About | Federico Clapis

About

Federico Clapis (born on 4th April 1987 in Milan) is a contemporary Italian artist. He has developed his career in a unique way, opening new itineraries and horizons in the art world.

For years, Clapis worked “undercover” producing viral videos on social networks and accumulating millions of followers and views.

In 2015, at the height of his popularity, he decided to move away from pure entertainment and converted his online presence into a tool for the dissemination of his artistic works previously kept hidden.

In 2010, he began a long inner journey to explore the most intimate conditions of the human soul, living in an ashram in India and continuing his research in the West through various existential paths.

Clapis lives his art as a materialization of his experiences, and as a medium of introspection to share with his followers.

Technology, a recurring theme in his most famous artworks, is a metaphor for the contemporary to explore our timeless emotional states.

In 2021 he took his first steps into the world of cryptoart, where his knowledge of the digital medium allowed him to quickly position himself among the world’s leading artists in this new and radical form of art.

NFTs, sculptures, installations and video art become vehicles of a more profound adventure, to discover the shared interiority between the artist and the observer.

Exhibitions and awards

2021 - June

Solo show at Bianchizardin curated by Marco Tagliafierro (Milan)

2020 - December

"Contact Zone" solo show at Exma Museum (Cagliari)

2020 - June

"Neo Shibuya project" at Shibuya station (Tokyo)

2020 - January

"Deep Scrolling Experience" at Triennale Milano Museum (Milan)

2019 - September

"Shades of Black” at Storpunkt gallery, (Munich)

2019 - July

Collective exhibition “Umano & Disumano” during the Venice Biennale (Venice) – “Umano & Disumano”

2019 - June

"Touch Scream" at  the Milan Triennale (Milan)

2018 - June

Monumental work for the Observation Point Square (London) – Crypto Connection 

2017 - November

Urban project for City Og God (Rio de Janeiro) WordSaveWorld

2016 - January
2015 - December

Solo exhibition at the Maimeri Foundation (Milan)

2015 - October

Winner of Pitagora prize – Pitagora Museum (Kr)

2015 - September

Collective exhibition at Vernon Gallery (Munich)

Spazio mentale = ambiente at Bianchizardin, 2021

Curated by Marco Tagliafierro, Milan, Italy

CONTACT ZONE AT EXMA MUSEUM, 2020

Milan, Italy

NEO SHIBUYA PROJECT AT SHIBUYA STATION, 2020

Tokyo, Japan

Deep Scrolling Experience at Triennale Milano Museum, 2020

Milan, Italy

Touch Scream at Triennale Milano Museum, 2019

Triennale Milano Museum during il Festival dell’amore, Milan, Italy.

Crypto Connection, Observation Point Square and OXO Tower Wharf 2018

London, UK.

BabyDrone murale as urban installation in Rio de Janeiro’s favela City of God, 2017

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

The Crucifixion of the Artist at “Crucifixions”, The Francis Bacon Collection 2016

Palazzo Montanari, Bologna, Italy.

Born in captivity with Simone Fugazzotto at Fondazione Maimeri, 2015

Milan, Italy.

Group Show at Gallery Vernon, 2015

Munich, Germany.

Pitagora prize, October 2015

Federico Clapis wins Pitagora prize at the historical Pitagora Garden Museum in Crotone (Italy)