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.

 

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Exhibitions:

2021: "I Gatti di Rovio" - solo exhibition and street art performance in collaboration with the Municipality of Rovio - NEW on Spring 2021

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.

 
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