Giuseppe Licari - Biografie

Giuseppe Licari was born in Erice, Sicily, in 1980.
Sicily, his native place, is often a source of inspiration. He uses different materials with particular reference to nature and in relation to the built environment. The public, invited to participate, share, experience and interact, creating a collective memory, is the central point of his work. He defines the public participation as the engine of his artworks. His work is an open-ended process of exploration of human perception and how it can be triggered through discrete or bold interventions, firmly linked to site and time specific experiences. In 1999 he moved to Bologna to study Painting at the Academy of fine Arts. Before completing his studies in Italy, Licari spent a year of studies at AKI Enschede, in the Netherlands, at the Monumental Department of Art. There he got in contact with the environment of social art, site-specific installations and art in the public space. Since then, installations, ephemeral art and happenings have become the main field of interest for his research. He has been exhibiting in several European countries and has been an artist in residence at Iaspis in Stockholm, Bad Foundation and Badgast in The Netherlands. He has been collaborating in several on site research projects with the Historisch Museum Rotterdam, TU Delft and Politecnico of Milan. Since 2007 he lives and works in Rotterdam.

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