There isn’t a particular reason that explains my wishing to paint. The only feeling I have is the inner necessity to do it and this lets me produce unnecessary objects.

Federico Mazza
(1976, Rome, Italy).
Visual artist and graphic designer. 

Education
Liceo Scientifico “Giuseppe Peano” Monterotondo (Roma).
Accademia delle Arti e nuove tecnologie (Roma).

As a painter he has held several exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Some works are part of permanent museum collections receiving awards and publications on catalogs and magazines specialized on contemporary art.

As a graphic designer is also skilled at creating movie posters for film distribution companies, web site design and corporate identity.

Selected exhibitions

2018 ‘Connected II. Federico Mazza, Joanne Zegers’ Het Weefhuis, Zaandijk, NL / G
2013 ‘Textures Collettiva 2013’ Palazzo Montevergine, Airola, Benevento / G
2012 ‘Attraverso, aperto’ curated by Luca Arnaudo / Artsinergy, Roma / S
2011 ‘Arte a Sud’ curated by Francesca Londino / Varie sedi, Isca sullo Ionio (CZ) / G

2011 ‘The Latest Transits’ Artsinergy, San Benedetto del Tronto / S
2011 ‘Billboard Art Festival’ – Vasto (CH) / G

2010 ‘Dialoghi. Bonfilio, Carrara, Casagrande, Cimitan, Mazza’ Spazio Arte – Napoli / G
2010 ‘Land(e)scape’ curated by Barbara Pavan / Libreria Moderna, Rieti  / S
2010 ‘24x24’ / Studio Abate – Opera Unica – Roma  / G

2010 ‘Between’ curated by Barbara Pavan / Studio 7,  Rieti / S
2010 ‘Premio Lissone’ curated by Luigi Cavadini / Museum of contemporary art, Lissone (MB) / G
2010 ‘Il Muro’ text by Franco Cardini / Merlino Bottega d’arte, Mercurio Arte Contemporanea /G

2009 ‘One Planet’ curated by Simone Fappanni e Barbara Pavan / Palazzo Marcotulli, Rieti   / G
2009 ‘Transit, luoghi di passaggio’ curated by MonnaLisa Salvati / Banca Sella,  Avellino / S
2008 ‘Transits’ curated by Sandra Miranda Pattin / Officine, Roma  / S
2008 ‘Aqua. Le Proposte del Premio Vasto’ curated by Daniela Madonna / Palazzo d’Avalos, Vasto (CH) / G
2007 ‘Art Process’ Trapani  / G
2003 ‘Transiti Luoghi di Passaggio’ / Enzimi 2003 /  Acquario Romano, Roma / S

G: Group exhibition / S: Solo exhibition

Prizes, publications

2013 ‘Premio internazionale Bice Bugatti Segantini – Premio città di Nova Milanese’ XXIV edition
2011 ‘Combat Prize’ Shortlist, Catalogue

2010 ‘Premio Lissone’ Finalist, Catalogue
2010 Review: ‘Federico Mazza. Quiet in Transit’, by Luca Arnaudo. Equipèco n#32
2009 – 2008 ‘Celeste Prize’ shortlist, Catalogue