I am an Italian Visual Artist and Graphic Designer based in Amsterdam and Berlin. In 2005 I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication from ISIA (Florence, Italy) and Bauhaus University (Weimar, Germany). I continued my studies at the Sandberg institute of the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, where I gained my Master’s Degree. In 2010 I was granted a scholarship for a three-month residency at JACA, Center for Contemporary Art in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2012 I spent 3 months as a guest artist at BLUMEN, Leipziger Kunstverein, in Leipzig, Germany and, also, in the same year, I was invited for a residency of 3 weeks at The Guesthouse, in Cork, Ireland.
In my projects I like to explore interrelations between graphic design and contemporary art. My work is, in essence, multi-medial. It gives birth to media-specific artworks, in which I deal with the public space in the broadest sense. My role is to find the consequent match between the concept at the base of a project and its visual outcome. By readjusting objects within a context I try to open up a field for philosophical and political reflection on what I show, commenting on so-called normal life. In my creative process I draw inspiration from contemporary thinkers such as Giorgio Agamben and Paolo Virno. Whenever I start with a new project I aim at discovering the roots of its keywords. By studying the etymology of words I aim at standing face to face with an essential meaning that the word has carried for centuries.
Since 2007 I have been working as a Freelance Graphic Designer combining cultural related projects with self-initiated research in visual arts. Among the companies I have worked for are Slanted Magazine (Karlsruhe, Germany) and FRAME Publisher (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Currently collaborating with Axel Feldman at Objectif, London.
Constantly looking for residencies and collaborations.
Feel free to contact me for any inquiry.