Sculptor, Teacher and Founder of "School of Sculpture" Berlin
Born in New York and with an International upbringing Tobia Silvotti studied fine arts at the Central Saint Martins University (University of Arts London). He has participated in several group exhibitions in London, Archway, and exhibited at the Intrecciarte Gallery (Pietrasanta, LU, Italy) and in Seravezza during the CibArt Festival.
Other projects include a Land Art project such as the installation of a sculpture on a mountain above Lake Maggiore in northern Italy, an artistic joint project with the Japanese artist group SAMPO for the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (2019) and a collaboration with artist Raphael Beil in the creation of a monumental granite sculpture in Norway (2020-21).
Tobia has been teaching stone sculpture at the summer academy Campo dell’Altissimo (Azzano, LU, Italy) since 2018.
“It is rare to find an activity that has a rich historical and philosophical background and simultaneously expresses a very present physical engagement with material and community. I love dreaming and imagining, stone carving is then a perfect and solid counterbalance that also provides a channel to use one’s creative energy. More than that, having people around you that are willing to participate, experiment and create to whom in turn I do my best to share my experience with stone sculpture. This is what I have found utterly rewarding in the last years, and with my colleague Raphael Beil it is what I wish to bring to Berlin at the School of Sculpture.”