Michele Spanghero (Gorizia, 1979) has a degree in Modern Literature from the University of Trieste and has participated in courses on electronic and improvised music, sound design and video making. Spanghero’s artistic activity ranges from the field of sound art to sculpture and photography, developing the relationship between sculptural form and sound, with a focus on spatial perception through acoustics.
He has exhibited his works in group and solo exhibitions in various international venues such as School of the Art Institute in Chicago (2017), Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal (2022), Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Paris (2021), Hyundai Motorstudio in Beijing (2018), Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul (2016), Darb 1718 Centre in Cairo, (2015), Jardin des Tuileries in Paris (2018), Le Centquatre/Biennale Némo in Paris (2019), Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris (2018), Le Bon Accueil in Rennes, Ars Electronica festival in Linz (2017), Klangraum/Donau Festival near Krems (2018), Tina-B Contemporary Art Festival in Prague (2010), Technisches Sammlungen in Dresden (2017), Eufònic Festival in Ulldecona (Spain, 2019), Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana (2022), Stroom Foundation The Hague (2012) and the Italian Embassy in Brussels (2013).
He has also held solo exhibitions in galleries such as Galerie Mazzoli in Berlin (2012, 2014 and 2016) and Galerie Alberta Pane in Paris (2018 and 2021). His work in Italy includes group and solo exhibitions in various institutions, such as the 16th Quadriennale d’Arte in Rome (2016), Mart in Rovereto (2015), Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Perugia (2014), Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice (2012), Palazzo Te in Mantua (2017), Tempio di Adriano in Rome (2013), OGR in Turin (2019), Cinema Modernissimo in Bologna (2019), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Lissone (2014), Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Udine (2022) and Castello di Miramare in Trieste (2018).
In 2008, he participated in a one-month artist residency programme at MoKS – Mooste (Estonia, 2008). From 2007 to 2015 he was Resident Artist at the Stazione di Topolò / Postaja Topolove festival (Italy, 2010). In 2017, he was Visiting Artist at the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and in 2020 he had a remote residency at bb15 in Linz. He won the international public art prize “In Sesto” in 2015 in San Vito al Tagliamento; in 2013 the online prize at the “Blumm Prize” in Brussels and “Level 0 Award” at ArtVerona; in 2012 came the acquisition at the “Premio Ettore Fico” and the “Premio Icona” at ArtVerona.
His works are part of private and public collections including: Mart in Rovereto, Museo Ettore Fico in Turin, Punto Fermo Collection in San Vito al Tagliamento, Municipality of Siracusa, Municipality of Turriaco, Oberrauch Collection in Appiano, La Gaia Collection in Cuneo and Château de Vullierens in Switzerland.