Antonello Matarazzo

He worked as costume designer and assistant director at the Bellini Theater in Catania. Since 1990 he has been engaged in research in the field of visual arts. His work is part of the most recent trend (“Medialism”) understood as the integration of various media (photography, painting, video etc.). Since 2000, the date of his debut short film, The Fable (18th Bellaria Film Festival) – produced by Fuori Orario (Raitre) – his videos have been welcomed by numerous Italian and international film festivals (Venice Film Festival, Cinéma Festival Méditerranéen Montpellier, Turin Film Festival, Festival du Film sur l’Art de Montréal, Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, InVideo, Festival del Cinema Locarno etc.) some of which such as the International Exhibition of New Cinema in Pesaro, the Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires and the Signes de Nuit Festival in Paris have proposed his retrospectives.
He also produces artistic music videos and documentaries. In 2009 Latta e Cafè (4th International Film Festival of Rome), produced for Filmauro by Luigi and Aurelio De Laurentiis, was recognized culturally  interesting by the Cinema Direction of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
The core of his research is based on the equivocity between still image and movement, often giving micro-movements to photographic images through morphing and warping techniques, but the trait d’union between painting, video and video-installations is constituted by the marked inclination in  exploring introspective and anthropological aspects. This characteristic of his work means that in many universities, including Brera, Rome 1, Chieti, Genoa, Salerno, Pisa and Cambridge, his works are shown in seminars and workshops for educational purposes. A. M.’s work was presented in the 53rd and 54th edition of the Venice Biennale.