Pier Paolo Calzolari

Born in Bologna in 1943, Pier Paolo Calzolari was initially associated with the Arte Povera group. Trained as a painter and spending his youth in Venice, Calzolari went on a very original path that would not include any rejection of the past and tradition. Very well known for his installations and performances as well as happenings (since 1966), his work often includes both painting and sculpture.
Calzolari is considered one of the most important conceptual artists of his time and his works have been exhibited in some of the most prominent international private and public collections such as MoMA New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Fondation Maeght Saint Paul de Vence, Rivoli Museum, Documenta and Prada Foundation.