Antonio Nocera was born in Caivano (Naples), Italy, in 1949.
He studied at the Napoli Art High School and at the Napoli Fine Arts Academy, attending painting, sculpture and scenography classes. He also took interest the manufacturing of leather, ceramic and all printing techniques.
Since the 70s Nocera moved to Rome, Parma and Milan, where he set his first exhibitions. He moved to Venice, Switzerland, France, Belgium and UK, in order to seek new experiences and to follow his curiosity and unstoppable passion for travelling. In the meantime, he created masterpieces in collaboration with international in-situations such as the European Parliament, UNESCO, Onu and Unicef.
He participated to the 54th Biennale di Venezia (Arsenal, Maiden’s Garden) with an installation. In 2012, invited by Italy Ambassador Antonio Morabito, he put in the Grimaldi Forum Esplanade in Montecarlo an installation titled Oltre il Mare (Beyond the Sea), inaugurated by H.R.H. Caroline de Hanover. In 2013, he set another exhibition entitled I libri d’Acqua (The water books).
In 2015 he attended Expo Milan with a work regarding the topic of migration, at the exhibition “the Treasure of Italy” by Vittorio Sgarbi. In 2016 he was received by His Holiness Pope Francesco to show his new work about Pinocchio. In 2017 he presents the first volume of his General Catalog to S.A.S. Prince Albert of Monaco.
In 2018 his Pulcinella Artist Book is auctioned at the Niaf gala in Washington. He is currently engaged in the creation of a new cycle of works dedicated to butterflies, as a symbol of freedom and spiritual change.