Marco G. Ferrari is a film and video artist based in Chicago, Illinois. He builds films, installations, digital images, sound, and video projection performances that explore our relationships with place and time, to probe how identity is shaped by tensions raised by our attachments to or de-attachments from our built and natural environments. Upholding a `cinema of imperfection' that reveals the materiality of the image, Ferrari’s work seeks to move beyond a perceived transparent reality to a place of visual plasticity and sublime emotional experience.
Screenings of his films have been exhibited in the Italian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna–Palazzo Forti and Grafiche Aurora in Verona, Italy, the Athens International Film and Video Festival in Ohio, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the University of Chicago Delhi Center in India.
Ferrari received his M.F.A from the University of Chicago in Visual Arts and his B.A. from DePaul University in Communication and Italian Studies. He currently balances his art-making studio practice as an independent curator, freelancing as a cinematographer and VJ, and managing Ferrari Studios, a collaborative studio space in Chicago, IL, USA and Guardistallo, Italy, shared between himself and his father, sculptor Virginio Ferrari.
Professor Ferrari is currently teaching CMS/DMA 387 Expanded Cinema at JCU.