About

Bio

Lorenzo Oggiano (1964, Padova – Italy) works in photography, video, new media, installations, assemblages.
He has a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts, University of Bologna / D.A.M.S. (Department of Art, Music and Performing Arts), Italy, with a final thesis on the relationship between arts and new technologies: “Contemporary arts and technological interaction: the bodies of mutation.”
Since the early nineties Lorenzo Oggiano is engaged in an artistic and theoretical research concerning the biological, sensorial and cognitive mutations induced by technologies, and the aesthetic and communicative potentiality of new media tools.
Currently lives and works in Sassari (Italy).

Solo Exhibitions

  • Eter(n)otopìe, Recent Works 2002-2009, Settimana della Fotografia Europea, ReVolt#09: Eternaluce, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2009
  • Tecnobiologìe, Traffic Gallery Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Italy, 2009
  • Quasi-Objects B/W, Rebecca Container Gallery, Genova, Italy, 2008
  • Lorenzo Oggiano: Selected Video Works 2004-2008 / Opening Night Party Special Screening, ViewFest, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Sala Massimo + King Kong Microplex, Torino, Italy, 2008
  • Quasi-Objects, Traffic Gallery Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Italy, 2008
  • Selected Videos 2004-2007, Dissonanze 7, Aula Magna, Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome, Italy, 2007

