Marco Maggi

Born: 1957

Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay

Lives and Works: New York, NY and Montevideo, Uruguay

Education: MFA, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

Works by the Artist

Marco Maggi Bio

About The Artist

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.


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