Christian Patracchini is an artist, writer and curator, working across different art forms, projects alternate between performances, text based work, sound and drawing.

In recent years he has exhibited his work in exhibitions and festivals in the UK and abroad, including the BIOS Festival in Athens 2009, the PAE Festival in Rotterdam 2010, the Colloquium Festival 2011 at School of Speech and Drama, Dimanche Rouge (Paris) 2012, The Month of Performance Art (Berlin) 2013, Tempting Failure (Bristol) 2014, Writing Sound 2 (Bergen) 2014, Café Oto (London) and at the Art Writing festival ‘WhereWereWe’ in Aarhus (Denmark) 2015, most recently he has shown work at PoemBrut (RichMix).

In April 2017 he has completed Knots a new writing project presenting a collection of one line poems and aphorisms exploring the notion of the event in the making. He is the founding editor of ZenoPress a brand new independent publisher.

For current activity please check the News part of the site.


At the centre of many of my projects there is a fascination with how movement can be felt before it actualizes – taking form is a key to a developing vocabulary of movement that foregrounds incipience rather than dis-placement, provoking exploration into how thought works, where creation begins, what constitute novelty and how thinking through movement can alter the force of thought.

Processes of association, appropriation, extraction, justaposition, distortion and fragmentation are vital approaches in order to create ‘apertures’ which rather than arriving at end-objects, or fulfilling objective ends, are carried by wavelike tendencies, in a rollover of experiences continually substituting for each other.

The work is shaped by an interdisciplinary approach, which involves the flowing between writing on page/screen, performance in time, still and moving image,  individual and collective actions