Selected Group Exhibitions, Events, Festivals, Art Fairs

  • Patchlab International Digital Art Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2017
  • Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), PostFuture Journey, Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’, Athens, Greece, 2017
  • Montecristo Project, Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia, Italy, 2017
  • Segovia European Film Festival (MUCES), Museo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain, 2016
  • Patchlab International Digital Art Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2016
  • Bio-Fiction Hong-Kong, Microwave International Media Art Festival, Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong, China, 2016
  • Bio-Fiction Barcelona, Human+ The future of our species, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain, 2016
  • Madatac International Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Art / Art for a Quantum of Time [Award – Best Video Art Work], CentroCentro Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain, 2016
  • Bio-Fiction Poznan, Capture the Future(s) Evolution, UAM University, Faculty of Biology, Poznan, Poland, 2015
  • 7th Cairo Video Art&Experimental Film Festival, French Institute, Cairo, Egypt, 2015
  • FILE Electronic Language International Festival/The new e-motion, Anima+, C.C. FIESP, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015
  • Future Perfect, Rialto Sant’Ambrogio, Rome, Italy, 2015
  • Bio-Fiction Berlin, Capture the Future(s), Art Science Node, Berlin, Germany, 2015
  • Bio-Fiction Linz, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria, 2014
  • Bio-Fiction, Science Art Film Festival, Naturhistorisches Museum/Bellaria Cinema, Vienna, Austria, 2014
  • Zielona Sciezka/Natura-Sztuka-Technologia, WRO Art Center, Media Library Curatorial Program, Wroclaw, Poland, 2014
  • Design Beyond Making, Protein/18 Hewett Street, London, U.K., 2013
  • Drift: Synthesis, TTC Screens Network, Toronto, Canada, 2013
  • Imagem-Contato. Mostra de Imagem em Movimento, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2012
  • Caratteri Ereditari e Mutazioni Genetiche, MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy, 2012
  • Flussi New Media Arts Festival, Belvedere Teatro Carlo Gesualdo, Avellino, Italy, 2011
  • Bio-Fiction, Synthetic Biology Science, Art and Film Festival, Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2011
  • Minimalelectro im Festsaal Kreuzberg, Bergsaal Kreuzhein, Berlin, Germany, 2011
  • Videoformes on Tour: Espace Beaujon, Paris, France – The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, U.S.A. – Hors D’Oeuvre, Shangai, China, 2010
  • Pandemonio Visuale. Italian Experimental Cinema, Mostra del cinema d’artista italiano dalle origini del futurismo al nuovo millennio, Cinemazzurro, Ancona, Italy, 2009
  • Palinsesti 2009, Licof, Scenari artistici dell’Alto Adriatico, San Vito al Tagliamento (PN), Italy, 2009
  • ArtVerona, Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, Fair Center, Verona, Italy, 2009
  • Between Earth and Sky, Sadali (CA), Italy, 2009
  • MiArt, International Art Fair, Fiera Milano City, Milan, Italy, 2009
  • Video Screening, Cartes Centre of Art and Technology, Espoon, Finland, 2009
  • Directors Lounge 09, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany, 2009
  • 3rd Beijing Independent Film Festival, Songzhuang Art Center, Songzhuang – Beijing, China, 2008
  • De Rerum Digitalis, Festival della Creatività, Fortezza da Basso, Firenze, Italy, 2008
  • Taide ’08, Helsinki Contemporary Art Fair, Wanna Satama, Helsinki, Finland, 2008
  • Contemporary Art Ruhr 08, KunstQuadrate, Essen, Germany, 2008
  • La Nuit Blanche, Instituto Cervantes, Paris, France, 2008
  • 1 Minute Suite Top Ten, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, 2008
  • KunStart08, Contemporary Art Fair, Bolzano Fair Exhibition Center, Bozen, Italy, 2008
  • Digital Media Valencia, La Nau, Valencia, Spain, 2008
  • Cartes Flux3, Perception, Time, Subject, Cartes Centre of Art and Technology, Espoon, Finland, 2008
  • Videoformes, Prix de la Crèation Vidèo, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2008
  • BAF Bergamo Arte Fiera 2008, Bergamo Fair Center, Bergamo, Italy, 2008
  • Directors Lounge, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany, 2008
  • Optica, International Videoart Festival, Gijon, Spain, 2007
  • VideominutoPopTV, New Italian Wave/One Minute Suite, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, 2007
  • Art-Athina International Art Fair, Kataskevi Project, Helexpo Exhibition and Conference Center, Athens, Greece, 2007
  • WRO07 International Media Art Biennale, National Museum + WRO Art Center, Wroclav, Poland, 2007
  • Kinofest, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania, 2007
  • Festival Némo, Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 2007
  • Athens Video Art Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece, 2007
  • Cartes Flux Vol.2, Cartes Centre of Art and Technology, Espoon, Finland, 2007
  • Directors Lounge 2007, Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany, 2007
  • CYNETart06, Humane, 10th International Festival for Computer-Based Art [Special Recognition], Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 2006
  • ArtTechMedia, Arco06, Madrid – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid – CCCB, Barcelona – other venues, Spain, 2006
  • Hybridation/Heredite I. Le cinéma expérimental contemporain et les nouvelles technologies selon Johanna Vaude, Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France, 2006
  • Premio Internazionale di Videoarte Biennale Adriatica Arti Nuove, S. Benedetto del Tronto (AN), Italy, 2006
  • Interferenze, Naturalis Electronica, San Martino Val Caudina (AV), Italy, 2006
  • Imaginaria Independent Film Festival, Chiostro S. Benedetto, Conversano (BA), Italy, 2006
  • Panorama Screening Series: Living Culture. A look at the relationship between biotechnology and artistic practices, Eyebeam, New York, U.S.A., 2006
  • Images Contre nature, Lices, Marseille, France, 2006
  • Darklight Film Festival, Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland, 2006
  • MAF Thailand New Media Arts Festival, Live and Retrospective, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006
  • Figures of Motion, Internationale Videokunst, Schloss Plüschow, Plüschow, Germany, 2006
  • Videoformes, La Jetèe, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2006
  • Cartes Flux Vol.1, Cartes Centre of Art and Technology, Espoon, Finland, 2006
  • Directors Lounge 2006, Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany, 2006
  • Cartes Flux, First Flux, Cartes Centre of Art and Technology, Espoo, Finland, 2005
  • VAD Video and Digital Arts International Festivals, Casa de Cultura, Girona, Spain, 2005
  • Unimovie, Museo Vittoria Colonna, Pescara / Museo-Laboratorio ex-manifattura tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo (PE), Italy, 2005
  • Electrofringe New media Arts Festival 2005, Playhouse Theatre, Newcastle, Australia, 2005
  • Media Art Friesland festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 2005
  • Imaginaria Independent Film Festival, Chiostro S. Benedetto, Conversano (BA), Italy, 2005
  • European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Lagerhalle, Großer Saal, Osnabrück, Germany, 2005
  • Today in Paradise. Genetics & Art, Röda Sten, Gotheborg, Sweden, 2005
  • Thailand New Media Arts Festival (MAF), Intimacy/Digital Skin, Bed Supper Club, Bangkok, Thailand, 2005
  • Spark Video 4.4, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, U.S.A., 2005
  • Premio Internazionale Dino Villani Linguaggi e tecniche della contemporaneità nell’arte e nella comunicazione, Galleria del Premio, Suzzara (MN), Italy, 2004
  • International Videoart, Galerìa Rosa Santos, València, Spain, 2004
  • VAIA 3rd International Video Art Show of Alcoi, official selection, Alcoi, Spain, 2004
  • International Festival of New Film and New Media, Split, Croatia, 2004
  • Australian International Festival of Photography, Global Gallery Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia, 2004
  • MAD03 2nd international meeting of experimental art in Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 2003
  • Biennale Adriatica Arti Nuove, Baan Lab, Mercato Ittico, San Benedetto del Tronto (AN), Italy, 2003
  • IDAA International Digital Art Awards: Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania Launceston, Australia – VCA Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2003
  • Immedia03, School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A., 2003

Public Collections (selection)

  • Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France
  • Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
  • Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • Association Culturelle VideoFormes, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • WRO Art Center, Wroclav, Poland
  • Spark Contemporary Art Space Video Library, Syracuse, NY. U.S.A.
  • Directors Lounge Contemporay Art and Media, Berlin, Germany
  • EMAF, Osnabrück, Germany
  • Vidéothèque P’Silo, Marseille, France
  • Cartes Centre of Art and Technology, Espoon, Finland

