History

SFIGGY STATEMENT

There’s a little, white, scarred and funny poor thing, out there.

They name him Sfiggy…maybe ’cause he is a looser? Who’s Sfiggy?

Sfiggy is a (anti)hero of our times but he is with no time, he doesn’t belong to any era and belongs to all of them. Sfiggy is an icon of himself in any epoch.

< Sfiggy is me, is all of us! He is the part of our souls that wants to remain a child so to still be amazed by life, but facing it with the self-consciousness and responsibility of an adult. Sfiggy doesn’t want to forget, he wants remember all the experiences: positive and negative, joys and sorrows, successes, adversities and passions. All of them have to be an heritage for our souls. Sfiggy tells us our own story, being touched and trying to touch the others without forgetting, from time to time, to give it up to pure fun.>

BIOGRAPHY

The “father” of Sfiggy is born on 1978 in Ferrara (Italy) – where he lives and works; Alessio is an electronic engineer passionate about his work but eager to escape from conformity by society and consumerism: he’s then unleashed by a character that is evasive and irreverent, unlucky but vengeful, that don’t take seriously himself and even who is praised and idolized by many, as evidenced by the irreverent works about the great POP-Art masters.

Alessio approaches the canvas in 2008 with the study of the human body stylization, handing then over to a project that still sees him intimately involved: Sfiggy!

After many exhibitions across the territory that have made Italian newspapers and radio to discuss about their macabre singularity – as the discovery of an Hello Kitty puppet stabbed near the bus stop in the downtown of Treviso or the one hanged on the Sabaudia bridge by a mysterious “murderer” – Alessio gives us respite and reassurance on the arrest of the fearsome cartoons killer. …but the peace did not last long, our anti-hero back on the loose and does lose track. Meanwhile several people disappear. All of them have a strange tattoo on the skin… yes, that’s him … Sfiggy: what mystery lies behind these disappearances? The SBI (Sfiggy Bureau of Investigation) opened a new S-File and started to investigate!

Now-a-day Sfiggy has been also transformed to a lifeless puppet so to talk about human sense of powerlessness when facing certain situations in life. Sfiggy talks about his own deseas and that of the current era.

Exhibitions

AWARDS

– “Premio Ora” – Winner @ Premio Ora 2012

– “Premio Arte X” – Finalist @ Premio Arte X 2010 – Winner selected on 2011 January 22nd

– “Premio Arte in Opera” – Winner for the Painters section @ Premio Arte in Opera 2010

SOLO SHOWS

– “Sfiggy goes skateboarding” – 2015 July 12t -> 2015 July 15th – Bonobolabo, Via Centofanti 79, Ravenna – Italy

– “Sfiggy De’” – 2015 April 18th -> 2015 May 1st – Melograno Arte Livorno, Via G. Marradi 66, Livorno – Italy

– “Like a puppet” – 2015 February 28th -> 2015 March 28th – Spazio Nadir, Contrà Santa Caterina 20, Vicenza – Italy

– “Je suis Sfiggy” – 2015 February 4th -> 2015 April 31st – RAL8022, Via Corsico 3, Milano – Italy

– “Sfiggy Vrooom!” – 2014 June 18th -> 2014 July 1st – B-Gallery, Piazza Santa Cecilia 16, Roma – Italy

– “I dolori del giovane Sfiggy” – 2014 May 14th -> 2014 May 30th – Art for interior gallery, Via Pellegrino Rossi 5, Milano (MI)- Italy

– “Sfiggy full throttle” – 2014 March 8th -> 2014 March 30th – Paggeria Arte / Magazzini Criminali, Piazzale della Rosa, Sassuolo (MO) – Italy

– “Sfiggy invasion” – 2014 January 31st -> 2014 March 1st – SQUARE23 Art Gallery, via San Massimo 45, Torino (TO) – Italy

– “Sfiggy, what else!” – 2013 June 13th -> 2013 July 13th – MAG, via Vitani 31, Como (CO) – Italy

– “Welcome Mr. Sfiggy” – 2013 February 22nd -> 2013 March 2nd – Spazio San Giorgio, via San Giorgio 12/A, Bologna (BO) – Italy

– “The S-Files” – 2012 December 15th -> 2013 January 2nd – Bee-Live, via Brigata Reggio 29, Reggio Emilia (RE) – Italy

– “Sfiggy kills the cartoons stars” – 2012 July 14th -> 2012 August 18th – Esperimenta Lab, via dei Bonificatori 12, Borgo Vodice (LT) – Italy

– “Sfiggy, kills the cartoons stars” – 2012 April 21st -> 2012 March 18th – Spazio Bevacqua Panigai, vicolo San Pancrazio 3, Treviso (FE) – Italy

– “Sfiggy, ciò che non uccide fortifica” – 2011 October 8th -> 2011 October 23rd – Idearte Gallery, via Terranuova 41, Ferrara (FE) – Italy

