Agostino Bergamaschi

1990 · Italy

Artist biography

Agostino Bergamaschi is considered to be an emerging artist, who was born in Italy - other established artists such as Chiara Dynys, Giuseppe Penone, Italo Bressan, Gottardo Ortelli, and Alice Padovani were also born in Italy. Agostino Bergamaschi was born in 1990.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Agostino Bergamaschi is represented by two galleries. These are Massimodeluca and Galleria Massimo De Luca in Venice, Italy. Agostino Bergamaschi most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Massimodeluca in Venice (29 March 2019 until 10 May 2019) with the exhibition Mandragola. Agostino Bergamaschi's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Mandragola, which took place at Galleria Massimo De Luca in Venice, Italy (29 March 2019 - 10 May 2019).

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly rich in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural growth and identity of the country. Italy represents the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless remained as an important centre for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Agostino Bergamaschi

Born in 1990, Agostino Bergamaschi's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Agostino Bergamaschi

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