The interdisciplinary practice of Niccolò Moronato is informed by their training in languages, business, and economic theory, feeding into an approach based on collage and drawing.
Niccolo Moronato, An Alternative Map of the Universe (2019) Guest Projects. Image by Katarzyna Perlak.
Appropriating material from historical archives and contemporary media, Moronato analyzes visual and linguistic mechanisms to reveal the underlying formations of meaning that configure consumerist culture, showing glitches in the algorithm inherent to contemporary societies.
Their works de-structure and re-position established perspectives, creating space for the emerging of the intrinsically violent or forceful elements that constitute “normality”, opening them up for play and collective re-discussion.
Oftentimes, Moronato’s projects begin from footnote histories, etymologies, glitches, and paradoxical experiences that expose the fragility of dominant mindsets and the structural misconceptions that inform them – such as the baselessness of white Renaissance ideals or the objectifying nature of landscaping.
Moronato works across a range of media comprising of participatory workshops, video, soundscapes, teletext broadcastings, unauthorized public acts, as well as works on paper, film, and fabric.
When not traveling, Moronato lives and work in Chioggia and Chicago. They began their art practice 6 years ago after experiences in fields such as consumer research, international organizations, big tech, and fashion.