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Nico Bonomolo (Palermo, 1974). After completing a law degree, he dedicates himself full time and self-taught to painting, graphics and drawing, focusing his research on the relationship between photography and painting. His works, exhibited at some personal exhibitions, are part of several private collections and are present in the permanent collection of the Museo Guttuso in Bagheria. It is part of the Archives on Contemporary Art (SACS) of the Regional Polo on Contemporary Art at the Museo Riso in Palermo. He started to work in animation films in 2008, collaborating in cinematic and advertising productions and producing four short films. His films have been selected in many of the world's leading film festivals, obtaining prestigious awards such as the Bruce Corwin Award at the Santa Barbara Intl Film Festival, which has qualified him for the Oscars 2018, the Gryphon Award and the Amnesty International Award at Giffoni Experience; a Nomination for the David di Donatello Award, an Italian Golden Globe nomination, a Special Mention at the Nastri d'Argento. He collaborates with the Locarno Film Festival by holding animation film workshops for the Kids section. He lives and works in Bagheria, in Sicily.