BIO / C.V.


O.B. De Alessi is an Italian artist working between Paris, London and Italy and currently living in Paris. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and from Accademia Di Belle Arti in Bologna. She has had both solo and group exhibitions in Europe as well as South America and Russia.


C.V.
Born: Alessandria, Italy, 1984

Education
2014-2016 - MA Performance Design and Practice, Central Saint Martins, London
2012-2014 - Bilingual Acting Workshop, Paris
2008-2009 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2008 - Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2004-2007 - BA (Hons) Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy
2007 - Erasmus Student Exchange, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2003-2004 Certificate in English as a Foreign Language, London Metropolitan University, London

Selected Performance/ Acting
2015 - The Birthday State (piece written directed and performed as part of CSM MA Performance Design and Practice placement project) Teatro Juan Barnabè, Lebrija, Spain
2015 - Like Cattle Towards Glow, film directed by Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley
2014 - Doubt, directed by Sei Shiomi, Pavé D’Orsay, Paris
2013 - A Doll’s House, directed by Sei Shiomi, Pavé D’Orsay, Paris
2012 - Silence, film directed by Michael Salerno
2011 - White Moon, solo performance, Oblong Gallery, London
2011 - Swan Song, solo performance, Five Years, London
2010 - Better By You Better Than Me, solo performance, Guest Projects Space, London
2009 - Written In The Stars, solo performance, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2008 - Io (non) sono qui, solo performance, Quarticciolo Public Library, Rome
2008 - Lebab fo yrarbil eht, solo performance, Oblong Gallery, London
2008 - Oscar, solo performance, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

Selected Solo shows
2011 - Changelings - part of Rencontres Photographiques - Centre International de Récollets, Paris, France

2011 - White Moon - Oblong Gallery - London

2010 - Il Mistero del Doppio Dubbio - Casa Orioles Arte Contemporanea - Palermo, Italy

2009 - Full-time Daydreamer – Galleria d’ Arte 18 – Bologna, Italy

2007 - Evil Eve – Art Space Arteria, Bologna, Italy

2006 - I Volti di Nessuno - La Cittadella art gallery, Alessandria, Italy

Selected group shows
2013 - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Curated by Marcus Whale) - Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2011 - I Am Not Here To Entertain You - Bunhouse, London

2011 - Profilo Infermiere - Mostra Itinerante Corso Laurea Infermieristica Tortona, Alessandria, Italy

2011 - The Weaklings (curated by Dennis Cooper) - Five Years, London

2010 - Distress: Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo - Merida, Venezuela

2010 - Glasgow International Book Fair - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

2010 - ASKEW: Wild, Wicked and Wanton - Arthouse, Deptford, UK

2010 - Second Coming - Oblong Gallery, London

2010 - Oblong Represents - Oblong Gallery, London

2010 - ASKEW: The Garden of Desire - The Castle, London

2010 - Scapegoat Society (curated by Mark McGowan) - Guest Projects Space, London

2009 - ASKEW-do-voodoo! - Stag’s Head, London

2009 - MAFA Final Show - Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

2009 - Police and Violence - Sassoon Gallery, London

2009 - Condensation 2009 - Bodhi Gallery, London

2009 - Galleria 18 a San Pietroburgo - Arka Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008 - Qui la parola è Arte : IED Rome project - Quarticciolo Public Library, Rome

2008 - Distorted Space - Waterloo Gallery, London

2008 - Thirst - Oblong Gallery, London

2008 - Chelsea Motel, Pg Dip Final Show – Chelsea College of Art& Design, London

2008 - Second Prize of the Arts L. Giraldi– Galleria d’ Arte 18, Bologna, Italy

2008 - Galleria 18 in Paris – Galerie Etiènne des Causans, Paris

2007 - Shaping Air – Neon - Campobase art gallery, Bologna, Italy

2007 - Radio Papesse - Call For Soundworks : Gender Bender – Delta Bo Art Gallery, Bologna

2007 - AZA Short Film Festival – Thessaloniki cinema museum, Thessaloniki, Greece

2006 - DAMS Prize 2006 – Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, Italy

2006 - VI Biennale Firpo Project – Palazzo Guasco, Alessandria, Italy

2005 - Il valore del Tempo – Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

2004 - V Biennale Firpo Project – Pellizza warehouse, Alessandria

2002 - IV Biennale Firpo Project – Baratta warehouse, Alessandria, Italy

Collaborations, residencies and workshops
Centre International d’Accueil et D’Echanges Des Récollets, Paris from November 2009 to October 2011

Independence! - a 5 - day residency at 1:1 Projects - Rome, 2008

Shaping Air - workshop by John Duncan - Neon> Campobase art gallery, Bologna, Italy, 2007

Calpestabile – performance by Zaubereien Magische Project– Orfeo Hotel art gallery, Bologna, Italy, 2006

Published Illustrations and Texts
2015 – Autopsy of An Eldritch City: Ten Tales of Strange & Unproductive Thinking (Illustrations). Written by James Champagne. Published by Rebel Satory Press, USA
2014 – Flutes In The Garden (Illustrations). Written by Chip Richards. Published by Blue Angel Publishing, Australia
2013 – Sunora (text and illustrations). Published by Libri DiPixel (Italian vs.) and The Fanzine (English vs.)
2012 – I Murder So That I May Come Back. Published by Kiddiepunk Press, France
2011 – Theme Of Sadness. Published by Kiddiepunk Press, France
2011 – Yuck ‘n’ Yum Spring Issue, Scotland
2010 – Estar Enfermo(Book Cover). Written by Luna Miguel. Published by La Bella Varsovia, Spain
2010 – Flesh World Magazine , Norway

Conferences and seminars
For Today I am a Boy - Birkbeck University, London, February 16th 2009

Interviews / Reviews / Articles
A Real Boy at Last - interview with Jesse Hudson for The Fanzine online art and culture magazine, 2010

Second Prize of the Arts “Lallo Giraldi” – article by Professor E. Falsetti, March 2008

Aliens like Us – article by Maria Grazia Villa, Gazzetta di Parma, Parma, Italy, July 2006

Nobody’s Faces – article by Maria Luisa Caffarelli, edizione n. 7, Il Piccolo, Alessandria, Italy, January, 2006