Artist Interview - Ciro Di Fiore

Artist interview between Shannon Skye Robinson and Lois Emma Harkin (Curating Futures Project Coordinator), and Ciro Di Fiore (Curating Futures Artist).


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Date of Interview: 20th of December 2021

Participants: Shannon Skye Robinson (SSR) and Lois Emma Harkin (LEH) and Ciro Di Fiore (CDF)



SSR/LEH: What is your background?


CDF: Ciro Di Fiore has the pseudonym of Daniel, his creative journey began from

“First Alternative Winter” of Rimini in 2007. Daniel is a mixed media artist

hyperealism, conceptual, fashion and (an Italian emergent fashion designer)

Daniel is an emerging creative, he has exhibited his stylistic paintings with his

fashion samples because he is also an emerging stylist.


In Fact since 2007 he has participated to fairs, in Italy and in Europe like Paris,

with mini-lines of clothing for men and for children ( now he goes on taking

care about the realization in addition to planning) that are combined from his

artistic/stylistic works and from the paintings of international cultural

movement Esaperatismo ‘s exponents artists.


Since december 2015 shows his artistic / stylistic works in Museums, galleries,

fairs in Italy and abroad as Europe and America, Canada, and Australia and

Asia (China e India, and United Arabe Emirates) him fashion enter in the art

and in the music and in other cultural and social contests, in an innovative and

original way.


In february 2017 he took part of the project “Couture in orbit” in creation and

of a clothing collection that integrated space technologies and innovative

materials that was presented in May 2017 with a video in the exhibition “Living

in Space”, in textile fair “Techtextil Messe” a Francoforte and after at the ESA’s

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Nordwijck

(Netherlands) This is been organized by the “ Poli.Design (Politecnico di

Milano)” with textile and fashion companies like Colmar and ispirated by the

European Space Agency (ESA) ,that was also partner of the project, as

Texclubtec


In 2020-21 Daniel he has received two certificate by the Nasa, one in last June

for his participation to Nasa Space Apps " the Covid -19 Challenge for global

problemresolver and organized with the collaboration of European Space

Agency (Esa) and Jaxa Agency (Japan) and Csa Agency ( Canadian) and Cnes

Agency (French) and the other, in October for the Nasa Space Apps Take

Action, category Putting the 'Art' in Artemis, with his project "Mars and Moon:

A new window for the Umanity"


In february 2017 he took part of the project “Couture in orbit” in creation and

of a clothing collection that integrated space technologies and innovative

materials that was presented in May 2017 with a video in the exhibition “Living

in Space”, in textile fair “Techtextil Messe” a Francoforte and after at the ESA’s

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Nordwijck

(Netherlands) This is been organized by the “ Poli.Design (Politecnico di

Milano)” with textile and fashion companies like Colmar and ispirated by the

European Space Agency (ESA) ,that was also partner of the project, as

Texclubtec

 

SSR/LEH: How did you get into art/ creativity?

CDF. My art/creativity has been inspired by my fashion work.



Artwork produced by Ciro Di Fiore


 

SSR/LEH: What do you get out of producing work?

CDF: What I get out of producing work is finding new experiences ad gaining new inspiration from other sectors.


 

SSR/LEH: How do you want your work to be perceived by an audience?

CDF: The fashion goes in the art and in the music, and in every creative and cultural

spheres and in every sector, but it is not the usual meeting between these

types of creativity with contaminations neither an exchange between them

and nor a simple combination.


Ciro Di Fiore (Daniel )objective is to give in every sphere and community of the

art and in other cultural and social contests the clothing and the accessories in

their technicality and not with simples shows or catwalks of a few minutes or

a few hours. He wants to change the spaces of a gallery or of a cultural

association or a fair, not to push the user of the work to make only some

comparisons but to allow him to enter through fashion all sectors and linking

them to it, and to create a synergy so as to root such profound not only in the

society but in every aspect of the social context.


 

SSR/LEH: Who are your biggest inspirations?

CDF: I do not have a 'biggest inspiration' - I am an artistic free spirit


 

SSR/LEH: What is the main thing you have learnt through your creative practice?

CDF: The main thing I have learnt through my creative practice is the interdisciplinary in art.


 

SSR/LEH: Who is your work for? Yourself? A small community? A specific sector of society? Or is it for everyone?

CDF: Ciro Di Fiore ( Daniel) wishes to make his artistic/stylistic works enjoyable without more time and space, from the fashion designers to the artists, from gallery owner to the modelers, from the curators and art critics to the experts of fashion and from the creative to the graphic designers, from the musicians to the poets and to the writers and to all experts of other creative and cultural spheres and of all sectors, from the lovers of fashion and the art to the ordinary

observers.


SSR/LEH: What is the best piece of advice you could give to another artist, or someone just starting out in the creative sector?

CDF: The best piece of advice I may give to another artists or someone just starting

out in the creative sector is to work through with the interdisciplinary


SSR/LEH: Why did you decide to join the Curating Futures community?

CDF: I decide to join the Curating Futures community for the interesting theme of

(Im)materiality.

 

You can find Ciro Di Fiore via his website