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Marco Tavolaro

transmedia artist

Madrid, Spain
I’m a 31-years-old Italian transmedia artist based in Madrid, Spain.
My expressive means go from ink pen drawing to land art, performance, mapping projections...

I worked for Ralph Lauren,Chevrolet, Italian Ministry of Transports... won awards like the Art Stars Competition 2011, grants like the Salzburg International Academy of FA one, got finalist at the IEAA - III International Emerging Artist Award, FIG Graphia 2013 Award... and exhibited in Madrid, Rome, Munich, Mexico City, New York...

Since 2010 I’ve been drawing with both hands, giving visual representation to the functionalities of the cerebral hemispheres. Then I developed performance and land art, discussing topics as the distortion of perception and the freedom of expression.

My last project deals with the creation of visual art in Vipassana meditation state, and the expansion of this one to group dynamics. Recently I'm participating to debates and conferences in Medialab-Prado, Matadero Madrid and the National Museum Reina Sofia.

Work Experience

Arya-Tara

Painter and Lettering Designer

Wall painting and lettering design of the school of dance, pilates and meditation Arya-Tara. Madrid (Spain)
April 2015 - April 2015 Madrid, Spain

Production Club

Video Artist

Motion graphics and Youtube found videos for the dubstep artist Skrillex' live shows.
December 2013 - April 2014 Los Angeles, California, United States

ZINC SHOWER

Speaker

Public presentation of the project "The Experimental Cure" within the event ZINC SHOWer, "the first meeting-show for entrepreneurs, investors and professionals of the cultural and creative industries (CCI)", in Matadero Madrid.
April 2013 - April 2013 Madrid, Spain

IE University

Scribe

Real time graphic visualization of important talks and meetings of the IE University, realized within Studio Banana.
September 2012 - October 2012 Madrid, Spain

Production Club

Animator

Realisation of a series of animations for the Fool's Gold Records 2012 anniversary show.
July 2012 - July 2012 Los Angeles, California, United States

ITCH

Illustrator & writer

Illustrations and a text for the 10th issue of ITCH, a South African born, internationally relevant periodical featuring established and up and coming literary talent, visual and multimedia work.
May 2012 - May 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa

The Production Club

Motion Graphics Designer

Realisation of motion graphics for the show of Madeon in the Sahara Tent venue of the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival 2012.
April 2012 - April 2012 Coachella, California, United States

Comitato Centrale Albo Autotrasporto

Visual artist

Realisation of an artwork commisioned by the Italian Ministry of Transport for the road safety campaign "TrasporTiAmo", installed on a 13,50m long truck. The lorry covered every region of Italy and was finally exhibited in the MAXXI, Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, in Rome.
March 2012 - March 2012 Rome, Italy

GLORIA Librería Y Galería De Arte

Graffiti artist

Invitation to participate to a live Mural Art Battle partnered with Aner, in Gloria gallery. All the works, 200x300cm painted wooden panels, were later exhibited and sold.
February 2012 - February 2012 Madrid, Spain

Art Of Brands, Chevrolet

Visual artist

Realization of an art work based on Chevrolet logo, concretely a painting of 100x50cm.
November 2011 - November 2011 Berlin, Germany

Sensaa

Copy & Storyboarder

Collaboration with the creative studio Sensaa, as copywriter and storyboarder in the developing interactive experiences for clients such as OnTheSpot and Altadis.
November 2011 - December 2011 Madrid, Spain

Escribà & Matheria Studio

Art Director

Art Direction of a complex show containing from acting performances to a mapping projection on a gigantic white cube. It was an event wanted by the tv producer Oscar Cornejo, with over 300 guests and over 40 collaborators.
March 2011 - April 2011 Barcelona, Spain

Ralph Lauren

Visual artist

Realization, after winning the "Art Stars International Competition 2011", of an ART STAR, an artwork consisting in a 1,59m diameter wooden star skinned in American denim. The theme was the relationship between the famous brand and American culture.
February 2011 - February 2011 London, United Kingdom

Human Beens

Visual artist

Invitation to participate within Human Beans at 5º Asalto, Internacional Urban Art Festival of Zaragoza, with a monumental projection in Plaza del Ecce Homo.
May 2010 - June 2010 Zaragoza, Spain

