Davide Stucchi

Davide Stucchi
 

Italy, 1988
Lives and works in Milan

Davide Stucchi

Davide Stucchi’s artistic research makes use of minimal interventions, often ones of subtraction or alteration, on pre-existing materials.
His installations evoke absent bodies that interact with vulnerable objects in the intimacy of spaces sculpted by intimate and private feelings and memories. The comparison with external realities such as fashion, advertising, and the domestic environment in Stucchi’s works, serves as an expedient for the deconstruction of social and gender representations.
With a certain sense of irreverence without narrative justifications, Stucchi’s works are on the threshold of the image without taking it for real, on that point that crosses the plot of the experience remaining dubious and always distant. His is a proposal for the deconstruction of the macho ideal, also through a given methodology, not in the productive effort. Bodies and objects become desirable and desiring subjects, sensual elements that come alive and invite close relationships and new gestures.

His last solo exhibition was presented by Martina Simeti in April 2021. In 2020 he was exhibited by Deborah Schamoni in Munich, in 2019 at Gregor Staiger Zurich, Switzer- land, Sundog, Paris, Paris, France, and Zazà, Naples, Italy. Among the group shows are: Stadtgalerie Berna Svizzera (2020), Centrale Fies, Dro (TN) Italia (2019), Fondazione Sandretto ReRebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2018), Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (2016). He was in residence at the Triangle, Marseille (2016), Cité internationale des Arts, Paris (2013), Fondazione Pastificio Cerere per l’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2013).

His works, including “Light Switch”, were exhibited at the Quadriennale d’arte 2020, « FUORI », in Rome. Stucchi is among the 11 Italian artists called to open RETROFUTURO, a project of the MACRO, Rome that opened in February 2021.

Selected Works