Marco Tirelli was born in 1956 in Rome, where he lives and works. He attended the Academy of Fine Art (Rome) graduating in scenography with Toti Scialoia. After his first personal exhibition, in 1978, in Milan, at the De Ambrogi Gallery, in 1982 exhibit at the Venice Biennale, with a personal room, invited by Tommaso Trini in the section “Aperto ‘82”. Follows numerous personal shows in Italy and abroad and participation to international Biennale as the San Paolo Biennale, the Biennale of Sidney and those of Paris. The 90’s opens with the exhibition to the American Academy of Rome , which make on deal a collection of draws of Tirelli with the wall drawings of Sol LeWitt. In 1990 Tirelli participate with a personal room at the Venice Biennale invited by Giovanni Carandente, Laura Cherubini and Flaminio Gualdoni. Always the same year the Galleria Civica di Modena dedicate a show to Tirelli’s drawings and in 1992 he had a personal exhibition, curated by Flaminio Gualdoni and Walter Guadagnini. In 2002 took place at the Institut Mathildenhoehe of Darmstadt an important anthologic exhibition by the title “Das Universum der Geometrie”, presented later the following year at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Bologna. A selection of the principal personal and collective exhibitions: 1982 personal room at the Venice Biennale; 1985 Annina Nosei, New York (where exhibited also in 1986 and in 1989); 1989 Galerie Skulima, Berlin; 1990 personal room at Venice Biennale, Galleria Civica of Modena (also in 1992) and, with Sol Lewitt, at the American Academy of Rome; 1991 Galleria Triebold, Basle and Cellar Gallery, Tokyo; 1992 Galleria Gian Ferrari, Milan, 1995 OTTO Gallery, Bologna (and 1998 together with Nunzio, in 2004 and 2009 again with a personal show) and Galerie Di Meo, Paris (as well as in 2001); 1996 Base Gallery, Tokyo (again in 2000); 1998 Galleria dello Scudo, Verona; 2002 Mathildenhöhe of Darmstadt; 2003 Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Bologna and Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo; 2007 “San Lorenzo”, Villa Medici, Rome; 2008 Galleria Antonella Cattani (for Manifesta); 2009 Italia contemporanea. Officina di san Lorenzo, MART, Rovereto; with Anselm Kiefer, Gori Collection.