Tommaso is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in London. His interests revolve around the themes of visual indeterminacy and image incompleteness, which he investigates through a variety of media including drawing, painting, sound and curatorial work. He is also a founder of El Cocuy Sound Projects, an ongoing curatorial project focused on contemporary music and sound art.

 

CONTACT
tommasogorla@gmail.com

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EDUCATION
(Current) PhD Candidate in Visual Anthropology, EHESS, Paris, France
2011 MA in Visual Art; IUAV University, Venice, Italy
2007 BA in Visual Arts; Bologna Academy of Fine Arts, Italy

SELECTED PROJECTS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Memory of the World When it Was Incomplete, Micro-Residency/Crit at Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, United Kingdom
2017 Everything Was Quiet (Solo Show), Centre For Recent Drawing, London, United Kingdom
2015 De Earde – La Terra, in Helicotrema – Recorded Audio Festival 2015 (El Cocuy Projects). Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
2015 30 Clouds, Narrenkastl (Solo Project). Frohnleiten, Graz, Austria
2014 Paesaggio Incompleto (Solo Show). Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, Italy
2013 Tenebra È la Notte, for Milano e Oltre, organized by Connecting Cultures (El Cocuy Projects). Milan Triennale, Milan, Italy
2013 Here Ain’t Bodies, for This is the End, organized by Marta Ferretti and Gaia Martino (El Cocuy Projects). Errant Bodies Project Space, Berlin, Germany
2011 Tommaso Gorla (Joint Show w/ Marina Ferretti), Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy

GROUP SHOWS
2016 Sixty, Lubomirov-Angus Hughes, London, United Kingdom
2016 Previsouly, Patricia Armocida Gallery, Milan, Italy
2015 The Indipendent Artist Fair 2015, Rag Factory, London, United Kingdom
2015 15/h24, Ex Mobilificio Galleria Bertoni, Cervignano del Friuli, Italy
2015 A5, Art Athina / Lubomirov Easton Gallery, Athens, Greece
2014 Surviving the Savage Sea, Centre For Recent Drawing, London, United Kingdom
2012 Anni ’10 (Studio d’Arte Cannaviello), Interno 18, Cremona, Italy
2011 Anni ’10, State Institute of Culture (Studio d’Arte Cannaviello), Sophia, Bulgaria
2011 La Pittura e Il Segno, Ex Ospedale Soave, Codogno, Italy
2010 Anni ’10, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
2010 MiArt, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
2010 Sweet Sheets, Zelle Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy
2010 Le Ragioni della Leggerezza, EffeArte, Milan, Italy
2009 L’immagine Sottile 03, G.C.A.C., Monfalcone, Italy
2009 We Can Be Heroes, Galleria 1000Eventi, Milan, Italy
2009 Illustrators Exhibition, Chosun Ilbo Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2009 Carboni, Ferretti, Gorla. Stazione Rogers, Trieste, Italy
2009 Un Oscuro Scrutare Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, Italy
2009 Stile Libero Italiano, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
2008 92ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Galleria Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2008 Working 4, Galleria Vastagamma, Pordenone, Italy
2008 Illustrators Exhibition, Municipal Art Museum. Tokyo, Japan
2008 The Mix Up Spazio Limited, Milan, Italy

AWARDS
Finalist – INDA 10 – International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Selected – 92ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, Italy

TALKS
2016 Living without architecture. Italy’s alternative models for life on earth.
In Artists’ critical interventions in architecture  and urbanism. Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom
2016 The reappropriation of the city. Urban bricolages the work of Ugo La Pietra.
In Bricolage and counterculture at the age of technical reproduction. C. Pompidou Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Paris, France
2016 Printed mnemotechniques of the New World.
In Placing prints. New developments in the study of prints. Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom
2015 Sonic Warfare – In Conversation with Steve Goodman.
Panel chair, event realized within El Cocuy Projects. Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, Italy
2015 From text to pictography through the arts of memory 
In Traduire les Mondes (Journee d’etudes). Musee du Quay Branly, Salle 3, Paris, France
2013 Artist talk. ARVIMA Art School, Arti Visive Marabelli; Pavia, Italy
2012 Pictography, iconography and arts of memory in Diego Valades 
In I Molti Rinascimenti di Aby Warburg Istituto di Studi Rinascimentali / Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara, Italy
2011 Messico coloniale: Una mnemotecnica per immagini
In Il potere delle espressioni e le espressioni del potere nelle epoche di passaggio. Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy