Anthony Marcellini is an artist and writer. His practice is based on creating artworks and performances that negotiate relationships between objects and humans. He is interested in moments when objects seem to fluctuate in their relationships with humans, things that have fallen away from their history and purpose and are now caught in a state of conversion or transition, in a kind of frozen stage of transformation, from one form into another. He looks towards moments of collapse or failure as periods of focused concentration into an object’s condition. Specifically how our understanding changes when something crashes, breaksdown or looses its purpose. It is only when the doorknob malfunctions that we begin to question what it is as a thing in the world.
His work has been exhibited internationally at museums, galleries and art institutions, including Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit (2016); The Experimental Media and Performing art Center, Troy (2014), Galerie Michael Janssen, Singapore (2014); Witte De With, Rotterdam (2013, 2014); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2013); The Gothenburg Konsthall (2013); Wilkinson Gallery, London (2012-13), amongst others. And in biennials and festivals such as the 9th Annual Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2013), Gagnef Festival, Sweden (2012) and Sequences Art Festival, Reykjavik (2011). Anthony has held residencies at the EMPAC, Troy 2014; Valand Centre for Artistic Research, Gothenburg (2012) and the Sparwasser HQ residency program, Berlin (2010). His writing has been published in Paletten Art Journal, the web-based publication Nowiswere, the online journal Art Practical, and he is a featured contributor to the Detroit based art journal Infinite Mile. He currently lives and works in greater Detroit.