Born in 1964, Andrea Benetti created and drew up the “Manifesto of Neo Cave Art” presented at the 53rd Venice Biennale, in the pavilion called “Nature and Dreams”, located at the Ca ‘Foscari University. Conceptually, the Manifesto is inspired by the genesis of art. In his works, Andrea Benetti cites, transfigures, plays, reinvents concepts and forms of Cave painting, creating an ideal bridge between the genesis of art and its contemporaneity. He has collaborated and still collaborates to the realization of projects with various Italian and foreign universities, including the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Bologna, Ferrara, Roma Tre, Lecce, Bergamo, Bari. These universities have carried out research on his art. Benetti’s works are present in collections all over the world. In addition to the museums of contemporary art in Italy and abroad and prestigious private collections, including the United Nations, his works are present in the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Italian Parliament, in the Vatican, in various Embassies. For this reason, he was received at the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Chamber of Deputies (Italian Parliament) and in the Vatican, where he met Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. There are dozens of university professors and important art critics who have written about Benetti’s art and have participated in the projects that the Italian painter has created. In 2020, Benetti was awarded the 49th “Nettuno d’Oro” Award, the longest-running and most prestigious annual artistic award in the city of Bologna.
ANDREA BENETTI’S WORKS AROUND THE WORLD
UNITED NATIONS ART COLLECTION ∙ New York, U.S.A.
VATICAN ART COLLECTION ∙ Vatican, Italy
ARGENTINE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS ∙ Buenos Aires, Argentina
RINALDI-PALADINO ART MUSEUM FOUNDATION ∙ Lugano, Switzerland
MACIA ∙ ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM IN AMERICA ∙ San Jose, Costa Rica
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY ∙ Richmond, U.S.A.
ITALIAN EMBASSY IN CHINA ∙ Beijing, China
ITALIAN EMBASSY IN NEW ZEALAND ∙ Wellington, New Zealand
QUIRINALE ART COLLECTION ∙ ITALIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC ∙ Roma, Italy
MONTECITORIO PALACE ∙ ITALIAN PARLIAMENT ∙ CHAMBER OF DEPUTIE ∙ Roma, Italy
UNIVERSITY OF FERRARA ART COLLECTION ∙ Ferrara, Italy
UNIVERSITY OF BARI ART COLLECTION ∙ Bari, Italy
MAMBO ∙ MUSEUM OF MODERN ART BOLOGNA ∙ Bologna, Italy
MUSEION ∙ MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART BOLZANO ∙ Bolzano, Italy
CAMeC ∙ CENTRO D’ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA ∙ La Spezia, Italy
FACCHINI COLLECTION ∙ LA FENICE ET DES ARTISTES ∙ Venezia, Italy
MUNICIPALITY OF LECCE ART COLLECTION ∙ Lecce, Italy
OSVALDO LICINI CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ∙ Ascoli Piceno, Italy
AMEDEO MODIGLIANI MUSEUM ∙ Follonica, Italy
F. P. MICHETTI MUSEUM ∙ Francavilla al Mare, Italy
SILVESTRO LEGA MUSEUM ∙ Modigliana, Italy
SPELEOLOGICAL MUSEUM “FRANCO ANELLI” ∙ Grotte di Castellana, Italy
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ∙ LOGUDORO MEILOGU FOUNDATION ∙ Banari, Italy
To see more of Andrea’s artworks, visit his official webiste.