Marco Scozzaro is an Italian artist based in New York City whose practice explores possible intersections between photography, video, music, installation, and performance. He holds an MA in Psychology with a concentration in Visual Perception from the University of Parma, Italy, and a Post Baccalaureate Critical Photography Certificate from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He has had solo shows at Baxter St, New York, Ed Varie, New York, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy, and Galerie Villa des Tourelles, Paris, and group shows at Aperture Foundation, New York, Lishui Art Museum, China, Art Museum of Nanjing University, China, Unseen Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Mala Stanica National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje. His work is part of the permanent collections at Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Jeu De Paume, Paris, France, and International Center of Photography, New York. He is the recipient of a Workspace Residency from the Camera Club of New York, a PhotoGlobal scholarship, an UrbanGlass scholarship, a BRIC Media Art Fellowship, and participated in the IAP at the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been featured in international publications including Artnet, ArtReview, Der Greif, GUP, and Osmos. His photographs have been commissioned by The New York Times, Wallpaper, GQ, Vice, and Vogue Italia, among others. He is a freelance photographer and adjunct faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York.


In his ongoing research, Marco Scozzaro addresses his own ambivalence towards consumerism, mass media, and pop culture. His work appropriates strategies and rhetoric of commercial photography, advertising, generic signage, kitsch, and vernacular imagery to address the contemporary state of photographic images, and question the stereotypical language of the creative industry. He is interested in the paradoxes and dichotomies of modern living and the effects of media and consumer culture on identity, such as detachment, displacement, and conformism. He explores what is an image today, aiming at decoding the complex signs of the disorienting visual landscape. He plays with generic and stylized images and uses metaphors to investigate the current visual vernacular and the dissemination of images by sampling fragments of personal and collective memories and reconstructing them in new hybrid forms. He creates multilayered constructions where pictures become objects to question assumptions of reality inherent to the photographic representation.

ARTNET | 10 Contemporary Artists Taking Photography in New Directions
METAL | Marco Scozzaro. A Different Eye Behind The Lens
ARTSLANT | Marco Scozzaro Answers 5 Questions
C-41 | Marco Scozzaro and The Line Between Real and Fictional Representation
PHOTOINTER | Exploration of Visual Vernacular. Conversation with Marco Scozzaro
GUP | Digital Deli. Marco Scozzaro
影像国际网 | 专访|摄影多元化的尝试和探索---对话Marco Scozzaro
ARTRIBUNE | Lishui Photography Festival. Reportage dalla Cina
YET | Digital Deli
PAPER JOURNAL | Marco Scozzaro – Digital Deli
IGNANT | Digital Deli By Marco Scozzaro
DER GREIF | Marco Scozzaro – Digital Deli
MUSÉE | Art Out: Marco Scozzaro at Baxter St @ CCNY
BAXTER ST | Conversation with Marco Scozzaro on Digital Deli at Baxter St
ART F CITY | This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Happy Not-My-President’s Day
PHMUSEUM | A Cultural Clash Rendered in Collage
CO-OP UNSEEN | Thread Count
WALLPAPER* | In pictures: the W* photography desk's 2016 digest of visual inspiration
APERTURE | Photography is Magic
APERTURE | 2016 Aperture Summer Open: Photography Is Magic
ZUM | Fotografia, privacidade e impacto social: conversa com a curadora Charlotte Cotton
HUMBLE ART FOUNDATION | Defying The Haters: An Interview with Charlotte Cotton
NEW YORK MAGAZINE | Pushing the Outer Limits of Photography
DOUBLE OR NOTHING | Marco Scozzaro, Portfolio
HUMBLE ART FOUNDATION | Group Show 50 'Roid Rage
HUMBLE ART FOUNDATION | Group Show 51 Future Isms
LA GIOCONDA ERRANTE | Conversazione con Marco Scozzaro/artista
MO.CU. IL RESTO DEL CARLINO | Quel dettaglio che svela un mondo: è la fotografia di Marco Scozzaro
IT'S NICE THAT | Marco Scozzaro celebrates some of the world’s most curiously appealing men
DOSSIER JOURNAL | Marco Scozzaro. Maggio
ORGANICONCRETE | A colpi di luce 2.0: Marco Scozzaro
AURORA FOTOGRAFI | Interview. Marco Scozzaro
STRETTOBLASTER | Visioni: Marco Scozzaro – Maggio
JEU DE PAUME - LE MAGAZIN | Portfolio. Marco Scozzaro: Semi-Detached
THIS IS THE WHAT | 10 minutes with Marco Scozzaro
FEATURE SHOOT | Bold Portraits of Poeple Wearing Pentyhose and Nothing Else

The New York Times, Wallpaper, Vice, Fast Company, Vogue Italia, Italian Rolling Stone, GQ Japan, Esquire Russia, Spex, Wad, Monopol, ArtReview, Case da Abitare, Scenario, Brownbook, MacGuffin, Smith Journal, It's Nice That, The Gourmand, Code, ACQ Taste, Eurowoman, Frieze, The Library of America, Crown Publishing, Ouidad, Ecko, Zoo York, Red Wing Shoes, Moda Operandi, Room, among others.