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Alessandro Busci, painter and architect, lives and works in Milan.


A graduate of the Milan Polytechnic University with a thesis in art history, he explores the potential of exchange between the western and eastern iconographic traditions in works characterized by a highly distinctive pictorial and calligraphic style. He mostly uses unconventional supports like steel, copper and aluminium worked with acid and enamels, although he does also explore more traditional mediums, such as paper.

Busci first presented work in 1996 at the 26th edition of the Suzara Prize and has since held solo shows in Milan, Rome, Brescia, Turin, London, Bordeaux, Madrid, Bilbao, San Francisco and Naples. His work has also been presented in the Italian and Cuban pavilions at the Venice Biennial in 2010. Later, in 2014, his great solo exhibition at the Milan Triennale, “In Alto Milano,” presented 90 works dedicated to the growth of the new vertical city, curated by Ada Mason. 

Recently, in 2018, SEA invited the artist for the solo exhibition “Milano Fly Zone” which occupied the space so called “Soglia magica - La Porta di Milano - Milano Malpensa Airport, Terminal 1” from April 2017 to the end of March 2018; an exhibition visited by more than 2 million transit passengers.

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