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Matteo Rosa (Born in 1978, Italy)

Matteo Rosa

Born in Italy in 1978. Currently lives and works in Malmö (Sweden).

At the core of Rosa's work is an interest in the subject of awareness. This brings him to a fascination for the interconnectedness of things, the play between form and formlessness, transience and stillness, imagination and presence. His practice explores art's potential to address forgotten or neglected aspects of the self, such as the primal feeling of being in one's own body at a time when we are exposed to the highest amount of external information in history. He employs various media, from drawing and painting to photography, video and installation.

Matteo Rosa trained at Edinburgh College of Art and Malmö Art Academy. In recent years his work has been shown at The Boiler Room, Oslo (NO), Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö (SE), Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento (IT), Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE), Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (SE), Skånes Konstförening, Malmö (SE), E:ventGallery, London (UK), Viafarini, Milan (IT), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DK), Museo Civico, Riva del Garda (IT), Krognoshuset, Lund (SE) and Galleri Mors Mössa, Gothenburg (SE).

Stay: October 2, 2013 - December 22, 2013
Co-organized by:IASPIS
Event: AIT × ARCUS Night (Sat, Dec 7th 2013, 18:30 - 21:30 at Daikanyama AIT room)

MatteoRosa Embody
Embody, series of watercolours on paper, 21 x 28 cm each (30 x 37 cm framed), 2011-2013

Untitled (Blue Signal)
Untitled (Blue Signal), mixed media installation, 2010-2011 (installation view at Giardino Santa Chiara, Trento, 2011
photo: Hugo Muñoz)

Vessel, aerosol string on lamps and floor, size variable, 2010 (installation view at Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, 2010)

Isole di Luce, monoprint from poplar leaves on watercolour paper, diptych, 70 x 50 cm (80 x 61 cm framed), 2009