The research of Filippo Centenari has its roots in the field of multimedia where painting, video, mechanics and electronics coexist and interlace in projects of a different nature, creating an interaction and upsetting the technique rules of each chosen mean.
Its origin considers his study and attention toward the new digital and electronic media, with the backing of the computer as a mean of distribution of his projects themselves. In a second period, the painting and plastic matter gets his attention leading therefore Centenari to develop a metalanguage able to give away routine customs and upset the ordinary objects' structural logics, bringing them to interact with the spectator.
Centenari always works with painting and video, searching for a media synthesis and collage, from the Polaroid to the digital print, from the video to the installation and the interaction of the expression means. A work progressing by continually fragmenting and reconstructing images and means coming from the history and the new digital spaces, new fragments becoming new – but it would be better say - different harmony.
He took part in several international projects and exhibitions – “Periplo del Mediterraneo”, Genova 2004, “Radiance & Resonance/ Signals of time” Dashanzi Art District - 798 Space, Beijing 2004, “Eastern Island Project”, Eastern Island 2004.
In 2005 (in Bologna) the 19th International Pride for the electronic art “Guglielmo Marconi” was bestowed on him.
Some of his works were displayed in important exhibitions and Galleries, from the “Biennale di Arte Sacra in Teramo”, in the Museo della Fondazione Stauros to the “Mediterraneo D'arte” in the central country archives, EUR, Roma.
In 2006 he realized together with master Nino Migliori the installation “Stradivari dalla tradizione al sogno”, during the “Night at the Museum” held in Cremona.
In 2007 he realized “Anima” a special Cow sponsored by Microsoft for the “Cowparade” in Milan.
In the first part of 2008 he took part of “Subtle Energies of Matter”, an Italian sculpture exhibition which started in China: Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen and went on in Korea in Seoul.
In july 2008 he realizes a site specific installation “Resistenza all‘ immagine” for the Italian pavillon of the first International Biennale of young arts in Moscow: “Qui vive?” – “Beyond Body Boundaries“ organized by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts of Moscow and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, at the Fabrika Project.
His work “San Sebastiano” -2008- is part of the “Collezione Farnesina: Experimenta” for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2010 he took part of "Contemporary Energy. Italian Attitudes", an Italian exhibition at the Supec Mueseum of Shanghai (Shanghai Urban Planning Center), during the Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
In 2014 is one of the Italian artists invited at the "4th Bienal del fin del mundo" in Argentina.
In 2015 he takes part of the exhibition "Contemporary Visions" at SPSI Art Musem of Shanghai.
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