b. 1985, Busto Arsizio, Italy; lives and works in Milan, Italy.
Diego Marcon has developed a conceptually rigorous practice that focuses on the moving image, and extends to encompass film, video installation and sculpture. Marcon is interested in cinematic archetypes, combining both theoretical and structural approaches, and their rich narrative potential to express profound psychological and emotional states. Whether investigating horror, comedy, or cartoons, ultimately, he considers the relationship between reality and representation through an investigation into the ontology of the moving image. Through emphasis and repetition, Marcon gives shape to an uncanny dimension to his work that frequently brings cinema into a spatial practice and complicates our perception of what is real.
Diego Marcon's recent projects include Monelle, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street (2023); The Milk of Dreams, 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2022); The Parents' Room, Museo Madre, Naples (2021); Ludwig, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore/LASALLE, Singapore and Galleria ZERO…, Milan (2019); La miserabile, La Triennale di Milano, Milan (2018); MAXXI Bulgari Prize 2018, Museo MAXXI, Rome (2018); Ehi, voi! 16ª Quadriennale d’Arte Altri Tempi, Altri Miti, Rome (2016); FRANTI, FUORI!, Careof, Milan (2015); and Pour vos beaux yeux, Gasconade, Milano (2013). Forthcoming in 2023, Marcon will have major solo presentations at Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, and at Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Teatro Gerolamo, Milan.
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