Edoardo Tresoldi

Edoardo Tresoldi plays with the transparency of wire mesh and other industrial materials to present artworks that visually appear in the disappearing physical limitation, and thereby they transcend the space-time dimension and create dialogues between art and world. Mixing classical and modern languages, his artwork generates a third one, which is strongly contemporary.

Born in 1987, Tresoldi grew up in Milan. At the age of 9, he experimented with different languages and techniques under the guidance of painter Mario Straforini. He moved to Rome in 2009 and started to work in various art sectors, including cinema, music, scenography, and sculpture, which provided him with a platform for artistic experimentation. This wealth of experience also gave him a heterogeneous vision toward the arts.

Tresoldi has been performing public space interventions since 2013. With focusing on the genius loci and landscape, his works have appeared in public spaces, archaeological sites, contemporary art festivals, and music festivals, as well as various group shows.

In a 2016 collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Culture, Tresoldi carried out a sculptural architecture of the Basilica Paleocristiana di Siponto, a unique convergence between contemporary art and archaeology. It was awarded the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture 2018―Special Prize to Commission, the country’s highest recognition in architecture, established by the Triennale di Milano.

In January 2017, Forbes listed Tresoldi among the 30 most influential European artists under the age of 30. In April 2018, Tresoldi realized his most gigantic artwork to date, Etherea, for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the largest festival in California and one of the most anticipated music events in the world.

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