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GIANMARCO PORRU

ARTIST STATEMENT & BIO

 

GianMarco Porru (1989) is a visual artist. He lives and works in Milan.

In his installation, film and photographic work, he draws on the cultures and syncretic mythologies of

the Mediterranean with a constant transit between past and present, a dialogue between folk tradition,

oral narrative and contemporary visual culture.

In his recent artistic research, he looks to Sardinia as a speculative territory to activate a critical

reinterpretation of the idea of the authentic, archaic and pure understood as a problematic

phenomenon of cultural heritage representation. Undisciplined and dissident characters compared to classicist narrative dot his imagery and come from a stratified pantheon where astrological mysteries are entwined with individual mythologies, community beliefs and forms of knowledge.

His work has been exhibited in festivals, museum, foundations and independent spaces such as Fondazione Merz, Turin; Solar dos Abacaxis, Rio de Janeiro; Tropigalpao, Rio de Janeiro; Re- mapped festival, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan; Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo,Guarene; Fondazione Sozzani, Milan; MilanOltre, Milan; Museo MA*GA, Gallarate; Museo Nivola, Orani; PAV, Turin; Museo del Novecento, Milano; Museo MAN, Nuoro; Photovogue Festival, Piccolo Teatro di Milano-Teatro d’Europa; MAO Museo di Arte Orientale, Turin.

In 2023 he was in residence at Solar dos Abacaxis supported by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture under the Italian Council program (12th edition, 2023), which aims to promote Italian contemporary art worldwide.

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