His theoretical and field research unfolds in archival and museum contexts, from which he draws inspiration with the aim of enhancing little-known heritage. His practice develops at the intersection of visual art and scientific disciplines, investigating how the latter have used the artistic medium to progress. Through historical and archival research, he attempts to deconstruct the binary condition that separates deviance and normality, reflecting on the normative attributions of disease, marginalization, and categorization in contemporary society.
By using different forms of expression, from installation to photography, from sculpture to video, Fogarolli’s works stimulate critical thinking on the relationship between mind and brain, reflecting on how the functional processes of the latter interact with the subjective ones of the mind, and investigating how these acts of thought develop into behaviors considered lawful or prohibited.
In 2010 Christian Fogarolli obtained a Master Degree in 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.
The results of his research have been displayed in events such as dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); MART, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Rovereto, Rovereto (2013); La Maison Rouge, Antoine de Galbert Foundation, Paris (2014); Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi-Erizzo, Verona (2015); de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (2015); 5th Moscow International Biennale, Moscow (2016); Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (2017); Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (2017); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2017); Mart, Rovereto / Galleria Civica, Trento (2014-18); Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, Arles (2018); MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2018); Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2018); Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble (2019); Musée d’Histoire de la Médecine, Paris (2020); MARe, Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest (2020); STATE Experience Science, Berlin (2020); Löwenbraukunst Art Center and schwarzescafé Luma Westbau, Zurich (2020); Etablissement Gschwandner Reaktor, Vienna (2020); GAM, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (2020); MAMM, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (2020); Benetton Foundation, Treviso (2021); MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (2022); CCCB, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona (2022); Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid (2022) and Schloss Waldegg, Feldbrunnen Canton Solothurn, Switzerland (2022).
He received research and residency awards at the College of Physicians and Mütter Museum, Philadelphia (2018); Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague (2018); Italian Council Prize granted by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Rome (2019); A Collection Residency, Bonotto Foundation, Vicenza (2020); Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Bruxelles (2022).