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Biography

Matteo Nannini

Born on the 23rd December 1979 in Bologna

He graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 2003.
Since 1997 he starts proposing his works in public exhibitions.
Since 1998 he teaches drawing and painting at local schools in Emilia Romagna.

To the present day he has exhibited in a multitude of collective and solo exhibitions, events and art fairs in cities such as:
Bologna, Piacenza, Milan, Budapest, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Shangai, London …

His works belong to public and private collections in:
Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Holland, Hungary, United States and Australia.

His favourite means of expression is oil painting performed on any media.

The production of Matteo is characterized by the ‘”meeting/confrontation” of realistic paintings with “hyperuranion” fascinations.
He alternates classical solidity with pictorial/gestural liquefaction.
Always interested in figuration, Matteo analyzes the individual with a substantial and inquisitive painting, at times intimate, without compromising surreal-metaphysical situations and suggestions that are more or less explicit.

Since 2012 he has also proposed himself as illustrator and cartoonist, with paintings and graphic novels with an ironic or investigative/noir taste.

In the spring of 2015 he published the first volume of his comics character : Detective J.W.Wiland (he created it in 2012 all by himself: subject, stories, dialogue and drawings)now on the threshold of publication of the fourth volume of the saga.

In 2016 he founded Nannini Editore : brand about publication of graphic novels and art catalogues of different authors and genres.

From the same year he hold a comics seminar  for beginners at the Cento’s handicraft school .

 

He currently work with:

Galleria delle Visioni , Piacenza (Italy)

 

He worked with:

Galleria Agoràrte , Milano (Italy)

Smelik & Stokking , Amsterdam, Rotterda, L’Aia , (Holland)

Maelstrom Art Gallery, Milano (Italy)

Franco Senesi Fine Art, Positano (Italy)

Trispace Gallery, London (UK)

Galleria Orler , Punta Ala, Tuscany (Italy)

Grafique Art Gallery, Bologna (Italy)

Art & Co. , Pieve di Cento (BO) (Italy)

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2002

“Di passaggio” Sala Bonzagni, S. Agostino (FE) Italy

2003

“Urban nudes” Antico Caffè Italia, Cento (FE) Italy

2004

“Witchwatching” Pieve di Cento (BO) Bondeno (FE) Stellata (FE) Italy

2005

“Humana Fragilitas” Castello delle Rocche, Finale Emilia (MO) Italy

2006

“Fumi” Galleria Agoràrte, Milano, Italy

Collaboration in the docu/fiction of  the director/producer  Antonio Ciano.

Realization of a big painting for the entrace of the  little theatre of Renazzo (FE) Italy

2009

“Too human faces” Galleria 2E, Suzzana (MN), Italy

2010

“Overfloating” Galleria Agoràrte, Milano ,Casa Frabboni, S.Pietro in casale (BO) Galleria le visioni, Piacenza , Italy

“Demon & Friends” Galleria Maelström, Milano , Italy

2011

Donation of two big paintings on wood for the San Peter’s church in Cento (FE) Italy

2012

“Matteo Nannini” Villa Demidoff Country Resort, Pratolino (FI) Italy

“Bizarre” A.A.C. Il ponte, Pieve di Cento (BO) Italy

2013

Donation of a big oil on canvas for a fund rising for the reconstruction after the heartquake in Emilia Romagna

“Heads” Castel Maggiore (BO) Italy

2014

“Overfloating”  Bologna Italy

2015

Presentation of the first volume of the graphic novel about the  adventures of   detective  

“J.W.Wiland” Casumaro (FE) Italy

“Matteo Nannini opere” Castello di Momeliano (PC) Italy

“J.W.Wiland” paintings and original comic art from the detective saga Pieve di Cento (BO) Italy

2016

J.W.Wiland II”: “BAD” presentation of the second volume of  the self titled graphic novel with exhibition of paintings and original comic art, Altedo (BO) Italy

2017

“J.W.Wiland” paintings , Galleria delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

 

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION AND ART FAIR

 

1995

Villa Mazzacorati,  Bologna. Italy

1997

“Due”. Matteo Nannini / Denis Riva Auditorium S.Lorenzo, Cento (FE) Italy

1999

“I Nannini” Matteo Nannini / Nicola Nannini. Villa Caruso, Firenze Italy

2000

Lions Bollate, Milano Italy

Matteo e Nicola Nannini, decoration of the main room of the Partecipanza Agraria di Cento (FE)

2001

“Di paesaggio e figura” Corte Isolani, Bologna , Italy
Fine art Academy , Bologna , Italy

2002

“Iconica” Rocca di Cento (FE)

