Aldo Mondino was born in 1938 in Turin, where he died in 2005. In 1959 he moved to Paris to work in the studio of Stanley William Hayter, take courses at the École du Louvre and study mosaics at the Académie des Beaux-Arts with Gino Severini and Riccardo Licata.
In 1960 he returned to Italy, where he began to exhibit his work at the Galleria L’Immagine in Turin (1961) and the Galleria Alfa in Venice (1962). His meeting with Gian Enzo Sperone, director of the Galleria Il Punto, represented a turning-point in his artistic career and marked the beginning of a lifelong collaboration. He held a series of important solo exhibitions at Galleria Christian Stein in Turin, Studio Marconi ’65 in Milan, Galleria La Salita in Rome and Franz Paludetto in Turin.
Important international exhibitions include three participations in the Venice Biennale (1964, 1976 and 1993) and solo shows at the Museum für Moderne Kunst – Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna (1991); Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul (1992, 1996); Museo Ebraico, Bologna (1995); Galleria Civica, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento (2000); Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna (2003); Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, San Marino (2007); and Palazzo del Monferrato and Palazzo Cuttica, Alessandria (2008). His work has been shown at the Piazza del Duomo and the Chiesa di Sant’Agostino in Pietrasanta (2010), at Fondazione Mudima in Milan (2013) and in Shit and Die, a group exhibition at One Torino in Turin (2014). A large survey was presented at Museo Villa Croce in Genoa (2016–17) in a presentation titled Aldo Mondino: Moderno, Postmoderno, Contemporaneo.
His works are part of the permanent collections of leading Italian and international museums and many private collections.