PAM Paolo Mazzuchelli was born in Lugano on 27 January, 1954 and attended the CSIA (Centro Scolastico Industrie Artistiche) art school there, followed by the Brera Academy in Milan. In 1982, he won the drawing competition held by the Municipality of Chiasso and had his first important solo show at the Galleria Mosaico, also in Chiasso. He was awarded the prestigious Federal Grant for Fine Arts in 1992, and again in 1993. In the 1990s, Mazzuchelli forged a productive collaborative relationship with artists and writers who gravitated around the visual poet Franco Beltrametti, creating crossover experiences between image, music and poetry. Many exhibitions of his work have been staged at the Museo Villa dei Cedri in Bellinzona, the Centro Culturale Elisarion in Minusio, the Galerie Carzaniga in Basel, and the Galleria Carlo Mazzi in Tegna, the village where the artist currently lives and works.