Selected Bibliography (Reviews/Articles/Catalogues/Interviews)

  • Madeline Schwartzman, “See Yourself X – Human Futures Expanded”, Black Dog Publishing, London, U.K., 2016
  • “Lorenzo Oggiano”, TRP-21 n.02 / Arte Digital, Facultad de Arquitectura, diseño y urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015
  • “Trend 2015”, TCDC Digital Resource, Thailand Creative & Design Center, Thailand, 2015
  • “More about Quasi-Objects”, Quote the Future. The nordic vision of tomorrow – www.quotethefuture.com, July 2014 (interview – by Sara Ingemann Holm-Nielsen)
  • Dominic Pettman, “Look at the Bunny. Totem, Taboo, Technology”, Zero Books, John Hunt Publishing, U.K., 2013
  • Luca Panaro, “Arte in 3D, esplorazioni di una disciplina.”, Flash Art, n. 309, 2013
  • “Trend Report / Macro Trend: Reality and digital collide”, Computer Arts Collection n.5 / Photography, 2012
  • Bianca Wendt – Lorenzo Oggiano, “Plastic Measures”, Viewpoint, n.30, 2012
  • Alice Aurelitano (curated by), “The Cinematic Experience. Film, Contemporary Art, Museum”, Campanotto Editore, Udine, Italy, 2010
  • Piero Pala, “Lorenzo Oggiano. Suhteellisuus ja hybridi Quasi-Objektien elokuvallisina tekijöinä”, Taide Design, n.7, 2010
  • Emanuela Pezzetta (curated by), “Palinsesti / Licôf”, Forum Editrice Università Udinese, Udine, Italy, 2009 (catalogue)
  • Luca Beatrice “L’isola che non c’era”, Arte, n.431, 2009
  • Claudia Bernareggi, “Lorenzo Oggiano”, Espoarte Contemporay Art, n.59, 2009
  • “Cartes Flux3. Perception, Time, Subject.”, Cartes Centre of Art & Technology, Espoo, Finland, 2008 (catalogue)
  • Stephen Danzig, “The Vernacular Terrain. Internationl Digital Art projects”, Red Box Studio, Sydney, Australia, 2008 (catalogue)
  • Simone Arcagni, “Come la tecnologia della visione puó diventare occasione artistica”, Nova 24, June 5, 2008
  • “Talent / Digital”, Kult magazine, n.5, 2008
  • Stefania Biamonti, “Vite Artificiali”, Il Fotografo, n.190, 2008
  • “Quasi-Objects”, Traffic Gallery, Bergamo, Italy, 2008 (catalogue)
  • “Quasi Objects project by Lorenzo Oggiano”, Digimag, n.29, 2007 – www.digicult.it (interview – by Bertram Niessen)
  • “Videominuto PopTV2007”, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, 2007 (catalogue)
  • “12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07”, Wroclaw, Poland, 2007 (catalogue)
  • “Cartes Flux vol. 2”, Cartes Centre of Art and Technology, Espoo, Finland, 2007 (catalogue)
  • “CYNETart_06humane – 10. Internationales Festival für computergestützte Kunst”, Festspielhaus Hellerau / Kunsthaus Dresden – Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e V., Dresden, Germany, 2006 (catalogue)
  • Manfred Blohm, “Texte zur Medienkunst”, Flensburg University Press, Flensburg, Germany, 2006
  • “Darklight Festival”, Irish Film Istitute / Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland, 2006 (catalogue)
  • Simonetta Castia, “I Quasi Objects di Lorenzo Oggiano. Bambole e new media”, Plico, n. 10, 2006
  • “Cartes Flux vol. 1”, Cartes Centre of Art and Technology, Espoo, Finland, 2006 (catalogue)
  • “VAIA 2005 – IV. Mostra de video art internacional d’Alcoi”, Alcoi, Spain, 2005 (catalogue)
  • “Unimovie”, Flash Art, n. 254, 2005
  • “Media Art Friesland Festival”, Leeuwarden / Harlingen / Drachten, Netherland, 2005 (catalogue)
  • “Imaginaria – III. Festival Internazionale del cinema libero”, Conversano (Bari), Italy, 2005 (catalogue)
  • “EMAF / European Media Art Festival”, Osnabrück, Germany, 2005 (catalogue)
  • Astrid Von Rosen, “Vems paradis talar vi om?”, Göteborgsposten, April 2, 2005
  • “VAIA 2004 – III. Mostra de video art internacional d’Alcoi”, Alcoi, Spain, 2004 (catalogue)
  • Laura Chiari, “Networking as Artworking”, NextExit, n.18, 2004
  • Steve Danzig – W. J. Cosshall, “2003 International Digital Art Awards”, Digital Photography + Design Magazine, n. 23, 2003
  • “Artinuove, 2ennale Adriatica”, S. B. del Tronto, Ancona, Italy, 2003 (catalogue)
  • Franco Lanfredi (curated by), “Web Designer Experiments”, Edizioni Sometti, Mantova, Italy, 2003