Mirko Canesi

Mirko Canesi’s artistic research is geared towards the activation of a process in which cultural superstructures are removed and the filters of a subjective vision are limited, with the aim of identifying the possibilities and beauties that the concrete plane of reality already offers. Reality as such is seen as a complex medium or display which offers itself to support different visual contents. Employing various materials made by industry and by man, he is imagining new aesthetic possibilities in which the relationships between natural and artificial are diluted, integrated or emulated in each other. Reality is then analysed over and again. Within this mental framework, the artwork, reaching its so called “activation”state, becomes the epicentre of a critical and empirical reflection of reality.


Mirko Canesi (Milano 1981) lives and works in Milan, Italy. He exhibited at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow; PAC, Padiglione d'arte contemporanea, Milano; PAV Parco d'arte vivente, Torino; Careof, Milano, Barriera, Torino; MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone; Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano; Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona; Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana; Herron Gallery, Indianapolis; Downtown Gallery, Knoxville; Leonrodhaus, Munich; Spazio Thetis, Venezia; The Workbench, Milano. Intereted in public space, he exhibited also at Parco delle Cave, Milano; Parco della Villa Reale di Monza; Forest Art Path, Darmstadt; Gola del Furlo, Pesaro-Urbino; Oratorio di San Protaso, Milano; Parc del la Primavera, Barcellona; Edicola Radetzky, Darsena, Milano.