CaCO3 was founded by Âniko Ferreira da Silva, Giuseppe Donnaloia and Pavlos Mavromatidis in 2006. The name, CaCO3, refers to one of the materials that characterizes the group's research, calcium carbonate, the main component of the limestone.


"Our approach to art is a kind of formalist way. Our research investigates the relationship between different materials, the aesthetic possibilities that emerge through the alteration of the fundamental aspects of a techinique, that also reflects the intrinsic dynamics of the group. The beauty for us is something that has to do with the simplest manifestation of life, the transformation of the matter in a continuous search for balance".


The group lives and works in Ravenna, Italy