– “Sfiggy, ciò che non uccide fortifica” – 2011 June 1st -> 2011 June 30th – Auxing, via per Zerbinate 31, Bondeno (FE) – Italy

– “Sfiggy, ciò che non uccide fortifica” – 2011 April 23rd -> 2011 May 14th – Atelier 34, Borgo Felino 34, Parma (PR) – Italy

– “In the box” – 2010 October 9th -> 2010 November 20th – Shiraz Wine Store and Gallery, Via Municipio 26, Treviso – Italy

– “Castello di Varano” – 2010 September 18th -> 2010 november 1st – Varano de’Melegari Castle (PR) – Italy

– “Senza Identità” – 2010 June 7th -> 2010 July 4th – Club Nove100 Open Arte – Via Blasmatorti 1/d, Reggio Emilia (RE) – Italy

– “Senza Identità” – 2010 May 8th -> 2010 May 23rd – Libreria Galleria La Carmelina, Via del Carmelino, Ferrara (FE) – Italy

 

 

COLLECTIVES

– “Le fil rouge” – 2015 August 1st -> 2015 August 22nd – Convento dei Francescani Neri, Specchia (LE) – Italy

– “Any given Post-it” – 2015 Januart 31st -> 2015 February 1st – White noise gallery, Via dei Marsi 20/22, Roma – Italy

– “Aliens, le forme alienanti del contemporaneo” – Third phase – 2014 August 30th -> 2014 September 27th – Frattura Scomposta Art Magazine, Casa Ariosto, Via Ariosto 67, Ferrara (FE) – Italy

– “Aliens, le forme alienanti del contemporaneo” – 2013 May 18th -> 2013 June 10th – Frattura Scomposta Art Magazine, Palazzo Pirola, Gorgonzola (MI) – Italy

– “Aliens, le forme alienanti del contemporaneo” – 2013 May 11th -> 2013 May 25th – Frattura Scomposta Art Magazine and Spazio San Giorgio, via San Giorgio 12/A, Bologna (BO) – Italy

– “Aliens, le forme alienanti del contemporaneo” – 2013 February 7th -> 2013 March 2nd – Frattura Scomposta Art Magazine and MAG, via Vitani 31, Como (CO) – Italy

– “Be smart buy art” – 2012 December 8th -> 2012 December 22nd – Spazio San Giorgio, via San Giorgio 12/a, Bologna (BO) – Italy

– “Al di là dell’immagine – omaggio a Michelangelo Antonioni” – 2012 February 10th -> 2012 February 19th – Grotte del Boldini, via Previati 41, Ferrara (FE) – Italy (In cooperation with Feedback association)

– “Etruria ECO Festival” – August, September 2011 – Castello di Ruspoli, Cerveteri, Roma – Italy

– “Trash, global metropolis” – 2011 June 20th -> 2011 June 30th – GARD (Galleria Arte Roma Design), Via dei Conciatori 3/i, Roma- Italy

– “Rainbow” – 2011 April 9th -> 2011 April 27th – 8,75 Artecontemporanea, Corso Garibaldi 4, Reggio Emilia (RE) – Italy

– “Confinamenti Stralunati” – 2011 February 19th -> 2011 March 20th – Galleria Ufofabrik, Strada del Marchiò 6, Moena (Tn) Dolomiti – Italy

– “Premio Arte X Finalists collective” – 2010 December 11th -> 2011 January 22nd –Kosmos – Hotel Vedute, Fucecchio (TV) – Italy

– “Snowflakes” – 2010 December 11th -> 2011 January 15th – CSArt Vetrina, Via S.Pietro Martire 16/a, Reggio Emilia (RE) – Italy

– “Frammenti” – 2010 December 5th -> 2011 January – Galleria 8,75, Corso Garibaldi 4, Reggio Emilia (RE) – Italy

– “Arte in opera” – 2010 July 10th -> 2010 August 1st – Varano de’Melegari Castle (PR) – Italy

 

EVENTS

– “Affordable Art Fair” – 2015 March 19th -> 2014 March 22nd – AAF White Noise Gallery (Roma)- Milano (MI) – Italy

– “Paratissima” – 2014 November 5th -> 2014 November 9th – AAF with Square23 (TO) – Torino (TO) – Italy

– “Affordable Art Fair” – 2014 March 5th -> 2014 March 9th – AAF with Spazio San Giorgio (BO)- Milano (MI) – Italy

– “Immagina Art Fair” – 2011 October 21st -> 2011 October 24th – Immagina Arte with Idearte Gallery (FE)- Fiera di Reggio Emilia (RE) – Italy

– “Proponendo Art Fair” – 2011 August 29th -> 2011 August 22nd – Forte dei Marmi (LU) – Italy

– “Immagina Art Fair” – 2010 November 26th -> 2010 November 29th – Immagina Arte – Fiera di Reggio Emilia (RE) – Italy

– “Notte degli artisti tra i borghi” – 2010 June 12th – Notte degli artisti tra i borghi, Parma (PR) – Italy

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