Photo by Marcus Morris, 2018

Photo by Marcus Morris, 2018

Olimpia Valli Fassi Soheve was born in Milan on the 4th  of February 1986, where she lived until moving to New York City in Spring of 2015.

From a young age Olimpia has had the fortune of traveling extensively, discovering many different worlds and cultures.

Olimpia successfully achieved Classical and Humanistic studies, going on to graduate Cum Laude from the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (Italian Institute of Photography) in Milan. 

Olimpia is known as Olimpia Soheve in her artwork and Olimpia Valli Fassi in her commercial photography and video work.

Olimpia Soheve has showcased her works for prestigious and renowned galleries and institutions such as:

    • MIA: Milan Image Art Fair

    • Biennale di Alessandria

    • Solo Exhibition, 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

    • Solo Exhibition for UCLA: Medea, starring Annette Bening, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

    • ICP Museum commissioned piece for W Magazine, New York City

    • Solo Exhibition, Bloomington, Indiana

She is also commissioned as an illustrator; from large murals painted on private walls and spaces, to consumer goods in collaboration with brands such as the NBA Lab.

Olimpia Valli Fassi has produced content for brands such as: 

  • Ralph Lauren

  • MaxMara

  • Philip Plein

  • Gianvito Rossi

  • Nike

  • Holy Drink

  • Aldo Coppola

  • Sephora

  • Luisa Via Roma

  • Verri

  • NicoPanda

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 paintings and artwork:

“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 yet 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…”

Olimpia Soheve