Alfredo Rapetti Mogol
Born in Milan in 1961, Rapetti Mogol is a nephew and son of art. The pseudonym Cheope is used to avoid being associated with his father, who in turn had chosen the pseudonym Mogol to avoid being associated with his father Mariano. Cheope comes from the sovereign on which the pyramid of Cheope was buried, hence the word itself. In 1983 he became lyricist with the song Il chitarrista, sung by Ivan Graziani. Over the years he worked among others with Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti, Mina, Adriano Celentano, Alessandra Amoroso, Boomdabash, Michele Bravi, Arisa, Noemi, Giusy Ferreri, J-Ax, Fedez, Francesca Michelin, Annalisa. He teaches in music business’s master at the LUISS University of Rome. In addition to being a lyricist, is an established painter. There have been numerous personal and collective exhibitions that have seen him as a protagonist. His curriculum includes solo exhibitions at the KMG Foundation in Berlin; the Fondazione Ideazione in Rome; Villa Olmo in Como; the Albergo delle Povere in Palermo; the Certosa di San Lorenzo in Padula; the Maretti Gallery in Montecarlo and the Ca’ D’oro in Rome. Among the collectives are remembered: Grand Palais in Paris; MAR’S in Moscow; Palazzo Strozzi in Florence; Museo per l’Arte Straniera in Riga; Salone D’Autunno in Paris; Museo Permanente in Milan; Venice Biennale 2007; Venice Biennale 2001.
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