Renato Meneghetti: artist’s biography

artist renato meneghetti

Artist’s Biography

 

1947
Born: Rosà di Vicenza, Italy. He began painting at a young age.

Education

Studied Architecture and Design under Carlo Scarpa in Venice.

1966
First solo exhibition entitled ‘Monotipi’ held in Bassano di Grappa.

1969
Founded the MR Pubblicity Agency in Bassano del Grappa

1972
Meneghetti founded the MRP Pubblicity Agency in Padua, that later became the Pubblicità delle Tre Venezie school.

1980’s
Began experimenting with performance art and produced numerous films shown at the XL Film Biennale in Venice.

1993
He managed the theatre festival entitled ‘Patavanitas’ in Padua and won the Fenice d’Oro award for the best theatre production of the year.

1997
Began making his ‘Radiographs’.

He currently lives and works in Ezzelino da Romano.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2014
Alberi di Natale – Christ Baume, Meran Collection, Comune di Merano, Trento, Italy, curated by Laura Villani

2013
Il Miracolo del Pane e del Vino, Città di Assisi, Italy, curated by Laura Villiani
Da Simbolo a Segno, Città di Assisi, Italy, curated by Francesco Buranelli
Le Bandiere dei Due Mondi, Isola di San Giorgio, Venice, Italy, curated by Laura Villani
Crossing Art, Daily Golghota, Museo di Palazzo Pretorio, Peccioli, Pisa, Italy, curated by Francesco Buranelli
Optional, Castellano Arte Contemporanea, Castelfranco Veneto, Veneto, Italy, curated by Ennio Pouchard
I Have To Come To You Again, Catholic Renewal Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA and St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri, USA, curated by Francesco Buranelli
Up to the Sky – Bell Towers from the World, SAIE3 Fair, Bologna, Italy, curated by Laura Villani
Firme & Colori – Signatures & Colours, SAIE3 Fair, Bologna, Italy, curated by Laura Villani
About Caravaggio, Tuscolan Museum, Frascati, Rome, Italy, curated by Anna Imponente
Alta Roma Alta Moda – World of Fashion, The St. Regis, Rome, Italy, curated by Nino Graziano

2012
Arte Contro Violenza e Dolore, Castello Estense, Ferrara, Italy, Curated by Francesca Mariotti
Guardare Dentro per Vedere Oltre, Basilica of Saint Mary in Monte Santo, Roma, Italy, curated by Francesco Buranelli
La Pasqua di Meneghetti, 5 spring exhibitions in Venice, Forlí, Caltanissetta, and Rome, Italy
Grandi Maestri, Benucci Art Gallery, Rome, curated by Francesco Buranelli
Marylin Monroe. 1962/2012 L’Arte e il Mito, Palazzo Albertini, Forlí, Italy
Per un Esegesi Visiva del Messaggio Biblico, Church of the Immaculate Conception of Saint Cataldo, curated by Diego Gulizia

2011
Venice Biennale, 54th edition, Venice, Italy.
Il Vento Contro Optional, Lajatico, Teatro del Silenzio, Pisa, Italy, with honorary President Andrea Bocelli
I Bassano Ai Raggi X – Segreti nei Capolavori del Museo, Museo Civico di Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy

2010
Architecture Biennale, 12th edition, Venice, Italy
M. I. C. (Museo Internazionale della Ceramica), Faenza, Ravenna, curated by Jadranka Bentini
The Road to Contemporary Art, Museo Maxxi, Rome, Italy, curated by Robert Bogatec
Vedere Oltre X-Rays, Factory Art Gallery, Berlin, curated by Robert Bogatec
ArtBasel, Basel, Switzerland, curated by Robert Bogatec

2009
Arte Padova, 20th edition, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Padua, Italy
Contemporaneamente Forlí Fair, 13th edition, Forlí, Italy
Agrigento Arte, 5th edition, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea, Sicily, Italy

2008
Agrigento Arte, 4th edition, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea, Sicily, Italy
Arte Padova, 19th edition, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Padua, Italy
Contemporaneamente Forlí Fair, 12th edition, Forlí, Italy

2007
Agrigento Arte, 3rd edition, Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea, Sicily, Italy
Contemporaneamente Forlí Fair, 11th edition, Forlí, Italy

2006
Meneghetti a Roma, four exhibitions around Rome, Italy, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva

2004
La Ricerca dell’Identità. Da Tiziano a De Chirico, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Polo di Sant’Agostino, Ascoli Piceno, Italy, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi

2003
Venice Biennale, 50th edition, Venice, Italy, curated by Guglielmo di Mauro

2002
Trasparenze, Corpi ed Altro (Radiografie), Mesta Bratislavia Gallery, Slovakia, curated by Ivan Jancâr
Dove Abita l’Eterno, Povazska Umenia Zilina Gallery, Slovakia, curated by Mira Putisova and Milan Mazur

2001
Dove Abita l’Eterno, San Fedele, Milan, Italy, curated by A. Dall’Asta and Walter Guadagnini

2000
Sull’Orlo del Terzo Millennio, Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy, curated by Gillo Dorfler and Vittorio Sgarbi
Aldilà dell’Occhio, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy, curated by Gillo Dorfler and Walter Guadagnini

