About | Federico Clapis

About

Federico Clapis (born on April 4th 1987, 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 has been working “undercover” producing viral videos on social networks and accumulating millions of followers and views.

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

Ten years ago, 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 in order to explore the human condition.

The artist invites the public online daily to write and share on the social networks what the artwork has aroused in them, considering the act part integrand of the artistic intention.

Sculptures, installations and video art become the vehicle of a more profound adventure, discovering a shared interiority of artist and user.

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Exhibitions and awards

2020 - June

Neo Shibuya project at Shibuya station (Tokyo)

2020 - January

Deep Scrolling Experience at Triennale Milano Museum (Milan)

2019 - September

Shades of Black, Storpunkt, (Monaco)

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

Vernon Gallery (Munich)

NEO SHIBUYA PROJECT AT SHIBUYA STATION.

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)