Alessandro Sciaraffa graduated in Architecture from Politecnico di Torino, he also studied at the Fondazione Spinola Banna and received a degree in Electronic Music and Sound Design from MAXXI B.A.S.E, Rome. Sciaraffa’s research is centered on sound and musical experimentation, with a strong performative, sculptural and installational connotation. His works are synesthetic, and the viewer participates in a process of autopoiesis. Waves, frills, vibrations, intermediate states of matter: the works of Sciaraffa are points of contact between the physical phenomena from which they are generated and the transformations that they induce inside the spaces that involve them.
The identity of the works is not exposed, but rather disguised behind external appearances: brass plates, liquid crystal surfaces, and photosensitive papers are simple supports or resonant containers of chromatic epiphanies or sound events, which in turn are significant only as detectors of the perturbations that cross the space.
His work has been displayed at The State Hermitage, Russia Museum, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Merz, Base Sous-Marine de Bordeaux, Musèe ocèanographique de Monaco, Monaco,GAM Torino Galleria Civica d’Arte moderna e contemporanea di Torino, Turin, Museo della Permanente, Milan, Museo MAXXI, Rome,, Fondazione Stockhausen per la musica, Kurten, among others.