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Before moving to Milan in 2005 Benedetta Mori Ubaldini lived and was trained in London. Benedetta works in many materials but is best known for her innovative and extraordinarily beautiful wire work. Each piece starts life as industrially produced, rolled “chicken” wire which is gradually shaped by hand, twisting and joining the pieces together to give a seamless appearance.

“What I love is to to fill large spaces with narratives, creating three dimensional pictures and I like them to be evocative, symbolic and poetic. The sculptures I create in chicken wire have no internal structure at all, therefore the play between presence and absence becomes the magical element of the work and gives each piece the lightness of an apparition, a ghost-like quality like a trace from memory or images from a dream.”


Group Exhibitions:

2015 In Deep, Zaion Gallery,Milano

2015 Food icons, galleria il vicolo , Milano
2012 Beauty Case, Galleria Il Vicolo, Genova
2012 Pinkvision Artscience and Bricks, Triennale, Milano
2011 Topo Topo, CorsoMagenta10, Milano
2008 Skull, Zaion Gallery, Biella
2008 Archprops-Progettiopere – Studio Piuarch – Milan
2008 La Notte delle Donne, Palazzo Reale, Milan
2007 Pirati, Zaion Gallery, Biella
2007 Otto donne ed un mistero, Zaion Gallery, Biella
2006 Aquarius, Moon Gallery, Lodi
2005 Toro, Zaion Gallery, Biella
2004 Animalia, Forni Gallery, Bologna, Milan
2003 Xtra-Ordinaria , Zaion Gallery , Biella
2002 Realizzato, Galleria Rosini Spazio Arte Contemporanea, Rimini
2002 Walking the Dog, Queenswood Highgate, London
2002 Play, 360°, Milan
2001 Fundoshi, travelling exhibition, Paris, Tokyo
2001 re-kindle 2, Queenswood Highgate, London
2000 re-Kindle 1, Queenswood Highgate, London
2000 Esperti in Materia, Openspace, Milan
1999 Body Suits, The Colosseum, London
1997 Peep, 45-43 Exmouth Market, London


Solo Exhibitions:
2010 C’era una volta, Zaion Gallery, Biella
2009 Happy Days, Fat Galerie,Paris
2004 A Night’s Tale, Silbernagl Undergallery, Milano
2003 Benedetta Mori Ubaldini, Galleria Zaion, Biella
2002 Wild Life, Bergman Gallery, Frankfurt

 

 


Projects:

2015 La tenda Experience, Milano
2012 Roast Turkey, Raw, Milano
2012 Project 2×2, Palazzo Ducale, Genova
2011 Elephant Parade, Milano
2007 “Dragon and Giant Puppets”, Leonardo da Vinci infant school, Altavilla Vicentina
2006 Clothes installation for fashion brand Piazza Sempione, Milano
2003 Agave installation for Selfridges, Birmingham
2003 Blobs installation for “Abitare” design magazine, Milano
2002 Clouds installation for “twentytwentyone”, London
2001 Trees installation for Paul Smith showroom,
2000 Cactus installation for the exhibition of architect Paola Navone,winner prize 2000 Architectur und Wohnen,Koln
1999 Bag and Shoe installation for fashion brand Piazza Sempione, Milan
1999 Abstract Wire Piece in Warner Bros. Cinema and Shopping Centre, Pescara
1996 Marine Life installation for textile company Mirabello Milan
1996 Dog Series installation for designer Carlos Falchi, New York, Dallas


Selected Features:
Interni, Wallpaper, Elle, Architectural Digest, A&W, Abitare, Elle Decor, Elle Decoration USA, Grazia Casa, Coté Sud;


Education
1994-1997 Middlesex University, London BA (Hons) Fine Art
1993-1994 Westminster College of Adult Education, London Foundation in Art and Design
1986-1988 Istituto dell’Arte e del Restauro Palazzo Spinelli, Firenze