Davide Sgambaro’s research explores existential issues relating to the condition and role of the artist and art world in contemporary precariousness. Using different media, that range from installation to photography, from sculpture to video, the artist gives life to caustic narratives as a response to the disparities of contemporary world through ironic forms. Drawing on childhood imagery and adopting a playful and irreverent attitude typical of childhood, Sgambaro activates survival mechanisms to imagine a new utopia. In this direction, his works reveal and exorcise beliefs, fears and distortions inherent in the social and cultural order.
He studied at the IUAV University of Venice. Exhibitions and awards include:
Kiss, kick, kiss, solo show, Italian Institute of Culture Köln, Cologne, Germany (2021-upcoming), ARTISSIMA Art Fair, Main section, with Alberta Pane (Paris, Venezia), Turin (2021-upcoming); Ciak Collecting - Collection and the city Art Verona Fair, curated by Irene Sofia Comi, Palazzo Orti Manara, Verona, Italy (2021); Never shall we labour, Centre Civic Can Felipa, curated by Irene Angenica, Barcelona (2021); winner of the Public Call Cantica21. Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere - Under 35 Section - acquisition by MAMbo Museum, Bologna, Italy; Salut à toi, Flush Project Space, Paris (2021); Whatever it takes, Galleria A+A, Venice (2020); Paesaggi eterni, Spaziosiena, Siena, Italy (2019); L'abbaglio, Société Interludio, Turin (2019); Diari tra diari, Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte and GAM Torino, Turin (2019); White and black stripes and a red nose (The game, Let's talk), Almanac Inn, Turin (2019); Il disegno politico italiano, Galleria A+A, Venice (2019); Q- Rated, La Quadriennale di Roma, Castello di Rivoli (To), Italy (2018); Una cosa divertente che non farò mai più, Rita Urso Artopia Gallery, Milan (2018); Love me tender, Stonefly Art Prize, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (2018); Combat Prize, Museo G. Fattori, Livorno, Italy (2017); Francesco Fabbri Prize, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo, Italy (2016); 100th-99th young artists collective, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2015-2016); Le projet de l'étoile, La Non-Maison Foundation, Aix-en-Provence, France, (2016); Atelier Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2015-2016); Residenza Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte, Poirino (TO), Italy (2015); A Symphony of Hunger Digesting Fluxus in Four Movements, A+A Gallery, Venice (2015). His work is present in public and private collections.