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alex follaBIOGRAPHY

Alex Folla, was born in Oggiono (Italy) on 8th of June 1980, is living and working between Filorera (Alps), Milan and Carrara (Tuscany). This kind of non-stop travelling defines the way of working and thinking. He is graduated in painting in Academy of Art of Brera (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera) Master of visual Arts at Academy of Fine Art of Carrara (Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara).



EXHIBITIONS

2012, Reggio Emilia, ArtQuke, by Alberto Agazzani

2011, Bergamo, BAF, fair of Italian galleries of modern and contemporary art

2010, Miami, Exhibitalia, Art Basel Miami Beach

2010, Roma, First Gallery, Italian Factory Prize

2010, Catania LIBRA Gallery, "Altre Contemplazioni", by Alberto Agazzani

2010, Verona , 14-18/10 "ArtVerona10", fair of Italian galleries of modern and contemporary art

2010, Pavarolo (TO) Castello di Pavarolo, "VII International Biennial of Painting Prize Felice Casorati"

2010, Gorlago (BG), "National Competition Award Engraving City Gorlago "

2010, Monsummano Terme (PT) Villa Renatico Martini, "VI International Biennial of Engraving Prize City of Monsummano Terme"

2010, Mirandola (MO) Castello Dei Pico, winner "Volturno Morani Prize"

2009, Mirandola (MO) Castello Dei Pico, "Volturno Morani Prize"

2009, Catania LIBRA Gallery, "Altre Contemplazioni", by Alberto Agazzani

2009, Massa Palazzo Ducale, ”Students exhibitions”, organized by Academy of Fine Arts Carrara

2008, Camisasca Tower (Italy), ”Sacred and Profane”, organized by municipality of Costamasnaga and Prof. Paolo Parente

2008, Milan (Italy), ”Young Romanian artist”, organized by association Romanian in Italy and province of Milan

2007, Villa Sironi Oggiono (Italy), ”Pitch (bitum): organic shadow

2007, Terme di Masino (Italy), ”The painting and fresco in Valmasino”, organized by ERSAF
(Region Lombardia)

2007, Galbiate (Italy), “Din Don d'Arte”, organized by municipality of Galbiate(Italy

2006, Galbiate (Italy), “Din Don d'Arte”, organized by municipality of Galbiate(Italy)

2005, Valmadrera (Italy), “Din Don d'Arte”, organized by municipality of Valmadrera
THE BITUMEN is the thermoplastic material of organic origin. It was always used in painting. I began to use it in 2006 mixing with enamels and industrial materials taking examples of masters as Burri and Rauschenberg. They used the most its mechanical characteristic.
Extending my research I have always underlined more its esthetical aspect (its red brawn tonality is unreachable with other pigments)and finally its color becomes the point to start, the support to work with.