Andrea Galvani was born in Italy and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Drawing from other disciplines and often assuming scientific methodologies, his conceptual research informs his use of photography, video, drawing, and installation.
Galvani's work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Whitney Museum, New York, NY; the 4th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art; the Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; the Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT; Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento, Italy; Macro Museum, Rome, Italy; GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Oslo Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark; and the Unicredit Pavillon, Bucharest, Romania. In 2011, he received the
Exposure Prize from Artists Wanted and was nominated for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Selected publications include: Flash Art, Art Forum, Tema Celeste, Modern Painters, Around Photography, Herald Tribune, Boiler magazine, Title, Arte Critica and Zoom Magazine.
Galvani earned a BFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 1999, and his MFA in Visual Art from Bilbao University in 2002. He has been a visiting artist at NYU (2009/2010) and has completed the artist residencies: Location One International Artist Residency Program New York (2008), LMCC Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2009), MIA Artist Space, Trinity Project /Columbia University Department of Fine Arts (2010). From 2006 to 2009, he was a professor of Photographic Language and the History of Contemporary Photography at the University of Carrara for Fine Arts in Bergamo, Italy.