Marco Lodola was born in Dorno (Pavia).
He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and Milan and concluded his studies by discussing a thesis on the Fauves, which with Matisse will be a reference point for his work, as well as Fortunato Depero and Beato Angelico.
At the beginning of the 1980s around the Gallery of Luciano Inga Pin, in Milan, Marco Lodola founded, with a group of artists, the movement of the New Futurism,of which the critic Renato Barilli was the main theorist.
Since 1983 he has exhibited in major Italian and European cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Lyon, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam.
Marco Lodola participates in exhibitions and projects for important industries such as Swatch, Coca Cola, Ferrari Wines, Titan, Grafoplast, Harley Davidson, Ducati, Riva , Illy (art cup necklace), Dash, Carlsberg, Nonino, Valentino, Coveri, Fabbri, I Mirabili, Shenker, Seat and Lauretana.
In 1994 he was invited to exhibit by the government of the People's Republic of China in the premises of the former archives of the imperial city of Beijing.
In 1996, Lodola began working in Boca Raton, Miami and New York.
He participated in the 12th Rome Quadriennale and the 6th Biennale of sculpture in Monte Carlo.
Several of his collaborations with contemporary writers including Aldo Busi, Claudio Apone, Marco Lodoli, Giuseppe Pulina, Titian Scarpa and Giuseppe Cederna, and with musicians: the 883 of Max Pezzali, Timoria, Jovanotti, Andy (Bluvertigo) and Syria.
In the summer of '98, on behalf of Saatchi & Saatchi, he performed the drawings for the affiches of Piazza del Popolo in Rome, for Puccini's Tosca Opera.
In 2000 Marco Lodola, always linked to the theme of dance, is commissioned by the Teatro Massimo in Palermo to create "Gli avidi lumi", four bright totems six meters high, depicting significant episodes of the nine works on the billboard. A video documentary by Sergio Pappalettera is produced for the occasion.
The sculptures will remain located in the major city squares, as has already happened in Monte Carlo, Riccione, Faenza, Bologna, Paestum and Castello Visconteo in Pavia, Sao Paulo of Brazil and Cagliari.
He is the author of the works awarded to the winners of the 2001 edition of the Nonino Literary Prize.
In 2001 Marco Lodola is in charge of curating the image of the Venice Carnival. For the occasion, the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation organizes the exhibition "Futurismi in Venice" with works by his and Fortunato Depero.
In June 2002 he created the luminous sculpture "A tutta birra" dedicated to the figure of the great entrepreneur Venceslao Menazzi Moretti, which is located in the new city park of Udine, where the first brewery of the famous beer was located.
In 2003 he created the luminous "Venerea" as part of Umberto Eco's exhibition "Venere Svelata" held at the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels. In the same year he set up the exhibition "Controluce" at the Riccione Tourism Palace, an exhibition that in 2004 moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil (Braziliculture Museum by Esculture Marilisa Rathsam), to Rio de Janeiro (Museum of Modern Art), to Mexico City ( Polyforum Siqueiros) and the Regional Museum of Guadalajara.
In 2005 Marco Lodola created a poster for the Winter Olympics in Turin, a collection of furniture for Mirabili, the pink jersey for the 88th Giro d'Italia, the logo for the broadcast "Special for you..." by Renzo Arbore, as well as the new image of Roxy bar for Red Ronnie.
In 2006 he placed another luminous sculpture at Mexico City International Airport, and for Christmas a sculpture in Piazza di Spagna (Rome). He also created the image of the centenary of Gandhi's pacifist movement.
In 2007 he created the logo for the 50th anniversary of the ARCI, the image of the 70th May Fiorentino, the logo for the Myths of Music for Volkswagen, the image for the 100 years of Fiat Avio and the 110 years of the founding of Juventus and the Air One brand.
In 2008 Marco Lodola set up the facade of the Ariston and Casino for the 58th San Remo Festival and the sets of the film "Tonight is still ours" with Nicolas Vaporidis. At the European Canoe Championships in Milan he created a light canoe and for the bus lines Stav created "Festivalbus", a line bus decorated with some works.
