Balocco began his artistic explorations in the 1980s. Over the last 10 years he has focused his research on botanical themes, on systemic interdepencies on the planet, on shamanism, and on the relationship between mankind and nature. From these experiences he has developed a concept of art and art-works as a joint creation by the artist and the viewer.
2015 "Naked Plants", site-specific installation at the Norsa Synagogue, Festivaletteratura, Mantova, recorded in the artist’s book Naked Plants, Aboca Edizioni;
2015 "Come le Arti raccontano le Piante" (Balocco, Pistoletto, Cosma), Brera Academy, Milan;
2016 "Cosmovisione Shuar", Museo della Grafica, Pisa – curated by Francesca Bacci, catalogue by ETS editions;
2016 "The Surprise of Life", G.A.M. Palazzo della Ragione, Verona – curated by Francesca Bacci;
2017 "Immaginando. The Image through the Senses", Palazzo Ducale Stanza dei Capitani, Mantova; catalogue by Crowdbooks Editions, curated by Peter Assmann;
2017 "Rendere onore al mondo vegetale", Galleria Nazionale, Rome – curated by Cristiana Collu, Annarosa Buttarelli and Francesca Bacci;
2018 "Belle di Natura", Messina Museum, Milan – curated by Francesca Bacci and Maria Fratelli, catalogue by Crowdbooks Editions;
2018 "Witjai il gene verde della razza umana", Castello D'Albertis, Genova– curated by Gianluca Balocco and Maria Camilla de Palma, catalogue by Crowdbooks editions;
2018 "The Chinese Doll", B.A.C.O. Museum, Bergamo + The Toogood Society, Milan + The Museo della Bambola, Fondazione Furga – curated by Elio Grazioli; recorded in the artist’s book The Chinese Doll, Toogood Society, Editore.