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Biography

Born in Palermo in 1966, Nicola Pucci boasts a masterly technique which has won the attention of important figures in the art world including America’s Larry Gagosian and Carlo Bilotti, the late Florida-based international cosmetics buyer and art collector.

Pucci has exhibited in Italy, the USA, England and France and in 2008, he was invited to hold a solo exhibition at Rome’s Carlo Bilotti Museum, becoming the first living Italian artist to be given a one-man show at this prestigious venue. He has subsequently held high-profile solo exhibitions at Spoleto’s contemporary art museum Palazzo Collicola and the Palazzina Azzurra museum in San Benedetto del Tronto.

Pucci works largely from photographs, often combining elements from different sources within a single painting. While drawing upon various influences including Surrealism and the art of Francis Bacon, Pucci nonetheless stands apart from defined contemporary trends or movements.

His work is to be found in the permanent collection of the Carlo Bilotti Museum in Rome, the Sicily Museum of Contemporary Art (Museo MacS) in Catania and the Palazzina Azzurra in San Benedetto del Tronto; as well as the Fendi Collection, the Benetton Collection and the Gagosian collection.

Pucci is represented by Andipa Gallery in London, Kristin Gary Fine Art in New York and RvB Arts in Rome.

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PERSONAL

EXHIBITION

2020

NICOLA PUCCI 1999 - 2019

curated by Paola Nicita
Villa Zito - Fondazione Sicilia - Palermo
2018

FLUX DE PEINTURES

curated by Angela Gezzi
Paris
2017

GALL...ERIA

curated by Gianluca Marziani
Spazio Agorà - Palermo
2016

VERTICOLAND

curated by Gianluca Marziani
Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive - Spoleto
2013

ATOLLO

curated by Gianluca Marziani
Palazzo Collicola - Spoleto
2012

INCONTRI CASUALI

curated by Jonathan Turner
Il Ponte Contemporanea - Rome
2009

CIRCLE TIME

curated by Giusi Diana
Museo Carlo Bilotti - Rome
2002

BEHAVIORS

curated by Kristin Gary
Hall & Knight gallery - New York
2001

555 GALLERY

London
2000

MARRY-GO-ROUND

Andipa Gallery - London
1998

NICOLA PUCCI

National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art - Republic of San Marino
1997

SGUARDO RECTO - VERSO

curated by Joselita Ciaravino
Galleria Bianca - Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa - Palermo
1996

CIRCOLI VIZIOSI

Galleria Passepartout - Palermo
1994

NICOLA PUCCI

Palazzo Comitini - Palermo
1993

NICOLA PUCCI

Galleria Passepartout - Palermo

COLLECTIVE

EXHIBITION

2015

ARTISTI DI SICILIA A CATANIA

Castello Ursiono - Catania
2014

THE POWER OF DIVERSITY

curated by Chiara Modica Donà Dalle Rose
Palazzo Riso - Museum of Contemporary Art - Palermo
2014

ARTISTI DI SICILIA A PALERMO

curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
Palazzo Sant'Elia - Palermo
2014

TRE DEL TERNA

curated by Giancarlo Bassotti e Andrea Barchiesi
Palazzina Azzurra - Museum of Contemporary Art - San Benedetto del Tronto
2014

ILLUSORIO CONTATTO

curated by Valerio Dehò
Galleria Exhibition Art - Fano
2014

ARTISTI DI SICILIA A FAVIGNANA

curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
Ex Stabilimenti Florio Favignana - Favignana (Trapani)
2013

AD IMMAGINEM SUAM

curated by Alberto Agazzani
Sicily Museum Of Contemporary Art - Catania
2013

SUMMER SHOW

curated by Giuliano Matricaldi
Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea - Roma

Nicola Pucci

IN THE MUSEUM AND COLLECTIONS

2020

FONDAZIONE DE CHIARA - DE MAIO

Rome
2020

COLLEZIONE GALVAGNO

Palermo
2020

FONDAZIONE DONÀ DALLE ROSE

Venice
2020

FONDAZIONE SICILIA - PALAZZO BRANCIFORTE

Palermo
2019

PALAZZO RISO - REGIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SICILY

Palermo
2018

COLLEZIONE TERRY GEORGE

New York
2016

PALAZZO COLLICOLA ARTI VISIVE

Spoleto
2016

FONDAZIONE CAVALLINI SGARBI

Ro Ferrese
2015

MAB MUSEO BILOTTI

Cosenza
2014

COLLEZIONE PHILIPPE DAVERIO

Milano
2014

COLLEZIONE LARRY GAGOSIAN

New York
2009

MUSEO BILOTTI DI VILLA BORGHESE

Rome
1997

COLLEZIONE FENDI

Rome
1997

MUSEO DELLA SPECOLA - ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

Palermo
1997

CANTIERI CULTURALI DELLA ZISA

Palermo