Born in 1936 in Turin, Luciano Fabro is one of the most important exponents of Arte Povera. When he moved to Milan in 1959, he met Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani and during the 1958 Venice Biennale, he came across Lucio Fontana’s spatialism. Under Fontana’s influence, he abandoned painting, and began creating physical objects that occupy a real and tangible space. At the end of the 1960s, he became part of the Arte Povera Group. In 1963, he drew up a manfesto [My certainty: my meaning for my action (pseudo-Bacon) in which he declared his interest in the question of perception, and in the existence in an external reality linked to the internal one. He saw works of art as an instrument that helps us understand the world. He died in 2007 while an exhibition of his work was being installed at Madre in Naples.
Luciano Fabro’s works have previously been exhibited at Palazzo Grass in “Where Are We Going? Works chosen from the François Pinault Collezione” in 2006 and at Punta della Dogana in "Slip of the Tongue" (2015-2016).