Federico Bonelli (1969, IT/NL). Born in Rome and currently living in Amsterdam, is an independent researcher and an artist.
Federico has a degree in philosophy of science, studied History of Mathematics and Arts. His research includes figurative arts, music, cinema and theater, has been seminal for the innovation of cultural formats.
Bonelli is an explorer of aesthetic forms and an empirical researcher. His artistic interest and youth passion for technology has met technological applications and, open-source software through the daily practice of original skeptic hack culture.
In his art-related activities we count an important experiment in generative digital painting made in collaboration with Philips Research the Protoquadro (2003). Here the artist has led the team that created a deterministic techno-pictorical object in constant change, never equal to itself and unpredictable. The pieces were part of early digital generative arts.
Bonelli sees his production as "a poetic of transformation", an expression of time and philosophical unity. His methodology of transformation and laboratory practice found fields of application in the ideation and exploration of technologies for social innovation.
He participated as a researcher and thinker in EU projects D-CENT, DECODE, PIE/COMMONFARE and NGI-LEDGER, where he applied his principles to Human Centric Design methodologies for DLT projects.
Since 2012 directs the international site-specific laboratory "Trasformatorio" which he founded and is now leading a foundation, devoted to the development of art and technology for ecological and social good. He is the initiator and co-inventor of “le Grand Jeu” and many other more obscure initiatives. He is a good public speaker, has experience in teaching and design and his workshops are often memorable. He loves to take care of groups and coordinate creative research.