Andrea Bonaceto (Pisa, 1989) is an Italian artist and entrepreneur. He embraced visual art as a further means to express himself together with poetry and music, ultimately aiming at binding these disciplines together into one comprehensive practice.
Bonaceto does not have a formal artistic background. He studied Economics at University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy), and Finance at Imperial College London (UK). Involved in the blockchain space since 2017 he is among the founding partners at Eterna Capital, an investment firm focused on this technology. Moreover, he is the co-founder of Aorist, a next generation cultural institution supporting a climate forward NFT marketplace, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Nestled at the intersection of art and technology, his artworks are created independently or in collaboration with others such as the humanoid and world-renowned Sophia The Robot, with whom Bonaceto released works in 2021. Recently, he was commissioned by Corriere della Sera to interpret through an NFT the first page of the newspaper from 1969 announcing that “Man is on the moon”.
His work has been featured in international venues and institutions such as Museo della Permanente in Milan during DART 2121, W1 Curates and Christie’s headquarters in London, Times Square and Dreamverse Gallery in New York, and Decentral Art Pavilion in Venice.
His artwork AB INFINITE 1, can update itself through the user interaction on social networks. The piece was auctioned at Christie’s prestigious “20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale” on October 13, 2022, as the only digital work in the lot.
Through the blockchain, artificial intelligence and programmable art, Bonaceto aims at conveying an interactive as well as introspective experience for the audience, highlighting throughout the journey the improvements that Web3 can bring to society.