Nunzio Bibbò (1946 – 2014)
Nunzio Bibbò was born on the 23rd of March in Castelvetere (Benevento, Alto Sannio).
Nunzio Bibbò’s first exhibition was in 1969 when he presented his personal collection of drawings and ceramic works at S.E.I. Library of Napoli. In 1972 he taught Plastic Arts at the Academy of Brera in Milan and then he moved to Rome. In 1980 he presented one-man exhibition in the halls of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, 6th Shipka Street, Sofia. For many years he was a lecturer at the Academy of Arts and in this period he defined his own language of artistic expression on the basis of figurative expressionism borrowed from the heritage of the antique Italian civilization. In 1975 he displayed his works at the 10th Quadriennale in Rome and in 1976 he organized his one-man exhibition at the University of Cincinnati (USA). His interest in graphic art dates from the mid-70s and in 1979 he took part in the Exhibition of the Greatest Italian Artists in the Capitol. A series of personal exhibitions and projects followed: at the Italian Institute in Munich (Germany, 1985), the bronze gates of the Cathedral of Reggio di Calabria (1988), the exhibition in Melbourne, etc. In the end of the 90s he started his experiments with tar as a material for modelling of monumental figures. In September 2004 and February 2005 he organized two great retrospective exhibitions in the Vittoriano Complex in Rome and at Rocca dei Lettori di Benevento. In 2011 he was selected to represent the Venice Biennale in Bulgaria and in 2014 he was a guest of honour and displayed his monumental works at the opening of the new Exhibition Hall of Plus Arte in Mazine Street in Rome. Nunzio Bibbò left this world on the 19th of October 2014 in Rome. In February 2017 Тhе 4changing paid tribute to the art of Nunzio Bibbò with the retrospective exhibition Music and Sons Carved in the central Rutoli Street in area of San Lorenzo in Rome.