“Arte città” S.Giovanni in Persiceto (BO), Italy

2003

“Arte città” S.Giovanni in Persiceto (BO), Italy

Competition  “Young european art ”. First prize. Pavia, Italy

Matteo Nannini-Alfred Bast  Szekesfehervar, Ungheria

2004

Matteo Nannini-Alfred Bast, Szekesfehervar Ungheria

2005

“Promoart Pavia for a contemporary art museum” Certosa Cantù, Città di Casteggio, Italy

“Altre figurazioni” Galleria Agoràrte, Milano, Italy

“Altre figurazioni” Modern and Contemporary Art Museum  ,Montesegale, Pavia

“Passaggi…stanze d’arte a casa Cini” Casa Cini, Ferrara, Italy

 “In the mind’s garden ” A.A.C. il ponte, Pieve di Cento (BO), Italy

2006

“Labirinto. Mito, edificio, danza” S.Agostino (FE), Italy

“Works on paper” Galleria Agoràrte, Milano, Italy

“Bad impressions” A.A.C. il ponte, Pieve di Cento (BO).Italy

“Profilo d’Arte prize”  Banca Profilo, Milano, Italy

2007

“Profilo d’Arte prize , second edition” Banca profilo, Milano, Italy

2008

Tracce08 “Restaurazione” Associazione culturale Effettonotte, Castello di Sarzano, Casina (RE) Italy

Arte in arti e mestieri duemila8 prize, First prize, Fondazione scuola di arti e mestieri, F.Bertazzoni,  Suzzara (MN), Italy

Celeste prize 2008

“Masters of Brera” promoted by  Italianlink e MOB in collaboration with Fiera MilanoInternational,  Promos – CCIAA,  Regione

Lombardia e Fondazione Italia-Cina. Lui Hausu Art Museum – Shanghai, Cina

“Visionaria” Galleria le visioni, Lodi (MI) Italy

2009

“Works on paper” Galleria le visioni, Lodi (MI), Italy

“Vir et domina” Galleria le visioni, Lodi (MI), Iatly

“Galleria Agoràrte” New spaces vernissage , Porta Romana, Milano , Italy

“Evocazioni figurative nel castello” Associazione culturale Blu cobalto, Malaspina-Dal Verme

Bobbio Castle (PC) , Italy                        

Arte in arti e mestieri duemila9 school foundation of art and crafts e mestieri F.Bertazzoni, Suzzara (MN) Italy

2010

“Fantasia e sogno” Galleria delle visioni, Lodi, Italy

 “Estro” Galleria Maelström, Milano, Italy

“7×11 Collection – artists and poetry” Itinerant collective Ehibition, Italy

2011

“CHI- BO” Grafique Art Gallery, Bologna, Italy

Padova Art Fair  Galleria Delle Visioni , Padova, Italy

Affordable Art Fair Maelström Art Gallery – Superstudio Più, Milano, Italy

2012

Piacenza Art Fair  Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

“Water Ways” Chiostri della biblioteca Oriani, Ravenna, Italy

“Water Ways” Magazzini del Sale, Cervia (RA), Italy

“Tourbillon” Maelström Art Gallery, Milano, Italy

“Arts to the end of the world” promoted by Beatrice Buscaroli, Ex Macello, Russi (RA), Italy

Affordable Art Fair Maelström Art Gallery – Superstudio Più, Milano, Italy

2013

Piacenza Art Fair  Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

“Aliens” Palazzo Vernazza, Lecce, Italy

2014

“Perceptions” Trispace Gallery, Londra, UK

Bergamo Arrt Fair  Maelstrom Art Gallery, Bergamo , Italy

“Onirica” Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

“Chaos & Order” Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

“Figurazione in Sant’Erasmo” Galleria Delle Visioni presso Spazio Sant’Erasmo, Sestri Levante,Italy

Biennale di Salerno (First edition) awarding of the prize for artistical merits Rabarama and Matteo Nannini, Salerno, Italy

“Little poetry on canvas” Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

2015

“Lights and Shadows” Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

European Museum’s Night “Il pane e le stelle” A.A.C Il Ponte, Pieve di Cento (BO), Italy

“Decus Pingenda – the beauty of paintings” Galleria Farini, Bologna, Italy

“Food ” Galleria Delle Visioni presso San Cristoforo, Piacenza, Italy

“Erotic visions” Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

Verona art fair  Maelström Art Gallery, Verona, Italy

2016

Piacenza art fair  Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza , Italy

Biennale di Salerno(Second Edition) ,Salerno , Italy

“Constellations” Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza , Italy

Padova Art Fair  Galleria Delle Visioni , Padova, Italy

Parma Art Fair Galleria Delle Visioni , Parma, Italy

2017

Piacenza art fair  Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza, Italy

Cremona Art Fair Galleria Delle Visioni , Padova, Italy

Rovigo Comics Fair  guest artist, Rovigo, Italy

Galleria Orler  Punta Ala, Italy

“Nostalgic sea”, Galleria Delle Visioni, Piacenza , Italy

Padova Art Fair  Galleria Delle Visioni, Padova, Italy