Born in Florence (Italy) in 1977, Valerio Giovannini is an independent, self-thaught artist that has always painted and drawn.
In 1998 he started using oil colors.
Since 2001 he’s had a series of solo and group exhibitions.
Since 2009 he has been collaborating with the archaeological museum of Cortona (MAEC) putting together a number of contemporary art exhibitions inspired by the Etruscan civilization.
In 2016 he realized his first short film “Janela”.
Since 2017 he has been collaborating with musicians from Argentina, Brasil, Cape Verde, Germany, Guinea Bissau, Hungary, Italy, Macau, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine etc. as live drawing performer.
In 2018, as a movie maker, Giovannini realized his first feature film, the docu-fiction, art house film “A Republica das Bruxas” (“The Republic of the Witches” / “WitchSummit”).
THE FILM IS SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH AND ITALIAN
In 2022 is launching his second independent movie, the art house film “A $ociedade do$ Porco$“.
He’s also working as independent illustrator and animator for short films and videoclips in collaboration with cultural associations and independent musicians.
His artworks have been purchased from collectors and cultural institutions, in Australia, Austria, Brasil, Canada, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States etc.
2013 – MA Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts, University College of Cork, Ireland.
2007 – Diploma in Estetica e Ermeneutica delle Forme Simboliche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.
2003 – MA Media Science (Thesis in Semiotic of the Arts), Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy.
2001 – Scuola libera del nudo, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Italy.