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.
Solo show at Bianchizardin curated by Marco Tagliafierro (Milan)
"Contact Zone" solo show at Exma Museum (Cagliari)
"Neo Shibuya project" at Shibuya station (Tokyo)
"Deep Scrolling Experience" at Triennale Milano Museum (Milan)
"Shades of Black” at Storpunkt gallery, (Munich)
Collective exhibition “Umano & Disumano” during the Venice Biennale (Venice) – “Umano & Disumano”
"Touch Scream" at the Milan Triennale (Milan)
Monumental work for the Observation Point Square (London) – Crypto Connection
Urban project for City Og God (Rio de Janeiro) WordSaveWorld
Exhibition during Francis Bacon’s Collection presentation
Solo exhibition at the Maimeri Foundation (Milan)
Winner of Pitagora prize – Pitagora Museum (Kr)
Collective exhibition at Vernon Gallery (Munich)
Curated by Marco Tagliafierro, Milan, Italy
Triennale Milano Museum during il Festival dell’amore, Milan, Italy.
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Palazzo Montanari, Bologna, Italy.
Federico Clapis wins Pitagora prize at the historical Pitagora Garden Museum in Crotone (Italy)