I presented my work in several countries in Europe and in Asia.
© VF Marrese - In green the countries where I presented my work.
In the European area, I presented my work in Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Netherlands, Serbia, United Kingdom, and Ukraine.
I worked in capitals like Minsk, Berlin, London, Athens, Riga, Praha, and Kyiv, as well in other famous cities like Leipzig, Bergen, Rotterdam, Novi Sad, Firenze and Torino.
In Riga and Bergen, I presented my work twice in two different venues in the same cities.
At the same time, I presented my work in peripheral areas like Odžaci, Campi Bisenzio, Osnago, and Prato, and other cities like Pistoia, Livorno, and Lucca.
Close to some small villages like Montecatini Val di Cecina, Vernéřovice, and Cicogna, I presented my work in a former copper mine, in a former church in the middle of a forest, and in a historical botanical garden.
© VF Marrese - In green the country where I presented my work.
In the Asian area, I presented my work in Bangladesh.
I worked in the capital, Dhaka, in two different venues, for a solo and a collaborative piece.
During my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, I had as mates internationally artists.
After my studies, I always felt the need to keep this international aspect of my artistic life alive.
So I decided to develop my work internationally and to base my studio in Berlin, a multicultural city, in the heart of Europe.
When I present my work in other countries is not only a matter to reach a new audience.
I have clear in my mind how I want to develop my art.
At the same time, I'm trying to overcome myself.
Every experience abroad challenging me.
Feedbacks from the international audience, as well from colleagues of other countries, offer me great opportunities to expand my art.
Provincialism afflicts me, although, art is always stronger than any mental or physical border.
I presented my work in several types of venues, inside and outside.
© VF Marrese - Marrese's piece "Body's Law" at Grand Hotel Terminus, Bergen, Norway, photo by Bjarte Bjørkum.
I've experienced different types of inner venues.
I've been in exhibition rooms of art galleries as well in black boxes of theatres.
I've been in huges spaces like a former film studio.
I've been in stages, as well in naves of former churches.
I've been in a former church in a forest, covered by snow.
I've been in a former convent, in a pavillion of a former Soviet expocenter, and in an apartment room of a project space in a former apartment.
I've been in a factory room in a former boiler room, and in a hall of a former orangerie, as well in a former prison, and in a former refrigerating room of a former slaughterhouse.
I've been in a former villa, in a temporary exhibition space in a former academy of art and design, and in a former youth center.
I've been in a hotel room in a luxury hotel, as well in a mansard roof.
© VF Marrese - Marrese's piece "Body's Law" at Charukola Institute University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangaldesh photo by Nowsher Roman.
I've experienced different types of outside venues.
I've been in a public square in a city and in a courtyard of a museum in a former copper mine.
Two times I've been in cloisters.
I've been in a cloister of a former monastery in a museum, and in a cloister of a former convent in a self-managed space.
I experienced several gardens in different locations.
I've been in a garden of a faculty of fine arts, as well in a garden of a historical botanical garden.
I've been in a garden of a music faculty in a former villa.
I've been in a garden of a cultural centre in a former apartment complex.
Two times I've been in gardens related to mental illness medical structures.
Once in a garden of a residential treatment centre.
Then in a garden in a performing arts centre in a former mental hospital, where several years before, by chance, my mother worked as nurse.