Marisol Malatesta

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    The March of the Apprentice Pencil found on Victorian paper34.3 x 28.5 cm, 2011

Marisol Malatesta (b. 1976, Lima, Peru). Lives and works between Milan, Lima and London. She studied at the Universidad Católica del Perú, received a Post Graduate Diploma and a MFA from Byam Shaw School of Art at Central Saint Martins in 2002 and 2003. Malatesta explores and comments on the hierarchies and the dynamics between groups. She appropriates and re-locates images found on the Internet to create scenarios that relate to ritualistic activities and ceremonies, crossing the boundaries of fiction and reality and raising questions about society and the self as well as gender and ethnic stereotypes. Her recent solo shows include: Orange beats Blue, Blue beats Yellow, Yellow beats Orange, Maquis Projects Gallery, Izmir (2014), AΔB,Spazio19, Bergamo (2014), Corrosion of the Character, Vegapunk Projects, Milan (2014), Parts of the Face are Not Likely to Move Much Either, Peruvian Embassy, London (2010). Group shows include: The 10th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, An Argument for Difference, TSA Gallery, New York, Alter at Candelaria Arts, London (2014), Connecting Worlds, Drawing Room, London (2014), Remesas: flujos simbólicos / movilidades de capital, Fundación Telefónica, Lima (2013), The Europe Triangle, Royal College of Art Gallery by The Goethe Institute, London (2013). She was selected for the Jerwood contemporary Painters 2007 exhibited in London, Cardiff and Manchester.

Last updated: 06.11.2016

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