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Stefano Ogliari Badessi



I was inspired to create unique types of sculptures using common materials and found objects. This new-found perspective into sculpting opened a door and allowed me a new way to travel- travel as art. In this way, travel and observation provided a simple way for me to explore relationships between culture, people, objects and space. This method is now reflected in my sculptures and installations- I can go anywhere, make art anywhere and with any material. I can simultaneously fuel my imagination with experiences and create new designs related to what I find. My current projects are based on the concept to recreate the feelings of freedom and curiosity that I experience while traveling and transform them into abstract spaces. I make balloon installations using the most common materials I can find (currently plastic bags and tape) and use them to create installations that play with light, transparency, shape, and color.


Stefano Ogliari Badessi is a nomadic installation artist. He has adapted his creations to be mobile and easily transportable, giving him the freedom to pack up and take his art to any remote corner of the globe. Each of his installations is first imagined as a fantasy to touch some alternate sphere of reality and then realized using unique sensory combinations and performance collaborations.

A large part of what makes Stefano’s art unique is his ongoing study of materials. One of his biggest, and most gratifying, challenges is finding the most mundane material and transforming it into something sensational. Most recently, he has used plastic bags and wrap to construct immense inflatable installations. Stefano’s installations become the sum of sensations experienced inside the created space: sensual, ethereal, incorporeal, universal and illuminating.

Beauty is the gateway to unexplored territories- the sub-conscious dreamlike part of all of us where we feel most free and alive and where self-discovery is most possible. In 2014 he completed a residency in China, having been selected by François-Henri Pinault as a guest artist at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai. The project was presented at the 56° Biennale Of Venice. Most recently, Stefano presented “InnerSpace,” his installation at a satellite exhibition for the 2016 Art Basel Miami.


Curriculum Vitae


Stefano Ogliari Badessi (b. 1984, Crema Italy)




2019     Art Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA

             Affordable Art Fair: Super Studio. Milan, Italy

2018     Scope Art Fair, Miami Beach Florida, USA

             Palm Beach Art Fair, with D.A.M. West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

             Antibes Art Fair, Cannes, Italy

2017     Scope Miami Beach, with D.A.M Miami Beach, Florida, USA

             The Others ArtFair: Artissima with CultRise. Torino, Italy

             Open Art, Orebro Sweden

2015     VIII Biennale Di Socino, A Marco Group exhibition. Sociono, Italy


Brand Collaboration

2018     “Time to Art” Swatch International, Milan, Italy 

2017     “Chinese Dream” East Miami with D.A.M. Swire Group Miami, Florida


Solo Exhibitions


2017     Inside: Solo Exhibition. C.A.R.M.E Brescia, Italy


Group Exhibitions


2018   WONDERSPACES. San Diego, California U.S. 

            International Kite Festival. Cervia Volante, Cervia, Italy 

            Lajone Art. Castello di Lajone, Italy

            Time to Art by Swatch. Milan, Italy

            Antibes Art Fair. Cannes, Italy

            Time to Art by Swatch. Milan, Italy

2017    Florida Chinese Dream. East Hotel. Miami, Florida

            OPENART, Art Biennal. Orebro, Sweden 

            Voyages Extraordinaires. VR Project. Palazzo Lombardia, Milano, Italy 

6MATERIA. Museo Civico Cremasco. Crema, Italy

            Brescia Republica Electronica Festival. Brescia, Italy 


2016   Art BASEL, Miami. Satellite Exhibition with The Directed Art Modern.               

            Miami, Florida Facce di Terra. Group Exhibition. Castello di San Pietro, Italy

            Laboratory. Residence. Spokane, Washington. U.S.A

2015   Lipsticks. Performance. Hong Kong, China

VIII Biennale di Soncino, a Marco Group exhibition. Soncino, Italy 56°  Biennale di VENEZIA, Special Press Event. Venezia, Italy

INchiostro, for EXPO MILANO by Zoe. Trieste, Italy

#NothingIsForever. Extreme Project. Verbier, Switzerland

2014    Faces & Trace by SWATCH. Art Peace Hotel. Shanghai, China Pop-up

secret. Art Labor Gallery. Shanghai, China

            Tamashima’s Art: Between Japan and Italy. Okayama, Japan 

            Stendhal’s Syndrome. Solo Exhibition. Hong Kong, China

            Small is Beautiful. Solo Exhibition: Leo Gallery. Shanghai, China

2013    NONSENSE. Solo Exhibition: Basement 6. Shanghai, China

            Jamais Vu, Morfologie di un Principio, Palazzo Orsoline, Fidenza, Italy               

            Grand Opening. Little Victories Gallery, M50. Shanghai, China

            The Beatitudes. Treviglio, Italy

2012    7 Words for The Cremona Cathedral. Cremona, Italy

            Artist Take Care Woman. Crema, Italy

            Vogue Fashion Night. Milan, Italy

2011     The Soncino Biennale. Soncino, Italy

            Q3-Selected Artist. Crema, Italy

2007   Finalist of TARGETTI Light Prize. Firenze, Italy

             Artisti & Associati. Milan, Italy

2006   1° Stone Sculpture Symposium. Casalasco, Italy

2005   Stone Sculpture Symposium for LIONS. Lodi, Italy

            International Stone Symposium. Castiglione Messer Marino, Italy 2004

            Morphè – 3°Sculpture Symposium. Crema, Italy

            Art-Shot, Museum S’Agostino. Crema, Italy     

Award Sculpture. Montefiore Conca. Rimini, Italy

            European Week of culture. Noordwjik, Holland

2003   1°Sculpture Symposium. Cremona, Italy

            Stone Sculpture Symposium. Rapino, Italy

            Solo Exhibition: Bonaldi’s Palace. Crema, Italy 2002

            Morphè – 2°Sculpture Symposium. Crema, Italy

            2°Stone Sculpture Symposium. Rapino, Italy

            Twenty-Five Hours Art. Crema, Italy

2001    1°Stone Symposium. Montecatini Val di Cecina, Italy

            1°Stone Sculpture Symposium. Rapino, Italy 

            1°Stone Sculpture Symposium. Ponsacco, Italy 

2000   Morphè – 1°Sculpture Symposium. Crema, Italy 

Selected Work


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