Daniele Catalli is multidisciplinary artist whose practice embraces a wide range of media, including drawing, installation, publishing and performance.
In 2014, after a journey through the Balkans, he arrived in Istanbul for the Pasaj residence, during which he continued the DREAM CIRCUS PROJECT, a traveling participatory art performance / installation that works on dreams and their representation. The project won the BEST PROJECT award from Wetraders Berlin at the Kunstraum Bethanien in Berlin.
In 2016 he was invited by the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation to take
part in The Big Draw.
In the same year he won the ETCHING AWARD of SETUp Fair in Bologna, culminating in a residence at Casa Falconieri in Cagliari during which he worked on "La Balada de Caperucita", an artist's book in engraving based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca.
He’s a member of Le Stanze Segrete, a company for performance between theater and illustration. In 2020 Le Stanze Segrete was the recipient of the Crossing The Sea award.
An important part of his work is constituted by the multiple and in particular by the artist's book intended as the recovery of printing techniques and experimentation with materials and design always from a narrative point of view.
He’s co-founder of DFRG Press London, a publishing house
and agency that deals with the promotion of artists who dedicate themselves to the book as an artistic practice.
His books have been acquired by private and public collections including
The Oslo National Academy of the Arts Library, Swarthmore College,
Lafayette College, Salon fur Kunst Buch Wien, Internationale Jugendbibliothek München.
His first children's book "La Bataille des Grenouilles et des Souris" published by
Amaterra Editions, won the "ALBUMS JEUNESSE - 2018 award at la Nuit du Livre in Paris.
︎︎︎ daniele.catalli (at) gmail (dot) com
For children books requests, contact:
Daniela Bonerba / The Children Book Factory