Bruno Ceccobelli

Bruno Ceccobelli was born in Montecastello di Vibio (PG) in 1952, where he lives and works. In Rome he attended the Academy of Fine Arts.

In the early 1980s, together with Pizzi Cannella, Marco Tirelli, Giuseppe Gallo, Gianni Dessì, Nunzio Di Stefano and Domenico Bianchi, he moved into the former Cerere pasta factory in Rome, setting up the Nuova Scuola Romana or Gruppo di San Lorenzo.

In the following years he received several international invitations, exhibiting in 1979 at the Festival of Italian Culture in Belgrade, in 1980 at the Biennale Des Jeunes in Paris, and in 1983 at the Salvatore Ala gallery in New York.

Ceccobelli was invited to the Venice Biennale for two consecutive editions, in 1984 and 1986. In 1996 he was invited to the Rome Quadriennale and in 1999 he won the “Progetto Arte Roma” competition. For the Jubilee of 2000, he created the bronze portals of Terni Cathedral.

In 2010 he took part in the 16th Biennial of Contemporary Sacred Art. In recent years his works have been exhibited in St. Petersburg, Singapore, Calcutta, Mumbai and Los Angeles.

Through the study of theosophy, alchemy and oriental philosophies, Ceccobelli arrived at a truly spiritual and sacred symbolism, which set him apart from his contemporaries.

In this regard, he wrote: “I do not want to be a fashionable artist, but to belong to all times and this is why I believe in a prescient and symbolic art that is neither historical nor literary nor stylistic”.

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