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Born in Terni in 1981, currently lives and works in Rome.
Cristiano Carotti works with painting, sculpture and installation focusing on the influence of symbols on social
In his latest research he investigated the conflict between Homo Naturalis and Mechanicus. This new corpus
of works started with “Cella”, the installation presented in the Pietrasanta Baptistery.
This new cycle celebrates the recovery of stolen spaces accomplished by nature: natural geometries, beehives
and nests grow free on abandoned artefacts. They create contrasting visions for humans to face. For Carotti
these images represent the symbol of the relationship between human beings and nature; it’s in this regained
bond that we should find the curative energies to overcome the current crisis.
The moulding of beehives in clay acquires a ritual, almost shamanic value. It symbolises the reconciliation of
the artist with its natural side.
Many of the artworks are made of a mechanical element with a sculptural intrusion. The starting parts are
objet trouvé that the artist finds in scrapyards. These once avant-garde vehicle parts were designed to follow
the speed myth but today they lay abandoned, replaced by better version of themselves.
These empty images of a frenzy life-style host ceramic sculptures, moulded on wild beehives. The contrast
between the two different parts comes not only from their contexts, but also from the diverging idea of time
that they belong to. The first one was born to compress time through speed, while the second naturally
hatched from the slow passing of the seasons. It is a clash between artefacts and nature.
The choice of ceramics is strictly connected to the idea the artist has of time, especially the relation it should
have with human activities and art. The creation of these works is a long process that cannot ignore bees
and their time of work. The sculptures are later glazed with flashy colours, often iridescent like supercars, the
fastest vehicles.

Selected solo shows:


If the eye not of the Sun, how could we behold the light? White Noise, Rome, IT
Cella – Site specific, Battistero del Duomo di Pietrasanta, Pietrasanta, IT
Stessa Spiaggia Stesso Mare – White Noise, Rome, IT
Dove sono gli ultras – White Noise project at One Contemporary, Venice, IT
Dove sono gli ultras – White Noise, Rome, IT
Redux – Blu di Prussia Gallery, Naples, IT
Blackswallow V14 – Site specific, Venice, Squero di San Trovaso – All around art and Galleria Al Blu di Prussia,
Naples, IT
Waterloove – Galleria Al Blu di Prussia, Naples, IT
Nothing But the Rainbows – Galleria Canovaccio, Terni, IT
PGR (Per Grazia Ricevuta) – Quattrocentometri Gallery, Ancona, IT
The Fairytale Machine – BT’F Gallery, Bologna, IT
Golyat – Sala degli Almadiani, Viterbo, IT
Sospesi tra il circo e la notte – Galleria Miomao, Perugia, IT

Selected group shows:
Let’s call for arts for Afghanistan, Ambasciata della Repubblica Islamica dell’Afghanistan, Rome, IT
ORA, Ambasciata d’Italia presso la Santa Sede, curated by White Noise, Rome, IT
Post Apocalyptic Renaissance, Palermo Art Weekend, Museo Riso, Palermo, IT
Selvatico – White Noise, Rome, IT
La Vespa nella Storia e nell’Arte, M.A.C.I.S.T, Biella, IT
Jungle Jim of Mind – Halle 14, Spinnerai Center of Contemporary Art, Lepizig, DE
Terapie d’urto – LUISS University, Rome, IT
Miracle of Love, Gc2 Contemporary, Terni, IT
Permanent Collection – M.A.C.I.S.T., Biella, IT
Hai Paura Del Buio Festival – Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, IT
Tell Mum Everything it’s Ok – Palazzo della Penna, Perugia, IT
+50, Sculture in città – Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, IT
54.Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, Umbria, IT
For your eyes & not only – Infantellina Contemporary, Berlin, DE
Humans & Gods – Infantellina Contemporary, Berlin, DE