Antonio Giannini was born in 1980. In 1999 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bari. In 2001 he joins the first collective exhibition in Bari organized by the Academy. On that occasion the Municipality of Bari bought four of his works that became part of the private collection of the Municipality. In 2002 he was selected by the Academy of Bari to participate in the Biennial of the Academy in Alatri. In 2003 the magazine “Arte Mondadori” carried out a research in the Italian Academies, looking for promising young artists. On that occasion he was selected among the best one hundred twenty five Italian artists. In 2004 he finished the Academy with honors and moved to Milan where he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera to get a certification for teachers. In 2008 he participated in the restoration of the Petruzzelli Theatre of Bari. Currently he has been teaching in lower secondary school and his works are in public and private collections.
2014 - Winner at the Biennale Rocco Dicillo (sect. Installation).
2018 - Semi-Finalist Mondadori Art Prize.
2018 -Finalist at the National Art Prize City of Reggio Calabria
2018 -Finalist at the National Art Prize of City of Novara
2017– Finalist for the Arte Novara Prize
2015 - Semi-Finalist Mondadori Art Prize.
2014 - Finalist Mondadori Art Prize.
2014 - Finalist at Satura Prize.
2017 - Selected in the Prize Don Sante Montanaro.
2014 - Mentioned in the Ora Prize
2004 - Reported to Celeste Prize.
July/October 2020 – “Premio Marchionni” – Museo MAGMMA, Villacidro, Promenade du Port a Porto Cervp, Museo Cà la Girondaa Bologna, Collegio Raffaello di Urbino
December/January 2020 – “At full blast – a tutto spiano”, Pinacoteca “Miani Perotti”, Cassano delle Murge, by Massimo Nardi.
May/December 2019 – “Andy Warhol l’alchimista degli anni sessanta”, Palazzo Tanzarella, Ostuni, by Maurizio Vanni and Michela Laporta.
"Andy Warhol the alchemist of the sixties", Palazzo Tanzarella, Ostuni, edited by Maurizio Vanni and Michela Laporta.
"At full blast", Pinacoteca "Miani-Perotti", Cassano delle Murge (BA), curated by Massimo Nardi.
"Premio Adrenalina Project 5.0", Palazzo Velli, Rome, curated by Associazione Culturale Adrenalina "19 artisti per il 2019", Studio d'Arte "Il Comignolo", Matera, curated by Nicola Lisanti.
With this work I put on sale a large part of the most important works of the twentieth century (from Manzoni to Man Ray, Duchamp, J.Johns, R.Hausmann, Munari etc). Neatly arranging all these priceless works, along with old everyday objects, thus creating an enormous totemic structure.</value>
"The message of instability that Giannini often is in his works suggesting the precariousness and the difficult time that our society is going through and the habit to use a glass case in which it replaces, to the patron saint, books, toys, household appliances , old cars, vintage motorcycles ... a number of personal effects that the artist keeps under the bell ".
An artist still young, that will certainly give us more highlights pieces of her past, let we discover that the beautiful Italian, not 'just made up of the great, immense historic buildings, but in every home, in every living lie of small museums, which then by expert and assembling hand Antonio Giannini become true masterpieces.