Mariella Poli is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation which includes photography, video and film, her work investigates culture, identity, place and the power of space. Her work has been exhibited in such international institutions as the National Museum of Fine Art, Hanoi, Vietnam, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Italy, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Ava Gallery, Capetown, South Africa, Ca’ Foscari University, Studio Barberi Arte Contemporanea in Venice, Italy, Studio La Citta' Gallery, Verona, Italy, International Fair for Modern Art, Art Cologne, Germany; UCCI Gallery, Madrid, Spazio Italia IIC, Los Angeles, Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco.
Ms. Poli currently has been working on a project using photography and Cinema concerning culture and media reflecting a span of time from 1935 to 2013. Since 1989 she has worked on many photography and video installations including ‘Between the Lines’ (2010), ‘There’ (2009) ‘Beyond/Oltre’ (2007) ‘Nascita di un Museo’ (2004) ‘City Hall’ (2003) ‘The Convent’ (2002) ‘Montecatini’ (2001). Her publications include; Mart: Nascita di un Museo (Mondadori Electa); Montecatini, (Skira'); Savoy Hotel (Antiga Edizioni); No People No Joey (Edizione Osiride) She also has been published in several publications in Italy, Austria, Spain, Denmark and Mexico. Her work is in museums and private collections and she has participated in various international symposiums such as, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City; Centro Contemporaneo Luigi Pecci Museo, Prato, Italy; Pacific Northwest Art College, Portland, Oregon. She has been awarded as an artist in resident in international residency such as Conference, Citazensofculture.net, contemporary arts and design, “A Soul for Europe”, Culture, Economy and Social Responsibility. Venice, Italy (2011), RES, International Program Multidisciplinary Artist in Residence, Torcito, Lecce, Italy (2005), International Association of Residential Arts Centers Conference, Civitella Ranieri Center, Umbertide, Italy (2001), Na-Bolom, Research Center Artist in Residence, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico (1992).
She has been the Professor/Organizer (2005 - present) of several student exhibitions and catalogs in the United States and internationally such as Pera Museum & Santral Gallery, Istanbul, Goldsmiths College Gallery, London, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy.
She has been teaching Interdisciplinary courses at the California College of Art (Design & Fine Art) that work collaboratively with Marmara University and BILGI University in Istanbul, University of Cape Town, Goldsmith College, London, University IUAV, Venice, Italy
Mariella was born in Italy and lives in San Francisco
Senior Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Senior Adjunct Professor, Diversity
Senior Adjunct Professor, Summer Study Abroad. Italy
BFA and MFA San Francisco Art Institute, California