LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
San Benedetto del Tronto
DATE OF BIRTH
I was born on the shores of an island that doesn’t exist. While the others were playing football, I used to look at the stars, while the others were running after girls, I used to write on walls and shout my anger in rhyme. As I grew up, I learned how to get bored and understood that the world can collapse at any moment. In the meantime I write songs, play electronic music and play with art.
Alessandro Schiavoni was born in 1987 in San Benedetto del Tronto. He started drawing, mostly Ninja Turtles, at the age of 6. At the age of 13 he discovered hip-hop culture, graffiti and rap, so he picked up spray cans and a microphone in his hand. Askal was born, a name he wrote on his city walls and on trains. He made stickers, stencils and posters, in the meantime he travelled around Italy through squat houses with his rap group Brigata Riot. In 2009 he exhibited some works at Circolo degli Artisti in Rome in the collective exhibition “Stick my World” and in the Roman gallery POP. He moved to Florence to study Graphic Design and Communication. Here, together with some fellow friends, he realizes artistic installations working mainly with waste materials and rubbish. In 2010 he exhibited at the festival of recycled arts “Ri-Generazioni” in Massarosa (Pisa), in 2011 he worked on the Notte Bianca artistic installations in Florence and in the following years he realized many urban interventions and happenings in disused or abandoned places. These works have been published in magazines and newspapers such as AND, ArtTrav, Goldworld and Ful Magazine. In 2015 his work is interrupted and the artist dedicated himself mainly on his passion for music. Together with 3 other musicians from different music scenes he founded Madisonair. The group experimented with a crossover between rap, rock and electronic music, created a concept album inspired by some stories of Dylan Dog and is established in the Florentine scene thanks to the collaboration with some local realities such as Progeas Family and Ark. Today Askal resumes, this time by himself, the artistic activity and realizes conceptual works, performances and urban art.
WHO I AM
My name is Alessandro Schiavoni. I need to express myself to fight boredom.
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