PIETRO CARDARELLI * THEWINGSART

SCENE & LIGHTING DESIGN, CREATIVE DIRECTION, LIVE VISUAL MEDIA, CONTEMPORARY ART

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Bio

After his degree in Science of Architecture, in 2007 he majored in Scenography at Fine Arts Academy in Brera, Milan. During his postgraduate period, he managed to train with experts from showbusiness and to widen his studies on new forms of contemporary scenography, on lighting design, on planning and visualisation, on live media and on new forms of contemporary art. He attended several courses, among which: refreshment course at ASC/Cinecittà Studios (2009), course on corporeal theatre (2008), course on fabric and masks (2005-2007), MA Lighring User course (2018). He has worked for relevant personalities from cinema, prose, experimental, research and opera theatre: Leo Muscato, Francesco Micheli, Gabriele Giromilla, Alessandro Marinelli, Flavio Bucci, Michale Znaniechi, Chiara Cicognani, Enzo Decaro, Davide Calvaresi, Irene Russolillo, Glen Caci and many others. In 2016 he took part in the project “Artistes en residence” at Parc de LaVillette (Paris) with performer and director Glen Caci. In 2013 he took part in the first edition of the IT Festival at La Fabbrica del Vapore (Milan) as a set designer, lighting designer and live video artist for Vioi Collectus company.

Starting from 2009, he has been working as Creative Director for singers, artists, bands and producers, stylists, coreographers, artistic places and firms (Dardust, Dario Faini, Ralf Schmidt, Ivan Segreto, Garrison Rochelle, DiMaio, La Rua, AyseDeniz Gokcin, Sursumcorda, Amat, ObliqSound, ZKM Karlsruhe, CWM Production, Nanosystem, Roland Europe, Pea Cosmetics, PopSophia and many more) taking care of various aspects of artistic production, including graphic, promotion and live image (lighting design, live video, videomapping, live media, contemporary scenography and staging). In 2018 he started a partership with the pianist AyseDeniz Gokcin (London/Los Angeles) as Lighting Designer, Visual Artist and Visual Merchandiser; and he has performed with her at GrandPera Emek (Istanbul, Turkey). Currently, in 2018, he is visual artist for PopSophia events, handling architectural videomapping. Since 2015, he has been responsible for lighting design and visual art direction for musician and composer Ralf Schmid’s projects “Pyanook” and “Pyanooklab” at Kubus studio of Karlsruhe ZKM and Humboldtsaal in Freiburg (Germany), following the project as lighting visual artist in live performances, too and collaborating with MarbleAR research studio on augmented reality (Los Angeles). Since 2014 he has been a designer and a visual artist for musician and composer Dardust (Dario Faini), taking care of the whole tour (to enlist some: MTV and Elita events and important openings such as OfMonstersAndMan, Bluvertigo, Interpol, Editors, Salmo and many others). He performed within Dardust’s project at Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavik, Iceland_2015) at Eurosonic Noorderslag (Groningen, Holland_2017), at Nilufer Muzik Festivali (Bursa, Turkey_2017) at First May Concert (Rome_2018) and at Zorlu PSM (Istanbul, Turkey_2018). In 2017 he was lighting designer of  LaRua band’s “Tutta la vita davanti” tour. From 2001 to 2014 he was a set designer, lighting designer and visual artist for Roland Europe within “V Accordion International Festival” event  at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.

Since October 2011 he has taught several courses on new forms of contemporay art, also setting up art events in Ascoli Piceno (Italy). In 2012 he was teacher of the course “Manipolazione Creativa dello Spazio”, of the course “Visual Art” within the national event “AP Art Up. Gioventù Creativa” (ANCI _ Consiglio dei Ministri) in 2014 and in 2017.

Beyond the application of graphic, pictorial and artistic techniques, he has experimented with new forms of digital art and contemporary art (art installations, performance art, video installations, videomapping, video interaction, live media, digital painting, street art and sculture new pop).

His works  have been displayed in various exhibitions and collective exhibits (“Visto da diversi punti di vista”_Ascoli Piceno_2004, “MCArt2005_Macerata_2005, “Toyz Toyz”_MondoPop_Rome_2010, “1ForRun/ClutterMagazine Contest”_New York_2011, “Trace Becoming Art”_Interni Mangiola Lab_Milan_2012, “Tenderness” solo exhibit_Ascoli Piceno_2013, “Padre Nostro”_ Fabriano and MAMS Sassoferrato_2014, “Arte Pubblica”_Ascoli Piceno_2015, “Voci nei vicoli”_Mosciano_2017).

He has always been very keen on cooking, committed to the interaction among food-art-experience, especially based on Asian cuisine (mainly traditional japanese and yoshoku), new nordic and molecular. He usually organizes “experimental” meals and small events connected with food.