Michelangelo Galliani was born on the 10th October 1975 in Montecchio Emilia (Re), where he still lives and works. He developed his skill as a sculptor at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara.
He started his career very young, exhibiting at the Antico Foro Boario in Reggio Emilia in 1996, as well as at the castle of Montecchio Emilia. Since then, with his metamorphic figures and fascinating creations carved in the snow-white Carrara marble, Michelangelo Galliani took up a leading role as an artist. The encounter of the marble with chirurgical tools marked a very important step in the conceptual growing of his work. In 2002 in fact he exhibited his Conserving sculpture.
Some of the most important early exhibitions are:
1998 Michelangelo Galliani 1996-1997-1998 at the B&B Gallery;
1999 Annunciazione at Silbernagl Gallery, Varese and 99October at Studio Vigato in Alessandria.
Among the group exhibitions are:
2000 Trapassatofuturo at the Cartiere Vannucci in Milan; Sui Generis at the PAC- Contemporary Art Pavillion in Milan;
2001 Totemica at the house of Mantegna in Mantua. That year Galliani was also invited to exhibit at Il Cuore, arte scienza tecnologia at the Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta in Milan.
In 2003 he exhibited at Skin at Paolo Nanni Gallery, in Bologna and in 2004 he presented the important Marmi Gemelli project at Bonelli Contemporary Art Gallery in Mantua.
In 2004 he was invited to take part in the Postumia Biennale of young artist (at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, near Mantua), as well as in the Sacral art Biennale at the Sanctuary of S.Gabriele in Isola del Gran Sasso (Teramo). He participated to the prestigious Quadriennale di Roma and to the Promotrice di Belle arti in Torino.
In 2005 he exhibited at the group exhibition Cruz y ficcìon in Barcelona (Spain) and at the Young artists Biennale 05 in Monza. He also took part to Marmi dei due Mondi at Rocca Estense of Saint Martino in Rio, Reggio Emilia and to Carni Altrui at the Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Comune di Castel San Pietro Terme, in Bologna.
In 2006 he exhibited at Allarmi in Como, Fermo Deposito 75 at Galleria Comunale and Vulcano di Caivano Gallery, in Naples, Reflections at Mito Gallery and at the Open 2006 at the Lido in Venice.
In 2007 he was awarded the Fabbri 1905 prize and was the leading artist at Voci silenti in Milan, as well as at P.G.R at the River South Centre in Shanghai (China) and of Auguri ad Arte at the M.A.R.T in Rovereto.
In 2008 he exhibited in Marmo Solo at Buonanno Contemporary art in Trento, Italy.
In 2009 he exhibited in Per amo del cielo at Bonelli Contemporay art in Mantova, Italy and Trucchi da cilindro nero at the municipality palace of Montechialugolo, Parma, Italy.
In 2010 he exhibited “Tre di Cuori” at Romberg in Roma and “La notte dei Santi”, at Montevergini Gallery in Siracusa.
As from 2009 he is permanently shown at the Angle Art – Space Omar Galliani in Saint Paul de Vence (France) with his first solo exhibition “Via delle cose che restano” in April – May 2010.