Stefano Losi

Stefano Losi

New York, NY, United States

About Stefano Losi

Stefano Losi was born in 1969 in Lake Como, near Milan, where he was classically educated in literature and fine arts.

“Violent Dances Fade | CHOREAE VIOLENTAE DISSOLVVNTVR” is his multimedia art and poetry project created in Milan in 1991, and further developed in London and New York. It combines sculptures in bronze, steel and cast glass, contemporary music and spoken word, and linen studies of the human figure in oils and oxidized metal minerals, with an epigrammatic Latin poetry. After a long series of events organized since the early 1990s in Europe, including shows and poetry readings in formal and alternative spaces, ranging from galleries, to workers unions and social centers, his art has been honored with different solo exhibitions at the United Nations and in established galleries in New York. Antonio Maria Costa, UN Under-Secretary-General, wrote: “This is a splendid union. In the words of these poems I find the same hope I cherish when I observe the World.”

Four books collecting his art and epigrams, providing an overview of the author’s work in the respective creative periods, were published in 1996, 2001, 2010 and 2013. Stefano Losi’s work has been featured in different international publications, among which a book on Italian contemporary artists curated by Renato Miracco, and published under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2005 he was nominated Knight of the Italian Republic by President Ciampi.

The author continues to create art and poetry in Chelsea, New York.

Education

Raised and classically educated in fine arts at the ART PRACTICE of his grandfather, Adelmo Colombo, painter, Milan, throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
MASTER degree at the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan.

Events

Decoration of KNIGHT, “Order of Merit of the Republic” from the President of the Republic of Italy, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, 2005

President, UNSRC Literary Cultural Circle, United Nations, 2010 - present

Publications:

Books
 “Sitis Perpetva”, VDF Publications, New York, 2017
 “Arid Rain”, with foreword by Renato Miracco, VDF Publ., New York, 2013
 “Under the Burnt Walls”, with foreword by Antonio Maria Costa, VDF Publ., New York, 2010
 “The Imperfect Dialectics of Experience”, Logos Ed., London, 2001
 “Physical Character of Objects”, Logos Ed., Milan, 1996

Literary Journals
 “Songs for Julia”, anthology of contemporary poetry, CreateSpace, Berlin, 2014
 “Critical Violence”, Retina Literary Journal #1, Berlin, 2013
 “The Incrowd”, Beauty of Washing Lines Magazine #4, 2013

Music | Albums
 “Vinyl in canvas”, Behind, Milan, 2014 (Artwork)
 “Against Animal Testing”, Seeds of Decay, Milan, 1994 (Music, lyrics and artwork)
 “Last power”, Overdose, Milan, 1990 (Music, lyrics and artwork)

Exhibitions

Selected SOLO Exhibitions

 “Sitis Perpetva”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2017
 “Respiro”, United Nations, New York, 2015
 “Arid Rain”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2013
 United Nations International School (dual solo), New York, 2013
 The Taj, Chelsea - New York, 2012
 “Under the Burnt Walls”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2011
 The Taj, Chelsea - New York, 2011
 “Under the Burnt Walls”, United Nations, New York, 2011
 New York Skyport, New York, 2011
 Cultural Center Moltisanti Tennyson, New York, 2009
 “The Dialectics of Experience”, United Nations, New York, 2008
 EBRD, Broadgate Circle, London, 2007
 Workers Circle, Milan, 1996


Selected Group Exhibitions

 Dacia Gallery, New York, 2016
 “6 Year Anniversary Exhibition”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2016
 “Drawings”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2015
 “5 Year Anniversary Exhibition”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2015
 “Primavera”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2015
 “Motus in figuris”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2013
 European House of the Arts (EHOA), City Hall, Mazières-de-Touraine, France, 2013
 Bildergalerie, Erfurt, Germany, 2013
 Galeria Habitus, Sibiu, Romania, 2013
 Dacia Gallery, New York, 2012
 “Essential SoHo”, Dacia Gallery, New York, 2012
 Bastille Festival, New York, 2011
 International Studio and Curiatoral Program (ISCP), Italian Artists in New York
curated by Renato Miracco, New York, 2009

Several shows and poetry readings in formal and alternative spaces since the early 1990s in Europe, including, among many others:
 May Day, La Spezia, Genoa, 1997
 Social Center Bruno, Trento, 1996
 Social Center Inferno, Milan, 1995
 The Cage, Livorno, 1994
 Tienamment, Naples, 1993
 Social Center Brancaleone, Rome, 1993
 Social Center Inferno, Milan, 1992