Marco Giammetti, born in Rome, studied mime at “La Strada”, a Roman mime school, and the art of mask making with Donato Sartori.
In the USA in 1987, Marco Giammetti, in collaboration with Carol Hendrickson, co-founded Spiritree to pursue his artistic endeavors in the fields of gestural theatre, puppetry and the visual arts. He works both in the USA and Italy.
Since 1988, he has created and performed in Spiritree’s theatrical events such as the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival in New York City, First Night Morris County, USA, the Roman Festival of Urban Theatre, and from 1994 through 2012, the culminating performances created during Spiritree’s annual summer workshops on Art and Creativity, held in various locations in Italy.
From 1989 to present, Marco has conducted over 300 artist-in-residency projects in schools in NJ and NY as part of the public school program, “Artists in Education”.
Besides being both a performer and teaching artist, Marco’s specialty lies the creation of masks and in the art of papier mâché.
1987 – Roccansamble (Performance and exhibit of papier mâché sculpture) Rocca Paolina, Perugia, Italy
2002 – Design, creation and installation of the Legacy Tree at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Morristown, NJ, USA.
Collective art shows
At the Spiritree Bottega, Rome:
2009 – Artists’ Café
2010 – Suspended sculpture, mobile
2011 – Limestone (papier mâché installation)
2012 – Transformation of a chair
2013 – Marionette and sculpture in movement
2014 – Dreams in progress
2014 – When the cats aren’t around …
2015 – Grotesque
2015 – Yesterday, today and …
2018 – Labyrinth
2019 – Alice…in Wonderland
2022 – Whimsical Bestiary (as part of Open House Rome)
Participation in Ipazia Immaginepensiero’s collective exhibitions:
2018 – Per appiam ’18 VII International Art Festival, Cartiera Latina, Roma
2019 – Insieme – Arvalia Day Center hosts Ipazia, Rome
2019 – Ipazia at Ostia – Art and Passion
2019 – Per appiam ’19 VIII International Art Festival, Cartiera Latina, Roma
2020 – Imagining dreams – Psychotherapeutic Community at the Catacombs of Generosa, Rome
2020 – Per appiam ’20 IX International Art Festival, Cartiera Latina, Roma
2021 – Per appiam ’21 X International Art Festival, Cartiera Latina, Roma
Participation in exhibitions at the Capella Orsini, Rome
2018 – Behind the mask, between sacred and profane
2019 – Off with the mask! Concealment and revelation
2019 – The Insidious Tiber
2020 – The Narcissus trap