Delphine Valli

Delphine Valli (Champigny-sur-Marne, Francia, 1972)

Delphine Valli lives and works between France and Italy, in Rome, where she graduated in Sculpture at Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. Her research is the result of the fascination she felt in observing the surrounding space and of the desire to question the apparent immutability of things. It explores the tensions between artistic intervention and space, involving the latter as a plastic element. With the term sculpture she identifies an interest that revolves around space, its intrinsic qualities – visible and not – and to an outcome that doesn’t bring into play symbolic values but a connection with the very nature of our experience.

Winner of Italian Council, 10th edition, Research fellowship with foreign residency, 2021. Her works has been exhibited in solo and group shows including, The Shape of gold / Cosmic Attraction (Building, BuildingBox, Milano); La Madonna di Foligno, il meteorite e il punctum, come rileggere un capolavoro (Museo Capitolare Diocesano, Foligno, 2021); Real Utopias (Maison R&C, MANIFESTA13 Les Parralèles du Sud, Marseille, France, 2020); Climax (AlbumArte, Rome, 2019); Fenêtre jaune cadmium (Institut Français | CSL, Rome, 2018); Hors les murs (Galerie]S[Mortier / Digital District Art, Paris, France, 2017); Tutorial Sirtaki (Media Art Festival, MAXXI, Rome, 2017); Artists in relation (Suzhou Jade Carving Art Museum, Suzhou, China, 2016); XXVI ° Biennale di Scultura (Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio, 2019); Seminaria Sogninterra (Biennal Festival of Environmental Art, Maranola, Italy, 2016); Ecstatic motion (Arteealtro, Rome, 2016); Dodici stanze (CIAC, Genazzano, Italy, 2015); Artsiders (Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia, Italy, 2014); Les révoltes logiques (Arteealtro, Rome and Intragallery, Naples, Italy, 2014); Entre Nous #2 (Muga, Rome, 2014); Circumambulazione(Ex Elettrofonica, Rome, 2009), seguita dai Martedì Critici (Via Carlo Botta 28, Rome, 2010); Godart (MuseoLaboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo, 2009 and 2010); Instead of here (Ex Elettrofonica, Festival Euromediterraneo Altomonte, Italy, 2010); Geografia della soglia (Ninni Esposito arte contemporanea, Bari, 2010); Premio Giovani 2009 Segnare / Disegnare (Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome, 2009).

She’s professor of Performative Techniques for the Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce.

Image: Delphine Valli, Tensioni in superficie I, 2019, courtesy the artist