Atelier Biagetti is the Milan-based practice of Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari. The atelier works in the fields of art, design and architecture creating objects, installations and performances for galleries and collectors across the world.
Biagetti and Baldassari draw their inspiration from the world around them, from human behaviour and contemporary society’s greatest obsessions. Their work is rich with references and suggestions that guide the observer through a constructed environment where the body, objects and surrounding space create an emotional short-circuit.
Every project tells a story, like a short film, but instead of becoming a moving image the narrative is developed by objects with “expressive functionality” that suggest new ways of interaction between physical and psychological space. The performative side of their work, a key characteristic of their approach, allows them to create immersive projects to be “lived” rather than viewed.
Atelier Biagetti has worked with important curators and galleries on solo and group shows including Gabi Scardi, Giacinto di Pietrantonio, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea and Galerie Italienne, Paris.
With “BODY BUILDING” in 2015, a project curated by Maria Cristina Didero, Atelier Biagetti attracted the attention of both the international media and public. Wallpaper Magazine dedicated the front cover of the May edition to the project with an image created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. “BODY BUILDING” was followed in 2016 by “NO SEX”, that Biagetti and Baldassari describe as an even deeper exploration of “human nature”, brushing past the body to penetrate the mind and the relationships between the most intimate, secret forms of behaviour and desire. In 2017 with “GOD”, the third episode in the trilogy, Biagetti and Baldassari address the subject of money and all the rites and rituals associated with it, a subject that seems all-consuming and all-powerful that provokes emotions like nothing else: awe, yearning, hope, euphoria.