At each edition of the International Granfondo Felice Gimondi Bianchi, we aim to leave space for aspects that, despite not been related to the sports activity, are anyhow an integral part of our society and territory to which we are deeply attached. Art and sport cycle together for one day, different but complementary aspects of the same history, ours.
The collaboration between International Granfondo Gimondi Bianchi and Fondazione Creberg also continues in 2019, concerning exhibitions and cultural activities under the coordination of Angelo Piazzoli, General Secretary of Fondazione Credito Bergamasco.
After Marco Ceravolo, Valentina Persico, Giorgio Paris, Hemo, Steven Cavagna, Tiziano Finazzi, Zaccaria Cremaschi ,Marinella Bettineschi, Trento Longaretti ,Fabio Agliardi and Giovanni Bonaldi who will the Organising Committee choose for 2019?
2007 Marco Ceravolo
Born in Bergamo in 1962. He studied at the University of Sciences and afterwards he attended the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. His works have been exhibited in Italy and worldwide. Winner of international awards in 1992, 1995 and 1998.
2008 Valentina Persico
Nata ad Alzano Lombardo nel 1977. Maturità artistica, frequenta School of Fine Arts di Atene. Diploma di Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano. Frequenta corsi per l’incisione artistica presso Kaus, Urbino, 2004. Vincitrice di premi nazionali negli anni 2000, 2001, 2003 e 2004. Eventi internazionali a Lugano nel 2005 e Cracovia nel 2007.
2009 Giorgio Paris
Born in Bergamo in 1957. At just fourteen years of age, he registered at Accademia delle Belle Arti G. Carrara. He stayed a period in Florence where he attended Accademia di San Marco. He collaborated with the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, designing the first logo for “Saranno Famosi”. After various experiences in Mexico and Canada, he returned to Italy where he has exhibited his works in various collective exhibitions together with Longaretti, Baggi, Peroni and other artists.
Born in Bergamo in 1980, where he lives and works. He began his artistic experience at the age of 16, by getting better acquainted with the artists who were fond of painting the walls of the city of Bergamo, trying to grasp their rules and secrets. In time, he was able to stand out from other writers, creating a unique style that revolves around his signature (in jargon, tag). In order to offer his collaboration in upgrading public works, he took part in important international meetings held in Italy and abroad, in Munich (2007) and Istanbul (2008), for example.
2011 Steven Cavagna
Born in 1974, he worked as graphic designer for a few years. At the age of 25, he opened a true and proper atelier in Gazzaniga (Bergamo), in order to make a name for himself and further promote his art. A truly unique art. Starting from simple objects, he dismantles and transforms them with the aid of colour and other recycled materials (plastic, jute, twine, cord, marble dust, etc.). A first impression of chaos turns into a new formal and spatial balance when carefully observed. Thus the work acquires a different sense, it is a unique medium to represent individuals and the world surrounding them. Steven Cavagna has the ability to favour dialogue and communication through the art of the entrepreneurial sphere, as witnessed by his decors in stores, hotels and the recent exhibition held at FaSE (Fabbrica Seriana Energia) in Alzano Lombardo (Bergamo).
2012 Tiziano Finazzi
Born on 18th December 1952 in Chiuduno (Bergamo), the town where he is currently living and working, he obtained a high school diploma in arts. In 1977, he graduated in painting at Accademia di Brera, presenting a thesis on the work of Mario Schifano. Over the years, he held approximately thirty personal exhibitions in Italy and Switzerland and has taken part in about forty collective exhibitions.
2014 Zaccaria Cremaschi
Born in 1949, Cremaschi studied in Bergamo and also Salzburg, at Accademia Carrara and the Austrian Academy, under the guidance of renowned artists such as Longaretti and De Luigi. From a young age, he stood out for having set up numerous exhibitions locally (Chiavenna, Bergamo, Venice, Milan) and across the border, in Monaco (2002), in Solothurn, Switzerland (2007) and Germany, at Galerie Venezia in Pirmasens (2008).
2015 Marinella Bettineschi
Born in 1948 and raised in a conceptual sphere, Mariella Bettineschi tested the potential relations with reality through different methods and materials, implementing a multi-disciplinary approach: painting, sculpture, architecture, installation, photography, digital images. Her extensive artistic experience began in the academic world, first at Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, then Brera. She took part in the 43rd Venice Biennale where she met Achille Bonito Oliva who has organised two monographs of her work. Acquaintance with international artists led her to Berlin and afterwards, to many cities in the United States. The list of her exhibitions is extremely long, the latest were held in the second half of 2014 in London and Lugano.
2016 Trento Longaretti
Born in Treviglio in 1916, Trento Longaretti studied at the Accademia di Brera, she is a student of Aldo Carpi and in 1936 began his career with numerous solo exhibition in Milan, Genoa and Bergamo. It is at the front in Slovenia, Sicily and Albania: the war experience with the firm rejection of violence that results, are themes that will mark from then on his artistic career. He participates in the Venice Biennale in four successive editions. Realized remarkable works of religious art, now held in famous private collections and museums.
2017 Fabio Agliardi
Born in Pontirolo Nuovo, in the province of Bergamo, on November 12, 1952, he was formed at the “Andrea Fantoni School of Art” in Bergamo. He lived in Azzano San Paolo between 1975 and 1995, and he has met and attended artists such as Negroni, Oliva, Merisio, Capitanio and above all Cecco Previtali, which is fundamental to his artistic growth. Since 2006 he lives in his “home and studio” Brusaporto (Bergamo). Agliardi has participated in various painting competitions, obtaining awards and flattering awards. Numerous are also personal and collective exhibitions, also organized beyond the provincial and regional territory; some of his works have become part of the collection owned by the Fondazione Credito Bergamasco, kept at the Museum of Art and Sacred Culture of Romano di Lombardia (Bergamo) and with various public bodies.
2018 Giovanni Bonaldi
Born in Serina on April 17, 1965, he trained at the Liceo Artistico Statale of Bergamo and at the NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts) in Milan, where Gianni Colombo introduced him into the world of avant-gardes. At the end of his studies, Bonaldi was appointed assistant to Gianni Colombo at the Academy in the course of “Structuring the Space”, later a professor of painting disciplines at the Liceo Artistico Statale of Treviglio and then of Bergamo. The friendship with the poet Alda Merini gave the LA to the project “Curva di fuga”, an artist’s book published in 1997, including unpublished writings by the poet and Bonaldi’s most significant engravings. In recent years Bonaldi has approached Jewish culture, which he assimilated, and deepened his studies on the artist his fellow countryman Jacopo Negretti called Palma il Vecchio.