Ettore Spalletti (1940 - 2019) was born in Cappelle sul Tavo (Pescara). Solo shows have been dedicated to his work by such prestigious institutions as the Museum Folkwang, Essen (1982), the Musée St. Pierre, Lion (1985); IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Centre del Carme, Valencia, (1992); MUHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Anversa (1995); Musée d’art modern et contemporaine, Strasbourg (1998); Fundación “ la Caixa” Madrid (2000), Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli -Turin (2004); Academie de France, Villa Medici, Rome (2006); Museum Kurhause Kléve, Cleves (2009); GNAM Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome (2009); the MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, GAM – Galleria Civica d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Turin, MADRE – Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples (2014); Palazzo Cini, Venice (2015), the Nouveau Musee National du Monaco, Monaco, France (2019). He has participated in various international exhibitions, among which editions VII and IX of Documenta, Kassel (1982 and 1992) the editions XL, XLIV, XLVI, and XLVII of the Venice Biennale (1982, 1993, 1995 and 1996).