Alfio Mongelli was born in Rome.
the age of thirteen he chose to undertake a career
as an artist, beginning attending the Art Institute under
the guidance of Pericle Fazzini, Ettore Col a and Leoncil o,
and then the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome. In 1971 he
obtained the seat of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine
Arts in Frosinone, where he became Director from 1977 to
1984. He gets acquainted to important masters and
personalities of the culture, in particular, the sculptor
Giacomo Manzů and the Nobel Prize for Medicine, Rita Levi
In 1988, the Municipal Superintendent of Rome
organises an great exposition in his honour at the
National Musum of Palazzo Venezia in Rome, presented by
eminent art critics as Pierre Restany, René Berger and
Carmelo Strano. During the nineties he continued to
intensify his exhibition activities with important
Italy, Spain, France, Germany, in Budapest (Hungary),
Toronto (Canada), Sapporo (Japan).
In Spain, in 1992, he
was the sole representative of Italian Sculpture at the
Universal Expo in Sevil e (Italy Palace) and participated in
the ItalianTrade Center in New York with an exhibition
covered by the American CNN which integrated it into a
"Science and Technology" program, broadcasted in twelve
replicas throughout the United States. After New
York, the exposition was transferred to Toronto Canada at
the Italian Culture Institute.
In 1995 he was invited to the
Science Museum in Budapest to present 16 of his works.
Subsequently he was invited to the University of Sapporo,
in Japan, as the spokesman of a cycle of conferences on Art
design and Monumental sculpture.
In that same
occasion was presented the exposition Alfio Mongel i,
1965-1999. In 1991 he was invited to expose his works at the
exhibition “Civitas Artis” during the displays of VI
Congress of the CGIL Lazio, among other famous sculptors of
XXth century as Manzů, Fazzini, Greco, and Basaldel a. Later,
in 1997 he participated in the International Art
Biennal of Venice (for the region of Sicily).
In 2007 he was
invited to expose at the University of Tsighua (China), at
the Academy of Art and Design, in the second international
edition of “art and Science” review.
In the same year
he was selected among the 20 world-renowned artists for the
realization of the monumental sculpture H2O to be
placed at the Beijing Olympic Park. Additional y, in
concomitance with the Olympic Games, he received an
official invitation to the International Art Biennal of
Beijing. Since the year 2000 he is the President of
University of Fine Arts (the sole legally recognized
Fine Art Academy in Rome).
He lives and works in Rome.
The Italian Nobel Prize for Medicine, RITA LEVI MONTALCINI,
"The physics-mathematical rigour that features the important
works by Alfio Mongel i is enhanced by freedom of
expression which refuses all Scientific schemes.
and synthesis reached in his creations,be they large
sculptures made of stainless steel or expressed in graphics
of geometric shapes, highlight the unique personality
of the artist, who is among the most representative of