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ABOUT

Veronica Merlo was born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy.

She earns the Bachelor's and the Master's Degree  in visual and performing arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, city in which she also lives and works from 2011 to 2014.

In March 2018, thanks to an Erasmus+ scolarship, she moves to Scotland and starts to work as studio assistant in Edinburgh Printmakers.
In March 2019 she becomes apprentice at Plus 48 tattoo studio.
She lives and works in Edinburgh.


Exhibitions

2019 - What Do We Learn From All Th1s?, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh (3rd - 20th September).
2019 - Oat and Tao, solo show at Cameo Cinema (23rd June - 14th August).

2019 - Biennale d'Incisione di Bassano del Grappa, Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa, VI, Italy (1st June - 19th August).

2018 - Deluge, final show of Edinburgh Printmakers at Union Street, curated by David Faithfull (26th November - 21st December).

2017 - Personal Relations, international touring miniature-portrait exhibition,  Pulchri Studio, L'Aia, Holland (February 25th - March 29th).

2017 - Mind Blowing, migrazioni mentali, collective exhibition curated by Il Citofono, Spresiano, TV (April 1st - 9th).

2017 - Biennale dell'Incisione Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa 2017, Museo Civico di Bassano del Grappa, VI (April 1st - May 21th).

2017 - Cinque, curated by Treviso Comic Book Festival and Lahar Magazine; Eden Caffè, Treviso (April 2nd - May 2nd).

2017 - Personal Relations, international touring miniature-portrait exhibition, Galleria Spazio Mirror, Vicenza (April 29th - June 3rd).

2017 - Mangiare con gli occhi, Illustri festival, Laboratorio Arka, Vicenza (May 27th- June 25th). 

2017 - Maroonhaze 2017, Valrovina di Bassano del Grappa, VI (6th – 7th October).

2017  - GazzeraArtVenice, curated by Guglielmo Bianco and Comitato Forte Gazzera , Forte Gazzera, Mestre, VE (September 23th – October 15th).

 

2016 - Personal Relations, international touring miniature-portrait exhibition by The London Group (London,UK), Pulchri Studio (The Hague, NL) and This Is Not Art (Vicenza, Italy): first inauguration at gallery The Cello Factory, London (December 6th - 16th).

2016 - In Vulnere -Dentro la Ferita, curated by FilaMENTI e D'ARTEfatti, Palazzo dei Trecento, Treviso (November 18th - 27th ).

2016 - Espace Young, Espace La Stanza, Bolzano, Trento (November 11th - December 3rd).

2016 - Oblique Back to School, San Biagio di Callalta, Treviso (August 26th).

2016 - Cascina Sound #3, Cascina Irma, Zanè, Vicenza (July 20th).

2016 - Cosa sognano le sirene?, curated by Ester Chilese, Veronica Merlo e Phuong Ong, Galla caffè, Vicenza (July 7th - 14th).

2016 - Springafiori, Maserada dul Piave, Treviso (July 2nd – 31 th).

2016 - AIBOL Festival 2016, Lobia di San Giorgio in Bosco, Padova (July 1st).

2016 - I Linguaggi della Percezione, curated by Lago Film Fest, CACC Cittadella, Padova (May 29th).

2016 - Riproduzione, curated by Il Citofono Spresiano, Treviso (April 2nd – 10th).

2016 - HundRED, personal exhibition curated by Insegniamoci Qualcosa for association Rotaract, Deep music bar, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza (April 16th).

2016 - Gourmet on the Road, Schio, Vicenza (April 17th). 

2016 - BAM – Bassano Arte Musica, Cre-ta, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza (May 20th).

2016 - Ventitre01, annual exhibition at Residence Parco Salario, Rome (10th March – March 2017).

2016 - Bazar at Totem Gallery, personal exhibition curated by Alessandra Nardotto, Vicenza (March 16th).

2016 - Via Marinali al Verde, personal exhibition curated by Morena Faverin e Nicola Rosson, Bassano del Grappa, VI (February 20th - April 18th).

 

2015 - Aperitivo al Verde on tour, Vintage Festival, Padova (September 11th, 12th and 13th).

2015 - Biennial of Photography (BFB15), Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza (Sept. 19th - November 9th).

2015 - Qualcosaltro - official presentation, Mariposa garden, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza (Sept. 19th).

2015 - L'ultima sera di Mariposa, Mariposa garden, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza(Sept. 25th).

2015 - Words and works curated by Associazione Sei l’arte, Galleria d’arte Venice Art Factory, Venezia (October 17th to 23th).

2015 - Private views, curated by association Artexpertise, Galleria Merlino, Firenze (November 6th to 16th).

2015 - biancoNero, Atelier 3+10, Venezia Mestre (December 5th- 26th).

2015 - OPUS Winter Edition, Megahub Schio, Vicenza (December 19th-20th).

2015 - BAfest volume 1, San Biagio di Callalta, Treviso (July 11th).

2015 - Venice Art Night 2015 , Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice (20 giugno).

2015 - Art Expo 2015, Springafiori Festival, Maserada sul Piave, Treviso (May 29th-30th).

2015 - Aperitivo al Verde, personal exhibition curated by Morena Faverin, Villa Caprera, Castello di Godego, Treviso (May 10th).

2015 - Adriatica, La via dell'arte, Museo Antichi Forni, Macerata (March 6th to 23th).

