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Didier Morelli

Didier Morelli is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar who combines practice and research in both his academic and performative explorations. His dissertation investigates the relationship between the body of the artist and the infrastructure of the city in Los Angeles and New York City between 1970 and 1985, with specific attention to how performance art resists, renegotiates, and responds to architectural and urban functionalism. The project offers a historical genealogy, conceptual framework, and practical entry point into architecturally engaged practices. Additional research interests include the history of conceptual art, institutional critique, pedagogy within the arts, media, as well as athletics and the culture of sport. Morelli hopes to continue his professional career as an artist while teaching.