Biography


Born 1991 in Merate, Italy. He lives and works in Milan.

His work visually restores natural processes, set in technological and digital scenarios, where shape, color and matter take on a new meanings. The artworks, fragments of the contemporary landscape, are the blossoming of an era in which the human-environment relationship is increasingly central.

“I’ve always been fascinating by the biological complexity I find in nature.
A dense network of hidden and interconnected relations ”

He seeks a tension between detail and context, a complexity that leads audience to a continuous shift of perspective. Math, ecology, programming and chemistry are the media used to focus the subject of an artwork in order to inspect the process of its creation. He adopts a transdisciplinary approach, a 360-degrees view, encompasses new media, sculpture, photography and installation.


Caimi’s works were displayed at various solo and group shows, in national and international contexts. In 2018 he won “Art & Nature” first prize, Monte Barro’s Art and Nature Park, Lecco (IT) and he was hosted in residence at PAC180, Contemporary Art Path in Livorno (IT). The following year presented the series “Phytosynthesis”, digitally flowers processed through tridimensional scanning, at the Royal Palace of Milan (IT) for Cairo Art prize and XJTLU International University of Suzhou (CN). In the same year, 2019, he was awarded as the winner of “Welcome to the machine” exhibition in Turin (IT). In 2020 he took part to a group show “..and thence we came forth to see again the stars” at The Flat – Massimo Carasi Art Gallery, Milan (IT). Since the same year, he has been hosted at Dolomiti Contemporanee residence, visual arts lab on location, where he conducts his practice in the Capanna Bassa studio. In 2021 he presented his solo exhibition “Il fascino dell’inutile” at Megazzino space of SpaziENNE (IT). He’s invited by Barro Cultural District to produce a site specific project in San Michele Church, Galbiate (IT) where he realizes Xanthophyll, land art installation. He opened the following year with the solo exhibition “Prelude. A botanical invite” at The Flat – Massimo Carasi Art Gallery. He’s invited by Gianluca d’Inca Levis, curator of Dolomiti Contemporanee, to exhibit his work in the Centre for Studies on Alpine Environment and in the group show “Who killed bambi?”, Casso (IT). Since 2021, The Flat – Massimo Carasi Art Gallery presents his work within ArtRotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam (NL) where it was acquired by AkzoNobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam.


Curriculum vitae

1991

Born in Merate, IT

2014

Bachelor degree in Architecture, Polytechnic of Milan

2016

Master degree in sustainable Architecture, Polytechnic of Turin

2019

Professor of Computer Art at BA in NABA – New academy of fine arts, Milan

Solo exhibitions

2022

Prelude. A Botanical Invite

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, IT

Tracce sottocorticali. il paesaggio degli xilofagi

, curated by Gianluca D’incà Levis, Dolomiti Contemporanee,Centro Studi Ambiente Alpino, San Vito di Cadore, IT

2021

Un luogo dopo l’altro

, Distretto Culturale del Barro, Galbiate, IT

Il fascino dell’inutile

, Megazzino – spaziENNE, Garbagnate Milanese, IT

World Environment Day – ArtVerona Digital

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, IT

2019

Phytosynthesis

, curated by Juan Carlos dall’Asta, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, CN

2018

Monte Barro_Arte e Natura

, curated by Giorgio Meregalli, Lecco, IT

Paesaggi Frammentati

, The Other Space, Milan, IT

Hybrid Age

, curated by Sara Cattaneo, Milan, IT

Oldness

, curated by Rosa Cascone, That’s contemporary, Milan, IT

2017

Simbiosi

, Punto Arte, Monza, IT

Group exhibitions

2022

Untitled Art

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Miami Beach, USA

Art Rotterdam

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, NL

Who Killed Bambi?

, curated by Gianluca D’incà Levis, Dolomiti Contemporanee, Spazio di Casso al Vajont, IT

Superlab Exhibit

, curated by Francesca Canfora, Milan, IT

TROMAMOTEL

, Dolomiti contemporanee, Borca di Cadore, IT

Le divinità aprono gli occhi e creano il mattino

, curated by Casa Capra & Ife Collective, Marano Vicentino, IT

Alternate lifeforms

, curated by Ctrlzak, Jcp Universe, Milan, IT

2021

_studiOlimpico

, Dolomiti contemporanee, Borca di Cadore, IT

Rebirthing

, curated by Giulia Giglio & Paolo Lolicata, ARTiglieria Con/temporary Art Center, Turin, IT

Art Rotterdam

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, NL

2020

..and thence we came forth to see again the stars

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, IT

2019

Premio Arte Cairo

, Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT

Welcome to the machine

, curated by Francesca Canfora, Paratissima, Turin, IT

Naturale sintesi

, curated by EVASTOMPERStudio, Milano Design Week, Milan, IT

2018

Serate Illuminate

, curated by Riccardo Bargellini, PAC180 – Parco d’arte contemporanea, Livorno, IT

Frammenti di Simbiosi

, Angelo della Pergola 1 – M2kr, Milan, IT

2017

SIDE

, Museo Giovio, Como, IT

Pop my bling bling

, curated by Anni Wu, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, IT

Collections and Prizes

2021

AkzoNobel Art Foundation

, Amsterdam, NL

Mention of the jury

, Combat prize, Livorno, IT

2019

Winner “Welcome to the machine”

, Paratissima, Turin, IT

2018

First prize “Monte Barro_Arte e Natura”

, Migro, permanent installation at Monte Barro’s art and nature, IT

Sound live performance

2022

Entwined | TROMAMOTEL

, Dolomiti contemporanee, Borca di Cadore, IT

Entwined | Prelude. A botanical invite

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, IT

Roots | Celidonia

, Cinema Campana, Casa Capra e Ife Collective, Marano Vicentino , IT

2021

Roots | _studiOlimpico

, Dolomiti contemporanee, Borca di Cadore, IT

Roots | Il fascino dell’inutile

, Cinema Teatro S. Luigi, Garbagnate Milanese , IT

Residencies and Talks

2022

Member of the jury “Monte Barro Arte_Natura”

, Galbiate, IT

2020/22

Dolomiti contemporanee

, curated by Gianluca D’incà Levis, Progetto Borca, Borca di Cadore, IT

2018

Centro Residenziale Franco Basaglia UFSMA

, PAC180, Livorno, IT

Materia viva

, Walden, Milan, IT

Synth Day & Night

, Le Park, Milan, IT

Press and Publications

2022

Imparare dalle cose semplici: intervista a Stefano Caimi

, by Alberto Villa, Forme Uniche + ArtsLife

Botanica e tecnologia nella personale di Stefano Caimi in mostra a Milano

, by Davide Landoni, ArtsLife

L’arte della natura

, by Laura Cantale, Balloon Project

2021

Spazienne ospita Il fascino dell’inutile di Stefano Caimi

, by Laura Cantale, Balloon Project

“Xantophyll” e “Phyllon” alla Chiesa di San Michele di Galbiate – Un luogo dopo l’altro

, by Andrea Mangione

Dolomiti Contemporanee. La fucina tra le rocce, tra arte, recupero e trasformazione

, by Mara Marchesan

2020

…E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle

, Wall Street International Magazine

Il gesto codificato. Stefano Caimi a Milano

, by Marco Antelmi, Artribune

Oldness: la bipersonale di Barbara Uccelli e Stefano Caimi negli spazi di THAT’S CONTEMPORARY

, Art for breakfast