Artist/conceptualizer, professor (Wikipedia). Studies: Artistic Lyceum, Fine Arts Academy of Rome where graduated; master in new audio-visual mediums at the Faculty of Modern Literature. Lived around. At the moment I’m living and working in Rome.

My artwork combines different media as: internet-art projects, animations, interactive video-installations, digital art in public space as site-specific artworks and video-sculptures. I develop also internet-artworks as widgets, apps and web-apps for mobile platforms.

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OUT now: "And one day, boom: the pavilion of exploded reality!"

Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:15 - Wed Jan 01, 2014

Dear friends & colleague,

hope this finds you well.
I'm proud to share with you "And one day, boom: the pavilion of exploded reality!" ( at The Wrong (, New Digital Art Biennale São Paulo. Venue November 1st 2013.

The theme of the Pavilion I’m curating for The Wrong Biennial (, is inspired by the concept of impossible architecture: focusing upon the new idea of digital art surrealism driven mainly by incoming energy from web culture and the intellectual groups developing within that framework which create amateur artworks using new technologies much like the way in which a magician uses a magic wand.
The ten artworks exhibited on both the sides of the Pavilion - sculptures, installations, images and videos - appear to the eyes of the audience through Augmented Reality Technology. The artworks created by ten students from Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts are based upon concepts such as: remix, détournement, digital surrealism, glitch-art, appearance, dream, sleep/awake, journey and unreality. The ten creations contextualized inside the Pavilion feature unexpected shifts and shifts in meaning.
In fact, Augmented Reality Technology, by increasing reality itself, creates new levels of unreality. It decontextualizes real space, accentuating the paradox of how Augmented Reality actually decreases reality by removing and modifying real levels to increase illusoriness in our real atmosphere.

Very best, Chiara

Chiara Passa


"Geometric Mechanics" at the Widget Art Gallery. October 23nd - November 23nd, 2013.

Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:15 - Sat Nov 23, 2013

Dear friends & colleagues,

I'm glad to present "Geometric Mechanics" by Kate Wilson, at the Widget Art Gallery on IPhone, IPad and OSX-Dashboard. October 23nd - November 23nd, 2013.

About the exhibition:

"Geometric Mechanics" by Kate Wilson
Geometric Mechanics is a small-contained architecture where the invisible elements that hold everything together collide, merge, disappear and reappear. Artist website:

About the WAG:

The “WAG" is a mini 3-dimensional, single room gallery that fits into your pocket 'cause I've developed it for IPhone, IPod Touch and I Pad. Every month, directly on your mobile, The “WAG” hosts a solo digital art exhibition related to the dynamic site-specific contest. So, the Widget Art Gallery works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary
exhibitions and as a permanent collections museum because conserves all the past exhibitions inside an online archive. For IPhone and IPod touch, just copy this url in Safari and choose: “add to home” and the WAG's icon will be saved on your IPhone. Do the same for IPad but paste this other URL:, or download the widget version for Mac osx dashboard at:
Past exhibitions at:

Best regards, Chiara.

Chiara Passa


widget art gallery at Media Art History 5th - RENEW, Riga

Tue Oct 08, 2013 18:45 - Sat Oct 12, 2013

Dear friends,

Hope this finds you well.
I'm glad to share with you the latest news on the Widget Art Gallery.

"Widget Art Gallery. A Gallery Between Worlds" on ARSHAKE: By Elena Giulia Rossi.

Out the video (someone has made with an old mobile ;-) of the talk i gave at Media Art History 5th - RENEW, Riga

All the best, Chiara

Chiara Passa - time based artist (Ita)
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Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW - ARCHVING II – PRESENTATION SESSION day 2

Tue Oct 08, 2013 18:00 - Sat Oct 12, 2013

Dear friends and colleagues,

I'm glad to let you know I'll be in Riga to present "The Widget Art Gallery" ( at Media Art History conference - ARCHVING II – PRESENTATION SESSION. If you're nearby and would join us, see the programme day 2:
Full Programme:

All the best, Chiara

Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW
The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. October 8–11, 2013 RIGA, Latvia.

The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology – RENEW, will be hosted by RIXC in partnership with the Latvian Academy of Arts, Stockholm School of Economics and Danube University’s Center for Image Science. Following Banff 2005, Berlin 2007, Melbourne 2009 and Liverpool 2011, the Media Art History Boards and Renew Co-chairs invite you to attend Renew in Riga 2013. Renew will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions on the histories of networked digital, electronic and technological media arts.


Gallerie d’arte online. Intervista con Chiara Passa

Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:40 - Wed Dec 31, 2014

Continua la serie di interviste ai responsabili dei più importanti spazi artistici del Web. Abbiamo incontrato Chiara Passa, curatrice della Widget Art Gallery.