Flavio Favelli (1967) lives and works in Savigno (Bologna).
Favelli’s artistic research references daily life and his personal experience; the artist creates performances-actions in which he creates a physical and mental space that modifies the spectators’ perception. Architectural objects and furnishing items transform into visionary elements that allow latent emotions to emerge, thus revealing the poetry present in everyday reality. After graduating in Oriental History from the University of Bologna, he took part in the Link Project (1995-2001). He has designed and realised two functional installation bars at MAMBo in Bologna and MARCA in Catanzaro and two public and permanent environments: the vestibule at Palazzetto Foscari, the home of ANAS in Venice, and the Waiting Room in the Pantheon in the Monumental Cemetery of the Certosa of Bologna which accommodates lay funeral ceremonies. In 2009, Favelli was the selected artist for Unicredit’s Acrobazie#5 project at the Centro Fatebenefrattelli in San Colombano al Lambro (Milan) and the following year was the artist in residence at the American Academy of Rome for the Italian Fellowship. He has exhibited in public and private space in Italy and abroad.
His principal solo projects include: Centro Arti Visive la Pescheria, Pesaro (2010), Museo Marino Marini, Florence (2009), Fondazione Maison Rouge, Paris (2007), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rabaudengo, Turin (2007), Projectspace176, London (2005), Museo Pecci, Prato (2005), IIC, Los Angeles (2004), Artinprogress, Berlin (2002).
His group shows include: 11th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2012), La storia che non ho vissuto, Castello di Rivoli (2012), IBID Project, London (2011), Progetti Speciali, MACRO, Rome (2011), Sotto quale cielo? Museo Riso, Palermo (2011), Spazio, MAXXI, Rome (2010), Italics, Palazzo Grassi, Venice and MCA, Chicago (2008); XV Quadriennale di Roma (2008), Elgiz Museum, Istanbul (2008) and Clandestini, 50th Venice Biennale (2003).