Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Simonetta Moro

Simonetta Moro is a visual artist, scholar, and educator whose work focuses on painting, drawing, and mapping practices. Through the interpretation of the phenomenological world, places become repositories of memory, points of departure for imaginary journeys, vectors of time and space, and sites of exploration and intervention.

Moro’s research in cartographic aesthetics informs many of her artworks and academic papers, including a book she is currently writing, Cartographic Paradigms in Modern and Contemporary Art (forthcoming by Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies in 2021).

Moro holds a PhD in Fine Arts, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK; MA, Winchester School of Art, UK; and BFA Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy. She currently lives in New York City, and she is the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director, and Associate Professor at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA).

Installation view of six works on paper from Theatrum Mundi, Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara (Italy), 2019
From left to right, top to bottom:
“Palmyra (I)”; “Aleppo; Samaria-Sebaste (Augusteum)”; “Palmyra (II)”; “Jerusalem”; “Mosul” 
Pigment, pastel, graphite, and gouache on paper, 30 ½ x 43 in. each
“Kut”, 2016
Graphite on paper, 40 x 60 in.
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