1956, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca Italy
Vittore Baroni was born January 17, 1956 in Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy. He is an Italian artist, critic of music and explorer of countercultures since the mid of the 1970s, who now lives and works in Viareggio. In 1977 he discovered Mail Art through Cavellini, became heavily addicted and participated in numerous international projects and shows. Since 1978 he has been organizing exhibitions, events, publications and collective projects based on the correspondence exchange and the networking cultures that anticipated the internet. He published the first issue of Arte Postale! in 1979 and the last one (n. 100) in 2009. Furthermore he published various books on radical music and art, amongst them the Mail Art Guide: Arte Postale – Guida al Network della Corrispondenza Creative (1997). He is active in the fields of visual poetry, sound art, street art, and comics as well.