Wooden structure, unique piece., 1973, cm 15 x 100 x 100

N.Giuliani, Milano

- General Catalogue, Peter Pfeiffer Editore,n.200-1973

200-1973 (A 0057)

Marcello Morandini was born in Mantua on the 15th of May 1940. He moved to Varese in 1947. He attended the Brera Art Academy in Milan where he also worked as an assistant designer for an industry and as a graphic artist for a professional studio. The first drawings with direct reference to his artistic research date to 1962. In 1964 he began his first three-dimensional works, exhibited in 1965 in his first one-man exhibition held in Genoa, curated by Germano Celant. 1967 saw his first important exhibitions in Milan, Frankfurt and Cologne. In the same year he was at the IX Biennial of Sao Paolo in Brazil. In 1968 he was invited with a personal room in the Italian Pavilion to the XXXIV Venice International Biennial. In 1969 he was invited to represent Italian art in Brussels as part of the Europalia exhibitions. In 1970 he began a collaboration with the gallery owner Carl Lazlo in Basle. Thanks to this collaboration in 1972 the artist held his important one-person exhibition at the Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover. In 1974 he planned a city square with a diameter of 30 metres for the INA commercial centre in Varese. In 1977 he was invited to Documenta 6 in Kassel. At the Civic Museums of Varese he organized with H. Heinz Holz the second “International Symposium of Constructive Art Studies”. In 1978 he held another six one-man exhibitions in museums in Italy, Austria, Sweden and Germany. In 1979 he had the first of the three one-man exhibitions dedicated to his work by the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen (the other two followed in 1994 and 2005). In the first years of the 1980s he began a long collaboration with the architectural studios of Mario Miraglia in Varese and Ong & Ong in Singapore where he remained for long periods, working on some important architectural projects such as the 38-floor Goldhill Center. In 1982, together with Attilio Marcolli, he was invited to “Documenta Urbana” in Kassel. In the same year he was awarded a scholarship by DAAD for a sojourn of three months in Berlin. In 1984 he held his first exhibition of “art and design” at the Museo della Ceramica in Cerro di Laveno (Varese). During the same year he was invited to Japan. This period saw the beginning of personal contacts with architectural studios, visits to a number of universities and exhibitions in diverse museums, supervised by the publisher and gallery owner Masaomi Unagami (Tokyo). In the same year in Germany he created the project for the facade of 220 metres for the Thomas porcelain factory in Speichersdorf. In 1985 he organized three important exhibitions: the first was at the Axis in Tokyo; then a retrospective exhibition at the Museum Bochum; and finally one in Verona, at the Museo di Castelvecchio. In 1986-1987 he continued his exhibition activity in Darmstadt, Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Helsinki. 1987 was also a period of a fecund collaboration with the Rosenthal Company in Selb (Bavaria) for which he studied the facade of 64 metres for the company’s new administrative building. In 1988 Peter Volkwein, the director of the Ingolstadt Museum, commissioned a project for a sculpture of 40 metres as the external symbol of the museum. In 1991 he spent a long period in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in order to create the architectural project for a commercial building of 34 floors. In 1993 he held his first important anthological exhibition of art and design at the Die Neue Sammlung Museum in Munich. The following year it was reproposed at the Palácio Galveias during “Lisbon: European Capital of Culture”. In 1994 he was appointed member to the jury of the Essen Design Center. In the same year he was appointed president of the International Museum of Ceramic Design in Cerro di Laveno (Varese). From 1995 to 1997 he held the position of professor of art and design at the Summer Academy in Salzburg. From 1997 until 2001 he was Visiting Professor at the Écal School in Lausanne. In 1998 his daughter, Maria Enza was born. From this point he mainly concentrated his work in Varese, which in 2000 dedicated an important retrospective exhibition to the artist in the museum of the city, accompanied by a catalogue published by Charta (Milan). In 2000 he began a collaboration with Abitare Baleri in Bergamo, studying a collection of home furnishings. In 2003 he was Professor at the Brera Art Academy in Milan. In Switzerland he held lessons at the HEAA Watch School in La Chaux-De-Fonds. He directed the Sommer Akademie in Plauen for the restoration of the park dedicated to Martin Luther. From the same year he was appointed president of the Free Artists Association of the Province of Varese. In 2004 he coordinated the “Living Venice 3” project at the IUAV University in Venice. Commissioned by the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum he created the project for a large sculpture of 10 metres for the square adjacent to the museum. He was elected Honorary Member of the Royal Designer for Industry (London). In Germany in 2005 he held an important anthological exhibition of art and design at the Europäisches Industriemuseum in Plößberg and the Fürstenberg Museum. He inaugurated the new Ritter Museum in Waldenbuch with a one-man exhibition. During the same period he inaugurated his project for the Piazza Montegrappa in Varese. In 2007 he planned the architecture of the Das kleine Museum cultural centre in Weissenstadt (Germany). In 2008, in concomitance with the Biennial of Architecture, the Ca’ Pesaro Museum in Venice housed an important exhibition which the following year was reproposed and amplified in the venue of the Neues Museum in Nürnberg. In 2010 he inaugurated his 11 metres sculpture as the symbol of the Europäisches Industriemuseum in Plößberg. In Varese he founded “Artparty” to promote the culture of the region. He held a retrospective exhibition at the Casa del Mantegna in Mantua. Biography.pdf Marcello Morandini - Via del Bacino 29 - 21100 Varese - T/F 0332 261024 E.

