Swiss born artist Kiko Gianocca completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Art Institute CFP, Florence, Italy in 1999, going on to study at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. In 2003 he completed his Masters in Fine Art at RMIT University, Melbourne and now lives and works in Lugano, Switzerland. Gianocca’s work has been exhibited internationally since 2003, appearing in significant shows Colin & Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award in Melbourne, Schmuck in Munich and 2012’s Unexpected Pleasures at the NGV, Melbourne and The London Design Museum. Gianocca explores materiality and form using a wide range of media such as porcelain, resin, felt and precious metals.
“To create objects is exploring what is around me and effect me. To manipulate materials and to develop new forms is a sort of documentation. In the making, conscious and unconscious meet and the resulting objects become the refuge of thoughts, memories, joy and fears.”
Kiko Gianocca, 2007