Andrea Mariconti was born in Lodi in 1978. Graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, major in visual arts and scenography, he has been appointed assistant professor at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) of Milan. Between 2005 and 2006 he has been in Kosovo teaching art therapy to childs victims of war traumas and he has been teacher to a disabled students school of drama. In 2005 he attend to an Anselm Kiefer workshop, during the setting up of the Seven Heavenly Palaces at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan. Since from 2009 he has conducted a wide range of experience of laboratories in the social health sector, in Italy and South Africa (orphans, psychiatry, oncology, kids with relation problems). In 2011 he wins the Best of Show at the UNESCO International Bioethics Art Prize. He works with natural materials (ashes – wax – copper – bronze – petroil – raw soil ), the only colour he uses in his paintings is ‘white’. His work is about exploration of materials, their expressive and conceptual properties and their transmutation.