Alessandro Scali Alessandro Scali

Alessandro Scali is a creative researcher and nanoartist from Turin, Italy. He began to work with nanotechnology since 2006, thanks to the collaboration of a team of PhDs from Polytechnic of Turin.

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Actual size (2007) 350 x 260 nm. silicon, AFM (Atomic Force Microscope)​ by Alessandro Scali

In those 9 years Alessandro created a series of micro and nanometric artworks representing so far, at national and international level, the exceeding of a limit, of a boundary, of a necessity: that of an art visible to the naked eye. Nanoart by Alessandro Scali plays on the aesthetic paradox of exposing ideas, concepts and artworks  that cannot be seen, nevertheless being not inexistent or unreal.
One of the first nanoartworks by Alessandro Scali was published on Nature in september 2007, and in the same year was published the official Nanoart catalogue by Skira editor.

The success of this radical form of artistic expression is testified not just by the various national and international exhibits (among all, the Biennale of Contemporary art of Sevilla in 2008 and Principia Exhibition in Piazza del Duomo, Milan, 2011), but also by the the numberless conferences in Italy, Europe and Canada held by the artist (Academy of Sciences and Polytechnic of Turin, Viewfest in Turin, 2009, 2010 and 2013 editions of Technarte conference in Bilbao, University of Barcelona in 2010, Institute of Culture, Toronto, in 2009 among the most relevant events).

Alessandro Scali is currently one of the few international artists invited to join the Moon Arts Project, whose objective is to bring human art on the surface of the moon. He is also one of the artists featured in the article ‘Art at the Nanoscale and Beyond’ by A. K. Yetisen and Seok-Hyun Yun on Advanced Materials Magazine (2015).


Beyond the Pillars of Hercules (2006) 136 x 460 µm. Oxide layer thermically grown on the silicon surface. By Alesasndro Scali


God is in details (2009) Triangle about 200 nm each side. By Alessandro Scali

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