Stanza is an internationally recognised artist, who has been exhibiting worldwide since 1984. His artworks have won twenty international art prizes and art awards including: Vidalife 6.0 First Prize Spain, SeNef Grand Prix Korea, Videobrasil First Prize Brazil, Cynet Art First Prize Germany and Share First Prize Winner Italy. Stanza’s art has also been rewarded with a prestigious Nesta Dreamtime Award, an Arts Humanities Creative Fellowship and a Clarks bursary. Numerous commissions include work for Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Watermans Art Centre, FACT, and the Open Data Institute.
His artworks have been exhibited with over one hundred exhibitions globally. Participating venues include the Venice Biennale, the Victoria Albert Museum, the Tate Britain, the Mundo Urbano Madrid, the Bruges Museum, the TSSK Norway, the State Museum of Novorsibirsk, the Biennale of Sydney, the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico, the Plymouth Arts Centre, the ICA London, the Sao Paulo Biennale, the De Markten Brussels, the Transport Museum London, the QUAD Derby and the Ars Nova Museum in Finland.
Stanza artworks since the mid eighties have focused on the participatory system the ‘city’ that frames questions within his work opening up conversations about the politics of space. He creates investigations about the construction of space, the environment, and landscapes you cannot see. Selected artwork monitor the behaviours, activities, and changing information, of the world around us often using networked devices and information across the internet. This can include observation by means of custom made sensors, networked cameras and computers. Stanza reforms this information and data creating what he calls parallel realities.
The Nemesis Machine – From Metropolis to Megalopolis to Ecumenopolis
The artwork reforms this information and data creating parallel realities. At the heart of this work lies an interest in the urban environment, the networks of cameras and sensors to be found there, and the associated issue of privacy and control. The artwork sits in the middle of concepts for smart cities, The Internet of Things( IOT) and the new technologies that monitors the real time environment. In appearance, the Nemesis Machine is like Big Brother parsed through the lens of the Internet of things.