Human Beens

Visual artist

Collaboration with computer engineers to the realization of an experimental installation based on 3D Mapping Projection, able to interact in real time with audience depending with proximity, contact and movement.
December 2009 - December 2009 Barcelona, Spain

Zoopa, Human Beans

Motion Typography Designer

Realization of a motion typography for the videoinstallation EPastis, the mapped cake presented by Christian Escribà at Gastronomika 2009.
November 2009 - November 2009 San Sebastian, Spain

Rainbow CGI

Movieboarder & storyboarder

Realization of storyboard from rough tumbnails, and assembly of the scenes of the film “Winx club - Magica Avventura”
July 2008 - August 2008 Rome, Italy

FEFÈ MAG

Illustrator

Publication of illustrations and a humoristic comic on FEFÈ #7+ Special Issue IED ROME_TUTTOINUNANOTTE'08
May 2008 - May 2008 Rome, Italy

Istituto Dermopatico Dell’Immacolata (I.D.I.)

Muralist

Planning of the design of characters and settings, and following realization on the walls of the childish dermatology unit. In collaboration with Arturo & IED.
October 2007 - December 2007 Rome, Italy

Digital Bathroom, Castello Editore

Illustrator

Collaboration with Enrico Tanno to the creation of illustrations for geometry book “ Giocometria “, edited by Castello Editore.
January 2007 - March 2007 Rome, Italy

Education

Museo Nacional Reina Sofia

"Dynamics of Dialogue" Workshop by Jurij Konjar

Selection to attend to the workshop of contemporary dance improvisation (about the 3 levels of body sensation, mental information and ethics of dialogue) taught by Jurij Konjar, in the National Museum Reina Sofia. Madrid (Spain)
April 2015 - April 2015 Madrid, Spain

Museo Nacional Reina Sofia

Advanced Study Program "Prácticas Críticas - Prospecciones Para Un Pasaje"

Selection to be part of the group of artistic research in the advanced study program "Prácticas Críticas" of the National Museum Reina Sofia. Madrid (Spain)
March 2014 - Madrid, Spain

Museo Nacional Reina Sofia

Advanced Study Program "Prácticas Críticas - Somateca 2013"

Selection to be part of the group of artistic research in the advanced study program "Prácticas Críticas" of the National Museum Reina Sofia. Madrid (Spain)
February 2013 - June 2013 Madrid, Spain

Salzburg International Summer Academy Of Fine Arts

Media Arts

Attended the master in "Media Arts" given by Shaina Anand & Ashok Sukumaran, with the realization of three works and a final exhibition.
July 2012 - August 2012 Salzburg, Austria

Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED)

Illustration & Multimedia Animation

Learning of all the main llustration techniques (acrylics, watercolor, engraving, mezzatinta, vectorial grafics), traditional animation, stop motion and paperless animation with computer programs like Adobe After Effects and Flash Pro.
October 2005 - June 2008 Rome, Italy

Universitá Degli Studi Di Bari Aldo Moro

Theatrical Culture Degree (liberal-arts college)

Three-year degree course focused on "Theatrical Culture", studying subjects such as Romance Philology, Greek and Latin History of Theatre, and Modern American Literature.
October 2003 - July 2005 Bari, Italy

Languages

Spanish (Fluent),
English (Fluent),
Italian (Native),

Awards

"Dynamics Of Dialogue" Workshop By Jurij Konjar

Selection to attend to the workshop of contemporary dance improvisation (about 3 levels: body sensation, mental information and ethics of dialogue) taught by Jurij Konjar, in the National Museum Reina Sofia. Madrid (Spain)

2015

Aquí Y Ahora "Fraud", III Evento De Exhibición Y Promoción De Arte Y Pensamiento Actual

Group show "exhibiting and promoting the art and thinking of today", and public presentation of The Experimental Cure project, in Blanca Soto gallery. Madrid (Spain)

2014

RSDNSART Kankabal

Winner of the competition to intervene with other worldwide artists a community of homestead near Izamal in Yucatán. Organized by Noox gallery. Izamal (Mérida, México)

2015

Presentation Of Demoglosario.net

Presentation of the website demoglosario.net as end-of-term collective project for the "Prospecciones Para Un Pasaje - De la Crisis a la Democracia" course, in the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia. Madrid (Spain)

