Biography - Exibitions

BIOGRAPHY

Andrea Berni was born in Florence in 1982 where he began his artistic training. Attracted by the world of sculpture, he moved to Carrara where he graduated in 2006 from the Academy of Fine Arts before opening his studio together with other artists - a place where not only he continues to enrich his artistic research by experimenting with traditional and contemporary techniques, but a place of cultural exchange that over the years has become one of Carrara's well-known art spaces. He has participated in exhibitions and sculpture symposiums in France, Norway, Lithuania, Lebanon and Germany; thanks to which he has had the opportunity to install public sculptures and establish deep friendships with artists from around the world.
In 2018 he began his collaboration with the Paola Raffo gallery in Pietrasanta.

In his continuous observation of the world and society that surrounds him, he concentrates on certain aspects which he expounds upon in the series “Indifferents”.
With this work he aims to underline the study of the most profound human sensations and emotions. Individuals submerged by stimuli that they do not understand, dissociated from life, in a state of profound and perennial indifference. Individuals made single, with stolen souls, apathetic, immobilized and prisoners. Deeply nihilistic, devoid of passions, strength and spirit.
Dull beings, defrauded by the passage of time, veiled in spirit by a profound resignation

He also turns his gaze to the nature that surrounds him and to the deep relationship it holds with human kind. This gives life to the “Natural Inspiration” series.
The beauty of nature, the simplicity of its lines and compositions.
The beauty of a ray of sunlight that strokes a surface making it luminous, warm.
Simple yet complex, in harmony and balance, full of shades of light and dark, often barely perceptible in their delicateness, yet at times strong and defined.
Softness and rigidity generate a continuous and natural desire for observation, a never-ending source of curiosity and emotions.

 

EXIBITIONS

2019
Blossom of Rebirth - Fabriano, Italy
10 giugno – 31 luglio
Contemporary art exhibition UNESCO Creative Cities Conference 2019
Curator Enza di Vinci

2018
EMERSIONI - Carrara, Italy
Group exhibition in museum CARMI and Palazzo Binelli, Carrara (MS), Italy
Curators: Enza Di Vinci, Orianna Fregosi, Filippo Rolla, Francesco Maria Terzago

2017
Sculpture 17 - Os, Norway
Collective exhibition of sculpture and drawings in the exhibition pavi- lion Vognhallen
Curator Arne Maeland

2016
Kas žmogiuko širdyje - Alytus, Lithuania
Collective exhibition in the museum of contemporary art of Alytus, Lithuania.
Curator Kestutis Benedikas

Italian Artist - Ville de Juvignac, France
Exhibition of contemporary art: sculpture, painting, installation, pho- tography

2014
Margaspalvė genio kalvė - Alytus, Lithuania
Collective exhibition in the museum of contemporary art of Alytus, Lithuania.
Curator Kestutis Benedikas

Gli studi di via Baluardo - Carrara, Italy
Group exhibition with the collaboration of Carrara Marble Weeks

2013
Il ponte in galleria - Massa, Italy
Collective exhibition in the Martana air-raid shelter, Massa

Erotica mente - Torano, Carrara, Italy
Artage, contemporary art exhibition “Erotica-mente nel nome del contemporaneo”
Curator Paolo Nerbi

2012
V° Salon de primtemps de la sculpture - Bressuire, France
Participate in the collective exhibition inside the castle of Bressuire.

Restiamo umani - Piacenza, Italy
Participate in the collective exhibition organized by the art gallery “La Spadarina” Piacenza, Italia

Gli studi di via Baluardo - Carrara, Italy
Group exhibition with the collaboration of Carrara Marble Weeks

2011
Carrara Giorni d’Arte - Carrara, Italy Collective exhibition of contemporary art.
Curators Sergio Dati e Luigi Buscemi

2007
Nostra. Contemporary Art - Florence, Italy Collective exhibition in the spaces of Villa Guicciardini.

Segni del dolore - Camaiore, Lucca, Italy.
Collective exhibition “Segni del dolore. The sacred dimension of suffering“ at the ancient Bourbon stables.

2006
Young Art - Florence, Italy
Collective exhibition of young artists selection, organized by the Donatello Group, Florence.

2005
Risvegliare i sensi - Florence, Italy
Collective exhibition, inside the Istituto degli Innocenti, Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence

Floating Art on the River - Florence
Take part in the event exhibition, floating art, Florence

2004
Infieri - Carrara, Italy
Participate in the biennial of art organized by the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara.

 

SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUMS

2017
Sculpture 17 - Os, Norway
Marble sculpture symposium

2016
Les Journées du marbre Grand Antique d’Aubert - Aubert, France
Marble sculpture symposium

Kas žmogiuko širdyje - Alytus, Lithuania
Wood sculpture symposium

2015
Batrun Sculpture Symposium - Batrun, Libano
Stone sculpture symposium

Les Journées du marbre Grand Antique d’Aubert - Aubert, France
Marble sculpture symposium

Musica nella Foresta - Piegaro, Perugia, Italy
Wood sculpture symposium

2014
Margaspalvė genio kalvė , Alytus, Lithuania
Wood sculpture symposium

2013
Sentieri di pace - Praso, Italy
Wood sculpture symposium

Ponte di Ferro - Carrara, Italy
Marble sculpture symposium

2012
19th International Sculpture Symposium Wunsiedel - Wunsiedel Germany
Stone sculpture symposium

2011
Perlato Roial - Coreno Ausonio (Fr), Italy
Stone sculpture symposium