Nicola Avanzinelli



After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara in 2006, I currently live and work in Paris. My research explores the emergence of an apnoeic subconscious within memory in everyday life and how it relates with momentary lapses of intimacy. I work with images and texts through a non-linear and fragmented sequence of visual excerpts from daily life. Like a short-circuit they navigate my mind along an unintended path, often producing dystopian associations. I am interested in how collective and personal memory co-exist within an individual’s mind, at times peacefully blending, at others fighting.

“ Imagine to take your subconscious and immerse it under the water. Suspend your breath. Suspend the wind. This is where my mind goes when I see Avanzinelli’s work. “  (Federica Chiocchetti, Photocaptionist)