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Stanza is an independent artist who is based in London. The artworks Stanza creates include large scale installations, artistic software systems and paintings. His interest since the mid-eighties is to engage with the city as a system and focus on how we identify our self in this increasingly technological and surveyed landscape. Many of his artworks focus on the now, the ever present moment of the world we live in.
Stanza is an internationally recognised artist, who has been exhibiting worldwide since 1984. His artworks have won twenty international art prizes and art awards including:- Vidalife 6.0 First Prize Spain. SeNef Grand Prix Korea. Videobrasil First Prize Brazil. Cynet Art First Prize Germany. Share First Prize Winner Italy: His art has also been rewarded with a prestigious Nesta Dreamtime Award, an Arts Humanities Creative Fellowship and a Clarks bursary and numerous international arts residencies.
Stanza engages directly with galleries and private clients, and numerous commissions include work for Quays Culture, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Watermans Art Centre, FACT, the Open Data Institute, The Goodwood Festival Of Speed, The Lowry. His artworks have been exhibited in over one hundred exhibitions globally. Participating venues have included:- Venice Biennale: Victoria Albert Museum: Tate Britain: Mundo Urbano Madrid: Bruges Museum: Fundacion Telefonica in Madrid: TSSK Norway: State Museum, Novorsibirsk: Biennale of Sydney: Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo Mexico: Plymouth Arts Centre: ICA London: Sao Paulo Biennale: De Markten Brussels: Transport Museum London: Haifa Museum: QUAD Derby: FACT Liverpool: Ars Nova Museum Finland: York Art Gallery: Centre des Arts Les Bain France: Bury Art Museum: Kellen Gallery USA: Shrewsbury Museum: Samsung Media Centre Korea.
Dr Stanza studied art at Goldsmiths College University of London, Greenwich University, Central Saint Martins and University Of Westminster London. Stanza was also an AHRC arts research fellow at Goldsmiths College.
Stanza was one of the first artists to use the internet as an art medium. His major online projects include the Netart archive, soundcities.com (a global soundmap project 1997-2020), genomixer.com (DNA-based artworks 2000), thecentralcity.co.uk (urban and city systems 1996), amorphoscapes.co.uk (generative painting 1997), and soundtoys.net (an online curated art portal 1996+).
Portrait of Stanza. Hi res available. Steve Tanza aka Stanza is an independent artist who is based in London. Shown here with an installation in France and some of his digital paintings.