Bruno Catalano was born in Khouribga (Morocco), in 1960.
He lives and works between France and Italy.
Born in Morocco in 1960 to a Mediterranean family, Bruno Catalano was forced into exile in 1975. He arrived in Marseille with the hope of starting a new life, carrying the painful memories of his displacement. At the age of 18, he became a sailor and later worked as an electrician. It wasn't until he reached the age of 30 that he discovered his passion for art and clay sculpting.
Inspired by artists like Rodin, Giacometti, and César, Catalano made the decision to dedicate his life to sculpture. His work gained recognition for the first time in 2005 at a contemporary art fair in Paris. Over the years, he transitioned from working with clay to bronze and began creating larger and more impressive sculptures, showcasing his technical skill.
Today, Catalano's "Travelers" sculptures are found in some of the most esteemed public and private art collections worldwide.