TOMÁS

SARACENO

Tomás Saraceno’s practice is informed by the concepts linking art, life science, and the social sciences. Enmeshed at the junction of these worlds, his floating sculptures, community projects, and interactive installations propose and explore new, sustainable ways of inhabiting and sensing the environment.

 

In 2007 Saraceno activated projects aimed towards an ethical collaboration with the atmosphere, including Museo Aero Solar.

 

These projects grew into the international, interdisciplinary artistic community Aerocene, who with Saraceno in 2020 launched the certified, untethered flight Fly with Aerocene Pacha, achieving six world records for altitude, distance, duration (both in the general and female category) using only the warmth of the sun and the air we breathe.

Saraceno’s profound interest in spiders and their webs led to the formation of Arachnophilia.net and the ArachnomancyApp.

Through these platforms, Saraceno invites people from around the globe to weave the web of interspecies understanding and take part in the challenge of Mapping Against Extinction. Saraceno has most recently exhibited at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence for Aria (2020), the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia as part of May You Live In Interesting Times (2019) and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris for his Carte Blanche exhibition
ON AIR (2018).

Select residencies include the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (2014–2015), MIT Center for
Art, Science & Technology (2012–ongoing), and Atelier Calder (2010).

 

Lives and works in and beyond the planet Earth.

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