2014

El Movimiento Intuitivo

Group show about intuitive movement art works in Alicia Rey Gallery. Madrid (Spain)

2014

Aquí Y Ahora "Fraud", III Evento De Exhibición Y Promoción De Arte Y Pensamiento Actual

Winner of a solo exhibition after being selected to participate to this group show "exhibiting and promoting the art and thinking of today", in Blanca Soto gallery. Madrid (Spain)

2014

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

"The Experimental Cure" meditation artworks presented by Alicia Rey Gallery at the AAF Hampstead. London (UK)

2014

Beers Contemporary Award For Emering Art 2013

Selected aritst. London (UK)

2014

FIG Graphia 2013 Award 2nd Exhibition

2nd Exhibition of the finalists' artworks for this prize of the International Contemprary Engraving Festival FIG Bilbao, in the Centro di Sperimentazione "Mauro Manca". Sassari (Italia)

2014

IEAA - III International Emerging Artist Award

Selected aritst for the United Arab Emirates’ first contemporary art award open for both Emirati and international participants. Dubai (UAE)

2014

Affordable Art Fair Milan

"The Experimental Cure" meditation artworks presented by Alicia Rey Gallery at the AAF of Milan (Italy)

2014

XXI Premios Nacionales De Grabado

Selection for the exhibition of the XXI National Engraving Awards at the MGEC, Museum of the Contemporary Spanish Engraving. Marbella (Spain)

2014

XXI Premios Nacionales De Grabado

Exhibition of the XXI National Engraving Awards at the MGEC, Museum of the Contemporary Spanish Engraving. Marbella (Spain)

2014

Arte Y Un Café Open Call

Selection of The Apple Issue installation (video + artwork + rotten half apple) for a collective exhibition about digital media.

2014

FIG Graphia 2013 Award Exhibition

Exhibition of the finalists' artworks for this prize of the International Contemprary Engraving Festival FIG Bilbao, in the Fundación FIArt, International Fund of the Arts. Madrid (Spain)

2014

FIG Graphia 2013 Award

Finalist for this prize of the International Contemprary Engraving Festival FIG Bilbao. Bilbao (Spain)

2013

Arte Y Un Café

Exhibition of The Apple Issue installation (video + artwork + rotten half apple) in the Sala Sol de York. Madrid (Spain)

2014

XVI Certamen De Artes Plásticas Sala El Brocense

Selection of two engravings of the project "The Experimental Cure" for the collective exhibition in the institution El Brocense. Cáceres (Spain)

2013

XVI Certamen De Artes Plásticas Sala El Brocense Exhibition

Two engravings of the project "The Experimental Cure" selected for the competition exhibited in the Institución Cultural El Brocense. Cáceres (Spain)

2013

Museo Nacional Reina Sofia

Selection to be part of the group of artistic research in the advanced study program "Prácticas Críticas" of the National Museum Reina Sofia. Madrid (Spain)

2013

Cuarto Público

"The Experimental Cure" meditation artworks brought by Galería Metro exhibited with the video-performance. Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

2013

XIII Certamen De Grabado Nacional José Caballero

Selected artist for the collective exhibition of the national award for engraving art work.

2012

Room Art Fair #3

Presentation of "The Experimental Cure"meditation artworks in the Galería Metro exhibition space. Madrid (Spain)

2013

Salzburg International Summer Academy Of Fine Arts

Winner of a grant to attend the course of "Media Arts" given by Shaina Anand & Ashok Sukumaran

2012

Portas Abertas

Selection of "Conceiling (is) A Brutal Act" for Open Doors, collective exhibition about intolerance and injustice curated by Fórum Eugénio de Almeida in the ancient Inquisition Palace. Évora (Portugal).

2013

Pure Arts Group Call For Entries

Selected artist for the Pure Autumn Art Fair.

