Ivan Crico was born in Gorizia on November 1st, 1968. He started studying painting at an early age, getting a degree at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. In parallel with his artistic activity he deals with a critic and literary activity. In 2019, Invited by Giorgio Agamben, he cured, for Quodlibet, the poetic translation of the works of Pier Paolo Pasolini titled: I Turcs tal Friùl. In the same year an anthology of published works (1989-2018) was printed, L’antro siel del mondo, LietoColle – Fondazione Pordenone legge, edited by Elenio Cicchini and Nicoletta di Vita, with an introduction by Agamben, in the Gialla Oro series, edited by Augusto Pivanti.
Several Italian scholars studied his artistic and literary works, such as, among others, Giorgio Agamben, Antonella Anedda, Mario Benedetti, Franco Brevini, Manuel Cohen, Milo De Angelis, Gianni D’Elia, Franco Loi, Giovanni Tesio, Laura Safred.
He worked in the field of interior design, restoration and decoration, for some International leading firms in this sector.
After participating to several artistic exhibitions in Italy and abroad, in 2019 the Macro Museo d’Arte Contemporanea of Rome, dedicated an important exhibition to his last artistic project.