Born in Palermo (Italy) in 1970. He first started studying law to then switch to film courses in the early 90s while working as an assistant director in the Italian film industry. In 1994 he moved to London where he started working as a visual artist. In 2005 he was selected as one of four artists to represented his country at the 51 Venice Biennale where he received the audience award for the Italian pavilion. In 2006 he was given a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome as part of the Rome Prize. He currently lives and works in Palermo, Rome and Los Angeles and is represented by James Cohan Gallery in New York and Galleria Lorcan O'Neill in Rome. The artist works elaborate, through drawings, oil colours and installations, fragments of an inner world, with literary and artistic references.