Mario Dellavedova was born in 1958 in Milan, Italy. He works and lives in Villastanza, Milan, and Taxco, Mexico.
The artist's conceptual work juxtaposes artefacts, furniture, textiles and everyday objects. Dellavedova creates works that through the richness of their materials and the refinement of their detail undermine their own quotidian function. By juxtaposing familiar and ordinary elements these works create an atmosphere of intimacy with mystical nuances that overwhelm the viewer with feelings and emotions.
By including words and mundane sentences in works which are similar to paintings, the artist seems to evoke the banality of painting and its subjects as well as his detached and ironic spirit.
Mario Dellavedova’s solo shows includes: Sense Exercises / Sans Exercice, Sprovieri, London, UK(2023); Mestica Mistica, Oratorio Madonna delle Grazie, Vigoleno (Pc)(2022); Was bleibet aber….., Mazzoli project space, Düsseldorf (2018); Mario Dellavedova, Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy (2007); Mario Dellavedova, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY, US (2003); perone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY, USA(1993).
The artist’s work has been included in several group exhibitions: Cross Collection, Raccolta Leccaro, Bologna; L’esca, Macte Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Termoli (2022); Ulisse Lineare, Galleria Zero, Milano (2021) The Summer Show, Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy (2018); Liberi Tutti! Arte Società in Italia. 1989-2001, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy (2015); Portraits / Self-Portraits from the 16th to the 21st Century, Sperone Westwater, NY (2012); Italy Made in Art, Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2006); in 2000 Da Warhol al 2000, Cavour Palace, Turin, Italy; Talleres: Art from Guadalajara workshop, Mexican Cultural Institute, New York, NY.
Dellavedova's work has been exhibited internationally: MACRO Rome (2011), the Museum of del Carmen, Valencia, Spain (2001); MoMA’s PS1, New York (1999) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea (1997).