About

Fabrizio Contarino ( Italy 1976 ) is a visual artist based in Barcelona.

He gained a BA in communication and advertising techniques at the University of Perugia, studied creative documentary at Observatorio de Cine and he obtained a Master’s degree in artistic production and research at the University of Barcelona.

His work, often loaded with irony and social criticism, is focused mainly on drawing, print reproduction techniques and installations that investigate on the relationship between media and memory. Using a large register of visual references he combines found images with his subjective observations to create a sort of fragmented narrative.

He has exhibited across Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 2020 his solo show “La Calle Adentro” was exhibited in Monumental Callao, Lima, Peru and in 2021 his project “The opposite sea” was shown at Vgac, Vilnius Lithuania. His works forms part of various private and public collections, among them The University of Barcelona and Vilnius Graphic Center.

He was a contributor of Rojo magazine from 2002 to 2011 and his works have been published in several European magazines.
A part from that he is co-founder and art director of Espai Souvenir (Barcelona) an artist run space focused on contemporary art, research and culture collaboration.

Solo Exhibition

[2022] The opposite sea, White Garage Gallery, Catania – It

[2021] The other side, public installation, Catania – It

[2021] The opposite sea, Vilnius Graphic Center, Vilnius – Lt

[2020] La calle adentro, Monumental Callo, Lima – Pe

[2019] Swab Art Fair, On Paper, Barcelona – Es

[2018]  Tropical party, with Alina Melnikova, Barrack, Naha – Jp

[2017]  Ping pong  with Diego Mallo, Espai Souvenir, Barcelona – Es

[2017] Entre aguas y muros, Casa Cultural Rat Trap, Bogotá – Co

[2016] Out of data, El Diluvio Universal, Barcelona – Es

[2015] Le grand Tour, Espai la Maga, Barcelona – Es

[2013] Collateral events, Gabinete de Dibujos, València – Es

[2012] Collateral events, La sala, Zaragoza – Es

Residencies

[On going] La Escocesa, associate, Barcelona – Es

[On going] Espai Souvenir, Barcelona – Es

[2021] Graphic art center, Vilnius – Lt

[2020] Monumental Callao, Lima – Pe

[2019] Ela Espaço de arte, Luanda – Ao

[2017] Rat trap, Bogotá – Co

[2013-15] Eart, Barcelona – Es

Studies

[2020] On Mediation 8, Programa de estudios curatoriales, Bcn – Es

[2010] M.A Artistic production and research, Univ. UB, Barcelona – Es

[2006] Creative documentary course,  Observatorio de Cine, Bcn – Es

[2000] BA Communication & advertising techniques, Perugia Univ – It

Workshop

[2016/2018] Infografía Popolare, La caníbal , Barcelona – Es

[2016/17] Dibujo radical: F Ruiz, E Álvarez, La caníbal, Bcn – Es

[2013] Occupy overflow and cooperate, M. Expósito, MACBA, Bcn – Es

[2012] How to the end evil | creative activism, Enmedio, Barcelona – Es

[2011] KAFCA, Franco Berardi Bifo, MACBA, Barcelona – Es

[2010] Raimond Chaves – Meterse en dibujos, MUSAC, León – Es

[2010]  Raimond Chaves – Narrar prestado, Can Xalant, Mataró – Es

[2009] Impresión expandida – UB, Barcelona – Es

[2009] Thomas Bayrle – MACBA, Barcelona – Es

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

[2019] Premi ArtsFAD, Museo del Disseny, Barcelona – Es

[2019] No Borders, Miscelanea, Barcelona – Es

[2018] El Azar with Diego Sierralta, Espai Souvenir, Barcelona – Es

[2018] Festival Kronos, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona – Es

[2017] Cyclic Journey, The Goethe institute, Barcelona – Es

[2017]  El Voyeur Invitado, Arteria, Barcelona – Es

[2017] Cartes postales, La Place art space, Barcelona- Es, Lille – Fr

[2016] Accrochage, Ana Yael gallery, Barcelona – Es

[2015] Impossible festival, Eart, Barcelona – Es

[2015] Mutualismes #4 – Sintonies, Eart, Barcelona – Es

[2015] Sintesi, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona – Es

[2013] Unexpected time, El Diluvio Universal, Barcelona – Es

[2012] Pure language, Madame La Marquise, Barcelona – Es

2012] Arts libris, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona – Es

[2011] Hacer un dibujando, Domicilio Conocido, Mexico City – Mx

[2011] DF 12 Notas, Foto Septiembre Art fair, Mexico City – Mx

[2011] Fent Safareig, MIAU, Roca Umbert, Granollers – Es

[2010] La Conga, KODRA Action Field Festival, Thessaloniki – Gr

[2010] Fent Safareig, MIAU, Caldes de Montbui – Es

[2009] Ocho, Rojo Gallery, Barcelona – Es

[2008] Building the key, Carpetas Abiertas, Can Xalant, Barcelona – Es

[2008] Building the key, My blogroll, Uruguai / online

[2007] BAC Babylon, CCCB, Barcelona – Es

[2007 ] Btk, Red (permanent) Tapes, Festival Loop, Barcelona – Es

[2006] Rojo smart, Invaliden 1 Gallery, Berlin – De

[2005] Design made, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul – Kr

[2003] Cosmos, XI Bjcem, Athens – Gr

Curatorial

[2021]

· Estudio, Diego Mallo, Espai Souvenir , Barcelona – Es

· Manifiesto y ruina, Felipe Garcia Salazar, Espai Souvenir, Bcn

[2020]

·Malas Hierbas, Jessica Moroni with the curatorial text by Angelica Tognetti Espai Souvenir, Barcelona

[2019]

· Oradores, Miquel Garcia with curatorial text by Victoria Reuss, Espai Souvenir, Barcelona

· Despersonalizar la colección, Julia Salgueiro, Espai Souvenir, Bcn

[2018]

·  Sistema de escape, Paola acebedo,  Espai Souvenir, Bcn

·  Night Simphony, Penelope Thomaidi,  Espai Souvenir, Bcn

[2017]

· Daichi Sato, T. Otsuka, Metamorphosing reality,  Espai Souvenir, Bcn 

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