Born in Roccaforte di Mondovì, Ùnia moved to Turin at a very young age. Here he came into contact with the artistic circles of the city. In 1970 he attended the free nude courses at the Albertina Academy, the following year he created his first personal exhibition. Since then it is a crescendo, his work intensifies and evolves, favouring sculpture, which becomes the centre of his interests. His works are present in public collections, ranging from Piedmont to Valle d’Aosta. In 2011 he was invited by Vittorio Sgarbi to participate in the Venice biennale. In March 2013 he was appointed honorary academic of the Pontifical Insigne Academy of Fine Arts and Letters of the Virtuosi, sculpture section. He has over 160 personal exhibitions across the country and abroad.
The art of Ùnia investigates the human figure, especially the female world: attention to detail and a great expressive charge are the characteristics that make its statues unique.
Great sculptor, refined and intense designer, he interprets the feminine and youthful universe with sweetness, spontaneity and strong expressive value, in search of grace, harmony and pulsating life.
The review of Palazzo Salmatoris will be open to visitors until 13th April from Wednesday to Friday from 14.30 to 18.30, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 18.30. The inauguration will be on Saturday 15th February at 4pm.