(Campagnola Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 1950)
Denis Santachiara is a designer who has always worked at the intersection of new technologies, art, and design, in search of the linguistic-poetic potential of the artificial world. His creations are objects designed with great attention to interactive use. He began his career in 1980, and in 1986 he won the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award. He collaborated on the design and research of new products with Italian and foreign companies. He participated in several exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale in 1980, documenta 8 in Kassel, the Triennale di Milano in 1982, ’84, and ’86, and the Quadriennale di Roma in 1999. His work is exhibited in the permanent collections of major museums such as the MoMA Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and the Centre G. Pompidou in Paris. In addition to teaching at the NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, he holds university seminars and is the author of numerous articles and essays in specialist magazines.