Marco Colazzo was born in 1963 in Rome, where he still lives and works. He started to exhibit his work in the early 1990s and in 2000 won Modernity Award in Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin. He participated in the Quadriennali of Rome in 1996 and 2008, and in the 2011 Venice Biennale. Some of his works belong to the Farnesina Experimenta Art Collection, owned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has exhibited in solo and collective shows in both public and private galleries in Italy and abroad.
His show at the maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey was entitled: Light and Colours of Egypt. It reflected the vibrant colours and ever-changing magical light of Cairo, which he initially perceived as a monochromatic city of the desert, defined by dust and sand. Various shapes, structures and landscapes in different times of a day, sunsets, wind and air, together with overwhelming trash, noise and commotion provided the energy that he was able to express in the visual landscapes of his work created in Cairo.
The residency of Marco Colazo in Cairo as part of a programme run by ARCHiNOS A r c h i t e c t u r e was supported by the Italian Institute in Cairo in conjunction with the I martedi critici initiative