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.
Since 2013 Giuseppe Stampone is associated member of The American Academy of Roma, and in the same year he was invited to a residency in the Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art (YMCA) of Gwangju in South Korea, since 2017 he is an associated member of Civitella Ranieri Foundation in New York. His works are exibited in international art shows, museums and foundations including: CIAC – Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea (2018); Biennial of Architecture in Seoul, South Korea (2017); Trieannal of Ostenda, Belgium (2017); Base progetti per l’arte, Firenze (2017); Fuori Uso, Pescara (2016); 56th International Art Biennial of Venice, Italy (2015); Group exhibition “Black on White”, American Academy, Rome (2015); Au rendez-vous des amis, Fondazione Burri, Città di Castello (2015); “The Idea of Realism”, American Academy, Rome (2013); Biennial of Kochi-Muziris, Kerala, India (2012); 11th Biennial of L’Avana, Cuba (2012); Biennial of Liverpool, UK (2010); 14th and 15th Quadriennial of Rome, Italy (2004 – 2008); Museum of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, U.S.A (2016); “Welcome” American Academy, Rome, (2008); Art Kunsthalle of Gwangju, South Korea; Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center of L’Avana, Cuba; MAXXI – National Art Museum of XXI Century of Rome, Italy; MACRO – Comtemporary Art Museum in Rome, Italy; Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy; Triennial Bovisa, Milan, Italy; Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland; GAMeC – Modern and Contemporary Museum of Art, Bergamo, Italy; The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn – NYC, U.S.A.. Some of his art works are kept in different foundations and public collections including: Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX; MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy; Foundation of Biennial of Kochi-Muziris, Kerala, India; Foundation of Biennial of Sidney, Australia; Foundation of Quadriennial of Rome, Italy; MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy; Phelan Foundation, New York, U.S.A.; GAMeC Museum of Bergamo, Italy; Wilfredo LAM Contemporary Art Museum, L’Avana, Cuba; Birbragher Foundation, Bogotà, Colombia; La Farnesina Collection, Rome, Italy; La Gaia Foundation, Busca, Italy; Pecci Contemporary Art Museum, Prato, Italy. Giuseppe Stampone is represented from Prometeo Gallry of Milan-Lucca, Italy, MLF Gallery of Bruxelles and Eduardo Secci of Florence, Italy. Gallery solo shows by Prometeo Gallery: Emigration Made Pavilion 148 (2015), Global Education (2012), The Rules of the Game (2010); by Galleria MLF: EUROPE VS EUROPE (2016), Welcome to Gransasso (2019); by Eduardo Secci: Precipitato formale (2018).