“Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information,
books we have read, things imagined?” Italo Calvino

Andrea Aste in a  cafe with a drawing of the Mad Hatter

Multimedia Artist
Illustrator & Animator
Author

London, UK

Andrea Aste

Education

• Laurea Magistrale (Master Degree in Philosophy), Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” Vercelli, Italy, 2001
• High School (Classical Studies), Liceo Classico “Cavour” Turin, Italy, 1994

works

2007-Present, Freelance Illustrator, Aniamtor, Multimedia Artist and Author
2007-2009, Founder and Director of the visual arts, poetry and philosophy magazine Convivia - Ananke Publisher, Turin, Italy
2005-2007, Founding Member, copywriter and art director, AlfaZeta srl Advertising Agency, Turin, Italy
2003-2005, Copywriter, Fore Sas Advertising Agency, Turin, Italy
2002-2003, Copywriter, Proposte srl Advertising Agency, Turin, Italy

art consultant

2013-2016, Art Director Consultant and History of Art Consultant, Passione Italian Design Playing Cards Company, California, USA
2013-2016, Art Consultant and Communication Consultant, Matrimonio Simbolico, Turin, Italy
2007-2013, Art Consultant, for Doctor Design Advertising and Communication Agency, Turin, Milan, Rome, Italy

Permanent exhibitions

Torineide: De Mirabile et Inaudita Exhibition, selected ink works, Natural Science Museum, Turin, Italy
Motif design creation used in costuming of wax statue of Arturo Brachetti’s, Grevin Wax Museum, Paris, France
Motif design creation used in costuming of wax statue of Arturo Brachetti’s, Grevin Wax Museum, Montreal, Canada
Motif design creation used in costuming of wax statue of Arturo Brachetti’s, Grevin Wax Museum, Geneva, Switzerland

Selected solo exhibitions

The Book of Shadows, Atlantis Bookshop, London, UK, 2019
I Sogni di un Cilindro, MAU (Museum of Urban Art), Turin, Italy, 2014
Filmstrips Hung Out to Dry, Bergamo Film Meeting, Bergamo, Italy, 2013
Art à Porter, Ex Fabbrica Delle Bambole, Milan, Italy, 2012
Torineide. De Mirabile et Inaudita Exploratione, Solo exhibition, Natural Science Museum, Turin, Italy, 2011
Torino. Città Sognata, Solo exhibition, AV Art Gallerie & Fondazione Artevision, Turin, Italy,2011
Visioni di Una Città per Colori a Coda e Cembali Scrivani, Solo exhibition with backing and support of the City of Ciriè, D’Oria Palace, Ciriè, Italy, 2009
At the Theatre, Solo exhibition, Officine H Theatre, Ivrea, Italy, 2009
Canvas Sailed Ships for Other Voyages, Solo exhibition, D Gallery, Turin, Italy, 2008
That Which the Stars Don’t Say, Solo exhibition, Chiesa dell’Assunta, Cuneo, Italy, 2008

Selected group exhibitions

Venice Biennale. 54th International Art Exhibition, Padiglione Italia, Castiglia di Saluzzo, Saluzzo (CN), Italy, 2011
Ad Arte, Group exhibition, MAU (Museum of Urban Art), Turin, Italy, 2010
150 Years of a United Italy, Group exhibition, Sala delle Colonne, Castello Reale del Valentino, Turin, Italy. With backing and support of the Piedmont Region, Province of Turin, City of Turin, 2010
Arte Padova, International Art Fair, with AV Art Gallerie & Fondazione Artevision, Padova, Italy, 2010
Art Made in Italy, Group exhibition, Palais de Congrés, Forum de l’Investissement, Paris, France, 2010
Symbols, Signs and Colours from the World, Group exhibition, Galerie Brehova, Praha, Czech Republic. With backing and support of the Italian Culture Institute, 2010
Kunstart International Art Fair, with D Gallery, Bolzano, Italy, 2008

selected books -Author & Illustrator-

Oracolarium, Card Game, Andrea Aste & Neil Kelso, Berith & Brimston, UK, 2020
The Tarot of Light and Shadow, Tarot Game, Watkins, UK, 2020
The Book of Shadows, Hybrid Novel stories, Lo Scarabeo, Italy, 2016
Torineide: De Mirabile et Inaudita Exploratione, Hybrid Novel, Natural Science Museum Publisher, Italy, 2011
Selected Poems, published in Il Segreto delle Fragole, anthology of poetry, Il Lieto Colle, Italy, 2009
Non Dire Mai il Suo Nome, Illustrated Novel. Nominated for the Carver Prize, Ananke Edition, Italy, 2007
Selected Poems, published in Cuori Smascherati, anthology of poetry, Ananke, Italy, 2006

selected books -Illustrator-

Il Presepe di Torino, Children's Book, Silvano Antonelli & Andrea Aste, Voglino Editrice, Italy, 2020
Elefanti in Fuga, Children's Book, Paola Mastrocola & Andrea Aste, Voglino Editrice, Italy, 2018
The Book of Shadows, Hybrid Novel stories, Lo Scarabeo, Italy, 2016
Torineide: De Mirabile et Inaudita Exploratione, Hybrid Novel, Natural Science Museum Publisher, Italy, 2011
Non Dire Mai il Suo Nome, Illustrated Novel. Nominated for the Carver Prize, Ananke Edition, Italy, 2007
In Viaggio con le Parole: Trent’anni di AVO Torino, Various Writers, AVO, Associazione Italiana Volontari Ospedalieri, Italy 2011
Ciriè A.R. Various Writers, with the patronage of the city of Cirie and the Ministery of Culture City of Ciriè publishing, 2009

