Born on November 14.
Lives with his aunt and uncle during his childhood. Works as an apprentice to painting and book restorers. Begins to teach himself how to paint, but stops temporarily to pursue an interest in poetry.
Publishes the poetry volume Il veleno è stato sollevato e trasportato.
Begins to spend time in Rome and renews an interest in art.
Meets critic Achille Bonito Oliva.
Has his first solo exhibition, at Galleria Luigi de Ambrogi in Milan.
Shows a series of drawings at Incontri Internazionali d’Arte in Rome.
Establishes a relationship with Galleria Emilio Mazzoli in Modena, Italy, where he will exhibit his works on several occasions.
Achille Bonito Oliva coins the term Transavanguardia to describe the work of Cucchi, Francesco Clemente, Sandro Chia, Nicola De Maria, and Mimmo Paladino.
Takes part in the XV Bienal de São Paulo.
Galerie Paul Maenz in Cologne presents a solo show of Cucchi’s work.
Takes part in the XXXIX Biennale di Veneziaand the XIe Biennale de Paris.
Gian Enzo Sperone in Rome, Sperone Westwater Fischer Gallery in New York, and Galerie Bruno Bischofberger in Zurich exhibit Cucchi’s work.
Takes part in Documenta 7 in Kassel, Germany, and the Fourth Biennale of Sydney.
Has a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zürich.