Renzo Bergamo was born in Portogruaro (small town near Venice) on November 2, 1934. At the age of thirteen, encouraged by his father who recognised rather early his son’s artistic talents, Bergamo had his first public exhibition. Bergamo’s sensitivity and sincerity of emotions were characteristics tested at early age – as his mother passed away when he was 4 and his father when he was in his teens.
At the beginning of the 1950s, Bergamo met the famous writer Giovanni Comisso, an author whose style was once defined of visual wonders, and whose mentoring and fostering of Bergamo made for a lifelong, almost filial kin.
In Treviso he also met Andrea Zanzotto, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Mario Soldati, Gian Francesco Malipiero and other intellectuals belonging to the spontaneous circle of the “Veneto Felice", within which Bergamo was fostered and nurtured as the enfant prodige of painting. Undoubtedly, those were the formative years, both at a personal and professional level.

At the end of the ‘50s he spent two years in the Tuscan Maremma before making of Milan his permanent home. There, Comisso introduced him to representative of the intellectual and artistic world like Bruno Munari (funder of the Italian current of "Concrete Art and Design”, also known as Concretism), Franco Grignani (Constructivism and Abstractism) and Giorgio Strehler (major representative of Italian Opera and Theatre directorship).

Bergamo lived and worked in Via Madonnina, in proximity of the Bar Giamaica, the artistic café, where he would debate and connect with many other intellectuals and creatives of the time (Fontana, Manzoni, Dova, Scanavino, Peverelli and Crippa).
It is around this time that his concept of Cosmic Abstraction - a leit-motif - in Bergamo’s work - started to emerge more and more strongly. Within it, Bergamo made more apparent the intrinsic union between Art and Science, formal aesthetics and scientific dynamism thus transferring his intuitions into his work. From an initial figurative approach to painting, he soon shifted to the representation of gravitational fields, atoms and his vision of the of Galaxies. During this period of metamorphosis of his artistic expression, Bergamo started researching and exploring powerful physical events such as cosmic explosions, while experimented with the absolute white chromatic synthesis on which he applied the relief painting technique that would become a distinctive element in his work. In so doing, Renzo Bergamo traced with acute visual perception the infinite small and the infinite big in their integrated, dynamic interactions that the Universe is the canvass for.

In 1965, he went to New York together with other artists representative of the Italian Avant-Guarde to hold an exhibition, financed by the Foreign Ministry and from the Municipality of Milan, with the intent of exporting the products of this current in the States.

In the early ‘70s Bergamo partook with a group of artists and intellectuals to the creation of the artistic movement called "Astrarte". Meetings took place in via S. Carpofaro in Milano, where they analysed and debated topics in exploration of the kin between Art and Science. Questions such as: "is it possible to measure space-time? And can we separate the present, past and future?" were to the forefront of the debates.

In 1979 and with the support of Milan City Council, Promoter Art publicly supported the launched of this new movement through an exhibition dedicated to the Avant-garde of the 90s: "Futurismo, Spazialismo, Astrarte" (a concept, the latter, already introduced in 1976 by the author Andrea Bisicchia). Albeit the intense and creative beginnings of the movement, a few years later Bergamo decided to leave the group, as he felt the commercialization of art started biasing the important creative processes of expressing new artistic expression.

Distancing himself from a more public participation to the mundane world of the arts, he found a renewed inspiration à la recherche du truthfulness of thoughts, as well limited his production on commissioned work for only a limited number of collectors. The theme of mystery surrounding the fundamental essence of the universe and life became more and more prevalent in his work as well as his writings (in 1990 he wrote:"this is the era of Pi Greco").

In 1985, turning 50, he decided to move to Sardinia, charmed by what he claimed is the powerful and magical energy of the island, hoping to gain new inspiration and introspection while working on his painting experiment, surrounded by a still uncorrupted natural landscape, intensity of light and uniqueness of colours’ hues.

In Sardinia he worked on a number of paintings exploring chaos as a dynamic turbulence, which creates new horizons – a constant flux of energy and matter. This period was defined by the artist the "Aesthetics of Chaos", when he investigated the colours behind and within the matter, seeing them as a sort of chromo-dynamic quantums, in the attempt of re-writing a new, personal "grammatical construction" of the Universe that allowed for a new linguistic description versus the prescriptive of the commercialized world of the arts.
For him the Universe is music, vibrations, and "Music" is the title he gave to some works produced at this time. The gift of a piano by his wife allowed him experimentation and cross-fertilisation of ideas and approaches between music and painting.
It is a rather challenging task capturing Bergamo’s artistic vision within the limiting dimension of a single movement, or through a discrete interpretation of each element represented. The tangible proof is in his technique which shows a harmonious, constant shifting from medium to medium, from the use of watercolors to ink, from acrylic to oil-based paint. What the eye can capture are infinitive series of permutations interpreted by the innate wisdom of the artist to marry materials and colors together. Bergamo is a sincere poet, never led by rhetoric and who does not take anything for granted; hence, he is able to develop a strong analytical sensibility in exploring the surroundings, while constantly seeking for that common denominator that is in the essence of things.

In 2000, he began a new investigative approach he named "Cosmic Archaeology", through which he once again experimented with the "syntax" of language of new signs as perceived by him within the world of radioactivity.

On May 10th 2004, Renzo Bergamo passed away suddenly. A few days before his death, when asked by a young artist for advice about the Art of doing Arts, he firmly replied with what can very well been his legacy to artists in posterity: "If you want to be an artist you need to love, to be determined, to be brave and sincere. Arts teach the courage to dare".