Mattia Biagi was born in 1974 in Ravenna, Italy.
He lives and works in Los Angeles.
This is where my journey started. I was incredibly fortunate to work for some of the most fashionable homes; Jean Paul Gaultier, Krizia, Valentino, Armani, Paul Smith, to name a few.
After finishing my studies at the age of 19 I started working for Giulio Cappellini whom I refer to as my mentor. Under his expert guidance I was trained on the fullness of the creative process; starting from product development & realization to event planning & advertising.
During this life changing collaboration of 11 years I have been exposed to the most incredible designers of our time; keenly evolving my own unique style and vision on the journey.
I moved to Los Angeles, California to help launch the first Cappellini showroom and 2 years after that I joined the development for the new Minotti LA showroom. I worked there for more than 16 years as a fundamental creative figure and senior designer; creating some of the most luxurious design homes in Southern California.
In 2016 I found and became the creative director of Studio Dardo, designing two high end Villas that have been featured in European magazines such as AD magazine and Marie Claire home.
In 2019 I created the Badd House which resides inside the historic location of the old iconic Spago restaurant on Sunset Blvd.
At the Badd House I have been part of acclaimed art openings in collaboration with The Nicodim and Jeffrey Deitch galleries during Frieze LA, and I curated an immersive art and design installation with 1st Dibs.
As an independent artist I experiment with multimedia techniques such as bronze, marble, wood and black tar which became my signature medium. I created installations in numerous galleries and museums all over the world, including video installations, large scale installations and have permanent work exhibited in Museums in the USA and Italy.
Due to my rise to prominence on the international art scene I was commissioned by Johnnie Walker to design and be the face of their worldwide advertising campaign for the production of a series of limited edition bottles that received a best packaging award in the U.K. I have also collaborated with design luxury brands like Promemoria Italy, designing a bronze limited edition chair, Nava helmet with a series of sculptural helmets, invisibile doors with a sculptural door and door handles, to name a few.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
METROPOLITAN SET - BADD HOUSE GALLERY - Los Angeles CA (2019)
SEAT ON MY FACE - ROSSANA ORLANDI GALLERY - Milan Italy ( 2018)
NOI DUE - PALAZZO LITTA - Milan Italy (2017)
WHITE LIGHT/PITCH BLACK - THE NEW GALLERY - Los Angeles CA (2017)
THE PLEASURE PRINCIPAL - Eric Buterbaugh Gallery - Los Angeles - CA (2016)
FIORI - Young Projects - Los Angeles - CA (2014)
ELECTION DAY - LE DICTATUEUR - Milan IT (2013)
FAMILY BUSINESS - New York (2013)
SOMEONE TOLD ME NEVER TO DO IT - Anna Kustera Gallery - New York (2013)
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - New Gallery Of Modern Art - Charlotte (2012)
STORM OF LIFE: Italian institute of culture - Los Angeles - CA (2011)
FREEDOM: Various locations - Los Angeles - CA (2011)
10 YEARS AFTER: Officine dell’Immagine - Milan IT (2011)
REDISCOVER YOUR FAITH IN YOUR RELIGION”: Holster Projects - London - UK (2010)
PANNI STESSI: Red Building - Los Angeles - CA (2009)
WE ALL RE GUILTY, WE ALL ARE VICTIMS, AND I AM THE FIRST ONE: Los Angeles - CA (2008)
ROSE LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES: Anna Kustera Gallery - New York - NY (2008)
EDIE AND ANDY: Deborah Page Gallery - Santa Monica - CA (2007)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
HOLLYWOOD BABYLON - JEFFREY DEITCH and NICODIM GALLERY - Los Angeles ( 2020)
SKIN STEALERS- NICODIM GALLERY - Los Angeles ( 2019).
ROSETTE - CHARLIE JAMES - Los Angeles CA (2016)
ERECTION - MAMA GALLERY - Los Angeles - CA (2014)
THE LAXART GALA - LAX ART-Los Angeles - CA (2014)
FEAR & DESIRE - Young Projects-Los Angeles - CA (2014)
UN HOMME JUSTE EAST QUAND MEME UN HOMME MORT: Palais de Tokyo - Paris - FR (2013)
FAIRY-TALES, FANTASY & FEAR: Mint Museum Uptown - Charlotte-NC (2012)
FROM WHITE TO BLACK: Castello di Rivara - Turin - IT (2011)
SU NERO NERO: Foundation Franz Paludetto - Rome - IT (2011)
MYSTERIOUS OBJECTS: Santa Anna College - Santa Anna - CA (2011)
B-B-BAD: Anna Kustera Gallery - New York - NY (2011)
SWEET DREAM ARE MADE OF THESE: Holster Projects Gallery - London - UK (2009)
THE BLACK MARKET SHOW: Anna Kustera Gallery - New York - NY (2007)
HIGH AND DRY, SMOKE AND FOG: Phantom Gallery - Los Angeles - CA (2007)
SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY: Shippensburg - PA (2007)
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY: Austin - TX (2007)
HARPER COLLEGE: Palatine - IL (2007)
PATRICIA FAURE GALLERY: Santa Monica - CA (2006)
PUBLIC AND PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Before Midnight - Mint Museum - North Caronlina - NC (2012)
Storm of Life - Castello di Rivara-Turin - IT (2013)
Pray for love - Louvre Dubai (2010)