Giorgio Capogrossi, aka “GIO MONTEZ”, was born on November 12th 1987 in Rome. Attends the 12. class at the Heinrich-von-Gagern-Gymnasium Institute in Frankfurt am Main; follows the scientific maturity at the high school s.s. Amedeo Avogadro of Rome in 2006. He traveled for two years in Western Europe, Latin America and Australia. Back in Europe he establishes in Germany, in Frankfurt am Main, where he participates in numerous cultural initiatives receiving the first significant awards. Since 2011 he works as an assistant for the interdisciplinary artist Miroslaw Macke, Meisterschueler by Hermann Nitsch, interested in Viennese Actionism and its developments in the second and third generations. In the same year he was appointed member of the board of directors of the Kunstverein Familie Montez and participates in some exhibitions at important institutions such as the Museum das Haus der Stadtgeschichte of Offenbach, the Museum fuer Moderne Kunst, Biennial of the Lichtkultur and many others. In 2012 he moved to Rome where he attended Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and began a twin project with the Kunstverein Familie Montez in Frankfurt, setting up the Atelier Montez, of which he was President and Artistic Director. His exhibition and artistic curator activity continues rich and varied since those days.

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