Fabrizio Plessi (Reggio Emilia, 1940) is now recognized as a major international artist in the video installation. His training took place in Venice, first at the Art School, and later at the Academy of Fine Arts where he became Professor of Painting. The visual search, through films and videotapes, engages him since the late sixties and his works are exhibited in the Venice Biennale d’Arte 1970 and 1972. Its presence within the Biennale d’Arte Internazionale are many and always significant: in 1986 is called to represent Italy with the work, Bronx; visually striking is "Mare Verticale" which in the 2005 edition is placed in the water of the lagoon to 44 meters in height. Prestigious exhibition places welcomed over time works of Fabrizio Plessi: the Centre Pompidou, Beaubourg in Paris, the Rotonda della Besana in Milan, Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, the Museum of Contemporary Art Espanol in Madrid, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna until the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Bilbao and and the one in Venice. The agreement with the Lucchetta brothers is made even stronger by two extraordinary projects that see the artist committed to implementing in 2001 Waterfire, a striking installation of videos that cover the front of the Correr Museum, and that alternately reflect the image of fire and water in the stunning Piazza San Marco in Venice, and in 2002 Paradiso Inferno in exclusive halls of the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome.