Alighiero Boëtti's Biography
Alighiero Boëtti (born December 16, 1940 in Rome, Italy) was an Italian conceptual artist and a major figure in the Arte Povera movement. Boëtti studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and went on to become one of the most significant figures in Arte Povera, a movement that sought to create art with material that was readily available and often had little monetary value. Boëtti's work often incorporated his own handmade objects, found objects, and photographs. He was also known for creating works of art that had a specific geographical significance, such as his iconic map-based works. Boëtti passed away on April 24, 1994.