2015 - Shed KunstFest, curated by Marta Rosa and Fabio Landi, Schio, Vicenza (February 6th-7th).

2015 - Mostri. Visioni e deformazioni, curated by Il Citofono, Spresiano, Treviso (January 23th to 25th).

 

2014 - Music Picnic #1, personal exhibition curated by Fabio Landi, Parco Villa Fabris, Thiene, Vicenza (July   18th).

2014 - European Academic Meetings, Tomori Pál Főiskola, Budapest (March 29th- November 29th).

2014 - In Hoc Materia, Villa Fest 2014, Caerano di San Marco, Treviso (June 20th to 29th);

2014 - Psiche, personal exhibition curated by Martina Zorzi, Freak Bar, Treviso (February 14th- March 13th);

2014 - Sotto sotto II, personal exhibition curated by Francesca Luise, Bacarando in Corte dell’Orso, Venice (January 28th- February 20th);

2014 - Sotto sotto, personal exhibition curated by Francesca Luise, Locanda Ai Corazzieri, Venice (January 21st- February 10th);

 

2013 - Biennale di Fotografia - BFB13,  Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza (September 14th- November       10th);

2013 - Quale Futuro?, curated by Il Citofono, Spresiano, Treviso (December 6-8th).

 

2012 - Venice Art night, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (June 23th).

Art direction

2017 - Bassano Street Artnight, by Confcommercio Bassano del Grappa; Art supervisor and curator in charge of recruitment of the artists, communication of the event, live-painting (June – 12th July).


Prizes

- Art Expo 2015, Maserada sul Piave (Treviso).
- Creation and management of the website www.valrovina.org, Valrovina, Bassano del Grappa (VI), September 2015.
- ArTesi 2015 by Arte Padova, Padova Fiere, November 2015.

Publications

- Mostri. Visioni e deformazioni ,  catalogue by Il Citofono Spresiano.
- Adriatica La via dell’arte – Itinerario di un viaggio senza fine (First edition), edizioni OPERA IN; edited by Francesco Ruggiero e Kristina Milakovic.
- Lahar Magazine #24 John Belushi.
- Qualcosaltro magazine #1 Carne.
- Alle Radici, illustrated catalogue in collaboration with No Title Gallery.
- Positivo e Negativo, illustrated book by Mediagraf S.p.A and Printbee competition
- L'Onda, Kiosk of democracy blog
- NON SONO IO illustration published on Alice Traforti's blog

- Catalogue 2016 by Ventitre01 
- Riproduzione, catalogue by Il Citofono Spresiano.

- Bestiario Criptozoologico Lacustre, Lago Film Fest, by Francesco Croce and Sara Pellegrino, Pixartprinting, 2016.

 

 

Live performances


- Drawing on shops windows, Treviso Comic Book Festival for Festa Longa, Conegliano (TV), July 10th 2015.
- Drawing on a beer bottle for Cocciopesto bar, BAfest volume 1, San Biagio di Callalta (TV), July 11th 2015.
- Drawing at Lago Film Fest X + 1, Revine Lago (TV), July 24th to August 1st.

- Drawing on tea cups for Treviso Comic Book Festival, Porta Calvi winebar (Treviso) September 26th 2015.

Live painting for Treviso Creativa, Lambo&M. bar (via Santa Margherita, TV), October 3rd 2015.
- Live painting in collaboration with Treviso Comic Book Festival for OPUS Winter Edition and Bobos.it (Megahub Schio, Vicenza), December 19th 2015.

- Live painting on a guitar for Art Guitar Night Vol. 4 (Home Rock Bar, Treviso), March 10th 2016.
- Live painting for Bazar at Totem Gallery (Vicenza), March 16th 2016.
- Live painting for HundRED, Deep music bar Bassano del Grappa), April 16th 2016.

- Live painting at Gourmet on the Road, (Schio, Vicenza), April 17th 2016.
- Live painting for book shop Galla + Libraccio Illustrati di giorno (Vicenza), June 18th 2016.
- Live painting on shoes by DATE at Treviso Comic Book Festival, September 24th 2016.

- Live painting for Bassano Street Artnight and Bassano Sotto le Stelle, Torre Civica of Bassano del Grappa (VI), July 11th 2017.
- Live painting for Bassano Street Artnight and Bassano Sotto le Stelle, Centre of Bassano del Grappa (VI), July 12th 2017.

 






 

 

©2016 Lasse Hoile

REFERENCES

"Due figure che si avvicinano, si allontanano, forse.

Un abbraccio, una Luna che guarda da una montagna che poi è un vulcano. Mostriciattoli che si affacciano, dettagli che sfuggono, colori che sfumano. Con un tocco di leggerezza Veronica Merlo indaga un inconscio di esseri dalle dimensioni incomprensibili, in un'altalena tra pieni e vuoti che dona al suo lavoro una carica illustrativa divertente, ironica, a tratti inquieta."

(Francesca Luise, 2014 - Sotto sotto exhibition)

 

"Two figures approaching, or moving away, perhaps. A hug, a Moon looking from a mountain, that is a volcano. Monsters that appear, details that escape, colors that fade.
With a touch of lightness, Veronica Merlo investigates an unconscious of creatures with incomprehensible dimensions, in a swing between full and empty spaces that gives her work an illustrative charge: funny, ironic, at times uneasy."

Qualcosaltro magazine, by Insegniamoci qualcosa