Giuseppe Stampone (b. 1974, Cluses) is an artist who lives and works between Teramo, Brussels and Rome.
His production ranges from multimedia installations and videos to drawings made with Bic pen, where the medium of drawing becomes a relational device at the center of community building. He is the founder of the Solstice Project, carried out in collaboration with the European Union and developed in several countries. Since 2002, he has collaborated with artist and life partner Maria Crispal, with whom he shares the Global Education and Solstice Project. In 2021, the Bic company produced the color "Blue Stampone," dedicated to the artist for his drawings made with a Bic pen through which he investigates icons of the past and present.
Stampone teaches Painting Techniques at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and collaborates with universities and academies such as IULM University in Milan, Federico II University in Naples, and the McLuhan Program of Culture and Technology in Toronto. He is an associate member of the American Academy of Rome and of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation of New York. In 2020, he is the first Italian winner of the residency at Villa Romana in Florence, funded by Deutsche Bank. In 2013, with L'ABC del Bel Paese, he won the first edition of the "Pacco d'Artista" Award, promoted by Poste Italiane, and his work was reproduced on one hundred thousand of the company's parcels.
His works have been exhibited in several international art exhibitions, museums, foundations and galleries including: “Il cielo blu sopra il Gran Sasso / Campo Imperatore”, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani (Milan, 2023); 59th Venice Biennale, Cuban Pavilion (2022); “Personale connettivo”, MAC (Lissone, 2022), curated by Francesca Guerisoli; “Nel blu dipinto”, Marca Corona (Sassuolo, 2022), with a text by Leonardo Caffo; “Past to the Future”, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani (Milan, 2022); London Drawing Biennial (2021); 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture, South Korean Pavilion (2021); Villa Romana, Florence (2021); “Due generazioni a confronto: Giuseppe Stampone e Ugo La Pietra”, CIAC Museum (Foligno, 2018), curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Italo Tomassoni; “De la nature des choses", Galleria MLF (Brussels, 2018); “Precipitato formale. Giuseppe Stampone in dialogo con Jota Castro”, Galleria Eduardo Secci (Florence, 2018), curated by Pietro Gaglianò; Seoul Biennale of Architecture (2017); Ostende Triennial (2017).
His works are in major international collections including: MFAH - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome; GAMeC – Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; Calcografia Nazionale - Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome; Sydney Biennial; Kochi Biennial Foundation, Kerala; Wilfredo Lam Center, Havana; Artnexus Foundation, Bogotà.