Eliseo Mattiacci was born in 1940 in Pesaro Italy. He began his career in the early 1960s when he moved to Rome after completing his studies at the Istituto di Belle Arti in Pesaro and receiving an award from the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome. Considered one of the greatest Italian sculptors of his generation. Over the past five decades, Mattiacci has used sculpture to question, examine and explore the mysteries of the cosmos and mankind’s relationship with the universe.
He has represented Italy twice at the Venice Biennale (1972 and 1988), and his work has featured in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including most recently ‘GONG’ at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy in 2018, a major retrospective at MART in Rovereto, Italy in 2016. He was awarded first prize at the 1995 Fujisankei Hokone Open Air Museum Biennial in Tokyo and the Feltrinelli Sculpture Award of the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome in 2008. Mattiacci currently lives and works in Pesaro, Italy.