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Biography

Pier Giorgio Balocchi was born in 1954 in Siena. At present, he is chair of Sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara, as well as a member of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence. In 1975 and later in 1986 he participated in the Quadriennale in Rome and in 1984 in the Venice Biennale. In 1995 he was the protagonist of the Biennale del Bronzetto, Padua, and of Rassegna Internazionale di Arte Sacra, Braccio di CarloMagno, Vatican, Rome. In 1997 he took part in FaxArt, Santa Maria della Scala, Siena. In 2000 and 2002 again at Biennale Internazionale di Scultura, Carrara. In 2003 he took part in the International Sculpture Exhibition in Toyamura, Japan, and in the exhibition held at Museo di Scultura in Fontanarosa, Avellino.

In 2004 he erected “Monumento ai Caduti di Tutte le Guerre e nelle Missioni di Pace”, Casola in Lunigiana, Massa; “Albero della Pace”, Reign of Morocco; in the same year he participated in “Forme nel Verde”, special edition dedicated to the Italian resistance. In 2006 he held his solo show at   Castello di Fosdinovo, Massa e Carrara, and “I Colori del Bianco” for the Italian Cultural Institute, Berlin. In 2007 “Atene e Carrara: tra presente e passato” under the aegis of the Italian Embassy in Athens. In the same year he received the “Duccio” award in Siena. In 2008 “Artisti Arabi tra Italia e Mediterraneo, Damasco-Beirut-Il Cairo”, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Cultural Institutes and Arab League; ApertoGiove/Nicoli, Biennale di Scultura in Carrara and the 13th Biennale di Arte Sacra Stauròs, in San Gabriele, Teramo. Among his works, the marble fountain “La Sorgente di Efeso”, Chiesa di Maria SS. Mediatrice, Carrara.

In 2009 he was the protagonist of “Il Maestro presenta l'Allievo” at Villa Schiff-Giorgini, Montignoso, Massa. In 2010 he took part in the 60th Rassegna Internazionale d'arte/ Premio G.B.Salvi, Sassoferrato, Ancona; “Novecento al Museo”, Palazzo della Ragione, Padua; then in the Symposiums in Bamberg, Germany; Mersin, Turkey, and Damascus, Syria. In 2011 he went on exhibition at Museo della Terracotta in Petroio, Siena, and at “Nel Chiostro. Artisti in uno Spazio Sacro” in Val di Merse, Monticiano, Siena. He participated in the Biennale di Montone, Gubbio. Again in 2011 “Siena NewYork – Quattro Artisti in Viaggio”, Palazzo Pubblico, Piazza del Campo, Siena, “Monumento ai Caduti nelle Cave”, Torano, Carrara, and the display at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo in Paganico, Grosseto. 

The following year he was the protagonist of the Biennale di Montone, Gubbio, "Nel Giardino di Roberto", Fondazione Peano, Cuneo, and in Florence at the "Contemporary”, PTHA Gallery. In 2013 the show "I Colori dell'Anima", St. Jean de Vedas, France, and the exhibition “Nuova Consonanza-Sezione Arti Visive” at the American Academy, Villa Aurelia, Rome. In 2014 he took part in the International Sculpture Symposium in Hallstadt- Bamberg, Germany, in the International Sculpture Symposium in Almeria, Spain, and in the group exhibition “Librartis” in Chiusi, Poggibonsi. In 2015 the group exhibitions “Disegnare il 700 tra Napoli e Parigi”, Maschio Angioino, Naples, and Santa Maria della Scala, Siena. In the same year, Simposio Internazionale di Scultura, Belpasso, Catania. He began the year 2016 with “Acqua, fontane per Camaiore” curated by Massimo Bertozzi.

He is also featured in the Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in San Gimignano, the virtual collection of Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena, the Sculpture Museums in Pusan, Namhae, Ogugni and Tumen in Korea; in the Museum of Taiwan, Museo del Marmo in Carrara, Museo di Fontanarosa and in the outdoor Museo di Scultura of Mario Ciulli in Monticiano; in the Painting and Sculpture Museum in Istanbul and the Sculpture Park in the Bosphorus, Istanbul, the collection Ortus Artis in Carrara, the Sculpture Park in Bamberg, at Schloss Seehof in Memmelsdorf, the Sculpture Park of the University of Yeonbeon, South Korea, Museo della Terracotta in Petroio, Siena; in the Museo di Arte Contemporanea in Padua, the permanent collection of Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence; the collection of Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca, the University of Almeria and in Bischberg- Bamberg, Germany.


The photographs published in the TimeLine were taken from the websites:
www.euromarmicarrara.comwww.sienalibri.itwww.museodeibozzetti.it
www.marmo.it

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