Martino Gamper

Merano, 1971. Lives in London

After working as a carpenter’s apprentice in Alto Adige, Gamper attended a sculpture course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, studying under Michelangelo Pistoletto. He then moved to London to do an MA at the Royal College of Art, where he studied with Ron Arad. His research has led to the creation of objects and installations that extend the concept of design, breaking all conventions. A designer with an artistic approach to design, he is forever researching different materials to work with. In fact, many of his creations are the result of using existing objects and reworking them by hand in his workshop to make functional objects that still possess sufficient material and conceptual stratification to produce a narrative. Gamper demonstrates a respect for the history of art and design, but frees himself from it at the same time, interpreting it with a unique and experimental approach. Over recent years he has exhibited in venues devoted both to art and design, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, La Triennale in Milan, the Serpentine Gallery in London, Museion in Bolzano, and MAXXI in Rome. He has also founded a publishing house, curated exhibitions, and organized culinary events during collaborative projects, transforming the ordinary into something extraordinary.

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