Federico Maddalozzo (1978) lives and works in Berlin. His artistic research has pursued various interests and obsessions over the years: colour theory, the significance of specific shades in relation to the spatio-temporal coordinates of particular events, and production-line errors as starting points for formal experimentation and aesthetic articulation.
More recently his research has focused on the results of our interactions with objects and environments, and our interest in protecting and preserving them. Accidents or simple wear and tear often invest mass-produced items and their surfaces with unique forms and characteristics.
Maddalozzo’s work is inspired by the observation of everyday forms and phenomena, which he carefully reproduces in sculptural installations and drawings. These unique and often transitory elements have a formal and conceptual significance that goes beyond any reference to the actual context from which the initial observations are drawn.
Spazio Lima is a non-profit exhibition space that from 2002 to 2013 – first under the guidance of Xing (with Giovanna Amadasi, Andrea Lissoni and Federica Rossi, among others), later, hosting in its rooms Kaleidoscope Project Space, with Alessio Ascari and Kaleidoscope magazine – formed an integral part of, Ermanno Previdi’s architectural studio. Spazio Lima, which over the years has exhibited the works of Marcello Maloberti, Martí Guixé, Enzo Mari, Multiplicity, Super! and Nico Vascellari, to name but a few, is an exhibition space whose special feature is to be located inside an architectural studio. Its programming has often focused on a project idea in the wider sense, both encompassing and crossing the boundaries of various disciplinary areas, suggesting a parallel research path as an alternative to the orthodoxy of the profession in its pure form.
In the early eighties, with the founding of Studio PER, Ermanno Previdi embarked upon his own journey as an independent architect and designer. Operating until the mid-2000s, Studio PER then evolved into its current structure, now named pconp. For over thirty years, pconp has been working on many different projects for clients including commercial and industrial companies, fashion brands and real estate corporates, among others – always embracing an idea of modernity that still believes that it is possible to reshape the society in which we live, “dal cucchiaio alla città” (from the spoon to the city) as Ernesto Nathan Rogers once said.