Alessio Deli was born in Marino near Rome in 1981. After studying at the Art Institute of Marino, he went on to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara where he specialized in sculpture.
Deli has made a name for himself in the Italian art world with a series of sculptures created from recycled materials scavenged from dump sites. Although the style of these works was rooted in the classical past, the desire to breathe new life into defunct and cast-off materials gave them a relevant, postmodern twist. Deli’s latest sculptures, in particular the Korai, return to classical influences, exploring memory and historical identity in connection with Italian sculptural traditions.