Werdegang / Ausbildung: 
Karla Marchesi's recent practice can be described as a reflection on the quasi-religious and gender identity of the artist in the post Internet age, so to a decoding of modernity, filtered through the medium of history painting. By broaching themes of death and temporality; cultural constructs, contrivances and historical myopia, Marchesi’s work seeks to create a space positing a landscape which draws together traditions of 17th century Vanitas painting and Modernism. These painted mise-en-scènes utilise a tragic-comic sensibility. Adopting a hyperopic vision of human experience, these works reflect on the theatricality of our historical moment and address anxieties afflicting contemporary living.
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen: 
Karla Marchesi holds Bachelor of Fine Art (2004) and Honours in Fine Art (2007) degrees from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, where she received the University Medal for academic excellence and the Honours Thesis Prize. Marchesi received the Philip Bacon Galleries Prize for Excellence in Drawing in 2003, enabling her to study for a semester at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, US. Marchesi has held solo exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin, Singapore, Leipzig and Luxembourg. In 2012 she undertook a studio residency at Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin that preceded her first international solo exhibition at Kunsthalle M3, Berlin. She has subsequently participated in a number of international group exhibitions. Her work is included in a number of public collections including Swiss Re, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Museum of Brisbane, and several regional galleries in Australia.

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Floral Atlas Artscape Contemporary, Luxembourg
Gold Standard Helmut, Leipzig, Germany
2017 After Nature Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2015 Vivarium Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2014 Here nor There Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore
2013 Hang-Ups Beam Contemporary, Melbourne Australia
Every moment lives together Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany
2012 To have and to hold Beam Contemporary, Melbourne Australia
Finders Keepers Firstdraft, Sydney, Australia
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Marchesi was a finalist 2017 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 2016 Finalist- Bayside Acquisitive Art Award, Brighton, Victoria and 2014 Finalist - Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. In 2013 Marchesi received the Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant – Early Career, 2012 Winner of the Wilson Visual Arts Award, 2010 Arts Queensland Career Development Grant and 2010 1st Prize Redland Art Awards, Queensland.