Yuri Catania

Visual Artist b.1975 (Italy)

Yuri Catania is a Swiss Italian visual artist USA and Switzerland-based. Catania started to work as a photographer and video director in the field of fashion and luxury. Due to the countless trips around Asia, mostly in Japan and the United States, being in contact with different people, cultures, and landscapes, his outlook evolved quickly. And thus, the media of photography has become not enough for his creativity that has deviated into new languages like digital manipulation, lettering, painting, and collages. Yuri is interested in the experiment of mixed media art through the technical research of materials like wood, paper, light, neon, acrylic glass, and paint. His aesthetic reflects advertising, abandoned landscape, junk food, the bombardment of signs, videogame, and more that shows an ironic approach to his work. Catania research the beauty of life in the small things showing a realistic vision of this time.

 
 

Exhibitions:
2021: "I Gatti di Rovio" - solo exhibition and street art performance in collaboration with the Municipality of Rovio - from 20th of  2021
2021: Black Flower Secret Garden - solo exhibition at Artrust Switzerland - art curator Patrizia Cattaneo Moresi

2021: American Flag Videogame - solo exhibition at Artrust Switzerland - art curator Patrizia Cattaneo Moresi
2020: United States of Sicily - Art Rights Prize - virtual show - curator Marine Tanguy, Denis Curti e Lorenza Castelli
2019: No Fashion Places of America - solo exhibition at Candiani in Venezia - curator Elisabetta Da Lio
2018: Human Light Message - Leica talk with Yuri Catania at Leica Store in Milan - curator Leica  
2018: No Fashion Places of America - solo exhibition at Centro Candiani in Venezia - curator Elisabetta Da Lio
2017: Make Me Happy for Scatti x Bene - Charity Auction at Triennale in Milan - sold at Auction by Sotheby's 
2017: No Fashion Places of America - solo exhibition at Officine Fotografiche in Milano - curator Livia Corbò
2017: #WithRefugees - collective exhibition by UNCHR at Spazio BIG Santa Marta in Milano 
2017: American Flag Black Neon & Human Light Message at Mia Photo Fair in Milan - curator Fabio Castelli
2016: Art Is Hope - collective exhibition at Galleria Perrotin - curator Reneè Julien Praz
2016: American Flag Anthology One & No Fashion Places of America at Mia Photo Fair in Milan - curator Fabio Castelli
2016: Forgotten Nepal - collective exhibition at Maag Hallen in Zurich - curator Adrian Herat
2013: Art Is Hope - collective exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris - curator Reneè Julien Praz
 
Awards:
2017 - Special Mention for ``Asia Argento, un'attrice, un set e il cinema`` at Centro Candiani Venezia
2016 - Bloom Award Art Fair Colonia Nominee
2014 - First Prize for the Best Fashion Movie of the year - Milan International Film Festival
2012 - Highest Honor - Black & White Spider Award
2008 - Honorable Mention Award - Premio Fotografico Italiano
2007 - Awarded the Premio Fotografico Italiano - best still life.
 
Publications:
No Fashion Places of America. Edition I°. 100 signed copies. Self Published. 2015.
No Fashion Places of America. Edition II°. Propelled by Pixartprinting 2016.
Marfa, Marfa, Marfa. Manifesto. Self Published. 2018.