BIOGRAPHY

ANDREA FONTANARI

Andrea Fontanari was born in Trento (IT) in 1996. He lives and works in Trento.
Andrea Fontanari paints moments that focus on a new vision of the ordinary. Andrea Fontanari has lived in those rooms, slept in that bed, observed those stairs, left those places, painted them in his studio and gives back extraordinarily paintings that start from a hyper-realistic intent and – working by subtraction – leave us to the nature of light and colour.

Gigi Zoppello

He was recently invited to participate in the group institutional show Pittura italiana oggi at Milano Triennale (October 2023 – February 2024) curated by Damiano Gullì. In 2023 he was selected by critic Luca Beatrice for Supernova 23, an exhibition project hosted in the area of Gallerie d’Italia – Intesa SanPaolo within Miart. He was selected for the 21st Cairo Prize, held at Palazzo Reale in Milan in October 2022. In November 2020 he presented his first solo show Knock before entering at Boccanera Gallery. In the same year he was selected for the group institutional exhibition Ciò che vedo. Nuova figurazione in Italia at Galleria Civica of Trento curated by Alfredo Cramerotti e Margherita De Pilati. He was selected for the Artistic Prize Fondazione VAF-2019. In 2017 he was selected among the ive Italian artists under 35 to participate in the itinerant European Contemporary Art Biennale JCE – Jeune Création Eu-ropéenne (2017-2019).

ESSENTIAL CURRICULUM VITAE

Academic Year 2019-2020

Degree in Painting, Accademia delle Belle Arti, Venezia (IT)

2015

Degree in Visual Arts, Liceo Artistico Alessandro Vittoria, Trento (IT)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

ASSOLO #4 – opere su carta, Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea in collaboration with Boccanera Gallery Trento/Milano, Roma (IT)

2021

Solo show, curated by Giovanna Nicoletti, Boccanera Gallery, Milano (IT)

2020

Knock before entering, curated by Giovanna Nicoletti, Boccanera Gallery, Trento (IT)

2019

MyNameIsAndreaFontanari, Boccanera Gallery, Milano (IT)

2017

Art is not a familiar place, curated by Giusi Campisi and Alessandra Benacchio, solo exhibition within the performance/installation with accordionist Margherita Berlanda, Trento (IT)

2016

Just an echo of flowers, Luca Coser Studio, Trento, Italy
Ex Voto, painting installation in the ‘Festival Pergine Spettacolo Aperto’, curated by Carla Esperanza Tommasini, Trento, Italy
Time pattern, curated by Elena Lunghi, Festival Dominio Pubblico, Roma, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

Pittura Italiana oggi, curated by Damiano Gulli, Triennale Milano, Milano (IT)

La Storia non si ripete ma fa rima, curated by Giorgia Lucchi Boccanera and Hélène de Franchis, Studio la Città, Verona (IT)

Supernova 23, curated by Luca Beatrice, Intesa SanPaolo and Gallerie d’Italia for Miart, Milano (IT)

2022

Hit! Super-Micro Art-Fair, Galleria Studio la Città, With Boccanera Gallery Trento/Milano, Verona (IT)

21° Premio Cairo, Palazzo Reale, Milano (IT)

Buona fortuna ribelli, Collezione Scarzella, Cuneo (IT)

2021

Negli studi. Volti e luoghi dell’arte contemporanea in Trentino, curated by Mauro Cappelletti, Palazzo Roccabruna, Trento (IT)

2020

Ciò che vedo. Nuova Figurazione in Italia, curated by Alfredo Cramarotti and Margherita de Pilati, MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento (IT)

Boccanera Fiction, Boccanera Online Exhibition (IT)

Love is the answer, Boccanera Online Exhibition (IT)

2019

VIII Edition VAF Prize, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel (DE)

Cave Canem, Boccanera Gallery, Trento (IT)

VIII Edition VAF Prize, curated by Daniela Ferrari and Denis Isaia, MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto (IT)

European Contemporary Art Biennale, JCE– Jenue Création Européenne, curated by Andrea Ponsini, France, Spain, Romania, Portugal, Latvia, Italy, Denmark

2018

Grenzländer – Terre di Confine, curated by Giovanna Nicoletti, Boccanera Gallery, Trento (IT)

Reazioni a catena. Differenti vie della Pittura #1, curated by Gino Pisapia, Galleria 1/9unosunove, Roma (IT)

2017

Monsters, curated by Fabio Milani, Rocco Marino, Bat Gallery, Rome, Italy

Liquid Rooms- The labyrinth, curated by Luca Curci, Andrea Chinellato, Cà Zanardi, Venice, Italy

2015

Tracce di passaggio, curated by Martina Brollo, Sala imperiale, Ruffé- Mendola, Trento, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020

Negli Studi, volti e luoghi dell’arte contemporanea in Trentino, curated by Mauro Cappelletti, text by Alessandro Miorelli e Fiorenzo Degasperi, photos by Giorgio Salomon, Trento (IT)

Andrea Fontanari: Knock before entering, text by Giovanna Nicoletti, published by Boccanera Gallery, Trento/Milan (IT)

Ciò che vedo. Nuova figurazione in Italia, text by Margherita de Pilati, published by Mart, museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (IT)

2019

Cave Canem, text by Brigidina Gentile, published by Boccanera Gallery, Trento (IT)

Premio Fondazione VAF. Kunstpreis VAF-Stiftung, text by Daniela Ferrari, published by Manfredi, Imola (IT)

2018

Grenzländer, curated by Giorgia Lucchi Boccanera and Giovanna Nicoletti, text by Giovanna Nicoletti, published by Boccanera Gallery, Trento (IT)

La collezione di opere d’arte della Cassa Rurale Alta Valsugana curated by Roberto Festi

2017-2019

JCE Jeune Crèation Europèenne, Biennale d’art contemporain 2017/2019, curated by Andrea Ponsini, text by Francesca Testoni, published by Montrouge hauts de seine (FR)

AWARDS

2022

Finalist. Premio Cairo 2022, invited by Michele Bonuomo, Cairo Editore, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy

2021

Winner. Premio Montani Tesei under 35

2017

Winner of the selection for the JCE Art Biennal – Juan Creation Europeenne (JCE)

2016

Winner. “Open 2016” – Pergine Spettacolo Aperto the installaton “Ex Voto

SELECTED INTERVIEWS

2022

I colori di Andrea Fontanari, Rainews, 2022

2021

Interview with Andrea Fontanari, UntitleDV.com, 20/12/2021

Questioni di nudo // Il cretto di Burri // Studio visit, Te la do io l’arte (Nicolas Ballario) – Rai Radio 1,
23/10/2021

2020

Arte balsamo della psiche, la quarantena degli artisti, Andrea Fontanari, Luca Zuccala, 2020

2019

Artoday: Andrea Fontanari, 17/06/2019

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2022

04/03/2022, Teatro Studio (BZ) and 06/03/2022, Teatro SanbàPolis (TN) – Scenography for the
opera Silenzio/Silence, project winner of the third edition of Fringe, a competition organised by the Haydn
Foundation

WORKSHOP

2018

Workshop with Markus Lüpertz, Akademie der Bildenden Künste (AdBK), Alten Spinnerei, Kolbenmoor,
Germany

ART RESIDENCE

2019

JCE / Jeune Cration Europeenne Studio Program, Montrouge, Paris, France