GIUSEPPE STAMPONE (Cluses, France 1974)
Based in Rome and Brussels.
Stampone’s artistic production ranges from multimedia installations to drawings made with Bic pen, a technique common to several of his projects. In a time of rising public vigilance, his art is unabashedly a potent form of political protest. He continuously endeavors to introduce an alternative social-political agenda through his art works and community-based interventions. His approach is nuanced and methodical, inviting audiences to meditate on basic issues such as immigration, water and war, even as they find themselves having to endure the natural and manmade disasters and conflicts that seem to abound today.
After the studies he founded the network Solstizio (www.solstizio.org) co-financed by the European Union and developed in different Countries of the world. Solstizio is a project based on artistic interventions in which the new generations take part, and deal with global contemporary themes, such as environment, social conflicts and sustainable economies. The network relies on the collaboration of artists, art curators, intellectuals, architects, sociologists and Universities, Museums, Associations, Foundations, NGOs, Public and Private Institutions. The main actions of Solstizio are directed to the EU Programs based on innovative artistic projects in support of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations (Art&earth and We are the Planet). In Solstizio Stampone has realized artistic installations in public spaces with the participation of 30.000 citizens from 10 Countries of the world.
Stampone collaborates with various Universities such as the Fine Academy of Urbino (Italy), where he teaches “Tecniche e Tecnologie delle Arti Visive”, IULM University of Milan, the Federico II University of Naples and the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of Toronto. He elaborates interventions of research and experimentation about art and new media with Alberto Abruzzese and Derrick De Kerckhove.
In 2013 he was affiliated Fellowship at The American Academy in Rome and won the Art Residency at Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art (YMCA), Gwangju, South Korea.
His work has been exhibited in International Art Biennials, Museums and Foundations including: 56th Venice Biennial (2015); Kochi-Muziris Biennial (2012); 11th Havana Biennial (2012); Liverpool Biennial (2010); 14th and 15th Quadriennale di Roma (2004-2008); MIT Museum, Boston (2016); American Academy in Rome (2008-2013-2014-2015); Gwangju Museum of Art Kunsthalle, Gwangju, South Korea; Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, La Havana; MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome; MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Triennale Bovisa, Milan; Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich; GAMeC – Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo; The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn – New York.
Among the foundations and public collections holding work by Giuseppe Stampone are: Biennal Kochi-Muziris Foundation, Kochi (India); Sidney Biennial Foundation, Sidney; La Quadriennale Foundation, Rome; MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; Phelan Foundation, New York; GAMeC Museum, Bergamo (I); Wilfredo LAM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Havana; Birbragher Foundation, Bogotà (Colombia); La Farnesina Collection, Rome; La Gaia Foundation, Busca (CN), I; Museum of Contemporary Art L.Pecci, Prato, I
He is represented by Prometeo Gallery, Milan – Lucca