Ennio Calabria is an Italian artist and intellectual, an exponent of European figurativism. He worked as an illustrator of short stories, book covers, poetry works and posters.
In 1958 he exhibited his first solo exhibition at the "La Feluca" gallery in Rome. In 1959 he took part in the expositions of the VIII Quadrennial in Rome. This first participation will be followed by those of 1972, 1986 and 1999
In 1961 he was part of that circle of artists (Renzo Vespignani, Ugo Attardi, Fernando Farulli, Piero Guccione and Alberto Gianquinto) who, together with art critics Antonio Del Guercio, Dario Micacchi and Morosini, gave life to the group called Il pro e the counter, a reference point for research in the field of figurative painting.
In 1963 one of his works was exhibited at the exhibition Contemporary Italian Paintings, set up in some Australian cities . In 1963-64 he exhibited at the exhibition Peintures italiennes d'aujourd'hui, organized in the Middle East and North Africa.
In 1964 he took part in the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
His first anthology was held in 1985 in Milan, at the Rotonda della Besana; a second one will be held in Rome in 1987, in Castel Sant'Angelo. In those years he also published a monograph edited by Carandente and Mario De Micheli at the Vangelista publisher in Milan, with a second edition to which will be added the collaboration of the art critic Dario Micacchi.
In 2009 the exhibition "La forma da dentro" was held at the Luciana Matalon Foundation in Milan and later at the Villa Paolina Bonaparte in Viareggio.
In 2015 he took part again in the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, at the Guatemala Sweet Death national pavilion.