Marco Tirelli

By 2 July 2019 Artists

MARCO TIRELLI

MARCO TIRELLI

Biography

Marco Tirelli lives and works between Rome and Spoleto. Born in Rome in 1956, he grew up in the Swiss Institute, where his father worked. There he associated with intellectuals and artists, including Alighiero Boetti who had a favourable influence over his cultural development in an international context. At the end of the 1970s, after graduating in scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (under the guidance of Toti Scialoja), he began exhibiting his works in the spaces of the former Pastificio Cerere in the San Lorenzo district, together with the artists of the so-called Nuova Scuola Romana: Nunzio, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Bruno Ceccobelli and Giuseppe Gallo. Marco Tirelli’s art is the culmination of an intellectual process which begins with the assimilation of raw data, proceeding to ‘distil’ illusory and allegorical forms that evoke imaginary realities and dreamlike recollections. The shapes (sculpted or drawn) emerge from the shadows, lingering in the balance between perception and enigma, detached from any discernible context.

Marco Tirelli’s work has been exhibited in important international institutions. Among the solo shows: House of Art, Ceské Budejovice (2020), Palazzi Comunali, Todi (2017), MAMC, Saint-Etienne Métropole and Fondazione Cerere, Rome (2016), Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2015 and 2010), Fondazione Pescheria-Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro (2014), Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome e Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome (2013), MACRO Testaccio, Rome and Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna (2012), Gori Collection / Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia (2009), Casa del Cinema, Rome (2007), Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (2003), Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt (2002), Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin (1998), Galleria Civica, Modena (1992, 1990), American Academy, Rome (1990). He exhibited for the first time at the Venice Biennale in 1982. In 1993 a whole room was dedicated to him, and in 2013 he created a huge installation for the Italian Pavilion curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.

Among his participations in international art exhibitions: the 1990 Biennale of Sidney, the 1991 San Paolo Biennial, the Prospect ’93 at the Frankfurt Kunsthalle in 1993 and the Rome Quadriennales in 1986 and 1996. Marco Tirelli is a member of Accademia Nazionale of San Luca and Accademia dei Virtuosi of the Pantheon. His collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli begins with the first solo exhibition in 2003, followed by the publication of a monograph with texts by Klaus Wolbert, Peter Weiermaier and Giorgio Verzotti, published on the occasion of the exhibitions at Institute Mathildenhöe in Darmstadt and at Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna. In 2021 he takes part in the exhibition program MY30YEARS – Coherency in Diversity, curated by Lóránd Hegyi, which celebrates Annamaria Maggi’s 30-year-long career at the head of the gallery. The first exhibition, Architettura – Spazialità – Artefatto, puts Marco Tirelli’s work in context with pieces by Anne & Patrick Poirier and Giuseppe Uncini.

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Biography

Marco Tirelli lives and works between Rome and Spoleto. Born in Rome in 1956, he grew up in the Swiss Institute, where his father worked. There he associated with intellectuals and artists, including Alighiero Boetti who had a favourable influence over his cultural development in an international context. At the end of the 1970s, after graduating in scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (under the guidance of Toti Scialoja), he began exhibiting his works in the spaces of the former Pastificio Cerere in the San Lorenzo district, together with the artists of the so-called Nuova Scuola Romana: Nunzio, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Bruno Ceccobelli and Giuseppe Gallo. Marco Tirelli’s art is the culmination of an intellectual process which begins with the assimilation of raw data, proceeding to ‘distil’ illusory and allegorical forms that evoke imaginary realities and dreamlike recollections. The shapes (sculpted or drawn) emerge from the shadows, lingering in the balance between perception and enigma, detached from any discernible context.

Marco Tirelli’s work has been exhibited in important international institutions. Among the solo shows: House of Art, Ceské Budejovice (2020), Palazzi Comunali, Todi (2017), MAMC, Saint-Etienne Métropole and Fondazione Cerere, Rome (2016), Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2015 and 2010), Fondazione Pescheria-Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro (2014), Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome e Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome (2013), MACRO Testaccio, Rome and Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna (2012), Gori Collection / Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia (2009), Casa del Cinema, Rome (2007), Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (2003), Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt (2002), Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin (1998), Galleria Civica, Modena (1992, 1990), American Academy, Rome (1990). He exhibited for the first time at the Venice Biennale in 1982. In 1993 a whole room was dedicated to him, and in 2013 he created a huge installation for the Italian Pavilion curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.

Among his participations in international art exhibitions: the 1990 Biennale of Sidney, the 1991 San Paolo Biennial, the Prospect ’93 at the Frankfurt Kunsthalle in 1993 and the Rome Quadriennales in 1986 and 1996. Marco Tirelli is a member of Accademia Nazionale of San Luca and Accademia dei Virtuosi of the Pantheon. His collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli begins with the first solo exhibition in 2003, followed by the publication of a monograph with texts by Klaus Wolbert, Peter Weiermaier and Giorgio Verzotti, published on the occasion of the exhibitions at Institute Mathildenhöe in Darmstadt and at Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna. In 2021 he takes part in the exhibition program MY30YEARS – Coherency in Diversity, curated by Lóránd Hegyi, which celebrates Annamaria Maggi’s 30-year-long career at the head of the gallery. The first exhibition, Architettura – Spazialità – Artefatto, puts Marco Tirelli’s work in context with pieces by Anne & Patrick Poirier and Giuseppe Uncini.

