GRASSI MARCELLO

BIO

Biography

Data
Was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 1960.

Research
 In 1985, having visited some exhibitions planned for the Year of the Etruscans, he designed a “visual excavation” project in the places, cities and necropolises of the Etruscan civilisation. In 1999, during an exhibition of his photographs at the Musée Reattu in Arles, France, Federico Motta Editore published the book “Etruria”. In 1992 he was appointed as photographer of the findings of the archaeological collection housed in the Marbles Gallery and Courtyard of the Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia. This first series of images triggered a long path of research into the Anatomy of Time, conducted in museums and archaeological sites in Italy and across Europe. In 1995 he began a series of photographs – “The Borges Garden” – on the theme of the relationship between thereal and unreal, focusing on the collections housed in the halls of zoological museums. From 1994 to 1996 he photographed the city of Arles, France. In 1997, by appointment of the Musée Archéologique of Nice-Cimiez, he produced a photographic project of the local site. In 1998, as part of the cultural exchange and twinning programme with Enzkreis in Germany, he was invited by the province of Reggio Emilia to photograph the Cistercian monastery of Maulbronn. In 2002 he began to work with Fabrizio Orsi on a project about Luzzara, exactly fifty years after the publication of the book “Un Paese” by Cesare Zavattini and Paul Strand. In late 2004 the book “Luzzara. Cinquant’anni e più..” was published by Skira Editore with a text by Luciano Ligabue.  In 2015 he exhibited the series “Herculaneum”, dedicated to the Campania city ravaged by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., as part of the tenth edition of the European Photography festival in Reggio Emilia. His works have been exhibited in a number of personal and collective exhibitions in numerous cities around Europe, where his photographs are on show in museums and other institutions.

ARTWORKS


Toulouse, Musee Saint-Raymond
Toulouse, Musee Saint-Raymond
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Tivoli, Villa di Adriano
Tivoli, Villa di Adriano
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Roma, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme III
Roma, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme III
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Roma, Palazzo Altemps
Roma, Palazzo Altemps
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Milano, Museo Civico Archeologico
Milano, Museo Civico Archeologico
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Milano, Museo Civico Archeologico
Milano, Museo Civico Archeologico
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Torino, Museo di Antichità
Torino, Museo di Antichità
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Torino, Museo di Antichità
Torino, Museo di Antichità
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Munchen, Glyptothek
Munchen, Glyptothek
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Arles, Musée de l’Arles Antique
Arles, Musée de l’Arles Antique
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Arles, Musée de l’Arles Antique
Arles, Musée de l’Arles Antique
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Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
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Munchen, Glytothek
Munchen, Glytothek
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CATALOGUES


EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions

Personal exhibitions

1986 – Segnali di Vita, Reggio Emilia, Cinema Rosebud

1989 – Spazi e Astrazioni, Puianello (RE), Cinema Eden

1990 – Le immagini dai luoghi degli etruschi, Trieste, Studio Phi

1992 – Etruria, Quattro Castella (RE,) Biblioteca comunale

1994 – I Paesi dell’Anima, Parma, Galleria della Coppa d’Oro

  • I Marmi degli Dei, Reggio Emilia, Musei Civici

1996 – Arles, Bibbiano (RE)

  • Etruria, Cavriago (RE), Sala comunale

1997 – Etrurie, Nice (France), Galerie du Château

1998 – Maulbronn, Sala del Preside del monastero di Maulbronn

Etruria, Cortona (AR), fortezza medicea di Girifalco

1999 – Etruria, Arles, Musée Reattu

2000 – Anatomia del Tempo, Nonantola (MO), Sala delle colonne

2001 – Etruria, Grosseto, Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma

2004 – Anatomia del Tempo, Berlino, Istituto italiano di Cultura

2005 – Matzevòt, Reggio Emilia, Sinagoga

  • Cinquant’anni e più… Luzzara (RE), Museo Cesare Zavattini, Mantova, Galleria Bonelli Arte Contemporanea

2006 – Luzzara. Cinquant’anni e più…Biella, Banale Concept Store

2008 – Roma Fuit, Roma, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Sala del Borromini

2012 – Roma Fuit, Reggio Emilia, Spazio Arté

2015 – Herculaneum, Fotografia Europea ‘Effetto Terra’, Reggio Emilia, Museo dei Cappuccini

2016 – Divinæ Memoriæ, Circuito Off/Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Banca Albertini Syz

– Medi-Nova, Circuito Off/Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia

2017 – Sine Tempore, Palazzo dei Principi, Correggio

2018 – Sine Tempore, Civico Museo Archeologico, Milano, Italy

– CROSS vol. 1.| Parole Suoni Visioni at Chiostri di S. Domenico

collective exhibitions

1992 – Le tresor du Musée Niépce, Chalon-Sur-Saône, Musée N.Niépce

Giovani Fotografi Italiani, Milano, Spazio Ansaldo, Modena, Sala piazza Grande

1994 – Portrait d’une collection, XXV Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, Musée Reattu

1995 – Arles revisitée par la photographie, Lisbona, Institut Franco-Portugais

1996 – Metti il fotografo al museo Reggio Emilia, Musei Civici 10 anni di fotografia Colorno (PR), Aranciaia

  • Photographes Italiens Contemporains Charleroi, Musée de la Photographie

1997 – La Ville Multiple Liegi, Musée d’Art Wallon

1999 – Bianco e Nero, Aurillac, Musée d’Art et d’Archéologie

2000 – Esperienze, Foiano della Chiana (AR), Palazzo-Pecci Caiani

  • Biennale Postumia Giovani, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (MN), Museod’Arte Moderna/Maccagno (VA), Museo Parisi Valle

2001 – Abitare la Città, Reggio Emilia, Musei Civici

2002 – ReVisioni, Reggio Emilia, Chiostri di San Domenico

  • Works on paper by 365 contemporary artists, Trieste, Studio Tommaseo

2003 – Arles & la Photographie: la collection du Musée Reattu, Saint-Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght

2005 – XL. la collection photographique d’Arles, Arles, Musée Reattu e altre sedi

  • Un arte glocale, Albacete, Centro cultural de la Asunción
  • La bestia ingenua, Luzzara, Museo Cesare Zavattini

2006 – Il volto della follia, Reggio Emilia, Palazzo Magnani

  • Uno sguardo sulla città, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Centro Loris Malaguzzi
  • Le Reattu sujet photographique, Arles, Musée Reattu

2007 – Binomi, Formigine (MO), Castello

  • Le città/L’Europa, Fotografia Europea/Reggio Emilia, Ex OPG

2008 – Collection Reggio Emilia, Mois de la Photo Paris, Hôtel de Galiffet

2009 – Idea di paesaggio, Luzzara (RE), Museo Nazionale delle Arti Naïves

2011 – Il mio Paese. Luzzara e la fotografia, Luzzara (RE), ex convento degli agostiniani, Fotografia Europea

2018- ‘Virtual vs Real LOVE’, IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery, Cluj-Napoca

2018 – ” Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair”, Thessaloniki, Greece