PIETRO ROCA ( alias Piero Roca) was born in Foggia, (Italy), where he lives and works.
He exhibited his first abstracted works in 1970.
He studied scenic design in the Fine Arts School in Rome with the prof. Toti Scialoja.
In 1978 he went back to his native city, began a partnership with the Laboratorio Artivisive in Foggia.
In 1984 he joined in the debate about art and cultural policy of his own city founding the Cultural Association Il Coordinamento per la Comunicazione e le Artivisive.
Since 1985 he travelled for making exihibitions in the central Europe, especially in France, Germany and Spain.
In 1990 he founded in Foggia the cultural association and Roup Ossimori with other artists, this experience had end in the October 1999.
In 2000 he resumed his activity of individual artistic research about the coin / currency. It became an expressive means in many of his works such as paintings, engravings and installations, who were showed in many personal and collective exhibitions.
Since 2010, he started a research about manholes of aqueduct, sewer, etc. They are meant for the artists as a symbol of connection and globalization.
His works are in the following public collections of these buildings: Museo di Villa Croce of Genova, Gabinetto delle Stampe di Bagnocavallo, Museo Civico of Foggia, Galerie Hotel de Ville in Rives (France), Museo dell'Incisione Castello di Paleologi of Acqui Terme, museum Katzigra in Larissa (Greece) and in private collections in Italy, France and Spain.