Valerio Rocco Orlando (Milan, 1978) received a BA in Dramaturgy from Università Cattolica in Milan and an MA in Film Directing from Queen Mary, University of London. Crossing the threshold from an intimate portrait to a choral dialogue, through a variety of media, such as film, photography and installation, Valerio Rocco Orlando's face-to-face practice rethinks and reenacts the sense of belonging in different communities around the world. His solo shows include: What Education for Mars?, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, 2015; The Sphere of the Between, Korea Foundation, Seoul, 2015; The Reverse Grand Tour, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, 2013; ¿Qué Educación para Marte?, Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese, 2013; Quale Educazione per Marte?, Nomas Foundation, Rome, 2011; Lover’s Discourse, Careof DOCVA, Milan, 2011; Lover’s Discourse, Momenta Art, New York, 2010; Niendorf (The Damaged Piano), Galleria Maze, Turin, 2008; The Sentimental Glance, Galleria Maze, Turin, 2007. Among his group shows: Glitch. Interferenze tra arte e cinema, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2014; We Have Never Been Modern, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, 2014; The 338 Hour Cineclub, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2013; XI Bienal de La Habana, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, 2012; Neon. La materia luminosa dell’arte, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, 2012; Re-generation, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, 2012; Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, 2012; Nurture Art, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2011; videoREPORT ITALIA: 08_09, GC. AC, Monfalcone, 2010; Emerging Talents - New Italian Art, CCCS, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2009. In 2009 Valerio Rocco Orlando won the Iscp New York Prize promoted by Parc/Seat/Gai. In 2011 he was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship and in 2014 he received an International Artist Fellowship at the MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea.