Matteo Guarnaccia (1993) is a Sicilian freelance 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 design as a tool for problem-solving. Matteo is grateful to have worked and collaborated with Tate Modern Exchange, Onomatopee, CERN, Kvadrat, IKEA, HEAD Geneva, Curro Claret, Doctor Without Borders, Alcova, BASE Milano, Space10, TBA21, Nobell Food, Elisava Barcelona, 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,  and many other nice people.

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

Looking for commission and collaborations.

ciao@matteoguarnaccia.com
@emmegu
Exhibitions/Presentations:
     Challenge Based Innovetion CBI at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) _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 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 F. Tagliavia at Tate Modern part of Higher Resolution in London _2019
     Col·laboració Vs Resistència, part of V. Papanek by Vitra Museum at the Bcn Design Museum, Spain _2020
     Installation and talk part of the Dutch Design Week 2020 by Onomatopee_2020
     Masterclass at the Politecnico di Milano, part of Design Master of Science Degree_2020
     CCC China Chair part of V&A 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. With the Institute for Postnatural Studies _2022
     “Foodscapes” Spanish Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale of Venice 2023 With the Institute for Postnatural Studies _2023
     Installation “Vista Panoramica” at “Italy: A new collective landscape“ at ADI Desigm Museum Milan_2023
     Installation at Centraal Museum, Utrecht part of “Statement chairs”, The Netherlands

Education/Teaching:
    Digital fabrication, assistant teacher at IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) _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, 2022, 2023
    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
    Visiting teacher at HEAD Geneva, Interior Ecologies MAIA Master_2022
    Leading IN Residence workshop at the ADI Design Museum in Milan_2023
    Master class at Design Academy of Eindhoven DAE, on “Exploring the self-archiving”_2023

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, Alessia Lapio.


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
︎Dezeen