Valerio Berruti was born in Alba in 1977. He lives and works in Verduno, a small town in the heart of the Langhe region in Piedmont. He uses a fresco technique covering the surface with resistant jute material as dictated by tradition. From his first solo and group shows from 1996, Berruti has always created images that concentrate on and deal with the themes of attachment, everyday life, memory and family ties.
In 2005 he was selected by the International Studio and Curatorial Program and is the only Italian artist to participate in a work/study workshop in New York where he had a solo show Golgata at the Esso Gallery.
In 2009 he participated in the 53rd Biennale in Venice with an animated video La figlia di Isaaco whose sound track was written by Paolo Conte. In 2010 he exhibited at Milan’s Stelline Foundation with Una Sola Moltidudine and at Tokyo’s Pola Museum Essex and had a solo show entitled Kizuna, in collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto. In September 2011 he was the first Italian to present a solo show (C’è troppa luce per non credere nella luce) at Belgrade’s City Museum. Recently he was chosen by the Nirox Foundation as artist in residence in Johannesburg, South Africa culminating in a solo show.