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Ugo Schiavi

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Ugo Schiavi

Born in 1987 in Paris, France. Lives and works in Marseille, France.

Ugo Schiavi’s work merges the contemporary and the ancient in uncanny forms, residing in-between epochs, finding an echo in common memory. Playing on the tensions between past and present, as if experimenting in fictional archaeology, his sculptures uncover engrossing narratives and explore newly discovered histories. Schiavi’s approach is born from the notion of a universal heritage, which as it evolves, erases the idea of temporality. His mutating artworks are the willing descendants of public and universally shared monuments, they enable an anticipated archaeology that defies the linearity of time.

Ugo Schiavi was featured in group exhibitions such as the Lyon Biennale (2022), Le Voyage à Nantes (2021) and Nuit Blanche, Paris (2018). He has also had several solo exhibitions, at Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble (2022); Musée Réattu, Arles (2021) and Musée des Beaux Arts d’Orléans (2019).

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