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EDUCATION: Master of arts Degree at artistic high school “Pino Pascali” in Bari (Puglia, Italy) 1996 Degree with honors in Fine Arts “curriculum painting” at Academy of Fine Arts in Bari 2006 Master of postgraduate HIGHER ARTISTIC TRAINNING at Florence Academy of art in Florence 2007-2009 Specialization in disegnative and pictorial techniques used in French Academies in the nineteenth century EXIBITION –SOLO and GROUP 2002: 3rd Biennal of painting “ Felice Casorati Award” sponsored by: Piedmont region, Province of Turin,City of Pavaroco, Piedmont Art Association 2003: Participation at “ National arts award” in Rome. Promoted by the Ministry of Education, patronage of the President of the italian Republic. 2004-2005-2006: Group exhibition called “PITTURADUE” sponsored by the Academy of Fine Arts in Bari, City of Conversano, Department of Culture; at the Cloister of St. Benedict in St. Joseph Church in Conversano 2006: SOLO EXIBITION called “L’UOMO AL CENTRO DELL’UOMO” sponsored by the University of Bari in Hall of Frescoes, Palace Ateneo, Piazza Umberto Bari 2004: Group exhibition called “IMMAGINI E SEGNI” sponsored by the Academy of Fine Arts in Bari 2010: work-portrait for the naming of the University of Bari Aldo Moro 2011: 54th INTERNATION ART EXIBITION “VENICE BIENNALE” Italian pavilion 2011-12: Solidarity Auction’s “AIUTIAMO LA PACE” 16th ed. Sponsored by Province of Ascoli Piceno among artists Mimmo Paladino, Mark Kostabi, Bruno D’arcevia, Aldo Damioli 2015: Bi-personal: “KULI ALMA- THE ALL WORLD”,at the art gallery STATUTO 13 in MILAN COLLECTION Private collection, portrait of the writer and journalist MARCELLO VENEZIANI “Italian communities abroad” Toronto, Canada University of Bari, Portrait of Aldo Moro for the dedication of the University of Bari Province of Bari, portrait of Renato dell’Andro CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES,Rome City Hall of Scorrano (Lecce,Italy) City Hall of Bari Puglia's government building AWARDS & GRANTS 2009: “Caterina de’Medici” award; Sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, an event as part of "Il Genio Fiorentino", in collaboration with CITY OF FLORENCE, PROVINCE OF FLORENCE AND TUSCANY 2009: Regione Puglia’s grant (Bollenti Spiriti) 2015: Aldo Moro awards; Sponsored by Regione Puglia
Even if Vito has received a training in order to become a painter, Strangely he has developed a "love and hate" relationship with the paint. At some point in his adolescence this “special” relationship led him to prefer the way of competitive sports, becoming professional boxer When he was seriously thinking about an athletic career receives a strong impulse to painting and to conclude his studies of art, and then to devote his life to the soul searching through painting Today, in his work , it is possible to read his story, his research. After a profound study of the great masters of the past and and through the avant-gardes and next currents of artistic experimentation, thanks to its constant curiosity about the spiritual world, comes to his personal vision of life, inspired by quantum physics, and to the illusion of the existence form, translating it with his painting. In his paintings the form is crushed until it was lost in the "ALL", making the subject a pretext preferring through excessive pictorial material, the technique informal.