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Stefano Cagol11.9.1969

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Stefano Cagol (Trento, September 11, 1969) is an Italian contemporary artist living in Italy, Brussels and New York City. He works with video, photography and installation.


Cagol was born in Trento. He studied at the Institute of Art in Trento, the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, Milan and at the Ryerson University in Toronto, where he was a post-doctoral fellow. He also attended the Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst in Salzburg and the ICP-International Center of Photography in New York. He was artist in residence at the Künstlerhaus in Salzburg, at the Leube Group Art's Program of Gartenau, Austria, at the IOR in London in 2003 and in 2005, at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, in 2010, and at BAR International by Pikene på Broen, in Kirkenes, Norway, between 2010 and 2011. In 1998 he took part in the Marshall McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology in Toronto.


Cagol had a solo show at MART - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto in 2000. His public art intervention "Artists' bridges" took place in Bolzano 2002. In 2004 he exhibited at Superdeluxe in Tokyo and the Stefan Stux Gallery project room in New York. In June–September 2005 he had a solo exhibition, "Babylon Zoo" at the Oredaria Gallery in Rome (with a critical essay by Pier Luigi Tazzi). In June 2005 he made a site specific installation in the hall of the Faculty of Sociology in Trento. In January 2005 he held a solo exhibition in London at Platform titled "LIES" (catalogue with a critical essay by Mami Kataoka).

In 2006, he exhibited "Power Station" as part of an official satellite project of the Singapore Biennale (the only Italian presence) and "Bird Flu / Vogelgrippe" for the 4th Berlin Biennale, supported by the Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Trento, Museion, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano and the Kunstraum of Innsbruck, Austria.

In 2007 he participated in the exhibition "Combination game". In the same year he completed a solo public art installation as a one year long commission for the museum façade at BeursSchouwburg in Brussels (then prolonged as long term loan), a project - together with Stealth.ultd, Rotterdam - at Kunst Merano Arte for 'From & to', a permanent public art installation (64 square meters b/w marble chess platform) in Bolzano for 'Time Code', a solo public art intervention in Venice called "Head Flu", a solo show at NADiff - New Art Diffusion, Tokyo.

In 2008 he realized a Parallel Event to Manifesta7, a special project for the farewell event of Jan Hoet at MARTa Herford in Germany, a public art installation on Petřín Tower at Tina B contemporary art festival in Prague. During the same year he took part in “Eurasia” at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, in “Arrivals and Departures” at White Box, New York city, at “The Peekskill Project” at HVCCA – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York.

In 2009 he presented his solo project “11 settembre” simultaneously at MART – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, at Kunstraum Innsbruck, and at ZKM Karlsruhe, where the artwork became part of the collection. With Error One, he realized a public art installation at MuHKA in Antwerp. On September he was announced as winner of the Terna Prize 02 – for the Megawatt category.

In 2010 he exhibited at the Paul Robeson Gallery of Rutgers University in Newark in “Bittersweet”, at the Other Gallery in Shanghai in “Suspension of Disbilief”, at Palazzo della Triennale in Milan, at SUPEC – Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center.

In 2011 he held a solo show at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in New York titled “Stockholm Syndrome”. He took part in 54. International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with solo project “CONCILIO” curated by Gregor Jansen at San Gallo Church.

Works of Stefano Cagol are held in the collections of Videoteca of GAM, Torino, MART, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Fondazione Galleria Civica-Center of Research on Contemporaneity of Trento, Unicredit, Terna, Seat, Nomas Foundation.

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