Self-taught Italian artist, painter and commercial designer. In his first drawings, Vedova investigated the dynamics of space, concentrating his attention on bars of lines and solidified structures. He took part in the activities of the Corrente group in 1942 and signed the manifesto, Oltre Guernica in 1946. He also supported the manifesto of the group Fronte Nuovo delle Arti and was a member of its successor, Gruppo degli Otto Pittori Italiani. These groups rejected the indulgence of the aesthetic and demanded the participation of the observer. Vedova proposed the re-adoption of the geometrical exactitude of Cubism, albeit in modern terms. The painting style developed by the artist required the will to experiment and great physical energy. After 1948, he began producing series which were dynamic in themselves or structured so as to explore the dynamic qualities of light. In 1959, he produced, in the same terms, numerous asymmetrical or L-shaped polyptychs. Between 1955 and 1982, he took part in Documenta 1, 3 and 7 in Kassel and, in 1957, received the Guggenheim prize. In 1960, he was awarded first prize at the Venice Biennale. In his latest works, Vedova has continued his investigations into physical space independently of any preconceived ideas of balance, logic and behaviour. Through the use of recent technological discoveries and materials, Vedova seems to be trying to achieve the "total art" dreamed of by the Futurists in 1913. His paintings deal with violent political upheavals and were seen as protests against injustice and the lack of liberty. Since 1960, he has been considered the main representative of Informal Art in Italy.