BR1︱The sound of religion ︱ Luxembourg 2013

BR1︱Paris 2012

BR1︱Torino, 2012

BR1︱Torino, 2012

BR1︱Coca cola feeding︱Madrid, 2013

BR1︱Turin 2011

Biography

BR1 (1984 Locri) lives and works in Turin. In 2009 he graduated in Islamic Law from the University of Turin Law School.
His work is primarily based on ephemeral actions in the urban context, almost always realized in a spontaneous and off-limits way.
BR1 has been recently invited to various international public art festivals and adbusting actions, including“Street art doping”, Warsaw Poland (2012) and “Brandalism”, London England (2013). Among his latest solo shows and collectives, it is worth remembering “Integration/disintegration”, Open Walls Gallery, Berlin Germany (2013); “Women between”, Fondazione FARM Cultural Park, Favara Italy (2013); “Public Arena”, Associazione Barriera, Torino Italy (2013); “From the city to the World”, Newton Art Center, Boston USA (2012).
Through specific interventions in the urban space, mainly realized with posters and installations, the Italian artist BR1 criticizes the mass effect of the commercial advertising over the identity of women and migrants from the Mediterranean area. His social engagement develops through the paradoxical combination of evocative Western and Middle-eastern cultural symbols. A deep attention has been focused on the Islamic veil, considered as division between the two cultures.

Selected Exhibitions & festivals

  • 2014 | « Positions » | Group Show | OPEN WALLS Gallery | Berlin
  • 2013 | « Integration/ Disintegration » | Solo Show | OPEN WALLS Gallery | Berlin (Germany)
  • 2013 | A di città (public art festival) | Rosarno (Italy)
  • 2013 | Public arena (group show) | Barriera Artegiovane | Torino (Italy)
  • 2013 | Cheap poster art | poster art festival | curated by Elastico | Bologna Italy
  • 2013 | Women between | Solo Show | FARM cultural park | Favara (Italy)
  • 2013 | From the city to the world (group show) | New art center | Boston (USA)
  • 2012 | Subterranean modern (group show) | The Don gallery | Milano
  • 2012 | Stroke#6 Art Fair | OPEN WALLS Gallery | Berlin (Germany)
  • 2012 | Public enemies | public project | commissioned by La Stampa | Torino Italy
  • 2012 | Street Art Doping | festival | Warsaw (Poland)
  • 2012 | The Odd Duo (group show) | Galo Art Gallery | Turin (Italy)
  • 2012 | Brandalism | culture jamming project | Manchester UK
  • 2012 | Paris Zone Libre (group show) | OPEN WALLS Gallery | Paris (France)
  • 2012 | Artesera live | group show | fondazione Merz | curated by Olga Gambari | Torino Italy
  • 2012 | Stroke#5 Art Fair | OPEN WALLS Gallery | Munich (Germany)
  • 2011 | Dissidents (group show) | West Berlin Gallery | Berlin (Germany)
  • 2011 | Hydra project | Fondazione Pistoletto | Biella (Italy)
  • 2011 | Wtc Suburb Art (group show) | Madness Wall | Turin (Italy)
  • 2011 | FART | (group show) Fondazione Farm | Sicily (Italy)
  • 2011 | km011 (group show) | Torino Italy
  • 2010 | Proximity BR1 and Sepideh Salehi | pah! Project | Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • 2010 | Parede Poster | festival | Rio de janeiro (Brasil)
  • 2010 | Urban Arts Madrid | festival | Madrid (Spain)
  • 2010 | About the city (group show) | Cagliari (Italy)
  • 2010 | MiT3.0 | project | Turin (Italy)
  • 2010 | Stradafacendo (group show) | Fondazione Barriera | Turin (Italy)
  • 2009 | Urbanpainting (group show) | Concept Gallery | Milan (Italy)
  • 2009 | Pop Up! | festival | Ancona (Italy)

Selected Publications

  • 2013 | It’s a stick up | curated by Olly Walker | 2013 | Laurence King Publishing London
  • 2011 | Km011 arti a torino 1995 – 2011 | curated by Luca Beatrice | Umberto Allemandi Editore Torino
  • 2011 | Burqas in Back Alleys: Street Art, hijab, and the Reterritorialization of Public Space | John A.Sweeney
  • 2011 | Pop up! Arte contemporanea nello spazio pubblico | curated by MAC | Franco Cosimo Panini Modena
  • 2010 | Fefè visual magazine | curated by Luigi Vernieri | Fefè Project Roma
  • 2009 | Ekosystem | Blog Read the article
  • 2009 | Wooster Collective Read the article

Available Artworks