Gold Leucotomia, 2020
Christian Fogarolli’s research focuses on the relationship between visual art and scientific theories/disciplines and, similarly, how the latter have used the artistic medium to progress. His works are an attempt to question the hierarchical relationship between different species; the normative attributions of deviance and disease and the canonical methods of museological, scientific and archival categorization. His practice moves from historical research in different forms of expression, from environmental installation to photography, from sculpture to video.
Christian Fogarolli showed his research into events such as dOCUMENTA(13); the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rovereto, MART (2013-2018); Artissima at Lingotto of Turin (2013, 2015, 2017); Civic Gallery, Trento (2014); La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris (2014); Foundation Museum Miniscalchi Erizzo (2015); Artbrussels (2015, 2016); de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (2015); 5th Moscow International Biennale (2016); Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (2017); Gayté Lyrique, Paris (2017); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2017); Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles (2018); MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2018); Hrdlicka Museum of Man, Prague (2018); ARCO Madrid (2018); Futura Center for Contemporary art, Prague (2018); Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2018); Palazzo Ajutamicristo, Palermo (2018); Museo di Palazzo Poggi, Bologna (2019); Galerie im Park – Museum for Contemporary Art and Culture, Bremen, Germany (2019);Musée de Grenoble (2019); at Alberta Pane Gallery in Paris in the solo exhibition Il Corpo d'Aria (2019) and more recently at the Musée d'Histoire de la Médecine - Université de Paris, Paris, France (2020).
The artist has been awarded with the Italian Council Prize (2019), promoted and funded by the Direzione Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee e Periferie urbane of Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali (MiBACT), for his project Pneuma, recently exhibited at STATE Studio in Berlin.