Born in 1983 in Macerata (Italy). He lives and works in Macerata (Italy).

In his works, which moves along the archaeological and historical horizons of art, Fabrizio Cotognini constantly refers to antiquity revisited through a contemporary approach, and privileges drawing as key element of an artistic research that also employs the new media. For him, time, memory, and history are majestic entities that he overturns, twists, and bends in scenic apparatuses that enhance their instability.In so doing, Cotognini joins word and image in a conversation involving sign, drawing, and writing, a conversation which becomes a place for contemplation and, at the same time, of reflexive concentration.It may also seem, and just seem, one of those glosses reminiscing the pleasure of reading ancient books,or even a late-Gothic illumination or a precious decoration revealing its exquisite details.

 

“My artistic research is based on a contamination process conceived as a matter of interactions, trepassings and fusions between images and word-sign. Through this I want to create new icons using cautiously a “verbal painting” idea: with words, colors, architectures, pictures and maps I’m trying to force the image into imagination. Thanks to this contamination forms are then changing and developing in an construction process. The verbal element with is physical presence doesn’t exist anymore in the sense we know: no more descriptive, in my works it becomes structure architecture. The aim of my work stays then in the link between writing and anti-writing.” F.C

 

Solo shows

-Reversed Theatre, Fondazione Sandretto Re rebaudengo, Torino, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, 13 september - 4 November 2018

-Is a Question of time, Museo Archeologico di Potenza cureted by Lorenzo Benedetti 15 dicembre 2016
- Pillow book in the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library at the American Academy in Rome.curated by Peter Benson Miller, 2016
- Havel havalim, PrometeoGallery by Ida Pisani, Milan, 2014 - Tempo Imperfetto, Water, curated by Antonello Tolve e Stefania Zuliani, Museo archeologico Salerno, 2014
- Silence a Giorgio, curated by Manuela Valentini, mediterranea 16, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, 2013 - Contaminazioni, curated by Ivano Quintavalle, Pinacoteca Palazzo Lazzarini, Morrovalle (Mc), 2011


Group Shows

2018

-The call Cthulhu, curated By Lorenzo Benedetti, Pallazzo Mazzarino, Manifesta 12 collateral, 2018, Palermo

-Raid Corleone, 2018, Corleone

-Lucca Art Fair 2018, Prometeogallery, Lucca, 2018

-Evidence, a new state of Art, curated by Alessandro demma, National Gallery Tiblisi, Georgia, 2018

-Miart 2018, Prometeogallery, Milan, 2018

-Perchè il cielo è di tutti e la terra No?, curated by Giuseppe Stampone, the Pool Gallery Milan, 2018

-Premio Nazionale della Grafica Santa Croce sull'arno, curated By Ilaria Mariotti, Santa Croce sull'Arno,2018

-Evidence a New state of art, curated by Alessandro Demma e Su Peng, Castel Sant'Elmo, Napoli, 2018

-Ideal-Types, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti at He.Ro gallery, Amsterdam, 2018

-Arte fiera Bologna, Prometeogallery, 2018

2017

- Arte fiera Bologna, Prometeogallery, 2017

-Raid, museo per piccioni, Bologna, 2017

-Miart, Prometeogallery, Milan, 2017

-Raid, sfornare mondi, Milan, 2017

-Lucca ArtFair, Prometeogallery,Lucca, 2017

-Disio, nostalgia del futuro, a cura di Antonello Tolve,Caracas, Venezuela, 2017

-La memoria e l'oggetto, a cura di Alessandro Demma, Certosa di San Giacomo, Capri, 2017

-Watch the line while crossing, a cura di Alessandro Romanini, chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca,

2017

-Artverona, Prometeogallery, Verona, 2017

-Artissima, Prometeogallery, Turin, 2017

 

2016

- Arte fiera Bologna, Prometeogallery, 2016. Vincitore premio Rotary Valle della Samogia( best installation), 2016
- Show at Castiglia di Saluzzo, nuova Permanente, a cura di Alessandro Demma,2016
- Miart, Prometeogallery, 2016
- Art Brussels, Prometeogallery, 2016
- Pelle, cureted by Fondaco,Brussels , 2016
- Biennale del disegno, cureted by Alessandra Bigi Iotti, Marinella Paderni, Massimo Pulini, Giulio Zavatta,FAR fabbrica Arte Rimini, 2016
- Dipingere il presente, cureted by  Alessandro Demma and Fang Zhenning, Peninsula Art Museum Weihai, Cina

 

2015 

- Maretti price, selected by Eugenio Viola, from 26 November to 30 Dicember, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La havana Cuba
- Artissima 2015, with Prometeogallery, Turin
- Con i piedi fortemente poggiati sulle nuvole, a cura di Antonello TolveMuseo Michetti / Comune di Francavilla al Mare (PE) 
- "How to collect political art", curated by Jota Castro, summa art fair, Madrid 
- Dipingere il presente, curated by Alessandro Demma and Fang Zhenning, Certosa di S. Giacomo, Capri 
- The Flags, curated by Elena Forin e the rete art project, serra dei giardini, Venezia   
- OPEN MIA, curated by Stefano Raimondi e Mauro Zanchi, Bergamo 
- Miart, Milano with Prometeogallery by Ida Pisani 

2014 

- Artissima, Turin, PrometeoGallery by Ida Pisani
- Art Brussels, Prometeogallery by Ida Pisani
- Crucis Splendor, Galleria Civica di Potenza
- Miart, Milano

