Fare Mondi / Making Worlds
Pietro Roccasalva was born in 1970 in Modica, Italy. He currently lives and works in Milan.
Roccasalva has built a reputation as a versatile and innovative artist, working across a variety of mediums with a particular emphasis on installation, sculpture, performance, film, and photography. A maestro of the enigmatic, he weaves together intricate symbols, drawing profound inspiration from literature, cinema, philosophy, and our collective imagination. The resulting artistic repertoire manifests as a complex vernacular and deeply personal iconography. Roccasalva's art is a reflection of his boundless curiosity and his insatiable desire to explore the world around him. His pieces are like mirrors that reflect the human condition, capturing the essence of life's fleeting moments and the beauty of the mundane.
He participated at the Venice Biennial in 2009, Manifesta 7 in 2008 and the Prague Biennial in 2007.