talian artist born in Caulonia in 1964, lives and works in Milan.
The artistic research of Enzo Umbaca spread across languages ranging from video to photography and performance.
Through its projects and work seeks to enter into a relationship with the company: using the languages of contemporary art, put to the test itself and the figure of the artist, trying to establish a new communication form with the public.
Soffri, 07' 59", 2004
The video offers the shrewd balance between irony and willing to investigate the social and political Italian fabric which is typical of the artist: it eventually becomes the opportunity for more generally depicting the human relationships and the role/identity theme within the contemporary world.
In this specific case, by mentioning phrases of the famous utopian philosopher Tommaso Campanella, Umbaca offers the starting point for a deep consideration about the relation between the individual and society, with all the relevant hierarchies, constrictions and/or possibilities.