Biography


Roberto Casti (Iglesias, Sardinia, 1992) lives and works between Milan and Iglesias. In 2015 he graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. In 2017 he finished the M.F.A. in Visual Cultures in the same institute.

His artistic research includes various visual media (video, performance, installation and painting) and sound production. Through his audio-visual project “The Boys and Kifer” he tries to investigate the parallel dynamics that both exhibitions and concerts carry out by underlining the concerning ambiguities. The latter arise also from the incessant relationship between the works and the frequent inclinations belonging to the art world, more in detail between the act of creation of a work of art and its resulting fruition. In this sense the works try to bring out the contradictions between art and the public, the individual and the collectivity, solitude and mimicry.

These relations represent the starting point to increment the artist’s remarks on the human impulse towards the “Unknown”. In fact his latest works explore the boundaries of the human habits, the creation of languages unable to be understood, the tension generated by the encounter with the “Otherness”. Therefore his research can be defined through the attempt to approach the “Incomprehensible”, so as to generate new forms of eerie experience.

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Education:

Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, Italy 

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Exhibitions/Projects

-2019  “Where is The Boys and Kifer? Part II”

project by The Boys and Kifer curated by the students of Visual Cultures during the exhibition “A Story that Was(n’t), Academy of Brera, Milan (IT)

– 2018 “Where is The Boys and Kifer?”

project by The Boys and Kifer curated by Roberta Pagani, Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, Milan (IT)

– 2018 “SPIMEoff”

project curated by Micaela Deiana with the collaboration of Compagnia B,

MAN Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro (IT)

– 2018 “INTROITUS (Parte del Tutto)

solo show curated by Bite The Saurus (Enzo Di Marino e Dalia Maini), Chiesa di San Giuseppe delle Scalze a Pontecorvo, Naples (IT)

– 2017 – 2018 “Arcipelago Ovest”

group show (exhibition commissioners: Lorenzo Giusti, Anne Alessandri, Nakane Aramburu), FRAC Corse, Corte (FR)

– 2017 “Preferirei restare a casa oggi”

solo show curated by CURRENT, Dimora Artica, Milan (IT)

– 2017 “Our Fiestas are Explosions”

project by K-Gold Contemporary Gallery curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis, Municipal theatre of Mytilini, Lesvos (GR)

– 2016 “TOGETHER ALONE”

solo show curated by Chiara Spagnol e Corinne Cortinovis, PLASMA, Milan (IT)

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Performance with The Boys and Kifer

 – 2019 “Unmixed Reality”

performance by The Boys and Kifer during the program OGR You, OGR- Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin

 – 2018 “Teatrum Botanicum 2018”

curated by Giulia Mengozzi, PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Turin (IT)

– 2018 “Landing Experiment”

performance curated by Takecare with the collaboration of Ramdom,

Lastation, Gagliano del Capo (IT)

– 2017 “Dialogue with a robin (RMX)“

Performance by The Boys and Kifer in collaboration with the artist GianMarco Porru during the program of Academy Awards 16, Viafarini, Milan (IT)

– 2017 “The Great Learning”

Performance by The Boys and Kifer in collaboration with the artist Martina Brembati, curated by Marco Scotini, Triennale di Milano, Milan (IT)

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Projects with Giuseppefraugallery

– 2017 “Sardegna Contemporanea, Spazi Archivi Produzioni”

exhibition curated by Micaela Deiana, MAN (Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro),

Nuoro (IT)

– 2016 NESXT indipendent art festival

Q35, Turin (IT)

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Courses/Workshops

– 2019 Workshop with Sardegna Film Commission and Film London – Flamin Fellowship

London (UK)

– 2016-2017 Academy Awards 16

Participatory training program, in collaboration with Boîte e Waiting Posthuman, Viafarini DOCVA, Milan (IT)

– 2013 Workshop by Cherimus (with Matteo Rubbi, Fiammetta Caime, Leonardo Chiappini, Michele  Gabriele, Jonathan Vivacqua)

Studio Guenzani, Milan (IT)