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Marco Lodola

Painter, sculptor, designer


born in Dorno (Pavia).

He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and Milan, and concluded his studies by discussing a thesis on the Fauves, who with Matisse will be a point of reference for his work, as well as Fortunato Depero and Beato Angelico.

In the early 1980s, around the Luciano Inga Pin Gallery in Milan, he founded the New Futurism movement with a group of artists, of which the critic Renato Barilli was the main theorist.

Since 1983 he has exhibited in large Italian and European cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Lyon, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam. He has participated in exhibitions and projects for important industries such as Swatch, Coca Cola, Vini Ferrari, Titan, Grafoplast, Harley Davidson, Ducati, Riva, Illy (series of designer cups), Francis - Francis, Dash, Carlsberg, Nonino, Valentino , Coveri, Fabbri, I Mirabili, Shenker, Seat, Lauretana, Smemoranda, Gierre Milano and Calze Gallo, Ferrarelle, De Longhi, Dior, Gambero Rosso, Gomorra production.

In his career he was invited to exhibit by the government of the People's Republic of China in the premises of the former archives of the imperial city of Beijing.

For a period of his life he worked in the United States in Boca Raton, Miami and New York. He participated in the XII Quadrennial of Rome and the VI Biennial of Sculpture in Montecarlo and in 3 Venice Biennials (2009, 2011, 2019) with the projects "Plastic Ballet", dedicated to the Futurist Theater (2009), "Cà Lodola", installation at the G. Franchetti Gallery at the Cà d'Oro, project by Vittorio Sgarbi (2011), and with the 8 m tall luminous sculpture named “Hello Goodbye” positioned in the Arsenale spaces (2019).

He set up the facades of the Ariston theater in Sanremo and the city casino on the occasion of various Italian Song Festivals.

On behalf of Saatchi & Saatchi, he made the drawings for the posters in Piazza del Popolo in Rome, for Puccini's Opera Tosca.

He was commissioned to take care of the image of the Venice Carnival. For the occasion, the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation organized the exhibition "Futurisms in Venice" with works by him and by Fortunato Depero.

He created a poster for the Turin Winter Olympics, a collection of furniture for Mirabili, the pink jersey for the 88th Giro d'Italia, the logo for Renzo Arbore's “Speciale per voi ...” show, as well as the new image of Roxy bar for Red Ronnie; the following year another luminous sculpture was placed at the international airport of Mexico City, and for Christmas a sculpture in Piazza di Spagna (Rome). He also created the image of the centenary of Gandhi's peace movement.

In 2012 he exhibited an exhibition dedicated to the Italian Renaissance curated by Luca Beatrice at Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence. With the Nuovo Futurismo Group he exhibited in Rovereto at Casa Depero and in Milan at Spazio Oberdan. He exhibited in Geneva for the Bel Air Fine Art Gallery.

He exhibited at the MAM in Cosenza in collaboration with the Avangart gallery. In June 2014 he inaugurated a solo exhibition in the Evita Peròn Museum in Buenos Aires and at the Museo du Football in San Paulo on the occasion of the World Cup in Brazil. 

In 2015 he placed the sculpture “Eden” in Piazza del Duomo in Milan for Mondadori. It is also present at EXPO ITALIA within the “Tesori d'Italia” exhibition curated by Vittorio Sgarbi and at the Spazio Gentile in Giovinazzo. In 2018 he inaugurated the exhibition "The Winter Garden" at the central market of Florence curated by Nicolas Ballario, in the same year he also exhibited a series of light sculptures at the Royal Palace of Caserta, in the "Tempus-Time" exhibition curated by Luca Beatrice and in November she set up the facade of the Ariston theater in Sanremo with luminous LED sculptures with an installation entitled “the face of others”.

In June 2020 he presented the installation "Circled" at the MART in Trento Rovereto curated by Vittorio Sgarbi

On the occasion of Christmas 2020 he exhibited a luminous nativity scene in the Verano of the Uffizi gallery in Florence, exhibiting one of his luminous self-portrait in the Vasari corridor.

In 2021 he set up the facades and windows of Christian Dior stores in Paris, Rome, New York, Singapore.

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Marco Lodola

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