Mark Borghi Fine Art

Gio Pomodoro

Biography

Gio’ Pomodoro’s work is widely known in Europe, the United States, South America, Israel, and Japan. He was born in 1930 in Orciano di Pesaro, where he attended the Technical School for Land-Surveyors. In the mid-’50s, he moved to Milan. He began exhibiting in 1954 at the Galleria Numero in Florence and the Galleria Montenapoleone in Milan. By 1955, he was showing at the best Italian galleries of the time: Galleria del Cavallino (Venice), Galleria del Naviglio (Milan), and Galleria dell’Obelisco (Rome). In 1956 he was invited to the Venice Biennale, and in 1959 he exhibited in Kassel at Documenta II. At the beginning of the ’60s, Pomodoro was an established sculptor with a long curriculum of solo exhibitions throughout Italy and Europe. In 2002, Gio’ Pomodoro is the recipient of the ISC’s Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

Selected Works