About Me

Manuel Bonfanti

born in Bergamo, 01 22 1974, where he lives and works.

He graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and attended courses in Luciano Fabro, Alberto Garutti and thesis supervisor Prof. Marco Meneguzzo in history of contemporary art.

Study fashion design at Jyuvaskila Politechinck, Finland for the project Erasmus.

The artist searches for the aesthetic relationship of the Sublime, space and light, atmospheres of air musical, he often paints large canvases, where color creates environments with a mystical flavour Zen landscape.

The artist is interested in placing himself in front of the invisible and the environment of spiritual places, al bordering on abstraction with an animistic flavour.

The personal exhibitions at the National Cultural Center of Kazan in Russia are highlighted, year of friendship between Italy and the Russian Federation and at the Institute Italian Culture in Prague in conjunction with the Italian Republic Day.

He is curator of the permanent contemporary art project The Tube One, at the ASST Bergamo Pope John XXIII Hospital in Bergamo.

He exhibits regularly and is present in public and private collections in Italy and abroad. “In the middle of now – where”, during the Venice Biennale 2024 at the European Cultural Center, with Aedificante.

Main Bio

2024: “ In the middle of Now-Where, Visions Unveiled”, Galleria Area 35, Milano, Care of Giacomo Valerio.

2024: “ In the middle of Now-Where”, Personal Structures, European cultural Center, during the Biennale di Venezia 2024. A cura di Aedificante e Manuel Bonfanti.

2022: “Spazi Svelati”, Ulisse Gallery, Roma, Italy. Cat. text of Alessandro Masi.

2020: “Lecito è immaginare..del Sublime”, Settecento, Presezzo, Bg, Italy. Care of Alessandra Gotti e Marcello Boccardo.

2016: “Air space”, Banca Mediolanum Private Banking Bergamo, Italy. Care of Leo Galleries Monza.

2013: “The landscape beyond the crisis”, Italian Institute of Culture in Prague, Czech Rep. Cat. text of Ivan Quaroni.

2011: “No Name”, National Cultural Center, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian Federation. Care of Manuel Bonfanti.

2010: “Church roof & friends”, Area 35 Gallery, Milan, Italy. Care of Giacomo Marco Valerio, Cat.

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