One Artist Exibition :
1965 - Genova, Galleria del Deposito
1967 - Milano Galleria del Naviglio
- Köln, Galerie Tobies und Silex
- Dortmund, Galerie Mutzenbach
- Basel, Galerie Handschin
1967 - São Paulo, IX Biennale d’Arte Moderna
1968 - Venezia, XXXIV Biennale Internazionale d’Arte, sala personale
- Genova, Galleria La Bertesca
- Milano, Galleria del Naviglio
1969 - Esslingen, Galerie Nex Aesthetics
- Genova, Galleria La Polena
- Genève, Galerie Aurora
- Bruxelles, Europalia, Palais des Beaux Arts
- Nyon, Galleria Historial
1970 - Zürich, Galerie Verna
- Graz, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum
- Wien, Galerie im Griechenbeis
1971 - Rapperswil, Galerie 58
- Milano, Galleria del Naviglio
- Prato, Galleria Nova
- Verona, Galleria Ferrari
- Bergamo, Galleria 2B
- Padova, Galleria Eremitani
- Hamburg, Galerie Design 1
1972 - Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, retrospettiva
- Pesaro, Galleria Il Segnapassi
1973 - Oldenburg, Oldenburg Kunstverein
- Basel, Galerie Minimax
- Kreuzlingen, Galerie Latzer
- Zürich, Galerie Verna
- Oldenburg, Galerie Centro
1974 - Como, Centro RS
- Milano, Galleria Bon-a-tirer
- Milano, Galleria del Naviglio
- Karlsruhe, Galerie Novali
- Bergamo, Galleria Method
1975 - Milano, Galleria Lorenzelli
- Padova, Galleria Adelphi
- Rapperswil, Galerie Seestrasse
1976 - Basel, Kunstmarkt, Galerie Latzer
- Zurich, Galerie Maurer
1977 - Intra, Galleria Corsini
- Milano, bon-a-tirer
- Varese, Galleria della Piazza
- Padova, Galleria Adelphi
- Bergamo, Galleria Lorenzelli
- Mantova, Casa del Mantegna, retrospettiva
- Pécs, Janus Pannonius Múzeum
- Hamburg, Galerie Beckmann
1978 - Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti
- Bergamo, Palazzo della Ragione
- Varese, Musei Civici di Villa Mirabello
- Graz, Kunstlerhaus
- Malmö, Galerie Nordenhake
- Bochum, Museum Bochum
- Koeln, neue tische
1979 - Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm Hack Museum
1980 - Selb, Centro culturale Rosenthal
1983 - Rapperswil, Galerie Seestrasse
1984 - Cerro di Laveno, Museo della Ceramica
- Köln, Galerie Rosenthal
- Tokyo, Unac Tokyo
1985 - Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio
- Tokyo, Axis Gallery
- Bochum, Museum Bochum
1986 - Darmstadt, Mathildenhöhe
- Düsseldorf, Galerie Schoeller
- Unac tokyo
1987 - Mannheim, Städtische Kunsthalle
- Helsinki, Amos Anderson Museum
- Ingolstadt, Stadttheater
- Tokyo
1988 - Romans-sur-Isère, Museo
1989 - Galerie Latzer, kreuzlingen
- Milano, galleria del naviglio, Melchnau editions
1990 - Dornbirn, Möbelhaus Luger
- Galerie Securitas
1991 - Tokyo, Seibu Artforum
- Tsu, Mie prefectural Art Museum
- Galleria Adelphi, Padova
1993 - München, Die Neue Sammlung Museum
- Liège, Musée Val Saint Lambert
1994 - Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm Hack Museum
- Lisboa, Palácio Galveias
1996 - Krems, Galerie Göttlicher
- Cunardo, Cunart Associazione Culturale
1997 - Plauen, Städtische Galerie
- Krems, Galerie Göttlicher
- Ettlingen, Galerie Suciu
1998 - Ingolstadt, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Audi
2000 - Varese, Castello di Masnago
- München, Loden-Frey
2001 - Bottrop, Museo Quadrat Josef Albers
- Freiburg, Roland Plheps
- Kreuzlingen, Galerie Latzer
2002 - Milano, Galleria Lorenzelli, Formemutanti
- Lisboa, Università Lusìada
- Lisboa, Centro Dimensào
- Hattingen, Museo di Hattingen
- Lausanne, mu.dac, Musée de design
2003 - Willisau, Foroom Willisau
- Valenza Po, Galleria Costa
- Milano, Naviglio Modern Art
- Brescia, Stile
- Plauen, Galerie In Weisbachschen Haus
- Pilsen, Galerie Zapodoceske, Univerzity
- Laveno Mombello, Museo Internazionale Design ceramico, premio biennale
- Parigi, Edifice, Baleri
2004 - Vicenza, Valmore studio d’arte
- Luino, Palazzo Verbania
- Krems, Galerie Göttlicher
- Krems, Factory Kunsthalle Krems
- Padova, Antologica Arte Fiera
- Brescia, Galleria Lo Spazio
- Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm Hack Museum
2005 - Milano, Miart, Galleria Artesilva
- Plößberg, Europäisches Industriemuseum für Porzellan
2006 - Waldenbuch, Museum Ritter
- Padova, Galleria Daniele
- Seregno, Galleria Artesilva
- Varese, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Castello di Masnago
- Vittorio Veneto, Palazzo Gaiotti
2007 - Albissola Marina, Centro cultura Balestrini
- Cantù, Museo del Design-CLAC
2008 - Castiglione Olona, Museo Arte Plastica
- Milano, Miart, Galleria Marco Lagorio
- Venezia, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna Ca’ Pesaro, arte-architettura-design
- Venezia, Galleria Giudecca 795
- Weißenstadt, Das Klein Museum
2009 - Nürnberg, Neues Museum, design-arte-architettura
2010 - Daverio, Galleria Villa Morotti
- Mantova, Casa del Mantegna, arte-architettura-design
- Ghiffa, Sala esposizioni Panizza, grafica
2011 - Seregno, Galleria Artesilva
- Milano, Miart, Galleria Artesilva

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