Piero Gilardi (1942-) is an Italian artist. He is born in Turin and still lives there today. He starts his career early 1960’s and exhibits in a solo show for the first time in 1963. He is one of the founding members of the Arte Povera art movement. From 1965, he produces sculptures in polyurethane foam : the "Carpets-Nature" which show an artificial nature and bear witness to his engagements in favor of social and political ecology. Piero Gilardi’s works of art are exhibited in international galleries, like in Paris and New York. Between 1968 and 1970, he interrupts his art production and concentrates on militant actions and collective creativity. From the 1980’s, he restarts his artistic activity. He seizes on new technologies and creates interactive installations. His creations focus on relationship between humans to nature and world and deliver an ecological and social message. In 2008, he creates the Lively Art park in Turin.