WRITER/DIRECTOR’S BIO

O.B. DE ALESSI - DIRECTOR PHOTOO.B. DE ALESSI

O.B. De Alessi is a visual artist, director, writer and actor currently living in Paris. Born in Italy in 1984, she graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design and later from Central Saint Martins, London. O.B.’s videos, live performances, installations and drawings have been exhibited extensively in Europe as well as in South America, Australia and Russia. Recent exhibitions include “The Primal Shelter Is the Site For Primal Fears” at The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland. Also trained as an actor, O.B. has been involved in several theatre and film productions. In 2015 she co-wrote, co-directed and performed in the play “The Birthday State,” which premierred at the Juan Barnabe Theatre in Lebrija, Spain. While often taking real events as starting points, O.B sees each one of her projects as an opportunity to create a self contained world which she can inhabit as a character, or several characters, of her own creation. Kuo’s Eyes, her first short film, was selected by the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2017.

Selected video and film work:

Kuo’s Eyes, HD video, DVD PAL, sound: stereo, colour, 28’ 2017

The House, video, PAL, B/W, 11’ 26’’ 2015 Dialogue # 1, video, 3’ 59’’ 2014

If Something Should Happen, HD video, DVD, 16:9, PAL, sound: stereo, 6’ 36’’ 2013

White Moon (2 video installations), HD video, DVD, PAL, sound: stereo, 6’ 10’’, 9’ 45’’ 2011

That’s Where You’ll Find Me, video, PAL, B/W, 2’44’’ 2010

The Storms and Longings of Oscar Scar (series of 5 videos, different running times) 2009

The Visitor, video, PAL, B/W, 38’ (loop) 2008

Dreams Are Black, 5’ (video and sound installation) 2007

You Have To Be A King If You Want To Become A Queen, video, PAL, colour, 7’ 49’’ 2006

Je Est Un Autre, video, colour, 2006

Selected Exhibitions, Screenings and Performances:

Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2017

The Primal Shelter Is The Site For Primal Fears (curated by Patrik Arniivara and Maija Rudovska), Living Art Museum, Reykjavik 2016

The Birthday State, Juan Barnabè Theatre, Lebrija, Spain 2015

The House, White Lab, Central Saint Martins, London 2015

Paris Artistes, Centre International Des Récollets, Paris 2015

All I Want For Christmas Is You, Firstdraft Gallery, Melbourne 2013

The Weaklings (curated by Dennis Cooper), Five Years Gallery London 2011

White Moon, Oblong Gallery, London 2011

Changelings, Rencontres Photographiques, Centre International Des Récollets, Paris 2011

Il Mistero Del Doppio Dubbio, Casa Orioles Arte Contemporanea, Palermo 2010

Distress: Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, Merida, Venezuela 2010

Second Coming, Oblong Gallery, London 2010

Oblong Represents, Oblong Gallery, London 2010

Scapegoat Society (curated by Mark McGowan), Guest Project Space, London 2010

Full-time Daydreamer, Galleria d’Arte 18, Bologna 2009

Police and Violence, Sassoon Gallery, London 2009

Condensation 2009, Bodhi Gallery, London 2009

Galleria 18 a San Pietroburgo, Arka Gallery, St Petersburg 2009

Qui la Parola è Arte (curated by IED Rome) Quarticciolo public library, Roma 2008

Thirst, Oblong Gallery, London 2008

Galleria 18 a Parigi, Galerie Etiènne des Causans, Paris 2008

Lallo Giraldi Prize, Galleria d’Arte 18, Bologna 2008

Shaping Air (curated by John Duncan), Neon – Campobase, Bologna 2007

Radio Papesse Call For Soundworks: Gender Bender, Delta Bo Gallery, Bologna 2007

AZA Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki Cinema Museum, Thessaloniki 2007

DAMS Prize, Pinacoteca Nationale, Bologna 2006

I Volti di Nessuno, Galleria d’Arte La Cittadella, Alessandria, Italy 2006

Il Valore del Tempo, Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna 2005