Ettore Favini

La vera rivoluzione è non cambiare il mondo
To say nothing of the dog
Private View (Padus)
Fragili rive

Cremona, 1974

Favini taps the experience of listening to “minor” narratives to fuel works that map the relationship between people and their environment. His works, which tend to be site-specific, are developed through a long growth process that renders them living organism, never truly finished: open-ended devices of vision in which the work partakes in life and the viewer become an active participant. Since 2015 he has been carrying out investigative work on the Mediterranean identity and its contradictions

Awarded by the Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York (2021), Italian Council (2019), Artegiovane prize from the Milan and Turin Chambers of Commerce (2005) and the prestigious Premio New York from Columbia University (2007), Favini shared the 48th Premio Suzzara (2013) with Antonio Rovaldi.

He has displayed his work at: the Italian Academy of Columbia University, New York; ISCP, Domaine de Chamarande,(F); New York; Autostrada Biennale, Prizren (RKS); Ocat, Shanghai; SongEun Art Space, Seoul; Centre for Contemporary Art Futura, Prague; Manifesta 9, Genk; Accademia di Francia, Rome; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Museo of 900 in Milan; Museo Villa Croce, Genoa; MAN – Museo d’Arte della Provincia di Nuoro; Villa Panza, Varese; GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan; PAC, Milan; MAGA, Gallarate; CCC Strozzina, Florence; Villa Medici, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; American Academy, Rome; Fondazione Olivetti, Rome; Museo Riso, Palermo.

He is currently a member of the Visual Arts faculty of NABA – the New Academy of Fine Arts – in Milan and teaching painting at Accademia G. Carrara, Bergamo.