The work of architect and designer Alberto Biagetti (1971) and artist Laura Baldassari (1985) challenges the boundaries between disciplines. Biagetti and Baldassari draw their inspiration from the world around them, from human behaviour and contemporary society’s greatest obsessions.
They dissect and deconstruct the functionality of objects to then reconfigure codes that previously seemed permanently sedimented in society.
Their work aims to construct an immersive environment full of hints and clues in which the objects that inhabit the space become actors in a possible scene, questioning the space surrounding them and the habits related to it. The objects become devices that suggest new ways of interacting with both physical and psychological space; they trigger short-circuits and undermine the dynamics associated with the collective memory.
Atelier Biagetti has also collaborated with international design and fashion brands such as Memphis, Venini, Gufram, Valextra and Adidas. They have been chosen as the first Italian design studio to collaborate with Louis Vuitton-Objets Nomades.
The work of Atelier Biagetti includes installations, objects and performances and were exhibited in public institutions, private spaces, museums and galleries in Italy and abroad such as: Triennale di Milano – Art Basel Design Miami – Secondome, Roma – Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano – Galerie Italienne, Paris – Roehrs & Boetsch, Zurich – Hostler Burrows, New York – Patricia Findlay, New York.
Alberto Biagetti (Santarcangelo di Romagna, 1971) lives and works in Milan.
He began his career in 1995 in the Milanese architectural studio of Luca Scacchetti, and went on to work with Alessandro Guerriero, founder of Studio Alchimia, to open the studio Radiosity and Futurarium School where students and professionals worked together to develop experimental projects in the fields of art, architecture and design. In 2000 he became Creative Director of YOOX Group (2000-2013) and in 2003 he founded Atelier Biagetti in order to concentrate independently on interdisciplinary experimentation, crossing the boundaries between art, architecture, design and film with particular attention to the shifting roles of the physical and virtual worlds.
Alberto Biagetti’s work is not easy to classify. It is the result of constant invention and exploration and regards installations, objects and images aiming to ensure that everything has significance and dignity and more than just aesthetic value.
Laura Baldassari (Ravenna, 1985) lives and works in Milan.
She started her artistic career in the realm of music as an opera singer and went on to expand into art and design.
She graduated in opera singing and studied vocal art and perfected her vocal technique at the prestigious OperaStudio at Teatro Comunale di Bologna. In this period, she developed a deep interest in the interpretative possibilities of musical theatre, from traditional opera through experimental theatre to the artistic performance. At the same time, she attended the prestigious fine art school the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, and in 2006 she won the Miur first prize for painting.
As an artist she has worked with Galerie Binz and Kraemer (Kohln), Galleria Neon (Bologna), Castello di Rivara (Torino), Galleria Riccardo Crespi (Milano), M.A.R museo d’Arte di Ravenna, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Galleria StudioloProject (Milano).
In 2011 she was invited to participate to the 54th Biennale of Venice, exhibiting her works at the Young Italian Artists’ Pavillion (Arsenale).
In 2013 she started her collaboration with with Alberto Biagetti with the exhibition “One Minute Ago” curated by Gabi Scardi at Galleria Riccardo Crespi.
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