Gilberto Zorio was born in Andorno Micca, Biella in 1944. He lives and works in Turin. He is a leading figure of the “Arte Povera” movement that formed in the mid-sixties in Italy. From 1967 to the present, besides exhibitions in private galleries, Gilberto Zorio’s works have been presented in numerous solo exhibitions in public museums and galleries such as the Kunstmuseum in Lucerne (‘76), the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (‘79), the Pinacoteca di Ravenna (’82), the Venice Biennale (‘78, ‘80, ‘86, ‘95, ‘97), the Kunstverein in Stutgart (‘85), the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (‘86), the Tel Aviv Museum and the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (‘87), the Philadelphia Tyler School of Art (‘88), the Museu Serralves in Porto (‘90), lVAM in Valencia (‘91), the Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Pecci in Prato, Documenta in Kassel and the Musèe d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice (‘92), the Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea in Trento ('96), the Dia Center for the Arts in New York (2001), Le Creux de l'Enfer Centre d'Art Contemporain in Thiers and the Institut Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt (2005), the Milton Keynes Gallery in Milton Keynes (2008), MAMbo in Bologna (2009), CGAC in Santiago de Compostela (2010), MACRO in Rome (2010), and Castello di Rivoli-Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin (2017).