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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.

Dellavedova’s work has been exhibited in museums and international exhibitions including: Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Venice Biennial; Art and Media Show, Cologne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Museo de las Artes Guadalajara, Mexico; P.S.1, New York; 1st Biennale of Valencia.