Biography

Marco Victor Romano is born in Benevento in 1987. During his computer engineering studies, he discovers a strong passion for visual arts, and in 2009 he enters the Fine Arts Academy of Naples. In 2014 he gets a scholarship at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig (Germany). He obtains a bachelor’s degree with honors in Scenic Design at the Fine Arts Academy of Naples, with the dissertation entitled Arteterna. He then obtains a master’s degree with honors in Paintings presenting a dissertation on holography with the title: HolographyA – L’importanza dell’informazione contenuta nell’opera d’arte (The importance of the information contained in the artwork – NdT).

The first artistic researches are characterized by the use of traditional techniques, learning and training  fundamental tools. This is the large-scale works period; particularly significant is the series dedicated to Icaro, intended as an individual launch in the void experience and the Thalassia cycle, both selected in the first important personal exhibition, Acquaria (2012), exhibited at the Rocca dei Rettori. A similar joy of motion is transmitted by the series dedicated to rotazione su se stesso (rotation on itself – NdT), like a dancing spinning top, by Dervish Tourner, later taken up in a sequence of frames and become a video. The sequence of frames technique is used for 26 anni (26 years – NdT) too, artwork showing Olympic ski jumper’s trajectory and with which Romano is awarded in the “Arte e Sport” (“Arts and Sport” – NdT) competition for his contribution to the Winter Olympic Games – Sochi, 2014. In the same year, the important personal exhibition: *AILATI, curated by Gerardo de Simone at the Quisisana Palace in Castellammare di Stabia (NA). In December 2014, he exhibited at Madre (Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum – Naples) being among the finalists in the competition “Show_Yourself@Madre.” In 2015, his personal exhibition named Congiunzione tempo infinito (Conjunction long term – NdT), held in Dafna Gallery, Naples.

During 2015, Romano continues the personal exhibitions cycle with MICROMACROCOSMI curated by Gerardo de Simone at the Nuvole Volanti Gallery, Castelfalfi Montaione (FI). In December of the same year the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi commissions the reLive artwork with which he will take part to the Strive for perfection – A celebration of design & Luxury event, promoted by Rolls-Royce enthusiast’club at the Saatchi Gallery of London.

In 2016 he collaborates with Sky 3D and Magnitudo, creating nine paintings, used for a 3D reconstruction

of the Sistine Chapel as it appeared in 1519 in the film Raffaello, il principe delle arti (Raphael: The Prince of the Arts – NdT). In July, he takes part to his fifth artistic residence, “BocsArt Cosenza”.

In 2018 he collaborats again with Sky 3d and Magnitudo, realizing the Trasporto del David a Palazzo Vecchio drawings (currently exhibited in the new Michelangelo Museum – Villa Fabbricotti La Padula in Carrara.) for the movie Michelangelo Infinito.

During his artistic career, Romano first focuses his research on a rhizomatic development of his imaginative and pictorial abilities, starting from the energetic divisionist and futurist brushstroke and arriving, by extension, at the use of video. However, heterogeneity and combining different research fields lead him to resolve his urgency in a new expressive way. As a result, the birth of Romano’s interest in experimenting with the installation medium. Drawing to the avant-gardes of the late twentieth century, Romano focuses its analysis on the space-spectator interaction, creating a profitable philosophical speculation in constant confrontation with the world, sciences and modern thought. The very first daughter of this approach is the series of Olografie produced over the last year.

Personal Exhibitions

2019 – “Canone Bianco”, Parisii Luxury Relays, Roma

2018 – “24:24 Epiphania” (in duo, under the name of Romano|Serafini), Center for Contemporary Art

Trebisonda, Perugia

2017 – “reLive”, Castelfalfi & Nuvole Volanti, Castelfalfi Montaione, Firenze

2015 – “MICROMACROCOSMI”, curated by Gerardo de Simone, Nuvole Volanti, Castelfalfi Montaione, Firenze

2015 – “Congiunzione Tempo Infinito”, Dafna Gallery, Napoli

2014 – “AILATI*”, curated by Gerardo De Simone, Quisisana Palace, Castellammare di Stabia, Napoli

2014 – “Passaggi a sud est # 3”, curated by Antonio Petti, Teatri Sospesi, Salerno

2013 – “Napoli è un Paradiso”, by the General Consulate of Germany in Naples, PAN, Napoli

2012 – “Acquaria”, Rocca dei Rettori, Benevento

2012 – “Volo d’oltremare”,curated by Valerio Rivosecchi, Penguin Cafe, via Santa Lucia, Napoli

2010 – “Tratti eterei”, within the “Riverberi d’autore – International Brass Festival in South Italy” event, Palazzo Paolo V, Benevento

Collective Exhibitions

2017 – “National Art Award 2016”, Urbino

2017 – “BocsArt Cosenza”, curated by Alberto Dambruoso, Cosenza

2015 – “Strive for perfection – A celebration of design & Luxury promosso da Rolls-Royce enthusiast’club”,

Saatchi Gallery, London, England, UK

2015 – “Passaggi a sud est # 3”, curated by Antonio Petti, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno

2014 – “Show_ Yourself@Madre”, Madre Museum, Naples

2014 – “Import Export”, Hochschule fur Grafk und Buchkunst Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

