An artist but also a poet, writer, playwright and film director, Isgrò is one of the pioneers of the post-war artistic language. Born in the small town of Barcellona in Sicily, he moved to Milan in 1956, where made his literary debut with a collection of poems entitled Fiere del Sud. Despite not having started producing visual works of art before 1960, when the artist moved to Venice, Isgrò’s literary endeavours and love for the written word would lay the foundations for his later works of ‘Poesia visiva’ (visual poetry).