Valerio Rocco Orlando
Valerio Rocco Orlando (Milan, 1978) is an Italian artist and filmmaker. He received a BA in Dramaturgy from Università Cattolica in Milan and an MA in Film Directing from Queen Mary University of London. Crossing the threshold from an intimate portrait to a choral dialogue, through a variety of media, such as film, publications and installation, Valerio Rocco Orlando’s face-to-face practice re-thinks and re-enacts the sense of belonging in different communities around the world. By defining art as a process of analysis and mutual knowledge, his research produces an open discourse, collective and personal, both aesthetically and conceptually, that explores the osmosis between institutions, museums, academia and the social sphere.
Collaborations include working with French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, English composer Michael Nyman, artists Gilbert & George, Ugo Rondinone and Liam Gillick, Italian jazz singer Amalia Grè, supermodel Eva Riccobono, actors Saleh Bakri, Alba Rohrwacher and psychoanalyst Luigi Zoja. Solo shows: Dialogue with the Unseen, MUDEC Museo delle culture, Milan, 2019; Mondi Paralleli, MAGA Museo Arte Gallarate, 2018; Valerio Rocco Orlando, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, 2017; Portami al Confine, MUSMA Museo della Scultura Contemporanea, Matera, 2016; What Education for Mars?, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, 2015; The Sphere of the Between, Korea Foundation, Seoul, 2015; The Reverse Grand Tour, La Galleria Nazionale, Rome, 2013; ¿Qué Educación para Marte?, Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese, 2013; Quale Educazione per Marte?, Nomas Foundation, Rome, 2011; Lover’s Discourse, Careof DOCVA, Milan, 2011; Lover’s Discourse, Momenta Art, New York, 2010; Niendorf (The Damaged Piano), Galleria Maze, Turin, 2008; The Sentimental Glance, Galleria Maze, Turin, 2007. Among his group shows: Cambio de Lugar, Bienal Internacional de Arte SIART Bolivia, La Paz, 2018; Lesson Zero, MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2017; Par tibi, Roma, nihil, Palatino, Roma, 2016; Glitch. Interferences between Art and Cinema, Aurora Museum, Shanghai, 2015; We Have Never Been Modern, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, 2014; The 338 Hour Cineclub, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2013; XI Bienal de La Habana, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, 2012; Neon. La materia luminosa dell’arte, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, 2012; Nurture Art, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2011; videoREPORT ITALIA: 08_09, GC. AC, Monfalcone, 2010; Emerging Talents, New Italian Art, CCCS, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2009. In 2009 Valerio Rocco Orlando won the Iscp New York Prize promoted by Parc/Seat/Gai. In 2011 he was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship and in 2014 he received an International Artist Fellowship at the MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea. In 2016 the artist won the VII VAF Foundation Art Prize and his work was acquired for the permanent collection of the MART Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto. Public collections also include Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam in Havana, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, La Galleria Nazionale and MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome.Read more