Hi, I am Matteo Ferretti - I am an artist with an international artistic career of twenty plus years, that includes two Biennale di Venezia appearences and one at the Beijing International Art Biennale. On my profile I will post artworks from seasons past as well as more recent works. Please keep in mind these are basically my last remaining canvas or painting in general, as I have moved forward towards big-scale installation artworks. Thank you! Matteo Ferretti was born in Parma in 1976. He graduated from the Art Institute in the same city. Since 2000 he has exhibited in several national and international galleries and worked in cities like Paris, Berlin, Miami, Sao Paulo, Moscow and Dubai. He worked for three years with the Louis Vuitton in the project "Moai travel of light" and also exhibited at the Fondazione Stelline in Milan. He participated in the 51° and 53° Biennale di Venezia with artist Marco Nereo Rotelli. In 2008 founded a research around the concept of the Brain and Brainhaus Project. At the beginning Brain was a visual and conceptual artistic research based on the stylization of a human brain covered by silicon cells , the same material of the photovoltaic panels. Subsequently Brainhaus’ aim become to seek creative connections between artistic expression, technological solutions and social gain. This research has brought Ferretti to the 2010 Beijing International Art Biennale and in 2013 to "New narrative for Europe", an UE Commission congress where President Barroso gathered artists, intellectuals and scientists to debate on the future of Europe at large. In the 2014 establish Brainhaus Project Limited in London. Lives and works in Parma, London and Dubai.
2012 – 2014: Research and development of “Brain thinking Energy”. Also foundator of Brainhaus Project Limited in London. 2013: "New narrative for Europe", Matteo Ferretti was invited to participated an UE Commission congress to debate on the future of Europe at large. PERSONAL EXPO: 1999: Vinzentz – art lab associated with Henkel Group, Dusseldorf. FDP Die Liberalen, Berlin. 2001: "Nightwave". Art Fair, Rimini. 2002: San Lodovico Art space. Parma. San Giovanni Cloisters. Parma. Carrugated fair, Paris. 2004: "The Wonderful light" Triangolo Gallery. Cremona. 2005: "Thema A.3, The vain struggle" Stelline Foundation. Milan. "The sea in Milan" Bicocca University, Milan. "Poetry Island" Correr Palace, Venice. 2006: "Isola men ti" Vanna Casati Gallery, Bergamo. "Poeticamente" San Vitale Palace. Parma. 2007: Triangolo Gallery. Cremona. 2008: "Geography" - Osservatorio delle Arti. Florence, Otel Ristotheatre Euterpe e Bacco space, presented by professor Carlo Franza. "Corporal" Balconata Milanese, Creative Council. Milan. 2009: "Lights at the edge" Quiroz 108 Gallery, Wynwood Art District. Miami USA. "Brain #1 – Thinking energy" Presentazione. Boscolo Exedra, Milan. 2010: "Brain#2 - Evolving thought" Glauco Cavaciuti Gallery, Milan. "Empowerment International Prize 2010", E!Brain awards was developed by Matteo Ferretti. COLLECTIVE EXPO: 2002: "Biennial Postumia Jungs", Mantova. "Immage e Science" CNRS, Paris. 2003: "Peace and Love" Fortress of the Sea, Palmaria island. Biennial of contemporary art. Firenze. 2004: "Do, for not stop dreaming". Spazio Solferino 31. Milan. "Periplo del mediterraneo" Fortezza del Mare Palmaria island. 2005: "Poetry Island", associated with the special event of Marco Nereo Rotelli, 51° Biennial of Art, Venice. "Poetry Island". Il Triangolo gallery, Cremona. "Poetry Island". Video art, Spazio Krizia, Milan. 2008: "Artour-o" Grand Hotel Minerva, Firenze. "Artour-o" in China. International culture hall, Yiwu- Shanghai. "Speed IN art" Art Life for the World gallery, Venice. "Cumulus seminar" design olympic end armony. Museum Art gallery Jinan, China. 2009: "Artour-o" Grand Hotel Minerva. Firenze. "CHARTER OF LIGHT" The world's longest poem. Performance at 53° Biennial of Art, Venezia. Project by Marco Nereo Rotelli. 2010: "Stemperando". Curated by Giovanna Barbera, patronaged by Department of Estate and Cultural Activity. National Library of Torino, Cosenza, Roma. "IV Edition of Biennial of Beijin" National Art Museum of China. China. "Theatrical path" East to West – performance with Marco Nereo Rotelli, Piazzetta Reale, Milan. 2011: "Fluendo Verso" of Marco Nereo Rotelli. Ca' Pesaro, Venice. Video-Direction of "Fluendo Verso... la luce" "Noto, giardino della bellezza" di Marco Nereo Rotelli. Interactive performance "You are the brain project". Noto, Sicily. PRIZE: Young artists Biennale Mandarina Duck. (2° prize). Palmaria young. (1° prize). Arti-Premio della Cultura Prize, XX edition 2008. Emerging Artist. PRESS: Newspapers La Repubblica, Il Giornale, Corriere della Sera, Il Giorno, Il Resto del Carlino, Gazzetta di Parma, il Nuovo Giornale (PC), Malacoda (PR), La Provincia (CR). Magazines: Panorama, Gentleman, Artein, Uno di Noi (ITA), Wynwood art magazine (USA). Tv Networks: Tv Parma, Teleducato (PR), Telelombardia, Tg3 regionale (ITA)