1998
Radiografie, Atelier Z Gran Armée, Paris, France, curated by C. Peyron

1997
Radiografie, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Treviso, Italy, curated by Marco Goldin
2nd Biennale in Malta, Malta, curated by F. Tempra

1983
Venice Film Festival, 40th edition, Venice, Italy, curated by Tatti Sanguineti

1982
Music Biennale, Venice, Italy, curated by Marlo Messinis

Museum Collections

Civic Museum, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
Contemporary Art Museum, Bolzano, Italy
Contemporary Art Museum, Conegliano, Italy
Municipal Museum, Mgarr, Malta
National Museum of Fine Arts, La Valletta, Malta
Cathedral Museum, Mdina, Malta
Fachwerk Museum Alte Universitat, Eppingen, Germany
Forum Artis Museum, Montese, Italy
Bargellini Museum, Pieve di Cento, Italy
Civic Museum of Contemporary Art, Ancona, Italy
San Fedele Cultural Centre, Milan, Italy
Car Museum Luigi Bonfanti, Romano d’Ezzelino, Italy
Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta
Marina Vittoriosa Museum, Valletta, Malta
Raccolta Lercaro, Bologna, Italy
Ephesus Museum, Ephesus, Turkey
Santo Spirito in Sassia, Rome, Italy
Castello di Caldora Museum, Vasto, Switzerland
Center of Visual Art, New Jersey, USA
Contemporary Art of Arezzo, Arezzo, Italy
Campano Capua Museum, Capua, Italy
Ferrari Gallery, Contemporary Art Museum, Maranello, Italy
Gallarate Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallarate, Italy
State Central Archive, Rome, Italy
Epicentro Museum, Barcellona, Italy
International Museum Caricatura and Humor, Tolentino, Italy
Opera Foundation, Palermo, Italy
Eremitani Civic Museum, Padova, Italy
MIC International Museum of Ceramic, Faenza, Italy
GMB Galeria Mesta Bratislavy, Bratislava, Slovakia

Selected Publications

2013
Daily Golghota by Francesco Buranelli
Renato Meneghetti: la finzione radiografica by Francesco Buranelli
Il potere della parola sull’opera di Renato Meneghetti by Ennio Pouchard

2012
Sottopelle a Venezia by Andrea Bastreghi
Renato Meneghetti: Guardare Dentro per Vedere Oltre by Francesco Buranelli
Un regista, 5 protagonisti e una possente ispirazione by Ilario Luperini

2011
tratto da “SCULTURI ITALIANI, edizione Mondadori” by Paolo Levi
Concettualismo e Prassi nell’Opera di Meneghetti by Ennio Pouchard
Irradiazioni by Beppe Sebaste

2010
Inside by Alberto Mattia Martini

2009
Il Viaggio Ulissiano by Giulia Gueci

2007
Cosmogoniche e Apocalittiche by Francesco Gallo
2006
Lo Scheletro dell’Arte. La Pubblicità della Vita by Achille Bonito Oliva
EGHENETAI ! “Buio, non “Ombra”. LUCE by Don Giuseppe Billi
Il Corpus della sua Opera by Laurence A. Rickels
Prodigioso Innovatore by Claudio Strinati
La Trans – Visione del Mondo by Paolo Fabbri
Per Necessità di Sentimento. Per Forza d’Emozione by Francesco Revel

2005
Lo Scorrere dell’Opera by Gabriele Perretta

2003
Passaggi: Sfatte Carni e Morbide Ossa by Alberto Abruzzese

2002
Essenza e Sensi by Richard Gregor
“Di Tempo e Spazio” by Ivan Jancär
Quasi Furoris by Fedor Kriska

2001
Vedere Dentro, Vedere Oltre by Luciano Caramel
Figure di Fantasia, Figure di Identità by Walter Guadagnini

2000
Il Corpo Oscuro del Colore by Manlio Brusatin
Radiografie di un Destino by Gillo Dorfles
Renato Meneghetti: Corpi Altri by Flaminio Gualdoni
Renato Meneghetti. Nel Cuore dell’Abisso by David Janus
Il Creatore Eccezionale by Caterina Lelij
Renato Meneghetti e La Comunicazione Globale by Pierre Restany
Aura Viadante, a critical analysis by Paolo Rizzi
Impronte di una Poesia del Profondo by Giorgio Seveso
A Caccia di Ombre by Italo Zannier
Aldilà dell’Occhio by Vittorio Sgarbi

1999
La Struttura Segreta by Laura Cherubini
Epigrafi per Luce Sola by Marco di Capua
Lo Studio di Meneghetti sul Cromatismo del Corpo by Aldo Gerbino
Quando la Radiografia diventa Arte by Aldo Gerbino
Post-Umani by Maria Luisa Lolli
Il Colore del Corpo by Elena Pontiggia
La Musa Sofferente by Duccio Trombadori
L’Anatomia della Morte by Raphael Vella

1998
Renato Meneghetti o della Genesi dell’Invisibile by Francesco Carbone
Alla Ricerca della Condizione Interiore dell’Uomo by Erich Steingräber

1997
La Dimensione del Corpo by Marco Goldin

1968
Una sentita, spontanea Istanza Sociale by Lucio Fontana