Davide Cascio’s works refer to perceptible research to do with our collective memory, introducing subtle and unusual relations between philosophy, mathematics, the history of civilizations, and architecture. This latter, which is ubiquitous in his work, is presented as a metaphor of the participation of everyone in collective history. “Cascio develops this by way of formal comparison, it is aesthetic and not so much methodological choices (in the sense of a historical or scientific approach) which define his body of references. These concepts, representations of the world (abstract or symbolic) and utopias are freely organized and then merged in the erection of a new form” (Caroline Soyez-Petithomme).
The Swiss artist Davide Cascio, who was born in 1976, lives and works in Lugano. Between 1997 and 2000, he studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and the Athens School of Fine Arts. He subsequently settled in Cairo, and then in Tunisia in 2002. As a member of the Swiss Institute in Rome for two years (2004-06), he won the Prix Culturel Manor for Tessin Canton in 2007. Then in 2008 he was awarded a grant from the Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr in Zoug. He has exhibited at Show Room 12/Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga; at FormContent, in London; and at the Basel Kunsthalle. He was recently resident at the Pavilion of the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, and at the Astéride in Marseille. In 2012 he was in residence at La Box in Bourges.