ALESSANDRA FAVETTO BIO

Alessandra Favetto is a self-taught fine art photographer and visual artist, born in Italy in 1968, working and living in Spain, Sevilla, since 2005. Artistically she started her journey in fine art photography in 2013 when she discovered her passion for self-portrait, image manipulation and digital art.
She is best known for her extensive work in self-portraits and for her surreal photo montages.

Her style is true, passionate and very emotional. In her images there are always concepts and meanings that go far behind what a viewer can see, leaving a door open for a subjective interpretation. Her works and techniques spread in different directions, from color to black and white, from surrealism to digital art, remarking the author’s hunger for knowledge and experimentation although always keeping a unique and identifiable artistic style.

She has recevied international recognition with her work shown in different publications and book covers as well as being awarded in different competitions including the International Photography Awards, Prix De La Photographie Paris and Paratissima Art Fair. She participated in several group exhibitions in Spain and in Italy and in 2016 she had her first Solo exhibition in Sevilla.

Her prints are sold worldwide through Saatchiart and image licensing managed by Trevillion Agency.

Artist statement

Visual artist and self portraiture photographer with eclectic visions that embrace the realms of nature and the depth of human emotions and feelings.
The camera is my time machine that allows me to draw an imaginary world full of different tones and vibrations: sometimes I jump in a surreal world where animals, plants and objects speak through allegories and metaphors, some other times I dive into the darkness of human soul and translate into concepts its thousands facets.

Every image is a story that leaves the door open to imagination and to each person’s thoughts, perceptions and personal experiences.
I use self portraiture to create characters that are a representation of a surreal, dreamy, ironic and passionate world I would love to live in.
Through my images I transport outside the conflicts of human personality, the ironic ambiguity between the wisdom of adults and the innocence of nature and animals.

My inspiration comes from the observation of life and nature around me, from my inner thoughts and feelings, from looking behind and beyond everyday life as it appears to us, and searching for answers to the usual existential questions. My works are symbolic representations of my views and reflections of what I see and perceive; translations of emotions, dreams, fears and feelings.

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Exhibitions

  • 2016 – Solo exhibition “Fábula y Drama de la soledad”, Galeria Weber-Lutgen. Sevilla, Spain
  • 2016 – Group exhibition “Homenaje al escultor Pedro Hurtado G.”, Casa de la Cultura. Utrera (Sevilla), Spain
  • 2016 – Group exhibition “Wall”, Villa Vogel. Florence, Italy
  • 2015/2016 – Group exhibition “HitParade”, Museo nazionale dell’automobile. Turin, Italy
  • 2015 – Group exhibition “Happy new art”. Galeria Weber-Lutgen, Sevilla, Spain
  • 2015 – Duo exhibition “Me in many ways”. Almonaster La Real, Huelva, Spain
  • 2015 – Group exhibition “Mediterraneo”, Angevine Castle. Agropoli, Salerno, Italy
  • 2014 – Group exhibition “Paratissima”, Torino Esposizioni. Turin, Italy
  • 2014 – Group exhibition “Projet 192”, Palazzo Sums. San Marino.
  • 2014 – Group exhibition “Unpainted Worlds”, Artmeet Gallery. Milan, Italy
  • 2014 – Group exhibition “Madrid, 11 marzo 2004”, Centro culturale Altinate/San Gaetano. Padova, Italy
  • 2014 – Duo exhibition in Cobertura Photo, Sevilla, Spain.
  • 2014 – Mirada de Mujeres, group exhibition. Galeria Weber-Lutgen, Sevilla, Spain
  • 2013 – Group exhibition in Cobertura Photo. Sevilla, Spain
  • 2013 – Group exhibition “Exposición en el XXXIV Certamen nacional de arte contemporáneo Ciudad de Utrera”. Utrera (Sevilla), Spain.

Awards

  • 2015 – Honorable Mention in the “International Photography Awards 2015 (IPA)”
  • 2015 – Honorable Mention in the “Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015”
  • 2014 – Selected artist in “Paratissima” art fair. Turin, Italy
  • 2014 – SILVER MEDAL in the “Fine Art – Collage” Non Professional category of Prix de la Photographie Paris 2014
  • 2013 – Best photography project, Cobertura Photo. Sevilla, Spain.
  • 2013 – Award in the “Exposición en el XXXIV Certamen nacional de arte contemporáneo Ciudad de Utrera” – Catalogue published. Utrera (Sevilla), Spain.
  • 2013 – 1° prize award “II Concurso fotográfico Revista Digital el Perro de Agua”.
  • 2013 – 14° prize award “Concurso Fotografico Rally Lobos&Rapaces” de Martin-Iglesias.
  • 2012 – Third prize award “Virgen Extra” online photography contest.

Selected works – Magazines/Articles