Giuseppe Stampone (b. 1974, France) challenges international social and political issues, blending irony and humour to create provocative artworks. His artistic production ranges from multimedia installations and videos to drawings made with Bic pen, a technique common to several of his projects. His intricate, scientific analysis allows for the introduction of concealed symbolism in his work. Stampone 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 promote social agendas.

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

Since 2013, Giuseppe Stampone has been an associate member of The American Academy in Rome. The same year, he was invited to conduct an artistic residency at the Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art (YMCA) in Gwangju, South Korea. Since 2017, he has been an associate member of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in New York. In 2020, he was the first Italian fellow of the residency at Villa Romana in Florence.

Selected Exhibitions

MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2023); Marie Laure Fleisch Gallery, Brussels (2021); 59th Venice Biennial, Pavilion of the Republic of Cuba, Venice (2022); Artvisor, 10 Hanover, London (2018); CIAC, Foligno, Italy (2018); Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi (2016); Prometeogallery, Milan (2015);  MIT Museum, Cambridge, USA (2015); Burri Foundation, Città di Castello, Italy (2015); American Academy, Rome (2015);  56th Venice Biennial, Pavilion of the Republic of Cuba, S. Servolo Island, Venice (2015); collateral event to the 56th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi, Venice (2015); Liverpool Biennial, UK (2010); La Triennale Bovisa, Milan (2009); Quadriennale Rome, Italy (IXV, 2004; XV, 2008).

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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