I am an a British artist based in London. Welcome to my website, its a place to engage in my work, my ideas and experience my art.
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Stanza is an internationally recognised artist, who has been exhibiting worldwide since 1984. His artworks have won twenty international art prizes and art awards including:- Vidalife 6.0 First Prize Spain. SeNef Grand Prix Korea. Videobrasil First Prize Brazil. Cynet Art First Prize Germany. Share First Prize Winner Italy. Wolfsen 25 UK. AOF Nova Competition Norway. Stanza's art has also been rewarded with a prestigious Nesta Dreamtime Award, an Arts Humanities Creative Fellowship and a Clarks bursary. Numerous commissions include work for Quays Culture, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Watermans Art Centre, FACT, and the Open Data Institute. His artworks have been exhibited in over one hundred exhibitions globally. Participating venues have included :- Venice Biennale: Victoria Albert Museum: Tate Britain: Mundo Urbano Madrid: Bruges Museum: Fundacion Telefonica in Madrid: TSSK Norway: State Museum, Novorsibirsk: Biennale of Sydney: Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo Mexico: Plymouth Arts Centre: ICA London: Sao Paulo Biennale: De Markten Brussels: Transport Museum London: Haifa Museum: QUAD Derby: FACT Liverpool: Ars Nova Museum Finland: York Art Gallery: Centre des Arts Le Bain France: Bury Art Museum: Kellen Gallery USA: Shrewsbury Museum: Samsung Media Centre Korea.
Stanza artworks since the mid eighties engage with the city as a system and focus on how we identify ourself in this increasingly technological and surveyed landscape. By using data expressively on a broad networked based canvas he creates art about the age we live in right now. This is reflected in the digital artworks that embrace the urban landscape, surveillance and identity, and the politics of the real time city. Selected artwork explore concepts relating to the behaviours, activities, and changing information, of the world around us often using networked devices and information across the internet. As a digital artist Stanza uses multiple new technologies to create distances between real time multi point perspectives that emphasize a new visual space. This can include observation by means of custom made sensors, networked cameras and computers. The purpose of this is to communicate feelings and emotions that we encounter daily which impact on our lives and which are outside our control. The results can be aesthetically beautiful maps of data or information such as personal interests, beliefs, environmental data, and traffic data and serve as a reminder as to our ever changing identity in the digital age. Over the last thirty years Stanza has made audio visual installations, videos, cd's, paintings, software and public engagement artworks. As a net art pioneer he has also made numerous online internet specific projects such as www.genomixer.com www.thecentralcity.co.uk www.soundtoys.net www.soundcities.com and www.amorphoscapes.com.
Educated in art at Goldsmiths College in the early eighties he later went on to study at Greenwich University and Central Saint Martins Art College London. Stanza returned to Goldsmiths College as a AHRC arts research fellow. Stanza is an independent practising artist.
Portrait of Stanza. Hi res available.
Other Online projects by Stanza include:-