DANIELE VILLA ZORN

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Daniele Villa Zorn (aka Daniele Villa until 2016) is a visual artist and performer who intertwines different art practices.

Born in 1973 in Rome  - where he lives and works – he has a background focused on Cinema.

As movie critic and film historian he edited books on filmmakers such as Otar Ioseliani, Takeshi Kitano and Terrence Malick for the Italian publishing house Ubulibri and the British publishing house Faber and Fabe. As a film maker he directed and produced documentaries on art and filmmaking, premiered in Italian and international festivals - including the Venice Film Festival, the Rome International Film Festival, the Turin Film Festival, Artecinema in Naples, the FIFA in Montreal, the Stockholm Film Festival and the Bangkock Film Festival.

As a visual artist his main medium is analogic collage; in addition to solo and group exhibitions, his works have been commissioned by magazines such as GQ Italia, VICE Italia and LINK Magazine.

His activity as a performer embraces a series of 'character driven' performances (Addestramento Infruttuoso; Attraverso il corpo un intricato groviglio di nervi che non dormono mai; Passatempi), partecipated performances (Unisono; Sonagli), and live-collage with Synchronotopy, as a solo or together with the Serbian musician Aleksandar Caric Zar.

In 2019 he conceived for the independent gallery MADE A.C. of Mazatlan, Mexico the Inconsolable project, with the patronage of the Italian Cultural Institute of Mexico City and the support of PAC.

Among his lates exhibits and performances:

La ripetizione è una forma di cambiamento, Haus der Kunst - Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, 2019; Addestramento Infruttuoso, MACRO Asilo, 2018-2019; Attraverso il corpo un intricato groviglio di nervi che non dormono mai, CAZZOTTO, Perugia, 2018; Passatempi, FACE OFF, Montefiascone, 2018; Il gesto dell’atleta nell’arte, MLAC, Roma, 2017; Siderare, Fondazione VOLUME!, Roma, 2015; Unisono, Seminaria Sogninterra, 2015; Naked
Lights, Teatro Tor di Nona, Roma, 2015; Baculus, Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, 2014; Sonagli, Q44, 2014.

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