Benedetto Chirco comes out from inside a Richard Long volcanic rock circle in the island o Pantelleria, Sicily. Pantelleria is a bed of lava on Africa’s continental shelf, in the middle of the Sicilian Channel, 30 miles from Tunisia. There Richard Long did a permanent installation at Flavio Albanese's villa using 400 quintals of stone.
Benedetto Chirco was born in 1980 in Marsala, Italy. He has had solo exhibitions at Francesco Pantaleone Contemporary, Palermo (Gentlemen, 2008), White Cubicle, London (Confessionale, 2010), and projects at Atelier Yohji Yamamoto, Milan (2010) and Q Forum, Golden Square, London (Documentary, 2011). In March/April 2011 he has a solo exhibition at A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia. Currently his work is included in Paesaggio e Popolo in Sicilia at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo Riso, Palermo.
You can see Benedetto's past exhibition at White Cubicle here.