Davide Cascio
Be-building, 2009
Collage on paper
24 x 33 cm
Davide Cascio

Davide Cascio born in 1976 in Lugano (Switzerland), between 1992 and 1996 he attended the Centro scolastico industrie artistiche (CSIA) in Lugano and then the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, where he graduated in 2000. Between 2000 and 2001 he lived in Cairo, deepening his knowledge of Islamic art. From 2004 to 2006 he returned to the Italian capital as a member of the Swiss Institute of Rome. In 2005 he was awarded the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation Prize, while two years later, on the occasion of the awarding of the Manor Ticino Art Prize, the Museo Cantonale d'Arte hosted a solo exhibition of his work. In 2007 and 2008 he was among the artists awarded at the Swiss Art Awards, exhibiting his works at the Kunsthalle Basel (2008) and the Kunsthaus Glarus (2009). After a stay in Zug as part of a residency sponsored by the Landis & Gyr Foundation, in 2009 he was admitted to the Pavillon of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris for an international residency. Since then he has been living in France, where he has participated in other artist residencies: in 2011 in Marseille (Astérides), in 2012 in Bourges (La Box, École nationale supérieure d'art) and in 2014 in Paris (Fondation d'entreprise galleries Lafayette). In 2011 the Kunstmuseum Thun dedicated an important two-person exhibition to him with Peter Stämpfli. From 2015 to 2019 he was a doctoral student at SACRe ENS/PSL (ENSBA grant) in Paris.

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