Hosfelt Gallery is pleased to announce that Marco Maggi will represent Uruguay in the next Venice Biennale, opening May 9 and on view through November 22, 2015.


Marco Maggi is renowned for virtuoso drawing and innovative applications of common materials uncommonly used in art-making. His tightly-packed, inscriptive encryptions have been compared to microchips, satellite imagery and archaic alphabets. Maggi's work intentionally requires one to approach closely and look carefully - only then do his intricately etched or drawn lines and delicately carved forms come into focus. From a distance, the work appears almost invisible; it is the antithesis of art-fair art. The myopic nature of his installations and the witty puns of his titles reflect the cultural and political realities of contemporary experience, including the indigestible mass of information in the information age, the selective half-truths of media news outlets, and the deft manipulations of advertising and social media.  

Read the reviews of Maggi's recent exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, West vs East, on SquareCylinder and SFAQ.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1957, Marco Maggi divides his time between Montevideo and New Paltz, New York. Hosfelt Gallery has represented him since 1999. His work is in major public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Daros Collection, Zurich; Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, S�o Paulo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. 

About the Biennale


The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been at the forefront in the research and promotion of new artistic trends. The Giardini - the gardens in the east of Venice - have been the traditional venue for the Biennale, hosting the Central Pavilion and 29 national pavilions built at various periods by the participating countries themselves. Okwui Enwezor has been appointed Director of the Visual Arts Sector and will curate the 56th International Art Exhibition.


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