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Italy/United States

I work with the ephemeral elements of nature transforming data into emotional work of art using a combination of performance, installation, sculpture, architecture, technology and photography.

I'm interested in the art work as a membrane.
Having been a professional sailor, I spend most of my life reading the invisible positioning my self as an interface between my natural surroundings and the boat.
As an artist I folded this experience in my practice seeking dialog with my surroundings, becoming or creating art work as public emotional interfaces.

In October 2015 I'm invited to participate to The Arctic Circle a scientist led, annual expeditionary residency program were 5 artist are coupled with 5 scientist to collectively research the landscape and nature of the North Pole. In light of this commitment and thanks to the support of GlogauAIR, I'm opening a new paragraphs of my work. Looking into practices such multi-dimensional kinetic sculpture, sculptural data analysis and data visualization experimentation, I want to research how data can be waved into the narrative of a space translating it into and emotional, sculptural, physical and visual experience.

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Maia Marinelli



2003-2005 New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts – New York, NY
Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program
1995-2000 Fine Arts Academy - Florence, Italy
Bachelors in Theater and Film Set Design
1998-2000 FHP Fachhochschule Potsdam - Potsdam, Germany
Fellowship in Photography, Communication Design and European Media Studies.

Solo Exhibitions

2011 SOUNDSTORM - LAB Gallery. New York, USA.
2004 ARAZZO - Museo del Castello Svevo. Bari Italy. Sponsored by Ministry of Cultural Heritage Bari. Italy.
2002 IMPERO (Impair) - History Museum. Bari, Italy. Sponsored GAI (National Archive of Young Artist). Bari, Italy.
Portrait of The Read Couch - Schautankstelle Photography Art Gallery. Berlin, Germany
Blue Angel - La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy.
1998 Let’s Get Pretty - Galleria DumDum, Bolognia , Italy.
1994 Let’s Get Pretty - STAP Art Gallery. Florence Italy.

Group Exhibitions

2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Australia.
2011 Burning Man, Nevada, USA.
2010 Arse Elektronika San Francisco, USA.
FIGMENT Festival. Governors Island, New York, USA.
2009 Italian Artist in New York, International Studio & Curatorial Program. Brooklyn NY, USA.
2008 DUMBO Art Festival, New York, USA.
LACDA, (Los Angeles Center For Digital Art). International New Media Expo. Los Angels, USA.
NIME, (New Interface for Musical Expression) Museum of Contemporary Art Villa a Croce. Genova, Italy.
2006 BAPLab, Brooklyn Creative and 3rd Word. Brooklyn NY, USA.
2005 NIME, (New Interface for Musical Expression) University of British Colombia Vancouver, Canada.
2004 Gemine Muse Young Italia Artist Archive, Fortezza della Brunella. Carrara, Italy
2003 STYLIN, Miami Basel Art Loves Design. Miami, USA.
DUMBO Art Festival New York, USA.
Corpo Impriggionato (the impersonated body), Centro Per il Pensiero Femminile (National Center for Woman culture) & Fondazione Italiana Per la Fotgrafia (Italian Photographic Foundation).Torino Italy
2002 Museo Nuova Era, Bari. Italy
2001 San Francisco International Art Exhibit, Refusalon Gallery San Francisco, USA.
DUMBO Art Festival, New York, USA.
Guardaroba. Liberi e Vestiti, Museum of The Old Monastery of Santa Scolastica Bari. Italy
16°52.2’ East, 41°07.6’ North. (Public video installation, performance, audio documentary). In collaboration with Radio Canale 100, Secondary Fine Art School Bari, Fine Arts Academy Bari, Institute & Music and Music Therapy Bari, University for Mediterranean studies Renè Cassin, no profit cultural association ACLI and Publicarb. Project sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage Bari.
2000 Comparisons, SACI Art Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Biennial of Mediterranean Artist, at Ex Mattatoio Roma, Italy.
1999 Notes, Spazio Tempo Art Gallery, Florence, Italy.
1998 Private Vision, sponsored by the city of Orvieto, Italy.
Galleria DumDum, Bolognia , Italy.
Indicazioni -Pitti Fashion Week, Rita De Panis Fashion Show Room, Florence, Italy
Tutto Logica. Cultural Rave , Turin Italy
1995 Media a Zona,Galleria Vialarga. Florence, Italy
1994 Video Minuto. Pecci Museum of Contemporary Art, Prato


2015 (Upcoming) fist_art FOUNDATION. Dorado, Puerto Rico, USA
2014 (Upcoming). Resident at The Imaging the Land International Research Initiative (ILIRI), New South Wales, Australia
(Upcoming). Resident at the Broken Hill Art Exchange, New South Wales Australia.
2013 fist_art FOUNDATION. Dorado, Puerto Rico, USA
Gallery Central Perth, Australia.

Awards & Grants

2011 Black Rock Art Foundation. Grant recipient for "Wind Playground" (USA)
2010 Arse Elektronika Award for the Global Orgasm Project (USA)
2003 Graduate Fellow scholarship at Interactive Telecommunication Program. Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. New York, USA
1998 Erasmus Fellowship - Communication Design and European Media Studies (Italy/Germany)
2000 Award Emerging Mediterranean Artist - (Italy)

Selected Publications

2013 Blown Away, The Sunday Times Magazine. Australia.
2012 Wind of Change, Modern Luxury Hawaii . USA.
The Wind Playground: A Refreshing Installation, Burn After Reading Magazine. USA
2009 Arazzo Instant Book Published by Carta. USA/Italy.
2008 SoundScaper published on the “New Interfaces for Musical Expression journal”. International.
2005 Mocean published on the New Interfaces for Musical Expression journal. International.
2004 Giovani Artisti nei Musei Italiani (Young Artists in Italians Museum) Associazione Giovani Artisti Italiani GAI (National Association For Italian Young Artist). International.
2003 New York Elderly Tales published in Colors Magazine (edition # 56). International.
Hot Dinner and a Prayer published in Colors Magazine (edition # 54) International.
Greta’s Journal published in the Visual Anthropology Journal by the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. International.
My Body as a Diary published in Colors Magazine (edition number #53). International.
2000 Blue Angel Published in Future Vision, Biennale of Mediterranean Artists catalog published by Castelvecchi. International.
Show review on Flesh Art Italy. Italy.
1998 Let’s Get Pretty Sole 24 Inserto Arte. Italy