Simona Lodi

Founder and Art Director, Share Festival, Share Prize and Action Sharing

Blogger, art critic and curator. She is founder and art director of the Share Festival, Share Prize and Action Sharing. Since 1993 she has been a contributor to many leading contemporary art publications, including Tema Celeste, Arte e Critica, Flash Art, Segno, MyMedia, Cluster, Il Giornale dell’Arte, Il Giornale dell’Architettura. She is a contributor of LEA Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press).

Simona’s career has taken her to New York, London and back again to Turin, a city that has embraced the world of new technology and communication.
In 2007 she launched the Action Sharing platform, sponsored by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Polytechnic of Turin, and mechatronics companies in Piedmont, to promote the production of artistic projects that use mechatronic elements in a synthetic way, where art, science, research and experimentation are brought together and combined to create new tools of knowledge.

She organizes exhibitions and writes articles and essays on the relationship between art and technology, and the impact that the digital revolution, new media and the Internet as forms of expression have had on contemporary art. The unifying thread of her work as a critic lies in analysing contemporary art and the forms it has taken in our global, digital age.

She worked with con Laurie Anderson, Tony Ousler, Stelarc, Bruce Sterling and many others.

Recent publication:
Spatial Art: An Eruption of the Digital into the Physical
+ Interview
LEA Volume 19 Issue 2
Volume Editors: Lanfranco Aceti and Richard Rinehart
Editors: Ozden Sahin, Jonathan Munro and Catherine M. Weir

Full article is available for download as a pdf here.