Born in Pavia on 18th april 1971. He studied Chemistry, Experimental Theatre and film-making and History of Art. He has been living and working in Beijing since 2003, as a multimedia and performance artist, director, curator, researcher, writer and lecturer. His work focuses on social intervention and relational dynamics to expand the notion of art practice beyond existing structures, spaces and hierarchies and engage directly with reality in multiple ways.
He is the founder and director of the Social Sensibility Research & Development Department at Bernard Controls Asia in 2011.
His work has been shown, among other venues at: Venice Biennale2005 and 2011, WRO Wroclav Biennale 2011, Caochangdi PhotofestivalBeijing 2009,-2010-2011, Museo Pecci, Milano 2011, MCAF Gent-CAAW Beijing 2008/2009, Asia Panic, Gwangju Biennale 2009, FUSO VideoArt Lisbon 2012, Get It Louder Beijing-Shanghai 2011, UCCA Beijing, 2012, Fringe Festival Beijing 2012, Beijing Design Week 2012-2015 MACT/CACT Ticino Bellinzona, 2013, EXIN China Independent film festival Nanjing-Beijing 2012-2013, OCAT Xian 2014, Institute For Provocation 2014-2015 Beijing, Maxxi Roma 2014, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin 2014, ACMI Australian Center For Moving Image, Unicorn Center for the Arts 2015, Intelligentsia Gallery 2014-2015, Arrow Factory, Beijing 2015 Pingyao Photofestival 2015, Espacio de arte contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay 2015, Royal College of Art, London 2015, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, 2015, Chogqing photo-video Biennale 2015
He is a contributor/writer to the following online blogs and art magazines: Hyperallergic, Asyalist and the art magazine Randian
In 2011 he was nominated by the Global Board of Contemporary Art among the best performance artists for the Alice Awards 2011 with Megumi Shimizu for the performance "Something on the way".
Co Curator of 2016 BMAB Beijing Media Art Biennale ‘Ethics and Technology’.