Andrea Mastrovito

Andrea Mastrovito (Bergamo, 1978) lives and works in New York. His work is characterized by the reinvention of exhibition spaces and the use of basic techniques -such as drawing and cropping- or conversely complex, as in the case of synchronized video installations. In recent years he has exhibited in some of the major Italian and international museums. In August 2017 was released his first animated film NYsferatu, screened in Central Park and the film Festival in Rome.

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2x10 Ten artists for our 20-year birthday

From 03/10/2015 To 31/01/2016

Andrea MAstrovito. Here The Dreamers Sleep

From 20/02/2015 To 17/05/2015
Exhibition's curator Eugenio Viola, Marco Bazzini

Andrea Mastrovito was born in 1978 in Bergamo. Now he lives between Italy and the United States.

His work is characterised by the reinvention of public spaces and by the use of different techniques such as drawing and cutout, but also by performance and synchronized video installations.

In the last few years he exhibited his artworks in the main national and international museums, just to name a few: the MAXXI in Rome, the MART in Rovereto, the Museo del Novecento in Milan, the Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato, the Andersen Museum in Rome, the MUDAC of Lausanne and the MAD of New York.

His work is part of the greatest Italian private collections, and it is also part of the collections of several museums such as the Museo del Novecento in Milan, the MUDAM in Luxembourg and GAMec in Bergamo.

Mastrovito can claim many solo shows under his belt not only in Italy, but also in France, Switzerland, Germany and USA, as well as the collaborations outside the art world (from the fashion industry to the music one, from cinema to the sport world).

Among the collaborations he realized the project 9000 papillons for Maison Dior Homme and I am dreaming of..., created for Sephora, 5th Avenue in New York.

In 2014 together with the artist Stefano Arienti he realized the project for the New Church dedicated to Pope Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo, Mastrovito took charge of the apse, creating three big golden stained-glass windows.

Also in 2014 Mastrovito gave life to a public project called Kickstarting in Bushwick neighborhood in New York, project realized for and with the help of the Bushwick children.

Recently the artist is involved in the promotion of his last ambitious work, NYsferatu - Symphony of a Century, a refined mute animated film, made of 35 thousands drawings.

The movie is been screened several times in Europe and in USA, it succeeded even in Italy, where it has been presented to the Festival of Cinema in Rome in 2017 and at Stelline Foundation in Milan in 2018.

Solo exhibitions



2018 Symphonie eines Jahrhunderts, curated by Julia Draganovic, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck, Germany
Le Jardin des Histoires du Monde, Galerie Art Bartschi & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland
NYsferatu - Symphony of a Century, curated by Alessandra Klimciuk, Stelline Foundation, Milan, Italy


2017 NYsferatu - Symphony of a Century, produced by More Art; Queens Museum, Magazzino Italian Art, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Sunset Park, Hudson River Park, Italian Cultural Center, Cantor Film Center, New York, MAXXI, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.


2016 Sette Opere di Misericordia, curated by Giuliano Zanchi, Museo Bernareggi, Bergamo, Italy
Vitriol, permanent installation for XVI Ermanno Casoli Prize at Angelini Srl, Ancona, Italy


2015 Les Etrangers, Galerie Art Bartschi & Cie, Geneve, Switzerland
Here the Dreamers Sleep, curated by Marco Bazzini and Eugenio Viola, Andersen Museum, Rome, Italy
N'importe où hors du monde (Three solo shows): Les amis du people, Centre pour l'art contemporain, Montelimar; Ration K, Chateau de Suze; The Unnamed Feeling, Chateau de Grignan, France


2014 At The End Of The Line, curated by Stefano Raimondi and Sara Fumagalli, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Kickstarting - Permanent Installation, Saint Joseph in Bushwick, Brooklyn NY, USA
Neverending End: 100 last pages - Permanent Installation, Bergamo, Italy
Kickstarting #2, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, USA
Giovanni 19,30 - Permanent Installation, Johannes XXIII Church, Bergamo, Italy


2012 Ritratto dell'artista da giovane, Moroso Prize, New York, USA
The Modern Prometheus, Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneve, Switzerland
The Last Man, Analix Forever, Geneve, Switzerland
Fernando Bryce and Andrea Mastrovito, curated by Arnaud Fourrier, Pavillon Blanc, Colomiers, France


