Lives and works in Milan
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.
Stucchi has exhibited at Martina Simeti, Milano, Italy; Deborah Shamoni Gallery in Munich, Germany; Gregor Staiger Zurich, Switzerland; Sundog, Paris, France; and Zazà, Naples, Italy. Group exhibitions include: “Lo davamo per scontato” curated by Marco Arrigoni and Giacomo Pigliapoco, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy (2023), “I tried being my self” curated by Mohamed Almusibli, Lovay Fine Arts, Geneve, Switzerland (2023) “Every lie has an audience” curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, Masèll Paradise, Milan, Italy (2022);
RetroFuturo, MACRO, Rome, Italy (2021); Quadriennale d’Arte 2020 | FUORI, Rome (2020); Stadtgalerie Berne Switzerland (2020); Centrale Fies, Dro (Turin), Italy (2019); Fondazione Sandretto ReRebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2018); and the Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (2016). He has done residence projects at Triangle, Marseille (2016); Cité internationale des Arts, Paris (2013); and Fondazione Pastificio Cerere per l’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2013). He was one of the finalists of PART – Premio Artisti Italiani 2022 (Rimini, Italy).
Stucchi is among the twelve Italian artists called upon to open RETROFUTURO – at MACRO (Rome) – a palimpsest where different temporalities overlap with one another to reflect on the role of a public collection of contemporary art in the 21st century.