Artistic Director of the Venice Carnival

Marco Maccapani is the Artistic Director of the Carnival of Venice 2016-2018

The engagement, according to tradition,  was made by the Mayor of Venice and marries a shining professional résumé with a personal sensitivity for Venice and its promotion around the world.

This represents a three-year commitment for Marco Maccapani, who for over 30 years has been a designer and creator of grand events and television and advertising productions.

As artistic director, Marco Maccapani will be responsible for the design and coordination of the programme of the Carnival, defining its theme, its planning, and the common thread that will accompany us through the three weeks of the event.

Born in Milan in 1959, Marco Maccapani is best known in the world of fashion. Since 1984 he has been a member of Show Work – one of the first production houses for fashion events in Italy and Europe.

As a producer and director he has worked with Urban Production in the creation of the most important events and fashion shows for international brands and designers such as Valentino, Versace, Armani, Missoni, Ferré, Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Cerutti, and Gucci. He was the designer and producer of the first ever Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week in Sydney in 1996, and has directed and produced the last 14 editions of the Lifeball in Vienna.

He collaborates with WME/IMG as creative director in the production and creation of fashion weeks around the world: Istanbul, Berlin, Sydney, Zurich, Singapore and New York. As a director and film maker he produces and directs movies and video clips for the biggest international fashion houses.

“La Bautta”- the mask which most stood out – actually permitted eating with the mask on. (Gaetano Gherardo Zompini, 1700-1768)
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