Enzo Aiello

Enzo Aiello (Petronà,1963) lives and works between Rome and the United States. He is an artist dedicated to the creation of artistic mosaics and is highly specialised in the restoration of ancient mosaics. He trained at the Vatican's Mosaic Studio and furthered his mosaic techniques at the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli and the Scuola di Ravenna. In 1993 he collaborated with Rinaldo Piras on mosaics for the Italian fashion house REPLAY, and in 1998, again together with Rinaldo Piras and the artists Ginzel and Jones, he created "Oculus", 301 eyes in mosaic for the New York underground at the World Trade Center. In 2003, together with Luca Buvoli, he created "Dov'è laVittoria?" a 3m x 4m mosaic in polychrome marble and glass paste for Matteo Boetti's Auto Ricambi gallery in Rome. In 2005 he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna. In 2009 he created Mater Ecclesiae, a 2m x 3m mosaic in glass paste and gold on the facade of the St John and Paul Catholic Church in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA.

HUFO is his first independent contemporary art project, which moves away from mosaic techniques to address the controversial topic of circumcision.

Artist updated on June, 8 2021 - 14:58