Maurizio Mochetti was born in 1940 in Rome where he lives and works. Also in Rome, he first attended the Art School and then the Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1962 (with the work transparent sphere with light projections), the interest of Mochetti is oriented towards light understood in its physicality, as matter, without any symbolic or mystical significance, but not in this sense limited: cars, planes, weapons and geometries, dot around the artist’s imagination. In 1968 he made his debut on the Roman artistic stage with his first solo exhibition in Rome at the now historic Galleria “La Salita”: he exposes 10 projects and two realizations. For the artist, in fact, “the work of art is the idea, the project”, while “technology is a tool that allows me to produce works closer and closer to the idea: in this sense, the work of art is perfectible”. In 1969 Mochetti won the first Pascali prize in Polignano a Mare and in the same year he won the sculpture prize at the VI Young Biennial in Paris. In 1970 he participated in his first Venice Biennale that will be followed by those of 1978, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1997. Since the early 70s he faces the international scene by participating in 1976 in the Sydney Biennale, in 1998 at the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, and in 1991 at the International Biennial of Nagoya. In 1988, he was invited as artist in residence, to Exploratorium, San Francisco (USA). In 1993 he participated in the exhibition “Three Artistic Generations in Contemporary Italy” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, also exposing at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhooven (1975), the Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (1978), the Forum Kunst Rottweil (1982 ), and the Museum Alvar Aalto in Finland (1985). Other important participations are: “Vitality of the negative in Italian: 1960/70″ (Rome, 1970), “Lines of artistic research in Italy: 1960/1980″ (Rome, 1981); “Italian Art 1960 – ‘ 82 “(London, 1982);” La otra escultura “(Madrid, 1990): Rome 60 (Rome, 1990),” The Italian Metamorphosis “(New York, 1994),” Italian Art: the last forty years ” (Bologna, 1997); “Minimalia. Da Giacomo Balla …” (Venice, 1997 – Rome, 1998). In 2000, he holds one of his most impressive solo exhibitions entitled Propeller Infinite at the Centro Cultural del Conde Duque in Madrid. Also in 2000, he’s still in Spain at the Palau de la Virreina in Barcelona, participating in the landmark exhibition “The Adventure of the matter. From Futurism to the Laser.” In 2003 Mochetti was dedicated a large retrospective exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale in Sassuolo. Finally, in 2009 he was given a solo show at Palazzo Collicola of Spoleto and the same year he won the international competition MAXXI 2per100 for the realization of “straight lines of light Hyperspace curvilinear” permanently placed in the lobby of the MAXXI in Rome.