Michela de Mattei
Michela de Mattei (b.1984, Rome, Italy), studied Philosophy at Universita di Roma la Sapienza, where she was also the assistant to artist Giuseppe Gallo. Through her practice, which spans drawings, sculpture, installation and video, Michela uses fictional narratives to explore complexities of authority and methods of control. Recent projects draw particularly pertinent connections between the wonders of the natural world and our changing, technocratic, relation to our ecosystem.
Select exhibitions include: Aquaria -The illusion of a boxed sea, curated by Angela Rui, MAAT museum, Lisbon (2021); Hypermaremma, Terme di Vulci (2021); Nuovo Cinema Galleria, Galeria Vera Cortez, Lisbon (2020); Hypermaremma ( Chapter II ), Antica Città Di Cosa, Italy (2019); Blushing, Belmacz, London (2019); Estée Lauder series (curated by Lavinia Filippi), Italian Cultural Institute, London (2018); The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish, Part 1: Language (curated by Filipa Ramos and Lucia Pietroiusti), Serpentines Galleries / ZSL London Zoo (2018); Allevamento di Tiranni, Una Vetrina, Rome (2017); Bodikon, Belmacz, London (2017); There is no place like home 4°, Riverside dock, Rome; InterKontinental, Belmacz, London (2016); La Pelle, Project by FONDACO, Officina, Brussels (2016); Rétrospective I: Fail Compilation, Détail, Paris (2016); Feets, Don’t Fail Me Now, Belmacz, London (2015); Vogliatemi perdonare quel poco di disturbo che reco, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome (2014); Innesto #6, Orientamento | Michela de Mattei, Sala Santa Rita, Rome (2013).
In 2019 Michela was in residence at the Alserkal Arts Foundation, Dubai.
Michela lives and works between London and Rome.
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