Bio

Tommaso Fagioli bio

Tommaso Fagioli (Rome, 1916?, ♉︎/♎︎) is an Italian multidisciplinary artist with a PhD in philosophy and a Master’s degree in “philosophical counseling”. Over the years he has worked on various projects related to the creative fields, online journalism, and in film productions and distributions. From 2018 he’s been dedicating himself to the artistic activity alternating teaching (RUFA academy of fine arts) and counseling activities with individuals and organisations. 

His artistic and philosophical research explores the interplay between the sacred and the​ profane, combining the archaic with present and futuristic scenarios, proposing new codes of interpretation of the world and generating​ personal mythologies influenced by a vast array of imagery ultimately embodying in original works of art across​ various mediums. In the background, the interest in how identity modulates itself with respect to an increasingly augmenting and accelerating world.

Exhibitions

2018 (2020) – “Macrocosmo” (8′- loop):  visual wandering through heaven & earth with a Nikon P900’s superzoom camera, was  selected at Videocittà first edition event on the “Art Foundation and Galleries” section in collaboration with RUFA – Roman University of Fine Arts and Fondazione Cerere. Reviewed on Exibart. Also screened at Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020: 

2019 – “Where is my sacred? (Solo show). A hieratic itinerary addressing the sacred via faith, invocation and beauty. The exhibition was held at Fondazione Cerere, Rome. Interview with Art Tribune (in Italian). Also the exhibition was a reviewed on Rivista Segno N° 217 by curator Giuliana Benassi.

2019 – “Festa di Roma” (selected artists). The video installation Desert_Sea (5’-loop) was commissioned for the “Festa di Roma 2019” in collaboration with Fondazione Cinema per Roma, Rai Cinema, and Cultura Roma, screened during new years eve up until January 5th on five large squared ledwalls used as stargates around the Capitoline Hill area.

2021“Machine Dreaming” (online exhibition) : a series of dreamlike collages using (AI) GAN-generated images/voices and human inspiration. The video-series firstly appeared on Il Crepaccio Instagram Show @ilcrepaccio curated by the Milanese journalist and curator Caroline Corbetta.

2022“Sublimine”  (solo show). Exhibition held in a independent artist-run space in multiethnic and fast developing district of Torpignattara in the outskirt of Rome displaying works imagined “under the threshold of attention”. Article by Giorgia Basile on Artribune.

2022Engels & Völkers (collab). An artistic ‘open day’ in collaboration with the leader real estate agency.

2023“Space One II” (group show, winner). The 2nd of the Space One – International Exhibition-Competition of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the School of Aerospace Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome and with the patronage of the III Municipality of the Municipality of Rome. Winner of the third price. Article on Il Messagero.

Highlighed press

2020“@how_icheated_ai”, the online project challenging AI and IG’s censorship policy via grids was highlighted by curator Gianluca Marziani on Dagospia, 

2021“iPhonograpies”. The series was also highlighted by curator Gianluca Marziani on Dagospia

All press about my works: https://tommasofagioli.com/press/