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Giuseppe La Spada (Palermo, 1974) is an interdisciplinary artist inspired by nature, poetry and sound with a strong passion for systematic thinking.


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He was born in Palermo in 1974, but he grew up in Milazzo.

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In 2002 he graduated with honors in Digital Design at Istituto Europeo di Design

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in Rome, where he remained as a professor until 2004.

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In 2006 Istituto Europeo di Design Rome conferred him the prize for best carrier in Visual Arts.

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In 2007 he won the prestigious Webby Award, thanks to an ecological web project: the website “Mono No Aware” in support of the project “Stop Rokkasho” founded by Oscar winner Ryuichi Sakamoto. That same evening also David Bowie, Beastie Boys and YouTube founders received an award. In 2008 he worked with Sakamoto and Fennesz during the tournèe “Cendre”, which ended with the unforgettable show at Ground Zero in New York. In 2010 he gave life, to “Afleur”, a live show which he also declined in a very particular and ecological object-book.

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In 2011, with the participation of more than 600 people, he staged an impressive tree in Piazza Duomo (Milan) in order to raise public awareness on the problem of pollution. In 2012 curated the Ca'Del Bosco event'With All Your Senses’,where he created an interactive multisensorial artwork well appreciated by critics and press. From the same year is also a video 'Hana no ame’with Ryuichi Sakamoto composer for Kizuna World project to raise donation for Japan earthquake victims. In 2014 his digital manipulation were exhibit in 'Tate Loud Collective', in Tate Britain. In 2015 his artwork 'Migrants' was digitally displeyed iat Louvre, Exposure Award. In the same year in October the artist present at Triennale a Milano ‘Sublimis’, his interdisciplinare project related with Humans and Water, developed in collaborazione with eminenti international scientists and artists, as Ryuichi Sakamoto who create the indent music composition Shizen no Koe. The same project was presented also in Seaport Museum, New York, in 2016. Always in 2016 he had his solo-exhibition ”Underwater” at Ecomuseo del Mare, Palermo. Now He lives and works in Milan, in a relentless research, embarked as not only an aesthetic artistic misision, but also a truly human and ethic one, aiming tho give a real contribution to human society.

The exclusive use of natural elements (water in the first place) positions him as one of the Italian artists most sensitive to environmental issues. One of his peculiar characteristics is the ability to translate communication needs and raw ideas into 360° creative projects, making skillful use of all the different media available today.

Member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (New York).

Member of the Italian Art Director Club board of directors (2010–11).

Contract Professor of Digital Animation at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan).

Professor of Art Direction at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.

He lives and works in Milan.


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