Shiva Foresti was born in Alzano Lombardo, in the province of Bergamo, on August 3, 1996. He graduated from the artistic high school Andrea Fantoni in Bergamo, obtaining the maximum score, 100/100 and the "Academic Kiss". During all his high school years he was a scholarship holder in the municipality of residence, Alzano Lombardo.
He has won several competitions and scholarships, including in 2011 the 12th edition of the Rotary Club Bergamo CIttà Alta award. In 2012 he won the "IO e lode" prize awarded to the excellent students of the Bergamo schools by Confindustria Bergamo. In 2013 he created an artistic installation in the Parco dei Colli di Bergamo, in collaboration with the Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca ONLUS.
For the beatification of Fra Tommaso da Olera, which took place 450 years after his birth, he made an engraving from which twenty numbered copies were printed, delivered to the personalities on the occasion of the ceremony, which took place on 21 September 2013 at the Cathedral of Bergamo..
In 2014 he won the competition launched by the jewelry "The 52nd street Art and Precious", "Draw a jewel", a project by the company Playa s.r.l. , in which he won the first prize which was followed by the concreated realization of the jewels designed.
In 2014 he also won the first prize of the competition organized by the Circolo Numismatico Bergamasco, for the creation of the commemorative medal of the 48th National Numismatic Convention, of which 150 numbered copies were minted.
In 2015 he won the "The Dream of Art" competition organized by the Mondoflex company, which was followed by an exhibition in the "Art Room" of the Bergamo office.
In 2016 he participated in a collective exhibition of former students of the Liceo Andrea Fantoni, which was held at the "Zero Gallery" contemporary art and design gallery in Treviglio, from 29 April to 21 May.
In 2016 he also collaborated with the firm of inlayers and cabinet makers of Ferri Battistina, of Castel Rozzone, for the design and creation of art furniture. In 2018, on the occasion of the Moscato di Scanzo Festival, it was selected for the realization of two large-scale artistic interventions in the ancient Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Personal exhibitions - Danza Del Tempo: exhibition held in the Bergamo headquarters of Banca Generali-Private Banking, from December 2019 to June 2020. - Danza Del Tempo: at the historic Bocca Bookshop, in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, in Milan, from 4 March to 15 June 2020.
Collective exhibitions - "HIV / AIDS, between visible and invisible", exhibition held at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bergamo (GAMeC). - "Incomplete Bellezza", curated by Ugo Riva, an exhibition held at the Palazzo dei Principi Gonzaga, in Bozzolo (Mantua), from March to September 2019. - Subsequently one of his works becomes part of the Don Primo Mazzolari Art Gallery (Bozzolo , Mantua)