Angelo Noce was born in Crema on 25 April 1943.
He attended with a group of friends the School of Art of “Rocca Sforzesca” in Soncino (CR) from 1965 to 1970. With them he shared human and aesthetic experiences in those years and one study in the native town. He knew and lived a strong friendship with the poet Chizzoli Elio and with intellectual Leslie White. During summers he travelled with school companions: in 1967 he was in Paris with Annibale Paer then in Barcelona and Madrid with Gaspare da Jaga, and in 1969 he was in London with Giobico. He is one of the founders of “The artistic family of Piero Manzoni”.
In the early months of 1970 he left Italy with Giobico in order to spend a period in England, where he was getting in touch with the Richmond Art Group and painter the John Sargeant. In the summer of 1971 after crossing thought French earth he was guest by the sculptor Raphael Giarrusso who he had known the year before. Then with Giobico he covered either Belgium and Holland.
In Amsterdam he attended artists of every field and he made friend with Mustafa Sener, Burhan Uygur and Mario Apuzzo. He knew the painter Anton Witsel and its house-place of the memory “Beth Sjalon” and the sculptor Ni Jonk in the north-Holland. At the end of the 1971Angelo Noce and Giobico were in Naples where Mario Apuzzo gave hospitality to them and where he had an atelier. He was enchanted by Naples and so he decided to spend several mouths there living in a little flat in the old side of the city. He solidarized with a group of democratic artistes through cultural initiatives with the Panellenico Movement of liberation of Andrea Papandreu and Amalia Fleming. During those years he had a strong friendship with the anarchic Peppe Furia and he attended the Center of Libertary Studies. In the 1975 the city states of Vaiano Cremasco invited him to realize a work dedicated to the Resistance. The work is divided up into three great panels; the third one was brought up to the period and for this reason dedicated to the no fascist activist Giannino Zibecchi. In 1976 he lived for a short time in Lucania. His daughter Paola was born in Salerno. He attended the Bookcase Cooperative publishing the Warehouse which is inspired among other people by one of his friend Massimo Angrisano. There he created an antimilitarist manifesto in favour of the thesis of Carlo Cassola (unilateral disarmament) who he met in Salerno and in Naples too. He knew the poets of Percorsi, who were signalled by the journalist and critic of art Laura di Pierro and by Giancarlo Cavallo, Biagio di Salvia, Ennio di Pierro, Peppe Grattacaso, the future publisher of Multimedia Sergio Jagulli and the musician Lello Cuomo. Moreover he made friend with Gaetano Barbarisi this fellowship has been always fed in a spiritual and cultural way.
Then he met the ceramist Milena Scarabello, the artist Peter Willburger, photographer Raffaele Venturini and the graphic printer Pietro Amos. He was invited to give lectures about the topic of the Peace lived through the artistic meaning, the ethical thought, the creative expression connected to the childhood. He organizes meeting and laboratories which touches the several scholastic ages from the asylums to the grammars school. He gives continuity to his strong friendship with Gaetano Barbarisi, Gianluigi Tagliabue and the artist Vito Mazzotta. In 1990 the house of the job of Crema asked him to realized a great work walls with the title “It let be us in every time” dedicated to Sandro Pertini. In 1992 was invited by the culture Aldermanry of Salerno to realize in Villa Guariglia (where the Museum of Ceramic is) the performance “the plate of the birth” which is dedicated to who had born yesterday, who was born today, who will born tomorrow. He founded with Elio Chizzoli and others the poetic circle “Correnti”. The circle inspires and manages a singular moment like “Poesy to tear” and encounter with Italian and foreign authors between which Alda Merini, Ferruccio Brugnaro, Franco Loi, the americans Sara Menefe and Jack Hirschman, albanian Gezim Hajdari, the lebanese Etel Adnan.
He made friend with Gerardo Pedicini a critic and poet comes from Naples and with the artist Mariella Busi Delogu, spiritual sister of Hildegarde von Bingen. In 1999 Multimedia Edizioni published “Ottave. Essential traces in the search of Angelo Noce" edited by Gaetano Barbarisi and Gianluigi Tagliabue. At the moment he brings to the attention of “Courses of Earth” a metaphoric and real travel which is built up by paintings on paper and burlaps (sails), sculptures and installations berthed at Italy and abroad. In referring to cultural and civil themes he wrote for Contatto, Punto a capo, Primapagina and Correnti.
Angelo Noce studio: Italy - Crema (CR) - via Cadorna 59, mobile 00393336921595