1935 - Valerio Adami is born in Bologna, Italy.
1951 - Adami studies painting at the Brera Academy in Milan.
1957 - The artist's first exhibition in Milan, inspired by Matta's artworks.
1955 - Adami's first trip to Paris where he meets the painters Wilfredo Lam and Roberto Matta.
1970 - Adami moves to Paris.
1972 - The artist explores portrait painting and paints several celebrities, including James Joyce.
1980 - Adami carries out several murals and monumental paintings. He lives and works in Paris.