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Giacomo Bevanati is an Italian wire artist based in London.
Bachelor in Product Design and a Master’s degree in Architecture provided Giacomo with all the technical aspects of the use of strengths, understanding of materials and 3D modelling.
Once he acquired the technical knowledge and the conviction of creating art and not buildings, the media chosen was the step to follow. He started as autodidact creating a net of sewed steel and brass wire with specific random patrons, whose strength is a reinforcement guarantee what allows to create shapes and curvatures what lead into final art pieces. His idea to use a cheap material in order to create something precious determined his artistic career.
During the last 5 years, Giacomo Bevanati’s creations range from sculptures to wearable art pieces where costumes and masks interacts with performances, fashion and art exhibitions.
His artworks were shown in different important exhibitions, including the Tate Modern for “Tasty and Smelly” exhibition (London,2017), the Venice Biennale during “Anima Mundi Festival” (Venice,2017) and the “Asia Contemporary Art Show” (Hong Kong,2018).
His work is also the core of “Metal Love” documentary, presented at the East End Film Festival 2018 in London.

Education


2013 / Architecture , Master degree, La Sapienza University of Architecture, Rome, IT
2007 / Product Design, Bachelor’s degree, P. Spadolini Design University , Florence, IT

Group Exhibitions


2019 / Light and Fragmented Exhibition / Le Dame Art Gallery / Mèlia White House / London / UK
2019 / Flux Exhibition / National Army Museum / London / UK
2019 / Artrooms Fair / “Welcome Home” performance / Mèlia White House / London / UK
2018 / Journeys Exhibition / Espacio Gallery / London / UK
2018 / Asia Contemporary Art Show / Conrad Hotel / Hong Kong / China
2018 / Flux Exhibition / Chelsea College of Art / London / UK
2018 / Art in Mind / The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe / London / UK
2017 / Killingit / By Other Means Gallery / London / UK
2017 / New Artist Fair / Old Truman Brewery / London / UK
2017 / Rituals / Anima Mundi Festival in Venice Biennale / Ca’ Zanardi Palace / Venice / Italy
2017 / Tasty and Smelly / Tate Exchange / Tate Modern / London / UK
2015 / Made in Umbria / UIL - UNSA / Terni / IT

Collaborations


2020 / Infoxication / Catwalk / Mask Design / AnnaKiki Brand / Fashion Week / Milan / Italy
2020 / Instinktiv 2 / Dance Performance / Mask Design / with Adrian Castello / Tanzfaktur / Cologne / Germany
2019 / The Mirror Has Two Faces / Mask Design / Ph. Onin Lorente / Esquire Magazine / December Issue / Spain
2019 / A Spell On You / Mask Design / Ph. Hendrik Simon / Tush Magazine 45 / September Issue / Germany
2019 / Liberdade De Exxpressao / Mask Design / Ph. Filip Koludrovic / Vogue Portugal / May Issue / Portugal
2019 / I Know Not These My Hands / Costume Design / with Iona Brie / The Place / London / UK
2018 / Instinktiv / Dance Performance / Mask Design / with Adrian Castello / Tanzfaktur / Cologne / Germany
2018 / Genesis / Video Art / Mask Design / with Aleksandra Karpowicz and Gioia Antonucci / Victoria Park / London / UK
2018 / Emotional Chair / Performance Art / costume.works / By Other Means Gallery / / London / UK
2017 / Shop Display / Boudi Fashion / Mayfair /London / UK

Awards


2018 / Fashion Category / First Prize / Fumogallery / Gallery online / Italy
2015 / Visual Arts / Second Prize / Made in Umbria / Terni / Italy

Giacomo Bevanati

Video directed by Genesio De Rosa 

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