b. 1940

Marcello Morandini was born in 1940. He attended the Brera School of Art in Milan. The first drawings related to his artistic research date back to 1962. 

The late 1960s were marked by a personal room in the Italian pavilion, at the "XXXIV International Art Biennale" in Venice, and an invitation to represent Italian art in Brussels, as part of the "Europalia" events.

In the 1970s In 1970 he began a collaboration with the gallerist Carl Laszlo of Basel, he realized the project of a square with a diameter of 30 meters for the INA shopping center in Varese, and had a series of personal exhibitions in museums in Italy, Austria, Sweden and Germany.

In the 80s he designed in Germany the 220-meter façade of the Thomas porcelain factory in Speichersdorf, had important exhibitions at Tokyo Axis Gallery, a retrospective at the Museum of Bochum and one at Verona at the Museo di Castelvecchio.

During the 1990s he spent a long time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to design the architecture of a 34-story commercial building, before holding the first major anthological exhibition of art and design at the Die Neue Sammlung Museum in Munich, which would exhibit the following year in Lisbon at the Palacio Galveias for "Lisbon, European Capital of Culture". Since 1998 he created more his work in Varese, a city that in 2000 dedicated an important retrospective in his museum and a catalog published by Charta, Milan. Commissioned by the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, he designed a large 10-meter sculpture for the square adjacent to the museum. He is elected honorary member of the Royal Designer for Industry in London.

Since 2000, Marcello Morandini set up an important series of exhibitions and created a number of monumental works around Europe. These include his anthological exhibition of art and design at the Europäisches Industriemuseum in Plößberg and at the Fürstenberg Museum, a restrospective at the Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, and in 2014 at the National Museum of Bayreuth in Germany and at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.

In 2015 he took part in three exhibitions dedicated to three cultural themes: in Munich at the Renate Bender gallery with the exhibition entitled "Black and White", at Waldenbuch at the Museum Ritter "Ein Quadrat ist ein Quadrat" and at Konstanz at the Galerie Geiger for the 40th anniversary of the gallery. Then another three exhibitions on different themes in Varese at the castle of Masnago in Lugano, at the Cortesi Gallery and at the Museum of Art in Fukuyama, Japan. During the year 2016 he wanted to experiment the realization of 9 different personal exhibitions in private galleries: in Italy in Venice, Milan, Bologna and Verona, in Austria in Graz and Vienna, in Germany in Constance, plus the presence in two solo exhibitions in art fairs in Verona and Padua. These exhibitions have been designed for different spaces outside of considerations of prestige only, but each one important to know different places, ways, human values ​​and professionalism. 2017 will not have a continuity with the galleries of 2016 but will see the first major exhibition engagement with the MA * GA Museum of Gallarate from 11 March to 30 July where it will formalize its Marcello Morandini Foundation / Museum. At the beginning of this year he made an important exhibition at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia di Venezia; Currently he is taking care of the Marcello Morandini Foundation, born in 2016, of the restructuring of its headquarters in Varese that will also operate as a museum and the realization of the demanding autobiographical volume / catalog raisonné.In 2010 he inaugurates his sculpture of 11 meters, as a symbol of the Europäisches Industriemuseum in Plößberg, as a tribute to Philip Rosenthal. Fonda in Varese "Artparty" for local culture. He inaugurated his retrospective at the Casa del Mantegna in Mantua. In 2013 he took part in the Racconigi International Sculpture Biennial. In 2014 he devoted himself to the design of two important personal exhibitions, at the National Museum of Bayreuth, in Germany and at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.

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