Andrea Benetti - Official site in English


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Here the story of Andrea Benetti and his successes in the world of contemporary art. You will know the national and international collections, which have acquired the works of him. You will look at the photographs, exhibitions and artistic events created and in progress. You will read what professors, critics, journalists, who deal with painting and contemporary art (but not only) have written about his art. By clicking on the icons below, you can consult the entry "Andrea Benetti" on the Treccani encyclopedia, De Agostini encyclopedia, on WikiArt (the international encyclopedia of art) and translated into thirty languages on Wikipedia.

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Born in 1964, Andrea Benetti created and drew up the ”Manifesto of Neo Cave Art” presented at the 53rd Venice Biennale, in the pavilion entitled ”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 with and reinvents concepts and forms of Cave Andrea Benetti - Italian contemporary artpainting, creating an ideal bridge between the genesis of art and its contemporaneity. He has collaborated and continues to collaborate with various Italian and foreign universities, (including the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Bologna, Ferrara, Roma Tre, Lecce, Bergamo, Bari) on the realization of innovative projects. The aforementioned universities have implemented research studies and programming based on his art. Andrea Benetti's works are presented in world wide collections. In addition to the museums of contemporary art in Italy and abroad and prestigious private collections, including the United Nations, his works are showcased in the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Italian Parliament, in the Vatican, as well as 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 enjoyed the honor of meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Dozens of university professors and notable art critics have covered Andrea Benetti's art and have collaborated in the Italian painter’s creations. For many years the entry Andrea Benetti has been present in many encyclopedias, including the Treccani (the most important Italian encyclopedia), the WikiArt encyclopedia (the most important international online art encyclopedia), on the De Agostini encyclopedia ( and is present on Wikipedia, translated into thirty languages. In 2020, Andrea Benetti was awarded the 49th “Nettuno d'Oro” Award, the longest-running and most prestigious annual artistic award in the city of Bologna.