Carla Milesi di Grésy

Artist originally from Milan, Milesi has used concrete since the eighties and has experimented it in many forms. In 1987, she established Concreta, a research laboratory within her family’s concrete company, producer of the raw material. Starck, Ron Arad, Mendini, Sottsass, Citterio, Fiorucci and Anna Mari have all collaborated with Concreta sharing their collective know-how. In 1988, Concreta was invited in Moscow to Italia 2000 due to the “high creativity through the employment of a humble material”.
In 1995, Milesi showed her work at the Spazio Krizia in the exhibition
“From Reinforced Concrete to Animated Concrete” (“Dal cemento armato al cemento animato”). The following year in Milan she presented her “CITY GARDEN” collection at Carla Sozzani Corso Como 10.
After various experiences around the world, Milesi has returned to the medium of concrete.
In 2003 and 2009 she presented 22 light weight concrete silhouettes representing lovers in real life scale in Paris at Place du Louvre.
In July of the same year, the exhibition moves to the Caracciolo property
in Garavicchio (Italy), next to Giardino Dei Tarocchi by Niky de Saint Phalle. Milesi partecipated in Milan Fuorisalone in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 with an installation at Otto Zoo Gallery and in Statale University Garden, orienting her work more toward art design.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017 Milesi partecipated again to Milan Fuorisalone in Statale University Garden. In September 2017, in collaboration with Maria Grazia Rosin, Milesi realized a concrete and blown glass installation
in Villa Pisani’s National Museum (Stra, VE).