Marta Galmozzi

The work of Marta Galmozzi ranges from photography to sculpture and includes experiments involving the use of the image.
She usually cuts out her pictures (or found-footages) and uses those pieces as sculptural elements that - enlarged or printed on different materials - create a different perception of the space. Her favored subjects are often human beings or their belongings that - displaced from their original background - are staged in the exhibition space and create a surreal dimension where new stories are possible.
Marta seeks to push the photographic medium out of its traditional borders, by experimenting with different ways of display or support. Her attempt is to make the medium inclusive and to shorten the distance between the viewer and the artwork.
By seeking the sculptural potential behind a photograph, Marta stages her pictures and explores the space as a mental place where her imagination can become true.
The ambiguous relationship between real and virtual and the massive presence of images, typical of the contemporary, represent the main topics of Marta’s artistic research.
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Visual Artist

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Vita
Marta Galmozzi (b. 1991) lives and works in Italy. After she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at Accademia G. Carrara di Belle Arti of Bergamo (IT), she graduated in the Master of Photography at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp (BE).

Her work has been exhibited in the Middelheim Museum (Antwerp) and she has been nominated as finalist for the Young Artist Prize 2018.
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Exhibitions

Her principal exhibitions are:
Raccontare l’Invisibile / group show at GIACOMQ, Bergamo (IT); Half awake, half asleep / solo show at Projektrum Vera, Copenhagen (DK); Selected Works / solo show at 88- Gallery, Antwerp (BE); One thing I can tell you is you got to be free / group exhibition hosted by FotoMuseum, Antwerp (BE); #2 No- Solo Show / group exhibition at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (BE); New Faces / group exhibition at H18 Gallery, Brussels (BE) for ‘Brussels Photo Festival 2017’.
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Publications
Erased
Sculpture (photographs printed on dibond, concrete base), 350 x 110 x 5 cm. Edition of 1. A site-specific sculpture designed for the Middelheim Museum, an open-air sculpture park in Antwerp, approaches the theme of the human figure omnipresent in the collection of the museum. Rethinking the ancient sculptures that lost their body parts in time, the headless statue gives a contemporary interpretation to the classics.
Marta Galmozzi, Wood, Concrete
Untitled
Sculpture (photograph printed on forex), 180 cm x 55 cm x 3 cm, installation view. Edition of 1. A human-size sculpture represents a man standing alone in an angle. His body is ideally erased by the transparency of Photoshop. By showing this pattern, Marta shows a common action of her artistic practice.
Marta Galmozzi, Installation


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