ANDREA GALVANI. BIOGRAPHY

Andrea Galvani (b. Verona, 1973) lives and works in New York and Mexico City. His conceptual research informs his use of photography, video, drawing, sculpture, performance, neon, archival materials, and monumental installations that are developed around the architecture of exhibition spaces. His practice seems to increase our awareness, drawing from concepts and tools across different disciplines, often adopting scientific languages and methodologies. The artist documents collective actions, visionary experiments, and physical phenomena whose spectacular monumentality is paradoxically unstable and ephemeral. Relationships between experience, physical effort, failure, the limitations of media and the locations in which he works appear as determining factors in the development of complex projects that are often the result of collaborations with institutions, universities, and research laboratories.

 

Andrea Galvani's work has been exhibited internationally in important museums and institutional spaces including: the Whitney Museum in New York; the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow; Mediations Biennial in Poznan, Poland; The Calder Foundation, New York; Aperture Foundation, New York; the Pavilion Center for Contemporary Art and Culture in Bucharest; the Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto; the Macro Museum of Rome; Bergamo's GAMeC; De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam; the Sculpture Center in New York; and many others. In 2011 he received the New York Exposure Prize and was nominated for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. In 2016, the Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto presented the first Galvani midcareer retrospective in Europe. In 2017, his work was selected to represent the Deutsche Bank Collection. In 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Audemars Piguet prize.

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