MARCO Villard
| marco.villard@gmail.com

"The world is a village" has never been more appropriately used than while introducing Marco Villard. Who is Marco? A better question is what is he? Marco was born in Brussels to a French father and an Austrian mother. He lived there until the family moved to Switzerland where he spent his last childhood years before embarking on a sort of country hopping if you will. He lived in Italy, Spain and the UK until finally settling down in Austria.

Marco started working as a cartoonist in the early 1990s for Business Central Europe (part of The Economist Group) and is the house cartoonist for European Voice newspaper since its launch in 1995 (based in Brussels and also part of The Economist Group). In addition to various newspapers and magazines (Switzerland, Austria), Marco also worked as a cartoonist for one of the European Commission's department and its many conferences, usually drawing simultaneously with the designated speaker.

Marco, feeling somewhat restrained by the small size of cartoons, made the jump in 1999 into paintings, incorporating his cartoonist style into Pop Art. Because of his caricaturist approach, Marco uses real people or images in his artwork and, as one notices, does not shy away from controversy.

PAINTER/POP-ART-ARTIST, Vienna, Austria 1999–present
Conception, creation, and sale of pop art paintings

 

POLITICAL CARTOONIST
1999–present
“European Voice” (The Economist Group), weekly
1995–present
European Union Commission/DG 13, IT Department
Simultaneous cartoon illustration of conference content
1998–2001
European Union Commission/DG 24, Department for Consumer Rights
Cartoons for monthly magazine
1998–2000
“Business Central Europe” (The Economist Group), monthly
1992–2000
“Courage” (Switzerland), monthly
1998–2000
“Output” (Switzerland), monthly
1997–1999
“Der Standard”, weekly
1990–1996
“Apple Time” Magazine, monthly
1992-1995

 

ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS 1994–present
Phillips, Vienna, Austria
Created and drew “Phil”, worldwide character for video recorder market.
All Nippon Airways Washington
Caricatures

British Petroleum Brussels
Caricatures

General Motors
Caricatures
Wienerberger Brick Production
Presentation Illustrations, Magazine Illustrations
BKS Werbeagentur, Vienna, Austria
Freelance work, Creative director
Communication Werbeagentur, Vienna, Austria
Product design, illustrations
Factory, Advertising Company, Vienna, Austria
Specialized in animated cartoons for educational CD-Rom’s
Bapeyer Werbung & Produktion, Vienna, Austria
Illustrations
Hugo Frosch Gmbh, Thannhausen, Germany
Cartoons for various industrial projects
Donauturm Ausichtsturm & Restaurantbetriebsgmbh, Vienna, Austria
Illustrations for events
Wigast Gmbh, Vienna, Austria
Cartoons for Menu Card
Adamson Bsmg, Brussels, Belgium
Caricatures and cartoons for various projects
Shandwick Public Relations, Brussels, Belgium
Caricatures and cartoons for various projects
Messinger Werbung, Vienna, Austria
Cartoons and illustrations for various projects
Gomax, St. Veit, Austria
Cartoons, illustrations and design of industrial products in the cosmetic industry

 

CONTRACT WORK 1994–present
Kanzlei Bescar; Veltze & Partner KeG, Vienna, Austria
Labor Dr. Ulm GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Aducation-Gesellschaft Zur Vermarktung & Bewerbung von bildungsangebotmbh, Vienna, Austria
Ogily Public Relations Worldwide, Brussels, Belgium

 

FESTIVALS
cartoons
Festival International de la caricature, St-Juste-le-Martel, France
1991
Festival du dessin de presse et de la BD, Belfaux,  Switzerland
1996
Hundert Jahre Blasinstrument und Internationaler Cartoon Festival” Klagenfurt, Austria
1999

 

ART EXHIBITIONS
At the United Nations Centre in Vienna, Austria
(cartoons & paintings)
2002
Galerie Kaleidoskop, 1040 Vienna, Austria
(paintings)
2002
At the United Nations Centre in Vienna, Austria
(paintings)
2003
At the United Nations Centre in Vienna, Austria
(paintings)
2004
Art Gallery Art Craft Holpert, Vienna, Austria
(paintings & cartoons)
2004
Institut Français de Vienne, Vienna, Austria
(paintings)
2004
At the United Nations Centre in Vienna, Austria
(paintings)
2005
Institut Francais de Vienne, Vienna, Austria
(paintings)
2005
Art Gallery Lustgarten, Klagenfurt, Austria
(paintings)
2005
Résidence Palace, Brussels, Belgium
(cartoons)
2005

Art Gallery Zum Alten Rathaus, Stockerau, Austria
(paintings)

2006

Art Gallery "Bla Bla & Gallery", Brussels, Belgium
(paintings)

2008

Villa Kunterbunt, Pressbaum, Austria
(paintings)

2009

Sky360, Vienna, Austria
(paintings)

2010