Born in Florence in 1967, he lives and work in Savigno (Bo), Italy.
Flavio Favelli has developed his artistic practice from an intimate and very personal concept of time and space. By assembling gates, benches, doors, railings, balconies, chairs, tables, beds, mirrors, carpets and chandeliers the artist creates works of functional appearance that transform the atmosphere of the places that contain them while charging them with emotions. His installations focus on the aesthetic and poetic value of everyday objects that surround us. His work is a continuous attempt at reworking his own sense of disorientation. The mosaic of mirrors in an ancient frame, instead of reflecting, fragments the mirror image, and seems to register the arbitrary nature of our relationship with the world through this bizarre synthesis.
He has carried out projects, exhibitions and installations in important public and private institutions in Italy and abroad.
In 2010 he was artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome for the Italian Fellowship.
In 2012 he was invited at the 11th Havana Biennale in Cuba and in 2013 at the 55th Venice Biennale.
Many of his works belong to private and public collections in Italy and abroad, among others:
Galleria d’Arte Moderna and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Fondazione Furla in Bologna, La Maison Rouge Fondation Antoine De Galbert in Paris, Civiche Raccolte d’Arte in Milan, MACRO, Nomas Foundation and MAXXI in Rome, Anita Zabludowicz Collection in London and Elgiz Collection in Istanbul.
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