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He was born in Milan in 1979; a few years later, he's already working with pencils, brushes and cardboard. From 1990 to 1993 he studies painting under the lead of Sergio Giannini. From 2000 to 2006 he attends the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, where he graduates magna cum laude with a thesis From 2000 to 2006 he attends the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, where he graduates magna cum laude with a thesis about the Saatchi Gallery of London. The first true step towards Contemporary Art happens during these years,
thanks to the peculiar and fascinating classes of Alberto Garutti, and the professional critical approach of Laura Cherubini and Giacinto di Pietrantonio.

The most important moment in his training happens in London in 2000, where he lives for quite a while, working in a London Bridge cafeteria at dawn and spending the long afternoons between the hundreds galleries of the city, fascinated by the work of the Young British Artists and by the cultural liveliness of the London of those years.

From 1999 Alessandro Minoggi has worked for several firms, projecting and realizing works of art or design for commercial spaces. The first firm is the Milanese branch of a Dutch trust that produces bindery cardboard, for which the artist realizes about twenty works, mostly using the cardboard produced by the firm itself. In 2003, for a Belgian firm producing industrial glue, the artist realizes paintings and installations using the produced glue. 2005 sees the beginning of the Lovely Lawyers project, for a lawyer's office in Lucca; ten paintings representing the most well known lawyers of American TV series, from Perry Mason to Ally Mc Beal.

Of the same period are the first two exhibitions of the artist at the Abnormal Gallery in Milan, Neverending Works (2005) and Glamourable (2006), in which he proposes paintings inspired by fashion and advertisement, looking at magazines and glamour as an example of aesthetics "directly descending from the history of art and its most obvious and beautiful keys".

Lately Alessandro Minoggi has been drawn into the musical scene, putting together the band Sinestasi (alternative pop-rock from 2003) with Gianmaria Caschetto, Alessandro Zelaschi and Martina Gallini, and into the comics world with his drawings for Atene, 14 marzo 1997, a graphic novel created with Alessandro Ferrari (writer), Letizia Ragno (photographer), and Mimosa Campironi (actress).

We're not saying anything about the future of this artist as it's going to be quite predictably successful.

Favourite Visual Artist
Damien Hirst
Favourite Movies
Fight Club
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Favourite Books
The Catcher in the Rye
Favourite Writers
jorge luis borges
Favourite Games
Plants Vs Zombies
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