Didier Morelli

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Born and raised in Montreal, Didier Morelli is an interdisciplinary artist who combines practice and research in both his academic and performative explorations. Morelli is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. His live art practice includes endurance-based, contextually specific, and relational actions. His studio-based work, which incorporates elements of installation, drawing, photography and video, has been shown in solo exhibitions (Katherine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, 2012; the Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, 2015; and SIGHTINGS at Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, 2016) as well as in group exhibitions (the Audain Gallery, Vancouver, 2015). He has performed at 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, 2014; the Buenos Aires Performance Art Biennial, Buenos Aires, 2017; and at ViVA Art Action, Montreal, 2017. His dissertation focuses on the relationship between the built environment and the kinesthetic nature of performing bodies in everyday outdoor architectural spaces. His writing has been published in Canadian Theatre Review, C Magazine, and esse arts + opinions.

Didier Morelli, qui est né et a grandi à Montréal, est un artiste interdisciplinaire qui allie pratique et recherche à partir d’explorations didactiques et performatives. Morelli est candidat au doctorat au Department of Performance Studies à la Northwestern University à Chicago, Illinois. Sa pratique de l’art vivant comporte des actions axées sur l’endurance, le contexte et la relation. Son travail réalisé en atelier, qui intègre des éléments d’installation, de dessin, de photographie et de vidéo, a été présenté dans des expositions individuelles (Katherine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, 2012; the Defibrilator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, 2015; et SIGHTINGS à la Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen, Montréal, 2016), et collectives (la Galerie Audain, Vancouver, 2015). Il a présenté des performances au 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, 2014 ; à la Buenos Aires Performance Art Biennial, Buenos Aires, 2017 ; et à ViVA Art Action, Montréal, 2017. Sa thèse se concentre sur la relation entre l’environnement construit et le caractère kinesthésique des corps performants dans des espaces architecturaux extérieurs courants. Ses écrits ont été publiés dans Canadian Theatre Review, C Magazine et esse arts + opinions.

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