Filippo Cardella is a Beijing based designer and artist born in the Italian peninsula in the Orwellian year 1984.
In 1998 he bumped into a squat held in an abandoned building of his city. Music, drugs, political stances, old punks and a new generation of ravers coexisted in the same place but what captured his imagination were the ‘pieces’ that writers left on the wall of the old house. Since that day his interest in vandalism has never abandoned him: he studied the movement, he met some of its leading exponents and he developed an original critical analysis of this controversial art form.
Because of his work as a designer he lived all around the world: Buenos Aires, Singapore, New York and finally Beijing. These megalopolis inspired him to develop a series of art projects that explore the complex social behaviours and power dynamics within the rigid grid of the urban landscape. Read Less
La Sterpaia Studio — Italy
Oliviero Toscani Studio — Italy
Furia World — Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Graphic Designer
Gallagher & Associates Asia — Singapore, Singapore