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Mario Dalpra

Dalpra was born in Vorarlberg on 22 October 1960, the son of a post-office employee and a housewife. After a happy childhood, Dalpra finishes school and apprentices as a cook. He successfully completes his training and works for a year in various jobs until 1980, when he decides to move to Vienna.

Dalpra enters a Jesuit community in 1981 and spends two years there. During this time, he studies for his higher education entrance qualification at the Dr. Roland School and applies to enter the Academy of Fine Arts, where, in 1982, he enrols in Arnulf Rainer’s master class. An exciting and dedicated time follows. He devotes himself to the study of improvisation and voice, as well as the history of art. With his family Dalpra lives and works in Vienna (Austria), Anjuna (India) and Mas (Indonesia).