Jacopo Ceccarelli A.K.A. 2501 was born in Milan in 1981. He started painting when he was 14 and he never gave up working on the walls of his hometown as a street artist.
He first studied as a film editor at the “Civica Scuola di Cinema” of Milan. He then attended a master program on visual communication at New Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. At the age of 20 he moved to São Paulo where he joined a project in local favelas teaching children to paint. Here he got in contact with the South American graffiti school based on Os Gemeos, Herbert Baglione, Higraff, Zezao, and many others’ work. That experience totally changed his approach to paint.
First with the tag of Robot Inc, and then as 2501, he developed a new style which combines wallpainting, paint on canvas, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and documentary. Back in Milan between 2004 and 2007, he became a member of llloolll studio where he mainly worked on web design, motion graphics, and advertising. In 2007 he moved again to São Paulo to focus on his fine art career.
He's participated in several solo and group exhibitions and his work has been published in many books about street art. In order to widen his scope, he is currently working on an ongoing project called “Nomadic Experiment," which involves different media, with an interest in moving images and the narrative potential of photography and video and is aimed at recording a different documentation of the creative process behind his work. This interdisciplinary character of his research truly mirrors his approach to life and knowledge.
He currently lives and works between Milan, the U.S., and South America.
2014 “Friends and Family” group show. Yo<3 305 Gallery. Miami - USA
2014 “Involving Doubt” double solo show. 2501 - Francesco Igory Deiana. D406 gallery. Modena - Italy
2014 “Nomadic Experiment – Tons of Tools” solo show at Product81 gallery. Miami - USA
2014 “Artmossphere” group show. Biennale of Street Art. Moscow - Russia
2014 “CONSEQUENCES EXHIBITION” group show. Hoxton Gallery. London - UK
2014 “The Anatomy of Restlessness” solo show. Soze gallery. Los Angeles - USA
2014 “Cash, Cans & Candy" double show 2501-Know Hope at Ernst Hilger Gallery Vienna - Austria
2014 “Space//Squared" group show curated by Sven Davis. Whitewalls gallery. San Francisco - USA
2014 “Brandalism” group show. 10 UK cities. UK
2014 “Hall of Fame” group show and no-profit auction. Macao. Milan - Italy
2014 “Art is Real - Una collezione impermanente” Edificio storico piazza Pasquino 69a. Rome - Italy
2013 “Mirrorless Project” Wynwood. Miami - USA
2013 “Immagini d'Io" group show and Christies no profit auction on Alessandro Mendini’s portrait. Triennale di Milano. Milan - Italy
2013 “Friends and Family” Yo<3 305 Gallery. Miami - USA
2013 “Bird’s Eye View” group show curated by Birdman. Thinkspace Gallery. Los Angeles - USA
2013 “Preto e Branco” double solo show. Tag and Juice gallery. São Paulo Brazil
2013 “Short Theatre” solo show. Macro museum. Rome - Italy
2013 “On the Wall” group show. Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive. Spoleto - Italy
2013 “Back 2 Back to Biennale” group show. 55th Biennale of Venice. Italy
2013 "See You On The Other Side" solo show. Soze gallery. Los Angeles - USA
2013 “Garten” Art Kitchen and Superground. Milan - Italy
2013 "Vajrapani" Elastico studio gallery. Bologna - Italy
2012 “Graffuturism" group show. Soze gallery. Los Angeles - USA
2012 “Comon event” sculptural installation. Archeological Museum. Como - Italy
2012 "Back and Fourth” solo show. Tag and Juice gallery. São Paulo - Brazil
2011 "Veicolo Adamantino" solo show. The Don gallery. Milan - Italy
2011 “Doppleganger”double solo show 2501 - Akab. XL- Combine. Milan - Italy
2011 "The 666 Dollar" Blackbook gallery. Denver - USA
2011 "Massive Nutz" Lower Hater gallery. San Francisco USA
2010 "Infart 2010” group show. Bassano del Grappa - Italy
2010 "Doubletruble" Galo art gallery. Turin, Italy
2010 "Edition" group show. The Don gallery. Milan - Italy
2010 “FAces” solo show. Oioioi gallery. St. Petersburg - Russia
2010 "Painkiller" solo show. Tag and Juice gallery. São Paulo - Brazil
"Untitled" (triptych), 60 x 126 in. each, mixed media on canvas
"Egg #2", 7.5 x 6 x 6 in., ink on ceramic