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Giovanni Chiamenti

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Artist Statement

Chiamenti’s artistic practice intercepts themes such as the sympoiesis and symbiogenesis between the anthropogenic and the natural, for an overcoming of the Anthropocene and the formulation of alternative paradigms of survival of the planet and coexistence between species. The basis of his research has always been a careful observation of nature and the landscape, initially translated into a practice that went along with the shaping of the art form through natural processes, deepening the relationship between man and nature by creating a perceptual imbalance and altering the vision.

Subsequently, Chiamenti has moved towards an increasingly in-depth and synchronic exploration of materials and techniques as well as natural processes, producing a series of works that test the ability of each technique utilized to understand and simulate nature.

This type of analysis of materials and processes has led the artist to develop a deeper interest in the sciences, although anchored in a humanistic approach of analysing human
interventions on the planet, undertaking research into the adaptation of living beings to increasingly extreme environmental conditions.

To this day, Chiamenti’s practice thus operates at the intersection of art, geology, biology, biotechnology and chemistry, involving constant exchanges with experts in these fields. Moving between sci-fi and the imaginative, but rooting his research in in-depth scientific studies, Chiamenti’s practice finds its relevance in today’s context in his ability to imagine positive propositions of a new era of symbiosis between man and nature.

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Artist Biography

Giovanni Chiamenti (Verona, 1992) currently lives and works between Milan and Verona. After a classical education, he decided to enroll at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan in 2012. He obtained his master's degree in Painting at the same institution in 2017. During the year 2016/17 he undertook the Erasmus+ exchange program at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.
Chiamenti has participated in national and international exhibitions including:

Riportando tutto a casa, curated by Lorenzo Madaro, Museo delle Navi Romane di Nemi, Nemi (IT); Principles of Existence, NARS Foundation, New York (US); Interspecies Kin, Spazio Volta, Bergamo (IT); Rhizomatic Weave, Galleria Daniele Agostini, Lugano (CH); Immersione Libera, curated by Giovanni Paolin, in collaboration with Galleria Continua and Associazione Pier Lombardo, Palazzina dei Bagni Misteriosi, Milan (IT); First Layer, Atelier 34zèro Muzeum, Bruxelles (BE); Panorama #4, Galeria Fran Reus, Palma di Maiorca (ES); GOOGOL, Artemis Gallery, Lisbon (PT); Ciak Collecting, curated by Irene Sofia Comi, Palazzo Orti Manara, Artverona, Art & The City, Verona (IT); Zeitgeber (donatore di tempo), ArtNoble Gallery, Milan (IT); La Cerimonia dei Misteri, curated by Vincenzo Argentieri, Spazio Serra, Milan (IT); A JUMI, curated by Irene Angenica, Giovanni Paolin, Giacomo Pigliapoco, invited by Giacinto di Pietrantonio, Bocs Art, Cosenza (IT). Furthermore, Chiamenti is the winner of the Combat Prize (2023) and the E.ART.H Prize (2023) and finalist of the Talent Prize (2022), the Exibart Prize (2020) and the Premio Fabbri per le Art Contemporanee (2018). He has participated in various residencies including: NARS Foundation (2022), New York (US); The Blank Contemporary Art (2019), Bergamo (IT); VIAINDUSTRIAE (2019), Foligno (IT); VIR Viafarini-in-residence (2019), Milan (IT); Bocs Art Residenze Artistiche (2019), Cosenza (IT) and School of Visual Arts (2018), New York (US), as well as winning a research grant from the Italian Council 10, supported by the Ministry of Culture. In 2023, his first book "Interspecies Kin" was released with VIAINDUSTRIAE Publishing.



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