2013 

- Le ragioni della pittura. Esiti e prospettive di un medium, curated by Laura Cherubini and Eugenio Viola, Palazzo de Sanctis, Castelbasso, Teramo, Italy
- Errors Allowed, curated by Manuela Valentini at Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial, Ancona, Italy
- Art Brussels, Prometeogallery by Ida Pisani
- Miart, Prometeogallery by Ida Pisani
- Bologna ArtFair, Prometeogallery by Ida Pisani
- palazzo Poggi, Arte fiera off, cureted by Manuela Valentini, Bologna

2012 

- Fabbrica del Vapore 
- Disorder, curated by Cantieri D'arte, Milan
- Artissima 19, Prometeogallery of Ida Pisani, Turin
- Premio Cairo, palazzo della Permanente, selected by Eugenio Viola, Milan
- Disorder, curated by Marco Trulli at Worl Event Young Artist, Nottingham
- Premio Combat, Museo civico G. Fattori, ex granai di villa Mimbelli, Livorno
- Project for Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples
- Palazzo della Cultura Taranto
- Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Open Space, Catanzaro

2011 

- Symbiosis, XV biennale de la mediterraèe, MACRO, Roma
- Artissima 18, Prometeogallery by Ida Pisani, Torino
- Symbiosis, XV biennale de la mediterraèe-Thessaloniki (Greece)
- Nello stesso Luogo, nello stesso Tempo, curated by Marco Cecchetti, ex mercato delle erbe, Macerata
- Miart now, Prometeo Gallery by Ida Pisani, Milano
- Racconti d'Italia, curated by Annarita Scivittaro, galleria pubblica Mirionima, Macerata
- Vienna art fair, Prometeo Gallery by Ida Pisani, Vienna
- Ma quale tra tutti i mondi è il più esclusivo? Curated by Antonello Tolve, Archivio dell'Architettura Contemporanea - ex Museo del Falso, Salerno
- Artday 2, curated by Franko b, terminal, Macerata

2010 

- Arte Italiana a Fukuoka, curated by A. Maugeri, toyata space, Japan
- The Wall, curated by Matteo Bergamini, spazio f. a. c, Milano
- Biennale del libro d'artista, curated by red03 contemporany at gallery Barcellona
- Ca va sans dire, curated by Michele Carbonari, sala polivalente, Cupra Marittima
- Artday, curated by Franko b, Terminal, Macerata
- Pilota, curated by Marco Pezzotta e Scatola Bianca, on the road, Berlin
- Private flat, curated by Matteo Bergamini, Firenze
- Artissima 17, Prometeogallery by Ida Pisani, Torino
- Premio celeste, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania
- Long Live Romance, curated by Franko b, Montecassiano (mc)

2009 

- Low, curated by Scott Ian Ray, Leather Archivium and Museum, Chicago (USA)
- Parallel World, curated by Dovrat Meron, collateral event, 53 Biennale di Venezia , Scalamata Gallery, Venezia
- Scomposizioni, curated by Ivano Quintavalle, Pinacoteca Palazzo Lazzarini Morrovalle - Macerata
- Omaggio a Duchamp, curated by Fabrizio Caleffi, Sanpietroburgo, (Russia)

2008 

- Artika, curated by Nicola Alessandrini e Artbox, Palazzo Venieri, Recanti
- Premio internazionale di scultura E. Mannucci, Arcevia - Ancona
- ArtiKA due, curated by Artbox, Palazzo Venieri Recanati
- Ask, curated by Scott Ian Ray, Leather Archivium and Museum, Chicago (USA)

2007 

- Talenti Di Marca, curated by P. Benvenuti e M. Vitangeli, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona
- Pitti Uomo, a cura dell'azienda Tombolini, Firenze
- Premio Cupra, Cupra Marittima AP
- Mcart-Spazio Grotte, Accademia Belle Arti, Macerata
- Action 2b, performance per camera, Terni
- Action 2b, performance, Decadence, Bologna
- Resistenza, curated by Daniele Storti, TPO, Bologna

2006 

- Incisioni e Calcografie, Spazio Mirionima, Macerata
- Action 9, performance per camera, Amelia-Terni
- Action 1b, performance per camera, Macerata

2005 

- Chiuso dentro, curated by Andrea Rapace, ex carceri Jesi
- Action 8, Performance per camera, Macerata
- Premio nazionale delle Arti, Roma

2004 

- Giovani Artisti per Ancona, curated by P. Benvenuti, Ancona
- JUN&242, S. Severino Marche, curated by Leonardo Cingolani
- Forme Libere in Libera Espressione, Comunanza di S. Benedetto
- Ex Carceri, curated by Andrea Rapace, ex carceri Jesi

 

Awards

2016: vincitore del premio rotary arte fiera bologna 
2015: Premio Maretti, La havana Cuba 
2012: Premio Cairo, Milano
2012: Artista finalista Premio Combat-Livorno
2010: Artista selezionato finalista Premio Celeste Fondazione Brodbeck Catania
2008: Artista Selezionato al Premio internazionale di scultura E. Mannucci, Arcevia (an)
2005: artista selezionato al premio nazionale delle Arti Roma
2005: primo classificato premio cupra, cupra marittima (ap)
2004: premio cupra marittima (ap)
2003: premio G. Maggese Bari