BR1 (Locri, Italy, 1984) graduated in Islamic Law from the University of Turin Law School in 2009; lives and works in Turin.
Ephemeral actions in the urban context
His work is primarily based on ephemeral actions in the urban context, almost always created in a spontaneous and off-limits way. Through specific interventions in the urban space, mainly presented by with posters and installations, the Italian artist BR1 criticizes the mass effect of the commercial advertising over the identity of women and migrants from the Mediterranean area. His social engagement develops through the paradoxical combination of evocative Western and Middle Eastern cultural symbols. A deep attention has been focused on the Islamic veil, considered as an element of division between the two cultures. The artist has been creating many public interventions in recent years all politically fuelled, creating a discussion of topics that cannot be avoided in today’s society.
Most important festivals
BR1 has been recently invited to various international public art festivals, among these exhibitions are Urban art biennial in Völklingen, Germany (2017), Le M.U.R. in Paris, France (2017), From street to art, Italian Institute of culture in New York, USA (2014) and From the city to the World, Newton Art Center in Boston, USA (2012).