Italo Zuffi

Milan, Italy

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(born in Imola, 1969, lives in Milan)

graduated from Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna in 1993 (Diploma in Painting), and from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design of London in 1997 (Master of Arts). In 2001 he was awarded the Wheatley Bequest Fellowship in Fine Art at the Institute of Art & Design of Birmingham (GB). He presently teaches Performance Techniques and Sculpture Techniques at Accademia di Belle Arti of L'Aquila. Since 2011 he is Visiting Lecturer in Performance at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL).

He works with performance, sculpture and writing to 'explore subtle states of vulnerability, and express the prudence of a person in a hostile environment who turns his or her gaze like a window on the world, resorting to inner experience as in a change of state, collapse, or combustion' (Chiara Chelotti, 1999).