Born in Genoa on 5 November 1940, he lives in Turin.
Since he first participated in a group exhibition in 1961 and his first solo show in 1964, he has held countless exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide.
The major retrospectives include Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma (1976), the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1980), the Nouveau Musée in Villeurbanne (1984), the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart (1986), the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome (1988), the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz (1998), the Fondazione Prada in Milan (2003), the Kunstmuseum in Winterthur (2005) and the Whitechapel Gallery in London (2014).
He has taken part in a number of Arte povera exhibitions, and on several occasions has shown his work at Documenta in Kassel (1972, 1977, 1982, 1992), and at the Venice Biennale (1970, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2013).
His work is represented in many international public collections.
Atena Lemnia, 2016
Necklace – 18 kt white gold bas-relief
5 x 5 cm
Edition of 8, Elisabetta Cipriani
Coll. Diane Venet