2011 Le Cinque Giornate, curated by Alessandra Galasso, Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy
Easy Come Easy Go, curated by Julia Draganovic, Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, Italy
Martyres, 1000eventi Gallery, Milan, Italy
A Sud del Cielo, Chiostro di San Lupo, Bergamo, Italy
I am dreaming of..., Sephora 5th Avenue, New York, USA


2010 Velocità d'automobile + fiori, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, USA
The Catcher in the Rye, BC Fine Arts Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


2009 Love is a four-letter word, Foley Gallery, New York, USA
Climat Poetique, Hotel de Ville, Geneva, Switzerland
Pindemonte, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
La Bonne Nouvelle, Centre d'art Contemporain, Lacoux, France
Enciclopedia dei fiori da giardino, Assab One – Ex GEA, Milan, Italy


2008 Black Bag - American Philosophy of Composition, Foley Gallery, New York, USA
Project room, Pulse Fair, New York, USA
Libraries are not made, they grow, Italian Academy at Columbia University, New York, USA
9000 papillons, Dior Central, Paris, France
L'origine delle specie, Galleria Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy
Nickelodeon, 1000eventi Gallery and Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Le jour qui n’arrive jamais, Jerome Ladiray Gallery, Rouen, France


2007 Millionnaire, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Solo Show, for Art Brussel, Palais des Exposition, Brussels, Belgium


2006 In & Out of Life, Galleria 1000eventi and Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Post Modern, curated by A. Bruciati, GC.AC, Monfalcone, Italy


2005 Stefano Arienti & Andrea Mastrovito, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Wild Beast Caged, Galleria Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy


2003 Fear of the Dark, The Flat, Milan, Italy



Group exhibitions



2017 Double Coding, curated by Marie-Noelle Farcy, Mudam, Luxembourg
12th Rome Film Fest, Rome, Italy
Arazzeria Pennese. La contemporaneità del basso liccio, curated by Barbara Martusciello, MACRO, Rome, Italy
Con amore più che per amore, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Drawing Praxis, Galerie Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium
Collective V, Galerie Art Bartschi & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland
Il Pittore e la Modella, Assab One, Milan, Italy


2016 VI Biennale d'Anglet - La Littorale, curated by Paul Ardenne, Anglet
Premio Fondazione VAF, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy; Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany; Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany
Home(Ward), Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, USA
Airmail, curated by Richard Gorman, Assab One, Milan, Italy
S.U.P.E.R., Bibo's Place, Todi, Italy
It Occurs to Me that I Am America, curated by A. Facente, V. Santi, G. Trabaldo Togna, Italian Institute of Culture, New York, USA


2015 2x10. Dieci artisti per vent’anni di Boxart, Boxart Gallery, Verona, Italy
Le stanze d'Aragona. Pratiche pittoriche in Italia all'alba del nuovo millennio (capitolo III), Palermo, Italy
The Forest of Possibilities, curated by Natasha Howes, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby, UK; Woodend, Scarborough, UK; Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton; The Courthouse, Thirsk, UK
Inside the Matter, Fondazione Rivoli2, Milan, Italy
Avec des Mots, Art Bartschi & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland
Tech 4 Change, curated by Mari F. Sundet, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Ovreeiker, Norway
Collective IV, Art Bartschi & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland


2014 When is a neighbor a stranger, curated by Agnieszka Kulazinska, Laznia Center, Gdansk, Poland
Interact - 11th East Wing Biennial, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
15° Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy
7° Premio Grafica Santa Croce, Santa Croce sull'Arno, Italy
Open Studios, ISCP, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Omaggio ad Arturo Toffetti, curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio and Stefano Raimondi, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Ceci n'est pas une idèe, curated by Gino Pisapia, Fondazione Biagiotti, Florence, Italy
This is the way, step inside!, Giuseppe Pero Gallery, Milan, Italy
Select cuts & alterations, Foley Gallery, New York, USA
Aide Protects 2014 - Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
On Paper, curated by Umberto Palestini, ARCA - Laboratorio per le arti contemporanee, Teramo, Italy


