ANDREA BIZZARRO

ANDREA BIZZARRO

Andrea Bizzarro è nato a Roma il 23 marzo 1974.

La sua passione per l’arte viene da lontano;  già il suo bisnonno a Napoli collezionava negli anni Venti dipinti ottocenteschi e poi suo padre si è aperto al moderno. Un suo prozio, Guido Alberti, fu ideatore del Premio Strega, industriale, mecenate ed attore.

Proprio Alberti lo avvicina al mondo dell’arte; nei circoli culturali a ridosso del Premio Strega gli spunti, le suggestioni, e gli incontri sono molti.

La scelta di laurearsi in Storia dell’arte è stata quindi la più naturale; dopo una tesi discussa a Bologna con Renato Barilli su Toti Scialoja e una iniziale collaborazione con l’Antiquario Piero di Nepi a via del Babuino a Roma comincia un’attività di consulenza e di Art Dealer. Da anni segue il mercato dell’arte, con una particolare attenzione ai fenomeni visivi italiani del Secondo Dopoguerra.

L’amicizia con Matteo Boetti e la scelta di aprire con lui una galleria a Todi è l’evoluzione fisiologica della sua attività per offrire al mondo dell’arte moderna contemporanea uno sguardo diverso.
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Andrea Bizzarro was born in Rome on March 23rd 1974.

His passion for art dates back to his youth.  Andrea’s great-grandfather collected 19th century paintings  in Naples during the 1920s and his father was keen on modern art. One of Andrea’s great-uncles,  Giulio Alberti (industrialist, patron and actor), was the founder of the Strega Prize.  It was Alberti that introduced Andrea to the world of art. Following the creation of the Strega Prize, cues, suggestions and new encounters were plentiful within cultural circles.

Studying for a degree in the history of art seemed like a natural choice and he presented his thesis on Toti Scialoja with Renato Barilli in Bologna. After starting a collaboration with the antiquarian Piero di Nepi at Via del Babuino in Rome, he began his consultancy and art dealing activities. He has followed the art market for years, paying particular attention to Italian visual phenomena of the post-war period.

His friendship with Matteo Boetti and his decision to open a gallery in Todi with him is the next step of his career, offering a different outlook to the world of modern and contemporary art.

The gallery’s programme reflects the diverse personalities and interests of the founders; one of whom has a keen interest in the historicized masters from the 20th century Italian art world, and the other who thrives on promoting and supporting young artists. Bizzarro and Boetti are both of the firm belief that there will be no pauses in their exhibitions, just a continual switch from one generation to another.

As Bibo’s Place will be opening with Women’s Genius, One step beyond – a tribute to women, Matteo Boetti remembered the first professional steps that he took in Anna D’Ascanio’s gallery. D’Ascanio loved to explain to Boetti that,’More than fame and success, it is fundamental that an artist is fully aware of their position in the history of art, and that he clearly understands his position in the market.’