Bernardo Siciliano was born in Rome on June 29, 1969. He is the son of the late Enzo Siciliano, the writer. At the age of 17 years, he put on a show of pastels for the first time at the Carlo Virgilio Gallery in Rome, presented by the poet Attilio Bertolucci.
In 1991, Il Gabbiano Gallery in Rome arranged for his first one-person show, presented by Roberto Tassi. This was followed by a selection of portraits in 1993, by another one-person show in 1995 (presented by Valerio Magrelli), and the exhibition “Under 30″ in 1996, presented by Guido Rebecchini, at Il Gabbiano Gallery. In 1993, he had a solo exhibition at “Appiani Arte 32″ in Milan, presented by Marisa Volpi. That same year, he was invited to Young Artists IV at the Rome Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
Il Gabbiano and Forum Gallery have presented his works at both international and national Fairs: the CIAE in Chicago, the FIAC in Paris, the Arte Fiera of Bologna, the LA Art Show and Art Miami. In 1992 the director Piero Maccarinelli commissioned him to paint the sets of the comedy “Verso la fine dell’estate” by Carlo Repetti, put on at the 35th Festival of Spoleto. In 1995 he collaborated on Bernardo Bertolucci’s movie “Io ballo da sola”.
He was among those highest classified in a referendum held among readers of the magazine “Quádri e sculpture” for the exhibition “The Other Art?” at Palazzo Barberini, Rome. In 1998 he was an award winner at the invitational XXXII Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Montecarlo. In recent years, he has been included in group shows at Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY, Galleria Forni in Bologna, and DFN Gallery in New York. His latest solo exhibitions have been at the Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma (2010), The Chiostro del Bramante, Roma (2005), The Palazzo della Ragione, Milano (2005), the Italian Heritage Culture Foundation in Los Angeles (2000), Studio Forni in Milan (2004), Forum Gallery Los Angles (2002), and Forum Gallery New York (2010, 2006 & 2003).
Currently he is living and working in New York.