Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #3, 2017, Watercolour on Paper, 160 x 115 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio
Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio has its focus on mid career Contemporary artists both Italian and international whose work focuses on performance, body, new media as well as more traditional ones. Pack prides itself with always proposing original work produced for each occasion. Among the artists we have worked with are Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Andres Serrano, Andrei Molidkin, Oleg Kulik, Zhang Huan, Olu Oguibe.
Robert W.o. Stone
The work of Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons (Matanzas, Cuba, 1959) is defined mainly by the investigation of her identity and in particular of her Afro Cuban heritage. The theme of memory plays a vital role in her installations, photographs or drawings, reflecting the feeling of disorientation that the artist experiences as a Cuban expatriate. Campos-Pons constantly tests the boundaries of artistic practice, never allowing herself to be defined by a single medium. The experience of exile motivates the artist’s production through the themes of belonging, assimilation and transculturation. Another great recurring theme within the artist’s research is that of feminism, favored by a strong interest in gender roles. His participation in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 with the multimedia project “53+1=54+1=55” is fundamental. Letter of The Year” curated together with Neil Leonard.
Campos-Pons’ work is included in several public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Art Institute in Chicago, the National Gallery of Canada, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MOMA in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Miami Art Museum, the Fogg Art Museum in Boston and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, which boasts the recent acquisition of the installation “Bar Matanzas Sound Map” presented by the artist at the last edition of documenta in Athens and Kassel.