Sandro Bracchitta

Painter – Italian


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Sandro Bracchitta was born in Ragusa in 1966.
He studied in Florence where he attended the Course of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, getting his degree in 1990; in the same year he began working as a painter and engraver.

His first solo exhibition took place in 1991 at Palazzo Datini in Prato, Italy.
In 1992 he was awarded a scholarship to specialise at “Il Bisonte”, the School of Graphic Arts in Florence, and in 1993 he worked as an assistant of Maestro Viggiano, in the same school.
In the same year he began to exhibit his works in several art exhibitions.

In 1994 he was invited to take part in the 'World Triennial Engraving Exhibition' in Chamalières (France), and in the same year he won the '14th edition of Mini Print International', in Cadaqués (Spain).

From 1994 to 1997 he was invited to several outstanding national and international exhibitions such as The '21st and 22nd International Biennial Graphics Exhibition in Ljubljana (Slovenia), The International Award in Graphics Arts in Biella (Italy), The Ibiza Biennial in Spain, The Krakow Triennial Engraving Exhibition in Poland, as well as The International Graphics Exhibition in Bitola (Macedonia), Kharkiu (Russia), Uzice (Croatia), Györ and Budapest (Hungary).

He was also invited – as the only Italian representative – to take part in the '4th Sapporo International Biennial' in Japan, in the 'Triennial Graphics Exhibition' in Tallin (Estonia) and in the 'Beijing Ex Libris International Show' in the People’s Republic of China, and to the 54th Venice Biennale.
On several occasions he exhibited with the “Gruppo di Scicli”, a group of important and renowned Sicilian artists.

Currently, he is professor of engraving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo. He lives and works in Ragusa.