NINO VENTURA born in Acireale on January 2nd 1959, lives and works in Chivasso.
From 1979 until now, his artistic activity has developed by using various means of expression: theatre, cinema, television, sculpture.
In 1988, he wrote and directed the Malati video which was selected to represent Italy at the 39th Internationale Filmfestspiele – Video Fest 1989 in Berlin.
In 1991, he started a research work on all the existing interpretation possibilities for one single form which led him to the field of plastic arts and sculpture.
In 1998, he won at the XIIIth Italy Prize for Visual Arts – sculpture section. From 1994, his works have been exhibited in various cities, among others in Turin, Milan, Livorno, Nice, New York, Florence, San Francisco, Saragozza, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Rome, Paris, Perugia, Bilbao, Ghent, Madrid and are part of various public and private collections.
In 2002, his work “Angels – Evolution of the Species”, a series of 12 big sculptures in terracotta (more than 2 m high), has been introduced in the collection of the Museo de los Angeles – Contemporary Art of Lucia Bosè in Turegano – Segovia (Spain).
In 2006, he produced three big Archangels in terracotta and bronze, Gabriel, Raphael and Michael, which were exposed at Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, within the context of the project “Angels and Angels”. Still in 2006, the Tomás y Valiente Arts Centre presented his exhibition «Pressioni» at the same time as the one dedicated to Joan Miró: «Las maravillas».
In 2008, he exposed, at the national preview on behalf of the Latina Region, in Sperlonga, “L’esercito del Piccolo Pesce” (“The army of the Little Fish”). The same year, the complete works, twelve big sculptures in white terracotta and resin, were presented at the 47th ceramics international exhibition of Castellamonte. In January 2010, a monumental fountain was inaugurated in Fuenlabrada – Madrid, a 28 m high fountain produced by the artist with 18 big fishes in bronze and 80 plates made of cast glass. “Liquidas Convergencias”