LUCA CROCICCHI was born in Castello di Cantagallo, Florence, in 1958. His first pictorial experiences date back to the seventies. In 1984 Testori invited him to the collective Artists and Writers held at the Rotonda della Besana in Milan. In 1985 he held his first solo exhibition in Milan. In 1986 he exhibited of Palazzo Novellucci in Prato, in the following years he also participated in national collective exhibitions (such as the Biennial of Sacred and Contemporary Art at the Magazzini del Sale in Siena, the exhibition Vitalità della figurazione at Palazzo della Permanente in Milan , the Michetti Prize in Francavilla al Mare, and international (including an exhibition in Lisbon, one at the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels) and is hosted with solo exhibitions in Modena, Naples, in public and private spaces. In the meantime he stayed in Paris and Rome, where, in 1996, he took part in the XII Quadrennial in Rome, winning the Chamber of Deputies Award. In 1997, still in Rome, he was among the protagonists of Ten young artists at the Quadriennale of Palazzo Montecitorio.
In 1998 he held a personal exhibition at Palazzo Sarcinelli, in Conegliano, and was invited to The project of Essence, an exhibition at the Nicolas Sursock Museum in Beirut, then at the Al-Assad National Library in Damascus, the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Yarmouk University of Irbid and the Gezira Arte Center Zamalek of Cairo. After a new stay in Paris, he returned to Italy and starred in an anthology curated by Marco Goldin. Followed by numerous other solo and group exhibitions, among which La ritrovata painting, at the Vittoriano in Rome, Twenty artists in Sassocorvaro, at the Rocca di Sassocorvaro, Il Novecento , History of the Figurative Arts in the late twentieth century Prato in the Ancient Rooms of Santa Caterina in Prato. In 2003 he was among the artists of the exhibitions Giovanni Testori, the secrets of Milan, at Palazzo Reale, Da Tiziano at De Chirico, in the Castle of San Michele in Cagliari and Da Antonello da Messina at De Chirico at the Albergo delle Povere in Palermo, and exhibits in a solo exhibition at the Galleria Comunale of Modern and Contemporary Art in Arezzo.
The following year he will be a guest instead of the Papal Cartiera di Ascoli Piceno, always with a personal exhibition and the Civic Museum of San Sepolcro in Arezzo, in a collective exhibition. Also in the two thousand years there are numerous exhibitions: in Stupinigi, with the exhibition Il Male; in Milan in Italian Art Painting; in Siena and Bologna in the exhibition Arte, Genio e Follia, and in Recanati, with a solo exhibition dedicated to Leopardi. In 2011 he is at the Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion and in 2012 in Germany Panorama Museum di Bad Frankenhauseun, in the exhibition After de Chirico, Contemporary Italian metaphysical painting. In 2013 he exhibited in Bologna, at Palazzo Notai.
In 2015 he is at Expo, in the exhibition Il tesoro d’Italia and at ExpoArteContemporaneaItaliana, in Varedo, both curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. In 2016 in Vimercate he exhibited in the exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Testori, The vocation of the out-of-law, in the Heart space, same exhibition in 2017 at the Chiostro del Voltorre, Gavirate, Varese. In the same year he is at the Museo della follia exhibition.Da Goya in Maradona , Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Naples curated by Vittorio Sgarbi and Pesaro in the Visual Arts Center, Pesaro in the exhibition Oltre il limite. In the 2017 the Museo della follia exhibition, From Goya to Maradona is at the Museo di Salò, in the 2018 went to Lucca at the Cavallerizza Space. 2019 Doebbing Museum. Dialoghi a Sutri , curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. 2020, La Milanesiana, exhibition in Bormio, The origin of light.
Copyright Maria Cristina Garulli