Microbo /   Unknown

Italy 1970

Street Art, Painting, Collage, Drawing


February 5, 2016
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Microbo is an Italian contemporary artist born in 1970. She is known throughout the artistic world as a person of small stature, but very talented. Born and raised in Sicily, the artist now lives in Milan. As the name suggests, she is fascinated by micro-organisms, and her artworks revolve around them.

Art by Microbo

Microbo - At The Table of King Art.hur, The Suffering Sword and the Holy Grail, 2013 - The Suffering Sword, 2013 (detail)
Microbo – At The Table of King Art.hur, The Suffering Sword and the Holy Grail, 2013 / The Suffering Sword, 2013 (detail)

The artist went to London pursuing her studies, and there she worked in graphic design and multimedia. In fact, right there in the capital of England, she met Bo130, and two of them started what can be described as a life changing relationship, both personal and artistic. In 2000, the couple returned to Italy and settled in Milan. They realized what a bad name graffiti had gotten in the past years, and decided to help in organization of the first alternative street event in Italy, so the true potential of street art could be illustrated and shown to the people.

Art by Microbo

Microbo - At The Table Of King Art.hur, The Holy Grail, 2013 (details)
Microbo – At The Table Of King Art.hur, The Holy Grail, 2013 (details)

In her work, Microbo portrays a new world, the micro-cosmos, which consists of filaments, seaweeds humus and the tiny organisms living in zero gravity. The artist knows that all life started with something infinitely small, so her work has turned into a sort of quest for all the invisible and constantly present in our lives. She has exhibited throughout the world, often with her partner Bo130.

Art by Microbo

Microbo - Florae Batterica, 2013
Microbo – Florae Batterica, 2013

She is represented by GCA Gallery in Nice, France.

Microbo lives and works in Milan.

All images Copyright © Microbo.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
201310th Annyversary Wooster CollectiveJonathan Levine gallery, Ny, USA Group
2013Back2backPalazzo Ca’ Bonvicini, Venice, ItalyGroup
2013The Berlin Spring showStabbad, Berlin, Germany Group
2013The Spring showArtyfarty gallery, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2012Premio Michettifondazione Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, ItalyGroup
2012Subterranean ModernThe Don Gallery, Milan, ItalyGroup
2011BAM on TourLingotto Tech., Turin, ItalyGroup
2011StarsThe Don Gallery, Milan, ItalyGroup
2011L'art Du Graffiti - 40 ans de PressionnismeGallizia Collection, Forum Grimaldi, Monaco, FranceGroup
2011Re-Editions ShowSupalife Kiosk, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010MisticanzaExtrabold, LuxembourgSolo
2010Carta CantaGaloart Gallery, Torino, ItalySolo
2010Overseas & UndertonesAbv Gallery, Atlanta, UsaGroup
2010Overseas & UndertonesButter Gallery, Miami, Usa Group
2010ReWallutionLargo 17 Agosto, Catania, Italy Group
2010One Urban WorldCentro Cultural Ramòn Alonso Luzzy, Cartagena, SpainGroup
2010Editions ShowThe Don Gallery, Milan, Italy Group
2010Strada FacendoSpazio Barriera, Turin, Italy Group
2009Cut’n Paste and dirty fingerAvantgarden Gallery, Milano, ItalySolo
2009Apocalypse wowMacro Future, RomaGroup
2009Le TagGrand Palais, ParigiGroup
2009Sopra il sottotombini d’arte, zona Tortona, ItalyGroup
2009Urban PotteryTingo Gallery, Milano, ItalyGroup
2009ModartThinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA Group
2008NomadazScion Gallery, LA, USAGroup
2008No New Enemies -BM2Helium Cawboy, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2008NNEBotanique museum, Bruxelles, BelgiumGroup
2008Troubles Never Come AloneThe Don Gallery, Milan, ItalyGroup
20085 Degrees UnderAishti, Faqra, Lebanon Group
2008Street Art VillageCampofelice di Roccella, Italy Group
2008FAME festivalGrottaglie, ItalyGroup
2008Wake UpThe Don Gallery, Milan, Italy Group
2007Visual Marriage with Bo130Anphisbaena, Modena, ItalySolo
2007Street art, sweet artPAC, Milan, ItalyGroup
2007Street UpByblos Art Gallery, Verona, ItalyGroup
2007Indagini tra Decor e DecusFondazione Museo Arti e Industria di Omegna, Italy Group
2007Big Geezers Tour7 cities around Scandinavia and East EuropeGroup
2007ComplementaryAnalogue Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Group
2007EEA21 (Ecology Earth Art)Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Saitama Shi, JapanGroup
2007Sticker art revolutionBiblioteca Civica G. Tartarotti, M.A.R.T, Rovereto, ItalyGroup
2007The streets of EuropeJonathan Levine, NY, Usa Group
2006Wooster on Spring11 Spring street, New York, USAGroup
2006Urban EyesCatalyst Art, Belfast, North IrlandGroup
2006ClorocolorPiscine Romano, Milan, ItalyGroup
2006Etoiles UrbainesEspace Beaurepaire, ParisGroup
2006Outside Over hereImp gallery, Merlbourne, AustraliaGroup
2005Partners in PatternsMontana Shop&Gallery, Barcellona, SpainSolo
2005carta biancagall. Nuvole, Benevento, ItalyGroup
2005Right place, Wrong timeTransport Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2005Attach the systemGall. Andrea Arte contemporanea, Vicenza, ItalyGroup
2005what a wonderful lifeAlice gallery, BruxellesGroup
2005Big geezers showHenxs, Amsterdam Group
2005wordlessToni Areal, Halle 109, Zurigh Group
2005Urban Edge showTheP4, MilanoGroup
2004We are hereIsola casa Teatro, MilanoGroup
2004Now UndergroundBinario 21 Staz. Centrale, Milano Group
2004FEMEdificio Las Cariatides, Madridm SpainGroup
2004EuroculturedManchester, UKGroup
2004God bless GraffitiMass MOCA Museum of contemporany art, Massachussets, USAGroup
2004Hollywood remixMad-house gallery, New York, USAGroup
2004EmpowermentMuseo di Villa Croce, Genova, ItalyGroup
2004Nusign 2.4Gall. ArtCore, Paris Group
2004International Doodlebug VIICorner House, Manchester; Vibe bar - LondonGroup
2004For the PeopleCELLspace, San Francisco, UsaGroup
2004All the people we like are dead17 Kingsland, LondonGroup