Matteo Guarnaccia is a Sicilian designer based in Europe, working in between different design fields while trying to escape labelling. After studying design in Barcelona, he built experience in Los Angeles and Madrid. Numerous travel experiences helped Matteo in constructing a wider understanding of his surroundings. He holds a deep belief in the necessity for problem solving. Matteo is grateful to have worked and collaborated with Tate Modern Exchange, Onomatopee, CERN, Kvadrat, IKEAOrtigia Sound System, Curro Claret, Doctor Without Borders, The Institute for Postnatural Studies, Alcova, BASE Milano, Space10, The Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, The National Gallery of Modern Art of Mumbai, Archivo y Arquitectura Mexico City, Macan Museum Jakarta, The African Artists Foundation in Lagos, Caselli 11—12 and many other nice people.

Working on Cross Cultural Chairs.
Co-founder and active member of the Institute for Postnatural Studies.

Looking for commission and collaborations:
matguarnaccia@gmail.com
@emmegu

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Exhibitions/Presentations:
    ︎Challenge Based Innovetion CBI at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland _2015
    ︎Made Again, invited partecipant of the workshop organized by Space10, IKEA and FablabBcn, Spain _2016
    ︎”Flying trash” installation at PobleNou Art Festival _2017
    ︎”The lemon project” installation for the Festuge 2017 in Holstebro, Denmark _2017
    ︎CCC launching at Arts SantaMonica Barcelona, Spain _2018
    ︎CCC launching at ZO Catania, Italy _2018
    ︎CCC Brazil exhibition at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro MAM _2018
    ︎CCC Mexico exhibition at Archivo Design in Mexico City _2018
    ︎CCC Indonesia exhibition at Macan Museum in Jakarta, Indonesia _2019
    ︎CCC China exhibition at Ziwu Gallery in Shanghai, China _2019
    ︎CCC India exhibition at National Gallery of Modern Art of Mumbai, India _2019
    ︎CCC Nigeria exhibition at African Artists Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria _2019
    ︎Videoinstallation “Holy How” with Francesco Tagliavia at Tate Modern part of Higher Resolution in London _2019
    ︎Col·laboració Vs Resistència, part of Victor Papanek Exhibition by Vitra Museum at the Bcn Design Museum, Spain _2020
    ︎Design talk at Ortigia with MADE Program, Salvatore Peluso and Giuseppe Arezzi, Sicily _2020
    ︎Installation and talk part of the Dutch Design Week 2020 at (un)Social Design Museum, by Onomatopee_2020
    ︎Class at the Politecnico di Milano, part of Design Master of Science Degree, Integrated “Design Narratives”_2020
    ︎CCC China Chair part of Victoria & Albert Museum Shenzen’s Exhibition “ Values of Design, China in the Making” _2021
    ︎CCC exhibition during the Milano Design Week 2021 at Base Milano _2021
    ︎Invited talk at Alcova Milano 2021 public program _2021
    ︎Un lago de jade verde, exhibition at CentroCentro, Madrid. Together with the Institute for Postnatural Studies _2022


Education/Teaching:
    —Digital fabrication, assistant teacher at IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) Bacerlona _2019
    —Cross Cultural Design, design workshop at IED Barcelona (Instituto Europeo di Design) _2019
    —Non-human design, speculative design workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet, France _2021
    —Anthropology and contextual design, master class at IED Madrid (Instituto Europeo di Design) _2021
    —Foundamental of graphic design I, undergraduate class at IED Madrid (Instituto Europeo di Design) _2021
    —Acidic Waters, speculative design seminar with the Institute for Postnatural Studies _2022

Awards:
   — Silver ADI Fad Culture with the Institute for Postnatural Studies_2022
   — Silver LAUS on Editorial Design with Cross Cultural Chairs book, designed in collaboration with Studio Albert Romagosa_2022

Gratefull to the people that have helped me at “the studio”: Valeria Montero, Natalia Del Rio, Yohanes Manunggaling, Fandi Mad, Kunal Sharma, Sanjana Purohit, Clay Brown.


Press:

︎Domus printed edition Oct 2020
︎FRAME printed edition July/August 2019
︎Domus printes edition Oct 2020
︎Dezeen
︎Elle Decor Italia
︎Domus Italia
︎Domus Italia
︎Casa Vogue
︎FRAME
︎Design Boom
︎Design Indaba
︎AD China
︎Diari Ara
︎Lamono Magazine
︎Olhares Editora
︎Revista Gatopardo
︎Paperplanes India
︎Verve Magazine
︎Conde Nast Traveller
︎Neo2
︎Interni printed edition Nov 2021