Sofia Cacciapaglia was born in Pontedell’Olio in 1983.
She grew up and studied in Milan, where she graduated magna
cum laude in Painting at Accademia di Brera.
Shortly afterwards she moved to New York, where she held her first personal exhibition in 2007. Since then her work has been shown in Italy, UK, Switzerland and China.
In 2011 she was the youngest artist at the Italian Pavilion during the 54th Venice Biennale.
For the publication of the first monograph on her work, she completed “Locus Amoenus” in May 2019, her first large 360° installation that covered all the walls of her studio in Milan with cardboard retrieved from the streets, which she transformed into a blossoming garden from floor to ceiling. This work brings with it an environmental message, giving the salvaged material a second life through the representation of Nature and the rebirth of spring.