Stefano Ogliari Badessi

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Conceptual Artist

About Stefano Ogliari Badessi

Badessi is a nomadic installation artist. His works are first imagined as fantasy to touch alternate spheres of reality then realized using unique sensory combinations. A large part of what makes Stefano’s art unique is his ongoing study of materials, and transforming the mundane into the sensational.

Badessi’s art becomes the sum of sensations experienced inside the created space: sensual, ethereal, universal & illuminating. Beauty is the gateway to unexplored territories- the sub-conscious dreamlike part of all where we feel most free, alive & where self-discovery is possible.


Stefano Ogliari Badessi, alias S.O.B., has followed the idea to push the limits of Art out of the box using the language of installation, visual arts, and performance. His skills and techniques combined with his creativity let him to face any project as a challenge to create “emotional spaces” and generate new emotions in the viewers. He proposes new ways of being able to relate to art. He would like to create experiences on an emotional level rather than on an intellectual one; one that can pivot on the primordial feelings that are buried deep within ourselves. The focus of his research shifts from the signifier to the experiences of the viewer. The aim of his projects is already hidden somewhere inside all of us.

Stefano mixes into his images curiosities, observations, and impressions collected from different cultures. He has lived in Europe and in China so his artwork has worldwide influences. He has successfully collaborated with different creative businesses around the world. He has been involved with major Italian fashion brands to create and stage provocative and persuasive images, as well as with architectural firms and design companies.

He recently completed a residence in China having been selected by François-Henri Pinault as a guest artist at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai. The project was presented at the 56° Biennale Of Venice.


Dam Art ’16-The Savoy Hotel. Miami, Florida


Facce di terra. Group exhibition. Castello di San Pietro (ITALY)- Laboratory. Residence. Spokane ( USA ) 2016

Lipsticks. Performance. Hong Kong (HK) 2015

VIII Biennale di Soncino, a Marco. Group exhibition. Soncino (ITALY)


56° Biennale di VENEZIA, special event for press. Venezia (ITALY)

INchiostro, for EXPO-MILANO by Zoe. Trieste (ITALY) 2015

#NothingIsForever. Extreme project. Verbier (SWITZERLAND) 2015


Faces&Trace by SWATCH. Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai (CHINA) Pop-up secret. Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai (CHINA)

Tamashima’s art. Between Japan and Italy. Okayama (JAPAN)

Stendhal’s syndrome. Solo exhibition. Hong Kong (HK)

Small is beautiful, Solo exhibition, Leo Gallery, Shanghai (CHINA)


NONSENSE, solo exhibition, Basement 6, Shanghai (CHINA)

Jamais Vu, Morfologie di un principio, Palazzo Orsoline, Fidenza (ITALY)

Grand Opening, Little Victories Gallery, M50, Shanghai (CHINA)

The beatitudes, Treviglio (ITALY)


7 words for the Cremona Cathedral, Cremona (ITALY)

Artist take care woman, Crema (ITALY)

Vogue Fashion Night, Milan (ITALY)


The Soncino Biennale, Soncino (ITALY)

Q3-Selected artist, Crema (ITALY)


Finalist of TARGETTI Light price, Firenze (ITALY)

Artisti&Associati, Milan (ITALY)


1° Stone sculpture symposium, Casalasco (ITALY)


Stone sculpture symposium for LIONS, Lodi (ITALY)

International stone symposium,Castiglione MesserMarino (ITALY)


Morphè – 3°Sculpture symposium, Crema (ITALY)

Art-Shot, Museum S’Agostino, Crema  (ITALY)

Award Sculpture, Montefiore Conca, Rimini(ITALY)

European Week of culture, Noordwjik (HOLLAND)


1°sculpture symposium,Cremona (ITALY)

Stone sculpture symposium, Rapino (ITALY)

Personal exhibition in Bonaldi’s Palace, Crema (ITALY)


Morphè – 2°Sculpture symposium, Crema (ITALY)

2°Stone sculpture symposium, Rapino (ITALY)

Twenty-five hours Art, Crema (ITALY)


1°Stone symposium, Montecatini Val di Cecina (ITALY)

1°Stone sculpture symposium, Rapino (ITALY)

1°Stone sculpture symposium, Ponsacco (ITALY)


Morphè – 1°Sculpture symposium, Crema (ITALY)

Site Specific Installation

Inner Space Miami Art Basel

Red Emotional Space 56 Venice Biennale

Mexican Dream

KALEIDO `` See beautiful `` Milan, The Swatch Group

Stendhal's syndrome Hong Kong

Into The Dragons Breath Hong Kong


56 BIENNALE DI SONCINO, a Marco, Installation


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