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Works

Marco Tirelli, Polittico, 2003. Tempera su 13 tavole, 238x186 cm
Marco Tirelli, Polittico, 2003
Tempera on 13 wooden panels, 238x186 cm
Marco Tirelli, Senza titolo, 2007. Carboni e tempera su carta, 75x55 cm, 94x74x2 cm con cornice
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007
Charcoal and tempera on paper, 75x55 cm, 94x74x2 cm framed
Marco Tirelli, Senza titolo, 2007. Carboni e tempera su carta, 75x55 cm, 94x74x2 cm con cornice
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007
Charcoal and tempera on paper, 75x55 cm, 94x74x2 cm framed
Marco Tirelli, Senza titolo, 2007. Carboni e tempera su carta, 149x129 cm, 168x148x2 cm con cornice
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007
Charcoal and tempera on paper, 149x129 cm, 168x148x2 cm framed
Marco Tirelli, Senza titolo, 2007. Carboni e tempera su carta, 150x115 cm, 169x134x2 cm con cornice
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007
Charcoal and tempera on paper, 150x115 cm, 169x134x2 cm framed
Copyright 2020 Armellin F.
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2010
Ink and tempera on canvas, 59x71x2 cm
Copyright 2020 Armellin F.
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013
Bronze, 2 elements, 30x50x50 cm each
Copyright 2020 Armellin F.
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013
Brass, mirror, 16x45x45 cm
Copyright 2020 Armellin F.
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013
Brass, electrical equipment, 29x40x12 cm
Copyright 2020 Armellin F.
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013
Brass, 15x36,2x36 cm
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2016
Brass, silver, glass, 5 elements, 34,5x16x16 cm each, 34,5x120 cm overall
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 1999
Tempera and ink on canvas, 39x30x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003
Tempera and ink on canvas, 44x30x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003
Graphite on paper, 55,5x40x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003
Chalk and tempera on paper, 77x56x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2005
Tempera and ink on paper, 60x43x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2009
Charcoal on paper, 74x54,5x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2015
Tempera and ink on paper, 37x49x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2015
Charcoal on paper, 38x55x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2017
Charcoal on paper, 53x54x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2017
Charcoal on paper, 77,5x57x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2019
Mixed media on paper, 47x37x3 cm framed
SC13_Marco Tirelli_Senza Titolo_ 2016_ottone,argento,vetro_ 5 elementi 34,5hx16x16 cad_foto di Dario Lasagni_Marco Tirelli Otto Gallery 01.2016_0049
Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2019
Mixed media on paper, 31x27x3 cm framed

Works

Marco Tirelli, Polittico, 2003. Tempera on 13 wooden panels, 238x186 cm

Marco Tirelli, Polittico, 2003. Tempera on 13 wooden panels, 238x186 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007. Charcoal and tempera on paper, 75x55 cm, 94x74x2 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007. Charcoal and tempera on paper, 75x55 cm, 94x74x2 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007. Charcoal and tempera on paper, 75x55 cm, 94x74x2 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007. Charcoal and tempera on paper, 75x55 cm, 94x74x2 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007. Charcoal and tempera on paper, 150x115 cm, 169x134x2 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007. Charcoal and tempera on paper, 150x115 cm, 169x134x2 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007. Charcoal and tempera on paper, 149x129 cm, 168x148x2 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2007. Charcoal and tempera on paper, 149x129 cm, 168x148x2 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2010. Ink and tempera on canvas, 59x71x2 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2010. Ink and tempera on canvas, 59x71x2 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013. Bronze, 2 elements, 30x50x50 cm each

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013. Bronze, 2 elements, 30x50x50 cm each

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013. Brass, mirror, 16x45x45 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013. Brass, mirror, 16x45x45 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013. Brass, electrical equipment, 29x40x12 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013. Brass, electrical equipment, 29x40x12 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013. Brass, 15x36,2x36 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2013. Brass, 15x36,2x36 cm

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2016. Brass, silver, glass, 5 elements, 34,5x16x16 cm each, 34,5x120 cm overall

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2016. Brass, silver, glass, 5 elements, 34,5x16x16 cm each, 34,5x120 cm ove

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 1999. Tempera and ink on canvas, 39x30x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 1999. Tempera and ink on canvas, 39x30x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003. Tempera and ink on canvas, 44x30x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003. Tempera and ink on canvas, 44x30x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003. Graphite on paper, 55,5x40x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003. Graphite on paper, 55,5x40x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003. Chalk and tempera on paper, 77x56x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2003. Chalk and tempera on paper, 77x56x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2005. Tempera and ink on paper, 60x43x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2005. Tempera and ink on paper, 60x43x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2009. Charcoal on paper, 74x54,5x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2009. Charcoal on paper, 74x54,5x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2015. Tempera and ink on paper, 37x49x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2015. Tempera and ink on paper, 37x49x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2015. Charcoal on paper, 38x55x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2015. Charcoal on paper, 38x55x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2017. Charcoal on paper, 53x54x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2017. Charcoal on paper, 53x54x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2017. Charcoal on paper, 77,5x57x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2017. Charcoal on paper, 77,5x57x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2019. Mixed media on paper, 47x37x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2019. Mixed media on paper, 47x37x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2019. Mixed media on paper, 31x27x3 cm framed

Marco Tirelli, Untitled, 2019. Mixed media on paper, 31x27x3 cm framed

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MARCO TIRELLI

Opening 15 February 2003
18 February to 28 March 2003

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Architettura – Spazialità – Artefatto

Opening 26 May 2021
26 May to 30 July 2021

Exhibition  →

Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino

Opening 8 April 2005
9 April to 11 June 2005

Exhibition  →

AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 20 January 2005

Exhibition  →

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MARCO TIRELLI

Opening 15 February 2003
18 February to 28 March 2003

Exhibition  →

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Architettura – Spazialità – Artefatto

Opening 26 May 2021
26 May to 30 July 2021

Exhibition  →

Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino

Opening 8 April 2005
9 April to 11 June 2005

Exhibition  →

AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 20 January 2005

Exhibition  →

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