Andrea Mastrovito, born in Bergamo in 1978, lives and works in New York. He received his M.F.A. in 2001 from Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti in Bergamo.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded Andrea Mastrovito the New York Prize in 2007. He also won the Moroso Prize in 2012; the Ermanno Casoli Prize in 2016; the Italian Council in 2019; the Prix Plantagenet and the Premio Icona in 2021 and in 2022 he was granted the PAC from the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
His works have also been included in many institutional exhibitions all across Europe and the United States, such as those at MAXXI, MACRO and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Centro Pecci, Prato; MART, Rovereto; Belvedere 21, Wien; MUDAC, Lausanne; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Queens Museum and Museum of Arts and Design, New York etc…
In 2011, he became the first artist to have a solo show at Museo del Novecento in Milan.
Recently selected public solo exhibitions include Yo Lo Vi, Proa21, Buenos Aires (2022); Strange Days, Laznia Center, Gdansk (2021); Io Non Sono Leggenda, Museo del Novecento e del Contemporaneo di Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia (2020); Very Bad Things, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (2019); Le Monde est Une Invention sans Futur, Fondation Bullukian, Lyon (2019); Symphonie eines Jahrhunderts, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck (2018); At the end of the line, GAMeC, Bergamo (2014).
In 2017 he made his debut as a film director with the animated feature film NYsferatu – Symphony of a Century, followed by the sequel, I Am Not Legend, in 2020: both films have since been screened in various museums, foundations, cinemas and festivals around the world.
Since 2014 he has made a series of permanent public artworks in Italy, France, Belgium and the United States.