Often inspired by computer circuitry, biological structures, and hieroglyphic alphabets, Marco Maggi creates works dedicated to evoking different methods of communication. Exhibiting the artist's interest in the relationship between information and knowledge in the modern era, the intricacies of Maggi's work are meant to make the viewer stop, look, and question. Rendered in finely detailed drypoint on metallic foil, the incomprehensible textural markings of the wryly titled Pre-Columbian and Post-Clintonian (2003) seek to highlight the wealth of information—and concomitant dearth of real, in-depth knowledge—inherent to the Internet age. "We are setting up a society of dysfunctional information: reality becomes illegible and visual arts, invisible," the artist has said.
Maggi represented Uruguay in the 2002 São Paulo Bienal, and his works have been shown in numerous institutions including El Museo del Barrio, the Whitney Museum, and the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City.
Marco Maggi Gallery Art
Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Daros Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA