Omar Galliani (Montecchio dell'Emilia (RE) 1954 - )


Omar Galliani was born in Montecchio Emilia in 1954, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and began working in his hometown, where he still lives and works. Galliani currently teaches painting at the Accademia di Carrara and is considered an internationally renowned artist.
From the eighties Galliani was invited to three editions of the Venice Biennale (in1982/84/86); in 1982 he was invited in the São Paulo Biennal, to the 12th Biennal of Paris and the Biennal of Tokyo. In 2003 the artist was invited to participate to the Biennal of Prague and to the first Beijing Biennal, where he was awarded the first prize.
Following numerous domestic and international exhibitions, he achieves international recognition at contemporary art museums in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kyoto, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Miami and Los Angeles and in many other cities all over the world.
The Chinese tour in 2006 of the exhibition "Omar Galliani. Disegno Italiano" seals his worldwide reputation; the tour ends with the exhibition “Tra Oriente e Occidente” in the Querini Stampalia Foundation at the Venice Biennale. Last goal, the acquisition of the "Night" triptych and two drawings by the Uffizi Cabinet of Drawings and Prints.

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