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Enzo Cucchi | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
1949

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.

1976

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.

1977

Has his first solo exhibition, at Galleria Luigi de Ambrogi in Milan.
Shows a series of drawings at Incontri Internazionali d’Arte in Rome.

1979

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.

1980

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.

1981

Gian Enzo Sperone in Rome, Sperone Westwater Fischer Gallery in New York, and Galerie Bruno Bischofberger in Zurich exhibit Cucchi’s work.

1982

Takes part in Documenta 7 in Kassel, Germany, and the Fourth Biennale of Sydney.
Has a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zürich.

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