Giuseppe Stampone

Giuseppe Stampone (b. 1974, Cluses, France) tackles international social and political issues, blending irony and humour to create provocative artworks. He is most recognised for his use of Bic pens, with which he creates intricately detailed drawings. His intricate, scientific analysis allows for the introduction of concealed symbolism in his work. The artist is interested in communicative tools and how they can encourage social cohesion. Believing art should be accessible to all, much of his output features audience participation. This participation extends the social implications of his installations and shows; Stampone acts as an artist and an activist, enlightening his audiences on the horrors of war, social unrest, and water shortages. He calls this ‘Global Education.’ As part of his efforts, Stampone founded the Solstizio Project, which binds together artists and activists to further promote social agendas.

Stampone studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, L’Aquila, Italy, between 1997-2001. Stampone also works as a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Italy. Stampone lives and works in Rome and Brussels.

Selected Exhibitions

Marie Laure Fleisch Gallery, Brussels; Prometeogallery, Milan; Prometeogallery, Milan; Artvisor, 10 Hanover; MIT Museum, Cambridge, USA; Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi; Burri Foundation, Città di Castello, Italy; American Academy, Rome; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; 56th Venice Biennial, Pavilion of the Republic of Cuba, S. Servolo Island, Venice; 59th Venice Biennial, Pavilion of the Republic of Cuba, Venice; collateral event to the 56th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi, Venice; Liverpool Biennial; Triennale Bovisa, Milan; and XIV Rome Quadriennale, Rome.

Selected Collections

Phelan Foundation, New York; Birbragher Foundation, Bogota; Sidney Biennial Foundation, Sidney; La Quadriennale Foundation, Rome; LAM, Museum of Contemporary Art, La Havana; Gamec Museum, Bergamo; La Farnesina Collection, Rome; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museo MAXXI, Rome, Italy; Biennal Kochi-Muziris Foundation, Kerala, India; Rome Quadriennal Foundation, Italy; MACRO, Rome, Italy.

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