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My artistic research started out from the observation of the surrounding environment, understood as a complex, polymorphous and polysemantic reality constituted by manifold elements, in continuous dialogue with each other, endowed with a concrete identity of symbolic, evocative and communicative values.

 

My field of investigation is the semiotics of the object, architecture and of location, undertaken with the conviction that the object and the context in which it is inserted – both the content and the container - are tightly connected in a relationship of logical and semantic contiguity.

 

 

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La mia ricerca artistica ha avuto inizio dall’osservazione dell’ambiente circostante, inteso come una realtà complessa, polimorfa e polisemantica, costituita da molteplici elementi, in continuo dialogo gli uni con gli altri, dotati di una propria identità e di proprie valenze simboliche, evocative e comunicative.

 

I miei campi d’indagine sono la semiotica dell’oggetto, dell’architettura e dei luoghi, nella convinzione che l’oggetto e il suo contesto d’inserimento, contenuto e contenitore, siano strettamente connessi in un rapporto di contiguità logica e semantica.

 

 

 

 

 

Solo show:

 

2016 ”Concrete Archive”, Matèria Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2015 ”Sacrosanctum”, Oratorio di S.Mercurio, Palermo, Italy.

2014 “All That Fall” Museo RISO, Palermo, Italy.

2014 “Open Studio”, N38E13 Space, Palermo, Italy.

2012 ”Selbstbewegung”, Corpo 6 Gallery, Berlin.

2009 ”Stato Vegetale”, Romberg Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2009 ”Focus on the environment” Studio Fontaine, Viterbo, Italy.

2006 “Stefano Canto”, Romberg Gallery, Latina, Italy.

 

Group show:

 

2017 “Pop-up”, Matèria Gallery, Oslo, Norway.

2017 ”Contrappesi”, Studio California, Milan, Italy.

2017 ”Agenda Independent”, Arte Fiera Bologna, Italy.

2016 “Les temoins de l’invisible”, Dakar Biennale, Senegal.

2016 ”Home-Less”, Artq13 Space, Rome, Italy.

2016 “Archeologia dell’effimero”, Viafarini, Milan, Italy.

2015 ”Sirens Songs and Beyond”, 6pm your local time Europe. Label201, Rome, Italy.

2015 ”Dirty Windows”, Label201, Rome, Italy.

2015 ”On Landscape 2”, Matèria Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2015 ”Dislodging the silence: public art intervening in Mussolini’s foro Italico”, American Academy in Rome, Italy.

2015 ”Janela. Migrating Forms and Migrating Gods” MOG Museum of Goa, Kochi Muziris Biennale, India.

2014 “Affinità Elettive”, Label201, Rome, Italy.

2013 ”Schwarzer Hund”, Corpo 6 Gallery, Berlin.

2013 ”Recovery”, Triennal Milan, Italy.

2013 ”Come Avanguardie di un altro Sistema Solare”, Dimora Artica Gallery, Milan. Italy.

2013 ”Access Landscape Access”, N38E13 Space, Palermo, Italy.

2013 ”The stones are my idea of imagination”, Museo del Marmo, Carrara, Italy.

2012 ”In The Meanwhile”, BT'F Art Gallery, Bologna, Italy.

2012 “Connect the dots (and see the unseen)”,Museo MACRO, Rome, Italy.

2011 ”Quest”,Casa delle Letterature, Oratorio dei Filippini, Rome, Italy.

2011 ”1..,2..,3..,Stella”, Civic Gallery of Modern Art, Spoleto, Italy.

2011 ”La Costante Cosmologica”, Rocco Guglielmo Foundation, Catanzaro, Italy.

2010 ”Bachem-Natter Happy-Christmas”, Civic Gallery of Modern Art, Spoleto, Italy.

2010 ”Grand Exhibition of selected paintings of Chinese, Italian and International Artist”, Wison Art Center. Shanghai.

2010 “Contemporary Energy. Italian Attitudes”, SUPEC, Shanghai.

2007 “Superfici mai superficiali”, Castello di Pizzoli, Aquila, Italy.

2006 “Non sono quello che sono”, Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy.

 

Prize

 

2009 “Premio Terna 02”, winner of the second prize Gigawatt section, “Energia:Umanità=Futuro:ambiente”, Museo MAXXI, Tempio di Adriano, Rome, Italy.

2005, Winner of the “Premio Roma” (first edition), Tempio di Adriano, Roma, Italy.

 

 

Residences, Special Projects, Talks, Workshop

 

2017, Talk “How do landscapes shape human imagination”, Spazio Attivo Bic, Viterbo, Italy.

2016, Viafarini Residence, Milan, Italy.

2015, Bocs Residence, Cosenza, Italy.

2015, Talk “On Landscape 2”, Matèria Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2014, MOG Museum of Goa, Residence, India.

2011-14, “Geography in Contraction”, 2012 Berlin; 2014 New York, 2015 Fiumicino.

2010, Talk “Work” High School of Art Alessandro Caravillani, Rome, Italy.

2009, Talk “Self-Production”, IED European Istitute of Design, Rome, Italy.

2008-12, “Ore d’aria”, Workshop Artwo, Rebibbia Jail, Rome, Italy.

 

 

 

 

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