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Andrea Benetti

Born: 1964

Hometown: Bologna

Based in: Bologna

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Andrea Benetti was born in Bologna in 1964. He is a painter, photographer, and designer.

In 2006, he drew up the Manifesto of Neo-Cave Art, and presented in 2009 at the 53rd Venice Biennale, at the Ca' Foscari University. The Manifesto was inspired by the birth of art - prehistorical cave painting.

Andrea's artistic poetics transfigures, quotes, reinvents, and plays with ideas and forms of cave painting, creating an imaginary bridge between contemporaneity and the origin of art. For over ten years, the Bolognese artist has been carrying out projects in collaboration with various Italian and foreign universities, including Johns Hopkins University, the universities of Bologna, Ferrara, Bari, Roma Tre, Lecce and Bergamo.

Over the years, some universities have included Andrea's Neo-Cave Art in the research programme. His works have been acquired by museums and various institutional collections around the world, including that of the United Nations, the Quirinale (seat of the Presidency of the Italian Republic), the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the Vatican and some Italian Embassies around the world. In the last decade, Andrea Benetti has been received at the Quirinale, the Chamber of Deputies and the Vatican. He met Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 and Pope Francis in 2014.

Many university professors and important art critics wrote about his painting, actively participating in the projects conceived by the Emilian artist. For many years the entry Andrea Benetti has been present in many encyclopedias, including the Treccani and De Agostini (the most important Italian encyclopedias), the WikiArt encyclopedia (the most important world encyclopedia of art) and is present on Wikipedia, translated into thirty languages. In 2020, Andrea Benetti was awarded the 49th โ€œNettuno d'Oroโ€ prize, the longest-running and most prestigious artistic prize in the city of Bologna.

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โ€ข United Nations Art Collection โˆ™ New York, U.S.A.
โ€ข Vatican Art Collection โˆ™ Vatican City
โ€ข Argentine Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Art Collection โˆ™ Buenos Aires, Argentina
โ€ข Virginia Commonwealth University Art Collection โˆ™ Richmond, U.S.A.
โ€ข Copelouzos Family Art Museum Collection โˆ™ Athens, Greece
โ€ข Rinaldi-Paladino Art Museum Foundation โˆ™ Lugano, Switzerland
โ€ข Macia โˆ™ Italian Contemporary Art Museum in America โˆ™ San Jose, Costa Rica
โ€ข Italian Embassy in China Art Collection โˆ™ Beijing, China
โ€ข Italian Embassy in New Zealand Art Collection โˆ™ Wellington, New Zealand

โ€ข Quirinale Art Collection โˆ™ Italian Presidency of the Republic โˆ™ Roma, Italy
โ€ข Montecitorio Palace Art Collection โˆ™ Italian Parliament โˆ™ Chamber of Deputie โˆ™ Roma, Italy
โ€ข Mambo โˆ™ Museum of Modern Art of Bologna โˆ™ Bologna, Italy
โ€ข Museion โˆ™ Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano โˆ™ Bolzano, Italy
โ€ข University of Ferrara Art Collection โˆ™ Ferrara, Italy
โ€ข University of Bari Art Collection โˆ™ Bari, Italy
โ€ข U.N.E.S.C.O. Art Collection โˆ™ Bologna, Italy
โ€ข Camec โˆ™ Center of Modern and Contemporary Art โˆ™ La Spezia, Italy
โ€ข Municipality of Lecce Art Collection โˆ™ Lecce, Italy
โ€ข ARTinGENIO Museum โˆ™ Pisa, Italy
โ€ข Giacomo Casanova Foundation โˆ™ Venice, Italy
โ€ข O. Licini Contemporary Art Museum โˆ™ Ascoli Piceno, Italy
โ€ข F. P. Michetti Museum โˆ™ Francavilla al Mare, Italy
โ€ข A. Modigliani Museum โˆ™ Follonica, Italy
โ€ข S. Lega Museum โˆ™ Modigliana, Italy
โ€ข Speleological Museum "F. Anelli" Art Collection โˆ™ Grotte di Castellana, Italy
โ€ข Facchini Art Collection โˆ™ La Fenice et des Artistes โˆ™ Venezia, Italy
โ€ข Contemporary Art Museum Logudoro Meilogu Foundation โˆ™ Banari, Italy

