Born in 1935 in Bologna, Valerio Adami is a leading figure in the Narrative Figuration movement. His acrylic paintings are characterised by blocks of colour outlined in black evoking the themes of travel, music, literature and theatre. The notion of mystery is expressed in the many literary references that populate the paintings, a notion that always plays a central role in his work, which he defines as a philosophical questioning.
In 2017, Chambord collaborates with the Centre Pompidou, as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the institution with an exhibition dedicated to Georges Pompidou, the former French president and creator of the Centre Pompidou. The exhibition will bring together more than 90 artworks - rarely displayed - by 67 artists, including Adami, Arman, César.