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Nicola Sasanelli

Nicola Sasanelli was born in Bari, a city in the south of Italy still with the memories of the courage of medieval sailors. He graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Bari, and then he became a researcher in the area of Microelectronics. From 2001 to 2008, Nicola was the Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Canberra, Australia. In 2003 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor of Science and Technology at the University of Canberra. In 2007 he became an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia. Since February 2009 Nicola lives in Adelaide and works for the South Australian Government. Nicola Sasanelli first expressed his artistic ability under the guidance of his teacher Nicola Renzetti. He has a strong passion and intellectual curiosity for science and technology. He believes in an unavoidable relationship between scientific progress and mankind’s history. The overall impression, which leaks out from his works, is an awakening cry of people’s emotional forces. The artist’s works represent primarily colors, shapes and an explosion of spiritual energy, tied up together by a network of delicate relationships, far from the material world; his works express a new order, one of imagination, where radiant spiritual messengers claim victory over cold matter. Many of his canvases are part of private collections all over the world (Sydney, Tokyo, Santiago Chile, Rome, New York, Bari, Canberra, Milano, Adelaide, Padua, Hobart etc.). Most of them are visible on Nicola Sasanelli’s personal web site: - The main artistic works permanently exhibited are the following:

The Scientific Conference 2002 (150x100 cm): Private collection. Featured as front of the book “Research and Technological Development – Why investing in Australia? Edizione Scientifica Italiana press - Napoli - Nov. 2003 ISBN 88-495-0621-X;

Corridor Dialogue 2002 (150x100 cm): Hobart  Australia – CCAMLR (Convention on the Conservation Antarctic and Marine Living Resources) - International Organization under the Antarctic Treaty UN;

CCAMLAR Consensus
2005 (200x120 cm): Hobart  Australia – CCAMLR (Convention on the Conservation Antarctic and Marine Living Resources) - International Organization under the Antarctic Treaty;

Italian immigration in Australia
2005 (300x120 cm): Canberra Australia - Italian Cultural Centre

What if they never existed?
A tribute through ten paintings, to those scientists who changed the world. 2008 published by East Street Publications Adelaide ISBN 9781921037320. The book contains ten paintings that are on permanent exhibition in Canberra in the NICTA (National Information Communication Technology Australia) Building, Tower A, 7 London Circuit. The ten paintings are listed below:

  1. A tribute to those Scientist who changed the world 2007 (150x100 cm);
  2. Pythagoras of Samos (560-480 BC)  2006 (150x100 cm);
  3. Leonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci (1452 - 1519)  2006 (150x100 cm);
  4. Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)  2006 (150x100 cm);
  5. Alessandro Volta  (1745 - 1827)  2007 (150x100 cm);
  6. Antonio Meucci (1808 - 1896)  2008 (150x100 cm);
  7. Charles Robert Darwin (1809 - 1882)  2007 (150x100 cm);
  8. Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867 - 1934)  2006 (150x100 cm);
  9. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)  2006 (150x100 cm);
  10. Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955)  2006 (150x100 cm);

2008 (150x100 cm): Bari Italy - Department of Physics - University of Bari –– Dedicated to Prof. Michelangelo Merlin and my Father Antonio;

Human behavior confronting life difficulties: (1) Don’t care I am laid back; (2) Don’t care I can do that on the basis of my skills and knowledge; (3) Don’t care I dive straight in
2009 (150x100 cm): Adelaide Australia - Mawson Institute University of South Australia;

Light - 2011 - (125 x 102 cm), Adelaide Australia ,  University of Adelaide IPAS;

Living under pressure - 2011 - (125 x 102 cm), Adelaide Australia ,  Flinders University, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics;

In love during the four seasons  - 2012 - ( 4 paintings each 45 x 45 cm), Adelaide Australia ,  Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics