Giovanni Gasparro

Giovanni Gasparro was born in 1983 in Bari. He lives and works in the same city the province, to Adelfia. Graduated in Cultural Materials Conservation at the Art School "Giuseppe De Nittis" of Bari in 2002, he continued his studies in painting with Professor Giuseppe Modica at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, graduating with honors, with a degree in from art history to stay in Rome by Van Dyck. He won the 1997 prize Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland and Duchess of Bari, for graphics work. In 2006, his painting The Last Supper is exposed in the film scene of Saturno contro, director by Ferzan Ozpetek. Among the important exhibitions, as well as the world premiere at the Galerie 91 in Paris, it includes Oil on board. Physiognomy of the culinary arts in painting from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, in 2008, at Abbey of Fiastra (Macerata), in which he is the only artist representing the twenty-first century, has closed an exhibition that proceeded from Bernardo Strozzi, the Spadarino and Empoli, until Morbelli, Guttuso, Cagnaccio di San Pietro, Casorati and De Pisis.

In 2009 he exhibited in Rome at Galleria Russo, for his first Italian exhibition, curated by historian and art critic Paolo Serafini (Catalogue De Luca Editori), one of the greatest experts of Venetian painting of the nineteenth century. The same year is the selection for the major retrospective on contemporary figuration Contemplazioni, curated by Alberto Agazzani for Castel Sismondo in Rimini. Several also the participation in international contemporary art fairs such as Arte Fiera in Bologna or ArtParis at the Grand Palais in Paris, Art Verona, ArtePadova and numerous group shows.

In 2010 is the exhibition of the painting Lunch in Bethany at the International Biennial of Antiques in Rome at Palazzo Venezia, alongside works by Boccioni, Paladino, Picasso, De Chirico, Lorenzo Lotto, Canaletto, Canova, Brueghel, Murillo and many great authors from antiquity to the contemporary scene. Several also airplay and on national and international television. Also important is the space dedicated to him by the French magazine AZART in 2009, with a long article by director Gérard Gamand.

For the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Gasparro was invited by Vittorio Sgarbi, curator of the Italian Pavilion, with other artists to represent the Pavilion of the Lazio Region, exposing the painting hidden God in the Rome office of Palazzo Venezia ( Catalogue Skira). In 2012 he realizes the work Fault with Largillière hat for Costa Fascinosa, the largest cruise ship in Europe, in the fleet of Costa Crociere, and exposes Insatiability. Forgetting Witkiewicz, at the National Picture Gallery and the National Museum of Photography Alinari of Florence, for the IV ° Fabbri Award for Art, curated by Alberto Agazzani (Catalogue Skira). The work currently in the permanent collection of the Museum of Bologna Fabbri.

The Archdiocese of L'Aquila (with a financial contribution bestowed Fondazione Roma), following the devastating earthquake of 2009, has commissioned the construction of the entire cycle of paintings for the decoration of the Basilica of St. Joseph the Worker (Ex. San Biagio d 'Amiternum, XIII sec.). Altarpieces for eighteenth-century altarpieces marble apse of the chapel of St. Joseph the Worker, have been show premiered as an event associated with the Culture Week of MiBACT (Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism) in L'Aquila , in the Cathedral of Saints George and Massimo d'Aveia, with an iconographic presentation of Archbishop Metropolitan SE Msgr. Giuseppe Molinari, Director Regional Cultural and Natural Heritage of Abruzzo Fabrizio Magani, and Vittorio Sgarbi.

Among the latest exhibitions we note Paint the Mystery. The art of the Faith today on contemporary sacred painting, official exhibition for the Year of Faith proclaimed by S.S. Pope Benedict XVI, edited by Don Alessio Geretti the St. Florian Committee of Illegio, in Udine and Tolmezzo locations. With the work inspired by the eponymous encyclical Casti connubii, on the family and against abortion, the S.S. Pope Pius XI in 1930, won the 2013 Bioethics Art Competition of the Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, UNESCO. The painting was exhibited in Hong Kong for the Third International Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference first make a stop in Mexico City and Houston.

The painting Quum memoranda portraying the Servant of God S.S. Pope Pius VII Chiaramonti driven into exile by Napoleon's troops, and the winner of the Prize Pius Alferano 2014 (artistic director Vittorio Sgarbi) and first prize Eminent Painters - Brazzale in 2015.

As part of the celebrations for the International IV Centenary of the birth of Mattia Preti, he exhibited at the National Gallery of Palazzo Arnone in Cosenza in the exhibition Giovanni Gasparro versus Mattia Preti, curated by Fabio De Chirico (Rubbettino catalog with essays by Mons. Daniel Estivill Angelo Loda, Alexander Debono and Simona Tosini Pizzetti).

The 2016 exhibition-conference itinerant Vicar of Christ between Faith and History, edited by Carlo Manetti and Cristina Siccardi, at the Hall of the Popes of the Royal Basilica of Superga in Turin. The same year the personal exhibition at the Casino dell'Aurora of Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi in Rome, under the famous fresco of the Aurora of Guido Reni, among works by Annibale Carracci, Luca Giordano, Cavalier d'Arpino and Carlo Saraceni. Even more recently, the exhibition Sensus Fidei at the Pinacoteca Civica P. Tacchi Venturi in San Severino Marche (Macerata) in which the Holy Family of Gasparro was placed in direct comparison with the Madonna della Pace del Pinturicchio. Other paintings were joined by the works of the museum, in a path that wound among the altarpieces by Vittorio Crivelli and Nicolo di Liberatore said the Alunno, the frescoes of the Salimbeni brothers, the paintings of Paolo Veneziano and Bernardino di Mariotto, until St. Bartolomeo painted by Cerano.

Many of the exhibitions in which he participated have enjoyed the patronage of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and numerous ministries and regional institutions, provincial and municipal. Numerous works of Gasparro were transferred in important public and private collections in Europe and USA and are reproduced on the cover of theological publications, "classical" music and literature.