Michele Spanghero is a sound and visual artist. Graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Trieste, his artistic activity is versatile and ranges from acoustic art (music or sound art) to visual art (sculpture and photography), in the attempt to find a natural synthesis between these two forms of expression. The artist has also attended workshops on electronic and improvised music, sound design and video making.
Through the study of music and theater, he has acquired an oblique approach; he usually starts from the sound and then he transforms it into a visual form. According to the artist, the creative act is a reaction to the accumulation of information that surrounds us. From this formless (because always mediated) mass of data, the impulse to research a new semantic system of the pre-existing matter begins, leading to the creation of a new form of communication.
Michele Spanghero has exhibited and performed in different international museums, galleries, clubs and festivals including: Apri gli occhi! / Open your eyes!: Pasolini out loud, solo exhibition, Montreal, Canada (2022); If I have died of whom do I ask the time, group show, Opendream, Treviso, Italy (2022); Contrappunto 02, group show, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Udine, Italy (2022); Ad lib., konS ≡ the Platform for Contemporary Investigative Arts, Slovenia (2022); Ad lib. Une œuvre de Michele Spanghero, Institut Culturel Italien de Paris, France (2021); Ad Lib., sound sculpture, part of NO MORE SILENCE - ART STAYS FESTIVAL 2020, Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia (2020); Tuuumultum! A small atlas of art and music from the Mart Museum’s collections, curated by N. Boschiero and D. Dogheria, Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero – Mart, Rovereto, Italy (2019); Future Humanity – Our Shared Planet, curated by L. Daehyung, Q. Zhijie, M. Honzik, H. Motorstudio, Beijing, China (2018); Hors les Murs, FIAC Foire internationale d’art contemporain, Jardines des Tuileries, Paris, France (2018); Monologue for Two, curated by A. Possati, School of the Art Institute of Chicago MacLean Ballroom, Chicago Architecture Biennal, Chicago, USA (2017); Artissima Telephone, curated by I. Bonacossa and V. Martini, OGR, Turin, Italy (2017); Handapparate, curated by H. Jagersberger and D. Bevilacqua, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria (2017); Monologues, EXPO CHICAGO, Special Exhibitions program, curated by S. Cristello, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA (2016); TILL IT’S GONE, curated by Ç. Bafra and P. Colombo, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey (2016); Focus on Sound, curated by A.L. Chamboissier, LOOP fair, Barcelona, Spain (2015); Ritornello, curated by K. Oberrauch, Darb 1718 Contemporary Center, Cairo, Egypt (2015); Ondertussen: Eavesdropping, curated by M. Marangoni, Stroom Fundation, The Hague, The Netherlands (2012); 60×60 Images, curated by F. Agostinelli, Academy of Fine Arts, Cincinnati, USA (2011).