Simone Cametti was born in 1982 in Rome, where he lives and works. The most recent solo shows include Media Montagna, curated by U. Palestini, at Spazio K, Palazzo Ducale, Urbino (2018) and TINA, One Space One Sound 12, curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi and Claudio Libero Pisano, at Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma (2017). Cametti took part in numerous institutional group exhibitions, including Border crossing, curated by L. Adragna, presented by Dolomiti Contemporanee, Palermo (2019) and the exhibition 5 artisti in 5 atti, at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Percorsi nell’arte, Viterbo (2017). In 2019 he was among the artists selected for the Grand Tour d’Italie Award and in 2012 he was the winner of the Terna Award, for the Gigawatt section.
Sculpture and installation are the pivotal focus of Cametti’s practice, alongside other media such as photography, audio and video. His work stems from the observation of different materials and their physical features: marble, steel, organic elements. He thus examines the colour, the mechanical properties, the brightness and the shape of each element with the specific purpose of disguising its original appearence until it is completely transformed. A subtle game that Cametti uses to showcase, in a silent and almost invisible way, untold stories, small fragments of everyday life preserving the memory of the object’s functional past.
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