art Gallery – Filetto (RA) LINK


PRIZES
2021 – Premio Mestre: Winner of the merit award, Mestre Painting Award.
2021 – Premio Dante Alighieri di Poesia:  Winner of the Dante Alighieri di Poesia Prize for poetry, a competition organized by the Academy of Bronzes of Catanzaro and Vincenzo Ursini.
2021 – Premio Alfiere: Winner of the Alfiere Prize for art and poetry, a competition organized by the Academy of Bronzes of Catanzaro and Vincenzo Ursini.
2020 – Premio Alfiere: Winner of the Alfiere Prize for art and poetry, a competition organized by the Academy of Bronzes of Catanzaro and Vincenzo Ursini.
2020 – Premio Mestre: Winner of the merit award, Mestre Painting Award.
2020 – Premio Alda Merini: Winner of the diamond medallion for being selected and reported for the IX edition of the Alda Merini Award, a competition organized by the Academy of Bronzes of Catanzaro and Vincenzo Ursini.
2018 – Premio Luoghi di Parole: Prize Winner of the Poetry Contest “Places of Words”, vol.8, Aletti Editore.
2010  – Premio “Auschwitz – giornata della memoria”: Winner of 1st Prize at the 12th International painting competition “Men for men have prepared this destiny” for the project: “Auschwitz – day of remembrance” Organized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research


PUBLICATIONS
CATALOG: Art Shopping -Cannes Mandelieu Dicembre 2017
CATALOG: Città di Marostica 2018 “ARTE TRA LE MURA” – Collettiva di Pittura LINK
CATALOG: Start 2018 Pittura-arte digitale-video arte – Collettiva premio nazionale di arte contemporanea
CATALOG: 14° concorso di pittura Zugliano (VI) Ottobre 2018
CATALOG: Equidistanze 2020, Magazzeno Art Gallery (catalog exclusively online), October 2020 LINK
CATALOG: NEL NON LUOGO (catalog exclusively online), may 2021 LINK
CATALOG: Rea! Art Fair, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano – 2021
CATALOG: 01 Contact (catalog exclusively online), september 2021 LINK

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VOLUME: “Pagine di arte e poesia”, Accademia dei Bronzi (may 2020)
VOLUME: Publication of a poem in the volume “Luoghi di Parole vol. 8” -La casa dei poeti- edito da Aletti Editore November 2018
VOLUME: “Antonio Casali – Un’eredità pittorica del ‘900”, published as a Thesis – Three-year Academic Diploma LINK
VOLUME: “Un litro di latte – Racconti brevi sulla guerra”, Genuary 2021 LINK
VOLUME: Illustrazione pubblicata nel romanzo di Patrizia Pietribiasi “Le passioni si nutrono di segreti”, May 2021 LINK




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