Born in Mosso (Biella), Ugo Nespolo graduated in Modern Literature from the University of Turin and graduated from the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in the same city. A versatile artist working in a wide range of disciplines: from painting to cinema to sculpture. In the late 1960s he was part of the Galleria Schwarz in Milan which included Duchamp, Picabia, Schwitters and Arman among its artists. In 1967 he pioneered the Italian Experimental Cinema following the meeting with Jonas Mekas, P. Adams Sitney, Andy Warhol, Yōko Ono, in the wake of the New American Cinema. In 2019 the University of Turin awarded him the Honorary Degree in Philosophy.