Paolo Di Capua was born in Rome in 1957. From 1976 to 1981 he attended Architecture and Art History Courses at La Sapienza University and the European Institute of Design Course in Rome. In 1985 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He was a student of Sculptor Lorenzo Guerrini and Art Historian Lorenza Trucchi. Since 1983 he has resided in Pietrasanta, where he created part of his works in stone. Since the early 1980s he has held solo and group exhibitions in Italy, Germany, South Korea, the U.S. and China. In 1992 he received his Ph.D. in Visual Arts in Spain from the Faculty of Fine Arts at La Laguna’ University, Canary Islands, Spain. In the same year he participated in the ”Young Artists” Exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. In 1994 he presented his solo exhibition ”The Value of Space” held at the Spanish Renaissance Castle in L’Aquila. Since 2001 he has been responsible for the exhibition programming held within his HyunnArt Studio.
From 2006 to 2011 he lived in Seoul, South Korea. In October 2007 he made a ‘permanent work for a large wall (mt.18×7) of the Faculty of Engineering, Han Yang University, Seoul, Erica Campus. From 2007 to 2011, he taught a course on the relationship between Visual Art and Architecture, at the Department of Architecture of the same Han Yang University.
Since September 2009, some of his works have been on display at the Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute, Seoul. In 2010 he held his solo exhibition ” The Sense of Touch” in the Civic Museum of San Gimignano. Again in 2010 he participated in the exhibition ”Springs of White” at the Museum of Seoul National University. In 2011 he exhibited the work ”Growth of Night Plants” (h. 350 cm) in cast aluminum and steel in the Il Shin Building in Seoul for the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy Pavilion in the World. In 2013 he exhibited his work in the White&White exhibition at the Bilotti Museum, Villa Borghese in Rome. In the same year his work ” Growth of Night Plants” was acquired by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. Paolo Di Capua has given lectures on his work in South Korea, at Han Yang University in Seoul, in Beijing at the Italian Cultural Institute, at the Rome branch of Cabot University.
His latest solo exhibition ” Human Nature ” was held at the Italian Cultural Institute in Rabat, Morocco, 2019/20.
The video ” me “, shot in his own studio, was screened in public in April 2022, at the venue “CasaDante” in Rome and in October of the same year at at the Baratta Library in Mantua.