Michela de Mattei

Born in 1984 in Rome, Italy. She studied Philosophy at Universita di Roma la Sapienza and she was assistant to artist, Giuseppe Gallo. Through her practice, which spans from drawings, sculpture, installation and video, Michela creates fictional scenarios to explore the relationship between humans and nature.

 

Recent solo exhibitions include: Estée Lauder series (curated by Lavinia Filippi), Italian Cultural Institute, London (2018), Allevamento di Tiranni, Una Vetrina, Rome (2017), Vogliatemi perdonare quel poco di disturbo che reco, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome (2014); Innesto #6, Orientamento | Michela de Mattei, Sala Santa Rita, Rome (2013). Recent group exhibitions include La Vita Della Mente, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome; 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); Incidents of phenomena, Spazio Cerere, Rome; Appartate, (2 person show- Michela de Mattei and Aldo Grazzi), Smart Polo per l’arte contemporanea, Rome (2014); and Art is Real — Una collezione impermanente, (curated by Silvia Litardi e Guendalina Salini), Rome (2014).

 

de Mattei lives and works in London.

Artworks

  • Graft 8, Round Around

    Michela de Mattei

    Graft 8, Round Around, 2015

    oak wood on fig tree
    92 × 92cm

  • Mercury retrograde in Virgo

    Michela de Mattei

    Mercury retrograde in Virgo, 2016

    uv glued glass, ink, steel, plaster
    197 × 72 × 22cm

  • Estée Lauder — How to speak like a president

    Michela de Mattei

    Estée Lauder — How to speak like a president, 2015

    video
    2:02

  • Estée Lauder [series]

    Michela de Mattei

    Estée Lauder [series], 2015-2018

    Estée Lauder [series], Adapting, video 4:03 (2016); How to speak like president, video 2:02 (2015); The fear of mistakes, video 3:57 (2016); Hypnosis session, video 8:08 (2018).

  • Piano terra. Piano,Terra. Metropolitz Also: District 913 – MAAM

    Michela de Mattei

    Piano terra. Piano,Terra. Metropolitz Also: District 913 – MAAM, 2013

    aluminium
    200 × 90cm

  • Piano terra. Piano,Terra. Metropolitz Also: District 913 – MAAM

    Michela de Mattei

    Piano terra. Piano,Terra. Metropolitz Also: District 913 – MAAM, 2013

    aluminium
    200 × 90cm

  • Insist and disert

    Michela de Mattei

    Insist and disert, 2014

    graph paper collage
    110 × 70cm

  • Should you care to forgive what little disturbance I cause

    Michela de Mattei

    Should you care to forgive what little disturbance I cause, 2014

    glass

  • Fondaco

    Michela de Mattei

    Fondaco, 2016

    prickly pear, pigment and plaster of paris on wood
    70 × 37 × 20 cm

  • dem_18_0010 (2)

    Installation View

  • Resistance

    Michela de Mattei

    Resistance, 2012

    dry prickly pear tissue and nails
    20 x 30cm

  • Graft #6 Re-orientation

    Michela de Mattei

    Graft #6 Re-orientation, 2013

    iron
    variable

  • Graft #6 - Orientation, Travertino

    Michela de Mattei

    Graft #6 - Orientation, Travertino, 2013

    travertino marble
    variable

  • Because of Gravity

    Michela de Mattei

    Because of Gravity, 2014

    iron, glass, video projections
    variable

  • Because of Gravity

    Michela de Mattei

    Because of Gravity, 2014

    iron, glass, video projections
    variable

  • Let's Stay Home [3]

    Michela de Mattei

    Let's Stay Home [3], 2014

    copper and oak wood
    50 × 38 × 50cm

  • Untitled (the postmodern)

    Michela de Mattei

    Untitled (the postmodern), 2011-12

    1/2 inch zinc tubes, wood
    400 × 320cm

  • Untitled (the postmodern) (detail)

    Michela de Mattei

    Untitled (the postmodern) (detail)

    1/2 inch zinc tubes, wood

  • Untitled (tu reviens toujour sur tes pas)

    Michela de Mattei

    Untitled (tu reviens toujour sur tes pas), 2016

    blue fountain pen and pencil on paper
    58.5 × 31.5cm

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