๐๐ˆ๐Ž๐†๐‘๐€๐…๐ˆ๐€ ๐ƒ๐ˆ ๐€๐๐ƒ๐‘๐„๐€ ๐๐„๐๐„๐“๐“๐ˆ

Andrea Benetti รจ nato in Italia nel '64. Egli ha elaborato il Manifesto dell'Arte Neorupestre nell'anno 2006, successivamente (2009) presentato alla 53ยช Biennale di Venezia, presso l'universitร  Ca' Foscari. Il Manifesto affonda le proprie radici nella genesi dell'arte, nata nelle grotte della Preistoria. Andrea Benetti mutua, rielabora, riscrive le forme ed i concetti propri alla pittura Rupestre, figurando un ponte concettuale tra l'arte odierna e la propria genesi. Da molti anni, Andrea Benetti crea progetti e collabora con varie universitร , tra cui la Johns Hopkins University, le universitร  di Ferrara, Roma Tre, Bologna, Bari, Lecce e Bergamo. Alcune di esse hanno svolto la loro ricerca sull'arte contemporanea proprio sulla pittura Neorupestre di Andrea Benetti. Le opere del maestro emiliano sono presenti in tutto il mondo, nei musei e nelle collezioni istituzionali, tra cui quella del Quirinale (sede della Presidenza della Repubblica Italiana), delle Nazioni Unite, del Vaticano, della Camera dei Deputati e di alcune Ambasciate. Andrea Benetti รจ stato ricevuto al Palazzo del Quirinale, alla Camera Italiana dei Deputati ed in Vaticano, dove incontrรฒ Papa Benedetto XVI (2012) e Papa Francesco (2014). Durante la sua attivitร , vari professori universitari e critici d'arte di rilievo hanno aderito attivamente ai suoi progetti ed hanno scritto sulla sua arte. Da parecchi anni "Andrea Benetti"ย  รจ divenuta una voce enciclopedica, presente su varie enciclopedie, tra cui la Treccani e la De Agostini, che sono le piรน importanti enciclopedie italiane, WikiArt (la piรน importante enciclopedia online d'arte a livello mondiale) e su Wikipedia รจ tradotta in trenta lingue. Nell'anno 2020, ad Andrea Benetti รจ stato assegnato il 49ยฐ Premio Nettuno d'Oro, il premio annuale, nato nel 1971, piรน prestigioso della cittร  di Bologna, dedicato all'artista dell'anno.

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Andrea Benetti In The Studio

"The painting of the future was born in caves".Andrea Benetti

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More About Andrea Benetti

Question IconWhat inspires you?

My inspiration comes from the origin of art. From cave painting, which tens of thousands of years ago filled the caves of prehistory.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I can't explain what happens when I decide to create my work. I happen to transcend and lose the sense of time and space, as if immersed in a new world, which I will soon make known to the world, but I feel it as if it were not mine, but already existing thanks to someone else.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Strength, evocation, transcendence

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Joan Mirรฒ, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Keith Haring

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

The brush

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Forget the acrylics and use oil paints

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

In my studio inspiration is born, which is the sum of experiences, travels and thoughts elaborated day by day, everywhere and at any time.


Collections Featuring Andrea Benetti

1 Collection

Geometric Artworks

Geometric Artworks

77 Artists, 88 Products

Last updated: April 5, 2023


Credentials

Education

Accademia di Belle Arti

Italy, 1991

liceo artistico

Italy, 1984

Awards

Awarding of the Nettuno d'Oro Award of Bologna

2020

International Excellence Award at the University of Bari

2014

Special invitation to the LXI Michetti International Award

2010

LIII Venice Biennale: presentation Manifesto of Neo Cave Art

2009

Exhibitions

"London photo show 2022 ยท "Regno Unito ยท Londra ยท OXO Tower, Bargehouse Gallery, South Bank

United Kingdom, 2022

"Timeless shapes" ยท Bologna ยท Assemblea legislativa Regione Emilia Romagna

Italy, 2021

"inMovimento" ยท Bologna ยท Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini

