Andrea Benetti

Andrea Benetti is an Italian visual artist, born in 1964. A painter, photographer and artistic designer, he is also the author of installations and video art works. In 2006, he conceived and drafted the Manifesto of Neo-Cave Art, which was presented in 2009, at the 53rd Venice Art Biennial, at Ca’ Foscari University. In summary, the Manifesto is inspired by the origin of art, which originated in the caves of Prehistory. In his own works, Andrea Benetti cites, transfigures and reinvents concepts and forms of Cave painting, as hypothesizes an imaginary bridge between the contemporaneity of art and its genesis. For nearly two decades, Andrea Benetti has been carrying out projects in collaboration with various universities, including the universities of Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Ferrara, Johns Hopkins University, Lecce, Messina, Roma Tre, and Venice. Thanks to the collaborations developed over the years, Neo-Cave painting has been included by some universities in the university research program, in the field of contemporary art.

Andrea Benetti - Italian Artist

Andrea Benetti ‘s works can be found in contemporary art museums and in many Italian and foreign institutional collections, including the art collection of the United Nations, the Presidency of the Italian Republic (Palazzo del Quirinale), the Chamber of Deputies(Palazzo Montecitorio), the Vatican, and several Italian Embassies. Thanks to these acquisitions, Andrea Benetti has been received at the Palazzo del Quirinale, the Chamber of Deputies and at the Vatican, where he met Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 and Pope Francis in 2014. There are many university professors of Contemporary Art History and important art critics who have written and analyzed the artistic work of Andrea Benetti, actively participating in projects conceived by the Emilian artist. For several years, Andrea Benetti” has become an encyclopedic entry, present with its biography in the encyclopedias Treccani, De Agostini, WikiArt (the international art encyclopedia) and Wikipedia, where the detailed history of the artist is translated into thirty languages. In 2020, Andrea Benetti was awarded the 49th “Nettuno d’Oro” Award, the longest-running (1971) and most prestigious annual art award in the city of Bologna. Andrea Benetti ‘s most recent exhibitions were held in Bologna at the headquarters of the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region, in London at the Oxo Tower, in Venice at Palazzo Zaguri, and in Milan at the ArTheoria Warehouse space.

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Andrea Benetti - Italian Artist

For the 60th Venice Biennial
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For the 60th Venice Biennial

From May 21st to September 30th 2024 · Zaguri Palace · Venice “Archetypes in oblivion” by Andrea Benetti and Dario […]...

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Collections | Vatican City

November 2012  ·  Andrea Benetti’s work was acquired in the Vatican Collections Vatican City  ·  Paul VI Hall Andrea Benetti’s [&hel...

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Venice | 53rd Art Biennial

November 2009 · 53rd Venice Art Biennial · Andrea Benetti presented the Manifesto of Neo-Cave Art Venezia  ·  Ca’ Foscari […]...

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Bologna | 49th Nettuno d’oro Award

October 2020 · The 49th “Nettuno d’Oro Award” awarded to Andrea Benetti in Bologna Bologna · Royal Hotel Carlton In […]...

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Collections | Quirinal Palace

March 2012 · A work by Andrea Benetti acquired in the Quirinal Collection Rome · Quirinal Palace · Presidency of […]...

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Collections | United Nations

November 2010 · Andrea Benetti’s work was acquired in the U.N. United Nations Collection U.S.A. · New York · United […]...