In the small room at the end of the fattoria's corridor, the artist has covered the entire right wall with burnt wood. The intense black of the surface seems to express a catastrophic omen in the space. In the left hand corner, a black wedge-shaped form, made of lead, looms behind visitors entering the room; it is an excluded component, a physical manifestation of the loss referred to in the installation's title.
Nunzio (Nunzio Di Stefano) was born in Cagnano Amiterno (Aquila) in 1954. He lives and works in Rome.
Important one-man shows include the room reserved for his work in the Italian pavilion at the XLVI Venice Biennale as well as those held at Galerie Art Actuel, Liège (1993); XXXVI Festival of the Two Worlds, Santa Maria della Manna d'Oro, Spoleto (1993); Kodama Gallery, Osaka (1994); Galerie Di Meo, Paris (1994); Villa delle Rose, Bologna (1995); Galleria L'Attico, Rome (1996); Galleria Maura Cocchi, Parma (1996); Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne (1997); American Academy, Rome (1997); Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo (2000); Galleria Civica d'Arte di Modena (2001); Galleria Luisa Laureati, Rome (2003); MACRO, Rome (2004); Galleria Giorgio Persano (2004, 2005); Galleria dello Scudo, Verona (2005); Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci, Perugia (2006).
The most recent group shows he has participated on have been: O luna tu... il notturno come spazio della fantasia, Museo di arte contemporanea dellSannio, Benevento (2005); Visioni, 20 artisti a Sant'Agostino, complesso di Sant' Agostino, Bergamo (2005); La scultura italiana del XX secolo, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan (2005); il disegno della scultura contemporanea, Otto Gallery, Bologna (2005); Capolavoro, Palazzo Primavera, Terni (2006); Accueil: l'arte del lavoro, il lavoro dell'arte, CAMeC, La Spezia (2006).