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Mauro Staccioli (Volterra, 1937) is an Italian sculptor.
At the end of the sixties Staccioli decided to dedicate himself to sculpture. His idea is to meet people where they live which leads him to create sculptures for urban places. His sculptures are “marks”, traces of a passage; he wants to affect the people who are usually found in a place and prompt them to experience that place in a different way. His sculptures always have a strong relationship with the place where he works.
Since the beginning of the seventies he has chosen urban environment and, with sculpture, tries to give answers to social questions. His linguistic choice is characterized by the coherence, the essential shapes and by the perfect adherence to the setting where he realize his “sculpture-intervention”. He proceeds in a very rigorous way, studying the history and characteristiques of the places where he is called to work. With his sculptures he marks the place, transforming the usual perception of the people who come across them.
Among all his permanent installations: Villa Celle in Santomato of Pistoia (1982); Olympic Park Seul (1988); Djerassi Foundation in Woodside (1987–1991); Museum of Contemporary Art of Seul Kwachon (1990); Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego (1996); Ordino d’Arcalis in Andorra (1991); Munich (1996); Parc Tournay-Solvay in Brussels (1996); Villa Glori in Roma (1997); Schuman roundabout in Brussels (1998); Lapiz building in La Jolla (2003); Chiaopanshan International Sculpture Park in Taiwan (2003); University of Puerto Rico Arecibo (2004); Carrazeda de Ansiães in Portugal (2008); Centre Val St Quentin in Voisins-le-Bretonneux (2008).