The research of Christian Fogarolli is characterized by a strong interest in the nature of identity, investigated through different perspectives, such as the archival research. He works with different media: environmental installations, photography, sculpture, and video. His work shows connections with theories and scientific disciplines, that often and unconsciously, have used the art to progress and become science.
Moreover, Fogarolli's artworks can be contextualized within a study on image and object perception in relation to subjectivity, probing ties with the anormality and deviance. His works often sounds then out the links between normality and deviance, the relationship among different species and how the latter are usually strictly divided in private or public dimensions.
In 2010 Christian Fogarolli obtained the Master Degree Inside the Image: Study, Diagnosis and Restoration of Antique, Modern and Contemporary Paintings at the University of Verona and graduated the following year in Management and Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Trento.
He showed his research into events as dOCUMENTA(13) with the exclusive presentation of the project Lost Identities (2012); The Magnificent Obsession at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rovereto, MART (2013); 54° Biennial of Venice (2011); Artissima at Lingotto of Torino (2013, 2015, 2017); Civic Gallery, Trento (2014); Le Mur at La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris (2014); Artbrussels (2015, 2016); Foundation Miniscalchi Erizzo Museum, Verona (2015); de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (2015); 5th Moscow International Biennale (2016); Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (2017); Gayté Lyrique, Paris (2017); ARCO Madrid (2018); Futura Center for Contemporary art, Prague (2018); Palazzo Fortuny Venice (2018); Palazzo Ajutamicristo, Palermo (2018); Museo di Palazzo Poggi, Bologna (2019); Galerie im Park – Museum for Contemporary Art and Culture, Bremen, Germany (2019); at Alberta Pane Gallery in Paris in the solo exhibition Il Corpo d'Aria (2019) and more recently at the Musée d'Histoire de la Médecine - Université de Paris, Paris, France (2020).
The artist has been awarded with the Italian Council Prize (2019), promoted and funded by the Direzione Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee e Periferie urbane of Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali (Mibac), for his project Pneuma, which was exhibited at STATE Experience Science GmbH, Berlin and curated by Johanna Teresa Wallenborn and Giulia Busetti (2020).
His works are in private and public collections as AGI Verona, Antoine de Galbert collection, Rotary Club International, dOCUMENTA's archive Kassel, Benetton Foundation.