MARCO CINGOLANI was born in in Como in 1961.
He settled in Milan when he was very young, in the years in which in Milan a new artistic sensibility, not more rooted in history of art and in references to the masters but linked to an idea of critical manipolation of reality and communication through mass media. The work by Marco Congolani, since its beginning, has always tried to delete the normative power of the media images, putting them under the radical care of the artist. After he participated in many group shows as Una scena emergente (1991, Museo Pecci, Prato) and Due o tre cose che so di loro (1998, PAC, Milan) he has had many antological show dedicated in different prestigious public institutions such as Palazzo Strozzi in Florence and Promotrice delle Belle Arti in Turin.
He participated in 2006 at the group show Senza Famiglia, at Palazzo della Promotrice delle belle Arti in Turin. He works with Antonio Colombo Artecontemporanea in Milan. In 2010 the Italian museum director Giacinto di Pietrantonio inveted him at PAC, Padiglione d’arte contemporanea in Milan, to join the group show Ibrido, with di Jan Fabre, Gilbert&George, Charles Avery, Damien Hirst, Piotr Uklanski, Patrick Tuttofuoco and some other masters of the international contemporary sccene. In 2012 he showed his work in Il Belpaese dell’arte, at Gamec in Bergamo, curated by Pietrantonio and Maria Cristina Rodeschini, along with the artists Elmgreen&Dragset, Sislej Xhafa, Alighiero Boetti, Maurizio Cattelan, Alterazioni Video, and many others. In 2015 he partecipated at the group show La famosa invasione degli artisti a Milano, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; in 2017 L’arte e la croce, Palazzo Ducale, Massa, Italy; in 2019, Revolution, 1989-2019 – L’arte del mondo nuovo 30 anni dopo, Castel Sismondo, Rimini, Italy; in 2020 Pittori fantastici nella valle del Po, PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara, Italy.
Amongst Cingolani’s numerous solo shows we remind in 2018 Lupercalia aujourd’hui, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Renato Guttuso, Bagheria, Italy; in 2011 A perdita d’occhio, Broletto, Pinacoteca Civica, Como, Italy, in 2007 Finalmente a casa, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; in 2002 Bang Bang, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy and I miei poeti, i miei colori, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy; in 2000 Ho un appuntamento, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; in 1998 Pittori innamorati, Raab Gallery, Berlin, Germany; in 1995 Terra e cielo da sempre uniti and Il golfo e l’amore, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena, Italy; in 1992 Documentario, Galleria In Arco, Turin, Italy.