(Cremona 1967 -)
BiographyAgostino Arrivabene was born at Rivolta d’Adda, near Cremona, Italy on June 11, 1967. After graduating in 1991 at the Brera Art Academy in 1991, he focused on painting, drawing and etching. His first solo exhibition " titled “Exploration“, was held at the Church of Santa Maria at Source, in his native Rivolta d’Adda, immediately after graduating in 1992. From the Nineties onward he began an intense period of activity, with included many group exhibitions as well as being represented at contemporary art fairs in Italy. “Exploration” was also the first of a consistent line of solo exhibitions, held almost every year until the most recent “L’ospite parassita”, at MAC " Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone (MB) Italy. As a winner of the International Amateur d’Estampes Leonardo Sciascia, Agostino Arrivabene became widely known for his drawings and his etchings. This lead to numerous exhibitions, such as that held in 1995 at the
Biblioteca Comunale Sormani Palace in Milan. Through contact with famous Italian Art reviewer Vittorio
Sgarbi, Agostino participated in many important exhibitions patronized by Sgarbi himself as, for example, the Italian Pavilion of 54° Biennale of Venice (2011). On 29 June 2013, the Panorama Museum in Bad
Frankenhausen, Germany, exhibited his first retrospective exhibition.
His Works are exhibited in permanence in Public or Private Collections, such as: VAF Foundation, Frankfurt
am Mein (DE); Chateau du Gruyère Collection, Gruyère (CH); Achille Bertarelli Collection, Sforza Castle,
Milan (I); Michetti Foundation, Franca Villa al Mare (I); Cappuccine Museum, Bagnacavallo (I); Maramotti
Collection, Reggio Emilia (I).