Matteo Guidi (Cesena, Italy, 1978) lives in Barcelona. He operates at the intersection between art and anthropology, investigating complex contexts of more or less closed structures.
His practice looks into the ways individuals, or groups of, manage their own movement, on a daily basis, through strongly defined systems which tend to objectify them and even induce forms of self restraint. Reflecting on unpredictable methods of daily resistance sparked by a combination of simplicity and ingenuity, he focus on contexts that are considered marginal or exceptional but, in reality, anticipate more common scenarios.
He has participated in exhibitions, festival and biennals in national context such as Lo Pati art center (E), La Capella, Homesession, Galería Àngels Espai 2, Fundación Suñol, Santa Mònica Art Center and Barcelona Design Museum; Galeria AB9, Murcia (E), Valls bienal, Valls (E); and international context such as Bienalsur, Cùcuta (CO); Ok.Video.Festival, Jakarta (ID); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wake eld (UK); Magasin Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Grenoble (F); Por Estos Dias, Medellin (CO); CCE Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo (U); Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome (I) and the Center For Design Resarch & Education of Hanyang University Kyunggido (KR).
He alternate his artistic and anthropological research with academic profession. He teaches in the BA of graphic design and visual communication at the ISIA Urbino (Italy).
He held talks, mastercalss and workshops in several other institutions such as Festival Loop, Escola massana Barcelona, Casa Asia Barcelona, University of Barcelona, CaixaForum Barcelona, La Virreina Image Centre, Barcelona; Free University of Bozen Bolzano (IT); Museum of modern Art, Cagliari (IT); Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne (D), ESAD School of Art and Design, Matosinho (P) and International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah (PS).
Form 2006 is member of CoMoDo (Communicates Multiply Duties) social design cooperative, from 2015 is member of A/A Network (Art and Anthropology Network) and from 2018 is also collaborating with GREDITS (Design and Social Transformation Research Group of BAU).
His work is in the following public collections:
Centre d’art Lo pati, Amposta (E)
Stone Masons Cooperative Museum, Porto (P)
Museum of Academy of Fine Art of the City of Porto (P)
Last update, 23 October 2019