2014 – “The Visual Event”, curated by Oliver Klimpel, Britt Helbig, System-Design Class, within the OFF program of the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2014, GRAPHIC DESIGN, EDUCATION & SCHOOLS event, Governor’s Place MG, Brno, Czech Republic

2014 – “Arte e sport 2014”, by the Italian National Olympic Academy, Giulio Onesti Foundation, in agreement with CONI, in homage to the XXII Olympic Winter Games of Sochi 2014, Sala delle Armi Foro Italico, Rome

2013 – “Premio Bonatto Minella”, curated by Antonio D’Amico, Villa Vallero, Rivarolo Canavese, Turin

2013 – “IV concorso di scultura Antonio Canova”, Villa Rizzardi Pojega di Negrar, Verona

2013 – “Faos”, curated by Kontias Picture Gallery, Myrina Venetian Palace and Kontias Picture Gallery, Limnos, Greece

2013 – “Art Forever Young”, curated by Salvatore Colantuoni 43rd Giffoni Art Film Festival edition, Saint Francis Monumental Complex, Giffoni Valle Piana, Salerno

2013 – “Mani Tese”, curated by Gerardo De Simone and Valerio Rivosecchi, Anton Dohrn Zoological Station and Garden Gallery, Naples Fine Arts Academy

2013 – “Nina – nuova immagine napoletana”, curated by Giovanna Cassese, Marco Di Capua, Valerio Rivosecchi, Francesca Morelli, PAN, Naples

2012 – “ACADEMY PRIDE! National Art Award”, Albertina Fine Arts Academy, Turin

2012 – “Carte tinte disegni da antichi maestri”, curated by Gerardo De Simone, Garden Gallery, Naples Fine Arts Academy

2012 – “HappyArt” curated by Salvatore Colantuoni 42th Giffoni Art Film Festival edition, Saint Francis Monumental Complex, Giffoni Valle Piana, Salerno

2012 – “Expo Arte”, 29° International Contemporary Art Fair , Bari

2012 – “Agora per le arti”, curated by Guglielmo Longobardo e Valerio Rivosecchi, Palacongressi Oltremare, Naples

2012 – “Rotary meets contemporary art”, curated by Rotary Club International – Neapolitan group, Garden Gallery, Naples Fine Arts Academy

2012 – “Visual Speeches. Ideas in Art (2nd Edition)”, Rocca dei Rettori, Benevento

2011 – “FORMS AND COLORS OF UNITED ITALY – Art and the 150th anniversary of the national unity”, curated by Francesco Ciaffi and Simone Pastor, Elsa Morante Cultural Center, Rome

2011 – “The works of Mercy”, curated by Pio Monte della Misericordia together with Madre Museum,

Naples Fine Arts Academy and the Polytechnic Artistic Association, Naples

2011 – “2011 National Arts Award”, Former Saint Carpoforo Church, Milan

2011 – “Sguardi d’oltremare”, pavilion 10, Mostra d’Oltremare, Naples

2011 – “Mother Nature”, Garden Gallery, Naples Fine Arts Academy

2011 – “Learn art … don’t put waste aside”, Palazzo Paolo V, Benevento

2010 – “Visual Speeches. Ideas in Art”, exhibition halls Rocca dei Rettori, Benevento

Awards

2014 – First prize, with “26 years”, in the “Art and sport 2014” competition, organized by the Olympic Academy Italian National, from Giulio Onesti Foundation, in agreement with CONI, in homage to the XXII Olympic Games Winter in Sochi 2014, Sala delle Armi, Foro Italico, Rome

2013 – First prize, with “Iuvenis”, in the “Art Forever Young” competition, curated by Salvatore Colantuoni, during the 43rd Giffoni Art Film Festival edition, Saint Francis Monumental Complex, Giffoni Valle Piana, Salerno

2013 – First prize, with “Napoli è un paradiso! ” (Naples is a paradise – NdT), in the competition announced by the Consulate General of Germany in Naples, PAN, Naples

2012 –  First prize, with “Thich Quang Đuc”, in the competition “Rotary meets Contemporary Art”, announced by Rotary Club International – Neapolitan group, Garden Gallery, Naples Fine Arts Academy

2011 – First prize, with “Solo per vivere” (Just to live – NdT), in the competition“The works of Mercy”, curated by Pio Monte della Misericordia together with Madre Museum, Naples Fine Arts Academy and the Polytechnic Artistic Association, Naples

2011 – First prize, with “Inferno canto n° 34”, in the graphic section of the competition “IV Biennale Giovani Artisti Campani ”organized by the Colosimo Institute, Naples

2009 – in the “Callisto Award” competition, Paolo V Palace, Benevento

Artistic Residences

2017 – “BocsArt Cosenza”, curated by Alberto Dambruoso, Cosenza

2015 – “MICROMACROCOSMI”, curated by Gerardo de Simone, Nuvole Volanti, Castelfalfi Montaione, Florence

2014 – “Passaggi a sud est # 3”, curated by Antonio Petti, Teatri Sospesi, Salerno

2013 – “Arte contemporanea Balcanica”, curated by Kontias Painting Gallery, Limons, Greece

2011 – “Plein Air 2011”, curated by “Fundacion Tres Culturas”, Sevilla, Spain