Biography – short

Tarshito, aka Mr Nicola Strippoli (1952), a noted contemporary Italian artist, architect, and art professor at the Academy of Fine Art who works in multiple media and is actively engaged in numerous collaborations with traditional indigenous art around the world.

Tarshito originally from Bari, south of Italy, ventured to India at the end of ’70s where he began creative collaborations with Indian traditional artists and developed his own special and powerful style. Since then, in the course of his frequent visits to India and to other parts of the world, the Italian artist continued his collaborations with traditional art practitioners. During his long and rich career, Tarshito has worked with a contemporary vision of art in collaboration with indigenous traditions such as that of Morocco, Mexico, Peru, South Korea, Bangladesh, China, Brazil, Thailand,  Colombia, Argentina, Myanmar, Mongolia….

Tarshito’s artworks have been shown in various  museums around the world such as:

  •  at the Craft Museum, Delhi, India, 2001
  • at the National Museum Szczecin, Poland, 2009
  • at Triennale, Milan, Italy, 2014
  • at City Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2015
  • at the National Museum Dhaka, Bangladesh,  2016
  • at The Lapidarium Museum, Zagabria, Croatia, 2016
  • the major museums of Apulia region, Italy, 2022
  • at the Taminango Museum, Pasto, Colombia, 2023
  • Bihar Museum, Patna, India, 2023
  • Crafts Museum, Delhi, India, 2024

In the Italian Institute of Culture of various cities such as Delhi-India, Mexico City-Mexico, Lima-Peru, Rabat- Morocco, Strasburgo-France, Zagabria-Croatia,  Montevideo-Uruguay, Melbourne- Australia,  Seoul-South Korea, in various galleries of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, India, Kathmandu, Nepal, Bangkok, Thailand,  … he participated at the Biennale di Venezia in 2011, Cusco Biennale in 2021 and his artworks are part of private and public collections in India (Devi Art Foundation), Bangladesh (Bengal Art Foundation), Belgium (Museum of Sacred Art), etc.

Over the last few  years he paints half of the artwork in Italy with his team and rest of the painting is then completed by local artist of the nations he visits, in this way every artworks is a combinations of styles with the spirit of collaboration and unity, of brotherhood and sisterhood between mankind.

Tarshito’s artworks  include carpet-weaving, embroidery, terracotta modeling,  miniature painting, gigantic vases sculptures. His art defines itself in terms of personal interaction and shared inspiration and a vision for a New Earth and a New Humanity.

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