Biography

Mattia Casalegno was born in Naples, Italy in 1981. His work explores the physical and sensory perceptions of its viewers, evoking experiences that are fully immersive, sensorially embodied, and psychologically heightened. His art practice draws from the most disparate disciplines such as anthropology, ecology, biology, neurosciences, informatics, and focusses on the relations and tensions between Nature, society and technology.

He exhibited internationally in more than 100 international venues and institutions including SIGGRAPH Asia, ISEA – International Society of Electronic Artists, Mutek festival, Untitled Art Fair, Superblue Museum, MACRO Museum, Cini Foundation, Rome’s Auditorium and RomaEuropa Festival, Cimatics festival, Le Cube Contemporary Art, Festival de La Imagem, Quintai Museum of Fine Arts.

His work is been featured internationally in publications and catalogues such as “A Touch of Code” -Gestalten Books; “Tactics of Interfacing” -MIT press; “Deleuze and Audiovisual Art” -Manchester Metropolitan University, and on media outlets as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Sky News, Art Tribune, Exibart, the Creators Projects, Creative Applications, Hyperallergic, Digicult, among others.

Nominated to the New Technological Art Awards in 2014 and artist is residence at Eyebeam in 2015, he received various grants and fellowships from among others, NEW INC, the Center for Cultural Innovation, Young Italian Artists Network, NYFA, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and the Chronus Art Center. In 2018 he is recipient of a Lumen Prize.

Aerobanquets RMX

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Immersive Gastronomy Experience
VR headsets, hand tracking, custom hardware, custom software.
2019

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Aerobanquet RMX

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Immersive Gastronomy Experience
VR headsets, hand tracking, motion tracking, custom software.
2019

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Knowledge of the Body #6

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Sculpture
LED flat screen, silicone, Soylent©, PC, plexiglass.
2017

Knowledge of the Body #4

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Sculpture
3D printed Nylon, glass, anodized aluminum, spandex, wood, ultraviolet LEDs.
2017

Knowledge of the Body #3

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Sculpture
3D printed Nylon, glass, wood, LED neon rope.
2017

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Immersive Gastronomy Experience
VR headsets, hand tracking, motion tracking, custom software.
2018

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End User

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Installation
3 ch. 4K UHD video, stereo.
2016

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Left Handed

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Installation
2 ch. HD video, stereo.
2016

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TWINS

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Installation,
OLED 65″ flat screens, manila rope, HD video.
2016

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Right Handed

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Installation
2 ch. HD video, stereo.
2016

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TWINS

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Installation,
OLED 65″ flat screens, manila rope, HD video.
2015

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Sexy Beautiful Girl Webcam Chat Part. 3

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Installation
Anodized Aluminium, LEDs, flat screens, custom software, online PCs.
2015

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The Grass Roller

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Installation
Aluminium, grass. 
2014

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Sculptures, various objects.
Glycerine,  Pine wood scent, milled HDPE, flour, water, various materials
2014

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The Open

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wearable architecture,
Custom made electronics,
software, microphone, fresh sod
2014

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“Strutture Dissipative”

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Site-specific AV installation,

2014
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Left Handed

HD video, 4:19 min.
2014

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Kinetic Sculpture
custom electronics, heated plate, actuators, flour, oil, water
dimension variable, 2013

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He Who Learns

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installation,
mirror acrylic, honeycomb panel, iridescent tape, wooden cherries, LEDs
2013

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Unstable Empathy

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Interactive installation
dimension variable,
2012

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Tactics of Purification

glycerin soap, beach breezes fragrance oil, fresh meat
2011

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Kinetic Sculpture
custom electronics, heated plate, actuators, flour, oil, water
dimension variable, 2011

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Fibrillation

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site-specific installation
1-channel videoprojection, loop 6’00’
2010

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The Open

wearable architecture
Custom made electronics,
software, microphone, fresh sod
2010

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Il Gesto Sospeso

Tempio-di-Adriano-7

interactive installation
6 channels HD videoprojections, stereo sound
custom software, proximity sensors, holographic screens, salt
2010

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Il Gesto Sospeso – EDA version

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Audiovisual Installation
custom software, 6 ch. video-projections, surround sound,
2010

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3 channel video installation
videoprojections, stereo sound, lenght. variable,
2007-2010
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Strutture Dissipative – excerpt.2

3 channel video installation
videoprojections, stereo sound, lenght. variable,
2007-2010
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Strutture Dissipative – excerpt.3

live media performance
3 ch. videoprojections, custom software, stereo sound
2007
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Augmented Architecture

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Architectural visual mapping
videoprojection, HD video,
2009

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