Verdiano Marzi’s love of mosaic dates back to his childhood in Ravenna, where he was born in 1949. He attended the State Institute of Art for Mosaic, a school which was a hub of future mosaic artists. The great Renato Signorini had a workshop in Ravenna and Marzi soon joined as a young professional mosaic artist; he continued to work there for a while when Carlo Signorini, Renato’s son, took over. Marzi moved to Paris in 1973.
Marzi’s creative projects include large-scale public mosaics (for example, the Val de Lille metro station, the Bourgoin-Jallieu High School in Isere, and the Villars Secondary School in Denain, France). His first solo exhibition was at the Venice Biennale in 1986; he exhibited there again at the San Marino Pavilion in 2011. His latest solo exhibition was at the Battistero degli Ariani in Ravenna, Italy during RavennaMosaico 2013. He participated in the Fourth Moscow Biennale-Special projects with a Russian architect in 2011. He is also a committed and dedicated teacher who created a mosaic workshop at the Musée du Louvre in 1994. He has travelled the world (to Dharamsala, India where he worked with Tibetan children, Moscow, Paray-le-Monial, Burgundy, Bastelica, Corsica, and to The Chicago Mosaic School) to bring mosaic to different communities.
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