Ettore Favini

Cremona, 1974

Ettore Favini

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

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

Solo exibitions

  • 2022

    Fragili Rive, Triangolo Art Gallery, Cremona

  • 2020

    Au revoir, Carré d’Art Contemporaine, Nîmes (F)*

  • 2019

    After Leonardo, Museo del Novecento, Milano (I).

    Nouvelles Flaneries II, progetto pubblico/public project, Parma (I)*.

  • 2017

    Mediterraneo, Port Tonic Art Center, Les Issambres, (F).

    Mirupafshim, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tirana, (AL) special project Biennale Mediterranea18

  • 2016

    Arrivederci, Museo Man, Nuoro (I)*.

    Arrivederci, Museo di Villa Croce, Genova (I)*.

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2023

    BAT Biennale, Santiago, Chile.

    Cremona Art Week (curated by Rossella Farinotti), Area Frazzi, Cremona.

    Satelliti, Caccia al Piano, Bolgheri.

    La collezione impermanente 3, GAMEC, Bergamo.

  • 2022

    How Far Should we go, ICA, Milan.

    La collezione impermalente 2, GAMEC, Bergamo.

    Performing PAC, Take me to place I love, PAC, Milan.

  • 2021

    The Poetry of Translation (WT), Kunst Merano Art, Merano 

  • 2017

    Autostrada Biennale, Prizren* (K) (curated by Manray Hsu).

    Global Learning, MA.GA, Gallarate* (I) .

    Moroso concept for contemporary art, Museo Etnografico del Friuli, Udine* (I). 

  • 2015

    A movie selection of Glitch (curated by Davide Giannella), OCAT, Shanghai, (RC). 

    Club of Matineé Idolz, CO2, Turin. 

    INTRO, Giorgio Galotti, Turin.

  • 2014

    Glitch, Interferenze tra arte e cinema (curated by Davide Giannella), PAC, Milan, (I).

    1+1 =3, Archaeological Museum, Cremona, (I). 

    We hare never been modern ( curated by Maria Rosa Sossai), SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul *(ROK).

    Tropical, Carré du Temple, Paris (F).

Special projects

  • 2023

    Fragili Rive, public project, Galleria XXV Aprile, Cremona

  • 2020
    Top100, with Davide Bertocchi, Centre Pompidou, Metz; Dos Mares, Marseille (F)
  • 2018
    The Magic Kingdom, Sergio Rossi Headquarters, San Mauro Pascoli (I)
  • 2017
    Historicode, Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing (RC)
  • 2015
    Sillage, Save the Children Pavillion, EXPO Milan, (I), curated by Marcello Smarelli

Awards / Residency

  • 2020
    The Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York, USA
  • 2019
    Italian Council, Mibact, DGAAP, Italy
  • 2017

    Atla(S)now, Marrakech/Imil (MA).

    Port Tonic Art Center, Les Issambres (F).

    NCTM e l’arte, IX edition, Milan (I).

  • 2012

    Award, Portali dello Scompiglio, Lucca (I) – with Antonio Rovaldi.

    Residency, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, New York/Umbertide (US/I)

  • 2009
    2° place ex aequo, Castello di Rivoli Prize, Turin (I)
  • 2007
    Award “New York Prize”, Italian Academy at the Columbia University, Nyc (US)
  • 2006
    Award “Torino e Milano incontrano l’Arte”, Turin (I)

Fragili Rive

2023 | Painted aluminium, led, astronomical twilight switch | 12 x 2,5 m

All photo credits to Nora Pegorini. 


2023 | Painted steel, aluminium, led, timer | Ø 1900 cm

All photo credits to Leonardo Morfini.


2021 | Wool carpet | 280 x 170 cm

All photo credits to Sebastiano Pellion di Persano. 

Mare che unisce

2019 | Curtain embroidery | 130 x 134 cm


2015 | Cruise sail, superjava cotton, wooden frame | 140 x 110 x 5,5 cm


2015 | Cruise sail, superjava cotton, wooden frame | 118 x 88 x 5,5 cm