Born in Sardinia, he then moved to Palermo where he grew up and at university graduated in Political Science. Afterwards, he returned to Sardegna for an apprenticeship with the painter and architect Giovanni Antonio Sulas. He has since then lived and worked in Siracusa, Sicily since 1990, and in Paris since 2011 where he now lives and works. This is his first show in UK, and in 2015 he will have three shows in New York, one in Beijing, and he will be part of two large group exhibitions entitled “What we call Love” at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and “Nel Mezzo del Mezzo” at Museo Riso, Palermo.

Ciacciofera for many years studied landscapes and how humans change them, and human portraits to find their typus. His works have existential themes, with central or appended political and social questions employing a complex, intensely symbolic, visual language.

Michele Ciacciofera
Michele Ciacciofera
Nuoro, 1969

Solo Shows


Carta Bianca Fine Arts, Catania
20th Street Studio Projects, New York


I hate the indifferent, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Musée en Herbe, Paris (showing with Malachi Farrell)
Odio gli indifferenti, Palazzo Montalto, Siracusa
Artycon, Offenbach


Tell me a story, Magazzini dell’arte contemporanea, Trapani
Dessins, Galerie Luc Berthier, Paris
Onishy Project gallery, New York


Mining memories, Light of Creativity, Miami Beach
No man’s land, Museo Civico, Noto
Fondazione Sambuca, Palermo

Group Shows


La Grande Bellezza, Galleria La Rocca, Palermo
Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, Museo Riso, Palermo (curated by Christine Macel, Marco Bazzini, Bartomeu Mari)
What we call love – from Surrealism to now, IMMA Museum, Dublin (curated by Christine Macel, co-curator Rachael Thomas)
Art Bridge Center, Beijing


Artisti di Sicilia, Museo Regionale, Favignana/Palazzo Sant’Elia, Palermo/Castello Ursino, Catania


NutriMenti, Torre di Ligny, Trapani


Endless summer, White Box, New York

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Nuoro Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1969 Lives in: Paris, France
W: Michele Ciacciofera T: +33(0)624426529