2013 Ciutat de Palma Award for Visual Arts, Casal Solleric, Palma de Maiorca, Spain
La Magnifica Ossessione, MART, Rovereto, Italy
Blumm Prize, curated by Martina Cavallarin, Embassy of Italy, Brussels, Belgium
Trait papier - essai sur le dessin contemporain, curated by Karine Tissot, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Yverdon et Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
The Fist Cut, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham and Sea City Museum, Southampton, UK
Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdansk, Laznia Center for Contemporary Arts, Gdansk, Poland
Ogni Cosa a suo tempo cap. VI, curated by Stefano Raimondi and Mauro Zanchi, Palazzo della Misericordia, Bergamo, Italy
Collective II, Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneve, Switzerland
Coda Paper Art, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
The Opposite of Justice, curated by Stefano Raimondi and Mauro Zanchi, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy


2012 The First Cut, curated by Natasha Howes and Fiona Corridan, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Tecnica Mista, curated by Marina Pugliese, Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy
Printemps de Toulouse, curated by Paul Ardenne, Toulouse, France
Trait papier - essai sur le dessin contemporain, curated by Karine Tissot, Musèe des Beaux Arts, Ville de la Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
Expanded Drawings, curated by Pilar Ribal Simò, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Pop-Up, curated by Lidedij Edelkoort, MuDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
HoHò, curated by Marco Bazzini, Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo, Florence, Italy
Still Life, 1000eventi Gallery, Milan, Italy
Noir Clair, curated by Barbara Polla and Victor de Bonnecaze, Quang Gallery, Paris, France
Metamorphosis, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Udine, Italy


2011 Prix Canson 2011, Hotel de Sauroy, Paris, France
Biennale Giovani Monza, curated by Marco Bazzini, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy
Il Bel Paese dell'Arte. Etiche ed Estetiche della Nazione, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Maria Cristina Rodeschini, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Gentlemen of Verona, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
Quelli che restano, curated by Mimmo Di Marzio and Nicoletta Castellaneta, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
Premio Moroso, curated by Andrea Bruciati, GC.AC., Monfalcone, Italy
24 fps vol. II, 1000eventi Galllery, Milan, Italy


2010 The Sixth Borough, curated by NLE (No Longer Empty) curators Manon Slome and Julian Navarro, Governors Island, New York, USA
Eu Open House Day, Embassy of Italy, Washington, USA
Cars & Bikes, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneve, Switzerland
Contemporary Christmas Art, The Rinascente Palace - Piazza Duomo, Milan, Italy
Il Museo Privato, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Maria Cristina Rodeschini, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Giorni Felici, Villa Testori, Novate Milanese, Milan, Italy
Art first, curated by Julia Draganovic, Aeroporto Marconi, Bologna, Italy
One shot! Football and contemporary art, curated by Pierre-Olivier Rollin, B.P.S.22, Charleroi, Belgium
Libri d'artista dalla Collezione Consolandi, 1919-2009, curated by Giorgio Maffei and Angela Vettese, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy


2009 SLASH!/Paper under the knife, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA
Post Tenebra Lux, Analix Forever, Geneve, Switzerland
5 + 1, 1000eventi Gallery, Milan, Italy
I volti della fede, Museo di San Silvestro, Vicenza, Italy
New Italian Epic, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Brown project space, Milan, Italy
Italian Artists New York, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York, USA
Una Collezione trasversale – ALT, Alzano Lombardo (BG), Italy


2008 Cantieri d’Arte, public project for Viterbo, Viterbo, Italy
XV Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Soft Cell, curated by A. Bruciati, GC.AC, Monfalcone, Italy
Experimenta, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Farnesina, Rome, Italy
30 pratiche pittoriche in Italia, curated by A. Bruciati, Modern and Contempoarary Art Gallery of San Marino, San Marino, Republic of San Marino
Arrivi e Partenze, curated by A. Fiz, W. Gasperoni, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy
De rerum Natura, 1000eventi Gallery, Milan, Italy


