About

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

After receiving a BA in communication and advertising techniques at the University of Perugia and his studies in creative documentary, he obtained a Master’s degree in artistic production and research at the University of Barcelona.

During the 00s He was a contributor of Rojo magazine and his works have been published in several European magazines.
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.

At the moment he combines his artistic practice with the art direction of Espai Souvenir an artist run space in Barcelona focused on contemporary art, research and cultural collaboration.

Solo Exhibition

[2022] 60 seconds party, Center424, Belgrade – Sr

[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

[2022] Belgrade artist in residence, Belgrade – Sr

[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 and Souvenir art direction program

[2022]

· El inicio, su principio, Agustín Ortiz Herrera, Espai Souvenir , Bcn – Es

· Alsino Skowronnek, Unfinished business, Espai Souvenir , Bcn – Es

· Escuela del fosfeno, Martin Kaulen, Espai Souvenir , Bcn – Es

[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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