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Neapolitan origin, IABO (1980) born in the early nineties as a writer, is a representative of the historic neapolitan graffiti artist (KTM Ki Ta’ Muort and 13 Bastardi) and then he gradually get closer to the contemporary art. Since 1997 his artistic curiosity drives him to the United States (in New York and Los Angeles), where he got in touch with the underground scene and artists.
IABO still maintains a strong tie with Naples, the city where he currently lives and works.

In 2003 he enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples and he graduated in Visual arts in 2009 with honors. In 2004 opened his first solo show “Wild at Heart” in Rome.

He has participated in various group exhibitions: “Sistema Binario” Naples railway station, “Camera con Vista” at Pan museum and Belgrade, “Scala Mercalli – Il terremoto della street art Italiana” curated by Gianluca Marziani at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. He has participated in international exhibitions of contemporary art fair including Arte fiera (Bologna), MiArt (Milan), Artour-o (Shanghai) and in Florence where he won first prize of Mfl (Maria Fulvia Leopizzi), then he participates at “Arte contemporanea Moderna Roma”.

2010 is a year of research and changes, a new journey in the United States is an opportunity for the pirate action/performance “Pizza a Portfolio” created in the spaces of the world most prestigious fairs of the contemporary art such as: Armory show, Volta and Pulse in New York City.

In 2013 Iabo decides to stops his artistic activity retreating from the scene, until the following year. In this period he explore the music enviroment, in particular way the rap music culture enviroment.



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