Marcello Mazzella


Member Since January 1, 1996

Marcello Mazzella was born in Naples, Italy were he completed a degree of fine art; sculpture and design (1983-1987).

In 1983 he moved to Milan to attend the Academy of Fine Art of Brera, focusing on sculpture. With a growing interest using technology in art, he started with computer training as a designer in a postproduction TV studio in 1987. This experience ended after one year with a final thesis paper for the Academy entitled "Computer and Art" which documented and analyzed the use and development of the computer in its various forms in relation to art.

Mazzella lived in Milan until 1993. During this time, he began to show art work in Milan, other parts of Italy, and Europe; in galleries, alternative and public spaces.
His work has been collected by many private and cultural spaces and has been documented in various catalogues, newspapers, art magazines and radio.

In 1987 he began a collaboration with a group of artists and founded the mutimedia group "AIEP". Their main focus was to combine technology with other disciplines: visual art, dance, music. AIEP performed in art festivals in Italy and throughout Europe.

1993 Mazzella came to New York City, working as an art assistant and collaborator with Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubota, on numerous installations, sculputures and video works for galleries and museum exhibitions.

Introduced to the Internet through friends at Columbia University, it was love at first sight. After a few months of exploration with the web, building sites for himelf, then for other artists, he opened his own company, DigArt, a website/consulting agency. Mazzella currently freelances for various major commercial clients like New Balance, Volvo, VitaminShoppe and others.

As a result of his artistic research with technology, his work has evolved to include not only video and sculpture but also CD-ROM, Internet based -projects, digital prints and sculpture assemblages. His art work has been exhibited in New York City in various non-profit art spaces, and galleries like White Columns, ArtistsSpace, Art in General as well as commercial galleries, art fairs, and alternative spaces in Italy, and Europe.

His most recent works, made for the Internet include "West East Coast Body", an interactive Web Site combining HTML, VR, QuickTime, Streaming sound, and Javascript; "I-dog", a Gif animation; "Keep Walking" (Flash), and Bodydrome (Flash), this last project was created for the exhibition "Le Tribu dell'Arte" Rome � Italy, 2001.
Galleria Comunale d�Arte Moderna e Conemporanea of Rome, Italy and
Museu da Imagem e do Som, in Sao Paulo city.

November 2003, internet project "" realized for the art exibition at the XIV Quadriennale of Rome, Italy.

June 2005, Internet chat project, Called " DIGART WORLD CHAT ROOM". An installation and performance, using video chat programs, during a 15 days total immersion, in collaboration with other artists, to the S. Giacomo degli Italiani church in Naples Italy.

March-April 2007, "IN Chat - Constellation Online", Interactive video chat installation and performance, Museum of Modern Art, in Gallarate(Varese) Italy

"Trojan Horse" - Fondazione Mudima, Milano.
"Trojans" Video/Performance - Studio Dieci, Vercelli.
Tracce. Corpi reali/Corpi virtuali – LAC, Milano
"Math body" CityArt - Milano2014
"Water is us" Galleria Malagnini, Saronno (Va)
"Today's Myths", Plus Berlin, Germany

Work in Milan (Italy) and New York (USA)