He graduated architecture in Zagreb.
He had done over 200 exhibitions (ceramic, sculpture and painting) on all of he continents since 1961. His art works are presented in the museums and art galleries in Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Australia and Egypt.
He was awarded with prestigious prizes in Faenca, Gualdo, Tadino, etc. Hanibal Salvaro has been a member of the International Academy in Ceramic (IAC) in Geneva since 1981. He was a founder of the World Triennale of Small Ceramics in Zagreb in 1984, of Anti-war ceramic workshops (ALKER) in 1991 and Visual art discount centre (LADICA) in 2000.