Marco Cingolani

1961 · Italy

Artist biography

Marco Cingolani is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Italy. Marco Cingolani was born in 1961. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Maurizio Cattelan and Grazia Toderi.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marco Cingolani is represented by two galleries, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea and Thomas Brambilla Contemporary Art in Bergamo, Italy and Italy respectively. Marco Cingolani most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan (30 May 2019 until 12 July 2019) with the exhibition Specie Di Spazi (Species Of Spaces).

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously lush in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy represents the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive blossoming of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as an important heart for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Marco Cingolani

Born in 1961, Marco Cingolani's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Marco Cingolani

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