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Born in Palermo in 1970. After studying the Classics, Beninati entered the Faculty of Law at Palermo University. In 1990 he began studying film at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Roma, where he worked as an assistant director until 1994. He then moved to London, where he began painting full-time. Beninati currently lives and works in Campagnano Romano, a small village outside Rome. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS For full biography, download PDF 2009 Rearranging the Landscapes Around, Tomio Kayama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2008 La Natura Morta, Max Wigram Gallery, London 2007 Flavio and Palermo (in the summer), James Cohan Gallery, New York Dentro-Fuori (a Flavio Beninati), Città Sant'Angelo, Museo Laboratorio, with Giuseppe Stampone 2006 Manfredi Beninati, Galeria Braga Menendez, Buenos Aires 2005 Drawing cabinet, FPAC, Palermo Rescued pictures, Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome New Paintings, James Cohan Gallery, New York 2003 Manfredi Beninati, Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008 Liverpool Biennial: MADE UP, Liverpool, UK Sand: Memory, Meaning, and Metaphor, Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, NY 15th Quadriennale d'arte, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy Imaginary Realities: Constructed Worlds in Abstract and Figurative Painting, Max Wigram Gallery, London, U.K. Dream Therapy, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY Passed as Present: Works from the Lodeveans Collection, York Art Gallery, York, U.K. 2007 Summer Show, James Cohan Gallery, NY The End Begins, The Hospital, London, U.K. Arte Italiana 1968-2007, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy 2006 C'era una volta un re..., Arcos Museo, Benevento, Italy Figuring the landscape," Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, CT 2005 Padiglione Venezia at Giardini, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 2004 Expander, Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K. Summer show, Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome, Italy 2003 Dirty pictures, The Approach Gallery, London, U.K. Quadriennale di Roma-Anteprima, Palazzo Reale, Naples, Italy Le collezioni – Recenti acquisizioni, MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy PRIZES 2006 Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome 2005 Darc Prize for young Italian art Audience award – Italian pavilion, 51 Venice biennale SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Campbell-Johnston, Rachel, "Biennial at Liverpool," Times Online, September 22, 2008 Dorment, Rachel, "Liverpool Biennial: 'Made Up',", September 22, 2008 Liverpool Biennial. The Guide. September 19 2008. Liverpool Biennial. International 08 MADE UP catalogue. September 19, 2008. Fasolino, Elizabeth, "A Sand Menagerie at the Parrish," The East Hampton Star, June 25, 2008 Cirelli, Julie, "Manfredi Beninati," NYArts, July/August 2007 Hrbacek, Mary, "Manfredi Beninati: Flavio and Palermo", NYarts, May/June 2007 "Parallel Worlds", Domus, May 2007 Speroni, Franco. "Manfredi Beninati, Giuseppe Stampone" Extrart, April 2007 "Goings On About Town: Manfredi Beninati", The New Yorker, 13 March 2007 Smith, Roberta, "Manfredi Beninati at James Cohan Gallery," The New York Times, March 2007 Baker, R. C. "Best in show: Manfredi Beninati", The Village Voice, February 2007 Mangione, Norma, "Interview with Manfredi Beninati", UOVO #13, March 2007 C'era una volta un re..., Exibart, Novembre 2006 Bianchini, Susanna, Arcos: C'era una volta un re..., Teknemedia, October 2006 C'era una volta un re...,Manfredi Beninati, exhibition catalogue, October 2006 Cullinan, Nicholas, "Manfredi Beninati," tema celeste, no. 112, Nov./Dec. 2005 Turner, Jonathan, "Manfredi Beninati: Lorcan O'Neill," ARTnews, November 2005 Casadio, Mariuccia, "Grow a Mushroom," Vogue Italia, August 2005 Stocchi, Francesco, "Manfredi Beninati: Galleria Lorcan O'Neill,", Critics' Picks, Summer 2005 Buscaroli, Beatrice, "Il domenicale," March 4, 2004
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