Simonetta Moro

140 Plymouth Street, 1A

Simonetta Moro, Drawing Marble House, projected on the Manhattan Bridge for Light Year 49, 2019. Video.
Simonetta Moro, Drawing Marble House, Projected On The Manhattan Bridge For Light Year 49, 2019. Video.

My work deals with architecture, memory and place, explored primarily through drawing and painting. I seek to create a poetic experience through a representation of the phenomenological world and its manifestations. Places are the subject and object of my work: as sites of memory, points of departure for imaginary journeys, vectors of time and space, and sites of exploration and intervention. My approach oscillates between the affective and the activist and includes the fictional as well as the factual. Figuration and abstraction often coexist in the same image; the map-form is a synthesis of these two modes, a metaphor that allows me to expand on the politics and poetics of places.

Additional works from this series can be viewed here. 

Videos of full drawings scrolling on the automatic panorama machine:

Roman Panorama:
The Now of Knowability: 


Simonetta Moro’s practice centers on painting, drawing, and writing in art theory, with a particular focus on issues around mapping and the representation of places. Her work has been exhibited in the US and Europe, including: BRIC Art House, New York; Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn (NY); Center for Architecture, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Clara Hatton Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO; Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoke, VA; the American Academy in Rome, Italy; and the Harris Museum, Preston, UK. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, UK; received a MA from Winchester School of Art, UK; and a BFA Painting from Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation grant.

Born in Italy, Moro currently lives in New York City, and is the Director of The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA).