Marco Palmieri

Marco Palmieri is an artist and curator who lives and works in Rome. Over the past years, Palmieri has worked with imagery of leisurely and classical heritage, primarily in the production of paintings but also objects such as wallpaper, ceramics, and tailored clothing. The notion of 'historical androgyny' — the idea that an artwork can contain the essence of various eras at once — was central to Orlando, the solo show presented by Palmieri in Los Angeles in 2015, which was inspired by Virginia Woolf's eponymous novel.

Palmieri is part of the curatorial collective group Garbo's, an itinerant project space that has organized a number of events including the PDF Summer Read, the two-person exhibition Full For It: Tomaso De Luca & Catherine Parsonage, Rome, and the screening event Paris is Burning, Rome.

Together with the writer Rosanna McLaughlin, Palmieri curated the group show Congratulations on your Ugly Handwriting at CURA. Basement, Rome.

Prior to teaching at Cornell in Rome, Palmieri was the visual art residency and program curator at the British School at Rome.

Classes (Selected)

  • ART 3102 Contemporary Rome SeminarIntroduces students to contemporary art in Rome through studio visits, gallery exhibitions, and museum collections. Lectures by artists, critics, and others. Traces art from idea to realization and explores the gallery and its relationship to artists and to promotion of art, the role of the art critic and museum, and art collecting.
  • ART 3902 International Professional Practice/Internship Students gain practical professional experience in international cultural settings that include museums, galleries, artist studios, and public art programs. Students may work on curatorial projects, assist an artist in the studio, assist with daily gallery operation, participate in museum management, and collaborate on the daily activities of a contemporary art specialist. Students meet weekly with academic instructor and 6-8 hours per week internship placement.

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Brand New Gallery, Milan (2018)
  • American Academy in Rome, Rome (2018)
  • T293, Rome (2106)
  • Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome (2015)
  • Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2015)