2007 Alberi d'artista, curated by Cristina Rodeschini e Giacinto di Pietrantonio, public project for GAMEC, Bergamo, Italy
Apocalittici e Integrati, curated by P. Colombo, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Nessuna Paura, curated by M. Bazzini, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Florence, Italy
Il Velo, curated by A. Busto, CeSAC, Caraglio (CN), Italy
La Giovine Italia, curated by R. Barilli, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, Italy
Volare, curated by G. Romano, Galleria CorsoVeneziaOtto, Milan, Italy
24fps, 1000eventi gallery, Milan, Italy
Arcani Maggiori, curated by M. Kaufmann, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Galleria In Arco, Turin, Italy


2006 La Giovine Italia, curated by R. Barilli, Ex cementificio Sicli - Galleria d’Arte Fabbrica, Gambettola, Italy
Globe Theatre Art, curated by M. Modana, G. Montrasio, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Handsome, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
IM01. L’immagine sottile le nuove acquisizioni di arte contemporanea della Galleria comunale d’arte contemporanea di Monfalcone, curated by A. Bruciati, GC.AC, Monfalcone (GO), Italy
Painting Codes. I codici della pittura, curated by A. Bruciati, A. Galasso, GC.AC, Monfalcone, Italy
Premio Cairo 2006, Museo della Permanente, Milan, Italy
Videoart Yearbook 2006, curated by R. Barilli, Complesso di Santa Cristina - Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy


2005 Altri Fantasmi, curated by L. Carcano, N. Mangione, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, GAS Art Gallery, Galleria in Arco, Turin, Italy
Beauty Not so difficult, curated by M. Cingolani, Fondazione Stelline- Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan; Italian Consulate, Berlin, Germany
Clip’it, curated by L. Beatrice, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; British School at Rome, Rome, Italy; Teatro Pavone, Perugia, Italy; Gay Palace, Rotterdam, The Nederlands
Con altri occhi. La città vista dai giovani artisti, curated by K. Anguelova, Roberto Pinto, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Italy
Dodici pittori italiani. Dieci anni dopo, curated by L. Beatrice, Galleria In Arco, Turin, Italy
Prague Biennale 2, curated by L. Beatrice, Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic


2004 Arte-Jeunesse, Istituto Francese, Florence, Italy
AssabOne 2004, curated by R. Pinto, Ex GEA, Milan, Italy
Empowerment. Cantiere Italia, curated by M. Scotini, Villa Croce - Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Genova, Italy
Fuori Uso 2004Storytelling, Ferrotel, Pescara, Italy
Play at Cirrus, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Premio Nazionale Giovane Pittura Italiana P. Loverini, Sala della Provincia, Bergamo, Italy
Questi Fantasmi, Galleria 1000eventi, Milan, Italy
Senza Freni!, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, MilanoThe Black Album, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy


2003 Antonio Fiorini, Ivan Malerba, Andrea Mastrovito, ES arte contemporanea, Turin, Italy
De l’autre côte des Alpes, curated by C. Mailler, Biagiotti Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
XS – Extrasmall, Galleria San Salvatore, Modena, Italy


2002 Amore, curated by L. Beatrice, Silbernagl Undergallery, Milan, Italy
Italian Boys, Analix Forever, Geneve, Switzerland


1998 Rock Around the clock, Galleria Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy






2016 XVI Premio Ermanno Casoli, awarded by Fondazione Ermanno Casoli, Ancona, Italy


2014 Pacco d'artista 2014, awarded by Poste Italiane, Rome, Italy


2013 International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), 6 months Residency, New York, USA


2012 Moroso New York Prize, 1st prize, awarded by Moroso Design, Udine, Italy
Art Competition for Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway, 2nd prize, awarded by City of Gdansk, Poland
Qui l'arte è di Casa, 1st prize awarded by the City of Bergamo, Italy


2011 Rottapham|Madaus, Special Prize, awarded by Biennale dei Giovani, Milan, Italy


2010 Giorni Felici Contest, 1st Prize, awarded by Casa Testori, Milan, Italy
New York Italian Academy Foundation Prize, awarded by Italian Academy Foundation, New York, USA


2007 New York Prize, awarded by The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair, New York, USA


2005 Analix Residency Prize, awarded by Analix Forever, Geneve, Switzerland