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The Prize

“Capoversi per sé” by Bruno Ceccobelli.

Mixed media on cardboard
Dimensions: 50 x 40 cm
Year: 2000
Authentication on photo of artist

Born in Montecastello di Vibio on September 2 1952, Bruno Ceccobelli attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where he studied under Toti Scialoja, learning the theory and practice of abstraction.

According to art criticGramiccia, Ceccobelli's art, which in some respects recalls that of fellow Italian Alberto Burri and which recalls certain characteristics of Arte Povera, fits into the context of the more general "return to painting" that distinguishes his generation of artists (particularly the Transavantgarde movement) ". However, through the study of theosophy, alchemy and oriental philosophies, Ceccobelli reached a real spiritual and sacral symbolism, which differentiated from the currents mentioned above.

In 1975 he exhibited for the first time in a group show in the Palazzo Comunale in Albach, Austria and, two years later, he held his first solo show at the Galleria Spazio Alternativo in Rome, where he exhibited works of a conceptual nature, and participated in two group exhibitions at La Stanza, an independent space self-managed by artists.

In later years he received numerous international invitations, exhibiting in 1979 at the Festival of Italian Culture in Belgrade and, subsequently, in several group exhibitions in France, Germany and Croatia. At Yvon Lambert in Paris he exhibited Morpheus, "a work comprising different elements brought together by a symbolic link".

The Cause

Founded in 1980, AMO lavita ONLUS is composed of the medical and nursing staff of the Operative Unit of Oncology of Milan’s San Carlo Borromeo Hospital as well as volunteers. Supporting the sick and their families is the aim of the association.

The association works to welcome oncological patients, help patients suffering from alopecia due to chemotherapy and support them in choosing a wig, give bed-ridden patients emotional support from specialized professional counselors, conduct scientific research projects on tumors, organize conferences to spread knowledge concerning oncologic disease, help transfer patients who live at home and who have economic difficulties getting from their home to the hospital and back, provide urgent tests directly at the patients’ houses, and help empower senior patients dismissed by the San Carlo Hospital, allowing them to access treatments.

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