Marco Strappato (Porto San Giorgio, 1982) is an Italian artist based in Milan. He holds an MA from the Royal College of Art London, a BFA from Brera Academy Milan and a BFA from the Fine Arts Academy of Florence. His work is engaged with a urgent reassessment of the contemporary understanding of image production and image distribution, through a multidisciplinary practice which involves collage, video, photography and installation. Mostly Strappato uses landscape images e.g. desktop wallpaper (strictly connected with the idea of desire and escapism). Those images may be used to understand the aesthetic experience in contemporaneity, amid the rhetorical discourses about the authentic and inauthentic, the exotic and familiar, the artificial and the natural.
Marco Strappato has exhibited in many institutional spaces, including at 16a Quadriennale Rome, MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna Bologna, MAXXI . Museo Nazionale del XXI secolo Rome, American Academy in Rome, Royal College of Art London, Victoria Art Center Bucharest, Palazzo della Permanente Milan, Centro Pecci Prato, Macro Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Rome, Prague Biennale 5, Galleria Nazionale delle Marche Urbino, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea “Osvaldo Licini” Ascoli Piceno, Fondazione del Monte Bologna.