Maurizio Camerani (Ferrara 1951) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in the sculpture section, and later from the DAMS of the same city.
In the seventies he started a research path for which, by challenging traditional techniques, he favored work based on the relationship between action and photographic image. Throughout the second half of the decade his experience developed mainly in a collective dimension, with particular attention to performative dynamics, conducted within the Inter / Media Research group, a collective born in 1975 that sees him among the founders. With the group he participates in numerous international events, including the San Paolo Biennale.
In the early Eighties Camerani began working on electronic image, creating a series of experimental narrative videotapes. This research led to the collaboration with the Ferrara Video Art Center, of which he will be one of its main exponents for over a decade.
During these years, the practice of video language finds new life from the recovery of the sculptural experience gained over the years of its formation. From the relationship of these two media comes the production of video sculptures that will mark the continuation of his research leading him to exhibit in the most significant international festivals, including Montreal (1984), Locarno (1985), Colonia (1985), Taormina (1991). These are works conceived as "architectural" structures of minimalist origin that contain monitors within them, crossed by evanescent gestures or enigmatic narratives of metaphorical reference. Wide-ranging works aimed at exploring the spatial relationships, of sign and meaning, between what is inside the monitor and what delimits it.
In this way the video image becomes the accomplice of a tautological game. Examples are Giardino italiano, Trave d’equilibrio and Vista dal basso, all works from the 1980s. It is a research phase followed by the artist's interest in exploring the possibilities dictated by an intimate relationship with the viewer, as happens in Addestramento, Difesa personale, Soglia and Io-Io of the 1990s and 2000s.
His works are present in various public and private collections. These include the Clerici (Brescia) and Radici (Bergamo) collections and the Cagliari Modern Art Gallery collection.
With the sponsorship of the Municipality of Rimini