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After graduating from the Centro scolastico per le industrie artistiche in Lugano, Gabriel Stöckli earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art and a Master’s degree in Visual Art and Curatorial Studies at La Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milan. Since 2014, he has also been co-director of the Lugano-based art space ‘Sonnenstube’. Gabriel creates his sculptural works from simple materials and ready-mades and presents them in an experimental style typical of the DIY age. Gabriel’s works explore the loss of a shared societal horizon of meaning. Questions of time and transience inform his choice of forms, actions and objects throughout his work. His preoccupation with an uncertain future drives his search for a sense of community and for tools enabling us to live in the here and now.


The centrepiece of Gabriel Stöckli’s Cahier d’Artiste, entitled “Cuori”, is a captivating conversation between the artist and the author Stella Succi. The book presents their conversation over 56 pages, enriched with visual interventions by Gabriel Stöckli. In addition to the conversation, the publication also includes a selection of illustrations from the renowned Italian weekly magazine La Settimana Enigmistica, which Stöckli has arranged into new collages.


Stella Succi (Milan) is an art historian and independent researcher. She has served on the editorial teams of Alfabeta2, Mousse Magazine, The Towner, and Prismo, and is currently the coordinator of Tascabile. She is a member of Altalena, an interdisciplinary research group in the visual arts field. Since 2020, she has been conducting dramaturgical research together with dancer and choreographer Annamaria Ajmone.



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Gabriel Stöckli


Samuel Bänziger
Rosario Florio
Larissa Kasper


250 × 355 mm
56 pages

LanguageItalian / English