Eugenio Carmi was born in Genoa in 1920 and studied in Turin under the guidance of Felice Casorati.
The long experience of graphic work matured in the 50s is fundamental for his pictorial research, based on a rigorous geometric structure and a careful perceptive analysis of color values.
He was responsible for the image of Italsider from 1958 to 1965.
He participated in the Venice Biennale in 1966.
In 1967 he presented electronic works at the “Superlund” exhibition curated by Pierre Restany in Lund, Sweden.
In 1968 he presented the “Carm-o-matic” at the “Cybernertic Serendipity” exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London.
For the RAI Experimental Program Service in 1973 he created a completely abstract program of 25 minutes and in the same year he held visual art seminars at the Rhode Island Institute of Design in Providence in the United States.
In the 70s he taught at the Academy of Macerata and at the Academy of Ravenna.
He illustrated three fables by Umberto Eco (“The bomb and the general”, “The inter cosmonauts”, “The gnomes of Gnù”), published in Italy by Bompiani and in many other countries of the world. The French Ministry of National Education has selected them for libraries and schools in France.
The most important anthological exhibition of his work was set up by the Municipality of Milan in 1990, followed by the prestigious exhibition dedicated by the city of Budapest in the halls of Palazzo Reale in 1992.
In 1991 he exhibited at the Italo-American Museum of San Francisco.
In 1996 the volume “CARMI” by Umberto Eco and Duncan Macmillan, presented at the Milan Triennale, is published as a compendium of his entire history (Ed. L’Agrifoglio, Milan).
In October 1997 a personal exhibition took place at the Luxembourg Municipal Museum at the invitation of the Mayor, on the occasion of the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union.
In 1998 he brought his works to various exhibitions in Hamburg and Florence.
In 1999, in addition to various exhibitions, he was invited to the XIII Rome Art Quadrennial “Projections 2000”.
December 1999: exhibition in Los Angeles.
In May 2000, a personal exhibition in Rome in the halls of the Chamber of Deputies, Palazzo Montecitorio, at the invitation of President Luciano Violante.
September 2000: anthological exhibition at the Diocesan Museum of Barcelona, under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Parliament and the Parliament of Catalonia.
Published by Electa, the volume “Eugenio Carmi” by Luciano Caramel and Umberto Eco, in Italian and Spanish, is released.
January 2001: he was appointed Academician of San Luca.
September-October 2001: anthological exhibition in Prague in the Chapel of San Carlo Borromeo, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Embassy.
September-October 2002: exhibition in New York at New York University, with the patronage of the Consulate General of Italy.
December 2003: exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris, watercolors, collages and glass.
December 2003: wins the F.Ferrazzi First National Award in Sabaudia.
April 2004: Fabbri Editori publishes the book “Tre racconti”, a single edition of the fairy tales illustrated by Eugenio Carmi on the texts by Umberto Eco.
April 2004: Guglielmo Marconi, University of Bologna is awarded the International Prize for painting, sculpture and electronic art.
June 2004: at the Italian Cultural Institute of Copenhagen, shows the original drawings of the “Three Tales” illustrations.
May-June 2005: exhibition Città di Noto, Palazzo Trigona-Canicarao.
Participate in the collective “Fifties” at the Palazzo Reale in Milan.
May-June 2006: Frankfurter Westend Galerie exhibition, Frankfurt.
He was invited to the great exhibition “Faster, bigger, better”, Karlsruhe Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie.
October 2006: Edited by Charta, the volume “Three billion zeros” by Martina Corgnati, a portrait-book that tells her artistic path, is released.
November 2006: desired by the Municipality of Genoa and the Liguria Region, “Le mani! The head! The eyes! Eugenio Carmi, an artist in the factory “, a 30-minute short film describing his artistic experiences linked to the Italsider of the years 1956-1965.
August 2007: Golden Sail Award to the Career, organization CAPIT Ravenna.
December-January 2007-2008: Personal Exhibition, National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome
He has participated in the main international graphic design biennials, receiving important awards.
It calls itself an “image maker”.