Mauro Sambo was born in Venice in 1954 and has been living there since. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. His work often straddles the fine lines that separate music, sculpture, drawing, installations and performances. Among the major exhibitions he has taken part in, his participation in the XLIV Venice Biennale "Open 90" certainly deserves to be mentioned. He plays wind instruments, hits skins, tortures his double bass, and is interested in playing and manipulating electronic instruments. He has released several albums. In some he plays alone, in others he collaborates with musicians from all around the world.