The Economic Evangelization (derived from the Greek noun euangelizein, which indicates the announcement of good news, announcing a victory) perpetuated from the industrial revolution onwards, has led man to believe in it, that economic dogma could not be wrong, following an infinite growth where as soon as possible we would all be rich, we would have fulfilled all our dreams in beautiful cities on a human scale. Wrong: there can be no infinite growth in a world where resources are run out. Through this dogma we have created ever larger cities, with a large capacity of inhabited areas in a few hectares, but the housing emergency goes hand in hand with the recreational and recreational emergency, as well as cultural. We live in large chicken coops / apartments in the alienation given by work / unemployment. Many of these mechanisms have now broken, revealing the true nature of unbridled liberalization and globalization. We should think of cities in a different way, enhance our true heritage, ours and inalienable. The city is now an outdated reality, destined to become extinct according to our models and lifestyles.
Matteo Campulla (b. 1982 – Iglesias, Sardinia) began his artistic practice in the late 90s in various anonymous collectives. After graduating from the art school of Cagliari and briefly attending the electronic music and new technologies course at the Cagliari Conservatory of Music, he was trained as a production technician in a small Sardinian Television Station, a job he will carry out for more than 10 years and greatly influenced his work. In 2019 he moved to Milan, where he still lives and works.
His work is influenced by the contamination between languages and uses the glitch as an aesthetic description of the contemporary crisis of the individual and his perception of reality.
In 2013, with the series “THEY KNOW IT”, he won the video section of the “Premio BABEL”, dedicated to the best Sardinian artists under 35. In 2022, the work “BE HERE NOW” was selected by VisualContainer for “PANORAMICA*21 “ among the ten most significant videos of the Italian video art scene of 2021. In 2022 he was a finalist of the “Videoinsight® Prize”, in 2020 he was a finalist in the Video Art Section of the “Art Rights Prize”. His work “OUTSIDE” win in the 2021 the Honorable Mention at the “Deep Focus Film Festival” – Brooklyn, New York City, US.
His works have been exhibited, screened and presented in countless public venues, galleries, foundations and museums around the globe: Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris, FR (2023), TAM Torrance Art Museum – Torrance, Los Angeles, US (2023,2020 ), Fondazione Morra Greco – Naples, IT (2022), Institut Français En Croatie – Zagreb, HR (2022), SASCA, Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts – Dammam, Saudi Arabia (2022), Museu de Arte Leopoldo Gotuzzo – Pelotas , BR (2022), Videoinsight® Foundation – Turin, IT (2022), Bartoli Felter Foundation – Cagliari, Sardinia (2022), Municipal Art Gallery Casa Bianca – Municipality of Thessaloniki, GR (2022), Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Rome, IT (2022) MAC Contemporary Art Museum of Lissone – Lissone, IT (2022), MACA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante) – Alicante, ES (2022, 2021), Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM) – Miami, US ( 2021), Fondazione Ragghianti, Lucca, IT (2021), Casa del Cinema, Villa Borghese – Rome, IT (2021), Hegemon Hall, Zhovten Cinema – Kiev, UA (2021), Cinémathèque québécoise – Montreal, Quebec, CA (2021 ), Teatro Municipal “Baltazar Dias” – Funchal, Madeira, PT (2020), Victoria Theater – San Francisco, US (2019), Conservatoire d’Avignon – Avignon, FR (2019), The Impress Theater – Vallejo, US (2019 ), Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum – Fremont, US (2018).