Marco Scorti


Marco Scorti’s researches arise on the theme of the landscape, not as a natural element but as an inner component of the painting itself. Obsessed by the two-dimensional representation, Marco Scorti explores the tensions between the illusory space and the pictorial surface, and accordingly the relationship, even physical, that the viewer can develop in relation with the pictured objects. Marco mainly depicts places emerged by his memories, in which the human presence is perceptible only by some trail and clues. The created images are in some respects present and concrete, both for the painting itself and for the represented elements. On the other hand, they are distant, ambiguous and atemporal, due to their origins in the subjective memory.
Quelle: About me: Le Peintre promeneur, 28|09|2013,


I'm a Swiss artist born in 1987 in Lugano, Switzerland.
I live and work in Geneva and Lugano.

2002 - 2006Visual Arts High School Centro Scolastico per le Industrie Artistiche (CSIA) - Lugano

2007 - 2010Bachelor in Visual Arts, Painting and Drawing department Haute École d’Art et Design (HEAD) - Geneva

2010 - 2013Master in Visual Arts, TRANS department Haute École d’Art et Design (HEAD) - Geneva


2016Manor Prize 2016, Museo d'arte della Svizzera Italiana, LAC, Lugano - CH
Che c'è di nuovo?, Dienstgebäude, Zürich - CH
Che c'è di nuovo?, Museo d'arte della Svizzera Italiana, Palazzo Reali, Lugano - CH
Bourses déliées, Halle Nord, Geneva - CH
Utopie Picturale #3, curated by Eric Winarto, Galerie Forma, Lausanne - CH

2015Claustra, Kennedy Fine Art - Project Space, Geneva - CH
Every Art Work can be famous for 24 hours, curated by Patricia Bianchi, Tart Gallery, Zürich - CH
Projet FAC, with Lucas Herzig, Fours-à-Chaux, St. Ursanne - CH

2014Close to the Edge, with Jonas Hermenjat, curated by Sébastien Peter, Sonnenstube, Lugano - CH
Bourses des Fonds Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevalier et Galland 2014, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva - CH
Jungkunst, Event-Halle 52, Wintherthur - CH
<30 X. Giovane arte svizzera. Premio Kiefer Hablitzel 2014, curated by Elio Schenini, Museo d'Arte, Lugano - CH
Swiss Art Awards | Kiefer Hablitzel Prize 2014, Messehalle 4, Basel - CH
Vues d'ici, curated by Carole Rigaut, Halle Nord, Geneva - CH
Utopie Picturale #2, curated by Eric Winarto, Fonderie Kugler, Usine Kugler, Geneva - CH

2013Retrospektive im Reihenhaus, Kerzers - CH
C’est moi qui choisis, New Heads - Foundation BNP Paribas Art Awards, curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, Live In Your Head, Geneva - CH
Banana Split, curated by NotOnlyKidsPlay Collective, Sonnenstube, Lugano - CH
Finire nel reale, Pensare e rappresentare il Ticino contemporaneo, Ex-asilo Ciani, Lugano - CH

2012punto di vista /// punto di fuga, with Lucas Herzig, Studio Foce, Lugano - CH
Lissone Prize 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lissone - I
Ora la cosa più urgente è trovare un titolo, curated by Sébastien Peter, Artelier, Lugano - CH
Sɔlybl [soluble], Nuit des Musées, curated by Anie Gold Collective, Lausanne - CH

2011Painting Prize for Young Artists 2011, Foundation Gino et Gianna Macconi, Spazio Officina, Chiasso - CH
Nel segno inciso, Museo Vela, Ligornetto - CH
We saw the cat in the cave, BroomSocialClub, curated by Vivian Kasel & Nelly Haliti, Geneva - CH
No Room to Move, Agent Double, Geneva - CH


2015The Manor Cultural Prize 2016, Ticino
Studio for artist, Maison des arts du Grütli, City of Geneva 2016-2019, Geneva

2014Bourses Déliées 2014, Cantonal Fund for Contemporary Art (FCAC), Geneva
Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, Basel

2013New Heads Foundation Prize BNP Paribas Art Awards, Geneva


Bereich Kultur, Winterthur
Crédit Suisse Collection, Geneva
Fondazione Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano
BNP Paribas Switzerland Foundation, Geneva

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