Che Fare / Reminiscence

Reminiscence is the second part of a public and participatory art event curated by cheFare for CIVIC MEDIA ART, in the neighbourhood Adriano of Milan. Reminiscence is a project which resulted in three panels representing three cities deeply changed by the war, before they were bombed. The work was created with the participation is the people of Adriano on April 14, 2018. At the day of the performance organized in the Adriano district the 3 panels were a result of the assembly of 18 tables on which over 400,000 circles were printed. People who came to visit the event colored the circles black one by one and only once each table was completed and assembled together the image became visable.

3 “postcards from before the war”: in the first one the school Francesco Crispi of Gorla in Milan, in a very rare image dated before the allied bombing of 20 October 1944, in which it was hit by mistake.  The second and third respectively immortalize the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs before the bombing and the civil war that continues since 2011.

The most important aspect of the two works, however, is in the act of trust of the inhabitants of Adriano who have engaged in the project and the long work necessary to establish and transform these connections into participation.

Che Fare / Open Sky



Open-sky is a banner project for CIVIC MEDIA ART, and the first part of a public and participatory art event curated by cheFare in the Adriano quarter of Milan.

Through the participation of those living in Adriano and a delicate path of mapping the neighborhood and weaving relationships between cheFare and the inhabitants of the area, the Adriano Open-sky project was made possible

Over 45 banners were set up between February and April 2017 and where hanging on the balconies and walls of the neighbourhood. I invited the writer Ivan Carozzi to come up with the phrases through an exchange between the inhabitants of Adriano. All the phrases come from interviews and conversations Ivan had over a period of 2 months.


Het Amersfoorts Gedicht


Het Amersfoorts Gedicht

I was asked to design, build and place a billboard on the roof of a restaurant (DARA, wereldrestaurant) in Amersfoort.
For over two years, without permit, monthly sometimes every other week different poems or text by artist where placed on it. After an official protest of one person the billboard had to be removed, even though over a seventeen hundred people supported the action group that was started on Facebook to save it as “the poem of Amersfoort”.

Mental Archive


Mental Archive

This website is still under construction
texts will follow soon

Mental Archive, is a commission project by Museum the Paviljoens in Almere (The Netherlands) in collaboration with Rossella Biscotti. (2006)



Sublimation, substitute for religious sublimation

For a public art project next to the bunkers of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (a defence system build in the 19th century) I was asked to make a contemporary bunker.

After my first proposal where the idea of religion as a bunker was refused I made an edition of 100 umbrellas; Sublimation, substitute for religious sublimation.

The impermeability of the reinforced concrete of the bunkers of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie is flanked by the most basic shelter that exists: the umbrella. The umbrella protects a person against what might affect him or her personally. Literally, the rain, the rain can metaphorically represent consciousness seeps. We prefer not to be touched by raindrops, we shake the cold and wet off. Maybe that’s human. Also our society seems to revolve largely around the sum and not of its parts. Is that a form of sublimation? transcending the fact that today’s shelter is full of holes?

Het vijfde seizoen


Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season) is a residence for artists on the grounds of the psychiatric institution the Willem Arntsz Hoeve in Den Dolder, the Netherlands. Professional artists can live and work here for a season.

I gave a wintry touch to a soft winter of 2003 / 2004 in Den Dolder. Weather permitting, people could skate on a skating rink that I built behind Het Vijfde Seizoen. No matter what the weather conditions, hot chocolate and pea soup were on hand. By all accounts, there was only one wintry day that season.