2012

The Exposure Award Exhibition

Selection of the photographic project "A Relative Sun - Little Still Life" to be exhibited in the See.Me gallery in New York City (USA)

2013

TrasporTiamo

Selected artist for the campaign commisioned by the Ministry of Transport of Italy

2012

Hand Drawn Competition 2012

4th place and Honorable Mention winner

2012

...Y Viceversa

Exhibition of The Apple Issue (video, art work and half apple) and one engraving made in meditation state within the collective "...Y viceversa" in Galería EMMA. Madrid (Spain)

2013

ZINC SHOWer

Public presentation of the personal project "The Experimental Cure" within the event ZINC SHOWer, "the first meeting-show for entrepreneurs, investors and professionals of the cultural and creative industries (CCI)", in the Matadero. Madrid (Spain)

2013

Medialab-Prado & MATADERO Madrid

Invitation to participate within the platform Inclusiva-net of Medialab-Prado directed by Juan Martín Prada, to a cycle of conferences, presentations and debates about Photography/Video/Literature and Internet. Madrid (Spain)

2013

TrasporTiAmo Exhibition

Exhibition of the customized track at the MAXXI, Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, on the occasion of the closing day of the IV Campagna per la Sicurezza Stradale "TrasporTiAmo". Roma (Italy)

2012

Proyector, Festival Internacional De Videoarte

Group exhibition in Intercambiador ACART art space within the program of Proyector, International Video Art Festival of Madrid (Spain).

2012

X Encuentro Con Ilustradores Profesionales

Invitation by APIM (Asociación Profesional de Ilustradores de Madrid) to the 10th Meeting of Professional Illustrators in MATADERO MADRID exhibition space. Madrid (Spain)

2012

XIII Certamen De Grabado José Caballero Exhibition

Group exhibition of the selected artist for the national award for engraving art work. Las Rozas de Madrid (Spain)

2012

Outvideo 2012

A 30 seconds mute version of "Conceiling (Is) A Brutal Act" selected by the video art festival Outvideo 2012 to be projected on various architectural elements in public spaces of the city. Yekaterimburg (Russia)

2012

The Guardians Return

Selection of "One of the Possible Titles" between the six international short films projected on wednesday 03/10 in the Tankstation, Enschede (Netherlands)

2012

PURE Autumn Art Fair

Group exhibition in the The PowderMills Hotel Battle, London (UK)

2012

Anfratti - Unconventional Art Fair

Collective exhibition in unconventional venues (flats, warehouses, laboratories) in the city center. Rome (Italy)

2012

Salzburg International Summer Academy Of Fine Arts

"The Cells", the first "Collective Unintentional Performance" in the International Summer Academy's Alte Saline venue. Salzburg (Austria)

2012

Video Art Festival Miden

"The Water that didn't fall" selected within the 26 international shorts of the section "Anim[n]ation" in the Video Art Festival Miden 2012, Kalamata (Greece)

2012

Platform3

Two video documentation pieces of mine ("Concealing (is) a brutal act" & "The Things and The Hands") selected for “B∃SETZT – Discourse on Art, Politics and Aesthetics“. Munich (Germany)

2012

Un Chupito De Malcolmo

Solo exhibition in the art space Mediodía Chica, Madrid (Spain)

2012

Magmart - Video Under Volcano

Selection by the Magmart international videoart festival, VII edition.

2012

Los Artistas Del Barrio

Doors Open Days in my art studio, in Calle de Buenavista 32, on the occasion of the art fair. Madrid (Spain)

2012

CROMAfest

"Uno de los Títulos Posibles" selected between the 29 shorts of the International Category. Mexico City (Mexico)

2012

Batalla De Arte

Perticipation to the mural art battle organized by GLORIA Librería y Galería de Arte, Madrid (Spain)

2012

Títulos Y Mundos Posibles [Possible Titles And Worlds]

Solo exhibition in Garaje Lumiére, Madrid (Spain)

2011

Art Star Exhibition

Exhibition of the Art Star commissioned by Ralph Lauren in San Carlo Dal 1973, Turin (Italy)

2011

5º Asalto

Invitation to participate with Human Beans at 5º Asalto, International Urban Art Festival of Zaragoza, with a monumental projection in Plaza del Ecce Homo, Zaragoza (Spain)

2010

Skills

After Effects, Art Direction, Capability Of Coordination, Capability Of Working In Team, Encore, Final Cut Pro, Flash Pro, Illustrator, In-Design, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Scriptwriting,

Additional Information

I have a lot of interests, from Neuroscience and Psychology, to Aikido (japanese marzial art), trekking, Ashtanga Yoga, Contact Improvisation (dance), Subbody Butoh (dance), Vipassana meditation... ..and of course everything concerning visual art, cinema, music and technology.