Born 1975 (Rome)

Riccardo Murelli is a versatile artist usually working with metal, but in the recent years he started to develop projects in wood, especially in eastern Europe and Russia. After studying Philosophy, his sculpture career started in 1996 by assisting international artist Beverly Pepper through 2003.    Since then his work has explored different techniques, such as sculpture, etching, drawings, as well as alternating single art works with site specific installations. Many collaborations with design firms such as Natuzzi, Molteni&C and Minotti, creating sets in collaboration with filmmakers, studying how to incorporate sculpture into architecture and lately actor in the last film of AES+F.

 Based on geometrical shapes, Murelli’s work opens a discourse about the rhythm of human life as an allegory and has focused progressively on the concept of transparency, on the link between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional, on the mega and the micro.

His artistic experience has enabled him to create works of different proportions and various environments, from private to urban spaces.

He currently divides between his studio of Todi in Italy and in Moscow

Selected Solo Shows

2015 Построения / Costruzione curated by Catherine Borissoff  |  Ruarts Gallery | Moscow

2013 Unlimited in the magic of  Serpara curated by Alberto Dambruoso Civitella d’Agliano | Italia

2012 Unlimited | Forest in the Forest  curated by Katja Pal | Lendava | Slovenia

2012 Introspection | Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (PERMM/ ПЕРММ) curated by Mikhail Surkov | Perm |  Russia

2012 Oil on Paper  Sudio Maffei text by M.E.Giacomelli and L. Lumer | Milano

2011 Introspettica/ ИНТРОСПЕКЦИЯ curated by Catherine Borissoff  and A. Vyazemtseva | Text by Ludovica Lumer | Ruarts Gallery | Moscow

2010 Martedi Critici curated by Alberto Dambruoso | Rome

2009 Il nostro mondo e adesso curated by M. Coccia, M. Martinetti, M. Predicatori, Museo  Comunale di Santa Croce | Umbertide | Italy

2008 Tensioni curated by F. Pezzini and C. Sarzini | Tralevolte | Rome

2007 Architetture of desire Cantieri d’Arte 2007 | curated by Michele Benucci and Marco Enrico Giacomelli | Museo dell’Opera di Guido Calori | San Gemini | Italy

2007 Unlimited curated by Massimo Mattioli | Galleria Room | Milan

2003 Soft Shapes In Venice curated by Massimo Mattioli | Galleria Art Life | Venice

2002 Luogo / IL Segno Texts by Mauro Salvi | Convento San Francesco | Arrone | ­­­­­Italy

2000 Puntasecca su Piombo | Spazio Contemporaneo | Deruta | Italy

Selected Collettive Shows

2017  Apulia Land Art Festival | Margherita di Savoia

2015 Omaggio a Wagner | Spazio Silos | Venezia

2014 Nessuno Esluso | Riva Monaco Boat Service | Principato di Monaco

2014 Artsiders Curated by Fabio de Chirico e Massimo Mattioli | Museo Nazionale dell’Umbria | Perugia

2014 Opere su carta dal 900 Italiano | curated by Matteo Boetti | Galleria Bibo’s Place | Todi

2014 Riflessi della Materia | Incisione contemporanea | Philobiblon Gallery | Roma

2013 Concrete Unit 2013 | Sumahan Art Space | Istanbul

2013 Detto per Inciso Italian Institute of Culture | Kiev | Ukraina

2013 Art Ovrag curated by Kostantin Gross | Vyksa | Russia

2013 Kod Ephoi curated by Kostantin Gross and Dmitry Alexeev | Museum Applied Art | Moscow

2012 Andata e Ritorno Galéria Nador | Pécs | Hungary

2012 Explorer curated by Flaminia Scauso | Yverdon les Bains | Switzerland

2012 Artpogost curated by Timofey Caraffa Corbut | Guslitz Creative Hub | Russia

2012 Art Moscow | Ruarts Gallery | Moscow

2012 Ricomporre l’infranto curated by Ludovica Lumer | Biennale di Oggiogno | Maggiore Lake | Italy

2012 News! Galleria Valeria Bella Stampe | Milano

2012 Italian Luxury Interiors Design St. Regis Al Gassar Resort curated by Molteni&C | Doha | Qatar

2012 Interstizi Collection curated by L.Castellini and Ronald Facchinetti | Kunstart | Bolzan

2011 Magna Opuscola | Stamperia del Tevere | Roma

2011 54° Biennale di Venezia curated by Vittorio Sgarbi

2010 Arte grafica dalla tradizione all’innovazione curated by Alberto Dambruoso | Castel dell’Ovo | Naples | Italy

| Naples

2010 Mami Wata: a muse for contemporary artists Fondation Charles Donwahi, Abidjan | Cote d’Ivoire | Africa

2009 Titled/Untitled curated by Alberto Dambruoso | Galleria Wunderkammern | Rome

2009 International Container Art Festival Ideas for an Ideal City curated by Beatrice Hsieh and Tseng Fangling | Kaohsiung | Taiwan

2009 Art Limited Multiple Art Grenchen Triennial | Vesuvio Edizioni | Grenchen | Switzerland

2008 Artist For Africa curated by Carandente and Bonito Oliva | Palazzo Firenze | Rome

2007 Terra di Maestri curated by Antonio Carlo Ponti | Villa Fidelia | Spello | Italy

2006 Other Vision: Freedom, Politics, Territory curated by Com.plot S.Y.S.tem X° Architecture Biennale | Venice | Italy