Marco Ugolini (IT)

He was born in Bologna in 1983, has studied at the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) Florence, the Bauhaus University in Weimar and at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Since 2008, as art director in the field of graphic design, he takes part in several projects in the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany. His illustrations are published in various European magazines. Through his stay at the artist in residency program of the Centro De Arte e Tecnologia (JACA) in Brasil in 2010, he extended his previous European exhibition activity.

The Italian artist and graphic designer Marco Ugolini transforms visualized thought experiments in a multimedia way. Inspired by contemporary philosophical positions by Giorgio Agamben, Paolo Virno, and Slavoj Žižek, in his works he encourages to question the interrelationship between graphic and communication design and visual arts. What veritable statement can our language nowadays give? To what extent do graphic signs interfere with our every-day mediatized world, thus manipulating the essence of single words in their artistic design context? Is it possible to face the deception and masquerade on a social and political communication level? 

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Selection of current works

Per Color, Intervention in the Public Space, Series of Photography, 2010Fauna, Series of Objects, 2010A Poster, Manipulated Digital Image, 2010The Icon Project (Che Guevara), Mosaique, 2010Equality!, Intervention in the Public Space, Series of Photography, 2007Lonely Pixels (My Neighbourhod is my Art Gallery), Intervention in the Public Space, Photos, 2007