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 encompassing new media, sculpture, photography and installation.


Stefano Caimi’s works and installations have been exhibited at diverse solo and group exhibitions in Italy, Netherlands, China and the United States. His work is held in various public and private collections, including AkzoNobel Art Foundation (NL), Anthropocene Collection of MUSE Museum (IT) and In4Art (NL). He is in residency at Dolomiti Contemporanee (IT) and actively collaborates with the Centre for Studies on Alpine Environment, University of Padua.

Since 2019, he has taught Computer Art at New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. His course is focused on how digital media have changed the way to think, make and distribute art in the last century.





Curriculum vitae

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

SELECTED 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

Il fascino dell’inutile

, text by Annika Pettini, Megazzino – spaziENNE, Garbagnate Milanese, IT

Un luogo dopo l’altro

, Distretto Culturale del Barro, Galbiate, IT

World Environment Day – ArtVerona Digital

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, IT

2019

Phytosynthesis

, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, CN

2018

Oldness

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

Paesaggi Frammentati

, The Other Space, Milan, IT

Hybrid Age

, curated by Sara Cattaneo, Milan, IT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

EARTH – A collective landscape

, AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam, NL

SMACH – Dolomites Biennial of Land Art

, Val Badia, IT

Altered Perceptions

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, IT

Come pioggia

, curated by Stefano Cagol, MUSE – Science Museum of Trento, Castel Belasi, IT

The New Atlas of Digital Art | Are humans still Necessary?

, MEET Digital Culture Center, project room The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, IT

Art Rotterdam

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

Pulsar

, Dolomiti contemporanee, Borca di Cadore, IT

Essenziale

, curated by Francesca Canfora, Paratissima, Fondazione Amleto Bertoni, Saluzzo, IT

2022

Untitled Art

, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Miami Beach, USA

Who Killed Bambi?

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

Art Rotterdam

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

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, Festival della Tecnologia, Turin, IT

Naturale sintesi

, 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

2023

MUSE – Museum, Anthropocene Collection

, Trento, IT

SPROUTING – SMACH

, Val Badia, IT

In4Art

, Rotterdam, NL

2021

AkzoNobel Art Foundation

, Amsterdam, NL

Mention of the jury

, Combat prize, Livorno, IT

2019

Winner “Welcome to the machine”

, Festival della Tecnologia, Turin, IT

2018

First prize “Monte Barro_Arte e Natura”

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

TALKS & LECTURES

2023

We Are Who We Are

, curated by Annika Pettini & Damiano Gullì, Triennale Milano, IT

Symbiotic Bodies

, curated by Chiara Scarpitti, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, IT

New technologies applied to natural processes mapping

, hosted by Jacqueline Ceresoli, Art and New Technologies, Brera Fine Arts Academy, IT

2022

Member of the jury “Monte Barro Arte_Natura”

, Galbiate, IT

2018

Centro Residenziale Franco Basaglia UFSMA

, PAC180, Livorno, IT

Materia viva

, Walden, Milan, IT

Synth Day & Night

, Le Park, Milan, IT

LIVE PERFORMACES

2023

Entwined | Opening biennale

, Smach, Ciasa dl Maier, San Martin de Tor, IT

Roots | ROUND TRIP – Fluidum2

, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, IT

Roots | Soundviews

, Cavallerizza Reale, Torino, IT

Folding Gellner | Pulsar

, Dolomiti contemporanee, Borca di Cadore, IT

2022

Entwined & Gellner encoder | 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

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

2023

Feminist AI, Critical Perspectives on Algorithms, Data, and Intelligent Machines

, Oxford University Press (cover)

Panorama

, by Francesca Guerisoli, La Quadriennale di Roma

EARTH, A collective landscape

, AkzoNobel Art Foundation (catalogue)

SMACH

, Land Art Biennale 2023 (catalogue)

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

2020

…E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle

, Wall Street International Magazine

2018

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