selected book covers

Donna è, Luciana navone Nosari, EtaBeta, 2015
Stelle di Carta, Luciana navone Nosari, Amazon, 2014
Grazie di Tutto Miss West, Dario Janese, Robin Edizioni, Italy 2012
L’altra Faccia della Luna, Sergio Sormani, Pendragon Italy, 2010
Turin Tales, Various Writers, Lineadaria, Italy, 2009
50 Cartoline, Nico Ivaldi, Giraldi Editore, Italy, 2009
Labirinto Manhattan, Katia Piccinni, Cartman Editition, Italy, 2008
Le Terre dell’Addolorata, Dario Janese, Schola Coeli Edition, Italy, 2008
L’Anno del Cigno, Dario Janese - Sandro Penna Publisher, Italy, 2006

selected editorials

'O Magazine from Issue N1 to N12, all the illustrations of the magazine: covers, editorials, animations, Italy, 2017-2018
The Chariot, The Magician Magazine: The Tarot Guild of Australia, Australia, Spring 2016
The Lovers, The Magician Magazine: The Tarot Guild of Australia, Australia, Winter 2015
Una Pillola, un Chimico & Kant, L’Aperitivo Illustrato Magazine: The Book of Visual Arts n.52, Italy 2011
Spatial Deformation: My Rooms, Ellisse, Culture and Art Magazine, Italy, 2009
New York, NP Magazine Design and Lifestyle, Italy, March 2008
Rooms, GAE MAG, Global Artist Exhibit, USA, N.1, 2007

theatre

Il Carnevale degli Animali, Animations (projection as digital backdrop) & Art, Regio Theatre of Turin, Italy, production, 20018 • Allegro un po’ Troppo, animations (projection as digital backdrop) and live painting performance, Arte Brachetti Production Company, Italian tour, 2016
Allegro un po’ Troppo, animations (projection as digital backdrop) and live painting performance, Arte Brachetti Production company, Auditorium RAI National Television, Turin, 2013
Bal(l)erà, Roda Group Dance Company, video projection of art works as digital backdrop, 2008
Alfonsina, Roda Group Dance Company, video projection of art works as digital backdrop, 2007

animations & films

Oracolarium, 30 short Augmented Reality animations and Animated Trailer, Berith & Brimstone, UK, 2020
'O Magazine, 12 Short Animations for the cover of the digital version of the magazine, 6 short Augmented Reality Animations, Italy, 2018-2019
Misery Has Everything, Music Video clip, Lyrics & Music: Nicholas Di Gregorio
. Direction, animation, editing and special effects , 3' 55''
, London. 2017
The Book of Shadows: The Lost Code of the Tarot, mockumentary. Solo project: script, direction, animation, editing and special effects, 1h 15m, English. 2015
If..., short animation. Solo project: script, direction, animation, editing and special effects, 1m 11s, 2014
Cibi Diversi, short live-action/animation. For Vittorio Valenta's Show. Script, direction, animation, editing and special effects, 5m 34s, 2014
The Black Cat, (in P.O.E.R.N. horror film by D. Cristofaro). Script, direction, original art work, 11m 16s, 2013
Meet my Madness, short animation. Script, direction and animation, 4m 6s, 2013
Allegro un po’ Troppo, short animation films for RAI Italian National Television, 2013
The Alchemist, animation. Solo project: script, direction, animation, editing and special effects, 20m, 2013
The Mad Hatter, short live-action/animation. Solo project: script, direction, animation, editing and special effects, 0m 50s, 2012

interior design

Griglio,  Concept and execution: murals and art objects, Turin, Italy, 2018
Bohem TapRoom. Concept and execution: murals and art objects, London, UK, 2017
Musical Dream Cafe. Design and execution: murals, design and art objects, Turin, Italy, 2013
Semigiò Restaurant. Design and execution: murals, design and art objects, paintings, communication and promotion, Milan, Italy, 2009
Cathedral of Alba. Study for painted tapestry, new altar and sacred objects, Alba, Italy, 2008

selected Symposia & Presentations

• The Tarot of Light and Shadows. Art & Philosophy behind the Game. Andrea Aste & John Matthews, The College of Psychic Studies, London, 2020
• Oracolarium
. Andrea Aste & neil Kelso, UK Tarot Conference, London, 2020
• Tarot. The Art of magic
, UK Tarot Conference, London, 2017
• Tarot as Storytelling machine
, for TABI (the British Association of the British Isles), Birmingham, Uk, 2017
• TheBook of Shadows: The Lost Code of the Tarot. TheCreation of the Parallel World.
New Renaissance Bookstore, Portland,Oregon, USA, 2016
TheBook of Shadows: The Lost Code of the Tarot. What is Reality? Northwest Tarot Symposium, Portland,Oregon, USA, 2016
TheBook of Shadows: The Lost Code of the Tarot. The Creation of theParallel World. Public Library, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2016
The Book of Shadows: The Lost Code of the Tarot. Philosophy, Art andScience in the Early Renaissance. LivingTarot International Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
The Alchemist: Parallel worlds and the concept of reality Bergamo Film Meeting, Bergamo, Italy, 2013
Bestiary:Art, Myth and Science in Middle Ages and Renaissance. NaturalScience Museum, Turin, Italy, 2011
Maps: Art, Myth and Science in Middle Ages and Renaissance. NaturalScience Museum, Turin, Italy, 2011
ColourPerception and Categorisation. Philosophy, Physics, Arts. DAMS, University of Turin, Italy, 2008