Jago "The Exhibition"
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Jago is an Italian artist who operates in the field of video sculpture and production. He was born in Frosinone (Italy) in 1987, where he attended the art school and then the Academy of Fine Arts (left in 2010).
Jago's artistic research founded its roots in traditional techniques and establishes a direct relationship with the public through the use of videos and social networks, to share the production process.
At the age of 24, on the presentation of Maria Teresa Benedetti, he was selected by Vittorio Sgarbi to participate in the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale, exposing the marble bust of Pope Benedict XVI (2009) which earned him the Pontifical Medal. Youth sculpture was then reworked in 2016, taking the name of Habemus Hominem and becoming one of the most famous works of him.
From 2016, the year of his first personal exhibition in the capital, he lived and worked in Italy, China and America. He was a guest professor at the New York Academy of Art, where he held a masterclass and several lessons in 2018. Following an exhibition at Manhattan's Armory Show, Jago moves to New York. Here the realization of the veiled son begins, permanently exhibited inside the chapel of the whites, in the church of San Severo outside the walls in Naples.
In 2019, on the occasion of the Mission Beyond of ESA (European Space Agency), Jago was the first artist to have sent a marble sculpture on the international spatial station. The work, entitled The First Baby and depicting the fetus of a newborn, returned to Earth in February 2020 under the custody of the Capo Mission, Luca Parmitano.
In November of the same year he realizes the Look Down installation, image of infant nude then temporarily placed in Piazza del Plebiscito (Naples) and now in the desert of Al Haniyah in Fujairah (UAE). On 1 October 2021 installs the work pity in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Montesanto, in Piazza del Popolo in Rome. In 2022, the exhibition "Jago, The Exhibition" opens at Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome.
Born in 1987, Jacopo Cardillo, known pseudonymously as Jago, is a skilful sculptor with roots in some of the exemplary techniques of our past, and is universally known as “The Social Artist” for his innate communication skills and the great success he has achieved on social media. Jago directly reaches the hearts of the public who love him. In his works, he also uses tragic elements in a constant play of references, with a vision always aimed at the issues of the present, provocatively triggering the viewers’ reflection on the status of our times.