Adjunct Assistant Professor
Mattia Casalegno is an artist, technologist and educator working in a variety of media, from video and performances to immersive installations and Mixed Reality. His work explores the physical and sensory perceptions of its viewers, evoking experiences that are fully immersive, sensorially embodied, and psychologically heightened.
His art practice draws from the most disparate disciplines such as anthropology, ecology, biology, neurosciences, informatics, and focusses on the relations and tensions between Nature, society and technology.
He exhibited internationally in more than 100 international venues and institutions including SIGGRAPH Asia, ISEA – International Society of Electronic Artists, Mutek festival, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Cimatics
festival, Le Cube Contemporary Art, Festival de la Imagem, the Satellite Fair, Untitled Art Fair, Superblue museum, MACRO Museum, Rome’s Auditorium and Roma Europa Festival.
His work has been featured internationally in publications and catalogues such as “A Touch of Code” -Gestalten Books; “Tactics of Interfacing” -MIT press; “Deleuze and Audiovisual Art” -Manchester Metropolitan University, and on media outlets as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Art Tribune, Exibart, the Creators Projects, Cultured Magazine, Hyperallergic, Digicult, e-artnow.
Nominated to the New Technological Art Awards in 2014 and artist is residence at Eyebeam in 2015, he received various grants and fellowships from, among others, NEW INC, the Center for Cultural Innovation, Young Italian Artists Network, NYFA, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and the Chronus Art Center. In 2018 he is recipient of the Lumen Prize People’s Choice Award.
Beside Pratt, he teaches in the Digital + Media and Illustration departments at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
M.A., La Sapienza University of Rome;
M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles.