Marzio Emilio Villa
Marzio Emilio Villa is a black-indigenous artist born in Brazil in 1987, he lives and works in Milan. His visual research focuses on social issues and discriminatory realities. Through his works, he develops a sociological introspection on themes he relates to, such as colonialism, the reminiscences present in the architectural celebration of monuments, urban planning in relation to social disparities, ethics in the photographic process, paying attention and the effects of civilization and its structural complexities, with empathy towards collective and individual identities. Since 2012 he has exhibited on a recurring basis at the Parisian gallery Myriam Bouagal Galerie. In 2016 he became an author within the Heillandi Gallery. In 2017 he joined the Hans Lucas international collective. In 2019, his project “La marée de la mémoire” is exhibited at Leica Galerie in Paris. In 2020 he actively collaborates with the Wall Street Journal. In 2021, he donated his work “Kahnawá: ke, native sacred land occupied” to the Amedeo Lia Museum in La Spezia, exhibited next to Canaletto. At the end of 2021 he co-founded usthey NARRATIVE, a collective born to raise the voices of photographers who identify as a minority. He actively collaborates with Perimetro magazine, curating a column focused on stories about minorities. His work “Privileges” is currently part of the permanent collection of the MUDEC in Milan.
i-D.vice - Black italians
fisheyemagazine - Privileges
LFI - Leica fotografie international
fisheyemagazine - La marée de la mémoire
WSJ - Wall Street Journal