In October he created a light installation on the facade of Palazzo Penna in Perugia, on the occasion of the exhibition "Infinite City", curated by Luca Beatrice.
In 2009, in Milan, the "Rock'n'Music Planet", Europe's first rock museum, is staged in Milan in Piazza del Duomo, with 25 sculptures representing musical myths.
He participated in the 53rd edition of the Venice Biennale with the installation "Plastic Ballet", dedicated to the Futurist Theatre.
In 2010 he created the luminous sculpture "FIAT LUX" for the Mirafiori MotorVillage in Turin, revisited the logo for the Tunnel of Montebianco, designed the image of the poster of Umbria Jazz 2010, participated in the International Expo in Shanghai and created an iconic sculpture Hotel Hilton group.
In 2011 Marco Lodola took part in the Venice Biennale with the installation "Ca' Lodola", curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, at the Ca' d'Oro on the Grand Canal. His works are chosen by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood as the setting for the men's fashion show during Milan Fashion Week. He collaborated with Citroen for an installation in Via della Spiga in Milan called "Citroen Full Electric". He exhibits in London. He collaborates with Dash and Unicef for the charity against neonatal tetanus with the luminous sculpture "Madre Natura", exhibited in Piazza Cordusio in Milan.
In 2012 Marco Lodola make an important exhibition, curated by Luca Beatrice, at the Palazzo de' Medici in Florence. His works participate in the "Made in Italy in the World" during the Beijing Luxury Property Showcase. With the New Futurism Group he exhibits in Rovereto at Casa Depero and in Milan at the Oberdan Space.
He collaborated with Sanrio-Hello Kitty on a charity project for Emergency.
Some works are in the set design of the program Metropolis for the channel Comedy Central and The Apprentice with Flavio Briatore.
In 2013 he exhibited in Geneva for the Bel Air Fine Art Gallery.
At the Museum of the Park - Portofino's International Open Sculpture Centre is inaugurated the Red Dragon sculpture.
In October 2013, he placed the luminous sculpture Pegasus for Class Horses.
In 2014 in April he exhibited in Moscow for Harmont&Blaine with exceptional godmother Sofia Loren, in June he inaugurated a solo show at the Evita Mason Museum in Buenos Aires and at the Museo du Futebol in Sao Paulo for the World Cup in Brazil. In the autumn he created the lighting "Ponticino" on the Bridge of the Empire of Pavia.
In 2015 Marco Lodola is present at the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale in the Costa Rica Pavilion with the work "Hermosa Bandera".
Marco Lodola - Pop ArtPop Art,an English abbreviation of the term "popular art", is an artistic current born at the turn of the 1960s in the United States and then spread in Europe, and beyond, in national forms and variations. Pop Art in the United States is nothing more than a reproduction, in ironic and deformed terms, of the symbols of the civilization of consumption, usually advertising of goods of common use or representation of iconic characters, especially of the 60s. In other geographical areas, as in Italy, it takes on a different meaning understood as "art of the people" as it takes its cue from the fascination that classical art exerts on ordinary people and that the artist reinterprets for the benefit of all. Prominent figures were Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol in the United States and Tano Festa and Franco Angeli in Italy
Marco Lodola - Analisi di Mercato
Le quotazioni delle opere di Marco Lodola sono piuttosto contenute. Questo è dovuto principalmente alla notevole produzione di opere, sia di luminose che di smalti. Probabilmente l'intento di Marco Lodola è proprio quello di proporre prezzi bassi in compenso di una grande diffusione delle opere. I prezzi comunque dipendono dalle dimensioni dell'opera e della tecnica, cioè se luminose o smalti. Per avere un'idea i prezzi delle luminose piccole, quelle da appoggio, sono sui 1500-1800 €, mentre di quelle grandi, di altezza di circa un metro, sono di 3500-4000 €.