Fabio Santacroce at NICO / Bari, Italy

 Fabio Santacroce / Policy of the Sun

5 September – 3 November 2020


Via Goffredo Mameli 18

70126, Bari



You had something to hide

Should have hidden it, shouldn’t you

Now you’re not satisfied

With what you’re being put through

It’s just time to pay the price

For not listening to advice

And deciding in your youth

On the policy of truth the sun

Things could be so different now

It used to be so civilised

You will always wonder how

It could have been if you’d only lied

It’s too late to change events

It’s time to face the consequence

For delivering the proof

On the policy of truth the sun

Never again

Is what you swore

The time before

Never again

Is what you swore

The time before

Now you’re standing there tongue tied

You’d better learn…

Depeche Mode

Fabio Santacroce is an artist and curator based between Bari and Turin. His works set a seamless play between reality and theatralization, vulnerability and affirmation, aesthetic exuberance and social investigation. He combines low and high culture references, incorporates trivial objects, DIY crafts, celebration decorations, pop music and lo-fi videos, assembled into exacerbated installations. Santacroce’s practice concerns with the exploration and the deconstruction of the spectacle, the popular culture and the hierarchy of power structures. He employs a post-pop/conceptual language, constructive and deconstructive, wry and gentle, negotiating personal and collective memories. Using anti-monumentality and dilettantism, as aesthetic and critical tools, his installations appear like implosive constructions always threatened by a sense of divertissement and idiosyncrasy. Since 2014, Santacroce has been running 63rd-77th STEPS, a project space located between the 63rd and the 77th step of a multi-floor staircase, inside the building where he lives.

Fabio Santacroce has presented his work at AUTO ITALIA London, FUTURA Prague, PINA Vienna, CITÉ INTERNATIONAL DES ARTS Paris, JUPITER WOODS London. 

Recent group shows include Über Das Neue at BELVEDERE 21 Vienna, Souvenir at SPAZIO MURAT Bari, Scumming at PALAZZO LANCIA Turin, 2024 at SYDNEY Sydney, Playtime at 501 (c)3 Los Angeles.