Chi siamo

“Our work is co-ordinated and run through the association The Sharing (founded in 2003).”

The brainchild of Simona Lodi and Chiara Garibaldi, Piemonte Share is a crossdisciplinary platform for the promotion of contemporary art and culture in all its creative forms.

We create real opportunities—exhibitions, events, workshops, seminars, productions—for developing knowledge and creativity in digital society, and for promoting research and innovation in the visual arts, robotic art, bioart, new media art and interaction design as a critical expression of a digital, global society.

Chiara Garibaldi

Architect and expert in sustainable technological space and exhibitions. Founder and general director of the Share Festival, Share Prize and Action Sharing. Since 1989 Chiara has collaborated with a number of important academic and corporate institutions in Italy and abroad, such as the Polytechnic of Turin and the Polytechnic of Milan, Castello di Rivoli, Softech in Turin, Esats in Seville, and for the Spanish pavilion at Seville Expo ’92

Her career has taken her to Seville, London, Milan and Turin—cities oriented towards innovation, environmental sustainability and the arts.

In 2006 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 syncretic way, where art, science, research and experimentation are brought together and combined to create new tools of knowledge.

Having focused on the relationship between architecture and nature, technology and sustainability, in the digital era she has turned her attention to how new media and the Internet influence contemporary forms of expression, creating projects, designing exhibitions and directing multimedia productions.

The unifying theme of her work as an architect lies in the analysis of how contemporary life is being shaped by the digital and global age.

Luca Barbeni

Luca’s career began in 1999 when he launched the net.art Island.8081 project with the 80/81 group (www.8081.com). From 2004 to 2006 he worked for Teknemedia.

In 2006 he began working with Simona Lodi and Chiara Garibaldi on the Piemonte Share Festival, initially as an external curator before joining the association itself.

An expert in web cinema, he has published two books on the subject—the first in 2006, entitled Webcinema, l’immagine cibernetica (Web-cinema. The Cybernetic Image), and in November 2010, Fino alla fine del cinema (Until the End of Cinema), based on three web cinema exhibitions created thanks to and for the Share Festival.

Simona Lodi

Founder and art director of the Share Festival until 2013.

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, and Neural. 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 syncretic way, where art, science, research and experimentation are brought together and combined to create new tools of knowledge.

She organises 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