Jacopo Mazzonelli focuses his research on the interpretation and visualization of the sound dimension through sculptures, installations and performances that investigate the wide border zone between visual arts and music. The artist uses techniques and methodologies borrowed from different disciplines, which always have at their center a deconstruction (conceptual, linguistic or physical) of the complex sound universe. Central to his interest is the “musical gesture,” investigations into the perception of rhythm and the becoming of time.
Jacopo Mazzonelli, Portfolio
He exhibited in solo show in Italy and abroad. In 2017, MART – Galleria Civica di Trento dedicated an extensive solo exhibition to him – To be played at maximum volume – accompanied by a monograph edited by Luigi Fassi and Margherita De Pilati. His works are already in important collections including: AGIVERONA; Caldic Collection, Rotterdam; Unicredit Art Collection; VAF-Stiftung Collection; MART Collection, Rovereto; Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Treviso.
Main exhibitions: Sonografia, Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica, Bologna (2018); To Be Played at Maximum Volume, MART- Galleria Civica di Trento (2017); VI Vaf Prize-Posizioni Attuali dell’arte, Schauwerk, Sindelfingen (Stuttgart) and Stadtgalerie, Kiel (2014); La Correzione, with Silvia Giambrone, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Trento; Difference and Repetition, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan; Jce Biennal d’Art Contemporain, Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Museu de l’Empordà, Figueres, The Art Building, Vrå, Amadeo De Souza-Cardoso Museum, Amarante; Isorhythm, with Giulio Paolini, Galleria Studio G7, Bologna. In collaboration with Matteo Franceschini, since 2017 he has been creating a dense series of performance projects of which, together with pianist Eleonora Wegher, he is also a direct performer. In 2023, as part of the project “Collana giovani artisti alla soglia del nuovo millennio” a monograph dedicated to his work is scheduled to be published by the Vaf Stiftung Foundation.