Delphine Valli was born in Champigny-sur-Marne (France) in 1972. She lives and works between France and Italy, in Rome.
In 2002 she graduated in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Here she is professor of Performative Techniques for the Visual Arts. She has been professor of Graphic Design in the frame of ArtLab Languages of Graphic Art, a joint M.A. program, Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and University of Tor Vergata, Rome.
Her research is the result of the fascination she felt in observing the surrounding space and of the desire to question the apparent immutability of things. Delphine Valli explores the tensions between artistic intervention and space, involving the latter as a plastic element. With the term sculpture she identifies an interest that revolves around space, its intrinsic qualities – visible and not – and to an outcome that does not bring into play symbolic values but a connection with the very nature of our experience.
She was selected for the "Mark / Draw" Youth Award of the National Academy of San Luca in Rome in 2009. In 2010, she won the Competition for Public Works of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport for the construction and permanent status of a monumental sculpture in the new headquarters of the Subiaco Fire Department (RM). Artist in residence since 2015 at the BO_CS in Cosenza and in 2011 with the Residenza Project in Hangzhou, China.
Solo Exhibition (selection): Climax, AlbumArte, Rome, 2019; Hors les murs, Patrice Hamel / Delphine Valli, Galerie ]s[mortier | Digital District Art, Paris, 2017; Connection, LUISS Business School / Université Paris-Sorbonne, Uptown, Rome, 2017; FORME/LUCI - SPAZIO/TEMPO, Two French artists for Muro Leccese, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil / Delphine Valli, Ex Convento dei Domenicani, Muro Leccese (LE), 2017; Artisti a confronto, Paolo Laudisa / Delphine Valli, Suzhou Jade Carving Art Museum, Suzhou (China), 2016; Ecstatic motion, Arteealtro, Spazio itinerante #1, Palazzo Taverna, Studio Abbatescianni, Rome, 2016; Les révoltes logiques, Via Bruxelles, Rome / Intragallery, Naples, 2014; Vogue Fashion Night Out, Herzel De Bach, Rome, 2014; Entre Nous #2, Delphine Valli / Claudia Zicari, Muga, MultimediaGallery, Rome, 2014; Martedì Critici. no code, Via Carlo Botta, Rome, 2010; Circumambulazione, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome, 2009; Sous vide, Infissi, Rome, 2008; Jubilar, Ex Magazzini Generali (Istituto Superiore Antincendi), Rome, 2007; Y.I.A. Young International Artist, RialtoSantambrogio, Rome, 2001
Group Exhibition (selection): REAL UTOPIAS, Maison R&C, Manifesta 13, Marseille, 2020; Festival del Tempo, Sermoneta (FR), 2020; AlbumArte 20x20, AlbumArte, Rome, 2019; STILLMOVING, Label 201, Rome, 2019; Contrappunti 2, Stazione di Posta San Gemini, San Gemini (TR), 2019; Materiale/Immateriale, Enterprise spa, Rome, 2019; Looking for Utopia, Novecento, Venice, 2019; Fenêtre jaune cadmium, Institut Français CSL, Rome, 2018; Tutorial Sirtaki, Media Art Festival, MAXXI, Rome, 2017; XXVI Biennale di Scultura, Palazzo Ducale / Museo Civico Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio, 2016; Scala 1:1, Seminaria Sogninterra, Maranola (Formia, LT), 2016; Dodici stanze, CIAC, Genazzano (Rome), 2015; Transizioni arte poesia 2014, Casa delle Culture del Mondo, Milan, 2014; Artsiders / Linguaggi e contesti, National Gallery of Umbria, Perugia, 2014; Affinità Elettive Capitolo I La distanza è pari a zero e ad infinito, Label 201, Rome, 2014; Progetto Accademie, 54th Biennale di Venezia, Tese di San Cristoforo, Venice, 2011; Geografie della soglia, Ninni Esposito arte contemporanea, Bari, 2010; Strange Cross, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome, 2010; Instead of here, Festival Euromediterraneo, Altomonte (CS), 2010; Godart 2009, Museo Laboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo (PE), 2009; Ohne Grenzen, Haus Ludwig Museum, Saarlouis (Germany), 2008; VDA, Maison de l'Artisanat et des Métiers d'Art, Marseille, 2007; Incontro a Roma, Romanian Academy in Rome, 2003.