Sandro Bocola was born in Trieste, Italy in 1931 and grew up in Italy, Libya and Switzerland. After studying for one and a half years at the School for Arts and Crafts in Basel, Bocola started a career as an artist. In 1955 he moved to Barcelona, where he temporarily gave up painting to work as a commercial graphic designer. During a ten year stay in Paris and his moving in 1969, together with his family, to Zürich, Bocola was simultaneously working as graphic designer and artist.After completing a psychoanalysis and further studies at the Psychoanalytical Seminar Zürich, since 1975 he dedicated himself to the mediation of art as publisher of the multiple edition Xartcollection and the wallpaper collection Xartwalls, as curator of various exhibitions and as author of several books on the history of Art and the development of Modernism..In 2002 Bocola installed himself in a second residence in Barcelona, where he created several videos and large-scale digital art prints. Due to the tepid reception of his last three exhibitions he decided in 2007 to give up any further digital art work.