BR1︱The sound of religion ︱ Luxembourg 2013

BR1︱Torino, 2012

BR1︱Torino, 2012

BR1︱Coca cola feeding︱Madrid, 2013

BR1︱Turin 2011

Biography

BR1 (Locri, Italy - 1984) lives and works in Turin, Italy.
In 2009 he graduated in Islamic Law from the University of Turin Law School, and since 2014 he is a lawyer.

BR1 is a visual artist interested in contradictions caused by the capitalist model collision with cultures and experiences of people from the Mediterranean area. His interventions, mainly realized through large posters, performances and installations, they reflect on the tensions between the West and the Middle East, modernity and tradition, migration and racism, women's emancipation and gender discrimination. Great interest has been placed on the Islamic veil, considered the watershed between the Western and the Islamic culture. The scenario in which his artistic practice takes shape is the public space, in which BR1 acts without permissions, favoring an ephemeral and spontaneous approach. Modifying the urban context, BR1’s interventions are tools offered to the viewer to escape the current cultural flattening.

Selected Exhibitions, Public Projects & festivals

  • 2015 | Chained | Group Show | Wunderkammer Gallery | Milano (Italy)
  • 2015 | Hydra 2 | Public art project | Fondazione Pistoletto | Biella (Italy)
  • 2014 | Made in Italy | Group Show | GCA Gallery | curated by Christian Omodeo | Nice (France)
  • 2014 | Fieno e asfalto | Artissima Art Fair | in collaboration with Artegiovane | Turin (Italy)
  • 2014 | From Street to Art | Group Show | Italian Culture Institute | curated by Simone Pallotta | New York (USA)
  • 2014 | « Positions » | Group Show | OPEN WALLS Gallery | Berlin (Germany)
  • 2014 | Costumi da mare | Solo Show | Fondazione per l’arte Bartoli-Felter | Cagliari (Italy)
  • 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 (Italy)
  • 2012 | Stroke#6 Art Fair | OPEN WALLS Gallery | Berlin (Germany)
  • 2012 | Public enemies | Public art 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 | adbusting action | 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 | Public art 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 | site specific project | Palazzo Birago | curated by associazione Azimut | 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

  • 2014 | Made in Italy | exhibition catalogue | 2013 | GCA Gallery
  • 2014 | No cure Magazine | issue 5 | published by Mark Zeidler | Australia
  • 2014 | Writing the city | curated by Roberto Mastroianni | Aracne editore Italy
  • 2014 | From the city to the world | exhibition catalogue | curated by Diane Pontius | U.S.A.
  • 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

Available Artworks