Carlo Zanni is an Italian conceptual artist pioneer in the use of third-party Internet data. Born in La Spezia Italy, in 1975, Zanni works in a wide range of media including video, sound, animation, sculpture, AI, painting, photography, and installation.
Since 1999 his practice has explored the public space of the web and the use of Internet data to create time-based ephemeral works that combine a pronounced social consciousness with a primary focus on privacy, identity, and the self.
As a painter, he focuses his attention on a new kind of “shared landscape” that emerged with the Internet and that keeps transforming all human activities and relationships.
He researches alternative selling models for digital art and he is the author of the book “Art in the Age of the Cloud”.
Zanni has been the recipient of a Rhizome.org commission and he has shown in galleries and museums worldwide including: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Marsèlleria, Milan; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; MoMA P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; PERFORMA 09, NY and ICA, London. His work appears in more than 50 books and catalogs, as well as in hundreds of articles and interviews online.