Umberto Chiodi (Bentivoglio, 1981) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, in Painting. First solo exhibitions were presented by Studio d’arte Cannaviello gallery (Milan), Michael Schultz Gallery, (Berlin), National Gallery of Fine Arts in Sophia. He has participated in group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, at Palazzo Reale in Milan, Mart in Rovereto, Museum of Contemporary Art in Lissone (MB), Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of San Marino, State Institute of culture in Sofia.  He was a finalist at the Cairo Prize in 2011, (Museo della Permanente – Milan), among the winners at the Michetti Prize in 2012. His works are in private and public collections in Italy and abroad: Bertolini Collection, Museo del ‘900 (Milan), Mart (Rovereto), Michetti Museum (Francavilla al Mare – CH), JP Morgan Chase Art Collection (New York), University of Trieste.  He teaches Phenomenology of the Body at the Free Academy of Fine Arts (LABA) in Brescia and Drawing for Painting at the Galli Academy in Como.  He has lived and worked in Milan since 2007.