Aerobanquets RMX

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Conceived by Mattia Casalegno in 2018, Aerobanquets RMX is a series of augmented dining experiences focused on taste perception in Mixed Reality.

After acclaimed shows in Shanghai and Gwangju, the Aerobanquets RMX will open in NYC at the James Beard House in Fall 2019. The ‘immersive gastronomy’ experiences include a menu designed by renowned Chef Chintan Pandya (Rahi and Adda, NYC), voice over by Gail Simmons and original soundtracks by Martux_M and Paul D. Miller aka dj Spooky.

 

Mattia Casalegno is an Italian artist working in installations, sculpture and Mixed Reality.

His multidisciplinary practice is influenced by both post-conceptualism and digital art, and has been defined relational, immersive, and participatory. Casalegno exhibited in numerous international galleries and institutions, among others: MACRO Museum Rome, Civic Museum of Bassano del Grappa, Auditorium, Hadrian Temple, RomaEuropa Festival, Sant’Arcangelo dei Teatri, Netmage festival (Italy), Mutek Festival (Canada), Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), Chronus Art Center (China), UPDATE Biennial, Cimatics Festival, Nuit Blanche Brussels (Belgium), Optronica Festival (UK), Le Cube Contemporary Art Museum (France), OFFF Festival (Spain), The Satellite Art Fair, AxS Festival, YAA Museum, LACMA in US.

Nominated to the New Technological Art Awards in 2014 and artist in residence at Eyebeam in 2015, he received various grants and fellowships from among others, NEW INC, the Center for Cultural Innovation, Young Italian Artists Network, NYFA, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and the Chronus Art Center. In 2018 he is recipient of the Lumen Prize People’s Choice Award. He is currently adjunct faculty at department of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute in New York, and the Design+Media department at Rhode Island School of Design.

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