Studio : Ateliers de la Ville
1 place de Lorette
Fr-13002 Marseille


Ugo Schiavi graduated from Villa Arson, in Nice.

Born in 1987 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Lives and works in Marseille.

The works of Ugo Schiavi are a confrontation. His studio a battlefield. His struggles with the raw materials invariably hold a symbolic punch.

His works – installations and sculptures – are built upon fragments that he gleans from an image-saturated world. There is something iconoclastic about the way Ugo Schiavi handles an image. If sculpture is an image that refuses to submit to its two-dimensionality, then the artist’s commitment to this transition is a very physical one. His works are the product of these often brutal transformations.

Schiavi’s relationship to statuary is almost archaeological: beyond the high-definition veneer of his recent figurative sculptures accident and ruin remain. His works provoke a visual shock: a compelling sensation of a clash between the antique and the contemporary.

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

Upraising/ Sampling +

Ugo Schiavi, Upraising / Sampling +, 2016. Concrete, steel

Sampling +

Ugo Schiavi, Sampling +, 2016. Concrete, steel

Rebuscadores de oro

Ugo Schiavi, Rebuscadores de oro, 2016. Concrete, gold plated lead

Twins 1

Ugo Schiavi, Twins 1, 2015. Concrete, steel. exhibition view Battlefield, Eden, North Carolina, USA