Olimpia Valli Fassi Soheve was born in Milan on the 4th of February 1986.
From a young age Olimpia had the fortune of traveling extensively, discovering many different worlds and cultures.
She successfully achieved Classical and Humanistic studies, going on to graduate Cum Laude from the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (Italian Institute of Photography) in Milan, with the highest possible scores.
There she experimented with various photographic techniques and mediums.
Olimpia has chosen to go by Olimpia Soheve for her Fine Art work and Olimpia Valli Fassi for her commercial and video work.
Olimpia Soheve lived and showcased her works for prestigious and renowned galleries and institutions in Milan until 2014, such as:
-MIA: Milan Image Art Fair.
-Biennale di Alessandria.
-Solo Exhibition in Loggia dei Mercanti, for the Comune di Milano.
-Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano.
-Mercedes Benz Exhibition for Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Mercedes Benz Center, Milano.
-Solo Exhibition, Nhow Hotel, Milano
-Olympic Team Visa, Corso Europa, Milano
In Los Angeles, California:
Solo Exhibition for UCLA: Medea, starring Annette Bening, UCLA, Los Angeles.
In 2014 Olimpia moved to New York City, continuing her work as an Artist, Photographer and Filmmaker. She has produced content for Ralph Lauren, MaxMara, Nike, Nico Panda, and Exhibited at ICP museum for an event in collaboration with W Magazine. She is also working as a muralist, commissioned to paint private walls and spaces.
In NYC, Olimpia finds new inspiration in street art and other cultures she was less exposed to in Italy. She has found new ways to express herself in her painting:
“I imagine all these walls as our involuntary witnesses, sometimes centuries old witnesses that hold traces of us. I started painting to recreate what I saw and what I felt and to give birth to something that will witness me and outlive me.
The use of texture allows me to recreate a sensorial experience.
The feeling I have associated to my visual memories of urban and natural elements: a wall in a calle in Venice, those spaces in the NYC subways, when they are bare, full of scratched off layer upon layer or a lamppost full of stickers. The walls of a church in Rome, or an abandoned villa in Puglia, the walls of my childhood home, from the 18th century covered in ivy.
I call my recent works my Archeologies of the Memory.
It’s where the past becomes a texture, and ambience to our present…”