11 artworks: 2 paintings, 8 sculptures, 1 silkscreen; 1952 - 1968

(Cerano, Novara, 1932 - Milan, 2020)

Designer, artist, critic and theorist. Enzo Mari developed his skills through his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. This was accompanied by intense artistic activity from the 1950s, with solo and group exhibitions in contemporary art galleries and museums as a leading exponent of Programmed Art and Kinetics together with Bruno Munari, Gruppo N, Gruppo T and Getullio Alviani. In 1963, he led the Italian group Nuova Tendenza, organizing the Zagreb Biennale exhibition in 1965. He also took part in several Milan Triennials and Venice Biennials. In parallel with his artistic activity, he was dedicated to graphic design, product design, installations and exhibitions.

Enzo Mari won the Compasso d'Oro five times (including the career award in 2011), was included in the shortlist of Royal Designers for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London and has received an honorary degree in Industrial Design from the Polytechnic University of Milan (2002) and one in Visual Arts from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts (2015). He has taught in several design and architecture schools, participated in exhibitions all over the world, from the Louvre to MoMA, and he is also the author of several books (Bollati Boringhieri, Rizzoli, Mondadori).