S.O.B.

STEFANO OGLIARI BADESSI 

 

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It is complex to place Stefano Ogliari Badessi in pre-packaged artistic categories given his innate tendency to experiment.

 

S.O.B. approaches art as a nomad who works with the concept of "everything changes" by questioning our own relationship with life, nature, and art. He faces the creative process in a dreamlike way, giving shape to the imagined and the invisible.

 

We have seen him transporting installations inside common travel suitcases and then inflating them and transforming them into grand immersive spaces. Large spheres made of plastic bags and adhesive tape become parallel worlds made of light, color, and emptiness. He’s confronted nature in extreme environments, from glaciers to forests, using them as an outdoor study. S.O.B. combines this challenge by using the few materials present to create immersive paths and large site-specific works. He’s created 1: 1 scale replicas of whales created by weaving branches collected from pruning waste, carrying it by bicycle to underline the need to discuss environmental issues. An innate passion for recycling coupled with a love for nature leads him to use brightly colored silk scraps, going as far as mixing them with branches, mosses, and lichens.

 

Behind all this we find an attentive eye to magic able to project us into worlds made of awe and wonder. Without warning, we find ourselves faced with an unexpected opening towards the unknown link between ourselves, nature and creativity.

 

S.O.B. has exhibited with Wonderspaces in California and with The CAMP Gallery in Miami, Florida. He has participated in various bienniales around the world such as OpenArt in Sweden, and in prestigious residences, including the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Among his latest projects is  Who Looks at What,  created in Venice for the Peggy Guggheneim Collection in 2021 and lichenia for Genesis-Cortina.

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Stefano Ogliari Badessi ( b. 1984 in Crema, Italy )


Solo Exhibitions

2021

Genesis, Sanbritte, Cortina, Italy
2019
Wonderland. Museo Civico Cremasco, Crema, Italy.
A Tribe from Wonderland. DAM gallery, Miami, USA.
2017
Inside. C.A.R.M.E, Brescia, Italy.
2016
Going back home. Laboratory art Residence. Spokane, USA.
2014
Small is Beautiful. Leo Gallery. Shanghai, China.
Stendhal’s Syndrome. Solo Exhibition. Hong Kong, China.
2013
NONSENSE. Basement 6. Shanghai, China.
2003
Bonaldi’s Park. Crema, Italy.

Group Exhibitions
2021

Superamenti at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Venice, Italy.

Sei esattamente dove dovresti essere. Miniartexil. Como, Italy.

WONDERSPACES. Austin, USA.

2020

WONDERSPACES. Phoenix, USA.

The Magnetic Project. Shanghai, China.
Obscured Objects. Artsy Online Exclusive with The CAMP Gallery.
2019
X° Biennale di Soncino, a Marco Group exhibition. Soncino, Italy
2018
WONDERSPACES. San Diego, USA.
International Kite Festival. Cervia Volante, Cervia, Italy.
LajoneArt. Castello di Lajone, Italy.

2017
OPENART, Art Biennale. Orebro, Sweden.
Voyages Extraordinaires. Palazzo Lombardia, Milano, Italy.
6MATERIA. Museo Civico Cremasco. Crema, Italy.
Brescia Republica Elettronica Festival. Brescia, Italy.
IX° Biennale di Soncino, a Marco Group exhibition. Soncino, Italy
2016
Art BASEL: Miami. Satellite Exhibition with The Directed Art Modern.Miami, USA.
Facce di Terra. Castello di San Pietro,Italy.
2015
VIII° Biennale di Soncino, a Marco Group exhibition. Soncino, Italy.
56°Biennale di VENEZIA, Special Press Event by Swatch. Venezia, Italy.
INchiostro, for EXPO-MILANO by Zoe. Trieste, Italy.
2014
Faces&Trace by SWATCH. SwatchArtPeace Hotel. Shanghai, China.
Pop-upsecret. ArtLabor Gallery. Shanghai, China.
Tamashima’s Art: Between Japan and Italy. Okayama, Japan.
2013
Jamais Vu, Morfologie di un Principio, Palazzo Orsoline, Fidenza, Italy.
Grand Opening. Little Victories Gallery, M50. Shanghai, China.
The Beatitudes. Treviglio, Italy.
2012
7 Words for The Cremona Cathedral. Cremona, Italy.
Artist Take Care Woman. Crema, Italy.
Vogue Fashion Night. Milan, Italy.
2011
VI° Biennale di Soncino, a Marco. Soncino, Italy.
Q3-Selected Artist. Crema, Italy.
2007
Finalist of TARGETTI Light Prize. Firenze, Italy.

ArtistiAssociati. Crema, Italy.
2006
1° Stone Sculpture Symposium. Casalasco, Italy.
2005
Stone Sculpture Symposium for LIONS. Lodi, Italy.
International Stone Symposium. Castiglione MesserMarino, Italy.
2004
Morphè – 3°Sculpture Symposium. Crema, Italy.
Art-Shot. Museum S’Agostino. Crema, Italy.
Award Sculpture. Montefiore Conca. Rimini, Italy.
European Week of culture. Noordwjik, Holland.

2003
1°Sculpture Symposium. Cremona, Italy.
Stone Sculpture Symposium. Rapino, Italy.
2002
Morphè – 2°Sculpture Symposium. Crema, Italy.
2°Stone Sculpture Symposium. Rapino, Italy.
Twenty-Five Hours Art. Crema, Italy.
2001
Stone Sculpture Symposium. Montecatini Val di Cecina, Italy.
Stone Sculpture Symposium. Rapino, Italy.
Stone Sculpture Symposium. Ponsacco, Italy.
2000
Morphè – Sculpture Symposium. Crema, Italy.

Art Fairs
2020
SPRING / BREAK, New York City, USA.

2019
Scope Art Fair. Miami, USA
Art Wynwood. Miami, USA.
Affordable Art Fair: Super Studio. Milan, Italy.
2018
Scope Art Fair. Miami, USA.
Palm Beach Art Fair, with D.A.M. West Palm Beach, USA.
Antibes Art Fair. Cannes, Italy
2017
Scope Art Fair. Miami, USA
The Others ArtFair, with CultRise. Torino, Italy

Brand Collaboration
2019
Wonderlust at Sagamore Hotel, Miami, USA.
2018
“Time to Art” Swatch. Milan, Italy.
2017
Chinese Dream. East Miami with D.A.M. Swire Group, Miami, USA.
2015
Lipsticks. Performance. Hong Kong, China.
#NothingIsForever. ExtremeProject with Swatch and FreeRideWorldTour. Verbier,
Switzerland.