Adriano Valeri
09/17/1987
Born in  Milan, Italy. Lives and Works in New York, USA

Statement
In my  paintings I examine the post-functional character of urban ecosystems. Focusing on the marginal spaces which collectively constitute an ever-growing percentage of the global landscape. The compositions and subjects described reflect the globalized and rapidly homogenizing nature of the earth’s surface, characterized by spaces whose only function is to create distance between buildings and roads, spaces that are difficult or undesirable to access, or which have ceased to be profitable for an industrial or agricultural use. These unassigned areas are themselves laboratories of biodiversity, even as they collect the effluvia of human action, the mass-produced materials and infrastructure necessary to support us and enable our activities.  Plants and animals abound, often feral or non-native, and indirectly dependent upon us. Our reactions to these life forms might be hostile, empathetic, or merely indifferent. I'm interested in how these marginal spaces teem with unintended interactions resulting from our massive presence as a species and developed a personal narrative style to convey that.

Education

Master’s Degree in Studio Arts, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (Venice Academy of Fine Arts), 2011-2014
Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (Venice Academy of Fine Arts), 2007-2011

Prizes

1502 Premio Giovani Artisti, 2nd place, 2017 

Residencies

Painting Practices, residency and workshop, curated by Andrea Bruciati, March-April 2014, Nogaredo al Torre (UD), Italy  
Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa (with the collective How we Dwell), March 2013-February 2014, Venice, Italy
Atelierhaus Salzamt, February 2013, Linz, Austria
Kio--‐A--‐Thau Sugar Refinery Artist Village, October 2012, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (R.O.C.) 

Solo Shows:

2018

Hurricane Season.                                                                                                                                                                                                             mhPROJECTnyc, New York City

2017

Claudonia Rapida                                                                                                                                                                                                              Galleria Marcolini, Forli', Italy

Selected  Group Shows:

2019

De/Composition Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs (NY), USA

2018

Che Arte Fa Oggi In Italia                                                                                                                                                                                                      Curated by Renato Barilli, Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare (Chieti), Italy

2017

Biennale Romagna 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oratorio San Sebastiano, Forlì, Italy

Shim Invitational 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2015

Match                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Curated by Chiara Casarin and Lea Mattarella, Galleria Russo, Roma, Italy                                                                                                                   L'Esprit De L'Escalier , Curated by Alice Ginaldi, Dimora Artica, Milan, Italy                                                                                                                             Storie Naturali,  Galleria Marcolini, Forli', Italy                                                                                                                                                                               By Night, Curated by Melanie Carr, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton CT, USA                                                                                                                               Biennale Giovani, Curated by Renato Barilli, Guido Bartorelli and Guido Molinari, Museo della Cittá di Rimini (Civic Art Museum of Rimini), Italy

2014
98esima Collettiva Giovani Artisti                                                                                                                                                                               Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa
Juried Exhibition, Galleria di San Marco, Venice, Italy
Premio Fabbri
Juried Exhibition, Villa Brandolino, Pieve di Soligo (Treviso), Italy
 2000 maniacs
 Curated by Lorenza Boisi and Andrea Bruciati, Art Verona, Verona, Italy
#Pittura
Galleria Giuseppe Pero, Milan, Italy
Premio Combat
Juried Exhibition, Museo Giovanni Fattori (Giovanni Fattori Civic Art Museum), Livorno, Italy
Depot
Curated by Andrea Bruciati, Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Casa Cavazzini
(Cavazzini House Civic Art Museum), Udine, Italy
Painting Practices
Curated by Andrea Bruciati, Villa Gorgo, Nogaredo al Torre (Udine), Italy

2013

Evoluzione
With How We Dwell, curated by Marco Tagliafierro, Spazio Monotono, Vicenza, Italy

2012
Garden Under the Roof
Curated by Hung Yu--‐ling, KAT 3, Kaohsiung,Taiwan (R.O.C.), 
Proiezione d’Arte Futura
Curated by Francesco Pilla and Giorgio Zanini, Centro d’Arte San Vidal (Saint Vidal Art Center), Venice, Italy                                             Trasfigurazioni                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Curated by Daniel Buso, Ca’ dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy
Art Night, Esposizione Atelier F                                                                                                                                                                                        Curated by Carlo Di Raco, Miriam Pertegato, Martino Scavezzon, Accademia di Belle Arti, Venezia

2010

Echi Nel Vuoto                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Galleria Casa della Renna, Mestre, Italy

Atelier F                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Curated by Carlo Di Raco,Jaša, Miriam Pertegato and Martino Scavezzon, capannone n.35, Forte Marghera, Marghera, Italy

Art Fairs

2018

Acqua Art Fair, Miami, with Shim Gallery

Artefiera, Bologna, with Galleria Marcolini

ArtVerona, Verona, with Galleria Marcolini

2017

Artefiera, Bologna, with Galleria Marcolini

ArtVerona, Verona, with Galleria Marcolini

2016 

Artefiera, Bologna, with Galleria Marcolini

ArtVerona, Verona, with Galleria Marcolini

2015

Artefiera, Bologna, with Galleria Giuseppe Pero

ArtVerona, Verona, with Galleria Giuseppe Pero