Born in Italy, 1973. Lives in New York and Mexico City.
Drawing from other disciplines and often assuming scientific methodologies, Galvani conceptual research informs his use of photography, video, drawing, and installation.
Deconstruction of a Mountain #3 was shot in the Désert des Agriates on the Corse Island, France. The project consists in a series of images and a video documenting a performance in a rocky military area. A series of photos of rocks, that were taken by the artist a year before at the same location, were printed and mounted on hexagonal panels and then placed into the original landscape, altering the viewer's perception of time and space.
Those panels were also used by the artist as a tent to sleep and camouflage himself into this off-limits area under military control.
Galvani’s work has been widely exhibited, including at the Whitney Museum, New York, NY; 4th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art; the Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; The Calder Foundation, New York, NY; Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento, Italy; Macro Museum, Rome, Italy; GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam; Oslo Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark, among others.
In 2011, he received the New York Exposure Prize and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. He has been a visiting artist at NYU and has completed several artist residencies in New York City, including Location One International Artist Residency Program, the LMCC Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the MIA Artist Space Program/Columbia University School of the Arts.
Deconstruction Of A Mountain #3, 2005-2006 - C-Print on aluminum dibond
31.5 x 39.4 inches - Edition: Unique in this size