Atomo - profile

Atomo /   Davide Tinelli

Italy 1965

Urban Art, Street Art, Urban Interventions

Davide Tinelli
January 23, 2016

Davide Tinelli aka Atomo is an Italian street artist, craftsman and event organizer, known as one of the first Italian artists to explore the various kinds of graffiti writing, tagging and street art.

Street Art by Atomo

Atomo - Contatore
Atomo – Contatore

Davide Tinelli was born in Milan in 1965, and has always been an artist by vocation and passion. He began his artistic career in 1982 as one of the earliest Italian writers.
Active on the local socio-political scene, he has promoted numerous cultural and artistic exhibitions, contributing to the spread of street art even in public institutions. From 1993 till 2006, Atomo was a city councilor of Milan, almost always in opposition. In 2007 he co-organized Street Art Sweet Art at the PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan.


Atomo - Mosaic
Atomo – Mosaic

Atomo helped create and organize many cultural events, including Milan Bridge Festival, Fuori Salone Milan 2012, Renzo Piano Pavilion, Mercalli Scale Rome, and many others. He has also participated in various exhibitions, such as Mosaico at the 54th Venice Biennale, POPUP Revolution! in 2014, and Chained project at Expo Milano 2015.

Zoo – street pieces in Milan

Atomo - Zoo
Atomo – Zoo

He is also a co-founder of Evoluzioni Urbane, a non-profit organization active in the fields of street art and urban interventions in the city of Milan.

Atomo is represented by Wunderkammern Gallery, located in Rome.

Davide Tinelli aka Atomo lives and works in Milan, Italy.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015CollettivaSpazio Tadini, MilanoGroup
2015Neve vs AtomoSan Lorenzo, LondraDuo
2014Barchette Flash mobFAN Festival Acqua Navigli, MilanoGroup
2014Bridge FestivalNaviglio Pavese, MilanoGroup
2012ZooVia Savona (Fuori Salone), MilanoGroup
2011Scripta manentSpazio Oberdan, MilanoGroup
2011Mosaico54 biennale, VeneziaGroup
2008Scala MercalliPadiglione della Musica Renzo Piano, RomaGroup
2007Street Art Sweet ArtMilano, PAC - Padiglione d'arte contemporaneaGroup