Italy, 2017

"Volti contro la violenza" ยท Bologna ยท Palazzo D'Accursio

Italy, 2017

"Pater Luminum" ยท Gallipoli ยท Museo Civico di Gallipoli

Italy, 2017

"preHISTORIA CONTEMPORANEA" ยท Ferrara ยท Palazzo Turchi di Bagno ยท Universitร  di Ferrara

Italy, 2016

"Omaggio alla pittura Rupestre" ยท La Spezia ยท Museo del Castello di San Giorgio

Italy, 2016

"Signum Crucis ยท "Bologna ยท Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini

Italy, 2016

"Astrattismo delle origini" ยท Lecce ยท Castello Carlo V

Italy, 2015

"VR60768 ยท anthropomorphic figure" ยท Roma ยท Camera dei Deputati

Italy, 2015

alla roccia alla tela ยท Il travertino nella pittura Neorupestre" ยท Ascoli Piceno ยท Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo

Italy, 2014

"Il colore della luce โ€“ opere in bianco" ยท Bologna ยท Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini

Italy, 2014

"Colori e suoni delle Origini ยท La genesi della pittura" ยท Bari ยท Universitรก Aldo Moro ยท Ex Palazzo delle Poste

Italy, 2014

"Symphonie de Couleurs II" ยท Venezia ยท Palazzo Merati dโ€™Audiffret de Greoux

Italy, 2013

"Colori e suoni delle Origini" ยท Bologna ยท Palazzo Dโ€™Accursio

Italy, 2013

"Il Simbolismo nella pittura Neorupestre" ยท Siracusa ยท Galleria dโ€™Arte Contemporanea Montevergini

Italy, 2012

"La Colecciรณn de Arte Contemporรกneo Italiana" ยท Costa Rica ยท San Josรจ ยท Banco Nacional del Costa Rica

Costa Rica, 2012

"Tracce apocrife" ยท Roma ยท Palazzo Taverna ยท Modigliani Intitut Archives Lรฉgales Paris - Rome

Italy, 2012

"M173 Croโ€“Magnon ยท Tracce apocrife" ยท Bologna ยท Palazzo Pepoli ยท Campogrande

Italy, 2012

Bologna ยท Grand Hotel Baglioni ยท "B.P. Before present"

Italy, 2011

"La pittura Neorupestre" ยท Grotte di Castellana (BA) ยท Caverna "La Grave"

Italy, 2011

"I contemporanei a Follonica" ยท Follonica (GR) ยท Pinacoteca Amedeo Modigliani di Follonica

Italy, 2011

Bologna ยท Tedofra Art Gallery ยท "Anfratti della pittura neorupestre"

Italy, 2011

"Portraits dโ€™Artistes ยท Roma ยท Palazzo Taverna ยท Modigliani Institut

Italy, 2010

"Diorama italiano" ยท Francavilla al Mare (CH) ยท MuMi ยท Museo F. P. Michetti

Italy, 2010

"Lโ€™antico incontra il moderno" ยท Bologna ยท Galleria Fondantico

Italy, 2009

Mostra personale ยท Bologna ยท Royal Carlton Hotel

Italy, 2009

"La pittura come emozione" ยท Palazzo Malvezzi ยท Sede della Provincia di Bologna

Italy, 2009

Presentazione del Manifesto dell'Arte Neorupestre ยท Venezia ยท 53. Biennale di Venezia

Italy, 2009

Mostra collettiva con lโ€™esposizione della "Cariatide" di Amedeo Modigliani ยท Milano ยท Fondazione Mantovani

Italy, 2009

Festa dโ€™Europa ยท Foggia ยท Palazzo "Dogana" sede della Provincia di Foggia

Italy, 2009

"La Pittura Neorupestre" ยท Roma ยท Palazzo Brancaccio

Italy, 2009

Guerra e Pace" ยท Museo delle Genti dโ€™Abruzzo

Italy, 2008

Mostra personale ยท Roma ยท Aeroporto di Pratica di Mare

Italy, 2008

"Memory" ยท Johns Hopkins University

Italy, 2008

"Olio e cacao su tela" ยท Bologna ยท Atelier Zensi

Italy, 2008

MINT ยท Milano ยท Castello Sforzesco

Italy, 2008