Olivo Barbieri (Carpi, 1954) begins to exhibit his work in 1978. Beginning in the year 1989, he regularly travels to Orient, in particular, to China. In 1993, 1995, and 1997, he takes part in the Biennal in Venice and in numerous other international events devoted to contemporary visual arts. In 1996, he holds a retrospective exhibit of his work at the Folkwang Museum in Essen. Barbieri’s images may be viewed in museums and universities in Italy and abroad. In 2004 his short film Site Specific_Rome 04 opens FotoGrafia, Rome International Festival, held in the Mercati Traianei. The film is the first of a celebrated series about cities seen from a helicopter and transformed into something never seen.